USES: Fruit and its evocative overall shape and size. Does well as a specimen, public open spaces, fruit tree, screen, tall hedge and in courtyards.
SIZE: Grows 4 – 10m tall with a 4 – 10m spread.
LOCATION: Full sun to partial shade. Does best in coastal areas and will also grow reasonably well in well protected humid locations in the interior regions.
SOIL: Best in an organically enriched free draining fertile soil with a pH 5.1 – 7.5, strongly acidic to neutral.
FERTILISER: Apply a slow release 20:10:5 NPK annually in spring. May require supplemental K and N for best fruit set. Do not over fertilise.
WATER: Keep soil moist. Does not accept over irrigation or waterlogging. Drought stress will cause the fruit to drop if it’s too extreme.