How to harvest Turkey Berry
When harvesting seeds, seeds should be collected when ripe and cleaning of these is recommended prior to sowing.
How to propagate Turkey Berry
Sowing is done in trays or seed beds in a rich, well-drained medium, with equal parts of sand and compost. Germination times vary, depending on the time of year, from under a month to up to 2-3 months.
Special features of Turkey Berry
Attracts useful insects
Insects include bees and the Natal Barred Blue butterfly.
It attract numerous fruit-eating and insectivorous birds. Birds play an important role in the dispersal of the plants seeds.
It can serve as a possible security hedge and can also be pruned into a formal hedge.
Drought tolerant once well established, often grows along coastal line.
Other uses of Turkey Berry
The leaves are used in the treatment of stomach ailments.
The fruits are eaten by people.