Carissa Conjesta (Karvand)

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There are thorny bushes of reddish berry (locally called 'Karvand') found along the roadside and the mountains. European tourists who know about this plant undoubtedly favoured 'Karvand' as being reminiscent of Goose Berries the leaves of these trees are evergreen and the fruits grow in clusters of 3 to 10. The colour of the fruit is back with acidic flavour red flesh inside. Ripended karvand is sweet which is hand picked from the tree and is eaten as it is. Green sour karvand are used by local canning factories to manufacture pickles, sauashes, jams, jellies etc.