Herb: Baw-Baw Berry
Latin name: Wittsteinia vacciniacea
Edible parts of Baw-Baw Berry:Fruit. No more details are given.
Description of the plant:
(11 3/4 inch)
Habitat of the herb:Found in the sub-alpine zone at altitudes between 900 - 1500 metres.
Propagation of Baw-Baw Berry:Seed - we have no information for this species but suggest sowing the seed in a greenhouse as soon as it is ripe if this is possible, otherwise in early spring. Prick out the seedlings into individual pots as soon as they are large enough to handle and grow them on in the greenhouse for at least their first two winters before trying them outdoors. Cuttings. Probably it is best to take these in July or August in a frame. It is quite likely that, as with many members of this family, plants have very fine root systems and great care must be taken when transplanting them.
Cultivation of the herb:Found in the sub-alpine zone at altitudes between 900 - 1500 metres.
Medicinal use of Baw-Baw Berry:None known
Known hazards of Wittsteinia vacciniacea:None known
Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.