Santalum accuminatum (Wild Peach, Quandong)

Santalum acuminatum (Wild Peach, Quandong)

Santalum acuminatum (Wild Peach, Quandong)

What a find today! Husband found this on his morning walk today. I knew that they grew up the hill but I thought it was too early for ripe fruit. It is a wonder they are still there with the number of people who drive past.

At a Christmas break up a couple of years ago, one of the Australian Plant Society members made a fabulous Wild Peach Pie, which we had with cream. What a treat.

These seem to be shrubby plants here and I think are suckering plants. They are parasitic and grasses are used as the host in the home garden situation. I did hear that in orchard situations with the extra water and fertiliser, hosts are not needed. I need to research this as I want to have a smalll grove of these. See more information here.

 

7 Responses to “Santalum accuminatum (Wild Peach, Quandong)”

  1. […] photos on this post are not as good as one my wife took some years ago and posted on her site about Australian Native Plants here. She has written another article about the species […]

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