Falsa grow and care – plant of the genus Grewia also known as Phalsa tree, Sherbet berry or Grewia asiatica , 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 berry fruits
Fruit color purple to black with hairy peel and big seed, looks like berry and taste of the fruit is sweet sour or sour and remind with imagination to blueberry
Falsa for sale – Seeds or Plants to Buy
How to grow Falsa growing and care:
Slightly acid soil, rich soil, mulch when the plant young
What is the best way to start growing?
Plant / Seed / Vegetative reproduction – cutting, when start from branch need to choose brown or green and there hormones that fit for each one of them, also need to keep high humidity, moist soil and if put it in close box need to ventilate at least twice a day, watering by spray.
Is it necessary to graft or use vegetative reproduction?
No, hard to find grafted fruits, but if the fruits small and seeds big, better to graft, cultivar with big fruit and small seeds, possible to start also from air layer
Difficulties or problems when growing:
Sensitive to winds when it’s young, take over the garden (grow easily from seeds)
Spring, summer, autumn, in hardiness zone 12 can be also in winter
Pests and diseases:
Caterpillar, ants, termite
How to prune:
Prune that will be accessible to pick the fruits, need to design the plant when young if as tree to cut all the branches an leave main truck, and as shrub if grow only one cut it in the top after 1m (3 feet)
Size of the plant?
3-7 m, 10-21 feet
Growth speed in optimal condition:
Fast growing / Medium growing
Small amount of water to big amount of water
Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Is it possible to grow indoor as houseplant?
Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:
General information about the flower:
Flower color yellow orange or red-orange, flowers grow in clusters
Pollination is done by:
Fruit harvest season:
Fruits pests or diseases:
What can be done with big quantities of Falsa fruits?
Eat raw, juice, ice-pop, jams
Work requirements on the fruit:
Nothing special, if need too much birds need to use net against birds, check every morning that there aren’t birds that stuck
How long does it take to bear fruit?
Phalsa seeds – Grow from seeds
Rich soil, peat soil, good drainages, full sun
Saving seeds until sowing:
Dark, dry location in room temperature
Spring to summer
3*2m (10-6 ft.)
Depth of Sowing:
1-2cm 0.5-1 inches
Conditions for seeds germinate:
Moist soil, don’t overwater, spray the seeds with water
Watering requires for Seeds:
Average amount of water to big amount of water, don’t let the soil dry
2-6 weeks mostly 2-3 weeks
Condition of seedling:
Moist soil, humidity, rich soil, mulch, protect it from winds