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Fresh and Delicious Carissa Congesta (Karvand) - Ready for Harvest

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Rs. 99.00
Common name:
Karvand Edible
Regional name:
Bengali - Bainchi, Gujarati - Karamadan, Kannada - Dakavali, Malayalam - Kalavu, Marathi - Karwand, Sanskrit - Avighna, Tamil - Kalakkay, Telugu - Kalivi, Hindi - Karonda
Shrubs, Fruit Plants
Apocynaceae or Plumeria or Oleander family
Sun growing
Normal, Can tolerate less, Can tolerate more
Primarily grown for:
Fruit or Seed
Flowering season:
February, March
Flower or Inflorescence color:
Foliage color:
Plant Height or length:
4 to 6 meters
Plant Spread or Width:
2 to 4 meters
Plant Form:
Irregular, Spreading
Special Character:
  • Indigenous (native to India)
  • Fragrant flowers or leaves
  • Good for making bonsai
  • Good for screening
  • Good for Hedges and Borders
  • Good for Edges ie very small hedge or border
  • Attracts birds
  • Attracts butterflies
  • Attracts bees
  • Animals will not eat
  • Thorny or Spiny
  • Suitable for road median planting
  • Hanging or weeping growth habit
  • Good on seaside
Generally available in India in quantities of:
Over hundreds

Plant Description:

- A very pretty medium to tall shrub 1.5 to 2 m.
- The plant is ornamental and has dark green leaves.
- White flowers are borne in bunches.
- The stems are smooth and hard.
- Plant can be quite hapazard in its growth habit. Careful pruning is required to contain it. The spines makes this difficult - but luckily this can be done every alternate year.
- Fruits 1-3cm oblong, purplish black they mature towards the end of summer.
- Most favorite wild edible fruit of the Sahyadri.
- Can be made into preserves and candied.
- Can be used as an ornamental too - see photo of hedge above.

Growing tips:

- Usually not planted but that is no reason why its should not be.
- Good for large farms and farm houses.
- Does the best in full sunlight will also grow in semi shade but will not fruit as much.
- Any type of soil is fine though in its natural habitat it prefers slightly acidic soils.
- Grows very well in containers too. Choose a large one.