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Davidsonia pruriens - Davidson's Plum

Davidsonia pruriens - Davidson's Plum (Davidsonia pruriens - Davidson's Plum)

This is an interesting tropical fruit tree from Northern Queensland, Australia. This tree is budding right now. Taken at Quail Botanical Gardens on July 7, 2009.

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It's native to my state - but only the north east of Queensland. The aborigines have eaten these for a long, long time and they call it 'orray'. This is what we call a 'bush tucker' plant - something we can use for food or as a food additive that's straight from the native bush. Raw it's quite sour, but it's used as an additive in jam and wine and as a colouring in ice-creams and drinks.

9 Jul, 2009



Thanks for the information! It is a really interesting looking tree. I read this intriguing information you stated above for the first time last year.

This tree is very rarely available for sale here...however, the seeds are available locally for sale. It appears to grow very quickly.

9 Jul, 2009

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