Ceylon Gooseberry, Ketembilla (Dovyalis hebecarpa)

Ceylon Gooseberry, Ketembilla (Dovyalis hebecarpa)

Regular price $17.95
33 in stock

Live Ceylon Gooseberry Plant
Ships in 100% Biodegradable 4" Coconut Fiber Planter

Ceylon Gooseberry, commonly known as Ketembilla and Kitambilla, is a tropical perennial fruiting shrub or small tree native to Sri Lanka and southern India.  The small round exotic fruit has deep-maroon, furry, and velvety skin.  The pulp has a simultaneously tart, sweet, sour, acidic and bitter flavor with notes of cranberry, lemon, honey, and papaya.  Fruit is a great source of nutrients, vitamins and minerals and is eaten fresh or made into juice and jam.

Ceylon Gooseberry was originally brought to the United States by Dr. David Fairchild.  It has since been naturalized in Hawaii, Florida, Puerto Rico, Israel, and parts of Central America and South Africa.

Order Processing & Shipping Schedule
Orders are processed and shipped at the beginning of each week via 1-3 Day USPS Priority Mail.  Average order processing time before shipment ranges from 1-14 days.

Tracking information
A confirmation email with tracking information will be sent immediately upon shipment. You can track the progress of your order online anytime by logging in to your account. Delivery confirmation will be emailed when your plants have reached their destination, so you never miss a beat!

Shipping Cost
Shipping will be calculated at checkout and varies based on order weight and your distance from the nursery.  Shipping is combined for multiple plants. The more you grow, the more you save!

Can I pick up my order at the nursery?
Yes, just select Store Pickup at checkout and schedule your pickup date/time. A member of our team will reach out if the time you have chosen needs to be rescheduled.  There are no same day pickups. 

For more frequently asked questions visit our FAQ's page.

Weather Holds
Orders placed in colder climate zones during the winter months will automatically be placed on hold until Spring or when temperatures in your area are above freezing on the expected date of delivery.  

Heat Packs
Heat packs can be purchased separately to avoid cold weather delays.
If you live in a colder climate and do not want to wait until Spring to get your new plants, we recommend adding a heat pack to your order. Your plants will ship as scheduled and arrive safely, with no risk of freezing on the way to your front door.

Plant Care

Plant Type: Tropical Fruit Tree, Shrub

Harvest Season: Spring, Summer

Mature Size: Tree grows between 9 to 16 ft tall

Soil & Moisture: Prefers deep, fertile, humus-rich and well-draining soil

Exposure: Full Sun, Part Shade

Zones

Climate Zones: USDA plant hardiness Zones 9-11.  Needs frost protection to be grown outdoors in Zone 9.

Patio Planting Zones: 4+

All of our tropical fruiting plants can be grown in small or large containers in northern zones or planted outside in warmer climates.