Black Apple

Planchonella australis

Black Apple fruit

The edible flesh is a rich orange and red, with a sweet and delicately aromatic flavour, reminiscent of watermelon and apple. A tall tree, up to 25m in the wild, with a fluted trunk and definite bushfood potential It is found in most types of warmer rainforest, widespread on the coast and ranges, north from the Illawarra region. This tree produces a small plum-sized fruit that is eaten by rainforest mammals, it readily falls to the ground when almost ripe
Other Names: Pouteria australis

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Specifications of Black Apple

Preferred Climate 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? Yes

Amount of leaves in Winter? All Leaves (Evergreen)

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%), Part (Sun:50-80%)

Preferred Soil Type Good Drainage

Soil pH Neutral (6.6-7.3pH)

Fruiting/Harvest Months September, October, November

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Black Apple Reviews & Tips

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Pademelon1
★★★ 6y ago

PADDINGTON, NSW

This is quite an experiment. got four from Daleys, but they weren't in good condition (covered in aphids and none had vertical shoots). gave them a quick rub with white oil and have planted them in various different locations around the garden, bonsaii...

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