SHIPPING WORLD-WIDE STARTING FROM $9.95 🌼 6,000+ ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ REVIEWS 🌼 Due to biosecurity laws, we cannot ship plants to Western Australia or Tasmania

  • Blue Quandong Plant plant Melbourne Bushfood
  • Blue Quandong Plant plant Melbourne Bushfood
  • Blue Quandong Plant plant Melbourne Bushfood

Blue Quandong Plant

Regular price
Tax included.
  • Beautiful blue fruits
  • Large tree
  • Fast growing
We're unable to ship plants to WA or TAS= - sorry!
We're unable to ship
plants to WA or TAS
- sorry!

Blue Quandong Plant FAQ's 🌱

Blue Quandong! This rare native is prized for its beautiful wood, gorgeous flowers and bright blue fruit! The fruit has a tangy and bitter yet sweet flavour and is the perfect addition to jams and pies. This species flowers abundantly from Autumn through Winter, with fruiting from Spring onward. Harvest them directly off the branch or collect them from around the tree's base.

Climate Zones: Arid, Sub-Tropical, Tropical.

Find your climate zone here.

Locate a blue quandong tree that is bearing fruit. The fruit grows in clusters on the branches and trunk of the tree. Check the fruit to see if it is ripe. Ripe fruit will be blue in color and will feel soft and slightly wrinkled to the touch. Gently twist each fruit from the branch or trunk of the tree. If the fruit does not come off easily, it is not yet ripe, and you should wait a few more days before trying again. Collect the harvested fruit in a container, such as a bucket or basket. Rinse the fruit under cool running water to remove any dirt or debris. Store the fruit in a cool, dry place until you are ready to use it. Note: Be sure to only harvest fruit from trees that you have positively identified as blue quandongs, and never eat fruit that is unripe or has a bitter taste, as it may be toxic.

Blue Quandong is a rainforest tree, it will require constant watering especially during it's first couple of years. Once established, it can go up to 90 days without any water.

They love moist, nutrient-rich soil and grow well indoors in cooler climates (we have one that's over 1m tall in Melbourne!). Prior to planting, consider the land as the roots dig deep and can damage paths, roads, and pipes. Fertilize annually.

It's a great addition for large acreage, parks and blocks, allowing topical understory growth due to its open canopy.

Growing Blue Quandong will give you plenty of fruit, 25 to 30mm in diameter, that are used in jams and pickles. Separate the fruit’s bright blue skin from the green flesh. The fruit is best when slightly over-ripe and soft.

Despite the fruits having a tangy, bitter flavour and meagre flesh, they were still a popular bushfood in First Nations People. European settlers were also known to use them in jams and pies.

24 hour plant guarantee ✅

Accidents happen. We're insured to refund or replace any plant that's arrived dead or in a condition that won't recover. Simply get in touch within 24 hours of delivery with some pics and we'll either refund or replace it.

we're on a social crusade to put aussie natives into tummies like yours

Every purchase funds this:

  • supporting remote communities

    Our partners at Twink Lakes Cultural Park is an Aboriginal-led enterprise sharing Nyul Nyul Culture with the world.

  • boosting biodiversity

    Supporting biodiversity across Melbourne, with over $60,000 given to date.

  • plants for schools

    We're giving $1,000's worth of vouchers to help get native foods into the tummies of kids in schools across Victoria.