~MABOLO~ Velvet Apple Fruit Tree Diospyros blancoi LIVE RARE SEEDLING
Native to the Philippine Islands
Synonym: Diospyros discolor
Mabolo is a very beautiful dark red to purple colored fruit with
velvet-like skin. In fact the word, â€œMaboloâ€� in the Philippine
language means â€œhairyâ€�. So the name â€œMaboloâ€� has been assigned
to it because of its hairy surface. Mabolo is higly esteemed
locally but is virtually unknown in other parts of the world.
You are bidding on * live seedlings with vigorous root systems * inches tall with * leaves born and growing in a
peat plug for ease of transplant.
Mabolo (both in Philippines), Butter fruit (Singapore) or Velvet
Apple (scientific name: Diospyros blancoi) is a plant of the
genus of ebony trees and persimmons, Diospyros.
fruit has a skin covered in a fine, velvety fur which is usually
reddish-brown, and soft, creamy, pink flesh, with a taste and
aroma comparable to fruit cream cheese (the aroma of the fruit
itself, however, is unpleasant, comparable to rotten cheese or
cat feces; inspiring names like the French "Caca de Chat" in
the Philippines, where Kamagong usually refers to the entire
tree, and Mabolo is applied to the fruit. It is also found in
the Micronesian Islands of Palau, known as Matib (Palauan).
Velvet apple trees rarely found in Sri Lanka too.
Mabolo is indigenous to the
Philippines. It is a plant of very common occurrence there and
is widely distributed in primary and secondary forests at low
and medium altitudes. Besides Philippines, it is also
distributed in Taiwan. It is cultivated in Peninsular Malaysia,
Sumatra and Java, and other tropical countries. It is usually
cultivated as a backyard plant. It has been introduced into
other tropical countries.
Fruits are usually eaten
fresh out of hand. These are also used in salads and desserts.
These taste rather sweet but are quite dry. The flesh can also
be diced and combined with that of other fruits in salads.
The fruit has 60-73% edible portion which contains, per 100 g:
water 83.0-84.3 g, protein 2.8 g, fat 0.2 g, carbohydrates 11.8
g, fibre 1.8 g, ash 0.4-0.6 g, calcium 46 mg, phosphorus 18 mg,
iron 0.6 mg, vitamin A 35 IU, thiamine 0.02 mg, riboflavin and
niacin 0.03 mg, vitamin C 18 mg. The energy value averages 332
The tree is often planted for its rather sweet but dry edible
fruits, and also as a roadside tree. Mabolo is a very productive
A dioecious, evergreen tree, 7-15 m tall; trunk 50-80cm
diameter; Leaves alternate, oblong, 8-30 cm x 2.5-12 cm, entire,
base usually rounded, apex pointed, coriaceous; upper surface
dark-green, shiny, glabrous, lower surface silvery hairy; young
leaves pale-green to pinkish, silky-hairy; petiole up to 1.7 cm
Male flowers in 3-7 flowered axillary cymes; pedicel short;
calyx tubular but deeply 4 lobed, about 1 cm long; corolla
slightly larger than calyx, tubular, 4-lobed, creamy-white;
stamens 24-30, united in pairs at base; female flowers solitary,
axillary, subsessile, slightly larger than male flowers, with
Fruit a globose or depressed-globose
berry, 5-12 cm x 8-10 cm, velvety, brown-reddish, capped at base
with the persistent stiff calyx; skin thin, densely coated with
short golden-brown hairs, emanating a strong, cheese-like odour;
flesh whitish, firm, rather dry, sweet, astringent, aromatic.
Seeds 0-10, wedge-shaped, up to 4 cm x 2.5 cm x 1.5 cm, brown.
Height: over 40 ft. (12 m)
USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 Â°C (30 Â°F)
USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 Â°C (35 Â°F)
USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 Â°C (40 Â°F)
Sun Exposure: Full Sun
Danger: Handling plant may cause skin irritation or allergic
Bloom Color: Cream/Tan
Bloom Time: Late Spring/Early Summer
Late Summer/Early Fall
Other details: Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not
Soil pH requirements: 6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)
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proper packing and delivery to Airport for prompt delivery. I can't really change any
of these. If you want one of this and one of that, it is hard to discount much as each
different species requires it's own prep, packing, then at USDA each has to be
unwrapped and inspected then repacked. USDA requires me to clean and prepare every last
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takes my wife and I, 2-3 days to pack items and get ready to ship. The whole next day we
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Office to drop off. It takes the same work with the same type item if you can understand.
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understanding, anything can happen to small plants in transit.
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conditions during the growing period. Germination is affected by such factors as
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factors are totally out of the seller's control and are the buyer's responsibility and
risk. Consequentially, the seller cannot unconditionally guarantee seed to perform
properly regardless of conditions or the buyer's methods or mistakes.
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