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Dovyalis hebecarpa, Dovyalis abyssinica, Tropical Apricot, Ketembilla, Ceylon Gooseberry

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 Dovyalis hebecarpa, Dovyalis abyssinica
Family: Flacourtiaceae
Tropical Apricot, Ketembilla, Ceylon Gooseberry
Origin: South Africa, cultivated in Sri Lanka and India
Can be used for bonsaiSmall tree 10-20 ftFull sunModerate waterEdibleThorny or spinySubtropical, cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short time

A small shrubby spiny tree to 15-20ft cultivated for its maroon-purple fruit with acid pulp tasking like gooseberries. Much less thorny than other members of the family. Grows very quickly under ideal conditions. Trees bear fruits in great quantities. Small juicy fruit to 1" around with brown to deep purple velvet skin and deep red acidic pulp, resembling small grape tomatoes in shape. The fruit is usually used in drinks, fresh, either as a flavoring for beverages, or in preserves. Fruits can be eaten out of hand but are usually not for the pulp is very acidic. Plants will tolerate dry and wet soils, although lots of moisture is necessary for proper fruit development. Fruiting occurs from spring to early summer. In some areas tree will bear multiple crops throughout the year. Propagation by seed. Dovyalis abyssinica has the color and flavor of astingent apricot, hence the common name. Cultivated hybrids available.


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 Dovyalis hebecarpa, Dovyalis abyssinica, Tropical Apricot, Ketembilla, Ceylon Gooseberry

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Dovyalis hebecarpa, Dovyalis abyssinica, Tropical Apricot, Ketembilla, Ceylon Gooseberry

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Dovyalis abyssinica
Dovyalis hebecarpa, Dovyalis abyssinica, Tropical Apricot, Ketembilla, Ceylon Gooseberry

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Dovyalis hebecarpa, Dovyalis abyssinica, Tropical Apricot, Ketembilla, Ceylon Gooseberry

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Dovyalis hebecarpa, Dovyalis abyssinica, Tropical Apricot, Ketembilla, Ceylon Gooseberry

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Dovyalis hebecarpa, Dovyalis abyssinica, Tropical Apricot, Ketembilla, Ceylon Gooseberry

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Dovyalis hebecarpa, Dovyalis abyssinica, Tropical Apricot, Ketembilla, Ceylon Gooseberry

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Dovyalis hebecarpa, Dovyalis abyssinica, Tropical Apricot, Ketembilla, Ceylon Gooseberry

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Dovyalis hebecarpa, Dovyalis abyssinica, Tropical Apricot, Ketembilla, Ceylon Gooseberry

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Dovyalis hebecarpa, Dovyalis abyssinica, Tropical Apricot, Ketembilla, Ceylon Gooseberry

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Dovyalis abyssinica
Dovyalis hebecarpa, Dovyalis abyssinica, Tropical Apricot, Ketembilla, Ceylon Gooseberry

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Dovyalis hebecarpa, Dovyalis abyssinica, Tropical Apricot, Ketembilla, Ceylon Gooseberry

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Dovyalis hebecarpa, Dovyalis abyssinica, Tropical Apricot, Ketembilla, Ceylon Gooseberry

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Dovyalis hebecarpa, Dovyalis abyssinica, Tropical Apricot, Ketembilla, Ceylon Gooseberry

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Dovyalis hebecarpa, Dovyalis abyssinica, Tropical Apricot, Ketembilla, Ceylon Gooseberry

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Dovyalis hebecarpa, Dovyalis abyssinica, Tropical Apricot, Ketembilla, Ceylon Gooseberry

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Dovyalis abyssinica
Dovyalis hebecarpa, Dovyalis abyssinica, Tropical Apricot, Ketembilla, Ceylon Gooseberry

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