Indian plum

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Indian plum

We  keralites call this tart  tasted fruit as loobica,its a care free tropical tree.The fruits can be eaten raw or can be pickled or added to curry. The tree since has thick coat of leaves,is nesting location for sparrows.It also hosts a kind of fruit  fly.The seeds cannot always sprout so they are usually grown through saplings from roots.

It is said that  roots,leaves and stem of Indian plum tree has medicinal properties.I never tried but I believe this fruits can be used for wine and squash after full ripening.Its scientific name is  Flacourtia jangomas.

2 thoughts on “Indian plum

    dilipnaidu said:
    November 7, 2014 at 9:47 PM

    They seem juicy and healthy! 🙋

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