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Jewel of the Australian Desert

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It is highly unlikely that any other edible Australian Native Plant has created as much interest as Native Peach/Quandong, Santalum acuminatum.  This plant is now embedded in Australian folklore and holds nostalgic memories for many people.
This fully illustrated book follows its journey through prehistoric times, ancient Aboriginal history, botany, Australian land exploration, early settlers, arts and craft through to farming the species and its use as a popular cooking ingredient in modern Australia.

It is highly unlikely that any other edible Australian Native Plant has created as much interest as Native Peach/Quandong, Santalum acuminatum.

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It is highly unlikely that any other edible Australian Native Plant has created as much interest as Native Peach/Quandong, Santalum acuminatum.  This plant is now embedded in Australian folklore and holds nostalgic memories for many people.
This fully illustrated book follows its journey through prehistoric times, ancient Aboriginal history, botany, Australian land exploration, early settlers, arts and craft through to farming the species and its use as a popular cooking ingredient in modern Australia.

The Quandong fruit makes a tasty pie which is available in a number of towns in the Flinders Ranges as a sweets. The fruit can also be used in jams, chutney and sauces. The fruit can be dried and used as required.

 

Hard-cover

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Weight .65 kg
Dimensions 26.5 × 21 × 1.0 cm

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