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I wonder if/when this tree going to be sold in nurseries.

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2015-02-14/antioxidant-rich-plum-to-fight-obesity/6094914
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Brain says...
It might be a few years before home growers get a bud wood, as is usually the case. Surely can grow from seeds, david and others, your mission is to report back as soon as you see them on sale!

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Carl76 says...
Should be around now.
The following is an excerpt of an article I came across.
Grown on farm in the Traprock area west of Stanthorpe.  Queen Garnet plums when ripe are as richly coloured on the inside as they are on the outside and have a firm texture, rich sweet flavour and drip with luscious juice.   The trees are quite small so that all fruit can be picked by hand without the need for ladders.
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Wendy says...
I would like to be kept up to date on when the tree will be available to buy. Thank you Wendy Purdie
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David says...
I also would like up dates as to when this tree will be available for purchase
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David says...
Picked up some fruit for sale James St markets today $8.99 per kilo.Just ate one, rich plum flavour ,firm ,juicy,and very dark red.Yum
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Karen54 says...
I am also very keen to be kept up to date as to when these trees will be available for the home gardener. Thanks Karen
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Brain says...
Good work david. I am not as well travelled and anyone seen any in coles, woolies?
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Sandra3mac says...
My husband was able to buy the fruit from Woolworths today. No fruit juice available as yet.
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Barry says...
They are available at Top Spot Fruit Mart Aspley( Northern suburbs of Brisbane). Sold out this afternoon, but fresh stock arriving at 10 am Monday.
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RobynS says...
I would like to purchase queen Garnet Plum when available If we grow it by seed do we need another plum and which one to cross pollinate
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Sindelle says...
APAL.org.au says anyone interested in growing should talk to nutrafruit.
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srt says...
The plum may taste good ;no argument . But the health claims are pure promotion B.S. The advertising agencies fingerprints are all over them.
"Reversing the effects of obesity" ,come on ,really! Bought to you by the same profession as "Palmolive will make your skin younger looking in 14 days or your money back"
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Markmelb says...
Your correct - only Rat studies as yet and none on obese humans - I would grow one as they are an ideal home garden size.
Similar to a ballerina apple style -

Im going to grow a seedling from one and graft onto a plantnet dwarf satsuma or similar rootstock plant as well as to my 8 graft pluot that ive been eating different plums for 2 months already - mariposa finishing as santa rosa almost ready and purple gage still green as starting to show a purple bloom.
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Diego says...

The nitty gritty.....

http://www.nutrafruit.com.au/assets/Publications/2014-08-13%20IHS%202014%20R%20Berecry%20Queen%20Garnet%20Paper.pdf
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Edward says...
Just watched a report on this plum today on ABC's Landline, and apparently the health claims come from research at Uni of Southern Queensland, so sounds genuine enough.
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Jeanette says...
I also saw the Landline program today. Only time will tell if the anti-obesity results on humans work well. It certainly looked very promising.

I would love to grow a tree in my garden as soon as they become available for the home garden.

The Queen Garnet plum looks very similar to the Blood Plum which also had purple/dark red skin and dark red flesh. I haven't seen it for sale for a few years. I wonder if indeed it was one of the species used in the creation of the Queen Garnet??

Please keep me updated with any new information and particularly where I can buy a tree for planting in my garden.

Wouldn't it be wonderful if all they are saying a out it is true!

Jenni
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Diego says...

The LandLine program (iView):

http://iview.abc.net.au/programs/landline/NC1532Q003S00

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Chris says...
It's not the only fruit containing anthocyanins.
Sure it may be higher than others, but there is plenty in other fruits to obtain similar health benefits.

Anthocyanin-rich foods
(mg/100g or 100 ml*)
Anthocyanins Flavanols Proanthocyanidins
Blackberry 89-211 13-19 6-47
Blueberry 67-183 1 88-261
Grapes, red 25-92 2 44-76
Raspberries (red) 10-84 9 5-59
Strawberry 15-75 - 97-183
Red wine 1-35 1-55 24-70
Plum 2-25 1-6 106-334
Red cabbage 25 0 -
Red onion 13- 25 - -
Blood orange juice 3-10 - -

http://lpi.oregonstate.edu/infocenter/phytochemicals/flavonoids/flavtab2.html
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Brain says...
According to the article, the orchard has polliniser plum trees, so depending on whether the qgp is self pollinating, there is a chance it might not be true to type.

But still worth a go imho.
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Elusiverick1 says...
Please keep me informed on the availability of QG plums for the home grower.

Also, how well suited to Tasmanian climate are QG plums & plums in general ?

Sincerely,
Rick,
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Markmelb says...
Hey - got some at Woolies loose mixed with Pluot but had their stickers on - paid $4.98kg - they were quite nice to eat - let see if i lose a kg overnight??

Will plant the seeds and graft as i described above - looks like a nice tree.
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Carl76 says...
The most important thing still remains, is it worth growing ? Is it better than other plum varieties ?
Disregarding any actual or imagined super health outcomes.
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Markmelb says...
Lets see in a couple years? They are firm but eat well - keeping a couple to see if they sweeten with ripening with my Santa Rosas im picking now and a couple late mariposas grown on a plumcot.
Now thats a mouthfull :)

The Santa Rosas are the size of Tennis Balls
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glen2581 says...
i would like to know when we will be able to get trees..this for the home gardner
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Juneli says...
It says on one website that the chill requirement for these plums is around 600 hrs. I find it hard to believe that a Japanese Plum would be that high?Maybe they are of European origin. Does anybody know any facts about their parentage? I can't see trees being available for a few years yet though due to patency rights.
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Markmelb says...
Planted 3 seeds today after eating yesterday - ripening 3 plums a bit longer to see if they sweeten a bit more - will keep you all posted on their growth upon germination :)
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ivepeters says...
Mark,
I don't think it's that simple, with stone fruit anyway.
Wouldn't you stick it in the fridge for a few weeks first ?
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Markmelb says...
Do you think it needs stratifying? I guess im in too much of a rush - maybe it does?
Pot is outside anyway and dont really expect germination till spring so pot will be stratified by then.
Ive had nectarine seeds come up around tree in past so in this case patience is a virtue ;)
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Juneli says...
The seed parent of Queen Garnet is Blackamber and the pollinator was Amber Jewel. Queen Garnet is not self pollinating and is pollinated in the orchard by Blackamber and Santa Rosa.
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Jim says...
so the seedlings grown from the fruit wont be true to type then.
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Juneli says...
Probably won't come true to type. One article said Queen Garnet is a prolific producer which tells me it might have some self pollinating ability. Anyway I am planting seeds just in case.

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Peter1 says...
I also watched Landline about this new plum "Queen Garnett", purchased couple of kgs from Woolworths (Logan Hyperdome)at $4.95 kg.

They taste very nice, deep purple colour all way through.

I am thinking about growing this plum tree by seed (Pit).

Does anyone know what would be the best method of growing this tree from seed?

I've done a few google searches but looks a bit ify.

Any advice is welcome.

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ivepeters says...
Got some today, must say best plum this season.
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jakfruit etiquette says...
Peter1 says...
"I've done a few google searches but looks a bit ify."
Hi, What aspect is that ?
Seed should germinate well after correct cold stratification.
You could probably get a seedling to fruit in 5 years.
Not sure if you will get an exact QG type from seed, if its already a hybrid plus fair chance its crossed again via the pollinator. But that can apply to a lot of stonefruit, and their seedlings are often close to the parent.
ps if you grow a batch of seedlings, you may work out what is a likely pollinator hybrid.
Tried some QG fruit today, very impressed, not a blood plum, in its own new category.
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Slicko says...
I also got some yesterday at Woollies Carindale. Quite a nice plum amazing colour inside.
I am going to put the stones in the fridge and see if they will strike in spring.
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EJB says...
Also found them at Woollies Craigieburn hidden between the lemons nd the limes not where you would normally look for plums. Good one Woollies. Beautiful tasting plums
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Slicko says...
Does anyone have an idea as to their chilling requirements??

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Juneli says...
I did read it was around 600-700 chill hours but that sounds excessive for a Japanese Plum. Most are around 350-450 hours. Here in Mackay with very little chill hours I am getting bucket loads of plums off Gulf Gold which is 350 hours. Also got some plums off Satsuma which is rated about the same.
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Diego says...
Bought some to try today at Woolies (funny how Coles didn't buy them in - caught napping perhaps). Definitely great colour and texture (more fleshy than juicy). Perhaps a bit bland for me, but that could be an effect of supermarket handling/storage i.e. store age.
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Brain says...
Finally i managed to buy some. At calamvale, they sell another blackskinned plum in the same box as qg. It is mainly pink and white fleshed. Believe it or not, it was sweeter than the qg but obviously not the same antioxidant properties.
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Slicko says...
I wonder about the antioxidant properties of the qg and how much juice you would have to drink or how many you would have to eat to gain appropriate benefit. I suppose that it's anybody's guess at the moment until someone does of research on people.
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Maryanne says...
When will the plums be available on sale at woolworths in Sydney ?
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Carl76 says...
Ask woolies
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jakfruit etiquette says...
"I wonder about the antioxidant properties of the qg and how much juice you would have to drink or how many you would have to eat to gain appropriate benefit. I suppose that it's anybody's guess at the moment until someone does of research on people." ?????
If an apple a day keeps the doctor away, the doc can start planning early retirement !!!
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ivepeters says...
Every little bit helps in the end.
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dano says...
they are in woolies,Cannon Hill Brisbane at 3.45 cents per kg! and i must say their Fantastic! Dan.
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Brain says...
If i succeed in growing one and it proves to be a progressive plum, i shall name it republic garnett.
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tim8610 says...
Available at Gabba Fruit Market, $6.99/kg
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Juneli says...
My first Queen Garnet Plum seedling.
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Brain says...
Nice! I better take my seeds from fridge and get started.
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Markmelb says...
Took mine from fridge too and started potting up and found a seed with a cracked kernal and lo and behold has started to germinate already - cool - pic enclosed :)
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Ben says...
I would like to plant a queen garnet plum here in Adelaide so any updates of its availability would be gratful. Will the fruit be sold in stores around Adelaide. Im interested
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Markmelb says...
You wont get fruit maybe till Feb next year. Not sure why your wooles didnt get them in??
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Juneli says...
Some good news about the QG Plum. Some products made from the plum will be available in selected outlets (I presume supermarkets) in a few weeks time.
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Markmelb says...
Heres a Pic of my Queen Garnett seedlings shot today - they didnt need a full winter to stratify :)
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Juneli says...
Congratulations Markmelb on your seedlings. I had two come up but one was disfigured, it had no leaves and died. The other one is ploughing ahead and has nine leaves now plus the original two. Seems to be a very sturdy plum which is good. Hope everyone else is successful with their seed plantings.
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Markmelb says...
Queen Garnett seedling update - grew happily by the window on west facing window sill all through winter.
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Trudy says...
Hi I am interested in buying a queen garnet tree to plant at home ,any update on availablity ?
Thank you Trudy
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Juneli says...
Hi Trudy! Sorry to inform you but you can't buy a Queen Garnet Plum Tree as the plant rights are owned by the Queensland Government and they collect the royalties from the sale of the fruit. Licences are granted to fruit growers to grow the fruit trees for the government.
As from late November,Woolworths will be stocking bottles of fruit nectar in their produce department for around $5 per 250 mls. They also said the fruit powder should be available about that time as well.
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Ayebaresan says...
Hi folks,

I was wondering if anyone knew when the Queensland Garnett plums might be available in 2016.

I enjoyed them so much the last couple of years and I was interested in how the season has gone for growers.

If somebody knew when they were becoming available to buy at my local greengrocer that would be absolutely fabulous.

Kind regards,

Nick - Toowoomba
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They will be avsilable, probably only through Woolworths as they have a contract. Similar to last year. Only a short window of supply.

As for health properties....not that long ago everyone thought the world was flat and you would fall off....

There will always be skeptics to everything even if its staring them in the face.

I'm neither a promoter, advocate or denialer for Queen Garnett, They taste good, and not cheap. The old saying, you get what you pay for.

At the end of the day, diet (eat in moderation)and exercise is the key to good health, weather your fat, skinny, thin, proportional built or out of proportion.

As one contributor said, science is behind this one. Qld DPI would not be funding it in partnership with one other entity if there was no benefit or reward for them.

That's my view on this
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Juneli says...
Hi Nick! I was informed by email the plums should be available at Woolworths stores next week after Australia Day. Some green grocers may also sell them.
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HughM says...
Hi Nick
The main harvest started on Friday with the first fruit sold at Rocklea on Monday so your grocer could have them now. Woolworths will have them from mid-late next week.
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Peter1 says...
@ HughM

Thanks for letting us know.

All I know in my neck of the woods, Woollies are the only ones that will have them, no other grocer i.e. fruit and vegetable sellers would have them.

How long is the window?
Window as in harvest.

Thanks
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HughM says...
Hi Peter - 6-8 weeks. Demand is pretty high & the crop lighter than expected so the fruit might run out more quickly.
The main harvest will finish in about 10-14 days but the fruit will be stored to allow 6-8 weeks supply.
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Markmelb says...
Update since everyone is waiting for the QG plums to arrive at woollies - heres a pic of my 2 almost one year old nearly QG seedlings - one on left is powering away and one on right not so great but still ok
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Peter1 says...
Hi HughM,

Thanks for that info. I can imagine demand will be high for that plum. I've had some last year and must admit it was one of the better plums I've tasted in a long time.

Will the juice be available at Woollies about that time?

I am assuming the juice would be from plums that may not be good enough for shelf sale.

I'd be happy to pay the cost of the juice if its the real thing. I'll be waiting for the fruit to hit the shelves. Thanks, Peter
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HughM says...
Thanks Peter - the juice is made from processing grade Queen Garnet - it is just pressed - pasteurised and put in a bottle. Woolworths will have the nectar from early February.
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Peter1 says...
Thanks HughM,

I'll be keeping an eye out for it. Cheers
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johno1936 says...
from the end of January.
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from the end of January.
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UgoM says...
Hi Markmelb - where did you buy your QGP trees? Would love to get my hands on one or two. Thanks.
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Jakki says...
I have been searching for this plum tree since reading an article last year. No luck herein tassie. Managed to find a site the sells the juice but the freight cost did not justify a taste test. Perhaps if a group got together a large order could be placed?
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Lana says...
Hi, Please let me know when and where I can buy a couple of these 'Queen Garnet Plum Trees' for my home garden.
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Markmelb says...
QGP may not be available to the home gardener for probably a few years or maybe never as is patented and has royalties on crop sales too - just put a few seeds into a few pots and you will end up with what i have produced in a year - its more a fun thing if you end up with the same black plum in a couple years - graft what you grow to a young Mariposa or Plumcot - im sure QGP will flower around same time - have patients and live long :)
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Daleys Fruit Tree Nursery says...
At Daleys we did try really hard to get the go ahead to use their propagation materials for the Queen Garnet plum tree. We do believe that the home backyard is not in competition with the large orchards that grow them. If anything a handful of people growing them in their backyards would mean that we as Australians have a connection both to the fruit and the trees that were developed here. This would work in everyones favour and be a very positive outcome. We did suggest we could limit them to 1 per person or address so that it isn't possible for someone to grow them commercially.

However currently the plum trees are only to be used by registered growers.

You can of course grow them from seed however a seedling selection will have different health properties, Chill requirements, fruit size, cropping habit and much more. To be technical you couldn't call this a Queen Garnet plum as it is totally different variety or it's own genetically unique plum tree.
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Kath,
Thanks for the enlightenment.
Pity, would've been nice to have one.
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Linton says...
Jakki, the only way to grow Queen Garnet is from seeds, even though may not be the same as parent. Are the fruit available in the supermarkets there? They are in season now but it's very short and I have been buying the fruit for the past 2 weeks already.

If the stores don't have them there, we could possibly send you a few seeds but please advise if seeds or fruit are allowed to be sent to Tas. Cheers.
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Peter1 says...
Queen Garnet plums now available at Woolworths fruit section at Hyperdome Loganholme.

Brought couple of kilos today. Still waiting to see if the juice arrives at the same location.

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Hydro says...
My Uncle is visiting from Australia and told me all about the Queen Garnet! I recently moved to the Big Island of Hawaii and would really like to purchase some seed. If anyone has some fresh stones available, please let me know!
I've imported seed from Australia before!
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Peter1 says...
HughM,

I went to Woolworths yesterday evening , purchased 2kg of Queen Garnett, I asked about the juice, they know nothing about it, they checked their inventory for stocks (from the front desk), they still said no nothing about it as in the juice. It might be only a selected few outlets that will be stocking them.

Cheers, Peter
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HughM says...
Thanks Peter - the local managers will not know about the nectar yet. It should be on-shelf in 530 shops in about 3 weeks.
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Regarding seedling propagation - please note that, while this is not prohibited under the PBR Act, the seedlings will not be true-to-type. It is likely that, if you plant 3 seeds, the resulting fruit from the trees will all be very different for each. Also, it is an offence under the Act to apply the name Queen Garnet to anything other than a clone of the real thing.
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Ayebaresan says...
Hi Peter1,

My local Greengrocer Betros Bros sells the Garnett juice (I live in Toowoomba, Queensland). But you can order the juice online from http://www.nutrafruit.com.au/products.html

I'm unsure if you buy it in small quantities or if you have to buy it in bulk from the online nutrafruit store. But I hope that helps.

Nick
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Hi Ayebaresan,
Thanks for that info, next time I'm in Toowoomba I'll have a look, in the meantime, thanks, but have placed an order with nutrafruit earlier.

Thanks for the thought though.
Cheers, Peter
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Diego says...
I am told that Queen Garnet yield is down 75% this year due to unfavourable growing conditions.
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Joan says...
I don't get it... this article says that Nutrafruit has sent budwood overseas to meet demand, surely, selling budwood or grafted trees to Aussie home gardeners won't make a big dent on the demand for the plums:

http://mobile.abc.net.au/news/2015-02-14/antioxidant-rich-plum-to-fight-obesity/6094914
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HughM says...
Hi Joan - it is about maintaining the security of the IP. Budwood has only gone to a few licensed growers overseas, as it has in Australia.
If trees are sold to home gardeners, the security of the IP is lost as there is no way of knowing who cuts wood from those home garden trees to propagate additional trees.
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Joan says...
Thanks, HughM. I am aware of IP rights, and there are a lot of plants and trees currently being sold under PBR protection. I guess it's a matter of waiting and see if they will start selling trees in the future. I sure want one! For personal use only, of course ;)

Cheers,

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Mrs Blossom says...
I was watching ABC Landland today 6 March 2016 & at last they are doing research using real people, the person stated clearly that 8 weeks in a rats life is about equivalent to 2 years human, so it will be while before they get the full results, but already seeing good results with Blood Pressure. Plus I guess the rats are in a controlled encased environment, whether humans can stick to it as strictly over a longer period is debatable. But what also came out of this is the food chemical that is doing good is also found in other foods, so perhaps a variety of dark purple foods such as carrots, beets, berries these plus any other healthy foods with same food chemical will be the way to go. I am also keen to grow a Q G Plum-tree, but as I'm too old to see them fruit enough for benefits I think, I may have to just buy those already on fruit stalls, or juices etc..
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ShazB says...
Hi everyone. For anyone in Adelaide, I have just bought some from a greengrocer in the Westlakes Mall in Adelaide. They have 250ml bottles of juice as well. How do you grow a plant from seed?
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Would love a QG Tree and notification of availability in South Australia for home garden growing as dark plums are my favourite plum also when fruit is available in SA shops, until tree available. Thank you Elizabeth
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SallyA says...
The QG season is over unfortunately, the Juice is still available.
A LIST OF SUPPPLIERS in each state is available on the Nutrafruit web site.
Cick on News and it will show you the Fruiters that normally stock the fruit.
You can buy the Juice direct from Nutrafruit or your Fruiter should be able to get it in, my store sells it for $5.99 for a 250ml bottle, a bit expensive.
As it's such a short season, can we really get the purported benefits when we eat the plums for 2 1/2 mths ?
Im not sure how long the juice will be available for ??
To get the benefits I think one would have to take the QG Plum Probiotic Powder when the fruit and juice are out of season ??
As Chris mentioned - 16th Feb 2015 ...
It's not the only fruit containing anthocyanins.
Sure it may be higher than others, but there is plenty in other fruits to obtain similar health benefits.

Anthocyanin-rich foods (mg/100g or 100 ml*)
Anthocyanins Flavanols Proanthocyanidins
Blackberry 89-211 13-19 6-47
Blueberry 67-183 1 88-261
Grapes, red 25-92 2 44-76
Raspberries (red) 10-84 95-59
Strawberry 15-75 - 97-183
Red wine 1-35 1-55 24-70
Plum 2-25 1-6 106-334
Red cabbage 25 0 -
Red onion 13- 25 - -
Blood orange juice 3-10 - -

http://lpi.oregonstate.edu/infocenter/phytochemicals/flavonoids/flavtab2.html
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Is there anybody growing the QG plum in WA?
I heard that it is not allowed to bring the QG into WA.
I would love to grow one in my garden.
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Willem, if you read the comments on this thread, you will that no-one is growing it at home in their gardens.

Hugh M explains why.
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Spidar says...
Any luck with the plums yet ?
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CH says...
In anticipation of attempting to (hopefully) try and grow one of these from a seed for a bit of fun, could someone please give me an idea of the best way to try and do this? From what I gather from above putting the seeds into the fridge for a period of time is required?

Also, anybody from Melbourne know when or where these will be available to be purchased?
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Linton says...
I planted some Queen Garnet seeds straight from the fruit about 18 months ago but none of them ever germinated. I suspect the reason might be that they require some cold stratification for a few months in the fridge first.

They are usually available from Woolies (Safeway) and the local fruit shop over Summer. Whereabouts in Melbourne are you located?
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ivepeters says...
Planted about a dozen seeds, last year, had only one pop up. Got to about a couple of inches, and then died back.
Didn't do anything special prior, just stuck them in some seed raising mix.
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Queen Garnett Plums are grown in Stanthorpe area (as far as I know), they do like cold conditions. Hugh M can correct this info.

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CH says...
Thank you for your response Linton, I remembered reading on here that putting them in the fridge would help but I wasn't sure if it was necessary.

I was hoping someone in the know might be able to tell me how long they need to be in the fridge for, if you need to take the seed kernel out from the stone (I'm assuming you do!), if you need to dry the kernel out before putting it in the fridge. Really basic things but I don't know them and if it's the difference between them germinating or not I don't mind looking a bit foolish :)

I live in Box Hill. I think I left it a bit late last year to get them and so missed out. Hoping to avoid that this year!
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Hi Guys just got first lot of QG plums from a fruit shop at Robina Town Centre on the Gold Coast. But $18.95 per kg 😱😱 but I still had to buy some hopefully they will come down in price in the coming weeks. I'll try my luck and plant some seeds. I know they won't be try to type but I'll just see what I get. Who knows they may turn out to be better the QG😀
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Hi Markmelb

How are your QG seedlings doing? Did they flower for you this season?
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Hi EFL - I grafted 4 scions from seedling - they are all growing great and could and im not sure as yet - have flowers and maybe fruit next year - havnt managed to see any fruiting buds yet but will keep you posted - Mariposas are almost size of my fist and Santa Rosas not far behind and ripening now. Huge Dagens and bigger Purple Gages too for some reason than last year.
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CH says...
Howdy folks,
I just wanted to let anyone in Melbourne who is interested in buying the QG plums know that they are available now at Woolworths stores. Get in quick because I believe they have short supplies this year. Happy eating!!!
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Justin says...
Tasted one the other day. It was OK, but no better than the Mariposa I have grown. I wouldn't get excited about the health claims though. Just eat a wide variety of unprocessed foods and you'll be right.
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Justin,

Sure, it would be boring just to eat the same however,Queen Garnett plum has been scientifically tested and scrutinized, something which can't be said about other plum varieties.
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My seedling, about a year old
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CH says...
Joan, how did you go about growing it from seed? I have a few seeds from the ones I bought and am keen to get them to grow - so far I have put them in a zip-lock bag in the fridge as I believe they need some chill hours or something?
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Joan says...
Hi CH, I did nothing but eat the plums and stuck the seeds in pots, haha! I left them outdoors and let the winter break their dormancy naturally. I had about a dozen seeds, and more than half germinated. But then they started dying off at various times and I'm left with this strong seedling and a couple of sorry looking ones. I hope your seeds grow well for you
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SueBee says...
I brought some Queen Garnet Plums from Vic Market this week. Middle row four sites on left up from the deli area.Not cheap at $18 a kilo but will cold store the seeds and plant in late Winter with fingers crossed.
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Hi Joan, as they are an hybrid, can you be sure they will throw true to the parent or have there genetics been stabilised somehow?
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SueBee says...
Have my seeds in the fridge until early Spring then will plant some in ground and some in pots - and watch!
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Joan says...
Hi Bryony, I don't know if they will grow true to the parent or not. I'm just growing them for fun =)
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