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
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:
Spring, summer, autumn ( and in the tropic can be also in winter)
Pests and diseases:
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
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:
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:
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:
How long does it take to bear fruit?
Ripening of fruit:
Fruit can be eat also when it not fully ripen (red color)