Terminalia Ferdinandiana 'Kakadu Plum'-BUSH TUCKA-5 seeds (seed in fruit)
Ideal sowing temp: 20-24C
Position: Light Shade to Full Sun; Well Drained.
Preparation: Soak fruit in warm water and remove the fruit from the seed when the fruit softens. Gently cut in the centre of the seed, taking care not to damage the embryo. As you cut though carefully check on the colour as you progress, cut slowly until you just see green of the embryo. Soak the seed in water for 24hrs.
Sowing: 8-10mm deep. Cover very lightly with soil.
Care: Keep warm and moist at around 20-24°C
Sprouting: 21-90 days. (depending on temperature, moisture levels and how well you have cut or sanded your seed).
Harvest: 5 years to fruit, flower, harvest.
Kakadu plum seeds have a hard casing. expect to wait 6 months to 2 years or more until the embryo can absorb water and start the germination process unless you assist it by breaking through that casing to allow moisture to the embryo, either by sanding with coarse sandpaper, filing with a file or cutting with a hacksaw blade (see above).
A drought resistant but frost tender semi-deciduous tree native to the Kimberley region of Western Australia and the Northern Territory and Queensland. The tree sap is consumed to treat joint inflammation, whilst the bark is applied to the body to treat burns, rashes and infections. Fragrant creamy flowers during summer, followed by pale green to yellow or purple fruit. It is said to have highest vitamin C content of any fruit in the world - the fruit contains 3000 mg of vitamin C per 100g of fruit, which is 6x more than oranges do.
Traditionally used as a thirst quencher and snack, it is also useful for making jams, chutneys, juices, and sauces. Can also be eaten fresh but may taste sour, with some saying it tastes like English Gooseberry.
The Chakra Garden cannot take any responsibility for any adverse effects from the use of plants.
Always seek advice from a professional before eating or using a plant medicinally.
****Please note: these are seeds (we are NOT selling these as live plants. Quarantine restrictions and costs prohibit us from selling these seeds to WA, Tas, and Internationally.