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Raj starts with ...
Has anyone planted a "breadfruit" tree in Brisbane. If yes, did it survive the winter months. Has it given fruit>
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recher says...
it won't survive

they're seasonal in Hawaii its so 'chilly'

its your basic 15 degrees either side of the equator. Hawaii is as i recall 21?
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Anonymous says...
never say never, and give it a try. very few trees carnt grow esle where if youm look after them. but they may not fruit. go for it. dont sprear the butter..
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recher says...
Wake Up to Yourself and face reality.

Breadfruit Duku Durian Pulasan Mangosteen and a whole host of ultra tropicals (strictly lowland)CAN NOT grow here!

Just like you can't grow almost all alpine plants.
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Roger Goebel says...
Hi Raj, Good to hear a bit of interest in breadfruit. I grow it near Innisfail and last winter many of my trees suffered some cold damage. The variety "noli" is appears to be a degree or two more cool tolerant than the other 5 or 6 seedless varieties in Australia.I know of seedless breadfruits growing near Rockhampton and have heard of one near Bundaberg. Seeded breadnut which is full of seeds (as distinct from the seeded breadfruit with some seeds) seem to be a little more cool tolerant. One tree at Arlie beach with its roots into a septic tank was one of the best looking trees I have seen.
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fruitist says...
I have 2 Keledang (Artocarpus lanceifolius) which is even less cold tolerant than Breadfruit sort of surviving in Brisbane. They are dying down in second winter in garage condition.

3 durians, 2 rambutan and 1 mangosteen all doing well in pots through 2 winters wrapped in plastic sheets outdoor. Rambutans even flushed during late Autumn and are now flusging again in mid-September. Durian growing like mad putting on 3 ft last Summer.

Durio masonii is native to Burma which is semi-tropical. Durio testudinarum is cauliflorous so this species should be able to set fruits in Brisbane by pruning it low and manually keep it warmer in Winter. If not, combine it with D. masonii to produce a cold hardy cultivar.

I have seen rambutan seedlings (not even grafted) producing as small as 4 ft tall in FNQ.
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fruitist says...
Duku langsat can gow and bear fruits in Brisbane. I have heard one guy in Wellington Point has 2 bearing trees. I think Longdong is even more cold hardy as I have 4 seedlings and all 4 are more vigorously growing than 1 surviving Duku and 1 Langsat.
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trikus says...
Mate lost $20,000 worth of grafted Duku & Langsat trees to a cold snap in Childers a few years ago . You are dreaming if you think you can get fruit on durian in Brisbane, but what a dream . I have Durio oblongatus , graveolens and a few normal types .
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Breadfruit Lover says...
Hi Roger Goebel
Am just wondering where I can get a Noli type breadfruit. I love breadfruit but haven't had it for the longest time because I didn't realise we could get it here. I always wait for a trip overseas before I can have it. But if I could grow my own that would be PERFECT!!! Any assistance would be fantastic.
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trikus says...
Presume Noli is a cultivar from Joe Noli's place in Mossman . Matres work on his flower farm , and I will see if they can get some rot suckers . This is one tree I still have not got .
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recher says...
breadfruit is an ultra-tropical. it is even seasonal due to cool winters in hawaii

noli is NOT a cultivar. at best it is a smuggled cultivar or a selection from root cutting / asexual considered superior.

breadfruit has no seed so can not be seedling selection
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Roger Goebel says...
Although I am not aware of any seeded breadfruits in Australia, we have the breadnut(A. camansi) which is a very close relative, is full of seeds and appears more cool tolerant than Breadfruit. Seeded breadfruits(A. altilis) do exist, common in the western Pacific. Noli is one of the 6 breadfruit selections currently in Australia.
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trikus says...
'recher' I often wonder why so many persist in trying ultra tropicals way out of the tropics . You are lucky living in Hawaii , a place far from the tropics, but with a tropical climate . I don't know about global warming . but here in the wet tropics , we have had some very cold winters . Locally some massive clumps of LipStick Palms [ Crytostachys }die from the cold . Mate lost lots of Heliconias as well ! This is very strange ! The tropics cooling and the temperate zone warming up !
Noli is a local name for this fruit , heard it is also called 'Winter White' It is a name used by people growing [ cultivating ]it here in Australia , so thus it is a cultivar , at least here in Australia.
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recher says...
hi trike

i live in ne nsw

i nut successfully lecythis pisonis, bactris gasipaes, juglans ailanthifolia, carya ovata
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Miss Jayne says...
Hi All, We have just solved the mystery of a fruit that was picked from a tree at the side of the Hume Fwy in Victoria. There are 4 of these trees and all are bearing fruit. Imagine our surprise when we discovered that they are tropical? Although we cab easily grow pineapple and bananas here along with some other traditional 'tropical' fruits; it appears that this one has no right to grow in Central Victoria very near to the Great Dividing Range. Any thoughts about this?

Cheers,

Jayne
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snottiegobble says...
Must thrive on the heat of truck exhausts or at least the air movement created by them & other vehicles which would minimise frosts!
Any idea what they are?
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BJ says...
Hi Miss Jane, Do you have photos?
Stories of them growing this far south are enigmatic, so hearing that they will grow 1500-oddkms to the south is a bit of a shock...
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trikus says...
Its not April 1st yet !
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Jason says...
Who wants to bet Jaynes trees are osage oranges. A rare tree sure but there are a few scattered around the the highways in Victoria. The fruit look similar
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trikus says...
Thanks Jason , never heard of them before !
one link says ...The Osage Orange is so called because the bright yellow wood was used by the Osage Indians for bows and because its large green non-edible fruit,

well I hope Jayne did not try and cook it up . I hope to get a few more suckers from a lady who had her tree destroyed in Yasi.
It was a very large tree that would get hundreds of fruit every year .

Here is my Noli White tree , did not suffer to much , pic was taken only a few weeks before Yasi .
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Jason says...
Yeah the Osage orange tree is very hard to find and there's a lot of people that want the wood for making archery bows and things like that since it's about as good as it gets for making solid bows.

There's a stand of 3 or 4 trees near where I live, every year the owner of the paddock puts fruit up into a big pile as a clean up. It's for sure a strange sight to see all these large green fruit in a cold climate if you don't know what they are it really makes you go HUH>?! what did I just see
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Clint says...
I am looking for seeds for osage orange It's also known as Hedge apple or monkey brain. The fruit is inedible but it is used in the USA as an insect repellant, Bow wood and dye for cloth.
If anyone has access to these pods please contact me at thomashouse@hotmail.com as I would really like to get some going here in the West
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trikus says...
My breadfruit was burnt/died right back to 1 branch , but has shoots down low . Have been told it is a bit marginal here .
So it is really what I call an ultra-tropical . Just going out to dig up suckers today .. will have some for sale soon .
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Raj says...
I want to plant Breadfruit tree in Carseldine, Qld, Please where can I buy the plants
I have jackfruits fruiting ok
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Mike says...
Raj you'll be hard pressed to find them for sale anywhere and Australia has very few varieties compared to places like tahiti where there are more than 30.I bet some types would grow in Briz.They are not a real species but just those breadnuts in polynesia that have been selected for seedlessness or near so.In micronesia they got breadfruit status by crossing with A.mariannensis.
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BJ says...
cape trib fruit farm should be selling 3 types of them.
breadfruit institue in Hawaii has the most cultivars I think
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trikus says...
Nice warm winter so far , with no cold burn at all on the Noli White .. Will plant a few of the now well established root suckers out close to this and intersperse more bananas for protection .
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Scott says...
My breadfruit is struggling....lost most leaves...but still hangin' in.(crossed fingers). Couple of cold days this winter, but not too bad.

Marang(A.odoratissimus) is doing well though..Yay
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trikus says...
It should shoot back Scott , keep it short .
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Scott says...
Will do mate.

New leaves starting to form as we speak.
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trikuslaptop1 says...
Fruit set on my Noli cv. it has taken 5 years from planting out ,hoping for less time for the other one planted close to it ... now to hack down the bananas that are shading it out a bit ... snapped a few branches picking a bunch :(
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Lucian says...
Hi Roger

I've been searching for breadnut seeds, just need a couple, can you help?

Thanks
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denise1 says...
You can get breadnut seeds (Artocarpus camansi) from the Fruit Lovers Hawaii international website. Ask for registered mail to speed up the postage process. They just came up on the site today.
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Lucian says...
Thanks Denise, will they ship to Australia?
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Robert P says...
My thriving and fruiting Marang at latutude 28oS on the Gold Coast hinterland.
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