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Roughie pineapple - yahoo hit the goldmine ! bromeliad breeder mate is having a bit of a clean up , he gave me 2 nice mareeba gold suckers .. I asked if he had any roughies and he laughed .. how many you want !! He also knows of very old abandoned farms nearby owned by Chine..33 days 11hrs
Pineapple - My mareeba gold was grown from a tiny remnent left on a fruit .. ..33 days 11hrs
Plantain - Bunch is filling out , might take a lot longer with winter nearly here . ..63 days 10hrs
Saba plantain - I have developed a real taste for plantains now and have 5 different cvs. Worst possible time for planting suckers now .. try El Arish Exotics in a few months when it warms up .. http://www.elarishtropicalexotics.com/..84 days 14hrs
Plantain - Been told it is a type of Popo-ulu ..84 days 14hrs
Plantain - Another recent acquisition .. fruiting fairly small and with very ridged angular fruit ...87 days 9hrs
Saba plantain - Heard that these are very popular in the Philippines .. and also that they are very tall .. They are enormous // much bigger than Pacific planted to the left here .. will get to taste them soon ...87 days 9hrs
Dwarf bananas - Don't forget that the 2m is only trunk height , the leaves are as big again ..87 days 9hrs
Dwarf bananas - Normal bananas can have 5,6,even 8m tall trunks , then the leaves . Even the dwarf cvs seem tall . You really are dreaming if you think you can grow a banana in a pot ..89 days 7hrs
Dwarf red dacca banana in pot - I lived in Melb for 30 years before going troppo so am not mumbling, as I really know what I am talking about. ..92 days 4hrs
Cool climate bananas the verdict - Red dacca fruits do emerge green then quickly change colour to red when exposed to some sun [ so a tan really ] Have had a few stems revert to green ....94 days 13hrs
Dwarf red dacca banana in pot - 500lt pot made from a cut down 1000lt pod would be ideal . Bananas grow very fast , from a tiny sucker to enormous plant in only a few months. bare red dirt pic was sucker planted in june ..anther pic 6 months later .. just before being trashed in cyclo..94 days 13hrs
Probably the best durio for sale on - caramel whiskey & peppermint flavours ..108 days 21hrs
Cola nuts - Tincture was horrible . Would have to be the most useless 'fruit' tree in my garden , but the flowers are lovely and I have a running joke with fellow plant nerds. ;) about Coca-Cola Bunch of fruits at this years Feast of the Senses ...112 days 7hrs
Nutmeg - NO very tropical. Almost impossible to source AND you should have checked all the previous posts on this subject !..113 days 13hrs

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Pineapple - I have a mareeba gold with a partial top. Has anyone ever tried growing from a partial? I was wondering if it would split the head like ponytail palms sometimes do. I also read somewhere you can develop the plant from cutting off 2 inches of the fruit b..Liked Answer 33 days 11hrs
Breadfruit tress - My thriving and fruiting Marang at latutude 28oS on the Gold Coast hinterland...Liked Answer 84 days 14hrs
Breadfruit tress - Will do mate. New leaves starting to form as we speak...Liked Answer 84 days 14hrs
Breadfruit tress - Although I am not aware of any seeded breadfruits in Australia, we have the breadnut(A. camansi) which is a very close relative, is full of seeds and appears more cool tolerant than Breadfruit. Seeded breadfruits(A. altilis) do exist, common in the wester..Liked Answer 84 days 14hrs
Saba plantain - Hi Trikus, I've been looking for Saba Banana plants for ages! I saw it on Backyardbananas but it was sold out.. Would you be willing to sell a pup? Cheers Marcus..Liked Question 84 days 14hrs
Ultra tropical artocarpus - By selecting species that can can also be found at high altitudes (around 1300M) in the ultra tropical zone a few species can be grown in the sub-tropics. This is only possible in the most protected and slightly elevated sites (so cold night air can sinks..Liked Answer 84 days 14hrs
I am lazy and id like advice - @Trikus sorry I see what you mean now. ..Liked Answer 93 days 10hrs
Nutmeg - Hi Maz Nutmeg whole (organic) is now available at All Rare Herbs, plants will be available this coming October but, you have to register to be included in the waiting list. Sorry I don't have myristica fragrans in my plants collection. Happy gard..Liked Answer 97 days 11hrs
Nutmeg - The seeds are sometimes stocked in season from Fruitlovers in Hawaii. You should order them with international express postage though it costs a bit extra though worth it for short lived seeds. They could be in season again in a few months from now.I wou..Liked Answer 110 days 1hrs
Nutmeg - Your only chance of growing it in Perth would be in a green house, and since nutmeg has such a short seed viability, I would say it is near impossible to source it...Liked Answer 112 days 7hrs
Nutmeg - Equatorial but ok to 19 latitude in maritime climates...Liked Answer 112 days 7hrs
Nutmeg - Hi Maz I'm afraid Trikus is right. Myristica fragrans is ultra tropical like Tahitian chestnut, pulasan etc. It might not survive Perth's harsh climate. But if you think you have a slim chance you can still try to prove us wrong. Your success might hel..Liked Answer 112 days 7hrs
Nutmeg - Hi Maz Nutmeg is native to the spice islands (Banda) in Indonesia where the average temperature is between 25c-28c and the average rainfall is high (1734mm) per year. It is hot and humid. So that's the ambient weather conditions that myristica fragrans..Liked Answer 112 days 7hrs
Matisia - I got about a dozen fruit from a park on Sunday.They seem to be getting more common all the time and there are 5 or 6 good types in FNQ...Liked Answer 112 days 7hrs
Matisia - Long time since this thread was active so here goes. Went to Indooroopilly to do some shopping went to that great fruit shop near coles and spotted Matsia fruits $14.99 a kilo got 2 fruits. In nearly 30yrs living in Brisbane never seen these for sale. Tas..Liked Answer 114 days 7hrs
Pineapples - Hi we have lots of pineapples from one store bought one. if your weather is warm and there is lots of rain your pineapple will grow fast and fruit fast. when you pick your fruit hold it with both hand and gently rotate it. it will detach from the pla..Liked Answer 115 days 23hrs
Fig cuttings from ebay - It helps a lot. I have collected lots of fig cuttings in Melbourne over the years. Screw up your courage, go and knock on the door of a house with a fig tree you like the look of and ask for a cutting. I've never had any trouble except once at a Salv..Liked Answer 212 days 11hrs
Rare corn seed stash - Hey All, I was at a local market the other day and walked past a vendor selling chocolate. The vendor had aztec heritage and he marketed his chocolate as aztec chocolate and he had aztec decorations on his table. The thing that caught my eye was some ..Liked Answer 218 days 12hrs
Elusive palms - trikus, did you buy the fruit from them?..Liked Question 227 days 9hrs
Crescentia alata calabash or gourd tree - I think I've seen it fruit in Bris. got some seed somewhere in my seed stash I bought Morro seeds (C.alata) from San Carlos Products imported from El Salvador to make a drink (Horchata) They've proven to be viable when I've sown them, but I'm not i..Liked Answer 241 days 12hrs
Flowering treesplants rare sightings - I have seeds of an interesting species from Central America, Crescentia, the Calabash Tree. Used medicinally in the Philippines, it has cauliflorous flowers along the trunk and branches..Liked Answer 241 days 12hrs
Kwai muk artocarpus hypargyraeus - Amanda I am sure Cloud will have all the answers.Here some I ate yesterday of an elite cultivar.Flowers are small like that and will enlarge when fertilised.They drag their arse for the first few season and not many set and after that they pump them out.T..Liked Answer 249 days 22hrs
Myristica fragrans - Trikus they still might have to go to the salt water centenary lakes in greenslopes street and relieve the male tree of a branch for grafting onto a female sedling.I have a few seeds/seedlings to pass onto Peter and Trina. I said to Peter and trina I wou..Liked Answer 253 days 12hrs
Banana kluay khai - Kluay khai is always a prefix in thai for thai bananas. So for example, a variety would be called kluay khai theparot. In thailand the most popular bananas are pratabong (which have rather orange flesh) and can be used for fresh eating and cooking, as ..Liked Answer 275 days 13hrs
Banana kluay khai - Yeah Phil, they're great aren't they. I had a small tissue-cultured plant that I got as 'Pisang Mas' about 15yrs ago when I was living up the road at Pumpenbil. It carked it in a bad frost though :-( They're also known as 'Sucrier' they'r..Liked Answer 275 days 13hrs
Galip or ngali nut - Trikus i have some fresh Barringtonia Neocaledonia seeds if your keen?? Its not the Pili nut your after but a very nice small tree...Liked Answer 308 days 8hrs
Soursop tress - Hi Sharon Do you see any soursop trees in Sydney with fruits?The answer is no.However it didnt stop me from growing one in a pot for 3 years .Mine was healthy but died very sudden in its fourth year.Growing something outside its normal climate is all p..Liked Answer 339 days 7hrs
Repotting palms - I read the Australian standard for potting mix and discovered that the only difference between premium potting mix costing $16 a bag and regular potting mix costing $3.95 a bag is the presence of fertiliser. If it's got the Standards Association ticks it..Liked Answer 339 days 8hrs
Patio lime - I think you might be on a loser with that lemongrass method. I have noticed that grasses here in the tropics die very quickly if they are covered. Two weeks under a layer of cardboard and nothing survives. I don't know if it the varieties or the wa..Liked Answer 393 days 8hrs
Patio lime - Many thanks to all who offered advice. My little tree held its bumper crop and, after a bit of experimentation, daughter and I decided a garlic press was the way to juice them. She made a Keylime pie which was so delicious that I followed her up with a ..Liked Answer 393 days 8hrs
Cola nuts - note these guys are all in tropics i'm growing Cola natalensis. It is a rare spoecies in that there is no known use I can locate and it ain't an ornamental except in so far as every tree is ornamental :) I love having it becuase at least I ha..Liked Answer 422 days 2hrs
Rambutan2 - One of our living treasures of the tropical fruit world (Hi Roger - what abut a comment every now and again?) once told me (in my tropical mode) "e;if you want mangoes, grow rambutans, and when they are ripe, take a bag of rambutans up to the tablelan..Liked Answer 427 days 15hrs
Clove tree - So- Trikus of Tully - would you have succeeded, had you been growing cloves in Mt Gambier, or Auckland, like others on this thread? It has taken you long enough - go, and boast no more! (My latest has died over the long dry season- but I'm not jealo..Liked Answer 427 days 15hrs
Milk kefir grains - My kefir just gets better and better.. the hybrid between Mary T's and Jantina's was my best yet this morning. I use raw milk from the local dairy, the cream on my kefir was about an inch thick today, chilled and full of kefir grains. A dairy lovers' d..Liked Answer 435 days 12hrs
Tropical fruit tree - Well I am surprised but fruiting is another matter especially for seedlings.Lansium and D.zibethinus could take 20 years even if they throw off the shackles and boom. People in Cooktown have lost durians to the cold when they plant the wrong variety.Red P..Liked Answer 442 days 9hrs
Red durian tabelak sabah durio graveolens - Jesse look on simply-thai.com seeds and look at luuk yang pa,I presume that is a Willughbeia.There are seeds of great fruits not in Australia or probably the US.David Chandlee in NQ had a borneo collection seed business but I don't knowif Yasi wrecked it..Liked Answer 454 days 11hrs
Bunchosia argentea - Could also be coffee. Did you plant any of that? Be patient - this time next month I will peruse them personally and let you have the benefit of my wisdom! Uncle Les also has much wisdom concerning bunchosias...Liked Answer 456 days 11hrs
Name of this fruit please - The fruit looks like a Bael fruit on the outside but not so sure about the inside..Liked Answer 469 days 2hrs
Name of this fruit please - Can't place it either, is it from a shop, garden, botanic garden, or bushland ?? Location, tropical or temperate ??..Liked Answer 469 days 2hrs
Name of this fruit please - Normally without a leaf,flower,shot of the tree or information about whether it is native or not id's of fruit are not easy.Even the broken fruit might not be ripe.I can think of a few options and one is Crescentia...Liked Answer 469 days 2hrs
Turmeric roots in sw wa - Hello all We grow both Turmeric and Galangal here in Kununurra. Both require full sun, lots of water and regular food in the growing season.They only grow when temperature is above approx 32 C so growing season down south will be very short unless in a..Liked Answer 509 days 11hrs
Ongo - What is Ongo Tree? I assume it is Myrianthus arboreus, Giant Yellow Mulberry from Africa. In which case I am growing a few of these in pots as pictured on a cold and wintry day. I figured that since it is a relative of the Mulberry then maybe, just may..Liked Question 522 days 10hrs
Id avacado please - G'day ell, it's probably just another 'seed-grown' avo. I wouldn't worry about about a name for it, as there are millions of no-name avos, but they usually all taste good! Enjoy...Liked Answer 527 days 14hrs
Indonesian bay leaf - Trikus if you get seeds I have some trees to swap that may surprise you.In fact I am after seeds of other rarities for swapping if you stumble across anything...Liked Answer 532 days 11hrs
Indonesian bay leaf - Oh cool, Trikus. Hope they seeds well. Nasi kuning with sambel goreng ati and telur dadar and urap ? Planted two kunyit rhizomes yesterday. I hope they grow for making nasi kuning and soto. ..Liked Answer 532 days 11hrs
Spices - Poppy seeds are tiny round, blue or white, Nigella seeds are tiny black,flat like sesame seed. Sesame seed are tan/brown or black. All 3 have distinct flavours...Liked Answer 596 days 12hrs
Graviola tree or soursop - Hi Sonia, You can order a tree from a nursery, but did you know that Graviola capsules are made from the sour sop fruit. It would be much better than just eating the fruit because you would have to eat a lot of fruit before it would help your son. I was t..Liked Answer 600 days 10hrs
Blushwood2 - Americian Society of Clinical Oncology University meets annually and reports on ovarian cancer research and they have not said anything that is not currently on the internet. However, the first port of call for your lady with ovarian cancer must be throug..Liked Answer 640 days 13hrs
Star apple - I would be surprised if there is any difference BJ.The trees look pretty similar and grow at similar rates.Maybe people have just latched onto the haitain name and only know the one that is most common...Liked Answer 640 days 13hrs
Acmena - Hi AmandaM. I'm from NSW but a quick internet search shows Zanthorrea Australian Specialists in Maida Vale WA lists them in their catalogue. Maida Vale appears to be in the Perth area, but Syzygiums (as Pade has already pointed out) are quite common (on t..Liked Answer 668 days 12hrs
Cynometra cauliflora - They taste like leathery granny smiths that are not ripe.There are several forms and a good tree is at the saltwater centenary lakes,greenslopes street Cairns...Liked Answer 679 days 12hrs
Annonidium manii - I don't grow them as they are a bit big and take a while to fruit. Seeds take up to a year to germinate and the plants probably don't do as well south of Townsville...Liked Answer 679 days 12hrs
Growing citrus cuttings - Thanks Manfred. " been giving away some nice meyer lemons grown from hardwood cuttings". I assume you mean plants, not fruit! I want to try Seville orange, in the hope a cutting would produce faster than a seed. ..Liked Answer 682 days 12hrs
Annonidium manii - I don't know if Troy has a twin but I do know most Junglesops and in fact many African rare plants came from him.He collects rare flowering trees especially cauliflorous types.My dealings with him have all been positive and he may be construed as eccentri..Liked Answer 684 days 11hrs
Araca pera - Guava Pear. Sounds like a good one. Here is the translation of the ejardim page: Psidium acutangulum / guava-pear Fruit globose or pyriform 6-8 cm in diameter, weighing up to 240 g. The seeds are large, much larger than those of guava (Psidium guaj..Liked Answer 692 days 10hrs
New lychee variety - Hi Mike & trikus, this new variety probably has a huge seed! I noticed it wasn't mentioned in the article? Haven't got there yet Mike :-)..Liked Answer 702 days 11hrs
New lychee variety - Apparently it is all true but the 100g fruit part is hard to swallow.I can just imagine Brendan and Wayne hurdling fences at Campwin Beach looking for someone called Tibby.Trikus if it was Yan, sth Johnstone then it must be right...Liked Answer 702 days 11hrs
Krasuey sapodilla - Peter Salleras has taken lots of material for grafting and I don't know how successful his nursery manager Trina has been. I have no seedling to graft them on and might actually have to pull out my sawo manila to accommodate a more glamorous fruit tree...Liked Answer 707 days 13hrs
Star apple phillipine gold - Fruit forest farm might yield better results. The philipine gold starapple may also be called DPI gold as I suspect they are the same thing.Alva is also an elite starapple...Liked Answer 710 days 2hrs
Star apple phillipine gold - David talk to me in a couple of months.Juicy pearl is Chrysophyllum argentium subspecies auratum so is not really a starapple.They are good but there is true greatness around. DPI Gold and alva are really the cream of the Chrysophyllum crop and true st..Liked Answer 710 days 9hrs
Chuoi cau banana plant - Trikus would be better on this but here's my take on it.As we have done away with many of the real names it is confusing.Lady fingers seem to be all the small stocky pisang style bananas with sugars,ducasse,africans and many more local names being used.C..Liked Answer 714 days 23hrs
Growing durukasaccharum edule - Pitpit is widely grown in Cairns, Australia. Being a tropical plant it survives here but only bears in the month of May every year. ..Liked Answer 721 days 12hrs
Myristica fragrans - Hi Guys, I collected a few pockets full of native Nutmeg along the beautiful Stoney Creek Walk near Kamerunga / Cairns. From memory, it was before Xmas time. Tried to grow some from a handful of seeds, but nothing came up. The fruit are smaller than the ..Liked Answer 735 days 4hrs
Chuoi cau banana plant - Hi, I have some chuoi cau (suckers)for sale ,let me know if you want (Fairfield )area..Liked Answer 1516 days 15hrs
Growing mangosteen - You might be able to keep one alive in a protected spot but given the years and resources invested I wouldn't bother. even once mature, someone told me they need an amount of leaf flushes each season to flower that only a tropical climate can provide. ..Liked Answer 1516 days 15hrs
Rain rain rain - Isn't gluteny one of the deadly sins? It would be a low blow if it went through Mission and Tully this time, or kept and eye on the area too long...Liked Answer 1573 days 11hrs
Probably the best durio for sale on - Not everyone can develop a 'cultured' palate aus99a and the first taste of avos doesn't always meet with approval.It is not for every one just like seafood,wine,pate',some cheeses and deli treats...Liked Answer 1575 days 5hrs
Looking for the key lime citrus aurantifolia - llijas,my WI lime passed away recently after a happy and productive life but it was always the poor cousin of my tahitians.I saw sublimes in Big W and was tempted to get a replacement for my WI.It sure looked like a less thorny WI to me in growth habit to..Liked Answer 1612 days 10hrs
Looking for the key lime citrus aurantifolia - The vast majority of "Kumquats" sold in Australia are Calamansi/Calamondin. In Melbourne they are in most nurseries and are are often sold under the trade name of "Australian Cumquat"...Liked Answer 1612 days 10hrs
Pineapple - The slips and suckers from the side and base of the plant fruit in half the time as the tops.I have finally secured the tops of mareeba gold,hawaiin gold and giant rough leaf types and they are so much better than the old fashioned cayennes.The markets ar..Liked Answer 1626 days 5hrs
In the market for fruit - These duku-langsat are from the market and the seller thought they were langsat.The are quite grapey in a grapefruit kinda way...Liked Answer 1629 days 14hrs
Achacha taste - well, you can smoke it, but mostly it's drunk from a shell on the equinox at midnight, there's fire and beating drums involved, too ..Liked Answer 1635 days 0hrs
Cacao seeds - Cacao is genetically very diverse and the formulas for suitable climates don't seem very accurate.They are grown in the 6000mm/yr zone in Colombia,in the dry Cerrado in Brazil with supplementary watering and in the cool south of Brazil.The right cultivar..Liked Answer 1636 days 1hrs
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Urban foraging - Amanda the starfruit you mention have winners and losers fwang tung as it is now called survived to be common as did wheeler which is now disappearing.The tropical fruit research station for over 100 years tries to popularise excellent fruits of SE Asia a..Liked Answer 1649 days 13hrs
Urban foraging - Well if people are over my posts I'll understand it.I would not want to over-run the forum with undercurrents.As a matter of fact I kept an eye out today for the underbelly but couldn't even find an overtone. When it comes to fruit, queensland and even..Liked Answer 1649 days 13hrs
Fijian longan1 - Fiji longans are pretty well done and there is a bit of diversity in the species. These are some I stumbled across last week...Liked Answer 1671 days 13hrs
Fijian longan1 - I think what was meant by the farmer explaining to Lucy, was that SE Asian soils where Longans grow well have naturally high levels of available Phos. Superphos in high ph soils bind quickly with Ca and become insoluble. Soft rock Phosphate is a goo..Liked Question 1672 days 14hrs
Banana plants2 - They are usually sold as tissue culture plantlets, I imagine there are restrictions for nurseries in banana growing areas ( Nth NSW ). Best source is Blue Sky bananas in Tully, Qld , who have several varieties to choose from for backyard bananas - they'r..Liked Answer 1683 days 12hrs
Display name - Good comments, thx guys :-) Picture of a "Falcon Nesting in a Tree"..Liked Answer 1686 days 10hrs


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