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Characteristics: Evergreen tree to 15 m spread 5 m
Seeds per packet: 3
Shiny smooth and oval leaves to 10cm long and 5cm wide. Yellowish, white and fragrant flowers 3 cm across. The edible fruit is softly hairy becoming smooth, ovoid, bright red-orange when ripe.
Occurs throughout Southeast Asia and Northern Australia. On the Western Coast of India and in the Andaman area it is commonly grown in the herbal garden.
Prefers a well-composted well-drained moist soil in a warm protected position, drought and frost tender.
These seed have a hard casing, to assist germination it is best to break through that casing to allow moisture to the embryo, without this expect to wait 6 months to 2 years or more until the embryo can imbibe water and start the germination process.
This can be achieved in a number of ways, sanding with coarse sandpaper, filing with a file or cutting with a hacksaw blade.
Our preferred method is the hacksaw as it easily cuts through the hard shell.