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Amra, Indian Hog PLum (Spondias mombin)- Plant

Product Contains

Sr. No. Item name
1 Amra/ Indian Hog Plum- Plant
2 Plastic Pot

442.00 500.00

Estimated delivery date 2024/03/06

Plant Description

Spondias mombin, also known as yellow mombin or hog plum is a species of tree and flowering plant in the family Anacardiaceae. The mature fruit has a leathery skin and a thin layer of pulp. The seed has an oil content of 31.5%. Spondias mombin is a small deciduous tree up to 20 m. The flowers bloom January to May and are sweet-scented, in large, lax terminal panicles of small white flowers. The fruits have a sharp, somewhat acid taste and are edible. The fruit pulp is either eaten fresh or made into juice, concentrate, jellies, and sherbets.

Planting and Care

Sunlight:

Choose a sunny area, preferably with a rich, loamy soil that is moderately acidic.

Soil

  • Soil should be well drain and fertile, rich in organic content.
  • Dig a pit for tranplanting the plant.
  • Gives better yield when planted in field soil.

Watering

  • Water the plant when the top soil (1-2 inch) in pot feels dry to touch.
  • Do not overwater the plant.
  • Water thoroughly in the summer and reduce watering in winter and rainy season.

Application of Fertilizer

  • During the main growing season feed the plant with organic fertilizer once a month.
  • Loosen the topsoil without disturbing the roots of the plant so it can uptake the nutrients and moisture easily.

Plant Protection

  • Remove dead, infected or damaged plant parts and discard them away from the plants.
  • For any insect attack or disease, you can use Neem oil, Eucalyptus oil or Citrus oil spray for primary treatment.

Initial care for 1-2 weeks after receiving plant at your location:

  • Keep the plant in Natural direct bright Light.
  • Poke your finger/plain small stick into the soil to check the moisture.
  • Water when top soil (1-2 inches) feels dry to touch.
  • Do not re-pot for min. 2 weeks after receiving it.

Uses of Hog plum

  • The fruit is used in preparation of chutney, pickle, curries and different types of spicy delicacies.
  • This tree has got religious importance as it is worshiped in ‘Nakshathra Vana’ for ‘Hastha’ nakshathra.
  • Leaves and barks are aromatic and have astringent value when administered for dysentery.
  • Gum from the barks are used in fumigation.

Disclaimer : The image is for reference purposes only. The actual product may vary in shape or appearance based on climate, age, height, etc.

 

Product Contains

Sr. No. Item name
1 Amra/ Indian Hog Plum- Plant
2 Plastic Pot

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