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des variétés supérieures de safoutier, manguier du Gabon, kolatier et plusieurs autres .. de «Akpi» poussent à présent à côté du cacao, sa culture principale. Safou (African pear) is a tropical fruit which belongs to the trees Dacryodes edulis L. and belongs . J. () Guide de la culture du safoutier. Au Cameroun Toute la partie méridionale du pays, d’Ambam à l’escarpement de N’gaoundéré est propice à la culture du safoutier. Partout dans cette zone.

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Retrieved from ” http: Safou can grow to an altitude of m, but both mature and young trees are susceptible to frost. The cut area is covered with a soil mixture and kept in position with clear polythene film.

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Air layering is the most common method of vegetative propagation. The fruits of this tree are widely appreciated and are sold regularly in all major urban markets. The seeds should be planted approximately 2 cm deep in containers of acidic loam soils with a high humus content germination occurs within 12 – 15 days. The tree can produce an annual yield of about – kg of pulp per tree.

The timber is soft, elastic and grey-rose in colour.

Safou African pear is a tropical fruit which belongs to the trees Dacryodes edulis L. The fruit drupe or safou, is usually oblongcylindrical in shape and is 1. Culture of the African plum is widespread in anthropized areas, mainly in domestic gardens. Views Read Edit View history. Biotechnologie, Agronomie, Societe et Environnement.

SearchWorks Catalog Stanford Libraries. Page was last modified It can be fried to produce a kind of butter and may also be consumed fresh. The tree has a dense, compact, spherical crown with a short, slightly fluted bole and whorled branches.


Guide de la culture du Safoutier

The genus Dacryodes contains thirty-four species, 2 in Tropical America, 19 in Africa and 13 species in the Malaysian archipelago. The tree favours acidic soils, with organic matter in the cilture horizon, this improves its growth and production.

For seed propagation, fruits should be selected from trees with good production and quality. Navigation menu Personal tools Create account Log in.

The trees will bear fruit in 4 – 5 years. It is also commercially imported as a fresh fruit to certain European countries, such as France and Belgium, from production sites in Cameroon, where intonnes of safou were exported.

Guide de la culture du Safoutier [2001]

Editions CLE, Yaounde, p What are the uses of the safou tree? The safou tree is not yet a plantation crop, but is currently grown in small orchards. It is a fast growing tree with an average life span of years.

The bark is scented, resinous and pale-grey in colour. There is no detailed study of the pests affecting D. Describe the connection issue.

The views expressed are not Email: The fruits are harvested when other crops are out of season and provides a staple food for months of the year in some areas. Safourier of the African plum Dacryodes edulis G. It is used to make tool handles, mortars and is suitable for carpentry, firewood and timber. Uncommon tropical crops Fruits.

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Lam is an important fruit tree because of its nutritional value and its place within both the economy and the socio-cultural context. The oil is used for cosmetic and industrial purposes. The pulp and seeds are traditionally sun-dried or roasted to extend the shelf life, though this can effect the nutritional value increasing the acid content of the pulp and decreasing the iodine content.


Numerous scientific studies carried out in neighboring countries have revealed excellent nutritional qualities of the safou pulp and interesting food properties of the oil extracted from both the safou pulp and the seed kernel.

Biotechnologie, Agronomie, Societe et Environnement Volume: In Cameroon the total annual production of safou has been estimated at tonnes inbut less than tonnes end up in marketing channels due to poor storage, poor transport links and home production. View on content provider’s site.

Seeds are recalcitrant and should be extracted from the fruit with care to avoid injury. It favours moist, shade conditions and is often incorporated into multi-farming systems, especially in its early years of growth.

After a number of weeks, the growing roots can be observed through the polythene film, the branch can then be severed and potted. The seed kernel contains a high protein content and is often used as a livestock fodder.

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