Deinbollia oblongifolia, Dune Soapberry

Deinbollia oblongifolia

Dune Soapberry
Family: Sapindaceae
Origin: South Africa
USDA Zone: 8-11?
USDA Plant Hardiness MapSmall tree 10-20 ftFull sunModerate waterEdible plantSeaside, salt tolerant plant

A rare African fruit tree, small to medium size. It is related to Litchi, Longan, and Rambutan. It is much hardier though, tolerates poor soils and is relatively drought tolerant when established.Fruit are not as juicy as Litchi or Longan as they have less pulp and large seed, however they have very pleasant, aromatic sweet flavor resembling pineapple. Seedlings start fruiting within 3 years from seed.

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