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Carissa Macrocarpa

Botanical Name:

Carissa macrocarpa

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How to Grow
Sunlight
Partial Shade - Full Sun
~
3-6 hours of sun per day, with protection from intense mid-day sun
Characteristics

Plant Type

Edible, Shrub, Many-stemmed shrub 1–3·7 m. high.

Lifespan

Woody

Flower

5 petaled solitary fragrant star-shaped white flowers, Flowers pentamerous, in sessile or shortly pedunculate terminal 1–few-flowered cymes, white, jasmine-scented, heterostylous.

Fruit

Oval, resemble plums, hence the common name. Immature green maturing to red or purple fleshy thin skinned edible., Fruit 3–5 cm. long when fresh, ovoid, pointed, red and edible when ripe, many-seeded.

Taxonomy

Order

Gentianales

Family

Apocynaceae

Genus

Carissa

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