Fragrant white flowers are followed by clusters of translucent pink fruits that are citrus in flavour. The fruit is sweet and juicy but slightly resinous. Eat fresh or use the berries to create delicious and uniquely flavoured jams and sauces.
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Availability date: 19/02/2013
OTHER COMMON NAMES
Pink Lime, Lime Berry, Pink Fruited Lime Berry, Pink-fruit Glycosmis
Native to Queensland, naturally growing in coastal forests from Central Queensland up to Cape York.
The Orange Berry is related to citrus plants, with aromatic leaves, scented flowers and edible fruit, and even better, it is thornless. Tolerant of various conditions and soils, growing in full sun or part shade.
Fresh seed germinates readily in warm weather and you can expect to wait only 2-3 years until your plant starts bearing fruit.
Butterfly host plant for the Fuscous Swallowtail, Ambrax Swallowtail, and Orchard Swallowtail butterflies.
Growing between 2 and 4 meters in height this small tree fits into the smallest of bush tucker gardens, the pink fruits being a great snack food when passing through the garden.
|Size||Big shrub/small tree (3-7m)|
|Sun Exposure||Partial sun|