June Plum, Golden Apple
June Plum, Golden Apple
For sale is a live plant with established root system in a pot.
***Images of fruit or edible qualities are provided from our nursery's stock of producing plants to show the potential yield of of our fruiting & edible plants.\
June Plum / Golden Apple / Ambarella
Pot Size: 3 gallon
Age: 1-2 years
Fruiting Age: Same year planted in the ground or larger container
Minimum Height: 36"
Propagation Method: Seeds from reliable stock
Plants are staked with soil, sealed in a plastic wrapping to retain moisture during shipment. When you receive this plant, simply remove the plastic and check moisture in the soil. Water the plant once per day while in their container. Plants have also been fertilized for the season.
All of our plants are cared for with natural practices, without the use of synthetic chemicals. However, our nursery is considered a Plant Sanctuary. Some plants we sell are brought in from other nurseries who do not follow the same standards of quality that we do. Once a plant arrives at our nursery, they are cared for with organic and natural practices.
We hand select for each order from our stock of premium quality plants at A Natural Farm in Howey-in-the-Hills, Florida. Quality in plant propagation is of upmost importance when seeking nutrition & medicinal value from edible plants!
A native to Polynesia, June Plum has been introduced far and wide but still remains relatively unknown to most. The tree is seemingly everbearing in tropical and subtropical environments and humidity is welcomed. Bears delicious pineapple-like, musky fruit in nearly all soil conditions.
USDA Hardiness Zones: 9B-11
Chill Hours: -
Plant Type: Perennial
Climax Height & Spread: 30'-60'.
The June plum is not a dwarf and can reach a height of 30'. At the same time, it is slowing growing because of how much fruit it puts off, even from a young age. Because of the slow growth rate, they are easy to keep pruned.
Edible Qualities/Products: A sour fruit favorite for our customers from India and the Caribbean Islands. Unripe June Plums are hard and green with no hints of sweetness. They are stir fried or eaten peeled with a little salt. When golden yellow they are ripe and eaten raw to enjoy an sub-acidic sour taste with a distinct crisp. The taste should be tropical, floral and pleasant. There is a large pit in the center and the flesh is fibrous. The young leaves can be eaten raw and steamed or sauteed as a vegetable.
Cold Tolerance: Needs protection from frost, can survive in colder climates with protection or being brought indoors
Light Requirements: Full Sun for more fruits
Drought Tolerance/Watering Requirements: Drought Tolerant once established but ensure watering during flowering & fruiting. For initial planting water every day to every other day and then gradually begin water 2-3 times per week after initial planting
Soil & Site Requirements: Tolerates nearly all soil conditions as long as area is well drained.
Once your plant arrives, its best practice to water it right away. Your plant may or may not experience leaf drop, show signs of stress or be in a dormant phase. Regardless, it just traveled a great journey to get to its new home, so give it some time to accumlate! If planting in the ground, check your weather forecast to ensure frost or freezing tempreatures have passed for the year. Potting up into a larger pot can be done at any time.
Check the site and water requirements listed for each plant to have a good understanding of what your plant needs. Each garden is different, so don't be afraid to make a good decision based on your specific location.
To maximize yield and ensure a healthy life of your fruit tree, mulch around the drip line, topdress with compost, vermicpompost & organic matter regularly, use organic fertilizer high in nitrogen 2-3 times per year, garden with companion plants of cover crops, flowering plants and herbs! These straetgies are useful in container gardening as well.
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