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Linton's Edible Backyard

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live-in-upwey says... [1030 days 6hrs ago]
Do u hv wasabi plants for sale? Can I pick it up?
live-in-upwey says... [1030 days 6hrs ago]
Do u hv wasabi plants for sale? Can I pick it up? Pls contact Nora 0404 345 888
syb says... [983 days 21hrs ago]
hi there, I have been looking for an Irish strawberry tree, I read you have them near you! I would Love a cutting or seedling..... I wanted to put the tree out in a paddock, do native birds eat the fruit or bats and hoping it will be a good bee tree. cheers Heather. 0428100473
Linton says... [983 days 13hrs ago]
Hi Heather Sadly, the big Strawberry Tree that was on the corner of my street and got loaded with fruit was cut down about 6 months ago. Wish you had contacted me earlier. I will look for others around here and they are very commonly sold in the nurseries.
anonymous says... [853 days 22hrs ago]
Do you have any edible Crataegus for sale...where are you based? Im in Melbourne.
Linton says... [852 days 22hrs ago]
Sorry I don't have any spare Crataegus plants for sale.
mcmelb1 says... [833 days 17hrs ago]
Hi there, was wondering if you had any spare seedlings or cuttings for sale for Blue Hawthorn, Saskatoon, Fuchsia boliviana or Honeyberry/Haskap? I live in Melbourne.
Linton says... [832 days 19hrs ago]
Sorry , but I don't usually sell my plants unless I have a surplus as I am not a nursery, just a home grower. The only ones I have spare at the moment are the Assam Apple (Docynia indica) which is a very nice plant. Cheers!
mcmelb1 says... [752 days 16hrs ago]
Hi Linton, thanks for the reply. If you happen to be pruning the Amelanchier alnifolia, guabiyu or Fuchsia boliviana; I would love to buy the cuttings off you. My email is marcusyuguang at gmail dot com. Thanks!
BJ11 says... [652 days 16hrs ago]
Hello Linton, Love your selection! I notice you've managed to get Saskatoon ... was that from a nursery or seeds? Can you please let me know where I might be able to get a few? Thank you! :)
Linton says... [640 days 10hrs ago]
Hi BJ, don't think you received my previous reply I sent you. If you need the true Saskatoon, Amelanchier alnifolia, you would need to import seeds from overseas and they take about a year to germinate. There are other Amelanchier varieties from the nurseries locally but the fruit are not as good as those of Alnifolia.
Troy says... [598 days 22hrs ago]
Hi Linton, I messaged you a long time ago regarding pouteria australis seeds. Are you still able to collect them?
Troy says... [597 days 18hrs ago]
Hi Linton, Dont panic, It was a long time ago, I forgot myself until I was talking to someone and the name came up. Not sure if it was you or another one, but if it was you Id be intetested in how the tadal seeds go. As for the black apple, im happy to wait for fresh seeds. My email is icedingo@hotmail.com If you can help me out id be grateful.
mgoul131 says... [247 days 22hrs ago]
Linton, Where did you get your E. pyriformis (Uvaia)? I would love to get one. (actually you have a lot of trees I'd like)
Linda says... [194 days 9hrs ago]
thought I'd post here too... Hi Linton, As Spring has officially sprung , I'd thought I'd message you about getting some cuttings off a white jacaranda so I can try my hand at grafting. I have a few small (self seeded) seedlings around and they are starting to 'wake up' ! If it's possible I'd pay for an express post bag for you to post them to me. Cheers, Linda
Linton says... [192 days 19hrs ago]
Please advise what size scions are required - length and thickness. Thanks.
Linda says... [192 days 16hrs ago]
Dear Linton, My goodness you are busy! Scion the size of the frequently recommended "e;pencil size"e; please x 2-4 nodes I guess. Apparently they have to be semi hard. I have an Omega grafting tool (knock off). I grafted some apples a few weeks ago and the receiving branches were much smaller than a pencil - too small for a firm graft with a reasonable edge area I think. Cheers.
Charles6 says... [147 days 21hrs ago]
Hi Linton, Love your plants. Do you have any Zanthoxylum piperitum pepper seeds for sale? Please contact Charles 0466 966 six seven eight. If you have any other seeds for sale that you can post to Sydney let me know :)
Linton says... [146 days 12hrs ago]
Sorry but don't have any seeds. It is the wrong time now but you might be able to get some during the fruiting season.
Linda says... [145 days 19hrs ago]
Hi Linton, Have your white jacarandas woken up yet? Still after some grafting material. I'd be happy to send you an express post bag (and some $) and you could post the cuttings back. Thanks , Linda
Linton says... [144 days 12hrs ago]
Yes its ready now. Please advise your email so I can provide my address more securely. Thank you.
Linda says... [143 days 16hrs ago]
Hi Linton, linzap2 at g mail dot com Cheers

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Fruit Tree Forum Contributions

Linton Forum Contributions
Pouteria lucuma - Hi Peter91 how you going? Thanks for your comments. I have one Lucuma planted in the ground but it doesn't do very well and is not healthy, hardly any leaves left. Like you say it needs to be watered but the soil is very dry and it's difficult to get t..6 days 23hrs
White sapote pruning - Wilson White Sapote fruiting now is the biggest and the best type, absolutely delicious, better than the others. In my humble opinion and compared to all the others I grow, Wilson has the best flavour with large size. These are whoppers, bigger than te..12 days 13hrs
Stinking toes fruit - Sorry Jo but I don't have any seeds. They were all sown a couple of years ago...40 days 22hrs
Inga bean cutting - They haven't fruited yet but I don't expect they will be much good as they are probably the ones with short brown velvety pods which seem to be the most common type here. I have been looking for a true Inga edulis plant that has long pods with waxy gr..55 days 12hrs
Corynocarpus laevigatus - Thanks for the comprehensive report Denise. Much appreciated and answers my questions about this dubious fruit. I was intrigued to learn something of the historical background about it. Nice day! ..56 days 12hrs
Kadsura coccinea good to eat or not - Attention Anileve: Dear Anileve how you going? Yes Kadsura coccinea is grown in Australia and they are easy to grow in Melbourne's temperate climate but don't seem to do quite so well in warmer zones. My vines are currently flowering as it is summe..56 days 22hrs
Corynocarpus laevigatus - Attention Denise 1, Auckland, NZ Dear Denise, I'm seeking your opinion and rating of the New Zealand Karaka Berry which is sometimes grown as a shade tree over here. Can you tell me if Karaka Berries are widely consumed and popular in NZ. I tried a..58 days 20hrs
Garcinia intermedia - Oh it can get into the 40's.....it was 45 in Albury today. At this time of the year its more frequently in the mid 30's where I live. The problem we have are the hot dry winds that burn the plants. I think they could take higher temperatures in Bangkok wh..62 days 12hrs
Seeds for sale in sydney - Attention: Hi Mamey Sapotes are in the fruit shops here now for $30/kg so you could just buy a fruit and extract the seed if there is store near you that sells them. White sapotes are ripening on my trees at the moment so I would have seeds in a mo..62 days 15hrs
Problems with white sapotes pics included - White Sapote leaves are turning yellow, Why? Is it because of too hot, too much water, too dry or something else? It is in a big pot and the soil is moist but not wet. Thank you...63 days 22hrs
Garcinia intermedia - I've also tried growing various Garcinias in Melbourne but lost a few of them last Summer as they don't seem to like the hot Summers we have here. They definitely need to be grown in the shade but they still seem to get burned and droop on hot days. Th..64 days 11hrs
Natal plums carissa macrocarpa - Both of the Natal Plum trees are very sick now. They seem to be stricken with some kind of black spot disease.They are growing in full sun, hot and dry. Have tried spraying them with copper but it hasn't made any difference. The black spots keep gettin..87 days 11hrs
How long do the drunken parrot trees - Saw this Drunken Parrot Tree in the gardens yesterday that was in full bloom. I'm growing a couple of these trees, Schotia brachypetala, that are about 7 or 8 years old and 5 metres high in full sun, but they have never flowered. Would like to hear fr..115 days 14hrs
Whats been eating my watermelon tree - The latin name doesn't really give me any clues as to what pest is eating the leaves but its Streptopus amplexifolius, sometimes called Watermelon Berry - see wiki. You can also see picture of the fruit here: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Str..119 days 18hrs
Promogranate - The Angel Red cultivar is described as the best Pomegranate in the world. I don't grow it myself but other growers claim it is far superior having soft seeds that can be eaten and you don't have to spit them out. Its said to be a heavy cropper and the fru..119 days 21hrs

Fruit Tree Forum Likes

Linton has LIKED the following:
Queen garnet plum - Result of the QG Seedling experiment - look for yourself - Have them bagged and found one had fallen caught on a twig - Tastes sweet off the tree and seems as dark at the CV - is the majority of the antioxidant resveratrol in the skin? I still have a se..Liked Answer 422 days 12hrs
Mangoes in melbourne mission impossible - looks like the beginning of flower spikes I'd keep them and see if you can get a fruit to set. It's nice to see a tiny mango and knowing what the future holds. KPs are known to have mango flower from seed as early as 3 years. So it's possible. ..Liked Answer 492 days 21hrs
Mangoes in melbourne mission impossible - Yes they are flowers, if you remove them too soon then it may just flower again in my experience...Liked Answer 492 days 22hrs
Bush tucker or medicinal plants - The problem with so many bush foods is that they simply haven't had any sort of selective breeding. I would assume that Beach Bird's Eye has the largest fruit, but even they are still scant. I haven't tried any other alectryon species, although I have se..Liked Answer 492 days 22hrs
Custard apples - We have had a month of record Sub tropical temperatures running till now with a good Tropical Rain today which has definitely helped my Paxton Prolific Atemoya at 37.8136° S - pretty sure they will get to edible size this year than fall off mid winter siz..Liked Question 728 days 14hrs
Common myrtle myrtus communis - the Mirto berries are used to prepare the black mirto liquor, when the leaves are used make the white mirto liquor. We use the leaves covering completely both side of the meet (usually milk breed lt. pig) wrap it in a tea towel and let resting for 1 hour,..Liked Answer 834 days 12hrs
Forbidden fruits cherimoya - Thanks linton The fruit in pic is only mid size I got two over 1kg last year on FF, but one of the best things is the extended crop as the flowers set fruit all summer and into early Autumn in my location Eden. Check the photos for the imature fruit ..Liked Answer 858 days 12hrs
Sumac spice - Should be back in canada in september Ought to be in seed that time of year The staghorn sumak is a common wild growing tree in Ontario/Quebec I'll see about harvesting some seed I'd also like to see if will grow in Thailand Nice plant-and not to cho..Liked Answer 954 days 13hrs
Mangosteens - If you live close to the Beach in Perth you might try the seashore mangosteen. In Thailand they grow right on the beach and are used as umbrella's. I tried making multiple stem tree's with one seashore mangosteen as well, don't know the result yet...Liked Answer 954 days 13hrs
If you can see this ill trade - John, Linton--the birthday cake annona seeds will be going out monday. And those pumpkin/melon seeds I promised. And tomatoes...Liked Answer 1404 days 11hrs
Rare peach tree - MJH, I got my hands on one today, from Bulleen Art and Garden. They had about half a dozen left, if you feel like a Sunday drive. I don't know they are that common - I've been chasing one for a couple of years! The only place I have seen them adverti..Liked Answer 1718 days 19hrs
Rare peach tree - Is anyone 100% certain blackboy = indian blood? Internet sources are telling me different things about this one. @Linton, I think I got the pick of the ones at BAAG. In it's pot it is 2M tall, with 3 nicely spaced branches. A bit upright but I can wei..Liked Answer 1718 days 19hrs
Rare peach tree - I'm not 100% sure I can only tell you they look identical and how many plum x peach hybrids are there?, about one? :)..Liked Question 1718 days 19hrs
Rare peach tree - Some sources indicate that Indian blood is a derivative of Pêche de Vigne, rather than a hybrid (would reference but I can't find it tonight). I note that Yalca nursery have moved it from the inter specific to the peach category this year in their catalo..Liked Answer 1718 days 19hrs

Manzanita Sugar Berries

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Update: 40 days 17hrs

Comments: - Manzanita Arctostaphylos paradices

Very drought hardy small tree that can tolerate extreme dryness. Produces small fruits known as sugar berries that can be eaten fresh or used to make Manzanita Sugar. To make the sugar, you simply dry the berries and put them in a coffee grinder.


Planted: 2018

Height 1 metres

Growing: In a Pot

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Summer

After Fruiting


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Buah soboh

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Update: 92 days 21hrs

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Buah soboh - Lepisanthes amoena


Tropical fruit tree from Asian regions like Indonesia and Borneo. Unsure of hardiness so it may not survive in Melbourne although the plants I have are well established. Produces clusters of edible orange fruit. 


Planted: 2018

Height 0.6 metres

Growing: In a Pot

Qty: 2

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun


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Cyphomandra Sibundoyensis

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Update: 142 days 14hrs

Comments: - Cyphomandra Sibundoyensis - Forest Tamarillo


A very rare and endangered species occuring only in one isolated location in Columbia. The fruits are described as deep yellow to orange and are considerably larger than other commonly available Tamarillos.


Height 30 Centimetres

Growing: In a Pot

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun


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Xanthoceras sorbifolium (Seedling)

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Update: 146 days 12hrs

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Xanthoceras sorbifolium

Wen Guan Guo 


Also known as Chinese Flowering Chestnut, it's a highly ornamental small tree that produces nuts that taste a bit like Macadamias. The leaves and flowers are generally eaten cooked while the nuts can be eaten raw or cooked.

Planted: 2018

Height 20 Centimetres

Growing: In a Pot

Qty: 2

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun


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Streptopus amplexifolius

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Update: 157 days 10hrs

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Streptopus amplexifolius


Watermelon berry


Grows to about 1 metre and produces oval red berries about 1.5 cm long. Grows best in full shade or semi shade. The berries are juicy with a cucumber flavour and young shoots can be eaten raw in salads or cooked like asparagus. A multipurpose plant that originates from North America, Alaska and Greenland.

Planted: 2018

Height 0.5 metres

Growing: In a Pot

Qty: 2

Sun/Shade: Full Shade


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Cocapitos

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Update: 157 days 11hrs

Comments: - Cocapitos


Passiflora bryonioides


A rare species of Passiflora from arid mountains of Mexico where it is adapted to desert areas, also known as Pasionaria del monte. The vine grows to about 2 metres.The fruits are 2 - 3 cm, remain green even when ripe and are filled with a sweet juicy pulp.


Planted: 2017

Height 30 Centimetres

Growing: In a Pot

Qty: 2

Sun/Shade: Full Shade


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Tropical Apricot Dovyalis Hybrid (Seedling) 9/10

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Update: 157 days 13hrs

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Dovyalis abyssinica x hebecarpa - Tropical Apricot

Produces an orange velvet-skinned fruit about 1 inch diameter with a flavour resembling Apricot. This Hybrid is said to produce the best tasting fruit of all Dovyalis species and is more hardy than other types. Should manage well in our hot dry conditions also.

Planted: 2016

Height 50 Centimetres

Growing: In a Pot

Qty: 3

Sun/Shade: Full Sun


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mcmelb1 says... [374 days 21hrs ago]
Wow I've been looking for D. abyssinica, so far no luck! Have you gotten any fruit yet?
Linton says... [371 days 11hrs ago]
No fruit yet. They could take a few more years for that.

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Dermatobotrys saundersii 9/10

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Update: 164 days 21hrs

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Dermatobotrys saundersii


A hardy plant from South Africa, there is only a single species in this genus. Easy to grow and fruit in a pot outdoors in Melbourne with no issues. Flowers in Winter and produces edible, sweet, fig-like fruit. 


Planted: 2017

Height 60 Centimetres

Growing: In a Pot

Qty: 1

First Fruited: 2 Years from purchase in pot

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun


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Guabiroba

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Update: 165 days 11hrs

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Campomanesia lineatifolia

Guabiroba


Growing in a pot and kept under cover in the cooler months. It originates from tropical regions in Peru but is claimed to be hardy to a wide range of climates including cooler zones. Produces fruit that a little similar to guava.

Planted: 2018

Height 30 Centimetres

Growing: In a Pot

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Low Sun


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Fuchsia-Flowering Gooseberry

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Update: 188 days 20hrs

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Ribes Speciosum-Fuchsia Gooseberry


Named for the red fuchsia-like flowers that hang from the stems. This plant is rated as amost evergreen but I find that it is completely evergreen all year round where I live. It has long sharp thorns and the flowers are followed by blue black fruit which have yet to be tried. A very tough hardy plant that can be grown almost anywhere.


Planted: 2017

Height 50 Centimetres

Growing: In a Pot

Qty: 2

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Pollination: No


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Fuchsia boliviana 9/10

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Update: 188 days 20hrs

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Fuchsia boliviana - Bolivian Fuchsia

Compact weeping bush with dramatic pendulus red flowers and clusters of hanging sausage shaped fruits. The sweet tasting purple fruits look like jelly beans when ripe and are sold in markets in Bolivia. The flowers are also edible and can be candied.

A very hardy plant that thrives on neglect. It produces several crops per year.



Fruiting Months January, June, November

Planted: 2011

Height 1 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 2

First Fruited: 1 Years from purchase in pot

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Water Given in: Summer

After Fruiting

Pollination: No


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Chinese Bird Plum (Cutting)

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Update: 188 days 22hrs

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Although sometimes reported as deciduous, this plant has remained evergreen throughout Winter with continuous new flushes of growth . The small purple-black fruits are commonly eaten in China and some say that the leaves also have a plum scent. Easy to grow in Melbourne with little care required. Will be great if it can fruit here as it is another highly underutilised fruit.

Planted: 2017

Height 30 Centimetres

Growing: In a Pot

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Low Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Spring


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Tejocote (Grafted)

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Update: 192 days 10hrs

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Tejocote - Crataegus mexicana


Probably not the best fruit for eating fresh, in Mexico the fruits are boiled in syrup to make a delicious dish. Very hardy in Melbourne, both cold and drought tolerant, pest resistant and not fussy about soil so it is one of the easiest trees there is to grow. 

Planted: 2017

Height 2 metres

Growing: In a Pot

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Pollination: No


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Zanthoxylum piperitum Japanese Pepper 9/10

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Update: 192 days 10hrs

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Zanthoxylum piperitum


Japanese Pepper


The Japanese Pepper Tree is a wonderful small tree, being highly ornamental and having most fragrant foliage. The leaves are highly aromatic and it is probably the only pepper tree where the leaves can be used in cooking as well as the berries.


Easy to grow from seeds although they do take some time to germinate.

Planted: 2017

Height 15 Centimetres

Growing: In a Pot

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Low Sun


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Myrica faya (Seedling)

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Update: 246 days 21hrs

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Myrica faya


Related to the Chinese Bayberry, Myrica faya produces small edible purple berries as drupes. Seems easy to grow here with no special attention needed.

Planted: 2017

Height 20 Centimetres

Growing: In a Pot

Qty: 1


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Lapsi - Nepalese Hog Plum

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Update: 247 days 13hrs

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Lapsi - Nepali Hog Plum


Choerospondias Axillaris


It's a native fruit of Nepal so I was hoping it would be more hardy than other types of  Hog Plums. However it has been very difficult to establish. The trick seems to be to keep them completely dry over winter as with growing all other Spondias species in Melbourne. They can survive over Winter from the water stored in their tuberous roots but if you water them during that time they will die.

Planted: 2017

Height 30 Centimetres

Growing: In a Pot

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Full Shade


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Texas Persimmon (Seedling)

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Update: 249 days 21hrs

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Diospyros Texana - Texas Persimmon


A frost hardy species that can grow easily in Melbourne. It produces small round fruits with black skin and black flesh. They are said to have a sweet flavour with the consistency and taste of molasses. 

Planted: 2018

Height 20 Centimetres

Growing: In a Pot

Qty: 3


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Comments

Linda says... [192 days 16hrs ago]
Sounds like a relation of the black sapote.

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Diamond River Longan 8/10

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Update: 250 days 20hrs

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Diamond River Longan


Propagated from seeds, this is one of the many types of Longan trees that I am growing. The Diamond River variety is said to be a reliable producer. Once at maturity it should produce fruit year in and year out without fail.


Planted: 2016

Height 1.4 metres

Growing: In a Pot

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Water Given in: Summer

After Fruiting


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Fruitman says... [761 days 17hrs ago]
Hi Linton, I noticed that your Diamond River Longan is going well. I am not too far from you and wanted to go one from seeds. If I can successfully get a plant from the seedling, I intend to grow it on the pot so that I can bring it into the house during the winter months. Do you have any tips on how to grow the Longan tree successfully based on your experience? Looking forward to your reply and thanking you in anticipation. Patrick
Linton says... [760 days 17hrs ago]
Hi Patrick Sorry but I don't have any spare Diamond River Longans left but you can buy seeds of it from Fruitlovers Nursery in Hawaii and they will send them here. It is not the best variety to grow as the fruit are a bit small. I do have a large fruiting Thai variety spare if you are interested in that one and it was grown from seed. There is a Longan tree in Springvale that has had fruit over Summer and they will grow outdoors in Melbourne. They don't need to be brought inside over Winter. But seed grown trees take a long time to fruit, maybe 7 - 10 years so it's better to get a grafted one in you can afford it as they will fruit much quicker. I had flowers on a grafted Longan this year that I have only had for 6 months so I expect it to fruit next year. Cheers!

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Diospyros Lycioides - Red Star Apple (Seedling) 6/10

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Update: 250 days 20hrs

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Diospyros Lycioides  "Monkey Plum"

This small growing tree to 5 metres has multiple uses. The red or yellowish-red fruit are said to have a pleasant sweetish taste with a translucent jelly-like flesh. The seeds can be roasted and used as a coffee substitute.


It was easily propagated from seed and is hardy in Melbourne's conditions.



Planted: 2016

Height 50 Centimetres

Growing: In a Pot

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Autumn

Summer


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Rainbow White Sapote

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Update: 250 days 20hrs

Comments: - White Sapote - RainbowCasimiroa edulis There's not a lot of information about the Rainbow variety but the general consensus seems to be that it produces an excellent tasting fruit of good size. My plant has not yet fruited so still waiting to try it. Easy to grow here in Melbourne.

Planted: 2017

Height 1 metres

Growing: In a Pot

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun


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Gardenia - Narrow leaved

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Update: 251 days 20hrs

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Atractocarpus chartacea


NARROW-LEAVED GARDENIA It has striking spindly long deep green leaves and attractive white flowers. The pinkish clooured fruit are described as sweet with a bitter aftertaste. Hardy in cold climates and grows slowly but steadily in Melbourne.                                                              


Planted: 2017

Height 40 Centimetres

Growing: In a Pot

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Low Sun


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Soh-Shang Tree (Seedling)

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Update: 252 days 20hrs

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SOH-SHANG (ELAEAGNUS LATIFOLIA)


Originates from the foothills of Northern India and Assam. It's a very tough plant, both cold hardy and drought hardy, needing very little care once established. Slow growing to start off with but once it reaches a certain size, the growth rate accelerates rapidly.


The reddish fruit need to be fully ripe before it can be eaten fresh but E. latifolia produces better tasting fruit than some of the other Elaeagnus species.



Planted: 2017

Height 20 Centimetres

Growing: In a Pot

Qty: 2

Sun/Shade: Low Sun


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Cambuca (Seedling)

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Update: 253 days 18hrs

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CAMBUCA 

Plinia edulis



A very slow growing tree but hardy in Melbourne's winter. It produces round yellow fruit with orange yellow flesh said to taste similar to other Jaboticabas.



Planted: 2017

Height 30 Centimetres

Growing: In a Pot

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Low Sun


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Wasabi - Mazuma

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Update: 254 days 13hrs

Comments: -

Wasabi Plant - Eutrema japonicum


Very easy to grow in Melbourne provided it is kept in full shade over summer. Doesn't like strong sun and soil should be kept moist. Suitable for growing in pots and kept under trees for shade. Both the rhizomes and leaves are delicious used as condiments and in salads.

Planted: 2014

Height 40 Centimetres

Growing: In a Pot

Qty: 4

Sun/Shade: Full Shade

Pollination: No


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Annona spinescens (Seedling)

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Update: 316 days 14hrs

Comments: -


Annona spinescens - Araticum vermelho


A rare Brazilian annona species having orange skinned fruit with orange flesh. There is little information about this species but the pulp is described as being delicious. It has proven hardy in Melbourne so far but yet to determine if it can survive through the oncoming Winter months.

Planted: 2017

Height 20 Centimetres

Growing: In a Pot

Qty: 2

Sun/Shade: Low Sun


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Crataegomespilus (Grafted)

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Update: 316 days 17hrs

Comments: -

The variety I'm growing is Crataegomespilus grandiflora. It's a small tree with beautiful flowers and small fruits. 


'This very uncommon pairing of two genera: Crataegus (Hawthorn) ; Mespilus (Medlar) produces a tree with the lovely flower clusters of hawthorn followed by the fruit (though somewhat smaller) of a medlar!'


Planted: 2016

Height 2 metres

Growing: In a Pot

Qty: 1

First Fruited: 2 Years from purchase in pot

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun


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Holboellia latifolia

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Update: 323 days 22hrs

Comments: -

HOLBOELLIA latifolia

Cold hardy vine from the Himalaya that produces deep pink sausage fruits which are pulpy and edible. It can fruit within 3 years and it's best to plant 2 plants together to assist with pollination. Quite rare in cultivation in Oz.

Planted: 2018

Height 1.2 metres

Growing: In a Pot

Qty: 2

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun


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Nanchuan Jackfruit (Seedling)

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Update: 325 days 13hrs

Comments: -

Artocarpus nanchuanensis - Nanchuan Jackfruit


Very rare variety only discovered in 1979 on Golden Buddha Mountain in China where there are less than 100 trees growing in the wild. It seems to exhibit a little more cold hardiness than other Artocarpus species I have tried growing and the plants have come through the last 3 winters when kept with some protection.

Planted: 2015

Height 60 Centimetres

Growing: In a Pot

Qty: 2

Sun/Shade: Low Sun


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West Indian Fiddlewood (Seedling)

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Update: 326 days 17hrs

Comments: - CITHAREXYLUM SPINOSUM - FIDDLEWOOD TREE
A tropical ornamental that also grows readily in Melbourne. It makes an unusual sight when the leaves turn bright orange in early Spring. Produces racemes of small but musky sweet edible berries even when the tree is still tiny.


Planted: 2018

Height 40 Centimetres

Growing: In a Pot

Qty: 1


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Aphananthe philippinensis

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Update: 327 days 18hrs

Comments: -

Native Elm - Aphananthe philippinensis

Very hardy to dry conditions. Amazing leaves that look like holly. It produces yellow fruit that are said to taste like stewed apples.

 

Planted: 2017

Height 50 Centimetres

Growing: In a Pot

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Low Sun


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Yellow Grumichama (Seedling)

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Update: 328 days 22hrs

Comments: - Yellow Grumichama Eugenia brasiliensis Ssp. leucocarpus It's the only true variety of yellow fruiting Grumichama as other types tend to revert to having the more usual black fruit. The yellow variety is supposed to have far superior flavour to the blacks.

Planted: 2017

Height 20 Centimetres

Growing: In a Pot

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Low Sun


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Sea Buckthorn (Cutting)

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Update: 375 days 12hrs

Comments: - Sea Buckthorn - Hippophae Rhamnoides


Separate male and female plants are required to produce fruit. Growing 1 of each and find them very easy to grow requiring little or no care.
Cold hardy and nitrogen fixing in poor soil. They produce abundant yellow-orange round fruit with an orange passionfruit flavour - great for juice.

Height 30 Centimetres

Growing: In a Pot

Qty: 2

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Pollination: Hand Pollination


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Crataegus species - Hawthorns (Grafted) 8/10

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Update: 375 days 21hrs

Comments: -

Grafted Hawthorn Varieties

One of the best fruiting genera for temperature climates being extremely hardy and tolerant of frost and drought. In general the fruit are about the size of cherries and can be eaten fresh, used as a dessert fruit or to make the famous Haw Jelly.


I am growing several varieties including C. tanacetifolia having yellow fruit and a rich apple flavor, and C. azarolus. The trees are currently about 1 metre tall but have had their first fruits.

Planted: 2015

Height 1 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 3

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Summer

After Fruiting


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Mayapple - "Podophyllum peltatum" 5/10

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Update: 375 days 21hrs

Comments: -

Mayapples grow from rhizomes and can be grown in full shade. I have had them for nearly 1 year but no fruit yet.



The fruit form underneath the palmate leaves and look and taste like passionfruit when fully ripe.

Planted: 2015

Height 20 Centimetres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 4

Sun/Shade: Full Shade

Water Given in: Summer

After Fruiting


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Zabala Fruit - Lardizabala biternata

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Update: 375 days 21hrs

Comments: -

Chilean Zabala Fruit

My Zabala plants are now climbing on a trellis like a vine and are about 1 metre high. Eventually they will thicken and become like a small tree.


They have not yet fruited but the fruits are supposed to look like sausages about 5 - 8 cm long and a purple colour. They are said to be quite sweet and considered a delicacy in Chile and Peru.


I hope they will fruit in the next year or two so I can taste them.


Planted: 2013

Height 1.5 metres

Growing: In a Pot

Qty: 6

Sun/Shade: Low Sun

Water Given in: Winter

Autumn and Winter


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Springfields1 says... [730 days 1hrs ago]
Hi Linton, Can you tell me where yo bought the plants. I am in Melbourne. Thanks Patrick
Linton says... [729 days 18hrs ago]
Hi Patrick My plants were grown from seeds I bought from Chile and Portugal. However seeds usually take about 1 year to germinate so it's much faster and easier to grow them from cuttings.
Springfields1 says... [729 days 6hrs ago]
Hi Linton, Would you have any cuttings for sale? I am new to this forum. Thanks Patrick
Linton says... [728 days 22hrs ago]
Yes.......can.
Springfields1 says... [728 days 10hrs ago]
Great Linton, Please send me a message, when you can, on 0428391180. Thanks Patrick

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Stinky Toe Fruit - Jatoba - Hymenaea courbaril 7/10

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Update: 375 days 21hrs

Comments: -

Stinking Toes - Jatoba fruit

Stinky Toes has heart shaped bright green leaves and produces heavy brown pods called Jatoba. Inside the pods is a dry powery pulp with a strong smell which can be eaten directly or used in recipes.


Whilst the tree originates from Brazil and the Carribean, my plants are now about 40cm high in pots and seem to be holding up well during their first winter in Melbourne. So far they seem to be surprisingly hardy and the main challenge ahead may be keeping them to a manageable size.


Planted: 2016

Height 0.4 metres

Growing: In a Pot

Qty: 2

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Water Given in: Winter

Autumn and Winter


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Treacle Berries - Smilacina Racemosa 8/10

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Update: 375 days 21hrs

Comments: -

Treacle Fruits

The plants tend to die back during winter and regrow in the spring. The fruit have a delicious bittersweet flavour like treacle or golden syrup, however they are somewhat small.

They will fruit in the first year of planting but do not like dry conditions or hot sun. Still trying to find the coolest spot for planting them to improve the yield. Might need to use some shade cloth as they will fruit in full shade.


Fruiting Months January and February

Planted: 2014

Height 0.3 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 2

First Fruited: 1 Years from purchase in pot

Sun/Shade: Full Shade

Water Given in: Autumn

Summer

Pollination: No


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mgoul131 says... [164 days 14hrs ago]
Hi Linton, Do you know if this is the same as the ornamental version? I'd like to get it but can only find it in ornamental catalogues.

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Canarina canariensis 7/10

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Update: 375 days 21hrs

Comments: -

Canary Bell Flower - large orange/red flowers and fig-like fruit.


What I like about this plant is that it flowers and fruits in winter and dies back in summer. So unlike most plants you do not need to water it over summer. At the end of summer or early Autumn the plants regrow rapidly. Last year it flowered but did not produce any fruits so I have yet to try them. This winter it is flowering profusely so it may fruit. Very, very easy to grow.


Fruiting Months July and August

Planted: 2015

Height 1.5 metres

Growing: In a Pot

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Low Sun

Water Given in: Autumn

Summer

Pollination: No


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Meiogyne cylindrocarpa (Seedling) 8/10

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Update: 375 days 21hrs

Comments: -

Meiogyne cylindrocarpa - Fingersop


Have been a bit surprised how hardy this Annona species is in Melbourne's climate as it comes from up North. It has survived the last few winters here without fuss but is fairly slow growing.


It produces bight red/scarlet sausage-shaped fruit, sometimes called Darwin Apricots or Fingersops, and they are supposed to have a typical but sweet annona flavour.


These plants will probably need at least another two years before they are ready to fruit.


Planted: 2014

Height 0.4 metres

Growing: In a Pot

Qty: 2

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Water Given in: Summer

After Fruiting


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mcmelb1 says... [714 days 10hrs ago]
How is the plant doing? Where did you get the seed/plant?
Linton says... [713 days 11hrs ago]
It's easy growing. I had them sent down from someone in the Northern Territory. If you happen to find any of these please let me know as I'd like to grow more.

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ASSAM APPLE (Docynia indica) (Seedling) 7/10

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Update: 375 days 21hrs

Comments: -

Assam Apple

The Assam Apple is a native to the Eastern Himalayas, it can be found from Nepal to China. It is commonly called an apple, the fruit being round and yellow green and look like apples, but it is also related to the quince.


It is a small tree, 2 - 3m tall and the fruits can be eaten fresh. However it is said to be not very cold hardy, although I don't think it will have any problem to grow in Melbourne. It could possibly also grow well in warmer regions where normal apples or quinces might struggle.


Planted: 2016

Growing: In a Pot

Qty: 6

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Water Given in: Summer

After Fruiting


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Melodorum leichhardtii - Fruit Salad Vine (Seedling) 9/10

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Update: 375 days 21hrs

Comments: -

Melodorum leichhardtii (Zig Zag Vine, Acid Drop or Fruit Salad Vine)


This climber likes some support or it can be pruned to be grown as a shrub. It likes semi shade and well drained soil although I have been growing them in full shade. It belongs to the Annona family and produces edible orange fruit having an orange sherbert flavour. The fragrant flowers are said to smell exactly like the confectionery banana lollies you can buy from the shop.


Very slow growing at first but otherwise very easy to look after and requires virtually no care.

Planted: 2014

Height 0.5 metres

Growing: In a Pot

Qty: 2

Sun/Shade: Full Shade

Water Given in: Autumn

Summer

When I Fertilise: Never


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Chrysophyllum imperiale 3/10

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Update: 375 days 21hrs

Comments: -

Chrysophyllum imperiale


Had it about one year and leaves have grown larger with a few new shoots but otherwise it is very slow growing. May take many, many years before it produces any fruit. This is one of the few Chrysophyllum species that is hardy enough to grow in Melbourne.

Planted: 2015

Height 30 Centimetres

Growing: In a Pot

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Water Given in: Winter

Autumn and Winter


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Edward3 says... [214 days 17hrs ago]
Hi Linton. You certainly have a most interesting collection of unusual plants. With regard to this plant, I tried eating one of the fruits from large tree in the Sydney Botanic Gardens and it did not agree with my digestive system. The information on these fruits is rather scant on the internet so, even though I have read they are edible, I have some reservations. Do you have any experience yourself or more reliable information?
Linton says... [212 days 13hrs ago]
Sorry I have never tried it but it's often the case that fruits are described as edible but they are not really palatable. Some are only really edible when they are fully or overripe so there's other factors to consider as well. Cheers!

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Kadsura coccinea (Seedling) 8/10

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Update: 375 days 21hrs

Comments: -

Kadsura coccinea


Reasonably fast growing and hardy climber from China. Can be grown as a bush with the support of a frame. Fruits are usually red but can be other colours but will have to wait until it fruits to find out.


Very easy to look after and requires little care.

Planted: 2015

Height 1 metres

Growing: In a Pot

Qty: 3

Sun/Shade: Low Sun

Water Given in: Summer

After Fruiting

Pollination: Hand Pollination


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Anamea Scorpio 5/10

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Update: 375 days 21hrs

Comments: -

Anamea Scorpio - Minature Pineapple

 

Anamea Scorpio
Ananas X Aechmea

 "cv. of unknown hybrid of Ananas & Aechmea."

Edibility of fruit unknown. 


Planted: 2016

Height 30 Centimetres

Growing: In a Pot

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Spring

Pollination: No


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Gomera-1 Mango (Seedling) 7/10

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Update: 375 days 21hrs

Comments: -

Gomera Mango - Canary Islands


Cold hardy Mango from the Canary Islands. It has survived it's first Winter outdoors so should be clear sailing from here on. Easy to grow and tolerant of most conditions.

Planted: 2015

Height 50 Centimetres

Growing: In a Pot

Qty: 3

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Spring


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life in a retirement village says... [863 days 13hrs ago]
Did you grow it from seed? Ive had many getting off to a wonderful start in my worm farm but thought that they wouldnt do here in Warragul. ive got one thats come up with the compost from the worm farm in my large mint pot. think I'll just keep it all well fed and see what happens .
Linton says... [862 days 11hrs ago]
Yes, it is grown from seed. I think they should also survive in Warragul. Cheers!
life in a retirement village says... [861 days 16hrs ago]
thanks Linton, Ive certainly got nothing to lose by trying.

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Spanish Tamarind (Seedling) 8/10

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Update: 375 days 21hrs

Comments: -

SPANISH TAMARIND, Vangueria edulis


Was planted in the ground but it started to decline in the bone dry soil so seems that it is not as drought tolerant as claimed. The plant has now been put back into a large pot and seems to be responding well with a bit of water.


Can tolerate some cold and can be grown outdoors in Melbourne in a protected spot. The 4cm round fruits are said to have a pleasant chocolate-like flavour. Would like to grow more if I could find some.



Fruiting Months July

Planted: 2015

Height 80 Centimetres

Growing: In a Pot

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Water Given in: Winter

Autumn and Winter


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North American Paw Paw (Grafted) 9/10

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Update: 375 days 21hrs

Comments: -

Asimina triloba - Sunflower, Prima - Self Fertile with high quality fruit!


Have 4 trees that have been fruiting for the past 3 years including two grafted types. Also growing the self fertile varieties Sunflower and Prima which are most popular in Europe. 


Found that Pennsylvania Gold has exceedingly large fruit but a very bad after taste and therefore not worth growing in my opinion. The 'Louis' or 'Melbourne' variety is better with good size fruit but still has a little of the poor after taste. My seedling trees have sensational flavour, much better than the named varieties, but alas they have more seeds and poor flesh to seed ratio. Now pinning my hopes on Prima and Sunflower varieties for having optimum fruit but they are yet to reach fruiting age.



All are very hardy trees, can take dryness but perform better with some shade in Summer.


Fruiting Months January and February

Planted: 2013

Height 3 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 6

First Fruited: 3 Years from purchase in pot

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun


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mgoul131 says... [165 days 23hrs ago]
Linton, when do yours break dormancy? My trees (seedlings) stayed dormant all through summer. They still seem to be alive but no leaves at all.
Linton says... [165 days 11hrs ago]
My trees broke dormancy at the end of Winter and are now in flower. Never heard of them being dormant or leafless over Summer.
410 says... [71 days 10hrs ago]
Hi Linton, do you have any Pawpaw seeds you would sell? Thanks
Linton says... [70 days 19hrs ago]
Only have small plants available at the moment. Will have seeds from the current crop once they are ripe in a few weeks time.
Node1 says... [14hrs33mins ago]
Hello, I have some seedlings of prima in the Adelaide hills. They are only a few inches high even though they were potted up early this summer. If you have some seeds give them plenty of time to sprout. They take they're time.

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Mountain Sapote - Diospyros Riojae

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Update: 375 days 21hrs

Comments: -

Mountain Sapote - Diospyros Riojae

 

Small tree from Mexico with fruits that are a bit smaller than the usual Black Sapote but are said to have good flavour.

Planted: 2017

Height 20 Centimetres

Growing: In a Pot

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Full Shade

Water Given in: Spring

Spring


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Cinnamon Apple - Pouteria hypoglauca

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Update: 437 days 21hrs

Comments: -

CINNAMON APPLE Pouteria hypoglauca


 This pouteria species is said to be hardy to 28 deg F which is below freezing. It produces fruit that some describe as being like sponge cake....interesting!

Planted: 2017

Height 40 Centimetres

Growing: In a Pot

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Full Shade


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Passiflora gracilens

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Update: 441 days 19hrs

Comments: -

Passiflora gracilens - Dwarf Passionfruit


A miniature passionfruit vine from the high Andes of Bolivia and Peru. It grows to about 1 - 2 metres and produces sweet tangy green to orange fruit 2cm long.

 

Planted: 2017

Height 0.5 metres

Growing: In a Pot

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Low Sun


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Uvaia - Eugenia Pyriformis

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Update: 443 days 11hrs

Comments: -


Eugenia Pyriformis also known as Uvaia


Very slow to start with, the seedlings are still tiny after 1 year. The large bright yellow orange fruits are much prized in Brazil. 


Planted: 2017

Height 20 Centimetres

Growing: In a Pot

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Low Sun


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Protium Serratum (Seedling)

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Update: 446 days 21hrs

Comments: -

Protium serratum- Indian Red Pear



Commonly grown in home gardens in India for it's juicy dark red fruit. Unfortunately it is dioecious so male and female plants are required to produce fruit.

Planted: 2017

Height 30 Centimetres

Growing: In a Pot

Qty: 3

Sun/Shade: Full Shade


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Montalban Lucuma

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Update: 447 days 19hrs

Comments: -


Pouteria Lucuma - Montalban


New Zealand Tree Crops Association in Auckland, rescued scionwood of two Peruvian cultivars, 'Montalban' and 'La Molina'  when the Pukekohe trees were bulldozed and these are no longer commercially available.


Montalban produces silky sweet fruits and is self fertile. 



Planted: 2017

Height 40 Centimetres

Growing: In a Pot

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun


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mcmelb1 says... [338 days 7hrs ago]
so is this a striked cutting or a graft?
Linton says... [337 days 11hrs ago]
Seedling

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Parmentiera edulis - Cuajilote

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Update: 447 days 19hrs

Comments: -

Cuajilote - Candle Tree (Sweet variety)



It produces long, juicy yellow-green fruits about 12" long with a sweet flavour similar to sugar cane. Cold hardiness is unknown so need to wait and see how they go through winter here.

Planted: 2017

Height 15 Centimetres

Growing: In a Pot

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Low Sun


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Ogeechee Lime

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Update: 447 days 19hrs

Comments: -


Ogeechee Lime - Nyssa ogeche


North American Tulepo Tree that produces edible fruits that can be used as a substitue for limes. Seeds were easy to germinate. It is a large tree that grows along river banks so it might not be suitable for most gardens.


The fruit is produced in small clusters of 2 - 3, it is up to 4 centimeters long, has a thick, juicy, very acidic flesh and contains a single seed.It can also be used to make a refreshing drink.

Planted: 2017

Height 15 Centimetres

Growing: In a Pot

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Low Sun


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Cenarrhenes nitida 'Native Plum'

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Update: 639 days 11hrs

Comments: -

Cenarrhenes nitida 'Port Arthur Plum'


A native of Tasmania, it's a large bush or small tree that  produces a fleshy plum-like fruit. Unsure of how long they take to reach fruiting age. The plant is intolerant of phosphate so I have avoided giving it any fertiliser. Seems to be growing well so far in a semi-shaded position.


 

Planted: 2017

Height 60 Centimetres

Growing: In a Pot

Qty: 2

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun


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Pinkberry - Leptecophylla juniperina (Seedling)

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Update: 640 days 10hrs

Comments: - Leptecophylla juniperina Tasmanian Pinkberry

Also growing the similar "Mountain Berry" - Leptecophylla juniperina subsp. parvifolia.

Trying to germinate seeds of the larger fruiting Eastern Pinkberry - Leptecophylla divaricata.

Planted: 2017

Height 60 Centimetres

Growing: In a Pot

Qty: 2

First Fruited: 1 Years from purchase in pot

Sun/Shade: Low Sun

Pollination: No


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Disterigma alaternoides Neotropical Blueberry

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Update: 688 days 11hrs

Comments: -

Disterigma alaternoides

- a  Neotropical Blueberry


Originates from higher elevations in Central and South America. The fruits are sometimes sold in markets in Ecuador. Grows into a bush up to a few metres high so would probably make a good hedge. My plants have not yet fruited but expect they may take another year or two before fully mature.

Planted: 2017

Height 40 Centimetres

Growing: In a Pot

Qty: 2

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun


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Monk Fruit (Seedling)

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Update: 713 days 19hrs

Comments: -

Luo Han Guo - Monk Fruit


Siraitia grosvenorii


It's cultivated in China and Northern Thailand for the extract from it's fruit which is 300 times sweeter than sugar. The plants have grown well over Summer but will need to see how they go over Winter in Melbourne. Even if they die back, hopefully they will regrow in the Spring but this remains to be seen. Reports indicate that they can tolerate cool and foggy conditions.

Planted: 2017

Height 50 Centimetres

Growing: In a Pot

Qty: 3

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun


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Monkey Orange 10/10

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Update: 717 days 13hrs

Comments: -

Growing Green Monkey Orange - Strychnos spinosa and Black Monkey Orange - Strychnos madagascariensis.


They are both very hardy of hot, dry conditions and can grow in sand and poor rocky soil. They produce yellow fruits that taste like apricots if dried.

Planted: 2016

Height 60 Centimetres

Growing: In a Pot

Qty: 2

Sun/Shade: Full Sun


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Kens Red Hardy Kiwi Berry (Cutting) 9/10

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Update: 723 days 12hrs

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Kens Red Kiwi Berry

Actinidia arguta x melanandra

Said to have the best flavour of all the Kiwi fruit varieties. Very sweet with the largest fruit, it is also the only low chill hardy kiwi in the world and can fruit in a wide range of climates.


Was slow to start but after one year it took off and has now climbed the fence. The main problem is finding a suitable male pollinator that will flower at the same time.


Planted: 2015

Height 1.5 metres

Growing: In a Pot

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Low Sun


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Pomsi - Persea fructifera (Seedling)

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Update: 737 days 18hrs

Comments: - Pomsi-Persea fructifera (Machilus edulis) Also known as Himalayan Avocado as it hails from the mountains around Nepal. The small avocado fruits are used locally to make milkshakes. Hope that they will exhibit good cold tolerance for growing in Melbourne. Have tried several times to grow them from seed but find they are difficult to establish. Currently have one plant about 3 months old that seems to be surviving well so far.

Planted: 2016

Height 30 Centimetres

Growing: In a Pot

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Low Sun


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Caimitillo (Seedling)

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Update: 751 days 18hrs

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Caimitillo fruit - Chrysophyllum oliviforme


The fruit is described as a small purple fruit with sweet white flesh about the size of an olive and can be eaten fresh. It is much hardier than Star Apple as it can tolerate some frost so it should manage to survive in Melbourne.

Planted: 2016

Height 20 Centimetres

Growing: In a Pot

Qty: 2

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun


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Guabiyu (Seedling)

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Update: 757 days 21hrs

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Guabiyu - Myrcianthes Pungens

Slow growing for the first couple of years but they have been reported as producing fruit within 3 or 4 years. The fruit are very sweet with excellent flavour. Very hardy tree being cold tolerant and suitable for growing in Melbourne.

Planted: 2016

Height 15 Centimetres

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Low Sun


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Comments

mcmelb1 says... [379 days 8hrs ago]
Do they taste good? I tried a few berries and they tasted sweet but insipid, completely lacking any acid. Do you think it was the tree i picked them from? It was growing in a shady area.
Linton says... [377 days 21hrs ago]
Yes, they are sweet without any acidity which some people prefer so whether they are considered to taste good is somewhat subjective depending on the persons tastes. If you want something with more acidity why not just grow Surinam Cherries, easy to grow and highly acidic.
mcmelb1 says... [377 days 15hrs ago]
I thought the fruits tasted a bit like nata de coco. I'm already growing surinam cherries, thanks for the recommendation though!

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Brosimum gaudichaudii

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Update: 758 days 17hrs

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Brosimum gaudichaudii


Mama Cadela - Local Name (Brazil)


Think it's a relative of the Mulberry Family and is a small tree that grows 2 - 8 metres in sandy soils. It produces round Mulberry like fruit about 4cm in diameter. Have yet to determine it's hardiness over Winter.

Planted: 2017

Height 15 Centimetres

Growing: In a Pot

Qty: 3

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun


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Maihuenia poeppigii (Cutting)

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Update: 822 days 17hrs

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Maihuenia poeppigii


This is the only cactus species I am growing. It originates from Chile and is one of the few cacti that can tolerate wet and cold conditions, hardy to minus 15 deg. C and even grows in snow.


The plant forms a low mat and produces large edible fruits. It can begin fruiting in just 2 or 3 years which is much faster than most other cacti. 

Planted: 2016

Height 10 Centimetres

Growing: In a Pot

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun


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Saskatoon Berry (Seedling) 7/10

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Update: 838 days 15hrs

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Have 3 varieties of Amelanchiers:


A. Canadensis, A. Arborea and A. Alnifolia, the latter being commonly known as Saskatoon Berry. Only A. Arborea has fruited so far and I have found that they will not flower or fruit if in shade so full sun is best.


Last year the birds got them so it is imperative that they are netted before they ripen. Currently have a crop that is still ripening on the tree which is about 1.5 metres high and 3 years old.

Fruiting Months November and December

Planted: 2014

Height 1.5 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 3

First Fruited: 2 Years from purchase in pot

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Pollination: No


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Gomortega keule (Seedling)

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Update: 856 days 18hrs

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Gomortega keule


A large native tree from Chile that is facing extinction in the wild. The fruit of the Keule tree are said to be one of the most endangered fruit in the world. 


My plants have been slowly growing and require very little attention.

Planted: 2015

Height 30 Centimetres

Growing: In a Pot

Qty: 2

Sun/Shade: Low Sun


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Campa Cherimoya (Grafted) 6/10

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Update: 984 days 11hrs

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Campa Cherimoya


Improved Spanish variety of Cherimoya. It is supposed to be self-pollinating which should prove a great advantage.


Planted: 2016

Height 1 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Pollination: No


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dhaliwal1 says... [974 days 18hrs ago]
Hi, I would like to get in touch with you to find out if I can buy a soursop tree from you, but there are no contact details on the website that I can find, can you please send your email addres or numbers to me? Thanks, Bill
Linton says... [973 days 18hrs ago]
Sorry but I don't have any Soursops now. The previous one I was growing has died in our cold winter.
Tolga1 says... [273 days 16hrs ago]
hi, i am interested in purchasing a Campa Cherimoya, how has it grown since planting in the ground ? thanks
Linton says... [271 days 9hrs ago]
Its still growing well. I think that most Cherimoya varieties are suitable for growing in temperate climates like Melbourne.

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