SA No. 103

Ximenia caffra var caffra

Grootsuurpruim / Large sourplum

Family: Olacaceae

Where can i find this tree. Locations to follow soon – watch this space!


Don’t let the shapeless crowns of these small trees fool you – they are astonishing trees! Their vitamin C rich red plums are edible and very tasty, although sour! Also where the name is derived from. If you see red fruit on these trees, try them – they are lekker.

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The fruit are relished by birds such as Barbets, Red winged starlings and Mousebirds. These trees also attracts a variety of butterflies and insect eating birds.


Bushbucks, Kudus, Impalas, Klipspringers and other browsers enjoy the leaves and Baboons and Monkeys the fruit on the trees. Bushpigs, Warthogs and Duikers will eat fruit fallen to the ground.

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