How to grow Karonda

Karonda growing shrub‎ of the genus Carissa also known as Carissa carandas, Karonda perennial evergreen plant also used as spiny ornamental plant, can grow in tropic mediterranean or subtropical climate and growing in hardiness zone 10+.

Flower color white with five petals grow in cluster 2-6+ flowers,

Karonda fruit

Fruit edible color glossy pink, red to purple the shape is oval, better to eat the fruits when fully ripen, inside the fruit color is red to purple with white material like milk,

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Requirements for Karonda growing and care:

More -3C

What is the best way to start growing Carissa carandas:
Plant / Seed / Vegetative Reproduction

Is it necessary to graft or use vegetative reproduction in Carissa carandas?

Difficulties or problems when growing:

Planting season:
Arid summer in spring in tropical all year

Pests and diseases in Carissa carandas:

Pruning season:
All year

How to prune a Carissa carandas:
More for design

Size of the plant:
3-5 m, 10-15 feet

Growth speed in Carissa carandas:
Medium growing

Carissa carandas Irrigation water management requirement:
Small amount of water / Average amount of water

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

It is possible to grow Carissa carandas indoor?

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

Blooming information

Bloom season:
Spring / Summer

General information about the Carissa carandas flower:
White flower with five petals grow in cluster

Pollination is done by:

Edible Fruits

Fruit harvest season:
Summer / Autumn

Pests or diseases in Carissa carandas fruit:

What can be done with big quantities of Karonda fruits?
Eat raw, pickles, jams

Work requirements on the Carissa carandas fruit:
Nothing special

How long does it take to bear fruit?
2 year

Scientific name:

Carissa carandas

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Culinary Uses

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Harvest season

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