Tanami Apple

tanami appleA native to the central and western deserts of Australia. This rare but robust and spectacular member of the Bush Tomato family can reach 1.5 meters high and 2.5 meters in diameter.  The large, golf-ball sized fruit hang from the bush on spiny stems sometimes up to 15cm long. Fruit ripen in autumn turning a pale cream colour.

Tanami Apples taste somewhat like a melon or zucchini and are a favourite of the indigenous people of the centre. When dried and coarse ground, they make a great addition to dukkah.

It is not currently available in any commercially prepared product and we have never been able to source it as an individual ingredient.


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