You should soon find the Tucker Bush plants popping up in selected Independent Garden Centres nurseries around the state. Keep your eyes peeled for our range of:
- Smooth Davidson Plum (Davidsonia johnsonii)
- Wild Currant (Antidesma erostre)
- Tucker Bush Cherry (Syzygium australe)
- Atherton Red Back Ginger (Alpinia caerulea)
- Illawara Plum (Podocarpus elatus)
- Bignay (Antidesma bunius)
- Lemon Myrtle (Backhousia myrtifolia)
- Finger Lime (Citrus australasica)
- Midyim Berry (Austromyrtus dulcis)
- Blue Lilly Pilly (Syzygium oleosum)
- Blue Tongue (Melastoma affine)
- Native River Mint (Mentha australis)
Our NSW range is grown locally by Tarrawood Native Nursery, specialists in Australian native plants. We’re thrilled to be working with such a passionate network of growers and retailers to share our love for Aussie bushfoods with you.
Kangaroo rolled in wattle seed, pickled muntries, coastal greens & sandalwood nuts
This month’s recipe was lovingly prepared by Chef Simon Evans of award-winning fine dining restaurant, Caveau. Their ethos emphasises local, organic, sustainable and bio-dynamic practices for high quality, environment-aware food.
Plant of the month:
Smooth Davidson Plum
Beautiful and delicious. This month’s featured bushfood species is the Smooth Davidson Plum (Davidsonia johnsonii). It’s a medium-sized rainforest species that produces infertile seeds, so can only be propagated from cuttings or root division. With its glossy red and, later, deep green leaves, it reaches heights of 4–8m — a majestic choice for an edible ornamental.
This native plum produces soft, fleshy fruits, deliciously sour in flavour, and known to make a pleasant tasting wine. To harvest, give the tree a firm shake to encourage ripe fruit to fall.