Burdekin plum - Pleiogynium

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Harvest juicy bush tucker plums to create delicious accompaniments such as jam, chutney and even wine! Or just enjoy the shade from this big bushy native rainforest tree. Grows to 12 metres in full sun.

Caroline on our Facebook page advises that "when the ripe fruit has a green/white flesh, they are the sweetest. The red flesh can be sour"


Fruits images: Tatters ; tree images: Wendy Cutler

Pleiogynium timoriense - Burdekin plum

APPEARANCE : Australian QLD native tropical rainforest tree growing to 12 metres in garden settings, and up to 20 metres in its natural habitat. Large dark leaves; and a gently weeping habit on branches. Produces plum-coloured plum-sized edible fruit.
USE FOR : Plant as a shade creating feature or screen. Attracts native wildlife. Buchtucker fruits which can be eaten raw when ripe or used to make jam, wine and chutney.
PLANTING : Plant in full sun for longest flowering and fruiting. Mulch and water regularly until the plant is established, usually around 12 weeks. Tolerates dry conditions and light frost once established.
CARE: Prune after fruit has finished to encourage dense growth habit and a bumper crop of berries next season. Apply a native slow release fertiliser during spring.
HEIGHT & WIDTH: 12-20 m H x 3-7 m W.
YOUR PLANTS: These are tubestock plants, healthy young plants with new roots that will establish quickly in your garden. The pot size is 80 mm x 42 mm wide.

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