1 Package of 25 Seeds
This species is native to Central America, Mexico, the West Indies and northern South America. It is very common in Jamaica, where it is planted as a fence around pasture lands, on account of its prickly leaves.
The fruit, known as piñuela, is dug out, protective "hair" removed, peeled like a banana, and eaten. They are slightly tart with a crunch from the seeds. The plant can be stripped of its pulp, soaked in water, and beaten with a wooden mallet, and it yields a fiber whence thread is made.
Product Description :
Germination: Sow in soil less sowing medium, in bright indirect light. Temp at 70-80 degrees F. Germination takes 2-4 weeks.