It seems few are aware of the marvellous sandalwood nut from the native tree Santalum spicatum
so for those new to the crop I would highly encourage some research into the tree and its prolific nut crop. The Australian Sandalwood Network (ASN) is a good source for information at www.sandalwood.org.au
. I also have a website which provides information and there are man others now producing here in Western Australia. Around 12,000 hectares is now planted to this crop as dryland plantings in rainfall zones from 600mm down to 200mm.
I have some seed remaining from the 08/09 harvest and we are the only growers who have religiously focused on the selection of superior nut varieties from wild stands selecting for large nuts and large yielders (more annually than biennially). Happy researching ... It is the staple native food crop the bushfood movement has largely been ignorant of but I suspect for not much longer.