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Tropical / Exotic Fruits in Perth

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Liz starts with ...
Just for info - I found them interesting! :-)

Ag Dept - guide to tropical edible fruits for cooler areas of WA
http://www.agric.wa.gov.au/content/hort/fn/pw/tropicals.pdf

Exotic fruits in Perth - Neville Passmore
http://www.wanatca.org.au/acotanc/Papers/Passmore-1/Author-n-Text.htm

*There's a few on the Ag Dept's "not suitable for Perth" list that Neville Passmore says can be grown in Perth... :-)
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Liz
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Kath says...
I know these aren't all tropical or exotic but I'm growing these at Karnup between Rockingham & Mandurah-just shows how lucky we are to be able to grow a good variety-apples,quince,choko,rhubarb,asparagus,pepinos,gooseberries,babaco,limes,lemons,figs,mulberries,bananas,tamarillos,avacados,pawpaws,
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Liz says...
Hi Kath,

WOW - it does sound like you've got a good lot of stuff growing! Which apples are you growing?

This might be a bit cheeky, but would you be interested in selling some babaco cuttings? (...maybe when you're cutting them back?) :-) ...I work in Naval Base, so I'm just "around the corner".

I've got figs, olives, plums, apricots, lemons and a prickly pear from the previous owner of my place (previously owned by Italians!)in Thornlie. There was also a loquat and a peach, but sadly the termites got them.

I have since planted a red passionfruit, asparagus, mandarin, a kaffir lime and a couple of oranges, and I've got apples, a nectarine, a replacement peach, a couple of avocadoes, a couple of mangoes, a custard apple, a black sapote, Olham's sweet-shoot bamboo, a macadamia, an ice-cream bean, some arrowroot, a black and a banana passionfruit and an almond (...I think that's it...) waiting to be planted... a grumichama and a couple of pears on order from Daleys, and some raspberries, strawberries and a guava on order from Diggers... I hope I've judged the space ok!!! :-)

Cheers,
Liz
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Kath says...
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Hi Liz,
my apples are Gala,Jonathon,Pink Lady & Granny Smith. I have also just put in a Anna & am getting a Dorsett Golden for Mother's Day.
Re the babaco cuttings-I have only cut it back once & the top rotted but if it ever gets big enough to take cuttings you are more than welcome.
You have a great mix of fruit-will wait to hear from you re the bananas-like I said-I don't know what type they are-probably not Goldfinger as I got the original sucker over five years ago but it's yours if you want it.

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Julie says...
For people living in the Perth area, a guy on Gumtree is selling a heap of exotic fruits, some quite cheap. Not a commercial nursery, as he says he is only there at weekends.

Check out 'exotic fruit'.
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Jon M says...
Its a pitty that the WANATCA are not around anymore. It is hard trying to track down different exotic trees that are now no longer availible to be imported into WA.
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Jon M says...
Has anyone tried growing a vanilla plant in Perth? Or am I really in the wrong climate zone.
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EalaBan says...
Hi Jon M, I used to work with someone who had one growing in a greenhouse. Don't recall her ever mentioning a successful harvest, however, more just successful in keeping it alive.

I have been thinking about growing one in my bathroom which has a north-facing window and gets pretty hot and humid.
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Liz says...
update - here's the lists of what the members of the Rare Fruit Club of WA are growing:
http://www.rarefruitclub.org.au/Level2/Inter.htm

From memory, people are successfully growing quite a few things that the Ag Dept says aren't worth bothering with... :-)
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