Fruit Trees

Growing Edible Pandanus - Even in cooler climates


Lots of tips on growing Edible pandanus Plants such as using a water mist to replicate humidity. When harvesting you can even freeze the leaves to have a a year long supply.

What method's best? Experiment: Ripening Mangos off the tree


Do your mangoes go black after you pick them off your Mango Fruit Trees in Australia? Perhaps it's the way you ripen them. There are a few methods to ripen mangoes when picking them as a backyard gardener off your mango tree. You have the luxury of letting them ripen on the tree however this is not practical all the time with birds and bats and possums and also ripening them as you need them. We do an experiment with a few methods of picking them before they are ripe.

The Banana Mango (Semi Dwarf Grafted Mango Tree)

Exploring the Semi Dwarf Grafted Banana Mango Fruit Tree

 * 0:00 - Introduction to the Banana Mango

* 0:27 - Features of the outside of the Banana Mango

* 1:36 - Looking at the Fruit on the Tree and tips on how to grow them the best way.
* 2:32 - Tasting the banana Mango
* 3:28 - Group Taste Testing

Part Time Work 2 days Dispatch and Packing Plants in Kyogle

We are an online fruit tree nursery that mail orders 1000's of fruit trees across Australia. The job would include permanent part time hours 9-3pm ( school hours ) 2 days per week or 7.30-4pm if that suits. Due to demand we may require you to be flexible for an extra 2 days per week.

The job can be fast paced with deadlines to meet as trucks come throughout the day to pick up plants that you have packed and prepared for customers all around Australia. We would require you to work in the sun to select plants with sun protective clothing. However most of the work is in a shaded dispatch shed where all the plants are packed.

An appreciation of plants is helpful and so is an existing knowledge of warehouse procedures including packing boxes with fast hand eye co-ordination. A minor mistake with the wrong label or plant can cause big problems down the line so an attention to detail or pride in your work is something that you need to bring to work with you.

Tasks are allocated to each staff member via their personal smartphone. You need to own a smartphone under 5 years old and be willing to use it in the workplace. The phone is required to view tasks, complete them and provide feedback on jobs assigned to you. A pre existing understanding of the way apps and webpages work to collect data is a big part of this role.

It is preferable that you live within 40km's of Kyogle NSW because being flexible and on call when we get a surge in orders to meet our customers expectations is important to us. Days and hours can be flexible so if you had other commitments due to children or community work we are happy to work with you.

Our most important policy is contributing to a positive team dynamics.

Not a True Lemon, But does it matter? (Meyer Lemons)


Meyer Lemon Tree with ripening fruit

Not a True Lemon. But does it matter? 

 The Meyer Lemon tree is the most popular backyard lemon tree in Australia but they are not a "True" Lemon. That is because they are a cross (hybrid) between a lemon and an orange. Although not as acidic as a true lemon like a Eureka lemon tree or Lisbon Lemon Tree they are the perfect acidity for salads and many other dishes without being too harsh on your teeth/pallet or requiring too much salt to balance out the sour. Meyer lemon trees are more cold hardy while performing well into warmer subtropical climates. So you can see them into Melbourne and up into QLD. Also you can get a great crop of lemons often all year round. Not many fruit have this talent. 

Backyard Tips: 

Pruning: Each time you pick a lemon prune away any crowded stems. Mulch: Thick mulch to keep water in but have a separation from the trunk. 

Soil: Free draining ( You accomplish this by planting it on a mound) 

Fertiliser: Slow release Spring and again in Summer. 

Watering: Deep watering in the hotter months rather than constant shallow watering. 

Eco Oil: To stop leaf curl.