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Sea Grape
Sea Grape

  • Price: $18.00

Capable of surviving down to approximately 2°C, the tree is unable to survive frost. Is wind resistant, moderately tolerant of shade, and highly tolerant of salt, so it is often planted to stabilize beach edges; it is also planted as an ornamental shrub. Apart from its delicious fruit it has a spectacular appearance having a plate-like waxy leaf that can reach up to 20cm in diameter. On a hot day the leaves make an ideal fan. They are very tough, require little maintenance and don't mind sandy soil and salt spray. They prefer full sun.

Comments Warnings : Not a native of Australia but naturalised particularly in Beach areas. Fruits are very tasty eaten fresh or made into jams. The reddish fruits of the sea grape may be eaten raw, cooked into jellies and jams, or fermented into sea grape wine. Sea grape wine may also be fermented into sea grape vinegar, which is also useful in cooking. The sap of the sea grape is used in the West Indies and Jamaica for dyeing and tanning of leather."