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African Black Plum (Vitex doniana)
« on: September 29, 2012, 06:47:59 AM »
I put some of these vitex plants in the ground today. I was wondering if anyone has tasted this black plum and how it is?
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Re: African Black Plum (Vitex doniana)
« Reply #1 on: September 29, 2012, 12:29:17 PM »
I put some of these vitex plants in the ground today. I was wondering if anyone has tasted this black plum and how it is?

It is worth growing Oscar. Fruit is around 3cm and sweet berry like in taste. Notice that each nut can produce several seedlings; they can take time to germinate.
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Re: African Black Plum (Vitex doniana)
« Reply #2 on: September 29, 2012, 04:23:43 PM »
Thanks Soren, have nice established 4 footers in the ground. My second attempt. First time i managed to kill them.  :'(
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Re: African Black Plum (Vitex doniana)
« Reply #3 on: August 14, 2013, 05:51:07 PM »
Does anyone have an idea how long these take to fruit?

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Re: African Black Plum (Vitex doniana)
« Reply #4 on: July 19, 2019, 04:12:21 PM »
Bumping in case anyone knows how long this plant takes to fruit!
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Re: African Black Plum (Vitex doniana)
« Reply #5 on: July 19, 2019, 11:55:05 PM »
Mine are 15-20 feet tall and have never flowered or fruited. I'm guessing they are 8-10 years old. Very healthy looking and vigorous, not sure what the probllem is. I have 3 trees.
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Re: African Black Plum (Vitex doniana)
« Reply #6 on: July 20, 2019, 01:57:24 PM »
OK, mine are a bit younger than yours and also no flowers or fruit yet.


As you say, they are pretty vigorous and healthy-looking although in my winter they start looking really scraggly. They bounce back in the springtime.


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Re: African Black Plum (Vitex doniana)
« Reply #7 on: July 21, 2019, 01:54:40 PM »
Just wondering if it prefers more infertile soil to get it to fruit. Ours grow naturally on quite poor soil.

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Re: African Black Plum (Vitex doniana)
« Reply #8 on: July 22, 2019, 02:23:44 AM »
Just wondering if it prefers more infertile soil to get it to fruit. Ours grow naturally on quite poor soil.
Perhaps you are right. But soil is not so great here. I'm thinking more likely they don't like the constant rain that we get? Do you have a long dry period in your area of Uganda?
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Re: African Black Plum (Vitex doniana)
« Reply #9 on: July 23, 2019, 11:37:38 AM »
It could be we have about three to four months dry season here in Northern Uganda.

 

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