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Stelechocarpus burahol, Burahol, Kepel Fruit

Stelechocarpus burahol

Burahol, Kepel Fruit
Family: Annonaceae
Origin: Southeast Asia
Big tree taller than 20 ftSmall tree 10-20 ftFull sunSemi-shadeRegular waterModerate waterYellow, orange flowersFragrantEdible

Stelechocarpus burahol is native to Southeast Asia and is also referred to as Burahol. It is a big tree and can grow up to taller than 20 feet, while a smaller variety is between 10-20 feet. It requires full sun or semi-shade and regular to moderate water. The flowers are yellow and orange and fragrant.

The fruit of the tree is edible and health benefits include Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Calcium, Iron and protein. The tree can produce up to 50-100 fruits annually. The USDA Hardiness Zone is 9-11. The tree grows best in a pot in cold regions.

The flesh is perfect for making desserts and sweets, while the peel can be used in jams, jellies, and chutneys. The pulp of the fruit is medicinal and can be used for controlling cholesterol levels, and for treating digestive problems.


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