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%
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.
Well drained and fertile soil.
23-30 degree C
Apply any 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 in boundaries and as hedge
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
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.
Wednesday, 18 March 2020
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