Giant Cardaba is one of the most productive plants that I have in my organic garden. My love to this fruit has started when I was so desperate enough to reinforce the dikes of my fishpond. Ironic as it may seem, but because of this plant’s colossal body with roots that can penetrate to a considerable depth, I was so confident that it can do the job to which I designed it for. In short, I was NOT so interested in either its fruit nor of its capacity to produce but of its size to protect my pond.
Three months after, I noticed that my young giant cardaba grew enormously along with its new sprouting buds underneath it. Then I realized that if I will allow the new buds to develop fully on its own, then chances are it will destroy the dikes of my pond and will soon damage my designed system – a counterproductive organic approach so to speak.
For these reasons, I decided to extract the giant cardaba buds and plant them into a separate area, away from my fishpond. Since then, both the dikes of my pond and the boundaries of my farm, were all covered with giant cardaba which until now provides me an income via its fruit- an agricultural produce that I did not think of acquiring even in my wildest imagination.
Our Giant Cardaba gives us food, income, dike reinforcement, food for our African Night Crawlers and of course great tasting banana vinegar!