A semi-evergreen tree grown for its apple – like fruit. White flowers accent bright green foliage in April followed by fruit that ripens around September. Hardy to zone 8. Trees grow to about 14 feet. Self fruitful.
Prefers light sandy, to medium loamy soils that are well drained. Keep moist and treat as a tropical.
The fully ripe fruit is edible. The fruit is about 5cm (2 in) in diameter.
1. Native to the Himalayas
2. Although called an apple the fruit is more closely related to the quince
3. Fruits are slightly acid and are eaten fresh, pickled or made into a jam
4. The wood is hard with an even grain and used to make tool handles and walking sticks.
Assam Apple Docynia indica Tropical fruit Tree 10 Rare seeds