|Deep rich soils
with high organic content. Well drained.
humid areas, vulnerable to wind and cold.
|Young trees need
protection from cold wind. Light feeding frequently. Not usually
pruned except for removal of diseased wood.
||Bears in late
summer and autumn. Fruit are picked when a pale halo is visible
around the stem and soften to ripe in 3 - 4 days.
|Length of time
until first crop
to six years when grown in favourable conditions
have little commercial value although the plant is quite acceptable
as an edible garden tree with beautiful flowers.