Grow your own delicious and delicate karonda fruit which is an evergreen and hard plant.
Carissa carandas is a species of flowering shrub or small tree. It produces berry-sized fruits that are commonly used as a condiment in Indian pickles and spices. It is a hardy, drought-tolerant plant that thrives well in a wide range of soils.
Very attractive when in fruit, the plant is often grown in the garden both as an ornamental and for its fruit in tropical and subtropical areas.
||24 inch (61 cm)
||6 inch (15 cm)
*above specification are indicative only. actual dimensions may vary by +-10%
||Karanda, Karonda, Kavali hoovu, Peddakalavi, Karvand
|Maximum Reachable Height
||3 - 5 metres
||March - April
||Easy to grow.
Planting and care
Grows best in full sunlight will also grow in semi shade but will not fruit as much.Any type of soil is fine though in its natural habitat it prefers slightly acidic soils.Soil has to be very well drained. Can grow in rocky soils.Grows very well in containers too. Choose a large one.
Carissa carandas care
Keep the plant in Natural indirect bright Light.Poke your finger/plain small stick into the soil to check the moisture.Apply 3 cup (Approx. 150 ml ) water when top soil (1-2 inches) in pot feels dry to touch.Do not re-pot for min. 2 weeks after receiving it.Key requirements to keep plant healthy:
||More than 6 hours of direct bright sunlight a day.
Before water poke your finger/plain small stick into the soil to check the moisture.
Water when top soil (1-2 inches) feels dry to touch.
Water thoroughly in the summer and reduce watering in winter and rainy season.
||The soil should be well drained and fertile, rich in organic content for growing plant.
||23-30 degree C
||During the main growing season (June-July) feed the plant with organic fertilizer.
||Mid-May to Mid-July
Carissa carandas special feature
It is a hardy, drought-tolerant plant that thrives well in a wide range of soils.
Carissa carandas uses
- Used for fencing and hedge purpose
- Its fruit is used in the ancient Indian herbal system of medicine, Ayurvedic, to treat acidity, indigestion, fresh and infected wounds
- Note- Please consults your health advisor before application or consuming of plants or plant parts