Fuch­sia ex­cor­ti­cata

NZ Gardener - - IN SEASON -

Fuch­sias have tra­di­tion­ally been prized for their berries by indige­nous peo­ples all over the world, in­clud­ing Maori¯ who val­ued the fruits of the tree fuch­sia, a de­cid­u­ous na­tive plant. All parts of the fuch­sia are ed­i­ble and those flow­ers which kids love to pop open in bud can be popped onto a salad for a colour­ful, healthy gar­nish. Tests sug­gest that those Christ­mas-y red and pur­ple pe­tals are packed with an­tho­cyanins.

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