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Kei-Apple

Dovyalis caffra

Dovyalis caffra by Mahomed Desai (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)

Full Sun
Easy care
Moderate watering
Tender

H5-H1c

RHS hardiness

-15°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

5m

Max

5m

2m

Min

2m

Fruiting

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

Pick fruit when they are yellow and juicy.

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Kei-Apple Overview

Thorny shrub to tree that grows quickly into a thick hedge making it popular as security fence. The edible yellow fruit is tricky to pick, but flavourful and remind of little apples.

Common problems with Kei-Apple

Fruit fly and birds

How to propagate Kei-Apple

Seed

Easily grow from seed in sandy soil mix.

Special features of Kei-Apple

Attracts birds

Attracts useful insects

Drought resistant

Hedge plant

Effective security hedge.

Attractive fruits

Apricot scented fruit with small pips. Orange-yellow colored small round fruit that is sweet and tangy - and edible!

Attracts butterflies

Wind break

Attracts bees

Other uses of Kei-Apple

Edible

The fruit is deliciously sweet and tangy.

Other uses

Edible

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