Eetbare tuin-edible garden Carissa grandiflora - Natalplum

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  • Article number: CARGRA01

Carissa grandiflora is also known under the name Natal plum a truly delicious fruit! The plant grows more than 5 meters high in its origin.
This evergreen slow-growing wet bulb is a very suitable tub plant and can easily be pruned.
The leaves are thick shiny and dark green in color.
The Natal plum is drought tolerant, for the care is moderate watering (not too much) and three times a year some fertilization is sufficient.

In the countries of origin, the Carissa grandiflora is also used in hedges because it is impenetrable due to its thorns.
If the Carissa grandiflora is in a warm place she will continue to treat you to white flowers that are very similar in size (2 cm) and the wonderful smell with the scent of Jasmine.

During flowering, the natal plum produces fruits that are green in color in the beginning. When ripe, the fruits have a diameter of about 4-5 cm and are red in color. Fertilization of fruits and the flowering of the lovely blossom go simultaneously throughout the summer.
The taste resembles a mix of cranberries and whole sweet plum and can be eaten. However, the fruit is also used in sauces, jelly and ice cream. The flesh looks like a red colored pulp.

We only sell plants of selected varieties of good quality and large fruits.
The Carissa grandiflora is also a very popular plant among bonsai lovers, partly because of its slow growth and of course for its flowering and special fruits.
The natal plum also tolerates heavy pruning without problems.
The Carissa grandiflora tolerates light frost, when it is severely damaged by the frost, it makes new shoots from the ground in the spring. Up to zone 9 the plant can be kept in the open ground. However, our advice is zone 10b, simply keep it as a container plant and overwinter frost-free.
Winter hardiness zone 10b (+ 2ºC).

  • Article number: CARGRA01
  • Minimum temperature: +2ºC
  • Location: Sunny, half shadow
  • Soil type: No special requirements
  • Water requirement: Light damp
  • Full ground:
  • Tub plant:
  • Flowering period: 6-9
  • Origin / habitat: South Africa, California
  • Growth rate: Reasonably slow
  • Maximum plant height: 150/200 cm (good pruning)
ritaPosted on October 30, 2022 12:16

goed verpakt, mooie plant

LennartPosted on June 11, 2021 09:41

Erg tevreden met deze plant. Veel groener en voller dan ik dacht van de fotos hier en filmpjes elders online. Mooie witte bloemen die lekker ruiken. Gezonde donkergroene glanzende blaadjes. Ook deze plant kwam aan zonder plaagdieren. Veel wortels. Slaat goed aan hier binnen (in de serre).

PeterPosted on September 4, 2017 13:32

Zeer mooie pland groeid goed geeft veel bloemen.

Maar helaas geen vruchten. Heb hem buiten in een pot staan

Cuppens greta
Cuppens gretaPosted on September 30, 2016 17:58

Een prachtige terrasplant. Heb er eentje in april mee gebracht van Madrid die er kweekt. Heel devzomer en nu nog bloemen en veel vruchten. Wacht nu dat ze kleuren om op te eten. Weet niet of is ze koel moet zetten in de winter of in de huiskamer! Iemand raad...In september terug geweest en voor dochter en zoon eentje mee gebracht

Hans van K.
Hans van K.Posted on December 24, 2014 13:50

Gewelige plant, heb deze zomer zeer veel vruchten geoogst. Smaken heerlijk en de geur van de bloesem is ook een aanrader

yvesPosted on July 16, 2014 07:17

Staat in de kas geeft continu bloemen en af en toe een vrucht.

zeer dankbare plant

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