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Dillenia indica, Dillenia speciosa, Elephant Apple, Chulta, Hondapara Tree, Ma-tad

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Dillenia indica, Dillenia speciosa

Elephant Apple, Chulta, Hondapara Tree, Ma-tad
Family: Dilleniaceae
Origin: Indonesia
Big tree > 20 ftFull sunSemi-shadeRegular waterWhite/off-white flowersFragrantEdibleUltra tropical, min. temperature 55F

This evergreen spreading tropical tree isup to 60 feet tall. It has beautiful white fragrant flowers, toothed leaves and globose 3-4" fruits with small brown seeds. The greenish-yellow fruit, which has a thick protective covering, is edible; unripe fruits are cooked to make pickle and chutney. The juicy pulp is aromatic but very acid. Can be used as a ornamental tree. Protect from frost or plant in frost free areas.


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Dillenia indica - seeds

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