Diospyros lycioides - Monkey Plum

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5 seeds per pack. A widespread plant throughout Southern Africa, bearing small, red to black fruits that have a mildly sweet flavor. The tree and fruits have many uses. Seeds are used as a coffee substitute and the plant is used in making local types of beer. There are also a number of medicinal uses. A shrubby tree up to 15 ft. Male and female flowers are borne on separate plants. Both are needed for fruit production. Unknown frost hardiness. #3001

Hardy to zone 9b (25 - 30F)