Known locally as “Apute” or “Api’ot”, this small citrus looking shrub with very tiny spines is probably endemic to Rota Island and bears small immature green cherry sized fruits which ripens to yellow; good fruit is agreeably sweet and slightly bitter when fully ripe. Plant grows from 6′ to 10′ and bushy. Great plant for bonsai, hedge or as potted plant.
A fellow ebayer indicated that this plant seems to be of the Randia species. Our INTERNET search on the species did not provide enough photographs to confirm a match.
Easy plant to grow but seeds take long to germinate approximately 60 to 90+ days. Plant seeds 1/2″ deep in porous well draining soil and keep moist and warm.
Seeds packed fresh on date of purchase with planting instructions included. Planting information assistance is gladly provided on request.