There are also a lot of indigenous trees with edible berries for example the Harpephyllum caffrum or wild plum, the Syzygium cordatum or waterberry and the list goes on.
In conclusion the list of plants and trees above is to mention only some of the amazing indigenous edibles we have available in our beautifully diverse country. It is well worth doing some homework on this topic and figuring out how you can make use of our indigenous flora to create your culinary masterpieces to impress any guest. All the plants mentioned are commonly found in retail nurseries and should be easy to find. Please note that you should make sure that you have correctly identified the plants etc before using them. If you are not sure, take a sample to your local nursery and ask if there is a horticulturist that can confirm identification. Also remember to not use any insecticides or chemicals on plants or fruits which you are planning on using.
We wish you happy gardening and very happy culinary experiences using our local fauna.
Article written by Jessica Ruger.