NATIVE GINGER - ALPINIA CAERULEA
All parts of this plant are edible both raw and cooked. The pulp of the blue berries has a pleasant slightly acid taste, the seed giving a ginger aftertaste. The young tender root tips can be used as ginger and have the same gingery taste. An ideal understory plant. The Aborigines wrapped the native ginger plant leaves around meat and cooked it in an earth oven. This form is native to North Queensland
|Height||Frost tol.||Pollination req'd||Evergreen/Deciduous||Harvest period|
|2||Medium||No||Evergreen||most of year|
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