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Linton's Edible Backyard

Joined: 12/07/11 Updated: 25/07/21 Frost:
Location: NOBLE PARK

About My Edible Backyard


Why Linton Love's Edible Plants

You can see what I like if you go to these pages,

https://www.yumtrees.com/



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live-in-upwey says... [1898 days 14hrs ago]
Do u hv wasabi plants for sale? Can I pick it up?
live-in-upwey says... [1898 days 14hrs ago]
Do u hv wasabi plants for sale? Can I pick it up? Pls contact Nora 0404 345 888
syb says... [1852 days 5hrs 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... [1851 days 22hrs 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... [1722 days 7hrs ago]
Do you have any edible Crataegus for sale...where are you based? Im in Melbourne.
Linton says... [1721 days 6hrs ago]
Sorry I don't have any spare Crataegus plants for sale.
mcmelb1 says... [1702 days 2hrs 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... [1701 days 4hrs 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... [1621 days 0hrs 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... [1520 days 24hrs 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... [1508 days 18hrs 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... [1467 days 6hrs ago]
Hi Linton, I messaged you a long time ago regarding pouteria australis seeds. Are you still able to collect them?
Troy says... [1466 days 2hrs 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... [1116 days 7hrs 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... [1062 days 17hrs 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... [1061 days 4hrs ago]
Please advise what size scions are required - length and thickness. Thanks.
Linda says... [1061 days 1hrs 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... [1016 days 5hrs 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... [1014 days 20hrs 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... [1014 days 3hrs 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... [1012 days 20hrs ago]
Yes its ready now. Please advise your email so I can provide my address more securely. Thank you.
Linda says... [1012 days 1hrs ago]
Hi Linton, linzap2 at g mail dot com Cheers
Harrison1 says... [771 days 0hrs ago]
Hey Linton, I would like to speak to you about purchasing some plants of yours depending on availability. I am local also and can be contacted on 0431515202. My name is Gia. Thanks.
Linton says... [768 days 20hrs ago]
I don't sell my plants very often as mentioned previously as I am only a home gardener and am not a commercial nursery. As you can see by the quantities below, I usually only have one plant of each species in my garden so there are rare any spares available. Cheers!
David E1 says... [578 days 22hrs ago]

David E1 says... [578 days 22hrs ago]
Hi Linton. You truly have an amazing collection. I was wondering if you are interested in doing any trading. I have lots of fruit trees, some quite unusual, but not on the same scale as your collection. What i lack in rarity and numbers i try to make up for in lushness and color with interesting ornamentals. I'm always looking to make contact with like minded people.
TareqMelb1 says... [535 days 24hrs ago]
Hi Linton, You wrote in one of your replies that you have a canister. Can you share with me some tips in growing them in Melbourne? did they fruit for you?
TareqMelb1 says... [253 days 3hrs ago]
Hi Linton, glad to hear from you. I saw your profile and it is very impressive. I am happy to exchange with you. is your Ceylon Hill from Daleys?I am also interested in your Chocolate Berry. my email is tareqhsa@yahoo.com lets communicate via email.
DSM says... [192 days 15hrs ago]
Hi Linton, such an impressive variety of plants I could only dream of! Do you happen to have Z.Simulans (Sichuan Pepper) seeds or plants for sale? I can't find these anywhere and when I ordered seeds from o/s they were seized by customs for some reason. Thank you
Linton says... [151 days 18hrs ago]
Yes, I have.

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Fruit Tree Forum Contributions

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Zanthoxylum seeds - Sorry I don't have any seedlings or seeds of Japanese Pepper available at the moment. All of the seeds were sown in pots a few months ago and placed in cold stratification. Now awaiting germination. To be continued.......17 days 18hrs
The hearty harpephyllum - Harpephyllum caffrum, or Kaffir Plum, flourish and thrive in Melbourne and fruits profusely almost continuously here. The red skinned fruit are best eaten when soft by squeezing the fruit so that the juicy yellow pulp pops out of the jacket and into your ..27 days 19hrs
Lingonberry - Thanks for your helpful details about growing these seeds. I think Lingon Berries are to die for so I really want to grow them. Based on your information I will plant them right away as they have already been in the fridge for a couple of months and hope ..36 days 19hrs
Lingonberry - The Lingon seeds that I bought locally have not germinated either but they are being kept in the fridge in case they need longer cold stratification so I haven't given up entirely. In the mean time I spoke to the aqis people regarding importing th..56 days 6hrs
Jaboticaba in vic - Jabs in Winter! Seems like this small tree prefers to fruit when it’s cold and loves the 2 degree mornings we’ve been having so much that it has produced quite a few clusters of berries along the trunks. Although they are said to produce a couple o..60 days 19hrs

Fruit Tree Forum Likes

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Maqui from seed - Hi Nada Most maqui berries are dioecious meaning male and female flowers are produced from separate plants for pollination to bear fruit although some plants are hermaphrodite that is they have both the male and female reproductive system enabling them..Liked Answer 551 days 21hrs
Tropical fruit trees successfuly grown in melbourne - David your Paxton should still be growing till September ~ mine are billiard ball size now and will keep growing ~ tried my Kensington Pride after ripening with a banana and would be on a par with the Honey Golds this year..Liked Answer 787 days 6hrs
Mangos grown in melbourne - The Gomera 1 Probably the first Canary Island Mango grown in Australia and was done in Melbourne from seed ~ took 4 years ~ Small fruit but with Excellent flavour and low fibre although expected it to be turpy & fibrous ~ we were hoping it could be m..Liked Answer 787 days 6hrs
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 1290 days 21hrs
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 1361 days 6hrs
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 1361 days 6hrs
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 1361 days 6hrs
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 1596 days 22hrs
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 1702 days 20hrs
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 1726 days 20hrs
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 1822 days 21hrs
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 1822 days 21hrs
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 2272 days 19hrs
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 2587 days 3hrs
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 2587 days 3hrs
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 2587 days 3hrs
Rare peach tree - Some sources indicate that Indian blood is a derivative of Pche 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 2587 days 3hrs

Cinnamomum burmannii

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Cinnamomum burmannii

Also known as Indonesian Cinnamon, this is one of the 4 main species where the bark is used for cinnamon spice. It can be readily grown in Melbourne and besides the bark, the leaves can be used to make a fragrant tea. Cinnamon trees also bear small purple black fruits which can be used like the bark. The cinnamon berries can be added to a pepper mill and keep their flavur right up until they're ground. 

Planted: 2017

Height 3 metres

Growing: In a Pot

Qty: 3

Sun/Shade: Full Shade


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Pig Nut - Bunium bulbocastanum

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Bunium bulbocastanum, Earth Chestnut. The whole plant is edible including the tuber like roots which are sweet, delicious and taste like chestnuts. The leaves can be used like parsley. The fruits and seeds, sometimes known as black cumin, can be dried and used as a spice in cooking. The plant is very frost hardy.

Height 30 Centimetres

Growing: In a Pot

Qty: 3

Sun/Shade: Full Sun


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Variegated Akebia Hybrid

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An unusual variegated form of the hybrid Akebia trifoliata x longeracemosa x quinata. Akebias have fragrant flowers that smell like chocolate. They are not self fertile and several plants need to be grown if they are to bear fruit. 

Planted: 2020

Height 50 Centimetres

Growing: In a Pot

Qty: 1


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Mountain Sapote - Diospyros Riojae

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 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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Chiranthodendron pentadactylon

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Chiranthrodendron pentadactylon - Mexican Hand Tree


 Also known by the local name of Macpalxochitl, it has striking crimson flowers shaped like a hand. The fruit are woody with an earthy taste, and have long been used for traditional medicine in Mexico. The leaves are also used to wrap tamales adding a disctintive flavour.

The flower cup contains several tablespoons of sweet syrup with a flavour reminiscent of burnt caramel/sugar. The copius amounts of sugary liquid have been described by some as "the nectar of the gods". A very cold hardy tree in Melbourne.



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Geissanthus vanderwerffii

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Charmolan





Geissanthus vanderwerffii

The Charmolan is a small evergreen tree native to the cloud forests in Colombia and Ecuador between 2300 and 3400 m. It produces edible fruits and is considered to have good potential as a fruit tree that can be grown in cool temperate climates.

Planted: 2020

Height 30 Centimetres

Growing: In a Pot

Qty: 1


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Acrotriche depressa Wiry Ground Berry

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Acrotriche depressa Wiry Ground-berry



 Acrotiche depressa, or Native Currant, is an endangered native bush that is rated as being difficult to cultivate. It grows to about 80cm high and produces abundant clusters of red brown berries. The berries redden and soften as they ripen. Acrotriche depressa berries are a little tart while brown but become sweeter as they turn red to dark purple at maturity.

Planted: 2021

Height 20 Centimetres

Growing: In a Pot

Qty: 3

Sun/Shade: Full Shade


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Monk Fruit (Seedling)

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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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Microcachrys tetragona Strawberry Pine

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Microcachrys tetragona, the creeping strawberry pine is a low shrub up to 1 metre, native to alpine regions in Tasmania. It is dioecious with the female plants producing edible red berries that look a bit like small strawberries. It seems easy to grow in Melbourne although it may not like the hot summers so it would be best kept in a cool shady position.


Planted: 2020

Height 30 Centimetres

Growing: In a Pot

Qty: 3

Sun/Shade: Full Shade


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Yellow Grumichama (Seedling)

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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 50 Centimetres

Growing: In a Pot

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Low Sun


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Gomortega keule (Seedling)

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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 1 metres

Growing: In a Pot

Qty: 2

Sun/Shade: Low Sun


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Soh-Shang Tree (Seedling)

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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 2 metres

Growing: In a Pot

Qty: 2

Sun/Shade: Low Sun


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Carissa ovata – Currant Bush

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Update: 21 days 19hrs

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Carissa ovata Kunkerberry

Native shrub related to the Natal Plum, Carrisa Ovata grows to about 1 - 2 metres and bears sweet, black, egg shaped berries. It's very hardy being drought tolerant and easy to grow in Melbourne.

Planted: 2019

Height 60 Centimetres

Growing: In a Pot

Qty: 2

Sun/Shade: Full Shade


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Peumus boldus Boldo

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Update: 22 days 18hrs

Height 1 metres

Growing: In a Pot

Qty: 4

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 Peumus boldus - Molina


Commonly known as boldo. This tree of the family Monimiaceae is natively endemic to the central region of Chile.

Although not well known, the yellow green Boldo fruits, are sweet and aromatic and claimed to be highly nutritious. Very hardy tree and easy to grow in Melbourne.



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Zanthoxylum piperitum Japanese Pepper

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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.                             

Young fresh leaves are known as Kinome. Dried and powdered leaves are called Sansho. All edible parts of this species have a lemony aroma and undertaste. The Japanese Pepper tree is dioecious, so you need both a female and male tree to produce the pepper berries, but if you just need the leaves only 1 tree is required. 

Planted: 2017

Height 1.5 metres

Growing: In a Pot

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Low Sun


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Zanthoxylum simulans (Seedling)

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Zanthoxylum simulans

Chinese Pepper, Sichuan Pepper


A very easy tree to grow which bears the spicy hot berries known as Sichuan peppercorns while the tree is still small. It is self fertile and yields the berries on a single tree. Many recipes for this spice can be found online. The leaves are highly fragrant with an intense citrus aroma.        

Planted: 2020

Height 20 Centimetres

Growing: In a Pot

Qty: 1


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Lemonade Berry Rhus Integrifolia

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Update: 158 days 20hrs

Comments: - Rhus integrifolia, is an extremely drought tolerant plant native to California that has a number of uses. While a few species of Rhus can be used to make Lemonade, Rhus integrifolia is the orginal and only true Lemonade Berry. It produces pink berries that are steeped in water to make a refreshing lemonade flavoured drink. The roasted berries can also be used as a coffee substitute.  

Planted: 2020

Height 30 Centimetres

Growing: In a Pot

Qty: 3


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Bolivian Lucuma (Seedling)

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Update: 163 days 1hrs

Comments: - The Bolivian Lucuma has long narrow leaves and bears fruit that are said to have superior flavour. My tree was grown from seeds that came from Bolivia and has just started flowering this year. It produces fruit that remain green even when ripe.

Planted: 2017

Height 2 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun


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Euclea crispa - Blue Guarri (Seedling)

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Euclea crispa Blue Guarri

 

Euclea crispa is a very hardy, drought resistant, small evergreen tree has a white stem and beautiful blue-green or olive-green leaves.It's rated as having good frost resistance to several degrees below freezing. It bears delicious edible black berries.

Planted: 2020

Height 15 Centimetres

Growing: In a Pot

Qty: 2

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun


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Premna serratifolia

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Update: 163 days 2hrs

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Creek Premna - La Cach


A small tree or bush that can be used for a hedge. It is popular in Vietnam where the leaves and tender shoots are typically cooked and eaten as greens or used to wrap meat or veggies and grilled.

Planted: 2020

Height 40 Centimetres

Growing: In a Pot

Qty: 2

Sun/Shade: Low Sun


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Uvaia - Eugenia Pyriformis

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Update: 163 days 2hrs

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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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Texas Persimmon (Seedling)

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Update: 186 days 3hrs

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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: 4


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Comments

Linda says... [1061 days 1hrs ago]
Sounds like a relation of the black sapote.

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Rainbow White Sapote

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Update: 186 days 3hrs

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. Fruiting now so will get to try the fruit first hand shortly. Easy to grow here in Melbourne.

Planted: 2017

Height 1 metres

Growing: In a Pot

Qty: 4

First Fruited: 2 Years from purchase in pot

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun


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Myrica faya (Seedling)

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Myrica faya - Canary Island Bayberry


Finally planted a Canary Island Bayberry tree in the ground that had long outgrown it's little pot. This species is Myrica faya, a close relative of the more famous Chinese Bayberry, Myrica rubra. The Canary Island tree produces small sweet black berries which are not quite as large as the Chinese ones. This subdioecious tree seems to be more vigorous and much easier to grow than it's Chinese cousin.

Planted: 2017

Height 3 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Full Sun


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Pineapple Berry

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Update: 245 days 4hrs

Comments: - Alpine plant that produces edible sweet and juicy red oblong berries. Grows best in cool, damp or wet conditions in full shade.

Planted: 2020

Height 30 Centimetres

Growing: In a Pot

Qty: 2


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Kahikatea - Dacrycarpus dacrydioides

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Update: 246 days 8hrs

Comments: - The colorful fruit known as Kahikatea Berries which are produced by Dacrycarpus dacryiodes. The tree is a conifer native to New Zealand and is dioecious.

Planted: 2020


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Uva Camarona - Macleania rupestris

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Update: 251 days 7hrs

Comments: -

Macleania rupestris

Common Name: Uva Camarona


From the cloud forests of the Andes from Costa Rica to Bolivia between 1700 and 4300 metes, this species easily adapts to temperate climates. It produces sweet fruits similar to blueberries but is rarely seen outside of its native habitat.

Planted: 2020

Height 50 Centimetres

Growing: In a Pot

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Low Sun


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Koorka - Indian Potatoes (Plectranthus rotundifolius)

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Update: 255 days 6hrs

Comments: -


Strangely, this plant is called Chinese Potato even though it comes from India where it is very popular in a wide array of dishes. The plants die back as winter approaches at which time the appetising tubers, known in India as Koorka, can be harvested. They can be roasted or stir fried and there are many recipes online. 

Planted: 2015

Height 50 Centimetres

Growing: In a Pot

Qty: 1

First Fruited: 1 Years from purchase in pot

Sun/Shade: Full Sun


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Berchemia zeyheri

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Update: 257 days 20hrs

Comments: -


PINK IVORY

LATIN: BERCHEMIA ZEYHERI

 

A very drought hardy tree native to southern Africa. The fruits are delicious and are usually eaten fresh or stored in containers. The sticky, sweet, dried fruits can last for several months without any processing and can be eaten later. 

Planted: 2020

Height 20 Centimetres

Growing: In a Pot

Qty: 4


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Dwarf Rowan (Cutting)

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Update: 257 days 21hrs

Comments: - DWARF ROWAN

While most Sorbus species are quite large trees, this dwarf variety from Sichuan, China, only grows to about 1metre. It produces pink edible berries with bright purple foliage in Autumn.

Planted: 2020

Height 50 Centimetres

Growing: In a Pot

Qty: 2

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun


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Goumi Berry (Seedling)

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Update: 258 days 6hrs

Comments: -


Elaeagnus multiflora, the cherry elaeagnus plants, after flowering profusely have now produced a good crop of orange, pink and red berries this year. They have an intense and sweet flavour which is very good.

Planted: 2016

Height 1.5 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 2

First Fruited: 3 Years from purchase in pot

Sun/Shade: Full Sun


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lady carica says... [254 days 19hrs ago]

kausikck76 says... [250 days 5hrs ago]
Linton, Mate is there any chance I can buy off some seeds or small little plant of you. I love the report on this berry but never can find one to buy. I will pay for the tree plus postage. Thanks, Kausik

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Lavender Star Flower

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Update: 261 days 7hrs

Comments: -

The Lavender Star Flower tree, Grewia occidentalis, a relative of the Phalsa Berry, is considerably more hardy in Melbourne and a very tough plant.

The berries of Lavender Star are not really worth eating fresh but make a delicious drink when simmered in milk for 20 minutes. The resulting hot milk drink is sweet and incredibly malty!

Planted: 2019

Height 1.5 metres

Growing: In a Pot

Qty: 2

First Fruited: 1 Years from purchase in pot

Sun/Shade: Full Sun


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Japanese Yam Mukago Potatoes (Seedling)

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Update: 263 days 6hrs

Comments: - Tiny Mukago Potatoes are the small aerial tubers of Yamaimo, or Japanese Yam plant. Dioscorea japonica also produces a large underground tuber with a sticky white pulp. Both the aerial potatoes and the tuber have a variety of uses in Japanese cuisine such as Mukago Rice which is very simple to prepare. 

Planted: 2019

Height 50 Centimetres

Growing: In a Pot

Qty: 3


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Chocolate Berry

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Update: 283 days 2hrs

Comments: -

Chocolate Berry

Leycesteria formosa



Soft, squishy berries that taste like treacle or like chocolate when fully ripe. Hailed as the most delicious tasting berries in the world!


Fruiting Months January and February

Planted: 2017

Height 1 metres

Growing: In a Pot

Qty: 3

First Fruited: 1 Years from purchase in pot


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kausikck76 says... [250 days 5hrs ago]
Another amazing variety in your collection.
kausikck76 says... [250 days 1hrs ago]
Mate if you not mind asking where can I buy this berry from? Thanks.

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Quilineja Luzuriaga radicans

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Update: 284 days 1hrs

Comments: -

Luzuriaga radicans also known as Quilineja

This is a beautiful Chilean climber with delicate white flowers. It produces edible bright-red berries which were once popular in Chile but is rarely seen these days. It is rated as being difficult to cultivate.

Planted: 2020

Height 30 Centimetres

Growing: In a Pot

Qty: 2

Sun/Shade: Full Shade


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Lindera benzoin Northern Spicebush (Seedling) 9/10

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Update: 306 days 6hrs

Comments: -

North American Spicebush Lindera benzoin

A wonderful plant with multiple uses it makes a great alternative in temperate climates to the Jamaican All Spice and is a much smaller and manageable bush. It produces red berries the size of an olive which can used as a warm yet refreshing spice with a flavour similar to All Spice.  The leaves and berries can be eaten raw or cooked and used as a spice or to make a fragrant tea. The twigs can be ground and sprinkled over icecream.

Planted: 2020

Height 20 Centimetres

Growing: In a Pot

Qty: 5


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Princess Persimmon

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Update: 307 days 4hrs

Comments: -


Princess Persimmon

Diospyros rhombifolia



A beautiful cold hardy persimmon with bright green foliage. It is self fertile and bears amazing small edible orange fruits. 

Planted: 2020

Height 60 Centimetres

Growing: In a Pot

Qty: 2


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Dimorphanthera

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Update: 317 days 4hrs

Comments: -


Dimorphanthera species

Neotropical Blueberries


Neotropical Blueberries are usually associated with the cloud forests of Central and South America but a number of them also originate right on our doorstep in Papua and New Guinea where they grow at high altitudes up to 3,500 metres.


I am growing a couple of relatively new Papuan species, Dimorphanthera alpina and Dimorphanthera wickendeniana which were first collected in1993. They have been putting on new growth over winter and seem to be well suited to cool shady conditions such as in a fernery.Look forward to when they eventually produce some stunning flowers and hopefully a few succulent berries.

Planted: 2020

Height 60 Centimetres

Growing: In a Pot

Qty: 2

Sun/Shade: Low Sun


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Chrysophyllum imperiale 3/10

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Update: 317 days 5hrs

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... [1083 days 1hrs 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... [1080 days 22hrs 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!
byblos says... [853 days 17hrs ago]
Hi Linton, I am interested in where you found this specimen or did you grow it from seed. I am trying to find material for a cutting or even a seed. Could you help me?
Linton says... [851 days 20hrs ago]
The only place I know of is they are sold occasionally at the Sydney Botanic Gardens shop when they have plant sales.

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Cenarrhenes nitida 'Native Plum'

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Update: 317 days 5hrs

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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Leionema montanum

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Update: 319 days 19hrs

Comments: -

Leionema montanum, formerly known as Phebalium montanum, is a beautiful low bush or ground cover that grows in alpine regions. The leaves have a piquant but pleasing flavour reminiscent of a savoury herb. It imparts an enticing addition to salads and potato salad.


Planted: 2020

Height 30 Centimetres

Growing: In a Pot

Qty: 2


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Cyclophyllum schultzii

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Update: 326 days 18hrs

Comments: - Seeds of The Likeable Lolly Bush.....After searching for years for the native Lolly Bush, Cyclophyllum schultzii, finally hunted down some fresh seeds of this Top End species. Cyclophyllum schultzii produces edible heart shaped berries so all I have to do now is to get these seeds to germinate and hope they can survive the cold Melbourne winters.

Planted: 2020


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Pacuri (Seedling)

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Update: 369 days 18hrs

Comments: -

Garcinia Sp. 'Pacuri'

Possibly Garcinia guacopary, grown from seed from Misiones in Argentina and therefore claimed to have some cold tolerance. So far the plants have survived winter in Melbourne with no issues so they are looking good.

Planted: 2020

Height 20 Centimetres

Growing: In a Pot

Qty: 3


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New Zealand Pepper

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Update: 411 days 18hrs

Comments: -

Enjoying a cold drink made from New Zealand Pepper fruit on a hot day.

Macropiper excelsum is just one of several plant species commonly known as New Zealand Pepper. The fruit are quite sweet with a juicy soft pulp and very likeable, but contain numerous tiny black seeds.Unlike most piper species, it is very cold hardy and it grows perfectly and fruits prolifically in Melbourne. 

Qty: 12


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Cocapitos

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Update: 413 days 5hrs

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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Gomera-1 Mango (Seedling) 7/10

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Update: 413 days 5hrs

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... [1731 days 22hrs 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... [1730 days 20hrs ago]
Yes, it is grown from seed. I think they should also survive in Warragul. Cheers!
life in a retirement village says... [1730 days 1hrs ago]
thanks Linton, Ive certainly got nothing to lose by trying.

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Chinese Bird Plum (Cutting)

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Update: 413 days 5hrs

Comments: -

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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Capparis sarmentosa

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Update: 464 days 19hrs

Comments: -

Capparis sarmentosa

A native vinous bush in the Caper family. It produces deep red berries that taste like a cross between a passionfruit and a grape. Easy to propagate from seeds but grows slowly thereafter.

Planted: 2019

Height 20 Centimetres

Growing: In a Pot

Qty: 4

Sun/Shade: Low Sun


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Malacocarpus crithmifolius

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Update: 466 days 2hrs

Comments: -

Malacocarpus crithmifolius A rare plant from Central Asia. It produces red berries that are described as tasty and are a good quality fruit.

Planted: 2020

Height 15 Centimetres

Growing: In a Pot

Qty: 3


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Protium Serratum (Seedling)

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Update: 466 days 2hrs

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 1 metres

Growing: In a Pot

Qty: 3

Sun/Shade: Full Shade


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Snottygobble

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Update: 550 days 5hrs

Comments: -

Snotty gobble, or Persoonia longifolia, is the name of a small tree in WA with a thin trunk & branches, papery red/brown bark and an edible, sweet, sticky fruit. It bears unusual orange flowers which are followed by yellow green jellybean berries that were eaten by the indigenous people of the area. There are conflicting reports describing the flavour of Snottygobble fruit, some claiming that they taste insipid while others state the fruit is very tasty.

The best taste description that I have read states: 'Snottygobble fruits: Imagine a small seed wrapped up in an apricot, enclosed by a bitter skin. Sounds delicious right?'


Planted: 2019

Height 40 Centimetres

Growing: In a Pot

Qty: 2


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Parmentiera edulis - Cuajilote (Seedling)

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Update: 554 days 6hrs

Comments: -

Cuajilote - Candle Tree (Sweet variety)



It produces long, juicy yellow-green fruits about 12" long with a sweet flavour similar to sugar cane. Survived 2 winters so far.

Planted: 2017

Height 1.5 metres

Growing: In a Pot

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Low Sun


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Anamea Scorpio 5/10

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Update: 554 days 23hrs

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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Veralu Elaeocarpus serratus

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Update: 579 days 2hrs

Comments: -

Veralu, the Ceylon Olive (Elaeocarpus serratus).

After sowing the seeds almost 1 year ago they have finally sprouted and the baby plants have emerged. There are many secret uses for Veralu fruit that is so wildly popular in Sri Lanka, but it has no relation to the European Olives that we buy from the supermarket or grow here in our gardens. It is also claimed that Elaeocarpus serratus was brought into Sri Lanka from outside, but nobody seems to know where it originated from. Curious!

Planted: 2019

Height 12 Centimetres

Growing: In a Pot

Qty: 4

Sun/Shade: Full Shade


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Agapetes Serpens 9/10

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Update: 580 days 0hrs

Comments: - Agapetes serpens is a beautiful plant with arching stems and hanging red tubular flowers. It produces edible purple berries that are a bit like its relative Blueberries but I find the Agapetes berries even sweeter with a white flesh when fully ripe. Very easy plant to grow and quite drought tolerant as it also produces a lignotuber that stores moisture.

Planted: 2019

Height 50 Centimetres

Growing: In a Pot

Qty: 1

First Fruited: 1 Years from purchase in pot

Sun/Shade: Low Sun


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Holboellia latifolia

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Update: 592 days 20hrs

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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Amelanchier Lamarkii (Grafted)

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Update: 598 days 4hrs

Comments: - Reaching for the sky! Amelanchier lamarckii, Snowy Mespilis, fruiting high up on the branches. The juicy red berries have an intense sweet flavour when fully ripe.

Planted: 2017

Height 5 metres

Growing: In a Pot

Qty: 1

Pollination: Self Pollination


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Chilean Hazel Gevuina avellana (Seedling)

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Update: 624 days 20hrs

Comments: -

Took a few attempts over the years to finally get some seeds to germinate. A very beautiful ornamental tree in the Proteaceae from coastal central and southern Chile to 1600 m, the Chilean hazel produces a delicious nut, very rich in nutrients.

The nut tastes like a very sweet chestnut and the fruit layer around the seed is also edible.

Planted: 2019

Height 10 Centimetres

Growing: In a Pot

Qty: 3

Sun/Shade: Low Sun


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Boehmeria nivea

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Update: 642 days 1hrs

Comments: -


Ramie Herb, Boehmeria nivea, spice plant from Vietnam called Cay La gai

 

When cooked the leaves become dark and mucilaginous. They are used as a herbal tonic, in cakes and other foods. It is very popular for making sweet rice cakes known as Banh it la gai that are considered a delicacy in central Vietnam. Fast growing in a large pot and very easy to grow.


Planted: 2019

Height 1 metres

Growing: In a Pot

Qty: 1


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Schisandra chinensis - Five-flavour berry

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Update: 642 days 2hrs

Comments: -

Schisandra chinensis - Five-flavour berry. This one is a bi-sexual plant having male and female flowers on the one plant but produces better if 2 or more are grown. It's deciduous and very cold hardy as it can tolerate some frost. 

Planted: 2019

Height 20 Centimetres

Growing: In a Pot

Qty: 2

Sun/Shade: Low Sun

Pollination: Hand Pollination


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Amelanchier asiatica Ballerina (Grafted)

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Update: 650 days 5hrs

Planted: 2017

Height 3 metres

Growing: In a Pot

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Question: Snowy Mespilus native to China, Japan and Korea. Highly ornamental and a very hardy tree to cold and wet. The flower petals are long and slender and now hoping for some of the sweet and juicy blue black berries to form.


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Aboirana (Seedling)

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Update: 703 days 22hrs

Comments: -

ABOIRANA

Pouteria venosa


 A little known Brazilian Sapote that produces brown skinned fruit with pale yellow flesh. This one is said to be a sweeter version. Has withstood the first winter in Melbourne with no problems so it seems to exhibit some cold hardiness.

Planted: 2019

Height 30 Centimetres

Growing: In a Pot

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun


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Campa Cherimoya (Grafted) 6/10

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Update: 704 days 5hrs

Comments: -

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... [1843 days 2hrs 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... [1842 days 3hrs ago]
Sorry but I don't have any Soursops now. The previous one I was growing has died in our cold winter.
Tolga1 says... [1141 days 24hrs ago]
hi, i am interested in purchasing a Campa Cherimoya, how has it grown since planting in the ground ? thanks
Linton says... [1139 days 17hrs ago]
Its still growing well. I think that most Cherimoya varieties are suitable for growing in temperate climates like Melbourne.

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Tejocote (Grafted)

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Update: 794 days 19hrs

Comments: -


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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Youlk - Platysace deflexa (Cutting)

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Update: 794 days 19hrs

Comments: -

Platysace Deflexa - Youlk


Following extensive growing trials over a number of years in W.A., the commercialisation of Platysace deflexa was finally achieved with the release of plants to retail nurseries on 1 April this year.

Platysace deflexa, also known as Youlk, grows naturally in sandy soils only in the south west of W.A. It produces edible potato-like tubers but with it's own unique flavour. Unlike other tuber producing plants they can be harvested without damaging the parent plant. So far I have found them difficult to establish here in Melbourne.

Planted: 2019

Height 40 Centimetres

Growing: In a Pot

Qty: 1


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Pomsi - Persea fructifera (Seedling)

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Update: 851 days 20hrs

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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Manzanita Sugar Berries

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Update: 909 days 2hrs

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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Cyphomandra Sibundoyensis

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Update: 1010 days 23hrs

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: 1014 days 20hrs

Comments: -

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: 1025 days 19hrs

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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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Tropical Apricot Dovyalis Hybrid (Seedling) 9/10

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Update: 1025 days 21hrs

Comments: -

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... [1243 days 5hrs ago]
Wow I've been looking for D. abyssinica, so far no luck! Have you gotten any fruit yet?
Linton says... [1239 days 20hrs ago]
No fruit yet. They could take a few more years for that.
David E1 says... [577 days 23hrs ago]

David E1 says... [577 days 6hrs ago]
Hi Linton. What an amazing collection you have. I've been trying to track down this hybrid for awhile. I was wondering if you'd be interested in trading for some cuttings or seeds. I don't have as extensive a collection as you but I do have a few interesting plants.Looking forward to hearing back from you. David

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Guabiroba

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Update: 1033 days 19hrs

Comments: -

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 boliviana 9/10

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Update: 1057 days 5hrs

Comments: -

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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Diamond River Longan 8/10

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Update: 1119 days 4hrs

Comments: -

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... [1630 days 2hrs 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... [1629 days 2hrs 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: 1119 days 4hrs

Comments: -

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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Gardenia - Narrow leaved

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Update: 1120 days 5hrs

Comments: -


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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Wasabi - Mazuma

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Update: 1122 days 21hrs

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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Crataegomespilus (Grafted)

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Update: 1185 days 2hrs

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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Nanchuan Jackfruit (Seedling)

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Update: 1193 days 21hrs

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: 1195 days 1hrs

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: 1196 days 3hrs

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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Sea Buckthorn (Cutting)

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Update: 1243 days 21hrs

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: 1244 days 6hrs

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: 1244 days 6hrs

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: 1244 days 6hrs

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... [1598 days 10hrs ago]
Hi Linton, Can you tell me where yo bought the plants. I am in Melbourne. Thanks Patrick
Linton says... [1598 days 3hrs 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... [1597 days 14hrs ago]
Hi Linton, Would you have any cuttings for sale? I am new to this forum. Thanks Patrick
Linton says... [1597 days 6hrs ago]
Yes.......can.
Springfields1 says... [1596 days 18hrs ago]
Great Linton, Please send me a message, when you can, on 0428391180. Thanks Patrick

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Treacle Berries - Smilacina Racemosa 8/10

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Update: 1244 days 6hrs

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... [1032 days 23hrs 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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Meiogyne cylindrocarpa (Seedling) 8/10

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Update: 1244 days 6hrs

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... [1582 days 18hrs ago]
How is the plant doing? Where did you get the seed/plant?
Linton says... [1581 days 19hrs 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: 1244 days 6hrs

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: 1244 days 6hrs

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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Kadsura coccinea (Seedling) 8/10

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Update: 1244 days 6hrs

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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Spanish Tamarind (Seedling) 8/10

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Update: 1244 days 6hrs

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: 1244 days 6hrs

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... [1034 days 7hrs 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... [1033 days 19hrs 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.
Prab410 says... [939 days 18hrs ago]
Hi Linton, do you have any Pawpaw seeds you would sell? Thanks
Linton says... [939 days 3hrs 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.
Prab410 says... [801 days 17hrs ago]
Hi Linton, do you have seeds ready now? I'd like to buy some seeds from you if you sell.
Linton says... [800 days 20hrs ago]
Yes, I have some seeds available. Please advise your contact details for easier communications.
Prab410 says... [800 days 2hrs ago]
Hi Linton, rnd3@live.com is my email. Please let me know which varieties you think taste good. Thanks
Joe.Ventra says... [792 days 1hrs ago]
Hi Linton I'm also after some seeds if you have some available. I'm after the better tasting varieties if possible. My email is giuseppe.ventra91@gmail.com

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Passiflora gracilens

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Update: 1310 days 3hrs

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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Montalban Lucuma

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Update: 1316 days 4hrs

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... [1206 days 16hrs ago]
so is this a striked cutting or a graft?
Linton says... [1205 days 19hrs ago]
Seedling

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Ogeechee Lime

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Update: 1316 days 4hrs

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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Pinkberry - Leptecophylla juniperina (Seedling)

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Update: 1508 days 18hrs

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: 1556 days 19hrs

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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Monkey Orange 10/10

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Update: 1585 days 21hrs

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: 1591 days 20hrs

Comments: -

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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Caimitillo (Seedling)

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Update: 1620 days 2hrs

Comments: -

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: 1626 days 5hrs

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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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mcmelb1 says... [1247 days 17hrs 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... [1246 days 5hrs 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... [1245 days 23hrs 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

Linton's Edible Fruits
Update: 1627 days 1hrs

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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)

Linton's Edible Fruits
Update: 1691 days 2hrs

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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

Linton's Edible Fruits
Update: 1706 days 23hrs

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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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