Plant Care: How to Grow Kei Apple

Plant Type
Tropical / Subtropical Evergreen Fruit Tree

Harvest Season
Summer, Fall

Generally, plants bloom in the spring and fruit ripens from August to October.

Mature Size
Up to 30 ft tall with a spread of up to 25 ft wide but can easily be pruned to smaller sizes.

Soil & Moisture
Drought tolerant! Rich, fertile, well-draining, sandy soil. 

Light Requirements
Full Sun, Part Shade

Self-Fertile
No

Male and female trees are needed for pollination in order to set fruit. Plant three or more to increase the chances of having both male and female trees.

Growth Rate
Fast, Medium

Zone Hardiness
Outdoors 9-11 with frost protection while young (can handle light frost and temperatures down to 24 degrees once established); Patio/Greenhouse 4+

Propagation
Grown from seed. Will fruit within 3 years.