Common Name: Emu Apple
Emu apple is an attractive, small tree growing 3 - 10 metres tall with a rounded crown and pendent branches[
The tree is sometimes harvested from the wild for its edible fruits, which are eaten locally.
Australia - South Australia, New South Wales, Queensland, Northern Territory, Western Australia.
Scattered on the plains[
Plants have a tendency to produce suckers from the roots and form clumps[
Fruit - raw or cooked[
]. A red, refreshing pulp[
]. Intensely acid, it should be allowed to fall from the tree naturally and ripen further on the ground before consumption[
]. It resembles a sour plum in flavour and has been used to make jams[
]. Some people recommend burying the fruit for several days prior to eating it[
]. The fruit is a reddish-purple globose drupe 20 - 35mm in diameter[
Seed - very difficult to germinate - in nature it probably germinates after passing through the stomach of an emu[
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