Koromcha, Karonta Fruit, carissa carandas
Fruits are commonly used as pickles in Bangladesh. The fruits are eaten raw with salt.
As a homestead plant the thorny shrub is planted for its attractive looking and extremely sour fruits.
Flowers are showy, white and bloom in spring (March-April). Fruit is berry, green when raw and red when ripe. It ripens in the summer.
Rainy season is the planting time. Propagation of the plant is caused by seeds. Plants raised from seed start bearing two years after planting. The roots of the plant are heavily branched.