What's in season near you?

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Hi All,

I was thinking this might be a good way to learn more edibles from others around the place. Basically just share what edibles you are seeing/harvesting, date, approximate location and when we get a bit of info I'll edit this original post to make a bit of a table of what's where when. I will add each states season when members post up their info (don't forget to let me know if i have done a typo or something is not correct).


QUEENSLAND

SUMMER

DATEPLANT NAMELOCATION (approx.)OBSERVATIONS
2[SUP]nd[/SUP] FebuarySnake Weed Stachytarpheta sppYeppoon Central QLDEdible blossom’s in full bloom
SummerPricky Tree Pair
Opuntia vulgaris
SE QLDEdible fruit ready to eat with care
SummerCommon Purslane
Portulacca oleracea
QLDReady to eat
SummerDebil Debil
Eremophila debilis
QLDFruit ready to eat
SummerFeral Pie Melons Citrullus lanatusSE QLDFruit ready to eat















AUTUMN

DATEPLANT NAMELOCATION (approx.)OBSERVATIONS
13th March Mulberry Tree
Morus spp
Kalapa, Central QLD Full of ripe fruit
15th MarchCommelina sppSEQCurrently flowering
15th MarchBurdekin Plum
Pleiogynium timorense
Rockhampton, CQLoaded with full size fruit with some ready to be picked and ripened
15th MarchBrachychiton
spp
Rockhampton CQLoaded with full size pods with some starting to darken and open
15th MarchCluster Fig
Ficus racemosa
Rockhampton CQLoaded with full size fruit, successively ripening
15th MarchEustrephus Latifolius (Wombat Berry)SEQCurrently flowering, easier to find for edible tubers
17 MarchLantana camaraderieQLDFlowering and fruiting with some ripe fruit available























NEW SOUTH WALES

AUTUMN

DATEPLANT NAMELOCATION (approx.)OBSERVATIONS
12th MarchLillypilly
Syzigium spp
SydneyFull of ripe fruit






VICTORIA

AUTUMN

DATEPLANT NAMELOCATION (approx.)OBSERVATIONS
9[SUP]th[/SUP] MarchBlackberries
Rubus spp
VIC, High CountryFound the last of the fruits
9[SUP]th[/SUP] MarchPrickly Currant Bush
Coprosma quadrifida
VIC, High CountryFound the last of the fruits
 
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The Lillypilly in my nature strip is fruiting like crazy.. the footpath is all pink even after I harvest as much as I could use.
 

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On the weekend we found the last of the blackberries and one Prickly Currant Bush with two small fruits.
There were plenty of rosehips starting to redden up.
(Victoria high country)
 

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Hi All*

Couple more plants in season in my neck of the woods......

Burdekin Plum,*Pleiogynium timorense

Loaded with full sized fruit. Some fruit turning purple, ready to be picked, to then allow to ripen.





Brachyhiton spp

Full of full size pods. Some starting to darken and open.



Cluster Fig, Ficus racemosa

Loaded of full size fruit, successively ripening.



 

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Commelina is flowering, making it easier to spot, but persists year round here.
 

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Hi All

Here are a couple in kingaroy (and abroad I'm sure)

22nd March

Native Blue Bell, Walenbergia

Edible flowers in full bloom.




Cobblers pegs, Bidens pilosa

Flowering and seeds harvestable for sprouting.




Blackberry Nightshade, Solanum americanum

Full of berries with some ripening

 

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20/04/13 Rockhampton

Here is a ripe one at the moment. Stinky Passionfruit, Passiflora poetida.



Interestingly I found that the fruit progressively ripens from the end of the vine back to the root. This photo shows it pretty well. It made scrounging around for them a bit easier as you keep going up the line until they are no longer ripe. Very tasty too!

 

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Rubus spp.


Physalis spp. This isn't ready and the leaves have been eaten, making ID difficult, some others had dropped to the ground and were ready.
Also some but not all prickly pear (Opuntia) are fruiting. Lantana also.
 

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Quite a few grass trees flowering and producing nectar. This pic is from Mt Larcom near Gladstone. It was the first time I had tried the nectar, was very nice.

 

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Midgen Berry, Austromyrtus dulcis a native, is fruiting in my yard at the moment so I presume
wild plants are too. The fruit although small are very pleasant tasting and sweet.
It wood probably make nice jam but I ate the lot on the spot.
http://bushcraftoz.com/forums/showthread.php?1919-Austromyrtus-dulcis-(Midgen-Berry)
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Look for wild plants in coastal Southern Queensland and Northern New South Wales or for sale in
nurseries.
 
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