'MEAKITCH' SOUTHERN KANGAROO APPLE (Solanum laciniatum) SEEDS 'Bush Tucker Plant'
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Forms a large shrub 4m high by 5 m wide. Dark green succulent stems, which turn black then a rough light-brown with age.
Flowers appear in spring and summer in clusters of 3-5, the egg shaped berries 20-30mm long are bright orange-yellow when ripe.
A fast growing species, hardy in most soils types and conditions, except salt spray. Produces its first fruit and seed when 2 or more years old. Sunny position, tolerates temperatures down to at least -7c
Fruit - raw or cooked, must be thoroughly ripe because unripe fruit is poisonous. It can be used as a sweet fruit or as a vegetable. Fruit is sickly sweet and often bitter.
Seed require no pre-treatment, germinates at 20c in 2-3 weeks. prick out seedlings into individual pots when they are large enough to handle.