Category Archives: Fruit

11 September 2017 5:04pm – Farm update: Avocados, Bushfoods, Infrastructure

A quick update re the farm: As of Saturday, all the planting for this year is done! Yay! :D Now we go into survival/maintenance mode over our very first summer, which we hope isn’t going to be *too* hot and dry. Fingers … Continue reading

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2 September 2017 7:25am – Riberry Lillipillies and Midjim Berries

Today’s babies: 12x Riberry (Syzygium leuhmanii) and 12x Midjim Berry (Austromyrtus dulcis) to get our bushfoods sections going, act as privacy screening from the neighbours and provide more habitat for all the gorgeous little insectivorous birds we have here :)

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31 August 2017 4:31pm – Spring is here!

Spring has come to the garden, the mulberry has gone crazy and the heady scent of citrus flowers (blood orange and tahitian lime) is in the air. Mmm :)     

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28 August 2017 4:58pm – Bananas!

Yay! Presents! :D Courtesy of Blue Sky Tissue Culture, I present our newest arrivals: 2x Dwarf Ducasse and 2x Pisang Ceylan bananas :) These little guys will be potted up for a while, until they acclimatise to our less-humid-than-tropical-Far-North-Qld climate, and our … Continue reading

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5 August 2017 10:39am – Farm updates

Wow! What a crazy week! Here are some pics from last weekend’s visit to the Farm: we found some rather cute little visitors on our lemonade flowers, one of the lemons is so unphased by the frost we had the … Continue reading

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2 July 2:25pm – Citrus update

I must admit that I was a little worried about our baby trees with the predicted frost last night, but they don’t seem to have been phased in the slightest. The flower buds on the lemonades are fine, the new … Continue reading

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25 May 2017 3:42pm – Spined Citrus Bug

A helpful tip from Jerry if you have citrus in your yard … Posted by Jerry Colby-Williams, 25 May 2017 at 8:14am: “  Look out for the Spined citrus bug (Biprorulus bibax). This native insect is an emerging pest of citrus, … Continue reading

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24 May 2017 5:15pm – Citrus update: one week in

All of the baby citrus are looking good after their first week in the ground. Both lemons had one leaf with leaf miner, which got promptly squashed, but even ‘the bendy mandy’ (the Ellendale is top heavy and was not … Continue reading

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21 May 2017 5:59pm – Cumquat and Mandarine Marmalade

Breaking in the new jam pan and spoon with this season’s first batch of cumquat and mandarine marmalade! :)  

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20 May 2017 6:49pm – Jam, Marmalade and Bottled Fruit at Cornersmith

Back in Bris again after another awesome course with Alex and Maddie at Cornersmith Picklery, this time doing jam, marmalade and bottled fruit. You guys are awesome and I couldn’t recommend your courses highly enough; you are well worth the … Continue reading

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