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Winter Apple (Myoporum debile)

M. diffusum.
Common Name Latin Name Plant Family
Winter Apple
Myoporum debile

None known

  • Medicinal Use

    Used in the treatment of V.D. by the Australian Aborigines[152].

  • Edible Use

    Fruit – raw or cooked[46, 61]. Slightly bitter[144]. A pleasantly salty-sweet flavour[193]. The fruits are 6 – 8mm long[193]. Caution is advised since the fruit probably contains a liver toxin[173].

  • Cautionary Notes

    The fruit of this plant probably contains a liver toxin[173].

Cultivation & Habitat

Seed – sow spring in a greenhouse. When they are large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and grow them on in the greenhouse for at least their first winter. Plant them out into their permanent positions in late spring or early summer, after the last expected frosts. Consider giving the plants some protection from the cold for their first few winters outdoors. Cuttings of half-ripe wood, 5 – 10cm with a heel, July/August in a frame. Pot up in the autumn. Good percentage[78].
Easily grown in most soils[167]. Succeeds in dry soils[200]. This species is not very hardy in mainland Britain, it succeeds outdoors on the Scilly Isles[1] but usually requires greenhouse protection elsewhere[1].
Australia and New Zealand.

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*None of the information on this website qualifies as professional medical advice. Take only what resonates with your heart and use your own personal responsibility for what’s best for you. For more information [brackets] [000], see bibliography.