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Greenhouse

Greenhouse

Details  A well designed, large greenhouse is great way to grow plants that otherwise would have a limited season or not be possible to grow at all. Here we are growing (from left to right) tomatoes, purple passion fruit, thai ginger (galangal) and babaco (mountain pawpaw)
Date  December 23, 2014
Blackberries

Blackberries

Wild blackberries are a bit of a curse round here, growing rampantly wherever they can. However at this time of year they redeem themselves somewhat by offering up sweet berries.
In addition to the thorny wild plants, we have a thornless variety in the garden that produces larger, more accessible berries.
February 16, 2010
Drying Fruit

Drying Fruit

Another way of dealing with surplus fruit is to dry them in the sun for use over winter.

Use a simple wooden frame with fine mesh / gauze stretched over and then place the cut fruit and put the whole contraption out in the sun.
February 17, 2010
Peaches

Peaches

Our crop of peaches came ready unexpectedly early. Thanks to the wet season they are sensationally juicy.

As with the plums we have more than we know what to do with and so jam making was in order.
February 15, 2010
  Peach  Jam  Preserve  Fruit 
Pruning fruit and nut trees

Pruning fruit and nut trees

Time of year for pruning, and an attempt to improve the shape of the trees for easier picking.

Our orchard has a number of large trees as well as a collection of younger ones, all require attention.
June 16, 2010
  Fruit  Trees  Pruning  Almond 
Plums

Plums

A bumper crop of plums this year. We have been eating them, freezing them, giving them away and trading into the community.
With several trees yet to ripen there is no end in sight.
January 08, 2010
Flavour of the day - Raspberry

Flavour of the day - Raspberry

Details  Over the past few weeks we've been getting the odd handful of berries off our small patch of raspberry canes.
Today I noticed they were dripping with fruit. Some so ripe they fell off as I brushed past the plant.
It's going to be raspberries and ice-cream for desert.
Date  March 08, 2010
Tags    Raspberry  Berries  Cane Fruit 
The bees and the bees

The bees and the bees

With the invasion of the varroa bee mite there has been a reduction in the number of nearby hives (both wild and domestic).

I was surprised and relieved to witness a large number of bumble and honey bees servicing the apricot tree.

This photos shows one of the more wild bees. Notice the dark colouring, where 'normal' bees are orange an black striped.
September 05, 2011
Pomegranates

Pomegranates

We have a small pomegranate tree down the back of the garden. Last year it had 1 small, hard, dry fruit.
This season, after a vigorous pruning, we got 2 plump fruit bursting with pink seeds.
The inside is somewhat like a passionfruit, although not as sweet and tasty unfortunately.
May 28, 2011
Large fruited thornless hawthorn seeds

Large fruited thornless hawthorn seeds

Common name  Chinese Hawthorn
Botanical name  Crataegus pinnatifida
Details  Seed collected from largest fruit that have been under the tree over winter. This is the only type of hawthorn we grow and there are no wild ones in close proximity (that I am aware of) so seed should be pure.
Tags    perennial  tree  fruit  health 
Price  $3.9030 seeds
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Feijoa

Feijoa

Common name  feijoa, pineapple guava
Botanical name  Acca sellowiana
Family  Myrtaceae
Diameter  4.00
Height (m)  4
Flowers  Pink
Drought tolerance  
Edible  
Evergreen  
Fruit / berries  
Perennial  
Shade / Sun  Full sun
Tags    hedge  autumn  fruit 
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Red cherry / strawberry guava seeds

Red cherry / strawberry guava seeds

Botanical name  Psidium cattleianum
Details  
Tags    perennial  shrub  fruit 
Price  $3.9030 seeds
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Babaco

Babaco

Common name  Babaco, Mountain Papaya, Champagne Fruit
Botanical name  Carica x heilbornii
Details  Grown under plastic. Produces large, yellow fruit pentagonal in cross-section. Easily propagated from stem cuttings.
Variety  Pentagona
Flowers  Small white
Diameter  1.00
Height (m)  2
Edible  
Evergreen  
Frost sensitive  
Fruit / berries  
Perennial  
Shade / Sun  Full sun - part shade
Soil type  Rich, free draining
Wind tolerance  Low (large leaves)
Tags    exotic  sub-tropical  fruit 
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Babaco cutting

Babaco cutting

Details  Propagate and grow your own babaco plants quick and easy with stem cuttings. Simply place the cutting 1 third into the soil (right way up) and keep damp in a sunny sheltered warm location. High success rate and should produce fruit in 12 - 18 months.
Tags    subtropical  fruit  cuttings  propagation 
Price  $2.9015cm stem cutting
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