Square Trees #8 – A strange fruit

Becky’s Square Photo Challenge July: Square Tree

Your tree song for the day

Davidsons Plum Tree – a bit about this Australian Rainforest tree. A small to medium sized rainforest tree, Davidson’s Plum is a popular bush tucker plant.
They are slender rather than spreading, with a canopy of handsome leaves at the top of the trunk. New foliage is red and furry.


It bears plum sized fruit with intensely purple coloured skin and red flesh right through the fruit when ripe, and they have a very tangy sour flavor- too sour for eating fresh but they make superb jams and sauces. The fruit grows in clusters on the trunk of the tree

In case you would like to make some jam, here is a recipe

Davidson Plum Jam  
Prep time 15 mins Cook time 2 hours Total time 2 hours 15 mins  
Author: Lizzie Moult, http://www.strayedtable.com
Recipe type: preserves Serves: 2 jars Ingredients

  • 700 g davidson plums
  • 700 g sugar
  • 1 lemon, juiced
  • ½ vanilla pod, cut in half lengthways

Instructions

  1. Start off by washing your plums and then cutting them in half and removing the two seeds in the middle. Place them into a non reactive pot. Weigh the plums and add equal parts sugar. 500g = 500g sugar ect.
  2. Add the lemon juice and vanilla pod and heat the mixture over a moderate heat. Stir occasionally until the sugar dissolves. Bring to a light rolling boil and allow to simmer for an hour or until the mixture has slightly thickened.
  3. Test the mixture by putting a small amount on a saucer and place in the freezer for a minute to see if it sets.
  4. Once the mixture is ready, pour out into to jars. Put the lids on immediately and allow to cool before storing.

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