Quandong - Desert

Santalum acuminatum

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Trial Product, Daley's is currently trialling this product, but we will not have them available for sale in the foreseeable future. If you are interested in this item please request the email notification from this page, but at this stage we cannot give you an estimated time of availability.Widely dispersed throughout the central deserts of Australia, the species and its fruit are refered to as quandong, one of our best known bush foods. The tree is a hemi-parasite requiring macro-nutrients from roots of hosts. The host should be surface rooted, evergreen, water storing, nutrient storing and with a high osmotic pressure. Olives, accacias and most Australian natives are good. Eucalytpus, conifers and citrus are not suitable hosts. The more trees and shrubs and groundcovers you have in your yard as host plants the happier the Santalum will be. Drought and salt tolerant. Host plant - Myoporum parvifolium.Known as the sweet quandong the flavour is tart and reminiscent of peach, apricot or rhubarb.

$24.90

Specifications of Quandong - Desert

Preferred Climate Arid (Dry), Warm TemperateLearn About Climate Zones

Grown From SeedlingLearn About Propagation Methods

Max Height (when in the ground with good conditions) +10m

Plants required to Pollinate 2 compatible plants (Pollination Required)Learn about Pollination

Can it Handle Frosts? Yes

Amount of leaves in Winter? All Leaves (Evergreen)

Water Requirements Moderate Watering

Quandong - Desert Reviews & Tips

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Robert Webb
2y ago

Narromine , NSW, Australia

Quandong - Nectarbrook

Seedlings must be sheltered from direct sunlight in inland summer heat. They are an extremely fickle tree to grow to maturity. Hope to have my first fruit in two years time .

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