Big year for gubinge harvest on the West Kimberley coastal region

Jan 12, 2017, 12:42 AM

Indigenous communities harvesting gubinge in Western Australia's far north are reporting some big yields this wet season.

(ABC News) January 2017

The bush tucker, which is also known as Kakadu plum, is found across northern Australia and regarded as having more vitamin C than any other fruit.

Lenny O'Meara from Kimberley Wild Gubinge said after big rains in December, there was an abundance of quality fruit on the Dampier Peninsula, north of Broome.

"The season up here is very good this year because of the rain," he told ABC Rural.

"The trees have flourished with the water and the fruit is abundant, especially compared to last year when it was a bit drier and there wasn't as much fruit around.

"So it's really good picking this year and the fruit are nice and fat."

Mr O'Meara said when the plums tasted 'tangy' it was a sign the vitamin C content was high. He said the quality of fruit this year was proving to be excellent.