fruits

Native crops of the future

Science & Environment

There are more than 6000 edible plants in Australia not widely used for food today. Many of these would consume less water and fertiliser than currently cultivated species. Australian Geographic thanks the Royal Botanic Gardens and Domain Trust, Sydney.

What the giants ate

Wild Journey

Some Australian fruits are called ‘megafauna fruits’ because the only animals capable of eating them and spreading the seeds are extinct.