Midgen Berry - Austromyrtus dulcis

I’d heard of these but never laid eyes on them. Problem being that they do not travel well. So processing and transport is a logistics nightmare. Which is a shame because they are apparently one of the best tasting native berries going around. Think of blueberry with a hint of spice!

They grow in only a small area on the east coast and I’m close, so I’m definitely going to give them a crack. A shrub that grows to 2mt, with pretty copper/crimson young foliage, small white flowers are followed by speckled white berries, ripening summer to autumn. It has become popular in landscaping as a hardy plant that encourages birds and bees to your garden.

They are high in antioxidants and also have helpful amounts of anti microbial and anti bacterial properties.