How to grow Bignay

Bignay growing tree of the genus Antidesma also known as Wild cherry or Antidesma bunius, Bignay perennial evergreen plant also used as ornamental plant, can grow in tropic, mediterranean or subtropical climate and growing in hardiness zone 10+

Flower color green the flowers grow on stem in inflorescences, there is bad smell for the flowers, the flower dioicous male and female flower grows on separate trees, but some of the cultivars are self-pollinators

Bignay flowers

Fruit color is red to purple-black when it fully ripen, the size of the fruit 3-7 mm

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Requirements for Bignay growing and care:

Dioicous (male and female tree), frost free

What is the best way to start growing?
Plant / Seed / cutting

Is it necessary to graft or use vegetative reproduction?

Difficulties or problems when growing:
unpleasant smell

Planting season:
Spring, summer, autumn ( and in the tropic can be also in winter)

Pests and diseases:

Pruning season:

How to prune:
More for design

Size of the plant?
5-30 m, 15-100 feet

Growth speed in optimal condition:
Fast growing / Medium growing

Water requirement:
Average amount of water / Big amount of water

Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Full Sun / Half Shade

Is it possible to grow as houseplant?

Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:

Blooming information

Bloom season:
Spring / Summer

General information about the flower
Green flower with unpleasant smell, the flowers grow on stem in inflorescences, the flower dioicous male and female flower grows on separate trees, but some of the female cultivars are self-pollinators

Pollination is done by:
Flies, self-pollination

Edible Fruit

Fruit harvest season:
Summer / Autumn

Fruits pests or diseases:

What can be done with big quantities of Bignay fruits?
Juice, eaten raw

Work requirements on the fruit:
Nothing special

How long does it take to bear fruit?
2-5 years

Ripening of fruit:
Fruit can be eat also when it not fully ripen (red color)

Scientific name:

Antidesma bunius

Blooming Seasons

Edible Parts

Culinary Uses

Flower Colors


Harvest season

Ornamental parts

Plant growing speed

Plant life-form

Plant uses

Planting season

Plants sun exposure

Watering plants

Hardiness zone