STORY - Wanakiji Jukurrpa

The Wanakiji Jukurrpa (Bush Tomato Dreaming) travels through Yaturlu, north of Yuendumu. 'Wanakiji grows in open spinifex country and is a small prickly plant with purple flowers that bears green fleshy fruit with many small black seeds. After collecting the fruit the seeds are removed with a small wooden spoon called 'kajalarra'. The fruit can then be eaten raw or threaded onto skewers and cooked over the fire.