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Rithin starts with ...
Hi all,

Would these fruit trees survive in western sydney suburb?

- startfruit seedling
- sapodilla seedling
- wai chee lychee (grafted)
- jaboticaba seedling
- rambutan
- pomelo grafted
- longan
- custard apple seedling

thanks!
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Original Post was last edited: 2nd January 2019 1:56pm
brad16 says...
Most will 'survive' winter in Sydney. Reliably producing fruit will be an extra challenge.

Rambutan will need more artificial warmth than it's worth, over winter just to get established. On top of that, it would be almost a miracle to get fruit from it. I'd put that one in the 'find something else' basket.

Starfruit 'survives' without artificial winter warmth in COASTAL Sydney, but I haven't had any establish and fruit yet.

Custard apple will be ok, maybe baby it while still young.

Sapodilla, I've had survive Sydney winters. Fruit producing I don't know about because they were relocated north while still juvenile.

The others should all be fine. The longan will be a better producer than the lychee, and would probably be the most suitable choice of your selection. I don't have much experience with pomelo outside of having the wildlife eat the few I had to the ground.

Good luck with whatever you go with.

ps. Some parts of western Sydney can get freakishly cold in winter. I'm not familiar with the particular location you are from. I don't get frosts. If you do, revise my advice down an optimistic level or two.

I know of discussions on here about longans in Melbourne. Again, I think they would be the best ones.

Also just realised that I was talking about 'star apple' (Chrysophyllum cainito) above, not 'starfruit' (Averrhoa carambola). 'Starfruit' (Carambola) will be better suited to Sydney climate than the 'star apple' I was talking about, though the carambola I've had all died mostly of water deprivation I think. Never really cared for them enough to bother replacing them.
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Original Post was last edited: 2nd January 2019 10:52pm
Rithin says...
Thank you so much Brad for your reply.

I bought a star fruit seedling from ebay 2 weeks ago but its trunk is so thin and weak. Im not sure how to encourage growth and establish a strong root system. any tips?

I live in liverpool area im not sure if you are familiar with it.

I have a 3 year old custard apple which i think will survive.

My sapodilla is also a seedling which i hope will survive.

Rambutan have not sprouted still in the pot.
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