Grass Tree Heart

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By Peter Gilmore

Published 2014

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  • 60 cm (24 inch) tall grass tree
  • 1 litre (35 fl oz) still mineral water
  • ½ lemon, juice


Cut the grass tree in half lengthways using a pruning saw. The part you need is the section of white new fronds that are about to emerge from the tree. Remove this section using a sharp knife. Trim away any pale green colour, ensuring only the tender white section is used. Soak the fronds in the combined mineral water and lemon juice to stop discolouration. Set aside until required.