FRUIT TREE (PLUM): Governor's Plum Tree- Sold per plant - FREE ISLANDWIDE DELIVERY AVAILABLE
By Nature Touch Farms From Jamaica
Governor’s Plum/ Flacourtia Indica is a large shrub or small tree native to tropical Africa. It is found from Tropical Africa south to northern South Africa, Swaziland; Madagascar, India, Sri Lanka, Indo-china, Indonesia, and China.Flacourtia indica, known commonly as Ramontchi, Governor's Plum, Madagascar Plum, and Indian Plum. This fruit is cultivated in tropical regions as a hedge plant and for its deep red acid fruits resembling small plums.
Ramontchi fruit is a pome that is an inch thick, scarlet, and turns purple when ripe. It has 6 to 10 seeds in stacked carpels and is highly meaty. The pulp is delicious with an acidic tang and can be yellow or white.
For the treatment of snakebites, the leaves and roots are employed in herbal therapy. It is thought that the bark can treat arthritis. The majority of the plant's components are used to treat bacterial throat infections, pneumonia, and cough. Diarrhea has also been treated with it.
Common Name: Madagascar Plum, Indian Plum
Botanical Name: Flacourtia Indica
Bloom Time/Fruiting: 3-4 Years
Maintenance Required: Moderate
Average height: As a shrub 25 feet (7.6 m) and as a tree it reaches a maximum height around 50 feet (15 m). The height of this fruit tree can be controlled to between 8 to 10 feet by doing annual pruning.
Can be grown & produce in a pot.
Planting and Care
The tree is easy to grow, self-fertile and doesn't require much care, not as particular about soil and very versatile in terms of watering.
1. Protect the young plant from high temperatures (above 35 °C).
2. Protect the young plant from low temperatures (below 10 °C).
3. Fertilize once every month (always when the soil is already wet).
4. Protect the plant from diseases.
5. Pick a spot for your tree that is protected from heavy winds.
6. Make sure to keep the soil moisture without drowning the tree.
7. Must be planted in distance of at least 13 feet (4 meters) from other plants.
8. Choose a rich, well drained soil with a PH level of 6-7.
It helps prevent anaemia, arthritis, cough, colds, snake bites, diarrhoea, immunity, and heal bone ailments. It helps treat cough, snake bites as well as throat infections.
Fruits are eaten raw or cooked in the culinary uses. It is also used for medicinal purposes. It has a sweet and acid flavour used to make preserves, jams, and jellies. The pulp is white or yellow and is generally used for the fermentation of wines.
HOW LONG BEFORE THIS TREE PRODUCE FRUIT?
This depends on the type of tree and the propagation method used to produce the tree. Below is general information regarding the time it takes for your tree to produce fruit.
They typically produce fruit in 1-2 years. They are copies of matured trees.
AIR LAYERED TREES
They typically produce fruit in 1-2 years. They are copies of matured trees.
TREES PROPAGATED BY CUTTINGS
They typically produce fruit in 1-2 years. They are copies of matured trees
TREES PROPAGATED BY SEEDLINGS
They typically produce fruit in 4-7 years. There are many exceptions to this rule. For example: Papaya: 1-2 years, Sugar Apple: 1-2 years, Custard Apple: 1-2 years, Soursop: 1-2 years, Governor's Plum: 3-4 years
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We are very careful with packing and handling our plants, however it is the responsibility of the purchaser to promptly unpack, plant and care for the plants appropriately once they arrive.
Please read cultivation notes for each variety carefully, as Nature Touch Farms will not be held accountable for the care of plants once they leave our premises.
Images are for reference purposes only. Actual product may vary in shape or appearance based on climate, age, height, etc.
We will dispatch your plant order as soon as possible.
Please note the plants are individually wrapped, prepped and packaged to ensure safety in transit and this takes time.
During busy periods, plant orders can take up to 7 days to process, so please notify us of any dates we need to take into account when sending your plants.
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Store Delivery Information
ORDER PROCESSING & DELIVERY
pick up by appointment at our farm or plant nursery. Other delivery arrangements can be made for an additional fee.
Orders are normally processed & dispatched for delivery on Fridays, once the order has been made on or before Thursday 12 midday and payment has been cleared.
For GoCool Courier delivery pick ups are made from our location on Fridays and delivery done islandwide on Saturdays within the Kingston, Ocho Rios & Montego Bay areas. Other areas within the island, deliveries will be done on Mondays .
For Doorway Express delivery pick up are made from our location on Thursdays, and delivery done islandwide on Fridays within the Corporate Areas, Kingston, Ocho Rios, Montego Bay, Spanish Town, May Pen & Mandeville on Fridays. Other areas within the island, deliveries will be done on Saturdays.
For each order a Tracking Number is provided to facilitate tracking of your delivery.
Orders can be collected between the hours of 10 am to 5 pm at the nearest Knutsford Express location or at our onsite location.
usually prep the fruit tree before shipping to prevent plant shock during the delivery process. 99% of the time, the trees arrive alive to their final destination. Our trees are shipped in a
grow bag with soil.
We do our very best to ensure that everything is perfect with your order and that you are 100% satisfied.
However, we know that sometimes even with our best efforts things can still go wrong.
Therefore, for every order purchased (fruits, vegetables, spices & seasonings) an additional 10% is provided FREE OF COST to replace any faults/damages/spoilage.
If you receive your order in an unsatisfactory condition, please take a few pictures and submit them via email to our email address: [email protected] or WhatsApp the pictures to 1-876-532--9441. Please do this within 24 hours of receiving your package.
We will review your email or WhatsApp message & pictures and get back to you within 5 working days.
Remember to keep the box in case we ask you to ship the package back to us at our expense.
WHAT IS YOUR WARRANTY & RETURN POLICY ON THE FRUIT TREES & OTHER PLANTS?
Our warranty only covers the fruit tree and other plants arriving alive and in fair condition. If you receive your fruit tree and/or plant in a condition in which the tree or plant may not survive, please take a few pictures and submit them via email to our address: [email protected] or WhatsApp the pictures to 1-876-532-9441. Please do this within 48 hours of receiving your tree or plant. We will review your email or WhatsApp message & pictures and get back to you within a few days. Remember to keep the box in case we ask you to ship the plant back to us at our expense. Our warranty does not apply once you have planted the tree or plant on the ground, pot and/or any other container.
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