Burdekin PlumPleiogynium timorense
Burdekin Plum fruit
$4.90 ($4.90-$21.90 choose a size)
Specifications of Burdekin Plum
Preferred Climate Subtropical, Warm TemperateLearn About Climate Zones
Grown From SeedlingLearn About Propagation Methods
Max Height (when in the ground with good conditions) 5-10m
Plants required to Pollinate 1+ Beneficial (cross pollination helps with fruit set)Learn about Pollination
Can it Handle Frosts? Yes
Amount of leaves in Winter? All Leaves (Evergreen)
Water Requirements Moderate 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)
Fruiting/Harvest Months February, March
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Customer Tips & Reviews Burdekin Plum
As kids living at Bustard Head Lighthouse Station, we used to bury the Burdekin Plums in the sand in a paper bag. Ripened beautifully. Lots of trees growing wild at Boyne Island/Tannum Sands.
When I planted it out, lost all its leaves and shrivelled up. thought it was dead, but somehow it put on some new growth a couple of months later! struggling now, but better than dead!
I have a tree on my property the fruit of which has been made into the best wine. The winemaker gave us many bottle that went on to produce VERY popular bolegnaise sause.
We have a large burdekin plum tree that produces a bumpa crop of fruits. They are not very tasty as a little astringent but if left to soften a bit better. Haven't tried to make anything with them. Flying fox love them.
Captain Creek, QLD
I heard a good one recently ...soak overnight with charcoal to soak up the bitterness. this was apparently done by the aboriginals. I have not tried it. If anyone has some ripe fruit I have a lady keen to make jam with it.
A friend just substituted Burdekin Plums for say ordinary plums boiled up the chopped plums with sugar, removed the seeds (left skin in for jam and strained for a jelly). Very Nice!
I use fertiliser for my 1 and half year old plant. I reccomend Osmocote native plants. Availadle from Bunnings warehouse.
Burdekin plums are like paw paw's. you need a male and a female tree to be able to produce fruit.
I made a cordial by boiling the ripe whole fruit & straining the liquid, then added sugar. Does anyone have any jam/jelly recipes?
I have a tree grown from seed originating at Mt Perry. A heavy crop after 6 years. I am allowing fruit to ripen and dry in sugar and some salt.When finished I will let all know the result. A bit tart for me as is!
The dry seeds found under parenting trees can be used to make jewellry beads! Also, throw seeds in fresh water creeks or rivers and they can grow in more places.
Before planting from seed, soak seed in water for 24 hours prior to sowing.
Planting Burdekin Plums from seed. Sow about 4 cm deep, need good quality soil, full sun and needs to be well watered. keep bugs and pests away from the small plant.
The burdekin plum is a good berry to try in fruit cakes