This handsome hardy tree is frost and drought tolerant. The large deep purple plum like fruit are most edible when they are soft and fully ripened.
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Availability date: 19/02/2013
OTHER COMMON NAMES
Tulip Plum, Noongi, Rancooran, Sweet Plum
The Burdekin Plum tree is native to dry rainforests of north-eastern Australia, Papua New Guinea and Timor.
Plant in free draining soil and is able to withstand droughts once established. Grows in full sun or part shade and is tolerant of a moderate frost.
Hardwood timber is decorative with beautiful grains and colours.
Fruit ripens in late summer and is ready to eat when soft. Eaten raw or cooked, more and more recipes are being published with Burdekin Plum as a key ingredient, not limited to jams and sauces but also wines and marinades.
|Size||Medium tree (8-15m)|
|Sun Exposure||Full sun|