Phalsa (Grewia asiatica)

Small tissue culture plant from AZRFG, Mar 2016

I have this one planted in eastern exposure where it gets protected by a western block wall and overhead protection from Neem and Papaya. Once it got established it started growing like crazy. Shot straight up to a 6+ ft tree. I headed it back to 3 ft (because it was lanky and leaning) and when I did that the new growth started to flower last year. No fruit yet.

Phalsa growth after heading back Fall 2017

Phalsa flowers Fall 2017

Spring 2018