Tucker Bush is a range of Australian native plants with edible fruits, nuts, seeds and leaves.

Delicious Edible Native Plants

Did you know that most of the edibles we grow in our gardens today were originally imported from overseas? With Tucker Bush edible natives, you can enjoy a backyard full of unique and delicious bush tucker fruits, roots, nuts, seeds and leaves from plants naturally designed for our climate and soil.

A Truly Australian flavour

Bush food has sustained generations of traditional Australians for centuries, and today represents a rich and vibrant history in this country’s culture. The Tucker Bush range aims to introduce a truly Australian flavour to the modern suburban home, working with communities with unique stories to share.

NEW

Grow and Graze 2019: An Evening with Native foods at Perth City Farm

Learn more about growing and preparing some of Australia’s fantastic native edibles!

Grow and Graze 2019, a collaborative event by RiverMint Dining and Tucker Bush Plants, introduces guests to popular native Australian herbs, spices, fruits and vegetables, and how to use them in your home cooking. Mark Tucek draws on three decades of horticultural experience, offering insights and advice on successfully growing seasonal native plants. Robyne Low, native foods chef and owner of RiverMint Dining, will discuss how to prepare various native ingredients – complete with recipe offering and accompanying canapés.

Tickets include entry to a talk by Mark on growing native edibles, recipe cards and professional tips by RiverMint Dining, question time and a selection of Bunuru-inspired finger foods and drinks.

Selected Tucker Bush plants will be on display and available for purchase. The event is supported by the RiverMint Dining service team, who will serve canapés featuring seasonal native ingredients. Native-infused beverages by Australian small batch producers will also be sold at the RiverMint bar.

This not-to-be-missed event takes place on a lovely autumn evening in the courtyard of Perth City Farm.

Tucker Bush Schools Program

The Tucker Bush Schools Program assists schools in establishing their own bush tucker gardens, enriching the learning environment with native edible plants.

Our dream is to see bushfood gardens in schools all over the country, giving young Australians a stronger connection to nature and their food supply.

We’ve put together an e-book of our favourite recipes

Using Australian native ingredients, featuring contributions from some of Australia’s leading chefs — including all the recipes from our website plus more, covering entrees, mains, desserts and more, along with a few basics like drying your own herbs and making your own jam.

Most recent additions to our plant range

14th Feb, 2019

Blue Quandong

Elaeocarpus angustifolius

23rd Jan, 2019

Native Oregano

Prostanthera rotundifolia

14th Jan, 2019

White Aspen

Acronychia oblongifolia

17th Oct, 2018

Raspberry Jam Wattle

Acacia acuminiata

Welcome to TuckerBush!

Our range of plants

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Latest news

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Recipes

Recipes using our plants

Where to buy

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Our Goals for Tucker Bush

 

“Popularise native edibles in our modern lifestyle and cuisine – both through home growing and gourmet cooking.”

“Influence a cultural shift that contributes to preserving Australia’s food security and biodiversity.”

“Help young Australians grow up with a stronger connection to nature and their food supply.”

“Make Australian native edibles more readily available to average home gardener.”

“Help gardeners successfully grow species that thrive in our soils and climate.”

Our big vision is to have every Australian garden include an indigenous edible plant and to educate gardeners (and children) in the process.

 

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