Colmena Pure Honey Jarrah (500g)
West Australian Jarrah tree (Eucalyptus marginata) is a large forest tree usually found in the Jarrah forest, which extends from Gingin, north of Perth to as far south as Albany. The main commercial nectar flows are in the Darling Range. Jarrah trees are unique to Western Australia. Colmena honey comes from the Jarrah forest of Dwellingup. The Jarrah tree is a magnificent tall timber tree that can grow up to 40 metres in height. It is a slow growing Eucalyptus tree that can live up to 1000 years. It has with a brown fissured bark that can withstand intense forest fires and a large green canopy.
Jarrah generally flowers every two years, usually from December through to January in the early summer. The nectar produced has a low moisture content and is collected by honeybees.
Jarrah produces a dark, thick, tasty honey with a caramel aftertaste. It is not as sweet as other honeys due to its low glucose and high fructose levels. For this reason, pure Jarrah honey will not candy.