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Best varieties for Maitland Nsw.

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Jmac starts with ...
Hi All,
Looking at planting a few different trees in the coming months.
Hoping for some advice on the best varieties of the following for the maitland/Hunter region, nsw. Or if some would not be suitable to the climate.

Macadamia.
Pear.
Blueberry.
Olive.
Orange.
Lemon.
Mango.

Any information would be greatly appreciated.
Cheers.
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3rd July 2019 8:12pm
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Hi Jmac,

I think that is all easy for your climate of the list you have they can all be grown successfully, if you are planning to plant them in some months from now & know where you want them, I would clear the weeds, maybe wake up the top soil by using a garden hoe or fork to open up the ground, layer it with some compost/manure & thick layer of free mulch ontop of it all - water it every now & again to get the life in the soil activated such as micro-organisms (beneficial fungi & bacteria) as well as other beneficial bugs/inserts & earth worms will start doing their work. Once it comes time to planting, you've got golden soil ready for your fruit trees/nuts etc. If you've got heavy thick clay like my yard, you could mix gypsum in or just water in the liquid version of it. If you've got the listed trees already & they have fruits developing, I would pinch off the fruits & let them concentrate on growing & establishing their roots over having fruit. Of course make sure to move away the mulch & dig the hole once you are ready to plant the tree without letting the mulch go down into the soil mixture & then cover it back up. I like to take a slow-cook approach on planting, getting ahead gives your trees a natural super-charge, which has been brewing for a few months waiting for its arrival. I also plant winter veggies & then chop/drop them later once the tree is ready to be planted.
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Farouk says...
Varieties:

Macadamia - I have seedling pink flowering which would be interesting once it flowers around 6 years old now.

Pear - You could grow all varieties of pear in your area so it depends what tickles your fancy, if you have space, why not grow a few varieties?

Blueberry - unsure

Olive - I am growing the Manzanilla variety but if I could start over I would have grown a more interesting one such as kalamata depends what type of olive you like, we still get delicious bitter olives we have for breakfast with eggs, or on pizza for dinner & in salads.

Orange - unsure, again all varieties will do well in your area.

Lemon - I'm growing Eureka done so well & thornless, never fertilized just watered & free roaming chickens droppings around it naturally.

Mango - will do well in your area, Kensington pride, large & delicious, I am growing particular types of mangos I like from seed which are not available for sale as trees.
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