Muntries - Emu apple (frozen fruit)

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The Muntries, also known as the Emu Apple or Muntaberry, is a small, evergreen shrub native to southern Australia. It typically grows to about 1-2 meters tall and wide, with dense, rounded foliage. The leaves are small and oval-shaped, about 1-2 cm long, and have a glossy green color. The flowers are small and white, borne in clusters at the ends of the branches. They bloom in spring and summer and are followed by small, green berries that ripen to a red or purple color in late summer and early autumn.


    • Ornamental: Muntries are a popular ornamental plant due to their compact size, attractive flowers, and drought tolerance. They can be used in borders, hedges, rockeries, or containers.
    • Culinary: Muntries are a versatile fruit that can be eaten fresh, dried, or cooked. They have a sweet and tart flavor with notes of apple, cinnamon, and juniper. They can be used in jams, jellies, pies, crumbles, muffins, ice cream, smoothies, and yogurt. They can also be added to savory dishes for a unique flavor.
    • Medicinal: Muntries have been used in traditional Aboriginal medicine for a variety of ailments, including coughs, colds, and wounds. However, there is no scientific evidence to support these uses.

Growing and caring:

Muntries are a relatively easy plant to grow. They prefer well-drained soil in full sun to part shade. They are drought tolerant once established, but will benefit from occasional watering during dry spells. They can be pruned to maintain their shape and size.


Muntries typically grow to about 1-2 meters tall.

Cooking uses:

Muntries can be used in a variety of culinary dishes. Here are a few ideas:

    • Eat them fresh: This is the simplest and most enjoyable way to enjoy Muntries. Simply rinse them and pop them in your mouth.
    • Make a jam or jelly: Muntries make a delicious and unique jam or jelly. Simply simmer the berries with sugar and pectin until thickened.
    • Use them in pies and crumbles: Muntries can be used in place of blueberries or other berries in pies and crumbles.
    • Add them to yogurt or ice cream: Muntries add a delicious pop of flavor to yogurt or ice cream.
    • Use them in savory dishes: The sweet and tart flavor of Muntries can be used to add a unique flavor to savory dishes, such as salads, couscous, or roasted vegetables.
    • Freeze them: Frozen Muntries are a great way to enjoy this fruit all year round. Simply freeze them fresh or after blanching. They can be used in smoothies, yogurt, or baking.

Additional tips:

    • When picking Muntries, be sure to only pick ripe berries. Ripe berries will be soft and easy to pick.
    • Muntries can be stored in the refrigerator for up to a week.
    • Frozen Muntries will last for up to 6 months.
    • Be sure to identify the plant correctly before using it, as there are other plants that look similar but are not edible.

*Sold frozen in 100g and 250g lots

Fresh supply in Late March to May.

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