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EUCALYPTUS - STRAWBERRY GUM

Flowering Strawberry GumBotanical Name: Eucalyptus olida
Description

The leaves have a strong aroma somewhat reminiscent of passion fruit or strawberries, used for flavouring and perfumery. Prefers full-sun conditions and well-drained soil, tolerant of low soil fertility. Natural occurs in montane woodlands near Tenterfield NSW. Medium-sized tree up to 10 metres. The tree is frost tolerant down to -8C degrees. Strawberry gum is ideal for temperate conditions but can also grow in subtropical conditions. Leaves can be harvested as required. Harvesting the leaves for culinary use and cut-foliage can done individually or by pruning branches back by 60-80 cm. Regular light pruning also maintains a shorter tree and denser canopy more suited for backyard situations. Use: The strawberry gum has several uses due to the presence of essential oils in the leaf and has been harvested commercially for flavouring and perfumery since the 1980s. Strawberry gum leaf is used to enhance the flavour of cooked fruit dishes and in deserts spiced jams and confectionary to bring-out the classic berry flavour. The leaf is used fresh or dried and as a ground spice. It can also be used in native herb teas and carbonated beverages. The main ingredient methyl cinnamate which imparts a fruity aroma and flavour and composes of up to 98% of the essential oil with ocimene being the remainder at 2%. The oil yield is very high varying from 2-6% fresh weight. When distilling a natural solvent needs to be added to the still during distillation to prevent methyl cinnamate crystals clogging the still.

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Plant Information or Specifications

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Aromatic Foliage (#AromaticFoliage)

Preferred Climate

Subtropical
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Max Height (when in the ground with good conditions)

+10m

Plants required to Pollinate

1 (Self Pollinating)
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Can it Handle Frosts?

Yes

Amount of leaves in Winter?

All Leaves (Evergreen)

Quarantine Restrictions to these Areas

SA, WA

Water Requirements

Drought Hardy (Little Watering)

Is it a Dwarf Fruit Tree?

No (Full Size)

Time to Fruit/Flower/Harvest

5+ Years

Sun or Shade

Full (Sun:80%-100%)

Preferred Soil Type

Good Drainage

Soil pH

Neutral (6.6-7.3pH)

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Eucalyptus - Strawberry Gum (Seedling) 10/10

Eataust1's Edible Fruits
Update: 2990 days 13hrs

Comments: - aka "Forestberry herb".  Leaves have a sweet berry overlay on the eucalyptus and are edible.  No fruit.  Growing slowly but very healthily and steadily.  Love this plant and will put more in.

Planted: 2007

Height 1.5 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 2

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Summer

Pollination: Self Pollination

Fertiliser or Organics Used: None

Pest Control: None.


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Mannie1's Edible Fruits
Update: 2989 days 5hrs

Comments: -

Another happy seedling that seems to like the home we gave it.  It will be long time before i can look up at a tree, but enjoying the progress nonetheless.

Planted: 2008

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

When I Fertilise: Never

Organic Status:Organic


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Peap330's Edible Fruits
Update: 2989 days 3hrs

Comments: -

lack of water

Pollination: No


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Update: 2463 days 16hrs

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lack of water


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