Austromyrtus Dulcis (Midgen/Midyim Berry) - EDIBLES- 25 Seeds
Sowing time: Any. Avoid hottest and coldest temps.
Position: Part shade/Full sun.
Sowing: 6mm deep, well-drained soil.
Sprouting: 21-28 days.
Harvest: Late Summer-Autumn.
Austromyrtus Dulcis, “Midgen Berry” or “Midyim”, is native to eastern Australia, particularly in New South Wales and Queensland. Handling a range of soils and climatic conditions, Midgen is an adaptable shrub for a variety of situations, making it a popular modern horticulture choice. While Austromyrtus Dulcis will grow in colder climates, it will appreciate shelter from frost such as growing under a shady tree canopy.
A spreading heathland shrub to 2m tall. The white flowers are followed by white, edible berries covered in dark spots that give the berries a mauve look. Midgen berries are popular traditional ‘bushtucker’, eaten by indigenous Australians and non-indigenous people. The berries are sweet-tasting and aromatic, with a pleasant gingery flavour and are described by some as “melt-in-the-mouth “.
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