The amazing Pappea capensis (Jacket Plum)

Details from the ACT site but definitely worth passing on…

  • One hectare of Pappea capensis trees can produce approximately 1560 litres of biodiesel per annum, estimate value: R10,000/ha.
  • Leaves of Pappea capensis are browsed by game, birds, livestock and butterflies and there are numerous medicinal uses for the roots, bark and leaves.
  • Fruit from the Pappea capensis is fit for human consumption, particularly for jam, jelly and vinegar production.
  • Seeds of the Pappea capensis fruit produce a high-quality bio-oil.
  • The nutritious seedcake by-product of the biodiesel production is a high-protein animal feed.
  • Pappea capensis is indigenous to South Africa, reduces soil erosion by its strong rooting process and is drought resistant

Apparently it will also be one of SANBI‘s 2011 Trees of the Year.

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8 Responses to The amazing Pappea capensis (Jacket Plum)

  1. Darlene August 22, 2011 at 1:53 pm #

    Hi, I am looking for pictures of Pappea capensis & Nuxia congesta for Arbor week – can you help please?
    Kind Regards,

  2. Willie Els August 31, 2011 at 8:31 pm #

    Hi . Can you perhaps assist me in buying a few seeds of the Pappea Capensis ( alias : Jacket Plum Tree / Bushveld Cherry tree / Indaba tree ) to plant.
    Kind Regards
    Willie

  3. mol-d September 1, 2011 at 9:27 am #

    hi darlene, i think google images might be your best bet:

    http://www.google.co.za/imghp?hl=en&tab=ii

    willie, where do you live?

  4. amaan September 1, 2011 at 3:47 pm #

    i was looking for the tree number of the pappea capensis

  5. suhail September 3, 2011 at 7:20 pm #

    where can i find the pappea capensis

  6. nick October 4, 2011 at 10:28 pm #

    Hi

    I would like to get some Jacket plum tree seeds as well. How or where can I get?

  7. mol-d October 9, 2011 at 9:58 pm #

    hi all, not sure where to get them from.. you local indigenous nursery?

  8. Tynan March 25, 2012 at 10:34 am #

    2 excellent sites for seeds of South Africa trees, shrubs, perennials, and annual flowers are:

    Silver Hill Seeds

    Lifestyle Seeds

    I have bought from both and they each are easy to order from and provide a top quality product with good germination rates. I live in California so they do ship worldwide. Check them out, they are family run small businesses and always need more customers!
    ~Sincerely,
    Tynan Wyatt

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