Sclerocarya Birrea ssp. Caffra - Marula, Amarula

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Botanical nomenclature: Sclerocarya Birrea ssp. Caffra
Common name: Marula, Amarula
Family: Anacardiaceae
Origin: South africa
Height: About 10 meters
Frost Tolerance: Light
Water Requirements: Moderate
Drought Tolerance: Yes
Wind Tolerance: Moderate

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Description

Archaeological evidences indicate that your fruit is consumed by human beings in africa in 9000-10000 before christ.

Highly tolerant to salt: in israel grows vigorously when irrigated with salted water.

In south africa its flowering occurs from september to november, and fruit from january to march.

Extremely prolific, from a single tree can be collected up to 1.5 tonnes of fruits in wild state.

The diversity of products to which this magnifying species is provided is also difficult.

One of the fastest growing trees in south africa, at 1.50 m average year.

All the parts of the fruit are edible.

From their peanuts it makes oil with quality comparable to olive oils, but a stability that is 10 times greater.

Very used also in cosmetic industry

Can be used in the manufacture of fuel ethanol

In south africa, the commercial use of its wood was interrupted in 1962, when the tree was officially declared a species protected throughout the whole country.

From the juice of their fruits the amarulic liquor is made

Its fruits are eaten by cattle, goats, and a large variety of hunting animals, including elephants, which many times are performed strange with the fermentation of the same in their stomach; causing them dizziness and disorientation.

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