South African fruit trees
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Many of us will remember eating Loquats from a tree in the garden as children. What we may not know is that the Eriobotrya japonica has been declared a Category 3 NEMBA invasive species and as such may not be propagated, planted or sold since 2001. Native to South eastern China, the Loquat was introduced to
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Jabuticaba [Pinia cauliflora] - a fruit-bearing tree that belongs to family Myrtaceae - is native to Brazil, Argentina, Paraguay, and Bolivia. The tree is grown for its purplish-black, white-pulped fruits that can be eaten raw or be used to make jellies and drinks (plain juice or wine). The tree has salmon-colored leaves when they are young, turning green as they mature; flowers, and hence the fruits, are borne directly from its trunk in a cauliflorous-habit giving the plant a distinct look.