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good fruiting quandongs

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Cas starts with ...
Does anyone know where you can get good fruiting quandongs? I read an article some years ago about someone who had selected some good fruiting trees, but can't now find the article.
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CasONeill1
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12th August 2009 3:08pm
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Phil says...
Jantina who often posts on here has some links to growers who have selected superior cvs, might be worth contacting her.
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Correy says...
You could always try some from Daleys :)

http://www.daleysfruit.com.au/search.php?q=quandong&SType=
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Cas says...
Thanks Phil

Does anyone know how to contact Jantina??

Cas
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Phil says...
I think she's overseas for a week or two. Will e-mail her and get her to access the forum
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Speedy says...
Quandong is a bit of a confusing name as it applies to
unrelated plants with simmilar looking seeds.
Maybe we should call Elaeocarpus spp. 'Eastern Quandongs' and Santalum acuminatum 'Western Quandongs'
separated by Gr Dividing Range.

I think you mean this one?
Quandong (Inland) = Santalum acuminatum .
Belongs to Sandalwood genus and grows in well in central Aust.
Its a hemi-parasite on roots of many
species ot plants and notoriously tricky, but not impossible to grow.
Red, sometimes yellow or orange fruit is tart and delicious, IMO much better than 'Blue quandong'.
It also dries and stores very well.
There were a few selections made during late'80s and early '90s from superior wild trees.

It's an excellent little tree that should be more widely grown in gardens of inland Aust.
But no reason it shouldnt do well, maybe even better, east of the divide or in higher rainfall areas.

eg.along coastal heath lands of Sth. NSW to Cent.Qld it should do quite well.

Cas, someone from Aust. Quandong Industry Association (AQIA) may be able to help,
otherwise I could get you some seed to try growing them yourself.

http://www.users.centralonline.com.au/aqia/



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14th August 2009 9:18am
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Jantina says...
Hi Cas, I still have a few seeds if you want to have a go, they have been in the fridge.
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Cas says...
Many thanks Speedy and Phil (and to Daleys) - this Forum is a wonderful resource!!
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CasONeill1
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17th August 2009 9:52pm
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Cas says...
Thanks Jantina

I'd love to try them - how do we organise that? I have a suburban Melb garden but could plant 2-3 together and then select one later ... do you know how long they take to fruit on average? (The website suggested by Speedy - aqia etc - doesn't allow access to the links, so can't find out much more)...

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Jantina says...
HI Cas, I can send the seeds to you. Here is my email (where I put at just put a @)I write it like that on this forum because every time I put my email address on here properly I get swamped with spam. Anyway email me your address and I will post you some seed and directions for sowing.Don't actually have them growing myself yet, got the seeds from some friends who have plants put in by the CSIRO. jantinarohde at activ8 dot net dot au
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Cas says...
Many thanks once again Jantina - I've just emailed my address. Looking forward to specific instructions for growing the seeds as I've heard that they need to be grown with/on a host - and I'm not sure exactly what that means!

Cas

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quandong says...
I got a seedling from Perry's Fruit Nursery in McLaren Flat in SA. See http://www.perrysfruitnursery.com.au/
Time will tell whether it's a good fruiter or not, as it's still very young. I'm just amazed it's still alive, since I'm in the ACT and I've offered it some pretty odd species as hosts. The one in our backyard when I was a kid in SA used to live off the Kikuya grass, so I guess they are a bit promiscuous.
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Cas says...
Many thanks !

Jantina said that she would post some seeds to me - but will also investigate Perry's Nursery.
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Jantina says...
Apologies Cas, I've been very slack. Still have the seeds for you in the fridge and will send them this week.
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