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Will these tropical trees grow in Melbourne?

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Sandy starts with ...
I would like to grow Custard Apple, Soursup, sapadilla and mango in my garden. I have successfully grown the tamarillo and curry leaf (karapincha) trees and wondered if any of the above trees would grow down here. I have tried to grow the Murunga plant but find that although the seeds germinate well in the summer they don't seemt to survive the winter even if I keep them in a portable 'green house'. Any suggestions would be appreciated.
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10th July 2011 5:09pm
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J says...
My mango (kensington pride) has survived 1 winter outside and is doing well in the second one right now. Sapodilla I have in a green house during winter. So far so good but it remains to be seen if either of those trees will ever fruit.

With custard apple, you'd be better off growing cherimoya which is a custard apple relative and can fruit in melbourne. My cherimoya tree is outside and doing well this winter.

Finally there is a lengthy thread about growing tropicals in melbourne on this forum. You'd best have a long read through that as you'll find more detailed answers to your questions.
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Nick says...
You'd gave a good chance with custard apples and mangoes, I've had a kensington pride mango survive for 3 years now.
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epiphany says...
I have a Bowen mango surviving well in my garden. I also have an African Pride custard apple that is doing well & flowered this year. However they're both in (very) large pots so I can move them around in winter. I don't know how well they'll do long term but it's been interesting so far! Melbourne always surprises me with what will grow here - I have a couple of black sapotes that are powering along, for example... Good luck!
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Ria says...
my many friends have curry leaf tree in melbourne , so I got one for me from Laverton market only $10 but just 10cm baby tree !
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peetah says...
hi my african pride custard apple has fruited!i live in adelaide and our weather is like yours. you should be able to grow one with a bit of luck!
hope this helps
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Anjana says...
I have grown custard apple from seed in melbourne.they are only may be eight inches tall.how do I make them grow properly so that they fruit.I have a custard apple tree grown from seeds in Delhi India which gave fruit in 5 years. Here in Melbourne when should I transfer into a bigger pot?Thanks
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lenn says...
Arrrgh! Custard apple , do you mean atemoya or cherimoya? Big difference in temperature range.
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Jason says...
I reckon Atemoya will grow in Melbourne in a sheltered backyard but a pure Cherimoya will be much stronger
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