|Copyright: Neuro Toxin (Neuro_Toxin)
|Date Taken: 2008-04|
|Photo Version: Original Version|
|Date Submitted: 2009-03-17 3:44|
|[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note|
|"Carissa Carandas" |
The karanda, Carissa Carandas, is a sprawling semi-vine shrub native to India . Leaves are from one-and-a-half to two-and-a-half inches long, very dark green, shiny and opposite and they have large spines like many other Carissas. If the leaves or stems are injured, the white milky sap is seen, which is characteristic of this group of plants.Although carissa caranda can be kept clipped into a shrub, it really prefers to act much like a vine similar to bougainvillea and will climb to the tops of rather tall trees.
Small fragrant three-quarter-inch white flowers are produced from early spring through late fall and the clusters of small purplish to black fruit ripen from May through October. Fruit size is variable, but most fruits are about three-quarters of an inch in diameter with a few seeds. Fruits usually occur in clusters somewhat resembling large purple grapes. Fruits can be eaten fresh or used for jellies or jam.Plants are quite cold hardy, and can take temperatures down to about 25°F. before serious damage occurs. Although best grown in full sun, karanda is tolerant of light shade and will produce adequate fruit.
There are no serious pests of karanda except occasionally birds might help harvest fruit. This is an excellent "people-stopper" plant for security because of its large thorns. It can be used along a fence or similar area to provide privacy as well as delicious fruit. Although a little bit more difficult to locate in the nursery industry, it is worth pursuing if you really enjoy this plant.
( Compiled from the internet :D )
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- [2009-03-17 9:44]
Hi Neurotoxin fan,
wonderful presentation of this fruit tree completely unknown to me. You seem to have used the sideways light to render the fruit and the water wonderfully translucent. Great work.
My best regards
Congratulation for that very nice photography from Carissa carandas.
Good composition and point of view. The sharpness is good as well as the depth of field. Colors and contrast very soft. You have properly captured the effect on the dropplets of water. Instructive notice with the photography.
Thanks for the sharing.
Hope to see you soon on treknature for other photography.
All the best.