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Common name:
Regional name:
Hindi – Phalsa, Marathi - Phalsa, Kannada – Phulsha, Telugu – Phutiki, Gujarati - Shukri, Sanskrit – Mriduphal, Oriya – Pharosakoli, Malayalam - Chadicha, Tamil - Unnu
Fruit Plants, Shrubs, Trees
Tiliaceae,Grewia asiatica,Phalsa

1. Introduction to Phalsa Fruit

  • Botanical Name: Grewia asiatica
  • Common Names: Phalsa, Falsa, Falsay
  • Origin: Native to India and Southeast Asia

2. Plantation and Growing Conditions

  • Climate: Prefers tropical and subtropical climates
  • Soil: Well-draining, sandy-loam to loamy soils with a pH of 6.5-8.5
  • Propagation: Seedlings, cuttings, or air layering
  • Spacing: 5-6 meters between plants
  • Sunlight: Requires full sun exposure

3. Plant Care

  • Watering: Consistent moisture, but avoid overwatering or waterlogging
  • Pruning: Regular pruning for shape and size control, remove dead or diseased branches
  • Fertilization: Balanced fertilizer, applied every 3-4 months during growing season
  • Pest Control: Monitor for pests like mealybugs, aphids, and scale insects, and use appropriate control measures

4. Harvesting

  • Season: April to June, depending on location
  • Maturity: 2-3 years after planting
  • Indication: Ripe fruits turn dark purple, soft to touch, and have a sweet taste
  • Method: Hand-picking or gently shaking the tree

5. Benefits of Phalsa Fruit

  • Nutritional Value: Rich in Vitamin C, calcium, and antioxidants
  • Health Benefits: Aids in digestion, boosts immunity, reduces inflammation, and has cooling effects
  • Culinary Uses: Consumed fresh, used in beverages, jams, jellies, and desserts
  • Medicinal Uses: Treats respiratory issues, stomach ailments, and skin conditions
  • Ecological Benefits: Attracts pollinators, provides habitat for wildlife, and helps prevent soil erosion

6. Other Uses

  • Timber: The wood is used for making small furniture, tools, and fuel
  • Fiber: Bark fibers are used in making ropes and paper
  • Dye: The fruit and leaves can be used for natural dyeing
  • Ornamental: Can be grown as an ornamental plant due to its attractive foliage and flowers