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Wood Apple - Plant

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Description

The fruit shape of Wood Apple resembles an apple and the name wood apple is due to the fruit hard shell. Native to India, the tree is cultivated in other countries such in Pakistan, Sri-Lanka, and Bangladesh. The fruit is also known as Elephant-apple, Monkey fruit, or Crud fruit.

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. The bark is ridged, fissured and scaly.

The deciduous, alternate leaves, 3 to 5 in long, dark-green, leathery, often minutely toothed, blunt or notched at the apex, are dotted with oil glands and slightly lemon-scented when crushed. Yellowish green flowers, tinged with red, are borne in small, loose, terminal or lateral panicles. The tree is mostly known for its hard woody fruit, size of a tennis ball, round to oval in shape. The pulp is brown, mealy, odorous, resinous, astringent, acid or sweetish, with numerous small, white seeds scattered through it.

Plant Specifications

*above specification are indicative only. actual dimensions may vary by +-10%
Common Name Curd Fruit, Elephant Apple, Monkey Fruit and Wood Apple.
Maximum Reachable Height 75 to 100 feet
Flower Colour Yellowish-green
Bloom Time May to June
Difficulty Level Easy to grow

Planting and care

  • Fertilize your wood apple plant every year with organic fertilizer during August.
  • Prune the tree every year to maintain its shape and size.
  • Prune out the damaged and diseased branches.
  • Water the plant regularly.

    Wood Apple care

    It can be propagated by Seed, Root Cuttings, Air layering or by Budding onto the seedling stock.

    Mostly cultivated by seeds. Seeds require 10-25 degrees C temperature to germinate. Sow seeds of wood apple in well-drained loamy soil during Feb-April. Seeds will germinate in 2-3 weeks. Water the seeds regularly until the plant fully established.Transplant the seedlings in the field at a spacing of 10m*10m. Fertilize your plant with any organic fertilizer during August.

    Sunlight Full sun to partial shade.
    Watering Moderately
    Soil Well-drained and fertile loamy soil.
    Temperature 15-30 degrees C
    Fertilizer Apply any organic fertilizer
    Harvest Season March

    Wood Apple special feature

    Large deciduous tree for large landscapes. It is a tree of Vishakha Nakshatra.

    Wood Apple uses

    Ornamental Use:

    • This tree can be used for avenue planting

    Medicinal Use:

    • The fruit contains fruit acids, vitamins, and minerals
    • It is used mainly as a liver tonic to stimulate the digestive system
    • The fruit is also astringent, especially when unripe, and a cardiac tonic
    • The pulp of the fruit, especially when unripe, is used in the treatment of diarrhea and dysentery
    • The fruit is also seen as an effective treatment for hiccough, sore throat, and diseases of the gums
    • Both the fruit pulp and the powdered rind can be applied onto bites and stings of venomous insects
    • Use only as per doctors prescription

    Culinary Use:

    • Fruits of wood apple are aromatic and sour-sweet, they can be eaten raw, or made into jellies, jams, chutneys, sherbets, etc
    • It can be blended with coconut milk and palm-sugar syrup and drunk as a beverage, or frozen like ice cream
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    Frequently Asked Questions

    What is another name for a Wood Apple ?

    Wood Apple is commonly known as Curd Fruit, Elephant Apple, Monkey Fruit and Wood Apple.

    How tall do Wood Apple grow?

    On average Wood Apple grows 75 to 100 feet

    What color are Wood Apple ?

    A Wood Apple plant bears flowers of color Yellowish-green

    When Wood Apple blooms?

    With enough light, Wood Apple may produce Yellowish-green flowers in May to June

    How hard is Wood Apple to grow?

    A Wood Apple is Easy to grow

    How much sunlight does a Wood Apple need?

    A Wood Apple prefers Full sun to partial shade.

    How much water does a Wood Apple need?

    A Wood Apple prefers watering Moderately

    What kind of soil does a Wood Apple need?

    A Wood Apple prefers Well-drained and fertile loamy soil.

    What temperature does a Wood Apple like?

    A Wood Apple prefers 15-30 degrees C

    How often should I fertilize my Wood Apple ?

    To encourage Wood Apple growth, Apply any organic fertilizer

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