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Kei apples

Dovyalis caffra

Small spiny tree of Salicaceae family.

Location: Brisbane, Australia

 

Kei apples are native to Africa, where it is called Umkokola, Amaqokolo and other.

 

I would call it plum, not apple, as it has size and flesh as a plum, with a few small white seeds inside.

It is very rich with ascorbic acid (vitamin C), so the fruit is too acid eating out of hand, but I made a beautiful "Kei apples" jam!

 

Info: www.plantzafrica.com/plantcd/dovycaf.htm

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Taken on February 1, 2009