1-2", orange, egg-shaped fruit with juicy pulp and numerous small seeds.
Small, 3-10ft high shrub with ornate purple flowers blooming throughout Spring and Summer. Flowers are followed by green fruit ripening to yellow and then a deep orange. The unripe fruits are poisonous.
The kangaroo apple is subtropical and can be grown in areas where short freezes occur.
Grow in full sun or part shade. Water moderately.
By seeds, which can take several weeks to germinate.
Sometimes eaten fresh, although fruits must be dark orange-ripe to eat. The unripe fruits are not edible and are poisonous. The kangaroo apple also has a variety of medicinal uses.
Native to Australia and New Zealand. Often found in forests or near rainforests.