Wild Orange

Capparis mitchellii

Wild Orange (Capparis mitchellii) fruit in hand By John Tann [CC BY 2.0] (Photo Credits)

Wild oranges are a tasty bush tucker food. Indigenous Australians made frequent use of it long before European arrival. It is green when unripe. When it ripens, it becomes soft and has a fragrant smell. The inside is yellow or orange. It is still commonly eaten in the desert today. Capparis mitchellii can grow up to six meters in height. The plant's flowers are large and coloured white or cream. It prefers sandy to clay loams but will grow on rocky hillsides. It is a host for the Caper White butterfly and is one of the preferred foods of the Spotted Bower Bird
Other Names: native orange

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Specifications of Wild Orange

Preferred Climate Warm Temperate, Arid (Dry)Learn 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? Yes

Amount of leaves in Winter? All Leaves (Evergreen)

Quarantine Restrictions to these Areas WA

Water Requirements Drought Hardy (Little Watering)

Time to Fruit/Flower/Harvest 4-5 Years

Sun or Shade Full (Sun:80%-100%)

Preferred Soil Type Good Drainage

Soil pH Neutral (6.6-7.3pH)

Wild Orange Reviews & Tips

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Trish Frail
★★★★★ 2months ago

Brewarrina, New South Wales, Australia

Wild Orange

Thanks, I was doing some research and your page really explains the wild orange our mob the Ngemba people call it 'mukil'

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