When I was a kid, my brother and I had a Chinese Checkers board which my uncle had made for us, using quandong seeds as the pieces which were moved across the board.
Little did I know then that the quandong was a true Australian native fruit. Quandong trees grow in arid and semi-arid areas right across mainland Australia, and, interestingly, are nearly always parasitic on other trees.
The quandong is often referred to as a wild peach. It has been a valuable food source for aborigines for many thousands of years, and is also valued for its medicinal uses. The quandong has a higher vitamin C content than the orange.
A great place to sample quandong products is the Bush Bakery & Quandong Café in Copley, near Leigh Creek in South Australia. Their quandong pies are truly delicious!
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