Natal Plum

Original price was: ₹1,520.00.Current price is: ₹1,150.00.

Genus : Carissa

The Natal Plum Fruit Plant is a delightful addition to any garden. With its glossy green leaves and fragrant white flowers, it offers visual appeal all year round. But the real treat comes when the plant bears its juicy and flavorful fruits. Natal Plums are known for their tangy taste and vibrant red color, making them a popular choice among fruit enthusiasts. Easy to grow and maintain, this fruit plant is a must-have for your garden.

Natal Plum, also known as Carissa macrocarpa, is an evergreen shrub that is native to South Africa. It belongs to the Apocynaceae family and is grown for its edible fruit as well as its ornamental value.

The Natal Plum shrub typically grows to a height of 2-3 meters and has glossy, dark green leaves that are leathery and thick. The plant produces small, fragrant white flowers that bloom throughout the year and are followed by round, red to purple fruit that is 2-4 centimeters in diameter. The fruit has a thick, tough skin that is usually removed before eating. The flesh inside is white or pink, juicy, and has a sweet, tangy flavor. The fruit contains several small, hard seeds that are usually removed before eating.

Natal Plum fruit is commonly eaten fresh or used in jams, jellies, and sauces. The fruit is also used in traditional medicine to treat various ailments, including constipation, indigestion, and coughs.

Natal Plum shrubs prefer a warm, sunny location and well-drained soil. They are relatively easy to grow and require little maintenance once established. The shrub can be propagated by seeds or cuttings and can tolerate a wide range of soil types and growing conditions. It is also a popular choice for ornamental landscaping due to its attractive foliage, fragrant flowers, and colorful fruit.

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