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Yes, we can grow berries in Brisbane :)

 

Went home today to help mum cut down the passionfruit vines, she already cleaned up a couple, and there are four more ~ took us a couple of hours ~ together with the ones she harvested over the past week we ended up with more than a 40 litre tub full of yellow and red passionfruits ~ Not bad since we've been harvesting for 3 or 4 months, and the crows have took some.  Forgot to take pictures though....  We gave about 20 to our neighbours, and I took about 10 home.  Mum's going to share the rest with my siblings and her friends.  

 

Anyways, while I was browsing around the the garden, I just realised it isn't just the temperate areas that are getting into their berry seasons now ~

 

There are strawberries coming on (forgot to take a picture of that too), the blueberries, the mulberries, and native raspberries :), and I am sure there are other berries that others have tried and succeeded in growing here ~ If you're growing berries, what are you growing?

 

Here's a ripe one ~ 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Comment by Lissa on October 25, 2011 at 5:20
No worries Michelle - some potted raspberry plants will be waiting for you on your return.
Comment by Michelle Mohammad on October 24, 2011 at 20:25
Thank you so much Lissa, I just cant beleive how productive my little plot is going to be once I get home thanks to this site and all the lovely people on it.
Comment by Lissa on October 22, 2011 at 6:10

Hi Michelle - sorry for late response, I've been away since Tuesday.

If you want to come over you can dig out as many as you want! I'll PM you with some details.

Comment by Michelle Mohammad on October 17, 2011 at 20:01
That would be wonderful! Thank you so much, I can borrow a car (we sold ours before heading over here) and come for a drive to collect them. Very excited, thank you very much.
Comment by Lissa on October 13, 2011 at 18:48
By December they will be long canes Michelle. I'm going to try to find the time to pot some up in the next couple of days - I'll put some name tags on them so I can remember who wants them :S
Comment by Lissa on October 13, 2011 at 18:21
I'm having some home time at the moment, so will try to pot some up tomorrow. Fingers crossed I don't kill them getting them out of the ground - they seem pretty deeply rooted.
Comment by Donna on October 13, 2011 at 14:34
Hi Lissa, I managed to kill the last one you gave me but if you have spare I'd like to give it another shot... could probably find homes for two or three runners if you have them.
Comment by Michelle Mohammad on October 13, 2011 at 6:35
thanks so much Lissa, I'll be home in December and would love to come and grab a couple! That would be fantastic.  I cant wait to come to a seed swap event, I have no idea what state my patch is in or what is still alive... will be a great lesson to see what can truly survive on its own as I understand the renters have not touched the patches since I left!
Comment by Lissa on October 13, 2011 at 5:57

Michelle - I have heaps of Williamette raspberry runners coming up in spots I don't want them. I will have to start cutting them out shortly, but if you wanted to get in first you can come help yourself - or anyone else for that matter.

I'm in Strathpine.

Comment by Florence on October 12, 2011 at 23:17

The plant in Tracy's picture looks like a native raspberries, there's quite a few different varieties, but no cultivars that I know of since it's not a commercial fruit... the one in your picture looks the same shape of the ones in this blog http://www.pikeletandpie.com/2010/05/native-raspberry-from-garden-t...

Here's a couple of pages with more information http://www.sgapqld.org.au/article37.html

http://anpsa.org.au/APOL22/jun01-1.html

Scarlett have also posted a guide with keys somewhere which I was going to go back to figure out what species I have..

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