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Joined: 19/01/10 Updated: 09/02/12 Frost:
Location: Keperra


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Garcinia fruits needed for research - Tropical Fruit World sometimes gives away their yellow mangosteen fruit. ..1009 days 22hrs
Coconut trees - Don't have them fruiting as yet, but the green grows twice as fast as the gold, which should mean it will fruit quicker. Its quite fast growing for a 'dwarf'...1009 days 22hrs
Fruit tree id3 - Sterculia quadrifida..1009 days 22hrs
Black sapote34 - Its Nance. Thought it was Kei apple on first glance then noticed the long stems and large seeds and that you were in WPB. Nance isn't uncommon there and is a favourite of central American fructivores. ..1093 days 15hrs
Bush tucker or medicinal plants - Part sun is fine. Just don't put it where you will brush against it often as it can be a pretty nasty skin irritant for some people. Mine crops just about all year round. They also have woody 'spines', similar to a pomegranate but nowhere near as sharp, b..1093 days 15hrs

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Dragon fruit24 - Sternus1- the Mt Tamborine dragonfruit farm looks fantastic. Thanks for posting it. I want to buy one of each (but no room). Do you have any recommendations? Diana...Liked Answer 1944 days 11hrs

Cedar Bay Cherry

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Update: 2752 days 20hrs

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Attractive little plant put in end of 2009. Apparently slow growing, but have seen these at the park and have tasted (a bit like apricot), so am willing to wait.


First fruit in late 2011 - best tasting Eugenia in my yard! Way better than my Grumichamas and Brazilian Cherry - but I believe they are quite variable and some can be a bit turpsy - mine is not!

Warning - Appears to be suceseptable to myrtle rust.

Fruiting Months February, March, November, December

Height 2 Feet

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Fruit Harvest: 20 Fruit Per Year

First Fruited: 3 Years from purchase in pot

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Spring

When I Fertilise: When Fruiting and Spring

Pest Control: Needs to be monitored for Myrtle Rust, which it unmissable on this plant as it shows up as fluro yellow-orange pustules. If it shows up, search or call your local DPI for control methods (Its not the end of the world if you get it - It can be controlled)

Organic Status:Organic


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Sapodilla - Sawo Manila (Grafted) 10/10

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Update: 2752 days 20hrs

Comments: - I like sapodillas. I have two planted in the same spot for better pollination - prolific and Sawo Manila. Quick growin and flowering within a few months of going in the ground. Prolific is a leggy grower, Sawo Manila is much more compact.

Height 2 Feet

Growing: In the Ground

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Winter

Pollination: Self Pollination


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Australian Blood Lime (Grafted) 10/10

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New CSIRO developed native lime cross. Here's their spiel:

'Australian Blood' (also known as 'Australian Red Centre') is a hybrid between an acid mandarin and a native finger lime. It has blood-red rind, flesh and juice.

It is a nice plant. More prolific than the ordinary finger lime. Very weeping habit. Tons of round fruit which start off like a stumpy black finger lime and fill out to a round red fruit. Taste is very good - particularly in salads or chopped into 'wheels' and put into drinks. Skin is edible and sweet! 

Fruiting Months January, February, March, August, September, October

Planted: 2011

Height 3 Feet

Growing: In a Pot

Qty: 1

Fruit Harvest: 3 kilograms per Year

First Fruited: 2 Months from Purchase in Pot

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pollination: Self Pollination

Fertiliser or Organics Used: Organic Link

When I Fertilise: Winter and Spring


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Cape Plum - Flacourtia sp. Shipton\'s Flat (self-fertile) (Cutting) 10/10

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Update: 2781 days 12hrs

Comments: - Very handsome little tree. Has nice little plums similar to Governor's plum but the tree is nicer and has no spikes. Nice red blush to new growth.  this is the self pollinating type.

Height 2 Feet

Growing: In the Ground

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Water Given in: Winter

Pollination: Self Pollination


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Syzygium aqueum - North Queensland Water Apple (Seedling)

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Update: 2781 days 12hrs

Comments: - Very ornamental small growing Syzygium. I keep this one in a self watering pot as it likes the moisture and its sprawling growth shades garcinia seedlings underneath. Flowers and fruit are very ornamental. Fruit are like the wax jambu, but smaller.

Fruiting Months January, February, December

Planted: 2010

Height 0.5 metres

Growing: In a Pot

Qty: 1

Fruit Harvest: 1 Pounds Per Year

First Fruited: 1 Years from purchase in pot

Sun/Shade: Low Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pollination: Self Pollination


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