Some known Aboriginal names:Munta, ngerp, nurp, nurt (Boanditj), Mantirri (Kaurna).
Manter (Ngaiawang), Mantari (Ramindjeri), Mantar (Jaril)
Common names Munterberry, Muntries, Munthries, Emu
Apples, Native Cranberries
Kunzea pomifera is a woody ground cover occurring in the wild in western Victoria
and SA. It was an important food plant for the local Aboriginal people. They dried or baked surplus fruit into cakes to eat during the winter months. They also traded the fruit for important tools
with neighbouring tribes. The plants produce fluffy white flowers in spring, followed by berries in Feb-March. They should start producing berries three years after planting. Berries may remain green but still be ripe. If left too long, the berries become unpalatable.
Flowering start in August and ends in October.
The main flower colour is white.
Created: 08 Nov 2014 - Member - Stephen L (Clare SA)
Updated: 21 Nov 2014 - Member - John and Val
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