ELEGANT/BRAMBLE WATTLE 'GUNDABLUEY' (Acacia victoriae) SEEDS 'Bush Tucker Plant'

ELEGANT/BRAMBLE WATTLE 'GUNDABLUEY' (Acacia victoriae) SEEDS 'Bush Tucker Plant'

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COMMON NAMES: ELEGANT WATTLE, PRICKLY WATTLE, GUNDABLUEY, BRAMBLE WATTLE, ELEGANT ACACIA. IS A SHRUB-LIKE TREE NATIVE TO AUSTRALIA.

NATIVE TO AUSTRALIA IN ARID AND SEMI-ARID AREAS, THE ACACIA VICTORIAE IS GENERALLY FOUND IN ALKALINE SOILS INCLUDING CLAYEY ALLUVIALS, GREY CRACKING CLAYS AND SALINE LOAMS ON FLOODPLAINS, ALLUVIAL FLATS, ROCKY HILLSIDES AND RIDGES.

ANIMALS SUCH AS BIRDS AND SMALL MAMMALS ARE KNOWN TO USE THE TREE AS PROTECTION. THE SEEDS AND FOLIAGE ALSO OFFER A SOURCE OF FOOD TO ANIMALS.

MATURE ACACIA VICTORIAE GROW INTO A SHRUB-LIKE TREE WITH MULTIPLE TRUNKS. THEY REACH A HEIGHT OF ABOUT 5–6 METERS AND IS MODERATELY FAST GROWING. IT HAS A LIFE-SPAN OF ABOUT 10–15 YEARS. 

THE BRANCHES OF ACACIA VICTORIAE ARE COVERED IN SMALL SPINES THAT ARE ABOUT 1 CM IN LENGTH. DURING FLOWERING, THE BRANCHES ARE FULL CLUSTERED, YELLOWISH, AND STRONG SCENTED FLOWERS.

BUSH TUCKER:
THE NITROGEN-CONTAINING SEEDS ARE USED IN BREADS AS WELL AS GROUND UP AS A MEAL. BY ROASTING THE RAW WATTLE SEED UNTIL IT POPS, SIMILAR TO POP CORN. THIS NEW UNIQUE FLAVOR HAS MANY USES, COFFEE-LIKE BEVERAGES (CAFFEINE FREE), ESSENCES, BEER, BAKING, CONFECTIONERY, DAIRY, SWEETS AND MARINADES.

THIS SPECIES HAS PHYSICAL DORMANCY THAT NEEDS TO BE OVERCOME FOR THE SEED TO GERMINATE (E.G. NICKING OR SOFTENING THE SEED COAT).