Fruit Forest Farm Visit
Cupuassu, Related to cacao, the cupuassu is popular in its native Brazil, but little know elsewhere. Unlike cacao, the pulp of the large-fruited cupuassu is used rather than the seeds. Unique flavour with hint of Pineapple
Tatura Trellis - cyclone proof trees, framework for netting and also training limbs to be more fruitful
Carters Red Pomelo
Cacao fruit - flesh around beans (that are used to make chocolate) taste like mangosteen and Soursop.
Canistel dip - great way to use this fruit. Just mix with Lime and Chili. So tasty!!
One of Peters Crisp Orange Jackfruit selections ‘Berry’ superb flavour.
Todays visit to Peter and Alison Salleras Fruit Forest Farm was awesome. Their passion in trialing and growing commercially a large range of exotic tropical fruits was so inspiring. After experiencing the full fury of Category 5 Cyclone Yasi in 2011 Peter and Allison were not deterred but actually inspired to future proof their orchard by establishing all new planting’s using Tatura trellessing. We were at the tail end of the wet season fruiting, but still managed to taste amazing Soursops, Durian, Jackfruit, Rollinia, Mangosteen, Breadfruit, Cacao, Black Sapote, Breadnut, Cupuassu, Pomelo and Canistel. It was great to finally meet the Salleras’ that I have heard so much about. They are so generous with their knowledge and their lifetime dedication to trialing and implementing new ways of growing Tropical fruits is so inspiring. If you are ever visiting North Qld you have to book into one of their Saturday afternoon Farm Tours.