How to grow Dovyalis hebecarpa

Dovyalis hebecarpa growing plant of the genus Dovyalis also known as Ceylon gooseberry or Ketembilla, Dovyalis hebecarpa perennial evergreen thorny plant grow as shrub – small tree, grow in mediterranean, subtropical, tropic climate and growing in hardiness zone 10+

Flower color green, the size 0.5-2 mm, mostly there is every leaves at least one fruit

Dovyalis hebecarpa fruits

Fruit color, orange, dark purple, red, the inner part of the fruit color is lighter, the fruit sour can be really sour to slightly the size 1-4 cm

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How to grow Dovyalis hebecarpa growing and care:

Prefer moist soil

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

Is it necessary to graft or use vegetative reproduction?
Yes, to getting better fruits

Difficulties or problems when growing:

Planting season:
Winter. Spring, summer

Pests and diseases:
Very rarely aphids but not cause any problem to the tree and move away

Pruning season:
Autumn / Winter

How to prune:
Open the inner branch because of the thorn

Size of the plant?
3-6 m, 10-20 feet

Growth speed in optimal condition:
Medium growing

Water requirement:
Average amount of water

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

Is it possible to grow indoor as houseplant?

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

Blooming information

Bloom season:

General information about the flower
Green flower in the size 0.5-2 mm

Pollination is done by:
Flies, Bees

Edible Fruits

Fruit harvest season:
Summer, autumn

Fruits pests or diseases:
Birds, sometime fruit fly

What can be done with big quantities of Dovyalis hebecarpa fruits?
Eat raw, jams, juice

Work requirements on the fruit:
Nothing special

How long does it take to bear fruit?
2-3 years

Scientific name:

Dovyalis hebecarpa

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