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Poll: What type of fruit would you most like to grow in your backyard?

Community Manager Jason
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Poll: What type of fruit would you most like to grow in your backyard?

Winter is the ideal time to plant many different types of fruit trees, including popular deciduous trees like apple and pear, and citrus trees like orange and lemon.

 

Many fruit trees are also cheaper to buy in the winter as they can be purchased bare rooted. 

 

But what tree to choose? The latest Workshop poll asks what type of fruit would you most like to grow in your backyard.

 

Please add your vote to the poll on the front page and add a reply below telling us what you choose and why.  

 

Thanks for adding your vote and joining in the discussion.

 

Jason 

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Isobel
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Re: Poll: What type of fruit would you most like to grow in your backyard?

I really want an avocado tree. I eat a lot of them and they are so expensive!

Isobel
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Re: Poll: What type of fruit would you most like to grow in your backyard?

Now thinking about changing my vote to blueberries....

Moderator Deanna
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Re: Poll: What type of fruit would you most like to grow in your backyard?

Other = Blueberries, which I've just started to do Cherries is next
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aly
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Re: Poll: What type of fruit would you most like to grow in your backyard?

Avocados! I'm with Isobel, I love them yet they're so expensive. I believe they're rather prone to cold conditions so should be fine to grow here in VIC. I grew up on a apple, pear, apricot and cherry orchard so I think i've eaten my share of them already!
Community Manager Jason
Community Manager

Re: Poll: What type of fruit would you most like to grow in your backyard?

You are lucky to have grown up on an orchard @aly!

 

You might be interested in this previous Workshop discussion - Avocados in Melbourne.

 

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Trying
Super Contributor

Re: Poll: What type of fruit would you most like to grow in your backyard?

Blood plum tree for me ! Memories of plucking them from the tree,the first bite of that sweet fruit, so juicy that it ran through my fingers and down my arm. Real blood plums, the like of which I have never found since. Why do some modern day fruits lack the depth of flavour that I enjoyed in earlier times. Does anyone share this opinion or are my tastebuds jaded ? Cheers
Andy_Mann
Trusted Contributor

Re: Poll: What type of fruit would you most like to grow in your backyard?

@Trying back in my day, it was Satsuma, or nothing, but I bear good news.

Heritage Fruit Society lists Blood Plums as being Satsumas:

http://www.heritagefruitssociety.org.au/page-1766148

Listed under the Japanese heading.

"SATSUMA  or BLOOD PLUM  Large, dark red, very juicy, and of rich flavor."

Since you asked so nicely.

http://www.heritagefruitssociety.org.au/page-1766148

Trying
Super Contributor

Re: Poll: What type of fruit would you most like to grow in your backyard?

@Andy_Mann as soon as I read the name Satsuma I knew it was right !! Thank you for reminding me. I do wish I knew where to purchase the fruit, rather than the tree. But the info was great. Cheers

Andy_Mann
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Re: Poll: What type of fruit would you most like to grow in your backyard?

@Trying, here's the contact for Fruit Growers Victoria Ltd, they may be able to supply the names of local growers.

 

http://www.fgv.com.au/contact

 

While searching, I discovered that fruit growers are going through tough times, & no surprise, it's through the large supermarket chains that're doing the damage.

 

Here's an article of a grower who's struggling, & his innovative system to survive:

 

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-01-27/riverland-plum-grower-invites-pick-your-own-to-avoid-waste/711...

 

I'd like to think that his approach will spread, making it better for growers & buyers.

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