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Diospyros blancoi, Mabolo, Temburini - Plant

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Velvet apple is a rather slow-growing, evergreen tree. It varies in habit from a small, straggly tree with drooping branches.
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Description for Diospyros blancoi, Mabolo, Temburini

Mabolo is a medium-sized tree growing to a height of 20 meters.Leaves are leathery. The blade is glossy green, smooth above and softly hairy below. A rather slow growing tree.

Its edible fruit has a skin covered in a fine, velvety fur which is usually reddish-brown. The pulp is edible. The fruit hairs have to be rubbed off before eating as it can cause peri-oral itching and irritation.

Common nameFlower coloursBloom timeHeightDifficulty
Velvet apple, velvet persimmon, mabola tree, butter FruitCream, Off-White to WhiteLate Spring and SummerUp to 20 mEasy to grow

Planting and care

It is a dioecious tropical perennial tree that grows well in a diversity of soil. It needs a good distribution of rainfall through the year.

SunlightSoilWaterTemperatureFertilizer
Full sunMoist loamy soilLess. Water well during dry periods.22 to 30 degrees CFeed twice yearly with any organic fertilizer.

Caring for Diospyros blancoi

    Water regularly, do not over water.

Harvesting

NA

Typical uses of Diospyros blancoi

Special features: Evergreen tree

Culinary use:

  • Fruit is edible, the tannin content declining as it ripens
  • A good source of vitamins A, C, and minerals.
  • Ornamental use: It is suitable for growing in parks, gardens and along roads for its attractive conical, dense crown and reddish brown velvety fruits.

    Medicinal use: A decoction of the young leaves is used as a treatment for hypertension, heart ailments and diabetes. The leaves are heated and squeezed with the leaves of Plectranthus amboinicus to make a preparation that is used to treat chest colds.

    Note: Please consult your health expert.

    References

    • http://tropical.theferns.info/viewtropical.php?id=Diospyros+blancoi
    • http://www.theplantlist.org/tpl/record/kew-2769441
    • http://www.fruitipedia.com/mabolo.htm
    • https://florafaunaweb.nparks.gov.sg/Special-Pages/plant-detail.aspx?id=2849
    • https://myfolia.com/plants/29980-mabolo-diospyros-blancoi

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    What garden lovers say ... ?

    2 / 5 Sherly Uthup 30 August 2017
    I want 2 purchase more of this so please provide this product on last offered dicounted price.
    5 / 5 Gaurav Narwania 22 August 2017
    Very good plant, very impressive packing, 2-3 leaves were dried. But will give 5 star
    4 / 5 Shahnaz Ahmed 18 August 2017
    Plant is in very good condition.....Vase is good ..... Packaging is ok..... Jelly balls were broken....
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