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Wild Pomegranate Native Caper Capparis Arborea Seeds
Packet of 10+ seeds from yet another fantastic drought tolerant native species.
Awesome white pompom flowers as big as your fist that form into a very large orange sized fruit that tastes great and is quite a feed.
I spent weeks looking for fruit a few years ago but the only couple plants I found which had fruit were eaten by the bats and parrots or even more frustrating, they were destroyed by road works…
Major bummer, as I had photographed and checked the fruit every couple days for a month or so, only to come back and find that little patch of 1-2m trees cut off at ground level and slashed….
But not to worry, I have them sussed now. Got a heap planted here at home and found a lot of new trees hiding in the lantana along a local creek system.
I am growing a heap of these seeds myself as I reckon they are one of the best bushtucker species there is, and I am getting great germination rates so am happy to sell a few to you guys.
I have noticed that seed that is a year or two old(in the older dried pods) is generally only taking a couple weeks but the new seasons seeds take a couple months to get started. I have mixed them all together and you will get about 25% aged seeds and 75% fresh.
Please note, fresh seeds take longer due to the natural germination inhibitors, normally several months, and I am sure that climate and soil plays a role too.
Not the easiest plant to get started but once they are up its an angry little tank.
Super nasty spiky little seedlings with even the points on the leaves being spiky.
Sounds bad, but thats a real asset as without it the local wildlife would hammer then within days.
The stems are covered in rose like thorns and the main point of every leaf is like a cactus spike.
Makes it nearly impossible for the Kangaroos to get at it. Don’t worry though, once they get about 1meter tall they loose 90% of the spikes and just have a pointy leaf and a rough corky bark with a couple small evenly spaced hooks on the stem.
Totally drought proof, and flood proof, they look really cool and I would have them even without the huge flowers and delicious fruit.
Once you take that into account, well, they’re a must I reckon, especially if you live in the bush or have issues with the wildlife “pruning” your crops.
Grown by nature and hand harvested by us, no nasties, no chems, no problems!!!