Sclerocarya birrea ssp. caffra
Sow Spring. Germinates in 2 wks.
Drought-tolerant deciduous shade tree from South Africa can grow 9 to 18m tall. Edible yellow round fruit used to produce ‘Amarula’ liqueur. Fruit contains large hard seed covered by jelly-like flesh. Seed holds 1-3 embryos which yield high protein oil. To germinate remove the ‘corks’ which cover the embryo cavities. Can be drilled out (8-10mm bit) in a vice, take care not to go too deep and damage the root tip.
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