Limonia, Kawista, Kaitha, Kavath - Plant
It has a very hard rind which can be difficult to crack open, and contains sticky brown pulp and small white seeds. The fruit looks similar in appearance to fruit of Bael.
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Limonia, Kawista, Kaitha, Kavath Plant
Description for Limonia, Kawista, Kaitha, Kavath
Plant height: 5 - 9 inches (12 - 23 cm)
Plant spread: 3 - 5 inches (7 - 13 cm)
Wood apple is an erect, slow-growing tree with a few upward-reaching branches bending outward near the summit where they are subdivided into slender branchlets drooping at the tips
Common name(s): Limonia acidissima ,wood-apple, elephant-apple, monkey fruit, and curd fruit.
Flower colours: Red
Bloom time: Any time.
Max reachable height: 30 feet
Difficulty to grow: Easy to grow
Planting and care
Exotic, tropical creatures, cannas need lots of sunshine and fertile, moist soil but you donâ€™t have to pamper them.
Cannas can be started in the house in small pots if your gardening season is short.
Where not hardy, plant outdoors in early summerâ€”around the same time youâ€™d put in tomato plants.
Sunlight: Full Sun
Soil: Well-drained soil
Temperature: 25 to 37 degrees C
Fertilizer: Apply any organic fertilizer
Caring for Limonia
- Cannas do best with a good supply of water, so water the plants during the summer if the rainfall is less than 1 inch per week.
- Water freely in a dry spell.
Keep a thin layer of mulch around cannas to help retain moisture as well.
Stake tall varieties if needed.
Typical uses of Limonia
Special features: If you need to lift your cannas, do so right after the first killing frost. Dig one foot away from the stem so that the rhizome (roots that shoot) is not damaged. Loosen the soil and lift out the clump. Shake off the dirt and cut off the tops.
Culinary use: The fruit is eaten plain, blended into an assortment of drinks and sweets, or well-preserved as jam. The scooped-out pulp from its fruits is eaten uncooked with or without sugar, or is combined with coconut milk and palm-sugar syrup and drunk as a beverage, or frozen as an ice cream.
Ornamental use: The plant is used for ornamental purpose.
Medicinal use: A hundred grams of fruit pulp contains 31 grams of carbohydrate and two grams of protein, equivalent to nearly 140 calories.