This valuable herb has many uses. Medicinal application of comfrey root and leaf has been documented extensively, mostly in healing bruises, soft tissue damage and broken bones. We use comfrey leaves as a compost ingredient, feed them to chooks in a forage system, and use them as mulch when the plant dies back over winter.
The Icecream Bean tree is highly valued on our property for it's sweet fruit, leaves for animal fodder, shade in summer and for its timber. Being leguminous this tree also improves the soil around it by fixing nitrogen through it's root system.
Jackfruit trees produce very large fruit, which ripen anywhere from mid Spring through to early Autumn. The spiked skin encases clusters of sweet golden pulp which has been described as similar in flavour to juicy fruit bubble gum.
The Kapok Tree is native to rainforests of tropical America. Up until the introduction of synthetics the tree was grown commercially for its fibre. The tree is a fast growing pioneer that can reach majestic heights of up to 60 meters.
Pigeon pea is a small woody tree known for it's drought hardiness and food value throughout dry arid regions of the world. In India pigoen pea is known as toor dal and commonly eaten in soups and stews.
The Queensland Arrowroot is a vigorous clumping canna with edible tubers that are high in starch.The tall broad leaves grow very quickly and change the garden landscape with the seasons.
The Rosella plant is a fast growing annual with few known pests. The fruit is very versatile. Often found as a jam on Queensland grocery shelves, it can also be used to make cordials and syrups, and has been traditionally dried and used as a tea in parts of Europe.
Wild Tamarind is a fast growing leguminous tree to 6 metres with various uses including fodder food, shade tree, nitrogen setting, and charcoal manufacture. In a balanced diet Wild Tamarind is a great tropical fodder crop. We believe it is best kept in a maintained agricultural environment to ensure it does not become weedy (livestock will always munch...