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Rare fruit council advice dry tropics permaculture

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Diana starts with ...
I came across this rare fruit council page, I like it. It's for Townsville but also relevant for the subtropics I think.

PLANT SELECTION FOR A DRY TROPICS PERMACULTURE

PLANTS THAT FRUIT OVER A LONG SEASON
Carambola, Star apple, Sapodilla, Paw Paw, Passionfruit, Rollinia, Sweet Sop, Soursop, Avocado, Jakfruit

EDIBLE HEDGES
Barbados Cherry*, Strawberry Guava, Grumichama, Coffee, Jaboticaba, Cedar Bay Cherry, Cherry of the Rio Grande, Pitomba

TREES FOR WHEN THE HUNGRY HOARDS ARRIVE ( ie short season; lots of fruit or BIG fruit)
Carambola, Mulberry, Sweet Sop, Grumichama, Banana, Strawberry Guava, Jakfruit, Mango*

PLANTS THAT PRODUCE QUICK GROWTH
Banana, Paw Paw, Santol, Passionfruit, Barbados Cherry*

PLANTS THAT PRODUCE QUICKLY FOR NEW LANDSCAPES
Banana, Paw Paw, Passionfruit, Barbados Cherry

PLANTS THAT ADD PERFUME TO THE LANDSCAPE
Coffee, Pomelo, Pitaya

PLANTS THAT SURVIVE DROUGHT
Chinese Date, Syzygium eucalyptoides, Jakfruit

PLANTS THAT GROW IN BOGGY CONDITIONS
Banana, Mulberry

PLANTS WITH FRUIT TO SAVOUR (ie don't tell anyone when they are ripe)
Sapodilla, Abiu, Mamey Sapote, Pitaya

TREES THAT PRODUCE SHADE
Rollinia, Jakfruit Chempedak, Santol, Mulberry, Star Apple, Carambola, Mango

DESSERT FRUIT - ie put out and eat - no preparation
Rollinia, Jakfruit Chempedak, Mango, Soursop, Sapodilla, Mamey Sapote, Abiu, Pitaya, Sweetsop, Passionfruit

JUICE FRUIT
Carambola, Mango*, Soursop, Pomelo, Passionfruit

USEFUL FOR DRYING / PRESERVES / FREEZING / LIQUEURS
Drying - Jakfruit, Chempedak, Mango*, Banana
Jams/Jellies/Chutneys - Jaboticaba, Cedar Bay Cherry, Cherry of the Rio Grande, Mango*, Barbados Cherry*, Mulberry, Paw paw
Freezing - Jaboticaba, Mango*, Mulberry, Jakfruit, Soursop
Liqueurs - Jaboticaba, Mango*, Banana, Mulberry

PLANTS THAT GROW IN SHADED AREAS - ie not full sun
Guava - Red Cherry and Pink, Salak palm, Coffee, Cedar Bay Cherry, Avocado, Jaboticaba, Grumichama,

HATERS OF WET FEET (ie trees that didn't survive seasonal inundations in clayish soil)
Paw Paw, Rollinia, Mamey Sapote, Chinese Date, Pitomba*


VEGETABLES, HERBS and OTHER USEFUL PLANTS

DRY SEASON SELF-SEEDERS
Tomatoes

WET SEASON GROWERS - ie perform better in the wet season than the dry
Aibika, pumpkin tips, sweet leaf, sweet potato tips, Basella, botany bay spinach
Cassava, sweet potato, yams, winged beans, arrowroot
Peanuts, long beans, winged beans, cow peas

WET SEASON SELF-SEEDERS
Peanuts, winged beans, long beans

GROUND COVERS
Sweet potatoes, pumpkin, peanuts

SURVIVAL FOOD/ CYCLONE RATIONS
Cassava, arrowroot, Basella, aibika, botany bay greens, sweet potato

CALENDAR OF PLANTING/PREPARING THE GARDEN - for Townsville

WHEN STORM BIRDS COME BACK ie start of the wet season
Winged beans, cassava sticks, sweet potato cuttings, pumpkins

ST PATRICKS DAY
Get vege patch ready for the winter/dry season plants

EASTER
Plant the winter/dry season plants plants

http://rfcarchives.org.au/Next/CaringForTrees/PlantSelection114-1-00.htm
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Diana
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VF says...
Good guide, but I thought that bananas would die in boggy conditions?
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Jantina says...
HI VF, I have bananas planted in the septic overflow and they love it even in cool Mt Gambier.
Thanks for the list Diana.
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Diana says...
No worries Jantina and VF.
They have put avocado under 'shade tolerant' but they forgot to put it under 'haters of wet feet' as well.
The home page http://rfcarchives.org.au/index.htm has got some great links, even recipes for these plants.
Diana.
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Diana says...
I just had a look at the recipes- there are heaps. Most look great, I'm not sure about avocado margaritas or chilli beer though
http://rfcarchives.org.au/Next/Fruits/RecipeIndex.htm
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BJ says...
I've had chilli tequilla beer in southern Arizona. Not one of my finest nights. A chilli and lemon or lime in a corona or equally subtle easy drinking beer is quite nice.
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VF says...
I just wish I had that much fruit to create some of the culinary delights!
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