Other Fruit Trees

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Anona Squamosa – Custard Apple

custard-apple-outofstock Annona squamosa is a small, semi-(or late) deciduous, much branched shrub or small tree 3-8m tall with a broad, open crown or irregularly spreading branches. The fruit has delicious whitish pulp, and is popular in tropical markets. In English, it is most widely known as a sugar apple or sweetsop as well as a custard apple. The round or heart-shaped greenish yellow, ripened aggregate fruit is pendulous on a thickened stalk with many round protuberances and covered with a powdery bloom. Fruits are formed of loosely cohering or almost free carpels. The pulp is white tinged yellow, edible and sweetly aromatic. Each carpel contains an oblong, shiny and smooth, dark brown to black, long seed. Heat-extracted oil from the seeds has been employed against agricultural pests.

Guava Fan Retief 

guava-out-of-stock The guava is a shrub or small tree which grows 2-8 m tall. When cultivated it is usually pruned back to about 2-3 m. Trees that are not pruned, usually flower during October. When they are pruned, the period of full bloom is 10-12 weeks after pruning. Bees are the main pollinators, but self-pollination also occurs. In South Africa, a number of selections were made with only Fan Retief being grown successfully on a commercial scale. Used for juicing and fresh market. The fruit is pink inside. Guavas grow best in hot areas which do not get frost.

Kweper Portugal Quince

kwepper-portugal Produces large oblong to pear shaped fruit which turns deep yellow when ripe. The skin is smooth and the fruit has small pips. Ripe fruit has a strong fragrance and is seldom eaten raw. Cooked or baked fruit has a delicate, soft texture and sweet taste.
Ripens: March to April.
This variety is excellent for jellies, compotes and for baking.
Hardy.
Self fertile.
Full sun.

Malus Sylvestris – Crabapple 

crab apple Malus Sylvestris is a small, rounded tree with ovate leaves and clusters of pink-tinged white flowers to 5cm across in late spring, followed by yellow-green, sometimes red-flushed fruits 2-3cm across. The flowers are hermaphrodite (have both male and female organs) and are pollinated by insects such as bees, butterflies and/or birds. Flowers are fragrant.
Full sun to partial shade.
Hardy and not frost tender.
Used for jellies, preserves and juices

Marula – Sclerocarya Birrea 

marula-fruit-outofstock The edible fruits and the multiple uses associated with almost all parts of the marula, make it one of southern Africa’s most valued trees. The marula is a medium-sized to large deciduous tree with an erect trunk and rounded crown. Male and female flowers are borne on separate trees, the flowers of male plants producing pollen and the female flowers producing the fruit for which the tree is so well known. The fruit is edible, eaten either fresh or made into a delicious jelly. A marula liqueur is available commercially. The white nut is highly nutritious and is eaten as it is or mixed with vegetables. Fruit-farming communities prefer planting a couple of these trees to attract pollinators to their farm in early spring.

Mespilus Germanica Mispel (White) 

mespilus germanica Mespilus germanica, known as the medlar or common medlar, is a large shrub or small tree. Mespilus germanica requires warm summers and mild winters and prefers sunny, dry locations and slightly acidic soil. Under ideal circumstances, the deciduous plant grows up to 8m tall. Generally, it is shorter and more shrub-like than tree-like. The leaves are dark green and elliptic and are densely hairy and turn red in autumn before falling. The flowers have five broadly ovate white petals which are pollinated by bees.
Self-fertile.
The reddish-brown fruit is a pome, 2–3cm diameter, with wide-spreading persistent sepals around a central pit, giving a ‘hollow’ appearance to the fruit.
It is eaten raw and in a range of dishes.

Passiflora Edulis – Granadilla 

Granadilla Vigorous climbing perennial vine with deeply 3-lobed glossy evergreen leaves that produces round, green fruit that turns purple and wrinkled when fully ripe. The yellowish pulp is juicy and fragrant with a sweet, tangy taste. The fruit contains many small, round black edible seeds.
Bears single fragrant flowers on each node.
They will need a sturdy, strong structure that they can climb onto.
Ripens: From late summer.
Full sun.

Physalis Cape Gooseberry 

cape-gooseberry Produces masses of round, orange berries covered by an inflated, papery husk. The berries contain a lot of tiny seeds. It is sweet with a mildy tart flavour.
Perennial plant up to 90cm.
Ripens: From mid summer until autumn.
Very popular in jams, jellies and compotes.
Hardy.
Full sun.

Strawberry Chandler 

strawberry-outofstock ‘Chandler’ strawberry plants are very popular with commercial growers because of their high yield, brilliant fruit color, and excellent flavor. Fruit is medium to large, long to flattish wedge, moderately firm, juicy berries with good flavor, freezes well. ‘Chandler’ plants are a vigorous, early, mid season variety and must be well supplied with water and nutrients. Recommended for southern planting. Originated in California. Fruit flavor and color are exceptional on this southern variety. Evergreen groundcover with white flowers followed by red berries in spring and summer.
Sunny for best ripening, although will grow in partial shade.
Gather ripe fruits in the morning, when they are cool, and refrigerate immediately. Wash in cool water just before eating.

Cranberry Beckwith 

cranberry Cranberries are low, creeping shrubs or vines up to 2 meters long and 5-20cm in height. They have slender, wiry stems that are not thickly woody and have small evergreen leaves. The flowers are dark pink, with very distinct reflexed petals, leaving the style and stamens fully exposed and pointing forward. They are pollinated by bees. The fruit is a berry that is larger than the leaves of the plant; it is initially light green, turning red when ripe. It is edible, with an acidic taste that can overwhelm its sweetness. Most cranberries are processed into products such as juice, sauce, jam, and sweetened dried cranberries, with the remainder sold fresh to consumers. Begin harvesting three years after planting. Harvest when fruits are red and ripe, but before they have been damaged by hard freezes.

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