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  • Dillenia indica - Chulta Tree

A large shrub or small to medium sized tree to 15 m tall, widely distributed through southern Asia, with very attractive, large, ribbed leaves to 35 cm long and large white flowers followed by edible, apple-sized fruits that are used for jams and curries.

It is an evergreen large shrub or small to medium-sized tree growing to 15 m tall. The leaves are 15–36 cm long, with a conspicuously corrugated surface with impressed veins. Its branches are used to make good firewood. The flowers are large, 15–20 cm diameter, with five white petals and numerous yellow stamens. Its characteristic round fruits are large, greenish yellow, have many seeds and are edible. The fruit is a 5–12 cm diameter aggregate of 15 carpels, each carpel containing five seeds embedded in an edible but fibrous pulp.

The fruit pulp is bitter-sour and used in Indian cuisine in curries, jam (ouu khatta), and jellies. It is often mixed with coconut and spices to make chutneys. It is extensively used in Dal and in fish preparations in Assam.

In India, it is not commercially cultivated, but is found wild in the Terai & Dooars region and Katha Reserve Forest (RF). Because it is a main source of food for elephants, monkeys and deer, collection of fruit from the core areas of the forest are prohibited. Commercial sale of the fruit is also prohibited in an effort to help the food-chain system of the forest from dismantling totally. Seeds are not often available and tend to sell very quickly when available.

Come in packs of 10 fresh seeds

Full germination and growing instructions included.

All our seeds are obtained from professional growers all over the world and are sold as and when they are available.

So once they are gone they are gone, and most stock is limited.

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Dillenia indica - Chulta Tree

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