Real World Gardener Unusual Trees in the Good Earth

March 3rd, 2020

THE GOOD EARTH

Unusual Trees for Your Garden
Do you have fruit or nut trees growing in your garden? 
Picking fresh fruits from your own tree, is a different experience altogether to buying the same produce from a shop.

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Moringa oleifera with seed pods

However, not everyone has the space for an orchard, and growing fruits in a small space may seem like a daunting task. 
With the right selection of fruits for small spaces, though, you can enjoy picking fruits off the tree in your own backyard. 

I'm talking with Margaret Mossakowska director of www.mosshouse.com.au 

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Jabuticaba

Margaret mentioned Moringa olifeira or drumstick tree, horseradish tree or just miracle tree, is best in subtropical  dry, hot areas. Think arid regions, and you have the right environment. All parts of the tree are edible not just for us but as fodder for animals as well.
Jabuticaba or Brazilian grape tree is in the Myrtaceae family, along qith the allspice tree (Pimenta doica) and eucalypts.

The way the fruits grow is known as "cauliflory," in other words they grow up the trunk and branches of the tree.
 If you can grow Jacaranda you grow this tree. 
Acer saccharum or sugar maple for cooler districts. 
If you want to know more or if you have any questions about these unusual trees, why not email realworldgardener@gmail.com or write in to 2RRR P.O. Box 644 Gladesville NSW 1675.
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