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Fruit Trees > Citrus Trees > Finger Lime
Fruit Trees > Bush foods Australia > Finger Lime
A delicate rainforest tree that naturally occurs as an understorey tree in SE Queensland and Northern NSW Australia. Finger Lime trees are erect trees growing up to 10 metres.
Fruit Trees > Bush foods Australia > Lilly Pilly
Australia boasts over 60 different varieties of lilly pillies all of which appear to be edible. They range from a small bush to a large tree and are well respected for their spectacular ornamental qualities. Their tastes vary quite markedly but all have a high pectin content and are well suited to preserving. The trees make excellent screens, windbreaks, bird attractants or garden ornamentals.
Fruit Trees > Nut Trees > Macadamia Nut Tree
Fruit Trees > Bush foods Australia > Macadamia Nut Tree
It isn't any wonder that the macadamia nut tree from Australia is regarded as the best quality nut in the world. The nuts are sweet and can be enjoyed eaten raw, roasted, fried, chocolate coated, candied, made into nut butters, biscuits, cakes and pies. They have a great crunchy texture. The two edible species M. tetraphylla (Northern NSW) and M. integrifolia(S.E. Qld) make up most of the commercial varieties below. Warning: Macadamia kernels are poisonous to dogs, even sometimes in small amounts, so keep them away from your canine friends.
Fruit Trees > Bush foods Australia > Sandpaper Fig
This small fig occurs along watercourses along the east coast of Australia. An attractive small tree with sandpapery leaves and edible fruit. Grows densely in full sun, less so in shade. Very good for stream bank stablilisation. The small figs are a tasty bush food and the leaves were used by Indigenour Australians to finish off their wooden tool.