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AFRICAN SAUSAGE TREE Seeds | Kigelia africana


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We currently have available:


AFRICAN SAUSAGE TREE - Kigelia africana - Whole Fruit


Available in packs of 5 and 15 seeds.


Guaranteed to be over 1kg, this whole fruit of the African Sausage Tree possesses a high quality medicinal profile and is freshly harvested.


The African Sausage Tree is an extremely variable, semi deciduous tree with a large, dense, spreading crown. It sometimes grows up to 23 m tall but is usually smaller. The bole is sometimes crooked, it usually branches from low-down and can be 80cm in diameter.

An important medicinal plant in Africa, where it is commonly gathered from the wild for local use. The fruits are often sold in local markets and more recently the plant has become an ingredient in commercial applications to treat a range of skin complaints.


The tree is often cultivated or protected in and around the villages of tropical Africa for medicinal purposes and to provide shade and a village meeting place.


It is also widely grown as an ornamental in the tropics of all continents, producing long lax pendulous panicles of attractive, maroon-coloured, yellow-veined flowers that can be nearly 1m long. It is not advisable, however, to park a vehicle or to put up a tent underneath an African Sausage Tree during the fruiting period. The 'sausages' that drop every so often weigh up to 12kg and can cause considerable damage.




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AFRICAN SAUSAGE TREE Seeds | Kigelia africana

SKU: African Sausage Tree Kigelia africana
PriceFrom AU$11.00
  • For seeds, no pre-treatment is needed, but the germination rate is relatively low. Another report says that germination improves after the seed has been stored for 12 months.


    Soaking the seed in warm water for 1 hour prior to sowing will enhance germination. Seeds are best placed in seedling trays filled with pure river sand. They are pressed into the sand until the tip is level with the sand, covered lightly with a thin layer of sand and kept moist. Seed usually germinates after 14 - 28 days. 


    Seeds germinate better at temperatures of 23°C or higher. The African Sausage Tree is not a prolific seeder. Seeds are released when the fruit rots on the ground, and plants regenerate naturally. Seed storage behaviour is orthodox