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Muntries fruit collected after harvestBy Bsjgardi All Rights Reserved, Used By Permission (Photo Credits)
Botanical Name: Kunzea pomifera

Known as emu apples or native cranberries this is a low growing shrub found on the south coast of Australia.  When ripe the berries are green with a red tinge and have the flavour of spicy apples.  Muntries can be grown on a trellis to make the fruits easier to pick.

Other Names: Emu Apples
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Plant Information or Specifications

Preferred Climate

Arid (Dry), Warm Temperate
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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?


Amount of leaves in Winter?

All Leaves (Evergreen)

Quarantine Restrictions to these Areas


Water Requirements

Moderate Watering


Customer Comments on Muntries

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I know this is a very late reply, but for the purpose of others who come across this muntries require sand to grow. There is a journal article about growing them made by the SA government entitled 'Muntries Production' featured in the Australian Bushfoods | Aaron Martin - Goodwood, SA 21-Jun-2014
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Muntries 5/10

Anonymous's Edible Fruits
Update: 3225 days 12hrs

Comments: -

lovely little ground cover. extremely drought tolarent. don't know when it'll fruit though.

July 2009: I Dug it out of the ground and put it back to the pot. Seems it really doesn't like the soggy clay.

Planted: 2010

Height 20 Centimetres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Water Given in: Summer

Pollination: No

When I Fertilise: Never

Pest Control:

pest free


Has anyone try muntries fruit yet? How does it taste like?

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Debd671 says... [460 days 10hrs ago]
how is it going in a pot as i had one but it died and i had it in the ground, it appeas to not like water much, so wondering if i actually killed it by too much watering

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Muntries 7/10

Anonymous's Edible Fruits
Update: 71 days 5hrs

Comments: - Thought I'd try some native bush tucker. Muntires sound interesting, it's been a little slow starting off though

Height 0.2 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

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Muntries (Seedling)

Anonymous's Edible Fruits
Update: 70 days 1hrs

Comments: - Only planted 6months ago. It's growing fast though - might have underestimated the space needed for this ground cover....

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Water Given in: Spring


Pollination: Self Pollination

When I Fertilise: Never

Question: How much area do they need?

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