Nut Tree | Australian Nut :: About WA Sandalwood Nuts

Image courtesy Kerry Faulkner

Marty and Connie Winch-Buist bought a 40 hectare property at Greenhills, Western Australia in 2005 and started looking for ways to utilize their land. After two years of research and having considered a number of enterprises they settled on Sandalwood.

The Western Australian Sandalwood nut tree is native to the area, are suitable for less productive land, don't need irrigation and are of relatively high value.

The first 2 hectares of sandalwood nut trees were planted in 2007 with a further 4 hectares each year. Two years after planting, harvesting the nuts began. With a fall in demand for nuts for seed and the fact that a Sandalwood tree can take 25 years before they are big enough to be harvested for wood, alternative uses had to be found.

Oil for use in cosmetics was one option, however research indicated that the tree nuts were suitable for human consumption and had significant potential.

This wonderful native Australian bush food nut is now available to the consumer and it is very competitive with other nuts on the market: they are low in saturated fats, high in mono and polyunsaturated fats and have other desireable characteristics such as high protein and dietary fibre.

Why not try some WA Sandalwood Nuts today?

Click here to find out more about the history of the Sandalwood Industry in Australia