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African Bubblegum Tree - Thespesia garckeana

  • Product Code: TS004
  • Availability: In Stock
  • $8.00

African Bubblegum Tree - Thespesia garckeana

The African Bubblegum Tree is a delight to any African youth that knows the sweet, sticky snotty fruit. Also known as a Snot Apple, this gives you an idea on the texture of the fruit when eaten. The taste of the fruit is somewhat like a date, sweet and sticky. It quickly dissolves into a fibrous mat that can be chewed like bubblegum.

The flowers look like yellow hibisus flowers and show the tree's relationship to the hibiscus family. Growing to a height of 15-20' with some specimens getting to 30' tall. The tree does will in a pot or as a bonsai, where is can be moved indoors over the coldest part of the year.

The pulp is exceptionally high in mucilage and fiber and will greatly assist with digestion and bowel movement. The fruit of this tree has been ascribed many positive benefits, however most have not been tested.

Will grow well in USDA Zone 9b+

Approx  10 seeds (Limited Stocks)