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Karonda

Carissa carandas

a.k.a. Bengal Currant

Small fruit resembling a purple grape, with a berry-like flavor.

Seed Availability

Seeds are not available for the Karonda. Please visit our seed store to view current selections. Seeds were last available in July 2017.

Description

Medium sized vine-like shrub that will climb if given support. Plants are salt tolerant and can be trained into hedges.

Hardiness

The karanda is fairly hardy and will survive to 25F.

Growing Environment

Unknown.

Propagation

By seed, or via budding and air-layering.

Uses

Eaten fresh or used to make preserves.

Native Range

Native to India.

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