Karonda (Carissa carandas) which is known as is a hardy, evergreen, spiny and indigenous shrub widely grown in India.
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About Carissa carandas

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.

Plant Specifications

Plant Height24 inch (61 cm)
Plant Spread 6 inch (15 cm)
*above specification are indicative only. actual dimensions may vary by +-10%
Common Name Karanda, Karonda, Kavali hoovu, Peddakalavi, Karvand
Maximum Reachable Height 3 - 5 metres
Flower Colour White
Bloom Time March - April
Difficulty Level 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

    The plant is grown from seed sown in August and September. Vegetative propagation also is practiced in the form of budding and inarching. Cuttings may also succeed. The first monsoon shower is planting time.
    Plants raised from seed start bearing two years after planting. Flowering starts in March and in Northern India the fruit ripens from July to September.

    Sunlight Full sun.
    Watering Moderately
    Soil Well drained and fertile soil.
    Temperature 23-30 degree C
    Fertilizer Apply any organic fertilizer.
    Harvest Season 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

    Ornamental Use:

    • Used in boundaries and as hedge

    Medicinal Use:

    • Its fruit is used in the ancient Indian herbal system of medicine, Ayurvedic, to treat acidity, indigestion, fresh and infected wounds, skin diseases, urinary disorders and diabetic ulcer, as well as biliousness, stomach pain, constipation, anemia, skin conditions
    • The roots serve as a stomachic, an anthelmintic medicine for itches and also as insect repellents
    • Note : Use per doctor prescriptions

    Culinary Use:

    • Berry-sized fruits are commonly used as a condiment in Indian pickles and spices
    • It can be eaten raw or stewed with sugar
    • Fruit is also used to make beverages, curries and tarts
    • It can also be made into jam, jellies and puddings

    Frequently Asked Questions

    What is another name for a Carissa carandas ?

    Carissa carandas is commonly known as Karanda, Karonda, Kavali hoovu, Peddakalavi, Karvand

    How tall do Carissa carandas grow?

    On average Carissa carandas grows 3 - 5 metres

    What color are Carissa carandas ?

    A Carissa carandas plant bears flowers of color White

    When Carissa carandas blooms?

    With enough light, Carissa carandas may produce White flowers in March - April

    How hard is Carissa carandas to grow?

    A Carissa carandas is Easy to grow.

    How much sunlight does a Carissa carandas need?

    A Carissa carandas prefers Full sun.

    How much water does a Carissa carandas need?

    A Carissa carandas prefers watering Moderately

    What kind of soil does a Carissa carandas need?

    A Carissa carandas prefers Well drained and fertile soil.

    What temperature does a Carissa carandas like?

    A Carissa carandas prefers 23-30 degree C

    How often should I fertilize my Carissa carandas ?

    To encourage Carissa carandas growth, Apply any organic fertilizer.



    Reviews

    Wednesday, 18 March 2020

    Do you provide the plant with soil, and in grown condition?

    sharavathi

    Saturday, 29 February 2020

    Nice came in good condition

    Dhiraj Gome

    Sunday, 16 February 2020

    Good one.. Good plant growth & good packing...

    PINKESHKUMAR PATEL
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