'GARAWANG' PURPLE APPLE BERRY (Billardiera macrantha) SEEDS 'Bush Tucker Plant"
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Purple berry or climbing blue berry
Common in tall open-forests of the Otways and mountain ranges east of Melbourne, with isolated occurrences at Mt Macedon and the Grampians.
A slender, twining creeper which thrives in semi-shade and cooler and moister areas. It has narrow dark green leaves and pale green tubular flowers , and oval shaped shiny purple berries which hang from the twiggy stems.
As a bush food crop it grows well on trellises, or as a matted ground cover.
Edible Fruits ripe when they have dropped to the ground. can be added to fruit salads, used in pies and yeast bakery products.
Germination: Sow Seeds Early Spring-Summer, Only just cover the seed.
Seed may retain viability for 1-2 years stored at room temperature.