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Subtropical / Purple Apple-berry (Billardiera longiflora)

Purple Apple-berry (Billardiera longiflora)
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Purple fruits taste like apple and can be eaten fresh or processed in salads. It’s a climber that stays small. 

Expected processing time

2 days

€ 3,00
Price per 20 seeds


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Common name:
Purple apple-berry


Minimum temperature:
-5 degrees Celcius

Purple apple berries are edible and resemble (in terms of flavour) to normal apples. They can directly be eaten, fresh from the plant or mixed into e.g. salads. Because of the shining, purple colour, the fruits have a nice appearance. It’s a climber that stays small and originates from the southern part of Australia where the plant grows in cool, damp forests. The plant can be kept as a container plant, because temperatures below -5 degrees Celsius will cause problems. Place the plant in a sunny spot or semi-shade. Also suitable as a greenhouse plant.

Germination instructions:
Sow the seeds in sowing mix at room temperature. Keep the soil constantly moist.
Germination often occurs within 3 months, but can take longer.

Sowing time:
All year round


Photo 1: Lucia Barabino
Photo 2: Jardin Exotique de Roscoff

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RL - 21-07-2021 00:13

Volgens instructie gezaaid: niks.
Heb via internet gezocht naar andere methoden, weer geprobeerd: niks.
Geen enkele van mijn zaden ontkiemde.

Dit is gebeurd met al de zaden die ik besteld heb van verschillende planten.

J - 11-04-2021 12:12

Ook geen succes helaas. In de natuur ontkiemt deze plant na een bosbrand. Het is denk ik het proberen waard om deze eerst in rookwater te wellen. Staat genoeg info op het internet hierover

Arno - 26-01-2021 09:23

Helaas, geen succes voor mij. Na 6 maand op lege potjes kijken heb ik ze weggedaan. Al zien de foto's er wel leuk uit!

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