Diospyros blancoi (Velvet apple, Mabolo) – Tube Stock


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Plant growth form : Tree 6-15 M
Foliage Retention : Evergreen
Crown : Oval or conical-shaped crown
Preferred climate zone :  Tropical

Light preference : Full sun
Water preference : Moderate water
Plant growth rate : Moderate
Soil tolerances : Does best in loam but flourishes very well in almost any soil
Drought tolerance : Drought tolerant when mature
Root : Shallow

Soil salt tolerance : Poor
Cold tolerance : Mature trees will freeze at 28 °F (-2 °C); younger trees injured at 30 °F (-1 °C)

Attractive and curious, the oval or oblate fruit, 2 to 4 in (5-10 cm) wide, has thin, pink, brownish, yellow, orange or purple-red skin, densely coated with short, golden-brown or coppery hairs, and is capped at the base with a dull-green, stiff calyx.
The fruits are often borne in pairs, very close together on opposite sides of a branch.

The fruit, however, lacks sweetness and is rather dry, making it less popular than many other tropical fruits.
Unless cultivars that bear sweet, juicy fruits are developed, it will remain a minor crop.


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