Bloodwood Apple

An insect will sting the bark of the bloodwood tree and lay eggs inside, the eggs grow forming a big sack (2). It is best eaten when still moist inside (3,4). If left too long it is very dry (5). I have tasted this apple and it tastes like coconut. The sap or gum from the bloodwood tree was also used by the Kalkadoon people to waterproof kangaroo skin water bags and was also mixed with ochre to paint rock art.

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