15 Live GROSELHA SEEDS Exotic Otaheite Gooseberry FRUIT TREE Phyllanthus acidus
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Phyllanthus distichus, Cicca acida, Cicca disticha L.
Native to Madagascar, but was spread long ago by humans to India, southeast
Asia, and some Pacific islands.
Tahitian Gooseberry Tree
Euphorbiaceae (Spurge family).
Common names: Otaheite gooseberry, Malay gooseberry,
Tahitian gooseberry, Indian gooseberry, Star gooseberry, West India
gooseberry, Country gooseberry, Aamloki, Wild plum, Iba, Tjerme, Tjareme,
Jimbling, Manzana estrella, Groselha, Cherme grosella.
You are bidding on * fresh seeds born and grown in Hawaii.
Other Common names of this tree include
Amalaka in Sanskrit, Amla
in Hindi, Amlaki in Bengali, Amala in Nepal, Nellikka in Malayalam,
Usirikai in Telugu, and Nellikai in Kannada, and Tamil as well as Aonla, Aola,
Dharty, Aamvala, Aawallaa, Emblic, Emblic myrobalan, Malacca tree, Nillika, and
in various other languages.
Hardiness: The Otaheite Gooseberry is tropical or subtropical and can take
several degrees of frost for brief periods of time.
Growing Environment: The trees
generally prefer moist soil. There are often two fruiting cycles per year
and depending on the climate, trees may produce off and on throughout the
Propagation: By seed, which may bear in 4 years, or by budding, greenwood
cuttings, and air-layering.
Uses: Often the fruit is cooked with
sugar, upon which the pulp and juice turns bright red. Common uses for the
resulting fruit mixture are to prepare beverages or use as a sauce.
This is a curious and
ornamental shrub or tree, 6 to 40 ft high, with spreading, dense, bushy
crown of thick, rough, main branches, in general aspect resembling the
This tropical tree, which has obvious ornamental features, can withstand
very slight frosts of about 30°F (-1°C), provided the growing season is
warm and long. This fruit has several ribs and is about 1-2 in (1.25-2.5
cm) wide. It has a white-yellow flesh, and has a waxy aspect. The flesh
is juicy and very acidic. The Tahitian gooseberry is thus seldom eaten
fresh, but is rather eaten cooked or is preserved. It can also be
transformed into various sauces, juices, sirups and other beverages.
This tree bears numerous small and pink flowers, which are grouped in
Male and female flowers are borne on the same tree. The
flowers can be male, female or hermaphrodite. They are small and pinkish and
appear in clusters in 5-to-12.5-cm long panicles. Flowers are formed at
leafless parts of the main branches, at the upper part of the tree. The
fruits are numerous, oblate, with 6 to 8 ribs, develop so densely that they
actually form spectacular masses. They are pale yellow or white, waxy, crisp
and juicy, and very sour. It has only one seed in each fruit.
Small white to slightly yellow colored fruit borne in great abundance,
with a crunchy, juicy, acidic flavored pulp.
This tree grows on a wide range of soils but prefers rather moist sites.
Otaheite gooseberry prefers moist soil. Although it usually grows from
seeds, the tree can also be multiplied from budding, greenwood cuttings or
air-layers. It bears two crops per year in South India: one in April-May and
the other in August-September. Elsewhere, it is mainly harvested in January.
this tree is occasionally found as a curiosity, for instance, it is
resistant enough to fruit in Tampa. Seedlings will produce a substantial
crop in 4 years. No fruit is borne in greater abundance than the crisp,
sour, pale-yellow Otaheite gooseberry.
10ft to over 40 ft. (3-12 m)
Hardiness: USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 °C (30 °F)
Sun Exposure: Full Sun
Bloom Color: Red
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater
Requires consistently moist soil; do not let dry out between waterings.
Tahitian gooseberry is a small tropical tree with ovate pointed leaves that
grows up to 50 feet tall. Tahitian gooseberry bears fruit in abundance on
It has reddish flowers and pale-yellow waxy fruit, 3/4 - 1" thick and is 6-8
ridged; in the center is a hard stone containing 4-6 seeds. The yellow fruit
of the Tahitian gooseberry is edible and tastes sour; it is one of the few
members of the Euphorbiaceae family that has edible fruit.
The tart flesh is used as a flavoring or made into jelly in Suriname.
This plant is a
deciduous tree. It
prefers a sunny location and regular watering. It bears green fruit (yellow
flesh) after the red flowers are finished blooming. The fruit is the size of
a concord grape. The fruit is actually edible, but somewhat tart. It can be
made into jelly.
The fruit is called "Grosella" in
Puerto Rico and Colombia. Since the fruit is tart, it is often eaten in "Dulce
de Grosellas". The preparation of this dessert consist in simmering the
berries with sugar until they are soft and turn red in color. The liquid
from the cooking is also used as a beverage. In Colombia it is also most
commonly eaten raw with salt.
The juice can be used in beverage, or
the fruit pickled in sugar. When cooked with plenty of sugar, the fruit
turns ruby red and produces a kind of jelly, which is called mứt chùm ruột
in Vietnamese. It can also be salted.
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