Growing Apricots

Apricots with their luscious combination of sweetness and tanginess are, in my opinion, the tastiest fruit in the stone fruit orchard. There's…

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Choosing Fruit and Vegetables to Grow or Buy Organic on a Budget

If it is important to you to reduce your exposure to artificial chemicals in food, it can be quite expensive to buy organic fruit and veggies and it…

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Preventing Spread of the Queensland Fruit Fly

QFF depositing eggs in a tomato. Photo: J. Newman, M. Schultz Queensland Fruit Fly (QFF) are tropical Queensland rain forest insects, that need the…

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Summer Pruning of Apple Trees

Pruning fruit trees in summer results in less vigorous regrowth and maintains the trees’ general size and shape. When pruning apple trees, it is…

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Bare Root Fruit Trees

Everything you need to know about bare root fruit trees As the weather gets colder, it’s ever so tempting to stay inside, and curl up by the fire…

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Review of “Preserving the Italian Way”

This 264 page book provides a comprehensive coverage of methods to preserve a vast range of foodstuffs with a focus on traditional Italian…

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Decorative and Productive

This garden is for the soul as well as the stomach - a delight to all the senses. Visually gorgeous in any season, with spectacular camellias in…

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Wild Orange

Indigenous Australians enjoyed a diverse supply of interesting edible plants in the millennia before white settlement. Some, like macadamias, have…

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Babaco

Babaco Carica pentagona is compact, high yielding and more frost tolerant than its close relative papaya (or paw paw) – an excellent candidate for…

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Finger Limes

The fruit of the Australian finger lime Citrus australasica is sought after by top restaurants around the world. Often described as ‘lime caviar’ for…

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