Bunya Nut Trees.
A stunning well developed Bunya Nut Tree fully grown in Wagga Wagga NSW Australia
Avenue of Bunya Nut Trees at Kyogle
Bunya Nut in Adelaide Botanical Gardens Australia
Bunya Nuts after they have been extracted from their pods and are ready to be used in cooking up a fantastic meal of your choice
Roasting Bunya Nuts over a hot fire makes for delicious eating.
Bunya Nut For Sale (Size: Medium) (Grown from Seed)
Bunya Nut For Sale
Leaf of the Bunya Nut
Bunya NutAraucaria bidwilli
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Specifications of Bunya Nut
Preferred Climate Subtropical, Warm TemperateLearn About Climate Zones
Grown From SeedlingLearn About Propagation Methods
Max Height (when in the ground with good conditions) +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 Drought Hardy (Little Watering)
Is it a Dwarf Fruit Tree? No (Full Size)
Sun or Shade Full (Sun:80%-100%)
Preferred Soil Type Good Drainage
Soil pH Neutral (6.6-7.3pH)
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Customer Tips & Reviews Bunya Nut
Wanted to give it a try down south currently in Braidwood will be planting in Cooma in Spring to get established before next years frosts.
Our 13 year old Bunya has just fruited for the first time and so far has dropped 15 cones and there are at least three still on the tree probably more. Average weight is 3kg. They started dropping from the start of the 2022 new year ie January.
I wouldnt grow these any where near people, cars, walkways, hen houses or anything else that could be killed, harmed or damaged by the fall of MASSIVE pine nuts that this tree has. They grow naturally around the Bello (Bellingen) and Nambucca area.
Warning I have a bunya nut tree in my yard, it is around 30mtrs tall. It drops pods every year from January to early March. These pods fall from the top of the tree and weigh from 5 - 10Kgs each. They drop without warning and are dangerous.
Thought this piece from the permaculture founder sums it all up.http://holmgren.com.au/reverence-bunya-bunya/
This is the ultimate aussie tough tree. Rabbit and roo proof. Planted it in our wood heap. Watered it for first 2 weeks and that was all. So far it has withstood 47 degree heat and -6 cold and still going strong. I can't say enough good things about them
Araucaria bidwilli - Bunya Nut
Planted in a large pot on the verandah. Drought tolerant but prefers regular deep watering. I give it crushed rock minerals and citrus fertilizer and I can't stop it growing. Regular pruning in width and height have not stopped the tree at all.
Boiling the nuts for a few minutes will stop them germinating. After that they can be sundried for a week or so and the nut easily remove with the aid of a hammer. Food-precess them into flour and Bob's your uncle.
Looks like good season this year....any tips on easier shuching that inner shell
Cooroy, Qld, Australia
We have grown our bunya from seed and nothing seems to stop them, can't wait to get nuts in another 100 yeras !
We had a bumper season a few years ago when my babies dad car received a large concave dent on roof-better car than person!! We puncture shell before cooking on coals- alike chestnuts, a kettle style BBQ(with lid)-safer. Have enjoyed-pesto, patties too!
I grew up in Kingaroy and vists to Bunya Mts were a treat. Now live at Brymaroo on opposite side of the Bunyas. Had a short holiday there last week and bunya trees are dropping a bumper crop of cones - some say biggest crop in a long, long time.
I planted a bunya nut of this size about 20 years ago in NSW on a creekflat which is now my sisters property. It stands 25m high and is magnificent. So I had to plant one here on our property for sentimental reasons. It also has an edible nut which ...
We grew up on Bunya nuts in Queensland but my children and husband hate them - say they taste like cardboard - my sisters and I love them and boil them up in the salty water from corn beef and enjoy every morsel.
PS I forgot to mention - we cut the nuts length ways in half after cooking and take out the with core which mum always told us was poison.
Grose Vale, NSW
We have a Bunya and 1 fruit has fallen. At first I didn't know what it was and than remembered from from my school days the trees were mostly planted for a food source during the hard ships and the nuts being nutricious was hence a good food source.
We guillotine them in half in the shell then pry them out and then put them in the freezer for later use.
Port Macquarie, NSW
Does anyone know if they have migrated to North America ?
Thanks to this site i can now walk under my 2 Bunya Pines with confidence in my just newly bought Northern Rivers house.The nuts on the ground were huge and it didnt help when a friend referred to them as "Widow Makers"
P'raps due to lack of seasonal rainfall, our 15-yr-young Bunya just unloaded 14 cones - its first ever drop, terrifying our horses! Heard that keeping nuts in fridge for a few wks makes 'em sweeter. Aborigines buried them in mud for same reason.
We have a Bunya Nut tree at our work place in the upper hunter we have had a few nuts we havnt tryed them yet
The best way to shell them is to boil them for 20 minutes and then, hold them firmly between two fingers on a bread board and saw them in half carefully with a mean steak knife.Then just pop the two halves uot with a bread knife.
Here in nsw we love our bunya nuts they are nutricious and part of our heritadge
Gelorup, WA, Australia
Unfortunately i lost my Bunya last year in a particularly hot dry spell, it had been doing well prior to that. I had it on retic but it was severely burnt from the sun and did not recover.
Nabiac, NSW, Australia
After intitial planting and mulching, the Bunyas have had no extra care or water...and are still alive!
East Albury, NSW, Australia
Nearly died in the hot, dry spot that i put it last year.
This is my first Bunya tree and I am so exicited. I have been watching the Bunya Trees at Bright in Victoria Australia for some time and am facinated by them - is there any tips on how to look after them.
I have been mapping seed/fruit production for 5yrs on 15 trees in an urban environment. Some people speak of a heavier 3yr cycle. Can I please been advised on how this has been quantified and/or supporting literature. S.E. Queensland. Australia.
I found the best way to cook Bunya nuts is to roast them in the hot coals of a small camp fire and they're ready when they go pop. I found the easiest way to extract the nut is to cut the "fat" end of the seed off and lever it out with the tip of a knife.
We live in northern NSW. in the last week, we've collected 30 cones, and are still waiting for more to drop. this is our first year to taste these nuts....does anyone have any tips on how best to eat them?
Cristina Bernardes: The nuts grown high in the crown. Since you are in the Southern Hemisphere, if there are any nuts they should start to fall shortly
The bunya cones grow near the top of the tree and are usually within the first third of the branch (closest to the trunk)but they can be out to almost half way along the branch. Good crop on this year, I checked out my favourite spot today
Rio De Janeiro - Brazil, XXX
We have a beautiful bunya, here in Brazil ! Can someone help me with an information? I understand the bunya cones grow off of the branches. But where exactly? At the end of the branches, in the middle or close to the trunk?
The University of Melbourne, Victoria has a lagre Bunya tree. It has recently dropped one cone. A collegue and I can't see any more cones from the base of the tree - so it must be in between the three years.
We have 4 trees @ 40 mtrs high planted circa 1880's (120 yrs old). They drop cones every year with the largest exceeding 18kg's. Last year many of the trees in our area were de-coned by arborists for safety but we have a second flush of cones falling now
3YEARLY LARGE CROP : Generally there is a large crop / bumpercrop every 3 years and then a few cones annually . Soaking the shelled nuts in water for more than 12 hours removes the enzyme inhibiting factor for better digestion.
We have a Bunya tree at the entrance to our Condo building in Sacramento, CA. It is fruiting right now and drops about a half-dozen cones per week.
Mexico City, DF
Not common in this part of the world, but, you can admire five huge Bunyas in Mexico City, just a few meters away from the Niños Heroes Monument, at the base of the Chapultepec Castle. Today, july 5, 2006, I picked up seven large nuts.
Typically it is a heavier crop every three years. The Bunya mountains have not cropped well for ten years though, according to the park rangers I spoke to in April, probably due to drought. Byron area had good falls this year 06.
It is incorrect that Bunya's only fruit every threeyears. My tree now 30 years old, typically drops about 35 cones beginning about 20th January thru to 14th February, every year.
Steamed (in the shell )Bunya Nuts - delicious native food.Bankstown and all Sydney has many Bunya Trees fruiting.