Attractive rainforest pine that bears greenish seeds on swollen edible stalks. The purple fruit are grape like with a sweet juicy pulp with a subtle plum flavour. The slightly resinous fruit can be used for both sweet and savoury recipes. It is an attractive hedge due to its contrasting dark and lime green foliage. The timber is popular as a cabinet making. The trees are male or female so planting 3 or more together will increase your chances of getting tree of both sexes and fruit.
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Max Height (when in the ground with good conditions)
Plants required to Pollinate
3 Plants (Male and Female)
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Can it Handle Frosts?
Amount of leaves in Winter?
All Leaves (Evergreen)
Drought Hardy (Little Watering)
Time to Fruit/Flower/Harvest
Sun or Shade
Preferred Soil Type
March, April, May, June, July
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Customer Comments on Plum Pine
Our Brown Pine about 12 years old and is a beautiful 15 metre high tree. Drops fruit in April. Yum! | Dit - Cooloola Cove, QLD 13-Apr-2015
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