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Flacourtia indica, Governors plum, Madagascar Plum, Batoko palm

Flacourtia indica

Governors plum, Madagascar Plum, Batoko palm
Family: Salicaceae   (Formerly:Flacourtiaceae)
Origin: Tropical Africa, Madagascar and Asia
Large shrub 5-10 ftSmall tree 10-20 ftFull sunRegular waterEdibleThorny or spinySubtropical, cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short time

Governors plum, Madagascar Plum, Batoko palm - is a tropical or subtropical small shrubby tree. It is cultivated in tropical regions as a hedge plant and for its deep red acid fruits resembling small plums. The fruits are about one inch wide and can be eaten fresh or made into preserves. They are sweet and sour, with a texture and flavor similar to a plum. Fruits mature after one to two months from flowering.

The tree is easy to grow, self-fertile and doesn't require much care, not fussy about soil and very forgiving if you forget to water it.

Seeds germinate readily, but it takes a while until the seedling is ready to be transplanted into a big pot or in the ground, a few months.


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Flacourtia indica - Governors plum

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