I’ve decided to expand our selection of fruit trees in our permaculture garden. I realised that I didn’t own any useful gardening books on fruit trees, particularly ones that would help me decide which fruit trees are suitable for Brisbane’s climate and are less than 5 metres so that I can cram lots in and have lots of variety.
I ended up posting to the Brisbane Local Food ning and got a great response. I love the way online forums facilitate answers that are better than what I would have come up from reading a book. Thanks to everyone who helped me compile this list:
- acerola cherry
- apples, dwarf sub-tropical (Golden Dorsett , Tropical Anna, Tropical Sweet)
- avocado, dwarf
- barbados cherry
- blueberries (Sharp Blue – self-pollinating and low chill)
- crab apple
- custard apple
- dragon fruit
- longan (protected from birds and possums)
- macadamia (pot)
- mandarin, dwarf (freemont)
- mango, dwarf
- mulberry, dwarf (red shatoot)
- native raspberry (scrambling bush)
- nectarine (low chill)
- orange – washington; Lanes late; Valencia and red ruby;
- persimmon (but you’d need to prune it to under 5m)
- sea grape tree
- thai apple
I’d love to hear if you are successfully growing any other fruit trees in the Brisbane area?
If you live outside of Brisbane, you may like the list of trees for a suburban food forest.