The Monkey Apple Tree
Whilst out walking this morning, we came across this monkey apple tree. As it is winter here in South Africa the trees have no leaves, and the grass is brown! The tree is common throughout Southern Africa.
The tree is browsed by small game and the leaves and roots of the tee are used medicinally. The fruit pulp is edible and apparently delicious!!
The fruit of the tree is dried naturally in the sun. The green fruit smell of oranges as they dry and turn from green to a stone/brown colour. They are then hand decorated in a variety of patterns and colours to become the stunning monkey apples we import!