'NAL-A-WORT' COASTAL WATTLE (Acacia sophorae) 'Bush Tucker Plant Seeds'
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Acacia sophorae is a prostrate shrub when growing on exposed coastal dunes but may grow as a large shrub to 2-3 metres in height.
Flowering occurs mainly in late winter and spring.
Grows to 3 metres
Hardy in a wide range of habitats. The plant is suited to a wide range of soil types provided they are not waterlogged.
A position in full sun or light shade is suitable and the species is tolerant of moderate frosts.
Bush food: In Tasmania, the fully-swollen green pods were laid on the fire, and the green seeds were then picked out and eaten with meat like green peas.
The seeds were also eaten both green and ground up dry in S.A.
Not all Wattle seeds make good food, the better ones have a high content of oil, Coast wattle seeds have a high oil content.
Germination: Propagation is relatively easy by normal seed raising methods following pretreatment by soaking in boiling water or by scarification.