Fruit and Nut Tree Network eBulletin #25

This is the latest newsletter from the Blue Mountains Fruit and Nut Tree Network. If you want to know more information please see the contact details at the bottom of the page. You will see the comment about figs not ripening at Mt Tomah. Many people have asked about problems with their figs this year. I suspect that we had to much rain. I have a couple of reliable fig trees which also failed to ripen. I also am friendly with a farmer in Orange who grows a lot of figs. Although his did ripen he told me they were not of a eating quality and sold them on to be used for preserves.

Figs at Cheriras

The figs failed to mature at Cheriras Community Orchard at Mount Tomah before the cold weather set in, so if you are one of the many people who asked to be informed when they were ready for picking, please don’t think we forgot you. They just never happened.

Local bare-rooted raspberry canes and strawberry plants

Cheriras has heritage raspberry canes, bare-rooted, $10 each or 6 for $50 (bulk discounts by arrangement). This is a non-brambling variety, which produces a single cane around 2 metres high and has a good autumn crop. There’s a second crop in late spring too, before the cane dies back and re-shoots. Cheriras would like to clear out as many of these as possible to improve access for harvesting other fruits.

Strawberry plants also available for $2 each, or 6 for $10.

To order contact Rob & Lucy 4782 5265 or

Register of local grafters, pruners and people with other special growing skills

We get requests for people to help, especially with pruning. Can we add you to a list of people with special growing skills, who are willing to share/exchange/receive payment for pruning, grafting and so on? Also, if you recommend someone else, please get them to make contact: Anitra Nelson  — and 4782 9003.

Fowlers Vacola jars

Dudley of Winmalee has numerous Fowlers Vacola jars for sale. They are pre-loved, in good condition at a reasonable price. To find out if he has the sizes you want, ring him on 4754 3235.

Leura Garage Cafe local fruit and nut market

Contact Stella at the Leura Garage Cafe at 84 Railway Parade in Leura (4784 3391) if you would like to use their venue as an outlet for your locally grown fruits and nuts.

Fruit and Nut Tree Network contact, and to unsubscribe, or change, e-details:
Anitra Nelson — and 4782 9003

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Posted on June 1, 2011, in Community, Fruit trees. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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