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Elegant Wattle Bardi Bush Acacia Victoriae Seeds
Packet of 30+ seeds for propagation of this awesome native species!
This is the one that you see sold as wattleseed flour, or as an ingredient in pastes, marinades, breads, cakes and all sorts of other stuff.
Being quite cool at the moment it sells in shops for a very high price, but I mean, you can always just grow your own….
The main way I love to eat it is get a pan, add a little chilli oil and salt, when it starts to smoke add the edible acacia seeds, put a lid on and turn off the heat.
The seeds pop, the oils are released, and the proteins cook making a delicious nuttiness that goes great on top of a steak or in a salad in place of standard dressings and sauces.
Love the stuff!
It is a nitrogen fixing shrub that is naturally found in small numbers pretty much all over Australia.
It is also grown on a massive scale both here and overseas for the nutritious seeds that are very high in protein and oils.
It is also used as a high protein fodder crop and for revegetation, mine site rehabilitation and erosion prevention, due to its ability to stabilize river banks and water courses, and to recover strongly from grazing and fires.
It is super hardy once established.
It is known as elegant wattle most commonly, but also thambarli, gundabluey, bramble wattle, prickly wattle, Acacia sentis, Acacia sentis var. victoriae, Racosperma victoriae, Acacia decora var. spinescens, Acacia hanniana, Acacia coronalis, and no doubt many others too.
The seeds germinate very easily with hot water treatment.
All you do is put the seeds in a bowl, boil the kettle and when it stops bubbling pour it on the seeds and leave them to soak overnight.
The next day they should have swollen(if some haven’t then just repeat with those individual ones.)
Then you just plant them in a nice sandy soil as per normal with them all up in a a couple weeks.
These seeds will be from my plants, a friends plants, or very rarely wildharvested.
All depends on the season.