From the tart and tangy citrus pearls of the Finger Lime to the vibrant magenta flesh of the Davidson Plum, Australia’s native bush foods are truly unique. Elevate your gardening and culinary experiences by cultivating the best of Australia’s extraordinary flavours in your own backyard.

These plants have evolved to thrive in Australia’s diverse ecosystems, requiring less intervention and resources. Unlike introduced species, native Australian bush foods are well-adapted to local climates, reducing the need for irrigation and chemical inputs, which promote sustainable horticultural practices. Their rich nutritional value and incredible health benefits make bush foods an ideal choice for the eco-conscious gardener.


Can I grow bush foods if I live in the city or have a small garden?

Many native bush foods grow well in pots and small spaces, making them an accessible and versatile addition to urban landscapes.

Finger Limes are well-suited to containers and can be grown as a shrub or small tree. Their thorny habit means they also make a great edible security hedge!

Lemon Aspens are a medium-sized edible feature tree and make a beautiful addition to gardens or as street trees. They grow well in pots and can be grown as a hedge if pruned regularly to maintain size.

Riberries are one of Australia’s most popular native plants and their large, decorative pink to red fruit makes them appealing as an edible hedge, screen, windbreak or shade tree. 

Davidson Plums are a medium-sized, ornamental tree with a slender palm-like silhouette and perfect for narrow spaces or as a central feature/shade tree. 


Finger Limes come in an array of amazing colours and provide a vibrant burst of citrus flavour with hints of lemon, lime and grapefruit. The delightful combination of tangy and tart make Finger Limes a versatile ingredient in both savoury and sweet dishes, beverages and more. They make a great addition to seafood, salads, desserts, dressings, cocktails, sauces, syrups and preserves.

Lemon Aspen bears white-green coloured fruits with a strong acidic lemon flavour and notes of spice and eucalyptus. The fruit can be eaten raw or used to give a citrus kick in a variety of sweet and savoury dishes, including jams, chutneys, dressings, sauces, cordials, juices, desserts, sorbets and seasonings for meat, seafood and veggie dishes. 

Riberries produce pink to red fruit bursting with unique spice flavours such as clove and cinnamon. Their tart, apple-like berries can be eaten straight from the tree as a tasty snack or used in jams, chutneys, syrups, dressings, sauces, glazes, ice cream, yoghurt, cakes and beverages. Riberries comes from the clove family and makes a great addition to sauces or marinades for poultry, lamb, pork and game meats.

Davidson Plums produce fruit with dark blue/purple skin and a vibrant magenta flesh, which grow in clusters directly off the trunk. The fruit is very tart and works well in both savoury and sweet products, particularly sauces, jams, jellies, cordials and ice cream.Answer