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Kei Apple Fruit Plant (Dovyalis caffra)

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Plant Type

Kei Apple (Dovyalis caffra) -

Common Names: Kayaba, Kai apple, Kau apple

Botanical Name: Dovyalis caffra

General Information:

Origin: Native to Southern Africa - Zimbabwe, South Africa. Small to medium-sized spiny, evergreen shrub or tree. Typically, 3-5 meters in height, Occasionally reach up to 8 meters tall, Many-branched, dense crownGrowth Conditions: Thrives in full sun or light shade, Regular trimming is needed for maintaining a hedge

Fruit: Bright yellow, spherical fruit, up to 4 cm in diameter, Juicy, aromatic, pleasantly acidic when fully ripe, Flavor similar to apricots, Edible raw or cooked, Commonly used in jams, jellies, marmalades, etc.

Nutritional Benefits:

Excellent source of vitamin C (antioxidant). Good source of potassium (balances fluid levels). Contains antioxidants for protection against environmental aggressors

Cultivation Information:

Bloom Time/Fruiting: 3 to 4 Years

Maintenance Required: Moderate