The Native Apple Tree is usually found growing on sandy or gravel-like soils in creek lines across the very top of northern Australia. It reaches a height of around 5 metres and has slender weeping branches. The leaves are also slender, grey green and resemble gum leaves. During the months of Aug, Sep, Oct, and Nov, dense clusters of white flowers appear. Edible fruit is usually produced during Aug, Sept, and Oct.
The small pink-cream fruit of the native apple is eaten raw and has a tangy, but dry taste. Aboriginal people used the Native Apple as a . . .