Kei Apple (Seedling) Fruit Plant

1,800.00

Propagation Method Seedling
Blooming Season April to May
Maturity Duration 2 to 3.5 years
Plant Age 6 Months
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Kei apples, botanically classified as Dovyalis caffra, are small, tangy fruits found on an evergreen tree or shrub belonging to the Flacourtiaceae family. The rare fruits are considered berries and are native to Southern Africa, where they have been primarily gathered from plants used for natural fencing.

Indigenous to Southern Africa, Dovyalis caffra is a small to medium sized straggly tree. Similar to a small apple, the ripe fruits are a treat to the taste buds. With no petals, the flowers of the fruit Kei apple are either introverted or clustered and are inconspicuous. Even though some female plants are parthenogenetic, with male and female flowers on separate plants, it has the male and female reproductive organs in separate individuals. Having an extensive distribution from the Kei River in the South, from which the common name originated; northwards down the eastern side of the continent to Tanzania.

The tree is usually found in dry woodland, where it grows upto 6m tall, also prevalent in moist open woodland regions, it reaches at its greatest size of about 8-9 metres. With pointed 3-6 cm elongated shoot spikes in the leaf axils, bunch of alternately arranged simple ovate leaves with 3-6cm long are produced by buds at the base of the spine.

Containing more than a few small seeds, the skin and flesh of the edible fruit has an unvarying color that ranges to yellow or orange globose berry which is of 2.5–4 cm in diameter. They are very acidic, but succulent and tasty. It has a production that’s often abundant, weighing down the twigs in the summer.

The plant almost tolerates every soil aswell as water conditions. Even saline water is found apt. saline water spray is applicable for this plant.

 

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Right time to re-plant after delivery

Immediate repotting or re-planting of delivered plants can induce stress on them.

We recommend maintaining the plants in the original bag upon receipt and consistently watering them for the initial two weeks. Additionally, place the plants in an area with 50% sunlight during this period. After the plants have acclimated to your climate and achieved stability, you may proceed to repot them into larger containers or directly into the field.

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