Author Topic: Cock's Egg (Salpichroa organifolia) is a weedy Subtropical Species  (Read 219 times)


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Another selection from Marcos that made it through our winter with no protection-

This one has a potential to be an invasive species so I am keeping a close eye on flower / fruit set

Last year we had flowers but no fruit- multiple seedlings in a pot-

Salpichroa origanifolia - "Cock’s Eggs”
Salpichroa origanifolia is a very fast-growing, perennial, climbing plant with somewhat woody stems. Although the fruits have a poor flavour raw, they are often gathered from the wild for use as preserves and are commonly found for sale in local markets. A plant of the warm temperate to tropical zones, being found at elevations above 1,000 metres in the tropics. Plants are susceptible to frost, even the fleshy roots can be killed by temperatures down to freezing. Prefers a sunny position. Thrives in alkaline soils. Fruit. Of poor flavour raw. Often used to make preserves. The white or yellow, ovoid fruit is 18mm x 8mm.
Text sourced from Tropical Plants Database, Ken Fern. 2021-10-05. <>

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