An attractive small shrub with purple flowers, that are follow by bright orange to red fruits that are edible when fully ripe, but caution should be taken with them as they are poisonous when green. It gets its name from the shape of the lobed leaves which resemble the shape of a kangaroo foot. Found on rainforest margins, it makes an excellent pioneer.
Kangaroo apple also make a good rootstock for grafting other solanums onto such as eggplants and tamarillos.
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Bush Food (#BushFood), Climate Subtropical (#ClimateSubtropical), Colour Flower Purple (#ColourFlowerPurple), Colour Fruit Skin Orange (#ColourFruitSkinOrange), Eat Medicinal (#EatMedicinal), Native Rainforest Plant (#NativeRainforestPlant), Size Fruit 1-2cm (#SizeFruit1-2cm), Size Height 1-2m (#SizeHeight1-2m), Size Plant Width 1-2m (#SizePlantWidth1-2m)
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Max Height (when in the ground with good conditions)
Plants required to Pollinate
1 (Self Pollinating)
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Can it Handle Frosts?
Likes Temps above 5deg
Amount of leaves in Winter?
All Leaves (Evergreen)
Suitability in Pots
Is it a Dwarf Fruit Tree?
Dwarf (1/2 Normal Size), Can be pruned to 2m
Time to Fruit/Flower/Harvest
Sun or Shade
Part (Sun:50-80%), Shade (Sun:0-50%)
Preferred Soil Type
June, July, August, October, November, December
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