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Edible uses


Fruit - raw or cooked[1][2][3]. Aromatic with a taste like the sweetwater grape[4][5]. The fruit is up to 20mm long and 15mm wide, it contains one seed[6]. Seed[4][7]. No more details are given.


Material uses

The plant is very tolerant of trimming and can be grown as a hedge[8][9][6]. Wood. Used to make furniture[2].

Unknown part

Medicinal uses(Warning!)

There are no medicinal uses listed for Prumnopitys andina.


Ecosystem niche/layer

Secondary canopy

Ecological Functions



Nothing listed.


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Seed - it can be sown at any time of the year in a sandy soil in a greenhouse[8]. It can take 18 months to germinate[6]. When they are large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and grow them on in the greenhouse for at least their first winter. Plant them out into their permanent positions in late spring or early summer, after the last expected frosts.

Cuttings of half-ripe wood, July/august in a frame. Easy[8].

Cuttings of ripe wood with a heel in late summer.

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Thrives in any good soil, including chalk[4][7]. Requires a sheltered position[4].

A very ornamental plant[8], but it is in general very slow growing in Britain[4][7], though slightly faster in the south-west[10]. Plants are usually dioecious though monoecious forms are known. Male and female plants must be grown if seed and fruit are required.

The fruits are fragrant[5].


Problems, pests & diseases

Associations & Interactions

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Polycultures & Guilds

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Full Data

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Binomial name
Prumnopitys andina
Imported References
Edible uses
Medicinal uses
Material uses & Functions
Edible uses
None listed.
Material uses
None listed.
Medicinal uses
None listed.
Functions & Nature
Provides forage for
Provides shelter for
Hardiness Zone
Heat Zone
full sun
light shade
Soil PH
Soil Texture
Soil Water Retention
Environmental Tolerances
    Native Climate Zones
    None listed.
    Adapted Climate Zones
    None listed.
    Native Geographical Range
    None listed.
    Native Environment
    None listed.
    Ecosystem Niche
    Root Zone Tendancy
    None listed.
    Deciduous or Evergreen
    Herbaceous or Woody
    Life Cycle
    Growth Rate
    Mature Size
    15 x 8 meters
    Flower Colour
    Flower Type

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    1. ? 1.01.1 Tanaka. T. Tanaka's Cyclopaedia of Edible Plants of the World. Keigaku Publishing (1976-00-00)
    2. ? ? Flora of Chile. (in Spanish) ()
    3. ? 3.03.1 Kunkel. G. Plants for Human Consumption. Koeltz Scientific Books ISBN 3874292169 (1984-00-00)
    4. ? Bean. W. Trees and Shrubs Hardy in Great Britain. Vol 1 - 4 and Supplement. Murray (1981-00-00)
    5. ? Genders. R. Scented Flora of the World. Robert Hale. London. ISBN 0-7090-5440-8 (1994-00-00)
    6. ? Huxley. A. The New RHS Dictionary of Gardening. 1992. MacMillan Press ISBN 0-333-47494-5 (1992-00-00)
    7. ? Rushforth. K. Conifers. Christopher Helm ISBN 0-7470-2801-X (1987-00-00)
    8. ? F. Chittendon. RHS Dictionary of Plants plus Supplement. 1956 Oxford University Press (1951-00-00)
    9. ? 9.09.1 Shepherd. F.W. Hedges and Screens. Royal Horticultural Society. ISBN 0900629649 (1974-00-00)
    10. ? Mitchell. A. F. Conifers in the British Isles. HMSO ISBN 0-11-710012-9 (1975-00-00)

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