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Fruit & Vegetables

  • Lychees

    7:32 am | June 16, 2016

    Fresh Lychees straight from the tree in midsummer are a true delight. Lychees were brought to North Queensland by Chinese gold diggers late last century. Many people have tasted canned lychees served with ice-cream in Chinese restaurants- but rest assured, the canned ones just cannot be compared to the real thing. The Lychee tree is an attractive evergreen plant. The foliage is dark and […]

  • Grapes

    6:27 am | October 31, 2014

    The grapevine is one of the oldest known fruit plants to be cultivated by man. It is a deciduous vine that has attractive light green foliage in spring changing to dark green in summer. The vine is easy to grow and very reliable with its fruit production. It makes an ideal pergola cover giving cool shade in summer, but also lets the sun through […]

  • Kiwi Fruit vs Chinese Gooseberry

    9:51 pm | July 29, 2014

    The Kiwi fruit is a large, vigorous vine that loses its leaves in winter. It is native to Southern China and used to be called Chinese gooseberry until the New Zealand farmers decided to exploit it and popularized the name worldwide with their lucrative exports of the hairy brown fruit. Kiwi fruit are surprisingly easy to grow if a few simple rules are followed; […]

  • Tomatoes – Grow Your Own

    1:35 pm | July 19, 2014

    Nothing beats the taste of a tomato picked fresh from your own garden! Tomatoes are easy to grow and require little attention and maintenance. For the space they occupy, they deliver a much higher yield than any other vegetable. Varieties A popular mid-season staking variety is the well-known Grosse Lisse which bears medium to large globe shaped fruits. Moonshot yields delicious round fruit for […]