Germination: The seeds should be covered with a thin layer of mixture (sand and compost) and kept moist in a warm place. Seeds usually germinate between 10 - 20 days. The seedlings should be transplanted into nursery bags with sandy soil and compost when reaching the 3-leaf stage.
1 Package of 25 Seeds
This interesting fruit tree in the Euphorbiaceae family bears large quantities of small, sweet-sour and slightly astringent berries, densely packed on fruiting stalks like small black currants.
They can be eaten fresh or used for making juices and jams. Even though it is widely cultivated and relatively common throughout its scattered range from India to southern China and Malesia, the Bignay nevertheless deserves a wider audience in other warm zones of the globe.
Despite its tropical origin, it is suitable even for some warm temperate climates and there are reports that it has grown and fruited well for instance in Central Florida.