Phalsa or Falsa comes from the various other parts of Southeast Asia, consisting of India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka as well as Bangladesh. It is a deciduous bush in East and North India. It is minor fruit and is being cultivated on the very small scale. Phalsa is famous for its acidic taste, coloured squash and syrup. At of the early component of the 20th century, the fruit was presented to Indonesia and also the Philippines, where it has since naturalized.
The Plant of Phalsa or Falsa belongs to Species: Subinaequalis, Genus: Grewia and Family: Tiliaceae.
2. The Phalsa Plant is also known as :
Grewia Asiatica or Falsa in English
Phalsa (फालसा) in Hindi, Urdu and Marathi
Phutiki in Telegu
Shukri in Gujarati
3. What is its botanical category?
Phalsa is Phalsa is a shrub or small tree.
4. What is its botanical category?
Phalsa is a shrub or small tree.
5. Is it an indoor or outdoor plant?
It needs full sun exposure. So it is an outdoor plant.
6. What is the soil pH requirement?
The soil ph requirement is 6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic). Loam soils are considered best. It makes good growth under scanty irrigation conditions.
7. What should be the spacing between the two plants?
The spacing should be 18-24 inch. (45-60 cm) between the two plants. Actual planting pits of dimension 0.5 meter deep and also very same size are prepared. After growing light irrigation is applied to settle the soil around roots.
8. Can it be grown in containers?
Yes, It can be grown in containers. Apply 5kg of farmyard manure to every shrub after trimming in January. The bushes may be used 50 to 100 grams of urea.
9. What is the colour of the flower in full bloom?
The colour of the flower in full bloom is Gold (Yellow-Orange)
10. What is its bloom time?
Its blooming time is late Spring to early Summer. Fruits start ripening in the first week of June and continue for a month. Fruits should be harvested twice a week. Phalsa fruit is perishable in nature, hence should be transported to the market soon after harvesting.
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Health Benefits of Phalsa
Phalsa fruit has a number of standard health advantages. Phalsa is an astringent, coolant, as well as a stomachic. Ground leaves treat pustular infections, and possess solid antimicrobial and also antibacterial homes capable of correcting Escherichia coli. It is treated as dehydration and functions as a coolant. Some of the most common recipes for Phalsa fruit include juice and sherbet with rosewater.