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Diospyros whyteana

Shiny leaves which sometimes appear hairless. The edible fruit has a bittersweet taste and is popular with fruit eating birds. They are green at first becoming reddish- brown and papery as they dry. It is understood that the roasted seeds can be used as a substitute for coffee.

SA Tree No. 611

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Plant Height:
2 - 3 m
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August, September, October, November