If referring to Australian Acacia honey.. no such thing, to my knowledge. The family Leguminosae is very large and varied.
See the links on this page.. none are .au links.
This page for example lists it as "great for an Austrian
gourmet food gift"
http://www.markys.com/caviar/customer/p ... ctid=17703
This site says: Origin : Robion, Provence (France)
None of these so called Acacia honeys come from Australian Acacia species
The most important type of Acacia for honey production in Africa
was known as Acacia totalis
. One of 19 species utilised in different African regions.
The genus Acacia is apparently not monophyletic. This discovery has led to the breaking up of Acacia into five new genera as discussed in list of Acacia species
. In common parlance the term "acacia" is occasionally misapplied to species of the genus Robinia
, which also belongs in the pea family. Robinia pseudoacacia, an American species locally known as Black locust, is sometimes called "false acacia" in cultivation in the United Kingdom. Acacia flowers can be distinguished from those of a large related genus, Albizia
, by their stamens which are not joined at the base. Also, unlike individual Mimosa flowers, those of Acacia have more than 10 stamens. the Acacia naming issue
The production of acacia honey in Bulgaria
represents up to 10% of the annual production of bee honey in the country.
The following acacia species are spread:
white acacia (Robinia pseudoacacia) - the most wide spread type on a territory of about 900,000 decares. Blooming period - end of May, beginning of June.
yellow acacia (Caragana arbolescens) - with area of about 200,000 decares and blooming period April-May.
Acacia viscous (Robinia viscose Vent) about 120,000 decares, blooms in June.
Japanese acacia (Sophora japonica) - blooms in July-August.
_ Any plant will grow from a single bud if you can replicate the required circumstances.