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Jicama - IO had great success sowing Jicama over winter here in the wet tropics ..I got small tubers with no climbing foliage .. and plants took off very well once it warmed up ..1132 days 4hrs
Fruit tree spacing - pick a number between 2 and 5 and make that your spacing distance in meters .. be prepared to prune a lot if you choose a lower number ..1141 days 5hrs
Buk buk - New Guinea fruit may have been discussed here recently .. search gives no results , though I thionk that only works for the title of the post . Some were sold at Rustys and Mike T mentioned it . ..1170 days 5hrs
Cupuacu1 - DUH ... silly me added pic of Theobroma bicolor ... it was planted same time as T grandiflora and has produced nearly as well . ..1210 days 7hrs
Cupuacu1 - Fruit Forest Farm has had them bearing for a few years now , as well as a few other people in Whyanbeel Valley ...1210 days 22hrs
Cardamom2 - Get into it with a mattock a backhoe will shift it . False Cardamon should not be to hard to remove ... doubt if you have the real deal , seems to be very few people growing it at all ...1224 days 4hrs
Banana varieties were missing out - You are smack in the middle of the 'Southern' zone Joh .. we are not allowed these exotics anywhere in QLD http://www.backyardbananas.com.au/south.html..1242 days 4hrs
Breadfruit tress - Fruit set on my Noli cv. it has taken 5 years from planting out ,hoping for less time for the other one planted close to it ... now to hack down the bananas that are shading it out a bit ... snapped a few branches picking a bunch :( ..1255 days 6hrs
Dwarf date palm phoenix roebelenii - More of a decorative tree/palm with the most wicked spines . Causes the most prickle injuries .. and as the spines are so long lasting infection sets in fast Very well advised to remove older fronds and be extra careful when doing so . I would use a long..1260 days 9hrs
Identification5 - Pandanus , very woody fruits with little edible fruit . ..1268 days 10hrs
Taro cassava in melbourne - Usually available on ebay .. Daleys should have it ?..1275 days 6hrs
Rollinia - extra zinc helps with fruit set .. mate put a heap of old galvinised iron over the top of mulch around his tree and has been rewarded with heaps of massive fruits this year ..1277 days 7hrs
Rowlinia custard apple variety - Rollinia should be easily sourced , unsure as to its chance of success in sub-tropics ,, just put aside all the seeds from last 2 enormous fruits I have eaten . It was given its on genus for a few years , but has now been lumped back in with Annona .. So ..1277 days 7hrs
Myristica fragrans - Have heard that the male branch on the Flecker tree was pruned off by idiots cleaning up after Yasi ... several more imports of fresh seeds , some from Singapore increases chances of more trees becoming available . Heard of some sprouting ..Must insist on..1279 days 2hrs
Indonesian bay leaf - Very good flowering on the Daun Salam will check for seeds setting later today .. send me a stamped self addressed envelope and I can post you some seeds I am at PO Box 843 Tully 4854 Michael P Sant if you are in the 45-- postcode area you have no chan..1279 days 2hrs

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Cupuacu1 - I'm not so sure and I have offloaded them to Peter and I don't think Mr Carle has them fruiting but I could be wrong.The picture there is of a T.bicolor by the way not capuassu...Liked Answer 1209 days 5hrs
Cupuacu1 - I have sprouted a few and passed them on. Cupuassu come in different varieties with different flower colours. Theobroma sp. San Lorenzo is similar and better...Liked Answer 1212 days 6hrs
What fruit is this4 - Marketing or stage names for a very ordinary tree...Liked Answer 1224 days 4hrs
Where to buy plantains - Plantains will grow in Sydney. I grow a few, such as Bluggoe, Pacific Plantain. They do well To people north of Brisbane who feel it necessary to constantly tell us we can't grow anything please remember Sydney is not in the Antartic we can grow Mango..Liked Answer 1272 days 22hrs
Rollinia species - Now that is a whopper trikus.I think Peter S. from Feluga is in the RFA and I bet you know him and Trina who maneges the nursery.I reckon he would have some good ones...Liked Answer 1277 days 7hrs
Can you purchase pitangatuba seedstree in australia - After speaking to DAFF about the possibility of import, I think I might wait until one of you guys has some success and decides to sell seeds. The quarantine requirements for this bad boy are pretty strict!..Liked Answer 1302 days 8hrs
Can you purchase pitangatuba seedstree in australia - They can take a couple of months but fresh seeds usually are germinating within a month.My 35cm plant had one flower but it didn't set.Alan Carle is the only one I know who sometimes sells plants . Melbourne might be pushing it for them. ..Liked Answer 1302 days 8hrs
Myristica fragrans - I got half a dozen Myristica insipida or globosa (no-one knows which they are) from the council nursery at Tully yesterday, to pot up and get actively growing over the next week or fortnight, then will try to graft material from the Cairns M. fragrans mot..Liked Answer 1380 days 5hrs
Looking for colocasia gigantea - The giant elephant ear? I havent seen it around for a long time as it can go rampant and people try to get rid of it.I can keep an eye out.They are not in the jungle here just a few Allocasias. They are called suckers and one is born every minute, or is ..Liked Answer 1395 days 4hrs
Rare fruit in maket - True, but none of them offer the unique brand of unmitigated olfactory and general sensory insult that Durian does. Another difference is that all those you mention actually are popular with consumers--Durian will never achieve this. Irregardless I respe..Liked Answer 1400 days 8hrs
Sapodilla - Ponderosa and brown sugar are not bad but too shy at producing and fell out if favour when tested here.Prolific is a fraction better but I chopped down my 10 tear old tree a couple of weeks ago as it didn't cut it with the other varieties.Just Krausey an..Liked Answer 1408 days 6hrs
Bluggoe plantain banana - Psychic Laisla.Trikus I think the bongs are a smoking banana...Liked Answer 1414 days 8hrs
Chokos - Hey Phil, the Choko is a very, very pale cream colour. The chooks like them, and I use them in cooking. They are lovely picked small, around 2 inches, steamed and coated in garlic butter. No need to peel at this size. Good texture and delicate flavour...Liked Answer 1492 days 6hrs
Etlingera elatior edible pink torch ginger in - I know paradise distributors carry Nicolaia elatior (etlingera elatior) in red and pink. They also carry some other ginger varieties. They are in queensland but they batch their orders together so the bill is split and it only costs $30 to get them. I ord..Liked Answer 1523 days 19hrs
Bush turkeys - Oh my goodness I have one very annoying turkey take over my yard. It has been driving me crazy for months now I take its nest apart and the next day it's built it again. I came across another forum that said they are territorial. I got a box and put mirr..Liked Answer 1524 days 23hrs
Attractive artocarpus - It is what is inside that counts...Liked Answer 1561 days 2hrs
Myristica fragrans - I just can't remember what time of the year that one fruits but it isn't the wet season.There are male branches grafted on to the larger female.There really should be more around and that goes for cinnamon, star anise and other spice trees...Liked Answer 1571 days 8hrs
Graviola tree or soursop - http://www.hoax-slayer.com/soursop-cancer-cure.shtml The studies by real medical researchers actually used soursops.Ther author of this site does have a medical degree but is more of a new age author.He has copped a flogging for his views and advice but ..Liked Answer 1579 days 9hrs
Aracaarazaeugenia stipitata - They are pretty acidic and in Brazil Eugenia pyriformis is held in higher esteem.It grows in cooler areas as well.This would be a great alternative in Australia if they were more widely available...Liked Answer 1595 days 24hrs
Durian lovers around the world1 - I'm in the middle of building a largish poly-tunnel now, hope to have it completed before the onset of the cooler weather. I'll be trying to keep an Abiu alive before I attempt anything like a Durian...Liked Answer 1606 days 8hrs
Yerba mate - Re Yerba Mate: The scientific name Ilex paraguayensis would suggest that the plant is a holly and there is a good chance that it could be grafted on to a holly root stock.The fact that the plant appears not to grow out of its native range suggests that th..Liked Answer 1609 days 7hrs
Durian lovers around the world - I ate a durian last week that Colin Gray of Cape trib gave me.Many trees have fruit south of Cairns that are half sized at the moment. Macranthas and red prawns are shaping to have good seasons and these special types will be in demand...Liked Answer 1609 days 8hrs
Palm id - It looks like one of the native Cordylines and they have similar red fruits to the round fruited Linospadix and can live in the same areas...Liked Answer 1609 days 20hrs
Indonesian bay leaf - Oh cool, Trikus. Hope they seeds well. Nasi kuning with sambel goreng ati and telur dadar and urap ? Planted two kunyit rhizomes yesterday. I hope they grow for making nasi kuning and soto. ..Liked Answer 1626 days 8hrs
Plants must be watered and fertilized - Sorry, besthomegadens, Some of your observations must be challenged. I can agree with half of your watering tips and none of your fertilizing tips. Adding fertilizers on a daily basis to a newly planted tree will end in disappointment, guaranteed. Addin..Liked Answer 1641 days 3hrs
Plants must be watered and fertilized - In the main, your quoted text is hogwash...Liked Answer 1641 days 3hrs
Plants must be watered and fertilized - Boris hogwash is a generous appraisal...Liked Answer 1641 days 3hrs
Star apple phillipine gold - Juicy pearl is C.argentium var.auratum so is a different species.Grimal green is one of 3 or 4 green varieties of true starapple in Australia and is not the best.There are reds,philipine gold and various purples.The dwarf Taiwanese yellow star apple appea..Liked Answer 1692 days 20hrs
Red dacca banana - Red Dacca can revert to Green Dacca as the colouration is only a single gene mutation. Have seen clumps of Red Dacca revert over time. Fruit quality and eating experience are still the same..Liked Answer 1717 days 9hrs
Melicoccus bijugatus mamoncillo or spanish lime - Not really Mary I have been practising being greedy lately and even saying no in the mirror.It have extended my tentacles a little further of late also...Liked Answer 1810 days 9hrs
Coconut palms in nsw - 'Malay dwarf' and other simmilar dwarf varieties may be , so I've heard, more sensetive to cold. Their compact size however, would enable a southern grower to protect them more easily with climate shelter, and also potentially longer fruitful life dow..Liked Answer 1881 days 18hrs
Falling baby mandarin - The fruit name is derived from Mandarin Orange just as Tangerine is derived from Orange of Tangiers. Mandarin is a bit too derived and Mandarine is strinised.It is a bit hard to argue about which is the correct common name as long as we know what we are t..Liked Answer 1902 days 19hrs
Panama gold passionfruit2 - No GM passionfruit here. Panama Gold is from an old line of sweet yellow flavicarpas that is hard to trace.They are really just a tropical form/subspecies of edulis that even has the Brazilians confounded as to weather yellows occur naturally there. Nearl..Liked Answer 1908 days 1hrs
Dragon fruit23 - Some pics of yellow dragonfruit flower opening as I left work tonight and a red cutting that has decided to try And flower in its pot..Liked Answer 1919 days 18hrs
Abelmoschus manihot linn - Hi all, I have been in the rural Solomon Islands a couple of weeks ago. All of the leafy vegetables we ate there were really tasty (and all the food was). I think sliperi kabis is supposed to be Abelmoschus manihot, but it was much nicer there than the..Liked Question 1921 days 9hrs


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