Tawa trees – a vintage year for the fruit

Image of Tawa seeds / fruit | Friends of Tawa Bush Reserve

Tawa trees dominate our native bush reserves and in late 2020 and early 2021, the fruit production has been prolific – far more than in recent years.

The oval purple/black fruit are obvious on the ground.

Tawa seed are difficult to germinate and especially progress further to seedlings and then young trees. They are very susceptible to any exposure to wind, frost and intense sunlight


Tawa fruit amongst the leaf litter on the ground.

Friends of Tawa Bush Reserve

How many tawa fruit can you count in leaf litter? This was an area of less than one square metre.

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