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Subtropical dwarfs

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Peta starts with ...
I am planning a backyard orchard of dwarf varieties, can anyone recommend their favourite varieties for the Gold Coast climate.
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6th May 2008 4:27pm
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Scott G says...
Hi Peta
I am in Nerang.
Small things that have done well for me are: Hill Gooseberry, Beach Cherry, Dragonfruit, Dwarf Red Shatoot Mulberry and pineapples.
Jaboticabas are yet to produce their first crop after being in the ground for 3 years but they are looking healthier than ever and I expect to get fruit soon.
Most other things I prune heavily and need protection from fruitfly.
Small things that have grown well but produced little fruit: Strawberries (inconsistent weather makes crop fail)and the Grumichama produces about 8 berries a year despite being 2m tall. While the fejoa drops all it flowers year after year. I'm not sure what the problem is perhaps it needs a cross pollenator.
I tried to grow a babaco but the sun was too hot in summer and fried it. My next one died of root rot in some shade. I am still hopeful that I can grow one and will try again. They grow well on Mt Tamborine.
I hope this info is usefull.
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