Plant at spacing between 6-8 m. Manuring, weeding, mulching, and watering ensures rapid growth of young trees. Little management needed after 2 years. Fruit producing trees will benefit from fertilizer applied after harvest and supplemented when inflorescence forms. Restricted to the wetter climates, requires a reliable water supply, and often planted along streams or ponds.
Coffee Agroforestry Information
Tree Benefits and Uses
Over 80% of the fruit is edible, the ripe fruit is sweet, mainly eaten fresh, is often stewed with other fruits, and can be sold at markets. The tree is used for shade and various parts of the tree are used in traditional medicine, due to its antibiotic activity. In particular the bark, leaves, and roots of Malay apple are used against a number of different ailments.
- Coffee Shade