Carissa Species, Bengal Currant, Christ's Thorn, Carandas Plum, Karanda

Carissa carandas

Family: Apocynaceae (a-pos-ih-NAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Carissa (kar-ISS-uh) (Info)
Species: carandas

Category:

Edible Fruits and Nuts

Shrubs

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Sun to Partial Shade

Foliage:

Textured

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Height:

8-10 ft. (2.4-3 m)

10-12 ft. (3-3.6 m)

12-15 ft. (3.6-4.7 m)

Spacing:

Unknown - Tell us

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)

USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)

USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Pale Pink

White/Near White

Cream/Tan

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Size:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Time:

Unknown - Tell us

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:

Non-patented

Propagation Methods:

From seed; winter sow in vented containers, coldframe or unheated greenhouse

By budding

By air layering

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us

Gardeners' Notes:

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On Aug 17, 2009, timrann from Other,
Mauritius wrote:

Karanda carissa is a very decorative plant when fruiting. The young fruits are white , white- pink, deep-pink to redish and then goes deep black when fully ripe ; what makes it so attractive especially when the fruits are half white and half pink. This plant have spines on the branches and have green roundish glossy leaves . Fruits are rather acid and here in Mauritius are very popular in pickles. Having said so it is becoming a rather rare plant-fruit . It is more known as Karanda here also but also called "coeur demoiselle " which means girl's heart; because of the bi coloured fruits before it ripes

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