Carpobrotus edulis


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Or Hottentot fig...

Cuttings have taken and are growing now.

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There are roots showing at the bottom of both pots.

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Has edible leaves and sour fruits, sometimes made into jam.

Very aggressive, can cover a large area, found this one growing at Sidmouth in Devon.

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Flowers can also be purple, which Tetters thinks the one we got the cuttings from might be.
 
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Good find Lonk :)

Leaves are eaten by tortoises.
:oops:

Don't want the campsite full of tortoises :D

Says it's not frost hardy, but it survived being frozen last week.
 

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Bit about eating it here :)

 
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I've Been looking after a large hog not or Ice Plant in a garden I care for but It has never Flowered in the three years I've known it. I cover it in fleece just as a to help get it through the cold months & did take a cutting last year that is happy. Just wish it would flower lol
 
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