Book ID: 113981
Jewel of the Australian Desert. Native Peach (Quandong Santalum acuminatum). The tree with the round red fruit. 2013. illus. 116 p. gr8vo. Hardcover.
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 settles, arts and craft, through to farming the species and its uses as a popular cooking ingredient in modern Australia.