Alpinia caerulea “Red Back Ginger” from the Tucker Bush Range

Alpinia caerulea “Red Back Ginger” is an Australian native food plant from the Tucker Bush range of edible Australian native plants.

Red Back Australian Ginger is a versatile plant traditionally used by the Aboriginal people for food and crafting. In the wild, this species can be found in the rainforest understories of Northern New South Wales and Southern Queensland — this particular variety comes from the Atherton Tableland highland region near Cairns.

The Tucker Bush range will include Mentha australis, the Native River Mint, Midyim Berries, Native Plum Pine, Tucker Bush Cherry, Finger Lime, Cinnamon Myrtle and Blue Lilly Pilly.