Kei apple grow and care – shrub to small tree of the genus Dovyalis also known as Dovyalis caffra or Kai apple, Kei apple perennial deciduous also used as ornamental drought tolerant hedging plant, can grow in mediterranean, subtropical, tropic climate and growing in hardiness zone 9+.
Leaves green oval next to every leaf there is thorn
Flower color green, the size 0.5-5 mm, female and male flowers grow on separate tree
Kei apple fruits
Fruit color, orange, dark purple, red, the inner part of the fruit color is lighter, the fruit sour can be really sour to slightly sour with sweet, the taste remind Apricot, the size of the fruit 2-4 cm.
Kei apple for sale – Seeds or Plants to Buy VIDEO How to grow Kei apple growing and care:
Well drained soil, need male and female tree, some cultivars can have only female
What is the best way to start growing? Plant / Seed / Vegetative Reproduction Is it necessary to graft or use vegetative reproduction? Yes, to get fruits Difficulties or problems when growing: Thorn Winter. Spring, summer Planting season: Very rarely aphids but not cause any problem to the tree and move away Pests and diseases: Pruning season: Autumn / Winter How to prune: Open the inner branch because of the thorn Size of the plant? 3-6 m, 10-20 feet Growth speed in optimal condition: Medium growing Small amount of water Water requirement: Light conditions in optimal condition for growing: Full Sun / Half Shade No Is it possible to grow indoor as houseplant? Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers: Yes Blooming information Spring Bloom season: General information about the flower Green flower in the size 0.5-2 mm Pollination is done by: Flies, Bees Edible Fruits Fruit harvest season: Summer, autumn Fruits pests or diseases: Birds, sometime fruit fly What can be done with big quantities of Kei apple fruits? Eat raw, jams, juice Work requirements on the fruit: Nothing special 2-3 years How long does it take to bear fruit? Scientific name:
Blooming Seasons Edible Parts Culinary uses Alcoholic beverages Dried fruit Eaten raw Fruit Ice pop & Ice cream plants Jams Juice Flower colors Climate Desert Climate Mediterranean Climate Subtropics Climate Tropics Climate Harvest Season Autumn Harvest Summer Harvest Ornamental parts Plant growing speed Plant life-form Evergreen Perennial plant Shrub Tree Plant Uses Drought tolerant plants Edible plants Hedging plants Ornamental plants Planting Season Spring Planting Summer planting Winter planting Plants sun exposure Full sun Plants Part shade Plants Watering plants Regularly water Small amounts of water Hardiness zone Hardiness zone 10 Hardiness zone 11 Hardiness zone 12 Hardiness zone 13 Hardiness zone 9