Kunzea pomifera

Muntries fruit collected after harvest By Bsjgardi [All Rights ReservedUsed By Permission] (Photo Credits)

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


Specifications of Muntries

Preferred Climate Arid (Dry), Warm TemperateLearn About Climate Zones

Grown From SeedlingLearn About Propagation Methods

Max Height (when in the ground with good conditions) 0-1m

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

Can it Handle Frosts? Yes

Amount of leaves in Winter? All Leaves (Evergreen)

Quarantine Restrictions to these Areas WA, SA,

Water Requirements Moderate Watering

Muntries Reviews & Tips

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★★★★ 7months ago


We use to pick them as kids running around playing while at the Coorong

★★★ 2y ago


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

Aaron Martin
7y ago

Goodwood, SA, Australia


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

★★ 11y ago

Happy Valley, SA, Australia

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.

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