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Midgen Berry Austromyrtus dulcis -YUM!

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so sour

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Mine are very sweet, and not sour at all.

They do have a unique taste to them that I've never tasted in something edible before, something between Eucalyptus and Melaleuca, but very sweet and enjoyable.

We'll they are all in the Myrtaceae family funny enough, so it figures.

There must be something unique and beneficial in these little native 'wonder' berries.

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IMG_20191012_141301_2.thumb.jpg.652977d6b32c8108fa04141641e879c5.jpgThis is couple or so years ahead now but I thought that I would share a photo of some of my austromyrtus dulcis. It is almost 5 weeks since this photo was taken and 5 of them have flower buds. It has taken them a year to get to this size, so I'm quite excited to have the possibility of trying the fruits.

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Bunnings was selling a really nice one.

 

Austromyrtus dulcis x tenuifolia 'Copper Tops'

 

A hybrid with nice fruits and coppery new growth :)

 

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I would be interested in growing this hybrid, sadly New Zealand has banned many Myrtle species including austromyrtus because of the myrtle rust.

So my ones are particularly rare over here, maybe the only ones in cultivation over here. 

Some have began to flower earlier this week :)

The window has been kept open occasionally to encourage pollination by insects. I have had a go with a chook feather, just in case:P

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