How to grow Falsa tree

Falsa growing plant of the genus Grewia also known as Phalsa, Falsa shrub‎ or small tree perennial evergreen to deciduous plant also used as ornamental plant grow in subtropical, tropic or mediterranean climate and growing in hardiness zone 10+.

Leaves color is green the shape orbicular. Flower color yellow orange or red-orange.

Falsa fruits

Fruit color purple to black with hairy peel and big seed, the taste of the fruit is sweet sour or sour and remind with imagination to blueberry

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Requirements for Falsa growing and care:

Slightly acid soil

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

Is it necessary to graft or use vegetative reproduction?

Difficulties or problems when growing:
Sensitive to winds when it’s young, take over the garden (grow easily from seeds)

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

Pests and diseases:
Caterpillar, ants, termite

Pruning season:
All year

How to prune:
Prune that will be accessible to pick the fruits

Size of the plant?
3-7 m, 10-21 feet

Growth speed in optimal condition:
Fast growing / Medium growing

Water requirement:
Small amount of water

Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Full Sun

Is it possible to grow as houseplant?

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

Blooming information

Bloom season:

General information about the flower:
Flower color yellow orange or red-orange

Pollination is done by:

Edible Fruits

Fruit harvest season:

Fruits pests or diseases:

What can be done with big quantities of Falsa fruits?
Eat raw, juice

Work requirements on the fruit:
Nothing special

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

Scientific name:

Grewia asiatica

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