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kim starts with ...
Just need to know if star apple will survive in Sydney's climate at all? Anyone has tried growing them in Sydney?
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30th May 2009 7:07pm
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Michael says...
Hi Kim,
Star apple is my favourite fruit and at the moment I have 2 growing in the ground for almost a year now.It's about 1.5 metres tall and currently covered in flowers as it was a grafted variety from Daley's. It's heading towards winter and so each night I cover it with a frost protection frabric to give it a better chance of survival.My trees are too small to say whether they are successfully grown in Sydney. However I was told by a friend that there is a fruiting star apple grown in the Guildford area but I can't verify it without seeing it myself.
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30th May 2009 9:10pm
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doubtful says...
Hi Kim - by all accounts the star apple is tropical in it's requirements - thus Michael is probably right - forewarned is forearmed! By many accounts (my own included) the taste is insipid compared with the other nice things you could grow - it is less cold tolerant than than the sapodilla (which is much tastier(but they are very good looking fruit)
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trikus says...
I have seen and tasted small fruits from a tree growing in Childers area . So, I grew one from a large purple fruit , and Mum has got fruit for a few years now
Worth growing just for the foliage .
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kim says...
thanks to everyone who has replied. I might try my luck but not right now as winter is only just starting. Maybe in spring.
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Michael says...
Hi All,

I tried growing three plants and all died on me ( 2 Grimmel + 1 Phillipines Gold ). I'm thinkiing of trying again this spring but would love to hear from anyone who has grown this tree anywhere in Australia and especially in the Sydney area.
It was my favourite fruit when I visited Vietnam especially the green skin one which we don't seem to have in Australia to grow.

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Phil@Tyalgum says...
Daleys stock a couple of green skinned varieties according to their online shop
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Michael says...
Hi Phil,
That picture looks delicious . You are right they have it in production but I've never seen it for sale yet . I will register to get email notification but not sure if I will buy it though. After three attempts at $34 a plant + delivery and setup costs it's getting quite expensive for me to try again.
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Phil@Tyalgum says...
Hope it does well for you. I found a quite advanced tree at a small roadside fruit stall near here, very lush top growth and growing through the pot into the ground. Just the regular purple tho I would imagine. At $22 I couldn't resist. Seems to need more water than my other fruit trees, or maybe was a little stressed at being uprooted. Originally came from Forbidden Fruits at Mullimbimby who have a good selection of trees.
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