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Common myrtle myrtus communis - All Rare Herbs have them...3535 days 21hrs
Lucern pellets as fertiliser - You mean the sprouts? They call them Alfalfa as this is what they are (alfalfa/lucerne shoots = Medicago sativa). Lucerne is derived from the French and Alfalfa is Spanish (originally Arabic, hence the Al- prefix, like in Alcohol). Most likely they are..3567 days 17hrs
Thornless blackberry - The list gives a lot of species names and cultivars (like Rubus ulmifolius which is thornless), but commercial blackberrys are complicated hybrids that I can see as been listed inder specific commercial names? ..3582 days 14hrs
Thornless blackberry - The DPI in Victoria state that "Thornless blackberries are not recorded as weeds in Australia" and they are not part of the weed management program in Tas. So I think that they are considered no to be a problem...3582 days 16hrs
Poor mans orange what is it and - Hi Rob, my parents live near Maldon, so I might even know the exact tree that you are talking about. There is at least one very old sweet orange tree in Maldon that produces small thicker skinned fruits with a sweet/acid fruit. Have attemped to raise s..3584 days 22hrs
Water shoot1 - A normal response to stress I think. Eucalyptus sprout out from what are essentailly water shoots after a bush fire and if you are in Melbourne, most of the Elms are sprouting water shoots, rather then growing from the tips of the branchs due to the water..3584 days 22hrs
Water shoot1 - I though that a water shoot was a product from a domant bud, rather then from the normal growth tip. Often when a tree is stressed it will activate these domant buds and send out new growth. Not a problem in themselves, but if you are talking about a f..3585 days 14hrs
Black bean - Black bean sauce is made from fermented soya beans. The dried black beans are most likely going to be black turtle beans. These are also used in a lot of Central and South Anerican cuisines. They have a relatively rich flavour with a creamy texture. I'm..3585 days 23hrs
Mandarin tree - Chris you can take excetion all you like, sadly that's your choice. Not quite sure why you would assume that a fruit consumed in Melbourne is going to be produced in Melbourne, especially since you seen keen to use emotive words like "ill informed"? ..3586 days 15hrs
Mandarin tree - Honey Murcotts basically fill a gap production, in themselves they are not so great, unless you like quite sour fruit. Unfortunately in Australia "Mandarin" is used to refer to spectrum of different species and hybrids with very different taste and grow..3587 days 10hrs
Rare native frogtoad - "True toads" come from the family Bufonidae, in Australia there is only one member, the introduced Cane Toad. However, "toad" tends to be a word used to describe all sorts of species outwith this family as they look a bit like a true toad...3590 days 11hrs
Rare native frogtoad - We also have a few different types of burrowing frogs, most commonly the Banjo Frog. They eat pretty much what other frogs eat, but avoid dry conditions by aestivating...3590 days 12hrs
Pistachio1 - Perry's and also Yalca fruit trees are selling male and female trees...3592 days 1hrs
Can you identify this plant1 - A pumpkin I should think...3592 days 12hrs
Summers coming quick - Could also be a variety like "rossa lunga di firenze" (long red onion of Florence), easy enough to buy seeds for this variety. Italian seed supplier "Franchi" which sells seeds online in australia...3598 days 14hrs

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