Burdekin plum 200Burdekin Plum

Pleiogynium Timorense

Height 10-15m

Width 3-5m

Australian native tree which takes its name from the Burdekin River, where it is found along the banks of the tiver.
 

Burdekin Plum

It produces a large, purple, fleshy plum-like fruit which are not edible straight from the tree, but need to be held for some days to soften and mellow.
The fruit can also be  used in jams and jellies. 
Burdekin plum trees have a very decorative blood red colour timber.  The strong and versitle wood is much sought for and used in cabinetry and wood turning industry
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