Grow your own delicious and delicate karonda fruit which is an evergreen and hard plant.
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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

  • 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:

    Sunlight
  • More than 6 hours of direct bright sunlight a day.
  • Watering
  • 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.
  • Soil
  • The soil should be well drained and fertile, rich in organic content for growing plant.
  • Temperature 23-30 degree C
    Fertilizer
  • During the main growing season (June-July) feed the plant with 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 for fencing and hedge purpose

    Medicinal Use:

    • 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

    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

  • More than 6 hours of direct bright sunlight a day.
  • How much water does a Carissa carandas need?

    A Carissa carandas prefers watering

  • 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.
  • What kind of soil does a Carissa carandas need?

    A Carissa carandas prefers

  • The soil should be well drained and fertile, rich in organic content for growing plant.
  • 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,

  • During the main growing season (June-July) feed the plant with 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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