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Fruit Trees that can tolerate wet feet

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Marcia starts with ...
Down the back of our yard we have a large area that I would love to use to grow edibles, especially fruit trees, but whenever it rains heavily, the area floods. Whatever I plant must be able to put up with wet feet in this environment. Does anyone have any suggestions. I know that taro thrived down there, but I don't eat it, so it's not much use for me.
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fruitist says...
As you are in Sydney, some come to my mind: Jaboticaba, Water Apple, Maqui Berry, Cedar Bay Cherry, Amla, may be White Sapote.
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fruitist says...
Also Blueberry.
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fruitist says...
Wongai Plum, Beach Almond, Beach Prune. There are other south American fruits like Camu Camu, Guarana, etc which you can't get them in Oz.
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DavidKristine says...
Indian guava and red cherry guava can tolerate being submersed for upto 6 weeks.
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denise1 says...
Does the water pond for ages? Or is it only a short flash flood? If you can drain and mound,that increases your range considerably. Basically the myrtle family and how about the famous ozzie mulberry.
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15th October 2012 3:37pm
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denise1 says...
Read the thread- Black Sapote not growing. You may have a spot that is good for the black sapote. Also I have seen mango trees grow on mounds in the middle of taro swamps and bear fruit with very good health. The soil needs to be reasonably good and without too much frost.
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Boris Spasky says...
All the fruit trees mentioned so far are novelty/bush tucker and mostly inedible. The word edible seems to have been overlooked in the suggestions.
Guarana? Are you for real fruitist? The berry is hard and very bitter. You'll spit it out if you don't gag first.
If you like to waste time and money and then spit out the results, then there are plenty of suggestions above.
My six pence worth: construct a raised bed and provided you get enough sun, you can grow most edible fruit that you'll actually eat.
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denise1 says...
All views are welcome Boris. Most members have an interest in the unusual, the tropical. Your comment gave none at all. Some "normal" were indeed mentioned above as were drain and mound.
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heddysue says...
Hi Everyone, persimmon, jack fruit, canistel, mulberry, banana and pepino will all handle wet feet for a fair while, ours do, we have a seasonal swamp and in wet years it's continually wet and these trees are thriving asimina triloba will grow in shade of others in permanent wet area.

Does anyone know if young berry will handle wet feet?
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Justin says...
I’ve heard that pear, mango and persimmon can handle flooding from time to time.
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