Santalum acuminatum – Desert Quondong seeds x 5

$4.90

Santalum acuminatum, the Desert Quandong is a hemiparasitic plant in the Sandlewood family. It has edible fruit.

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Desert Quondong

Santalum acuminatum

This plant is not on the Australian Noxious Weed List

Santalum acuminatum, the Desert Quandong is a hemiparasitic plant in the Sandlewood family Santalaceae, widely dispersed throughout the central deserts and southern areas of Australia. The species, especially its fruit is also referred to as Quandong or native peach.  The use of the fruit as an exotic flavouring, one of the best-known bush foods, has led to the attempted domestication of the species.

A tall shrub or small tree to 6 metres (20 ft), its bark is rough and dark grey; the branches tending to have a weeping habit; the leaves are slender to ovate with an acute tip, opposite, shortly petiolate, leathery and pale or yellow-green; the flowers are green or white on the outer parts and reddish or brown on the inner and fragrant; the fruit is a reddish brown drupe, with 3 mm of flesh covering a 20-40 mm round, brown nut. The skin of the fruit is waxy and the tree takes 4 years to bear.

Offered as a packet of 5 seeds with grownotes.

 

All my seed is posted in bubble wrap protection.

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Item specifics

Plant Habit: Shrub, Small Tree Common Name: Quondong
Climate: Sub-tropical, Temperate, Semi-arid Season of Interest: Spring
Sunlight: Full Sun, Partial Shade Watering: Medium
Genus: Santalum Type: Edible Fruit
Foliage: Evergreen Soil pH: Neutral
Species: acuminatum Soil Type: Clay, Loam, Sand
Plant Hardiness Zone (°C):
4 (0 to 5 °C)
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