Evergreen, thick, leathery, short-petioled, egg shaped leaves (to 2-3” long and 1” wide) are bluntly elliptical. Leaves are soft green above and silvery-green beneath. Flowers (to 1” across) bloom singly or in clusters in spring (May – June). Each flower has fleshy white petals tinged inside with purple and contrasting red stamens tipped with yellow pollen. Flowers are edible and may be added to salads. Flowers are followed by rounded to pear-shaped fruits (1-3” long) which have waxy blue-green or gray-green skins surrounding a greenish, edible, inner pulp. Fruits fall to the ground at maturity and should be promptly gathered and eaten. When fruits begin to ripen, put a tarp under the tree, shake the tree every couple of days and gather the fallen fruit. Ripe fruit has a perfume-like fragrance and a pineapple-spearmint to mint-apple flavor. Ripe fruit may be eaten by slicing the fruit in half or in quarters and scooping out the pulp with a spoon. Tree-ripened fruit is generally better tasting than fruit picked off the shrub and ripened indoors on the kitchen window sill.
1. Put a mixture of potting soil and sand or perlite into a pot with drainage holes in the base. The soil should be moist and well-drained. It is better to use a sterile growing medium to prevent dampening off.
2. Sow the seeds on the soil.
3. Cover the seeds with a thin layer of soil.
4. Water the seeds. Keep the soil moist but not wet. The seeds take three weeks to germinate.
5. When the plants are a few inches tall, they can be transplanted.
Many take several weeks, months, and some even up towards a year depending on dormancy, region, season etc. It is important that the buyer understands that seeds are perishable products and seed germination can be adversely affected by such factors as mold/fungus, bugs, temperature, moisture content, light intensity, dormancy, care, contamination of planting media among many other reasons
Please stored in a cool, dry place
The loss caused by the climate conditions or improper cultivation techniques, seed prices outside the economic responsibility
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