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Comment by Christa on November 17, 2018 at 17:06

The yellow fruiting one sounds interesting Dianne, I would like to taste the fruit before I try one. We have 3 different varieties in 5 trees.  There is the fine leaf (purple fruit), then the larger green leaf (purple fruit and not so vigorous)) and then fine leaf (giant size fruit),  then as you have the yellow one.  Our fine leaf tree grows to about 3 metres tall.  This fine leaf tree of our's has multi-trunks which gives more fruit. 

Comment by Dianne Caswell on November 17, 2018 at 7:48

I have the Gold/Yellow one as well as the Purple Christa has here, still not fruiting but the Gold/Yellow one has particularly pretty foliage, the leaves are a Golden/Green but much bigger than the Purple one.

Comment by Andrew Cumberland on November 16, 2018 at 22:12

I know Susan does on the footpath.  I have one last remaining wicking pot... and I am thinking about it. 

Comment by Christa on November 16, 2018 at 7:51

Good to hear from you, Cheryl, we also bought another Jaboticaba tree from Kyogle some time ago, and it is a larger fruiting type, golfball size fruit.  It was only about 3-4 years old when it was flowering so it does not always take a long time to fruit.   

It is a learning curve, this gardening hobby, and there is so much to learn and it changes as the years and plants grow larger.   We have a very close planted garden as they are in wicking bins about 500mm high and round and we had to do that as we could only grow larger trees around the fenceline.  Our large poinciana tree is smack in the middle of the backyard and it's spread is to the side fencelines and the back of the house.   The only place that has sun, is the far back area on the back fence and the poinciana robs all the moisture out of the ground.  That is why we have most of our trees in the wicking bins.   

Dianne has proved to me that most citrus trees will grow well in part shade but you have to be prepared to have less fruit then the ones in the full sun.   We are happy with that.  One day in the future, we will have fruiting hedges instead of spaced trees as the bins are close together.  

I noticed that the footpath trees not far from our house at Zillmere, were all covered in red berries and had such pretty foliage.  They were lillypillies, and I am pretty sure they were Riberry trees.  The fruit tasted quite sweet with a little tart flavour, so after sampling, I kept some of the seeds and will plant them today and see if they grow. 

Does anybody have these trees growing in their gardens?

Comment by CHERYL SLAPP on November 16, 2018 at 6:13

How wonderful, I still remember the taste when Lissa shared.  My tree is a long way off producing fruit

Comment by Valerie on November 14, 2018 at 21:18


Comment by Dianne Caswell on November 13, 2018 at 22:00

Your Fruit trees are going fabulously Christa. You look like you will have a bumper crop this year.

Comment by Andrew Cumberland on November 13, 2018 at 21:34

Bloody hell Christa!  Sounds like your yard is booming!

Comment by Dave Riley on November 13, 2018 at 16:49

Have had a Jaboticaba growing for 4 years and it has grown all of  10 centimetres. 

Exciting stuff.

That's my fruit tree story. Citrus and mulberry OK.

But anything else of the fructose persuasion is tardy...?

I'm still hopeful....Fig for instance.

Below the dirt, tragically, there is  all that sterile sand.

Comment by Christa on November 13, 2018 at 14:33

You can help yourself, if you wish Andy,  you will have to be quick as the nightlife is helping themselves to the fruit.  Our dogs are suffering with lack of sleep, as they try to keep the marauders away.

The Governor's plum is next to fruit, as I have heard the honey bees and seen the stingless bees all over the tree. 

The 2 persimmon trees are trying hard to hold on to fruit now, there are hundreds of flowers and the Kwai Muk has little fruit so far that seem to be holding, but need to get bigger.

The black persimmons have flowers all down the stems, so keeping my fingers crossed, but you really have to wait a long time for the fruit to be ready to pick, months. 

The citrus grove is giving some signs of fruit again.  I had to strip most of the flowers off to allow the roots to grow stronger, but left one or two to taste. 

My little Ceylon Hill gooseberry is full of flowers, have to see what happens there.   My figs are a failure, so disappointing, I think they may get the chop.   Same goes for the Longan kohala, they flower each year but then die off. 

We have had a good feed of blueberries this season, but they are shaded by the persimmon leaves now so may slow down with ripening fruit. 

There are little guavas on at the moment, but I think I have a thief who beats me to them.  The birds seem to pinch my shahtoot mulberries, I will have to hang a deterrent.  

The loquats have not fruited yet, we have had flowers.  The peaches are almost ready to harvest from under the nets. 

I would say next year will be a fruitful year, but I have said that the last couple of years.  My Jujube has to arrive this week from Daleys as well as my other mango tree.  

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