anyone growing natal plum?

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anyone growing natal plum?

Post by AnasAsifa » June 1st, 2012, 8:09 pm

I'm thinking of growing as a hedge. I've read its flowers smell like jasmine or gardenia. Can anyone confirm that?

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Post by AnasAsifa » June 1st, 2012, 8:12 pm

and where can i find it in khi?

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Re: anyone growing natal plum?

Post by Izhar » June 4th, 2012, 12:33 pm

Its the common Karonda or kakronda.. flowers are mildly scented

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Re: anyone growing natal plum?

Post by mirafzalkhan » June 4th, 2012, 8:25 pm

Izhar wrote:Its the common Karonda or kakronda.. flowers are mildly scented
Common Karonda is Carissa carandas
Height:
12-15 ft.
and Natal Plum is Carissa macrocarpa
6-8 ft.
AnasAsifa wrote:I'm thinking of growing as a hedge. I've read its flowers smell like jasmine or gardenia. Can anyone confirm that?
Natal Plum not flower profusely & smell is faint, so if you are growing it for flowering & smell it is not a good option.

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Post by AnasAsifa » June 4th, 2012, 11:58 pm

thanx izhar and mir sahab I was just tempted by the smell of natal plum described in one of the websites. Instead I bought a gardenia and kaamini. I bought the gardenia from diamond it was in some very light soil less mix and some of its lower branch leaves are turning yellow it is in 12 inch plastic pot and is about 4 feet in height should i transplant it into bigger pot for better growth? And what soil ratio should I use for better drainage?

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Re: anyone growing natal plum?

Post by Izhar » June 5th, 2012, 9:24 am

for Gardenia, do not transplant it now.. instead give it liquid fertilizer in 1/2 strength with regular watering also use Ferrous sulfate every 15 days interval.. transplant it in the monsoon only..

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Post by AnasAsifa » June 5th, 2012, 12:31 pm

thanx.
Can I apply npk 17 17 17? From where can i buy ferrous sulphate?
Or can i add some iron nails and apply diluted vinegar water for acidifying the medium?

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Re: anyone growing natal plum?

Post by Izhar » June 5th, 2012, 12:50 pm

You can buy Ferrous sulfate from Abdul Seed store in DHA.. yes you can apply NPK 17:17:17 lightly... no need to use iron nails and vinegar...

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