Biriba growing is a tree of the genus Rollinia also known as Wild Sweetsop or Rollinia, Biriba evergreen perennial but in a cold weather become deciduous, it can grow in tropic mediterranean or subtropical climate and growing in hardiness zone 11+.
Leaves color light green in elliptic shape.
Flower small green-yellowish, separate times on the same tree female and male flower, the flowers are protogyny at first female and after becomes a male flower, female stage and the male stage afternoon, day after day.
Fruit weight between 2-3 kg, oval shape, the skin is yellow with little fleshy spines, and the inner fruit is white
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Requirements for Biriba growing and care:
Heavy soil, slightly acid soil, warm climate
What is the best way to start growing?
Is it necessary to graft in Biriba?
No, but possible to do
Difficulties or problems when growing:
Some tree can grow a lot of year without any fruits
Spring, summer, autumn
Pests and diseases:
How to prune:
Old and weak branch
Size of the plant?
4-10 m, 12-30 feet
Growth speed in optimal condition:
Average amount of water
Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Is it possible to grow as houseplant?
Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:
Spring / Summer
General information about the flower
Small green-yellowish flower
Thinning the bloom:
First two years
Pollination is done by:
Fruit harvest season:
Summer / Autumn
Fruits pests or diseases:
What can be done with big quantities of Biriba fruits?
Eaten raw, juice, cakes, jam
Work requirements on the fruit:
Increase Irrigation, possible to put net under the tree to collect the fruits
How long does it take to bear fruit?
Ripening of fruit
Recommend to collect the fruit little bit before ready