Davidson plum facts

Davidson Plum also known as Ooray is a medium size tree which is found typically North-Eastern New South Wales as well as Queensland. It has large and distinct leaves. It reaches up to 6 to 8 meters high and 2- 4 meters wide. It prefers warm climates but can tolerate mild frosts. The fruit resembles plums which hang from the trunk. The fruit is sour when consumed raw which is mostly used to make jellies or jams.

Name Davidson plumb
Scientific Name Davidsonia pruriens
Native Native to Australia and Northeastern Queensland
Common/English Name Davidson plum, Davidsonia Plum, Davidson’s Plum, Queensland Davidson plum
Name in Other Languages Australia: Do-rog, Ooray
Plant Growth Habit Small, slender, ornamental
Growing Climate Warmer
Soil Well-drained
Plant Size 6-12 m
Lifespan Perennial
Bark Brown to dark grey, flaky
Stem Dark brown or grey
Leaf Alternate, pinnate, cordate to suborbicular, green; Length: 18-35(-46) cm; Width: (6-)8-12(-16) cm
Flowering Season November-February
Flower Dark pink, recurved; Length: 5–8 mm
Fruit shape & size Drupe (berries), obovoid or ellipsoid, compressed; Length: 3.8–6.0 cm; Width: 3.0–5.3 cm
Fruit color Dark burgundy
Flesh color Dark red
Flavor/aroma Earthy, tart, intense
Fruit Taste Sharp acidic
Fruit Season February-May
Major Nutritions (Raw) Vitamin C (Ascorbic acid) 30 mg (33.33%)
Carbohydrate 14.3 g (11.00%)
Potassium, K 364 mg (7.74%)
Magnesium, Mg 27 mg (6.43%)
Sodium, Na 45 mg (3.00%)
Phosphorus, P 18 mg (2.57%)
Protein 1 g (2.00%)
Calcium, Ca 16 mg (1.60%)
Vitamin B3 (Niacin) 0.17 mg (1.06%)
Total Fat (lipid) 0.2 g (0.57%)
Health Benefits
  • Skin health
  • Absorbs minerals
  • Treats cancer
  • Reduce stroke
  • Eliminates cold
  • Promotes metabolism
  • Relax muscles
  • Bone health
  • Digestion
  • Kidney ailments
Calories in 100 gm (Raw) 63 Kcal.