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Diospyros glabra (100 seeds)


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Diospyros glabra. Erect dense shrub or small tree 1.5 to 5m in height, dioecious (male and female flowers on separate plants). Bark is dark grey and mottled. Leaves elliptic, leathery, without hairs, glossy dark green above, pale green and shiny below. Flowers small, 1-few in axillary racemes, cream-coloured, nodding, petals curling back. Sowing : Seed should be sown in spring or during summer, in a well-drained seedling mix, and need only be covered lightly with the sowing mix, clean coarse sand or milled bark. The trays should be kept moist in a warm but shaded position. Locality: Hermanus. Harvest: November 2021