|FLACOURTIA INDICA - Governor's Plum, Ramontchi, Madagascar Plum. Batoko Plum |
Dioecious. This shrub or small tree from Madagascar and South Asia freezes around 25°F. Needs little cultural care except pruning to keep it shapely. Fruit is round, smooth, about 1⁄2"-1"across, dark red to black with a sweet juicy pulp surrounding several small flat seeds. Because of its high iron content, drinks turn brown in sunlight. The fruit is also eaten fresh or made into jelly.