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Carissa macrocarpa Khupumla 0.3m high in 20L bag- Cape Town Surrounds Delivery Only

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Carissa macrocarpa (commonly known as the Num-num) is a shrub native to Southern Africa, it is a dense, multi-stemmed fast-growing shrub which grows up to 4 metres tall and 2 metres wide.
The Num-num is drought resistant meaning it has relatively low water requirements needing approximately 200 mm rainfall/ watering per year, growing the best in full sun to semi shade in rich fertilised soil (for the best results in summer occasionally feed the Num-num with a balanced organic fertiliser such as “Go Organic Natural Seabird Guano”, “Bioroot Bionutrient” or “Biosoil Bionutrient”). The Num-num is also virtually pest free however if planted in shady areas can be attacked by scale or fungus.
The Num-num consists of 4 parts: the spine, fruit, foliage, and the flower.
The spine consists of bark, which is wrinkled, dark brown or grey in older trees but the younger stems, branchlets and twigs are green and fleshy. The spine also has forked thorns making the Num-num great to use for security hedges especially when planted 1 metre apart making it impenetrable by both human and animals.
The fruit the Num-num bears is versatile and edible, it is a plum-like fruit (the skin can be found to be milky). The fruit can grow all year round however it fruits best in summer and is ripe when the fruit has a waxy skin crimson in colour and streaked with darker red, usually around 5cm long and ovoid in shape. It is rich in Vitamin C, calcium, magnesium, and phosphorus. You can also use the fruits in jams, preserves, fruit soup, Carissa pie, sauces as well as bread.
The foliage is bright dark glossy green on the top side and the underside is pale, the oval shaped foliage covers this plant all year and is sharply pointed at the tips.
The flower is white in colour and star shaped with 5 petals, found clustered at the top of the twigs, having a beautiful fragrance which is intensified at night. The Num-num reaches peak flowering in summer but can grow all year round.
You can grow your own Num-num by either planting the seeds or propagating from cuttings (see tomorrows post on “How to propagate a plant”).
INTERESTING FACT: the roots of the Num-num were used by indigenous people to treat toothache.
For more information on the Carissa macrocarpa seeds and the balanced organic fertilisers click on one of the following links;
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Standard Shipping R99. Shipping times 2 - 15 working days. There can on occasions be unforeseen courier delays. Please note : Some seeds can have a delay of up to 3 weeks. We rely on our suppliers for up to date stock lists. On rare occasion there can be stock lists provided that are inaccurate we will then gladly offer an alternative or better deal or your money back in full no questions asked. 

   

2 - 15 days delivery. We cannot be held responsible for courier delays. We buy in bulk and offer wholesale prices direct to the public to bring the best offers and the lowest prices. We rely on our suppliers for up to date stock lists. On rare occasion there can be stock lists provided that are inaccurate we will then gladly offer an alternative or better deal or your money back in full no questions asked.

Returns are easy, simply contact us for a returns number and send your item to our returns centre for fast processing. We'll get you a replacement or refund in a snap!

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You get a full 15 days to return your item to us. If it is in original, unused condition send it back to us and we'll cheerfully refund you every cent.

Returns are easy, simply contact us for a returns number and send your item to our returns centre for fast processing. We'll get you a replacement or refund in a snap!

In the unlikely event that you find your item cheaper at another online store, just let us know and we'll do our best to beat the competitor's pricing hands-down.

We insist that you love everything you buy from us. If you're unhappy for any reason whatsoever, just let us know and we'll bend over backwards to make things right again.

Ordering from Seedleme is 100% safe and secure so you can rest easy. Your personal details are never shared, sold or rented to anyone either.

Carissa macrocarpa (commonly known as the Num-num) is a shrub native to Southern Africa, it is a dense, multi-stemmed fast-growing shrub which grows up to 4 metres tall and 2 metres wide.
The Num-num is drought resistant meaning it has relatively low water requirements needing approximately 200 mm rainfall/ watering per year, growing the best in full sun to semi shade in rich fertilised soil (for the best results in summer occasionally feed the Num-num with a balanced organic fertiliser such as “Go Organic Natural Seabird Guano”, “Bioroot Bionutrient” or “Biosoil Bionutrient”). The Num-num is also virtually pest free however if planted in shady areas can be attacked by scale or fungus.
The Num-num consists of 4 parts: the spine, fruit, foliage, and the flower.
The spine consists of bark, which is wrinkled, dark brown or grey in older trees but the younger stems, branchlets and twigs are green and fleshy. The spine also has forked thorns making the Num-num great to use for security hedges especially when planted 1 metre apart making it impenetrable by both human and animals.
The fruit the Num-num bears is versatile and edible, it is a plum-like fruit (the skin can be found to be milky). The fruit can grow all year round however it fruits best in summer and is ripe when the fruit has a waxy skin crimson in colour and streaked with darker red, usually around 5cm long and ovoid in shape. It is rich in Vitamin C, calcium, magnesium, and phosphorus. You can also use the fruits in jams, preserves, fruit soup, Carissa pie, sauces as well as bread.
The foliage is bright dark glossy green on the top side and the underside is pale, the oval shaped foliage covers this plant all year and is sharply pointed at the tips.
The flower is white in colour and star shaped with 5 petals, found clustered at the top of the twigs, having a beautiful fragrance which is intensified at night. The Num-num reaches peak flowering in summer but can grow all year round.
You can grow your own Num-num by either planting the seeds or propagating from cuttings (see tomorrows post on “How to propagate a plant”).
INTERESTING FACT: the roots of the Num-num were used by indigenous people to treat toothache.
For more information on the Carissa macrocarpa seeds and the balanced organic fertilisers click on one of the following links;
Shipping
Standard Shipping R99. Shipping times 2 - 15 working days. There can on occasions be unforeseen courier delays. Please note : Some seeds can have a delay of up to 3 weeks. We rely on our suppliers for up to date stock lists. On rare occasion there can be stock lists provided that are inaccurate we will then gladly offer an alternative or better deal or your money back in full no questions asked. 

   

2 - 15 days delivery. We cannot be held responsible for courier delays. We buy in bulk and offer wholesale prices direct to the public to bring the best offers and the lowest prices. We rely on our suppliers for up to date stock lists. On rare occasion there can be stock lists provided that are inaccurate we will then gladly offer an alternative or better deal or your money back in full no questions asked.

Returns are easy, simply contact us for a returns number and send your item to our returns centre for fast processing. We'll get you a replacement or refund in a snap!

Here are 5 more great reasons to buy from us:

so
   

You get a full 15 days to return your item to us. If it is in original, unused condition send it back to us and we'll cheerfully refund you every cent.

Returns are easy, simply contact us for a returns number and send your item to our returns centre for fast processing. We'll get you a replacement or refund in a snap!

In the unlikely event that you find your item cheaper at another online store, just let us know and we'll do our best to beat the competitor's pricing hands-down.

We insist that you love everything you buy from us. If you're unhappy for any reason whatsoever, just let us know and we'll bend over backwards to make things right again.

Ordering from Seedleme is 100% safe and secure so you can rest easy. Your personal details are never shared, sold or rented to anyone either.

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