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Glycine Tabacina Australian Pea Seeds
Packet of 25+ seeds of this native Glycine pea species.
Glycine is the same family as the standard soya bean and that fella is used to produce vast amounts of stockfeed, products like soy milk, tofu, TVP, etc, and that is one of the reasons the CSRIO has invested so much time and money into research of these native species.
Their potential for use as a rotational crop with other species is really promising too, often increasing the yields of following crops when grown as a green manure just like the commonly grow Glycine max does.
I can tell you that this is a prolific sprawling vine that flowers and sets seeds profusely, idea for under fruit trees to keep the grass down.
It is very attractive with the little purple flowers and small pea type pods that split when ripe shooting seeds in all directions.
It reshoots from the base of the plant and as long as it is left with 1cm of stem remaining on the stumps it will keep coming back again and again. Ideal for mulch or green manure production.
It has also been known as the following names over the years. Kennedia tabacina, Sertum austro-caledonicum, Leptolobium elongatum, Leguminosarum Generibus, Leptocyamus elongatus, Kennedynella elongata, Kennedynella tabacina, Desmodium novo-hollandicum, Glycine tabacina var. tabacina, Glycine tabacina var. uncinata, Glycine tomentosa, Leptocyamus tabacina, Glicine Pea, Glycine Pea, Glicine or Variable Glycine.
The root of many native Glycine species were roasted and eaten by Aboriginies, Glycine tabacina being one of them, tastes like licorice apparently.
**EDIT** can confirm, very woody but yeah, mild licorice aniseed after taste and a little bit starchy.
Not good big enough or tasty enough to be a regular part of my diet but maybe if SHTF?
Good to know regardless.
Grown organically by me and the Mrs, no chems, no nasties, no problems!!!