Bunya - Bunya Pine, Bunya Bunya, Bunya Pine, Bunya Bunya Tree, False Monkey Puzzle Tree Araucaria bidwillii

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Botanical Name:

Araucaria bidwillii

Family:

Araucariaceae

Genus:

Araucaria

Species:

bidwillii

Common Name:

Bunya - Bunya Pine, Bunya Bunya, Bunya Pine, Bunya Bunya Tree, False Monkey Puzzle Tree

Height:
100-120 feet
Minimum Hardiness Zone:
10

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  • Araucaria bidwillii

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Growing Info:
Scarification: none required.
Stratification: none required.
Germination: sow 1-2" deep, tamp the soil, mulch the seed bed.
Other: seeds will initially form tubers, after these are formed ,expose them to light then plant tubers in ground.
In a Nutshell:
* The germinating seed produces an underground 'earth nut' which has a coconut-like flavour.
* Seed - raw, cooked or ground into a powder.
* Starchy and delicious, it has the texture of a waxy boiled potato with the flavour of chestnuts. more...
* Sometimes grown as a pot plant in colder areas.
* Produces fruit that look like pineapples when mature. more...
* It is native to south-east Queensland with two small disjunct populations in northern Queensland's World Heritage listed Wet Tropics. more...