"A Pocket is a place of fertility. A meeting place. A place that during great droughts remains green and productive. These were places in which Aboriginal people utilized for camps and collecting/hunting grounds. There are records of Pockets containing many plants that were food sources for Aboriginal people. It is of no surprise that my endeavors since a child of collecting Australian food plants is now situated in a Pocket. Plumtree Pocket, once a cleared expansive farmland now a place of much fertility and food plants. This is not something I did purposefully or was conscious of when I started at aged 8, but it’s in my blood and I share a deep connection to the Land"
Director and Founder ~ Kristopher Kupsch
Plumtree Pocket Enterprises
Plumtree Pocket is the street named after the Davidson Plums that are growing on the family farm (originally BK Farms). The Davidson Plum Farm was created with the enthusiasm of local horticulturalist Kristopher who from a young age started planting out his family property in pursuit of his passion for native Australian Rainforest plants, specifically the rare and endangered Davidsonia species. Originally the family property was larger then later subdivided and sections of the original farm were sold off and the new street was named after the Davidson's Plums that were planted. In 1999 Kristopher began operating under Ooray Orchard and in 2014 the Nursery (Burringbar Botanic Gardens Nursery) combined with Ooray Orchard and created Plumtree Pocket Enterprises. The farm has been producing quality Davidson plum fruit over the last 20 years and we have been selecting, growing and continually planting from the best producing varieties.
Native plants and their benefits...
The emerging bushfoods industry
The Davidson plum fruit is rich in antioxidants (higher when compared to blueberries).
It promotes the overall health and prevents diseases. It is an excellent source of Vitamin C, E, lutein, folate, zinc, potassium, calcium and Magnesium.
The amazing native fruit is one of the superfoods that are full of nutrients that are more in comparison to conventional food types in maintaining a healthy body and mind.
The Plum farm was established in 1999 trading as Ooray Orchard, and now supplies many businesses with whole fruit, puree, dehydrated and freeze dried products, all produced according to our own HACCP plans and procedures. At Plumtree Pocket Enterprises we are constantly striving to maintain best practice management and operate our annual harvests with many small businesses in mind. For this reason we have created a system of supply where we value our ongoing customers and most importantly the community of emerging businesses who share our passion for native Australian plants.
In the beginning the Davidson plums were wild harvested but over the years we have increased our harvest volume from the plantings on the farm with primary focus on our own orchards that are spray and chemical free. This allows us to manage the quality of fruit and associated problems with harvesting such as the risk of fruit fly attack and predators such as the King Parrots that decimate our crop of Davidsonia jerseyana unless we exclude them from the trees. We have spent many years experimenting best practice management for harvesting and sorting fruit to get quality product to the consumers and still the industry is lacking much needed innovation and resources that will support the growing demand and supply. We are committed to assisting both the Scientific and Educational community by providing support with research and associated product development and purchasing our fruit is direct from the grower.