A fruit that has been compared to apples and sultanas, muntries is a versatile fruit that tastes like a spicy apple and appears like a sultana when dried. It was an economically and socially important food among aboriginal communities and was even used as an item of barter. Muntries obtain their name from the aboriginal word for it, one of 400 such words that have been included in the English language. Other names include emu apples, native cranberries, munthari, muntaberry or monterry. Birds were considered the main pests in some areas; however, their potential as pests remains to be seen if large-scale production materialises. Netting may have to be used if damage levels escalate. Self-incompatibility precludes the generation of pure lines, which are the basis of producing hybrids. Kunzea pomifera is classified as a ' facultative outcrosser' and has mechanisms to prevent growth of the pollen tube in the style.