Kaffir Plum

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Kaffir Plum For Sale (Size: Medium)  (Grown from Seed)

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Kaffir Plum

Harpephyllum caffrum
A small South African, very ornamental fruit tree. It flowers and fruits from summer to autumn. The red fruit, borne in clusters have thin skin with a pleasantly sour flesh. They can be eaten fresh, made into jellies, jams and preserves or a delicious ros... Read More
Other Names: Kaffar Plum


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Specifications of Kaffir Plum

Preferred Climate SubtropicalLearn About Climate Zones

Grown From SeedlingLearn About Propagation Methods

Max Height (when in the ground with good conditions) 2-5m

Plants required to Pollinate 3 Plants (Male and Female)Learn about Pollination

Can it Handle Frosts? Yes

Amount of leaves in Winter? All Leaves (Evergreen)

Water Requirements Moderate 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)

Fruiting/Harvest Months March, April, May

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Kaffir Plum Reviews & Tips

Star Rating

★★ 11months ago


Kaffir Plum

Growing well in FNQ Wet Tropics. Plant looks wilted after planting for the last few weeks. I ordered 3 others from another company (I didn't realise they are dioecious). All of those survived well and are fully thriving. This one is still struggling and limp-ing along. Growing in FNQ Wet Tropics.

★★★★★ 11months ago


Kaffir Plum

Lovely plant good condition when it arrived, has put in some great growth and looking forward to planting come end of winter

★★★★★ 1y ago


Kaffir Plum

Just beautiful, love the fruit, was always a favourite when I was a child, shame the possums love them too.

★★★★ 2y ago

Queenscliff, Victoria, Australia

Kaffir Plum

We have ~40 yo trees planted as street trees here. They cope well with strong southerly winds & are now buttressing up on the root zone. Great shade tree. I am currently growing more from seed to extend the plantation.

★★★★★ 3y ago

Perth, WA, Australia

Kaffir Plum

Our Kaffir Plum in Perth WA is a large, fast growing tree, which has sprouted about 2m of new growth each year. It is taller than our 2 story house now - at 7 yrs old it has a spread of 8m by 7m.Excellent shade tree, very smart growth habit.

★★★★★ 3y ago

Waitara, NSW, Australia

Kaffir Plum

Give them plenty of room. Mine is at least 20 metres tall and about the same wide.Sulphur Crested Cockatoos make an absolute mess with the fruit and leaves. You will be raking up daily for months once the fruit develops if you have those birds around.

Robyne Healy
6y ago

Perth, WAUST, Australia

Kaffir Plum

Give this tree plenty of space to grow. I live in the Swan Valley in Perth and my tree is approx 10m high and 10m wide. It is loaded with fruit and picking season for us starts October.


★★★★ 14y ago


I quite like these sour fruits...plus the tree thrives here.I have planted them more for shade and shelter than anything. This one is only 6 months old and I chopped the top off just recently to encourage branching. The dog is for size comparison.....N...

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