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Davidsonia jerseyana
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Magnoliopsida
Order: Oxalidales
Family: Cunoniaceae
Genus: Davidsonia
Species: D. jerseyana
Binomial name
Davidsonia jerseyana
(F.Muell. ex F.M.Bailey) G.Harden & J.B.Williams[1]

Davidsonia jerseyana, also known as Davidson's Plum or Mullumbimby Plum, is a small, slender tree that is endemic to a restricted area of northern New South Wales on the east coast of Australia. The tree's fruit superficially resemble the European plum, but is not related. There are two other species of Davidson's Plum.

The species generally grows to 5 metres high. It is native to lowland subtropical rainforests. where it is considered an endangered species. However, it is widely cultivated for its pleasantly sour fruit that is used commercially in jam, wine, ice-cream and sauces.

The tree is propagated from seed and typically starts producing a crop by year four. They bear heavily from the trunk, and bagging is used to protect the fruit from sunburn. It likes protection from full sun and wind when young, adequate soil moisture, and good soil nutrition.

See also

References

  1. ^ "Davidsonia jerseyana". Australian Plant Name Index (APNI), IBIS database. Centre for Plant Biodiversity Research, Australian Government. http://www.anbg.gov.au/cgi-bin/apni?taxon_id=223758.  
Davidsonia jerseyana flower emerging from trunk

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