Kangaroo Apple

Solanum aviculare

Kangaroo apples

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.

$4.90

Specifications of Kangaroo Apple

Preferred Climate SubtropicalLearn About Climate Zones

Grown From SeedlingLearn About Propagation Methods

Max Height (when in the ground with good conditions) 1-2m

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

Can it Handle Frosts? Likes Temps above 5deg

Amount of leaves in Winter? All Leaves (Evergreen)

Suitability in Pots Yes

Water Requirements Moderate Watering

Fruiting/Harvest Months June, July, August, October, November, December

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Kangaroo Apple Reviews & Tips

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Maryanne Sansom
★★★★★ 1w ago

Sydney, NSW, Australia

Kangaroo Apple

I grew 2 from tubes for the first time in the last blazing summer. Super fast growth to about 3m but get very leggy. Fruited heavily in first season - now have copious fruit again. Taste between citrus and tomato. Not ripe until nearly red.

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