Stock: 283 Available
Characteristics: Shrub 3 m spread 2 m
Seeds per packets: 20
An erect smooth stem with a compact crown and pale yellow flower balls that occur on long stalks in summer.
The phyllodes ( leaves) are narrow, greyish green 5 cm long.
This Acacia is one of the main three used in the bush food industry. Wattle seed has a nutty taste, and is used as a coffee substitute, in flour mixes, in cakes, and in sauces.
Occurring over most states of Australia.
Suited to a wide range of soils but prefers medium to heavy soils in an open sunny position. Drought and frost resistant.
Please Note: Although many of the traditional Bush Food and Medicine plants are now commercially produced in various forms we recommend you re-search these before using them as any form of food or medicines. Some parts of the plant may not be edible or some may need prepared before they are safe to eat or use in any way. We do our best to describe their traditional & modern uses. It is the purchaser responsibility to ensure they are fit for their intended use.
Although seed can be sown most of the year in Australia seed is generally best sown in spring or autumn in temperate climates, avoid the coldest and hottest months of the year. The optimum germination temperature for germination is around 18-22°C.
Acacia seeds germinate readily, however they do have a hard outer coating which is impervious to water and generally germination will normally not occur unless the seed is scarified by abrading or pre-treated with boiling water first.
- Place the seed in a container and pour in just boiled water and allow to soak overnight.
- The swollen seed can then be sown, re-treat seeds that have not swollen.
- Sow the depth of seed keep warm & moist but not wet.
- Germination should occur in 10-21 days @ 18-22C.
General note: Seeds of many natives are dormant and require specific conditions or pre-treatment for germination.
Do not be too hasty to discard seed that does not germinate, seeds will often lay dormant until the conditions are similar to their natural requirements for germination to occur. Containers put to one side will often surprise long after they were discarded.