'KARKALLA' COASTAL PIG FACE (Carpobrotus virescens) SEEDS 'Bush Tucker Plant'
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This coastal succulent tolerates both drought and salt, and is somewhat frost-resistant. It prefers full sun, but will grow comfortably in part-shade.
Karkalla grows as a groundcover, with a spread of up to 3m.
The fruit of the Karkalla grows to about the size of a grape, and turns a deep red when ripe. To enjoy them fresh, just hold one end and suck out the sweet pulp, or eat it whole.
Bush food : Traditionally the Karkalla’s fruit can be eaten fresh and dried, and pair fleshy leaves with meat.
Cooked, they may be used in jams, jellies and cakes, or paired with seafood in savoury dishes. The leaves can be eaten raw or cooked like a vegetables
Germination: All year round
Sowing Deepth: Light germinator, only sprinkle on the surface of the substrate + slightly press on
Sowing Mix: Coir, cactus soil or sowing mix + 2/3 sand or perlite, Alternative: pure sand.