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Chinese Wampee Plant - Grafted

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Wampee or Wampi (Clausena lansium)

The Wampee or Wampi fruit might remain an enigma to many, but for those with an inclination towards exotic fruits, it’s a real treasure. Despite its rarity suggesting a complex cultivation process, the Wampi is surprisingly easy to grow, much like cultivating citrus. Our plant is matured and grafted from fruiting mother plant grown in NZ.

Its fruit showcases a soft exterior, with an inner flesh reminiscent of grapes. Depending on the specific tree, its taste ranges from sweet to tart. They can be enjoyed whole, similar to a kumquat. Beyond its fruit, the Wampi tree’s foliage stands out, with an aroma and flavor akin to curry—a unique feature indeed.

Wampi Growing Tips:

• Planting: Best started when nighttime temperatures are consistently above 10°C and expected to rise in the following months.
• Sun Exposure: Wampi thrives best in full sun. Although it can adapt to shaded conditions, fruit production might be reduced.
• Winter Resilience: Established plants can withstand temperatures as low as -6°C, but younger specimens should be protected from frost.
• Growth Structure: Naturally a shrub, Wampi typically branches out close to the ground. However, with pruning, it can be shaped more like a tree. Its height can reach between 3-6 meters, with shorter heights in less tropical zones.
• Root System: With its dominant taproot, ensure the Wampi has ample room to grow, avoiding immediate proximity to walls or pathways. Proper watering usually prevents potential issues.
• Flowering/Fruiting: Flowering typically begins when nighttime temperatures average 15-21°C. Fruits often mature by late summer. Individual trees might display varied flowering patterns during their early years. Their blossoms are reminiscent of those of the Lychee and Longan.
• Watering: During its first year, regular watering is crucial. As the tree matures, transition to deeper, less frequent watering. For potted specimens, water once 50-75% of the soil dries out.
• Fertilization: For container growth, a slow-release fertilizer works well. For in-ground planting, a blend of compost topped with mulch usually suffices. Wampis aren’t overly demanding, content with basic nutrition.
• Container Cultivation: Wampis adapt well to containers. If you’re familiar with cultivating citrus in pots, the Wampi offers a similar experience. Regular care and repotting as it grows ensures its well-being, though fruiting may be less abundant compared to in-ground specimens.


• Personal Growing Tip: Wampis bear similarities to citrus in many aspects. Upon planting, they may take time to solidify their roots, during which visible growth may be minimal. Younger specimens might exhibit a tendency to drop fruit prematurely. A bonus is their self-pollinating nature, so a single tree is sufficient for fruiting.

 

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