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Nonda Fruit

Introduction of Nonda plum Fruit

            Scientific name - Parinari nonda

Parinari nonda commonly recognized as Nonda plum is a small tree or a shrub which has its roots in the family Chrysobalanaceae. It bears edible fruit which seeds are surrounded by brown hairs and they are generally harvested in the wild. In general, it occurs in Northern Australia and New Guinea. Nonda Tree, Nunda Plum and Parinari are some of its common names. The fruits are ovoid-globular in shape and are pericap fleshy just about 30-40 x 25-35 mm in size. Having a hard endocarp and bony, they are about 25 x 15 mm, outer surface rough and reticulate.

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Nutritional Value of Nonda plum Fruit

Total Fat 3g 5%
Saturated Fat -1g -5%
Cholesterol -1mg -0%
Sodium 20mg 1%
Total Carb 8.7g 3%
Dietary Fiber 8.1g 32%
Sugars -1g
Protein 2.8g 6%
Vitamin A -0% Vitamin C -2%
Calcium 0% Iron 17%

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With regards to the environment, P. nonda varies considerably in habit. Rising and falling to hilly plateau of either sandstone or basalt and on alluvial plains, in general a small to medium-sized tree 6 - 15 metres tall; despite exceptional specimens can reach 34 metres in height.

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Cultivation Details

Preferring sunny position, the tree thrives in deep, well-drained sandy to loamy soil. It can be found up to elevations of 1300 metres. In addition it can tolerate a pH range of 4.5 8, and prefers 5.5 7. Goes well with a mean annual rainfall in the range 1,100 - 1,600mm, but tolerates 700 - 1,800mm.

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