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Jason starts with ...
Has anyone in the St George Area been successful in growing Soursop and getting it to fruit?
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4th April 2009 6:04pm
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HappyEarth says...
Hi Jason, My guess is you would have no chance of growing a fruiting soursop in Allawah unless you have some sort of greenhouse for it. They do fruit on the coastal plain around tweed valley but i havent heard of them fruiting further south than that.

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Michael says...
Hi All,
Never say no as I've heard and seen tropical plants growing and fruiting in areas where it's not meant to grow. I was told that soursop won't grow in my area but up always up for a challenge. I have a soursop and rollina growing in pots right now and they have passed the first winter. I am keeping them in pots until they grow bigger and depending on which is the stronger plant I'm hopping to ground them in a few years time . By the way I was told purple mangosteen been the queen of tropical fruits won't grow and fruit in Sydney but I've seen with my own eyes a tree growing in a suburbian backyard with fruits on it. How's that for inspiration !

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Ellen says...
during winter time do you move all these plants into a green house Michael ? or you just leave them outdoor as it is ?
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Ellen says...
Michael,

I am not sure about Rollina, but my friend in Black Town had grow a Rollina tree from seeds for more than 5 yrs now, but every season, it gave him heaps of flowers but never fruit to anything .

But I've seen a house in Cabramatta grown a JackFruit tree, right next to a round about , the Tree is about 5m tall and I can see a big fruit in the middle of the tree from the outside of the color bond fence, Just wonder it it is as sweet as it suppose to be .
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Michael says...
Hi Ellen,
My friend has two jackfruit trees in their garden and has tiny fruits which falls off each year until this year in it's seventh year it has finally bear large fruits . It's like the size of small watermelons right and it looks so impressive growing in a tree in a Sydney surbubian backyard.

During winter time I move my potted plants under my gazebo at night and move them back out during the day. Very hard work . When it's really cold I leave the lights on to ensure they get enough heat or if the weather's freezing I moved them into the garage.

I don't expect the soursop or rollina to bear fruit in Cabramatta but there's always hope which makes it exciting.
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Ellen says...
true, hopes is what give us that edge for tomorrow. Cheers .

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Jason says...
Thanks for your responses guys. I'll have to spend Kevin's money on something else.
Cheers
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Farouk says...
Hello Michael & everyone else, I always like seeing my local fellow gardens talking about these types of fruit, we are the believers haha (trying to grow tropical fruits here in Syd).

How did you go with the Soursop/Rollina ?? Anyone else have any success with any other these ? I also have a really young Rollina growing happily in a pot at Cabra, well watered - dropped all its leaves and some wood die back in winter, all back with new growth now, that was its first winter here (I left it out in the harshest of it outside)
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Waterfall says...
Hi Farouk, we are also in Sydney and we grow a fare bit of tropical fruit.
My Rollinia tree is about 2m tall and has about 100 flowers on it this spring so I am hoping for our first fruits.

We also have a 3 year old soursop but it lives in a small heated greenhouse from mid May through to early October or whenever lows are below 10 C.

We have a lot of other stuff, probably too much to mention here. I have a blog on facebook here https://www.facebook.com/urbanfruitfarmer

The trees we have most success with are more subtropical, we get great results from dragonfruit, custard apple, cherimoya, tamarillos, white sapote, black sapote, lychee, mango, avocado, jaboticaba, feijoas, panama berry and passionfruits.
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Farouk says...
Very very nice Waterfall, that is super awesome!
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