Biriba grow and care – 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.

Biriba fruits

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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How to grow 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

Planting season:
Spring, summer, autumn

Pests and diseases:

Pruning season:

How to prune:
Old and weak branch

Size of the plant?
4-10 m, 12-30 feet

Growth speed in optimal condition:
Medium growing

Water requirement:
Average amount of water

Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Full Sun

Is it possible to grow indoor as houseplant?

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

Blooming information

Bloom season:
Spring / Summer

General information about the flower
Small green-yellowish flower

Thinning the bloom:
First two years

Pollination is done by:
Bees, self-pollinate

Edible Fruit

Fruit harvest season:
Summer / Autumn

Fruits pests or diseases:
Birds, aphids

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?
3-4 years

Ripening of fruit
Recommend to collect the fruit little bit before ready

Scientific name:

Rollinia deliciosa

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