Kepel Apple

Stelechocarpus burahol

Kepel apple taken at Steves Place in Cairns. Cut in Half showing the seeds and the light yellow flesh

Very rare and endangered tree from Southeast Asia. Fruit is borne on the lower trunk and has a coconut/mango flavour. Suited to tropical areas only.Ancient Indonesians believed that eating the fruit would cause body secretions to take on a perfume scent.


Specifications of Kepel 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

Amount of leaves in Winter? All Leaves (Evergreen)

Quarantine Restrictions to these Areas NSW, VIC, SA, WA, ACT

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, April, May, June

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Kepel Apple Reviews & Tips

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Kevin Whitten
9y ago

Sarina, QLD, Australia, Australia

Kepel Apple

My 2 trees are 8yrs old and are growing beautifully, the new growth is a bright pink, very slow grower but worth it evan as an ornamental.

Kt Smythe
11y ago

Leonay, NSW, Australia, Australia

Kepel Apple

Will take minus 5 deg frost. This is first hand experience

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