ABC’s NT Country Hour reports on our in-demand bush foods

Indigenous-grown rosella plant from the Northern Territory will soon be sold in cafes in Adelaide and beyond.

Not-for-profit enterprise Food Ladder is trying to capitalise on the burgeoning bush foods market by growing rosella, also known as wild hibiscus.

The organisation has leafy greens and tomatoes in a hydroponic greenhouse just off Katherine’s main street and is growing the rosella on a small patch of dirt outside the greenhouse.

Rosella, originally from Africa, is found growing wild across northern Australia and is used in teas, jams and desserts.

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