Kei AppleDovyalis caffra
Kei Apple fruit
$17.75 ($17.75-$17.75 choose a size)
Specifications of Kei Apple
Preferred Climate Tropical, 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? Likes Temps above 5deg, Sometimes, Yes
Amount of leaves in Winter? All Leaves (Evergreen)
Quarantine Restrictions to these Areas NSW
Water Requirements Moderate Watering
Is it a Dwarf Fruit Tree? Can be pruned to 2m
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 February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September
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Weed Warning: Kei Apple has been identified as a high risk weed, which is invading bushland in the Sydney region (it is spread by birds) We have a fact sheet about it at sydneyweeds.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/Kei-apple-alert-LLS.pdf
Customer Tips & Reviews Kei Apple
SUNNYBANK HILLS, QLD, Australia
I find Kei Apple very attractive. White bark with glossy dark green leaves. The thorns are very large and I'd imagine could cause a lot of damage if you were to step on one or fall against the bush. The fruit have a mild, but sweet flavour. Notes of A...
MORLEY , WA, Australia
Love to grown all types of fruits tree in my garden. Saw YouTube and one the guy said it taste very nice. Can't wait to have them in my backyard
KENMORE, QLD, Australia
Seven in a hedge. The spines are huge! Fruited first December 2011. Fruit is impossible to see until it turns orange and soon after, drops off the plant. The fruit is surprisingly aromatic and quite tart. I stewed some with sugar, and made some into ch...
Under the NSW Biosecurity Act 2017, this species is not to be bought, sold, grown, carried or released into the environment in the Greater Sydney or North Coast regions of NSW. Please see https://weeds.dpi.nsw.gov.au/Weeds/KeiApple
NORTH PLYMPTON, SA, Australia
Testing as a free plant, not too sure if I will ground plant it as male and female needed and may be too time and space consuming to get a pollination pair.
RUNCORN, QLD, Australia
These are such tough little buggers. I was told you need male and female plants, so I bought three, but I have no idea if I have different genders yet. One is a paler green than the others, but that might come down to slightly different soils?They're i...
San Diego , CALIF
A large grove was planted in our cnyn in San Diego in 1908. over 100 years and going strong. they have never ever been watered. They seem to thrive on no watering even in the recent So Cal draught. Highly recommended. Easy to grow from seed.
Topanga, Ca, USA
Kei Apple love our Southern California climate & soil. Year 7 after planting from specimens obtained from commercial nursery (3-4 years old) our harvest is bountiful. Easy to separate juice & pulp from skins & seeds by using a chinois-pestle.
Is a fruit with the highest antioxidant properties than any other fruit known, there will be soon nectar for this fruit, which will be blended with other sweet fruit
Very bitter but nutritious. can make a delicious juice if mixed with a sweeter juice like mango or passion.
Lovely jelle and easy to make
The fruits have a tart but unique flavour. Amazing jelly & try making a Kei apple meringue as apposed to a lemon meringue pie.
Kardella, VIC, Australia
Grown to help protect cold sensitive plants from frost. Two have been run over by the ride on mower and have reshot. not sure that they are providing any frost protection, but I'm impressed with their staying power.
Beautiful shrub very dark glossy foliage we have shaped ours into a ball, looks beautiful and the bees adore it, the fruit I have not tried but smells delicious and looks very similar to apricot. Thanks for all the information on this plant