Elephant Apple fruiting in Brisbane Botanical Gardens in March 2022

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An interesting fruit that is well regarded for its acidity, aromatica and pungency when added to curries and pickles. This is an unripe fruit. Yellow when ripe.

(2/8) An interesting fruit that is well regarded for its acidity, aromatica and pungency when added to curries and pickles. This is an unripe fruit. Yellow when ripe.

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Elephant Apple

Dillenia indica
Medium sized tree to 15m, attractive corrugated foliage. The knobbly fruits can be used in curries, jellies and jams. Highly ornamental fragrant flowers. Prefers a tropical location, marginal in the subtropics. Great for Food Forest canopy tree. Fruits ar... Read More
Other Names: Ou tenga, Chalta

$3.90 ($3.90-$29.00 choose a size)

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Specifications of Elephant Apple

Preferred Climate Tropical, SubtropicalLearn About Climate Zones

Grown From SeedlingLearn About Propagation Methods

Max Height (when in the ground with good conditions) +10m

Plants required to Pollinate 1 (Self Pollinating)Learn about Pollination

Can it Handle Frosts? Likes Temps above 5deg, Sometimes

Amount of leaves in Winter? All Leaves (Evergreen)

Water Requirements Moderate Watering

Is it a Dwarf Fruit Tree? No (Full Size)

Time to Fruit/Flower/Harvest 5+ Years

Sun or Shade Full (Sun:80%-100%)

Preferred Soil Type Good Drainage

Soil pH Neutral (6.6-7.3pH)

Fruiting/Harvest Months March

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Elephant Apple Reviews & Tips

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Darren
★★★★★ 7months ago

ROLEYSTONE, WA

Elephant Apple

Easy care. Attractive shape, foliage and flowers.

Scott 10
8y ago

Redlands, QLD, Australia

Elephant apple

I have one of these and it is a lovely tree. Almost 6m high and still growing. Does make a bit of mess when it drops its leaves but new growth is worth it. The fruit is certainly an 'acquired' taste but worth it just for the tree.

Pete Mclaughlin
10y ago

Dayboro, QLD, Australia

Elephant apple

Lovely one growing at Mt Coot-tha Botanic Garden in Brisbane, in the indian plant/rainforest area with fallen fruit.

Robyn West
10y ago

Townsville, QLD, Australia, Australia

Elephant apple

Just found out that seeds I found in our cemetary are Elephant Apple. Picked a couple to take to nursery to see if they knew what they were and just found them growing at Palmetum in Townsville and had a sign telling us what it was.

Bill Wilkinson
12y ago

Gympie, QLD

Elephant apple

Planted a EA near Gympie 2 yrs ago. Already nearly 2 metres and has not been affected by one or two frosts.Fantastic tree and there is/was a huge one at Murwillumbah Hospital. Bill W.

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