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Cogla Vine (Silky Pear)


Delicate climbing plant needing a trellis or tree to grow up. An important bush food plant, highly sought after by aboriginal

The 75mm green pear-like fruit of this plant is eaten unripe or cooked in hot earth.

The centre is full of clusters of seeds which are eaten raw have a sweet nutty flavour. Grows best in red soils. Sometimes known as Bush Banana.

Form: Climber
Size: 2m x 0.3m
Soil: Free draining red soils
Fertiliser: Not required
Water: Once weekly in dry periods
Wind: Tolerant
Sun: Full Sun or part shade
Frost: Tolerant

Marsdenia australis

Climbing Bush Tucker plant from inland Australia.


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