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has anyone ever grown or eaten Atherton almond -  relative of the macadamia - a native - Athertonia diversifolia, commonly known as Atherton Oak, is a small to medium-sized rainforest tree of the family Proteaceae found in northern Queensland, Australia. 

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Comment by Roger Clark on July 1, 2017 at 21:42

Yes I bought one but it died. Don't know why, I had it in a pot.

Comment by Christa on July 1, 2017 at 17:17

A lovely tree, slow growing. I think my son may have one growing, I will have to check on it. It has an oak type leaf, It is one I have been thinking about, the rainforest nursery near Murwillumbah sells it as well.  Tea plant sounds interesting, is it the same as Sencha tea?   

Do you have a plum myrtle growing Mary-Ann.

Comment by Mary-Ann Baker on July 1, 2017 at 12:09

very common around the Atherton tablelands but Col says they grew them as a child ( Millaa Millaa) but never knew anyone who ate them... Forbidden fruit has them and I have ordered one to be picked up at the BOGI fair along with a vanilla orchid and a Sayama Kaori tea plant ! 

Comment by Elaine de Saxe on July 1, 2017 at 11:40

Neither! Nor have I heard of it before now! Does the Witjuti Grub Nursery stock it?

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