Stylogyne longifolia, Gondo

Stylogyne longifolia

Family: Primulaceae
Subfamily: Myrsinoideae
Origin: Mexico
Large shrub 5-10 ft tallSmall tree 10-20 ftSemi-shadeFull sunModerate waterRegular waterEdible plant

Stylogyne longifolia (Gondo) is a large shrub that can reach 5-10 feet tall, and can be grown as a small tree 10-20 feet tall.

. It thrives in full sun and semi-shade, and requires regular watering. It is hardy to USDA Zone 9-11.

The edible fruit of Stylogyne longifolia is a small, purplish colored berry that can be eaten raw or cooked. It can also be used to make jams and jellies. Each fruit contains several tiny, edible seeds. The fruit is known for its high antioxidant content, and is a good source of vitamin C and minerals such as iron, magnesium, and potassium.

One Stylogyne longifolia tree can produce an abundance of fruit in a single season.

Growers in colder regions can also successfully grow Stylogyne longifolia in pots. The tree should be kept indoors during cooler months. When planted in containers, the plants should be watered regularly and the soil kept moist. Container plants should also receive 6-8 hours of direct sunlight each day.

Stylogyne longifolia, Gondo
Stylogyne longifolia, Gondo. Developing fruit
Developing fruit
Stylogyne longifolia, Gondo

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