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By Carmen Reilly

My Friend, the Humble Lemon

Citrus limon ‘Eureka’ Whether it’s dad pissing on the lemon tree in the backyard or afternoons spent roaming the neighbourhood nicking exposed lemons, a lot of us have good-time memories of this humble yet ubiquitous tree. Can you even call it a backyard without one? a) Average expected life of tree, in years, from sprout […]

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By Vanessa

Mango Tree

a) Lifespan – up to 300 years b) 1st Fruiting – if they are grafted trees 3-5 years, seedlings 1st fruit between 5-8years c) Seasonal fruiting – Spring through Summer d) Yield – 35 years plus e) Place of Origin – Indian subcontinent, predominantly in the state of Utter Pradesh f) Average Rainfall in Utter Pradesh […]

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By Lisa Passaris

Hass Avocado Tree

a) Average life expectancy The average life expectancy of Hass avocado trees is unknown exactly. There are trees that have been alive for over 80 years and still fruiting seasonally. b) Years until first fruit Grafted trees purchased from nurseries can commence producing fruit in generally 3 to 5 years from purchase. Avocado trees that […]

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By Anna

Tree Friend – Eureka Lemon

Eureka Lemon Average expected life of tree: 50 years Years until trees first fruit: 4-5 years Most Eureka saplings are sold at 3-4 years and are grafted Season of year when productive tree fruits:  2-3 fruitings – autumn, winter and into spring Primary fruiting occur in late winter into spring in NSW coastal climates Evergreen […]

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By Ben Battams

Baobab Tree

Baobab Tree. Average expected life of tree, in years, from sprout to death (approx numbers) Up to 3000 years old. Years until trees first fruit (ie some trees fruit within a few years, others can take decades It can take a Baobab tree up to 200 years before it produces its first green-brown velvety pod-shaped […]

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By angelina reid

Dimocarpus Longan

Dimocarpus Longan a) Longan trees are long lived. There is no recorded lifespan for the Dimocarpus longan. Lychees, the close cousin of the longan tree can live upwards of 1000 years. An air-layered tree can bear fruit in as little as two to three years while a tree from seed can take up to seven […]

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By Melissa Brenner

Golden Dorsett Apple

  Life Expectancy Average: 50-100 years b. Bears first fruit : 2 years (rather than the 5-8 of regular apples) c. Productive season: June-July d. Produces fruit for: 30+ years or 28+ productive years on average e. Origin: Bahamas in 1950s. f. Average rain in Bahamas: 53.5 inches/1359.2 mm g. Malus Domestica ‘Golden Dorsett’ h. […]

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By Jay Mawson

Sweet Chestnut Tree

Tree friend Castanea sativa – sweet chestnut life span- C. Sativa is a very long lived tree with a typical life expectancy in the range of 200-800 years with some exceptional trees estimated to be as old as 2000-4000 years! Years till first fruit- popular grafted cultivars may start to produce within 5 years but […]

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By Asier Merino

My tree friend: black mulberry

I’ve decided to choose black mulberry as my first tree friend because six or seven years ago I planted one and now it’s some five meters high and full of mulberries. We’re enjoying them a lot… Here I share what I’ve learned about it.. Black Mulberry (Morus Nigra) a) Life expectancy of more than 100 […]

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By Iván Larrañaga Solaguren

Tree friend. Olive tree. Olea europaea subsp. europaea

a)   The olive tree can live more than 1000 years. The oldest olive tree known in Spain is 1700 years old and as planted under the comand of the Roman Emperor Constantine. b)   It begins to produce at 5 years. c)   The olives ripen in autumm. In my zone, we collected them […]

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By Harrison Payne

Lilly Pilly

Lilly Pilly

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By Joe Thompson

Tree Friends – Rollinia Deliciosa

Rollinia Deliciosa a.k.a. ROLLINIA   Life expectancy -At least 15 years   Years until first fruit -Within 3 years   Season -Main crop is August-September-October   Expected or average number of fruiting years – ~15 years   Country of origin -Native to lowlands of Brazil   Average annual rainfall in area of origin – >1300mm […]

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By Kaye McRae

Mangifera Indica (Mango)

Mango trees originated from Myanmar (Burma) and Eastern India, where average annual rainfalls across the regions vary from 1,174mm-11,777mm. By comparison, in Queensland, Bowen’s average rainfall is 892mm and Maryborough’s 1,138mm p.a. The mango species is mangifera indica from the anacardiaceae family. Pistachio, cashew and poison ivy (which isn’t actually ivy) also belong to the anacardiaceae […]

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By carissa jimenez

“Carica Papaya” Golden Paw Paw Plant

Golden Paw Paw plant Carica Papaya Please refer to attached PDFs Permaculture assignment one Paw Paw Desgin

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By jo Harrison-Ward

Tree Friend Avocado (PERSEA AMERICANA)

An evergreen tree about 3- 6m high x 3-5m wide with large, dark green leaves and green to dark, fleshy, oval fruit. Latin name/family: The avocado (Persea americana), from the family Lauraceae (Myrtle). Varieties in Australia The most common varieties in Australia are: Type A – Gwen, Hass, Lamb Hass, Pinkerton, Reed, Rincon, Secondo and […]

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By Jan Kosonen

Black Genoa fig tree

Black Genoa fig tree Fig trees can live for hundreds of years. Black Genoa fig will give its first fruits 2 year after it has been sown from seed. The fruit season in the warmer parts of Australia is summer and autum, December to May. Fig trees produce fruits until they die. But their best […]

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By Joris Fassina

Olive tree (Olea europaea)

Olive tree : Family : Oleacea Gender : Olea species : europaea This tree is has a very long life, it’s expeted life can be more than 2000 years. We have to wait minimum 7 years until the 1st fruit. Fruits are producted in autumn. Expected number of years tree expected to fruit for once […]

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By Tammy Rogers

Lemon-scented Myrtle

Lemon-scented Myrtle   Family Myrtaceae Common Name Lemon-scented Myrtle Botanical Name Backhousia citriodora Country/ place of origin Australia, Central east coast – QLD rainforest Plant overview This large shrub to small tree has a short trunk with spreading branches that form a dense rounded crown. It has lemon scented glossy green lanced-shaped leaves and the […]

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By mark payne

Cavendish Banana (Musa Acuminata)

Cavendish Banana (Musa Acuminata) Number of Years of Life of Tree – Generally it takes 10-15months for its “lifespan” because after it fruits the tree dies off, but a new sprout (sucker) replaces it. These all grow from the corm. The base of the banana tree. It has a longer lifespan, however commercial growers tend […]

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By Katrina Swan

Tree friend Jaboticaba

Jaboticaba Average life of the tree Jaboticaba trees are slow growing tropical trees, that live at least 8 years under the right conditions. Years until first fruit Jaboticaba can take up to 8 years to fruit. Season most productive Jaboticaba’s fruit in the wetter seasons with the largest harvest being Spring. Tricked with longer watering […]

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By Lilli Nicolson

Papaya Tree

Paw Paw/Papaya Paw Paw generally live about 7 years from sprout to death. However there are records of a 40 year old tree. However they are not very productive after about 7 years. They take between 5 months and 12 months to fruit. In my climate (sub-tropical) they will fruit all year round however they […]

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By Lily Grace

Chinese Tallow Tree

SAPIUM SEBIFERUM/CHINESE TALLOW TREE Sapium sebiferum (Recent reclassification by USDA to Triadica sebifera) Also: Chinese Tallow Tree, Chicken Tree, Popcorn Tree, Black Cypress Deciduous, fast-growing, adaptable, disease resistant native of China and Japan traditionally grown for soap, cooking fat, and candles. Drought resistant, but one source said they flourish with a minimum of 500mm rainfall/year. […]

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By Paulina Truong

Tree Friend Project by Paulina Truong

Burgandy Plum Record average expected life of tree in years from sprout to death. (looking for approx numbers) approx 15-25 yrs b) Years until trees 1st fruit. (ie 8. some trees can be fruiting within a few years others can take decades.) 3-6 yrs; starkbros c) Season of year when productive tree fruits. (ie Summer, […]

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By Angela

Tree Friend Assignment – Moringa Oleifera

Moringa or Drumstick Tree Moringa Oleifera family Moringaceae The Moringa Oleifera is a tree of many names depending on the country it is growing in. As well as being called the Drumstick Tree (because of the shape of its seed pods), it’s also known in English as the Horseradish tree (due to the flavour of […]

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By Daniele Forestiero

Moringa Oleifera – the Tree of life!

Moringa oleifera is the most widely cultivated species of the genus Moringa, which is the only genus in the family Moringaceae. English common names include: moringa, drumstick tree and horseradish tree. It is a fast-growing, drought-resistant tree, native to the southern foothills of the Himalayas in northwestern India, and widely cultivated in tropical and subtropical […]

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By Eddie Perez

PAPAYA TREE – Carica papaya L.

Papaya Tree Latin (Binominal) Name Carica papaya L. Botany Author Citation (L.) Carl Linnaeus Common Names Papaya; Papaw or Paw Paw (Australia); Mamao (Brazil), Tree Melon. Scientific Classification Kingdom Plantae Clade Angiosperms Clade Eudicots Clade Rosids Order Brassecales Family Caricaceae Genus Carica Species C. papaya Country of Origin Mexico and Central America. Average annual rainfall 304 […]

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By Helen Bucknell

Almond Self polinating

Almond self- pollinating Prunus dulcis   Growing guide Deciduous fruit bearing tree Height to 3 meters Width to 3 meters Over hanging canopy of approximately 3 meter diameter with bare trunk of about 30 cm diameter Position in full sun Harvest in Feb-April Prefers areas with warm dry summers and mild wet winters. Best temperatures […]

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By Diana Lichter

Mango Tree Friend

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By Jay Dunstan

MEYER LEMON

MEYER LEMON – TREE FRIEND DATA SHEET. Meyer Lemons can live up to 30 years from sprout to death. If a Meyer Lemon tree has grown from seed it can take up to 7 years to fruit. The Meyer lemon tree is able to fruit all year, however the major time of harvest is winter, this […]

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By Alana Boyden

The Moringa Olifeira

MORINGA LATIN NAME Moringa oleifera – from the genus Moringa which is the only genus in the family Moringaceae. HEIGHT 10-12 metres TRUNK WIDTH 45 cms TREE ARBOUR TREE SHAPE/PROFILE The moringa has an open crown of drooping fragile branches and feathery leaves which are tripinnate shape. They generally grow to an average of 4-5 […]

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By Brennan Buring

Sweet Chestnut (Castanea Sativa)

My Chosen Tree Friend: Sweet Chestnut (Castanea sativa) Life expectancy: 200-800 years Chestnuts will begin to bear in 3-5 years after planting, has been known to take up to 20 years to yield crop. Season of nut productivity: Autumn (March/April) Origin and location: believed to be cultivated by the Ancient Romans and Asian Minor. Found […]

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By Kim Booij

Kim’s tree friend – red grapefruit

Grapefruit tree – Cirtus paradisi (variety: red, Star Ruby / Ruby red). a) The average life expectancy is approximately 50 years. b) Citrus trees usually grow little during the first year after they are planted. If they receive enough water and fertilizer, they grow substantially during the spring and summer between their second and fourth […]

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By Roberlinda & Jade Lacasandile

Carabao Mango

  TREE FRIEND DATA SHEET OF ALVARO: COCONUT TREEE a) Record average expected life of tree in years from sprout to death. (looking for approx numbers) – Coconut has a medium life span, living between 60 to 80 years. b) Years until trees 1st fruit. (ie 8. some trees can be fruiting within a few […]

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By Roberlinda & Jade Lacasandile

The Coconut Tree

a) Record average expected life of tree in years from sprout to death. (looking for approx numbers) – Coconut has a medium life span, living between 60 to 80 years. b) Years until trees 1st fruit. (ie 8. some trees can be fruiting within a few years others can take decades.) – Given proper care […]

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By Greg McQueen

Coffee Arabica

TREE FRIEND DATA SHEET  a)  Record average expected life of tree in years from sprout to death.  (Looking for approx numbers) – 10 to 15 years b) Years until trees 1st fruit.  (i.e. 8. some trees can be fruiting within a few years others can take decades.) –  First fruits can be expected three to […]

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By Miles Salani

Common Fig (Ficus carica)

The Common Fig is a deciduous tree with a long history of human use. It is believed it may have been one of the first species to be deliberately propagated for human use. It produces complex edible inflorescences which are eaten as fruit by mammals, birds and insects. A) The Common Fig has the capability […]

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By Leesha Ross

Macadamia Tetraphylla

  MACADAMIA Fact Sheet a)  Average expected lifespan. 60 years, but can live to well over 100 b) Years until trees 1st fruit. 5-7. Full production at 12-15 years c) Season of year when productive tree fruits. Nov-Jan, March- April d) Expected or average number years tree expected to fruit for once it begins. Trees […]

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By Louise Staunton

Macadamia Integrifolia

  My tree friend is Macadamia Integrifolia a)  3-6 months after falling from the tree, a macadamia nut can sprout and live to be 70 – 100 years old. b) Macadamia Integrifolia fruits from around 7 years and matures around 10 years of age. c) The macadamia tree will have flowers, nutlets and nuts all […]

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By Ben Westmoreland

Zutano Avocado – Persea americana

ZUTANO AVOCADO – Persea Americana a)  Record average expected life of tree in years from sprout to death. (looking for approx numbers) Zutano avocado trees can live for up to 80 years in optimal conditions when cultivated, they have been known to live for over 400 years in the wild.  Most avocados of this age will […]

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By Gabrielle

Macadamia Nut Tree

1.7 Tree Friend Data Sheet Macadamia Nut Tree Latin Name of tree M. tetraphylla Macadamia (Genus) tetraphylla (Species) Latin name of tree family Proteaceae   Country/Area of origin Subtropical east coast of Australia North Eastern NSW; Central and South Eastern QLD Annual rainfall in area of origin 1,000–2,000 mm   Average life of tree Over 100 […]

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By Angela Wilson

The Carob Tree

carob tree drawing Life expectancy from seed to death can be around the 200 year mark. Often longer. The Carob Tree often doesn’t fruit till it is around 8 years old. The fruit is a dark brown flatten pod. 13-30cm long and about 2.5cm wide which contains a sweet chocolate like pulp and several seeds. […]

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By Rachael Turner

Black Mulberry Tree – Morus nigra

Common Black Mulberry Tree Morus nigra Latin name of tree: Morus nigra Family: Moraceae Country/area of origin: Southwest Asia Average annual rainfall in area of origin: 1494mm Average expected life of tree: 25-50 years Years until trees 1st fruit: will fruit in first year Expected or average number of years tree expected to fruit for […]

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By Danielle Gray

Black Mulberry

Black Mulberry tree 1.a) The average expected life of a black mulberry from sprout to death can be up to 300+ years. 1.b) It can be anywhere between approximately 5-15 years until trees first fruit. 1.c) Black mulberry trees fruit Spring to early Summer. 1.d) The expected or average number of years tree is expected […]

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By Jaimie Trotter

Macadamia Tree

JAIMIE TROTTER – TREE FRIEND SUBMISSION, CHAPTER 1.7 A. Average life expectancy in years from sprout to death: After sprouting, the Macadamia Tree has a juvenile life span of approximately 6years and reaches maturity at approximately 10 years. They have been known to live over 100 years. B. Years until first fruit: On average, it […]

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By Rachel Davis

Avocado Tree

My Tree Friend – The Avocado Tree Average expected life = 40 years Years until tree firsts fruits = Approx. 5 years Season of year when productive tree fruits = August to January (Spring/Summer) Expected number of years expected to fruit = 20 to 30 years Country of Origin = Areas of Southern Mexico and […]

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By Swati Sharma

Lemon Tree

Tree Friend Assignment Lemon tree, Latin Name-Citrus x Limon,belongs to Citrus Family-Rutacaea. It is a small evergreen tree native to Asia-thought to be first grown in Assam( NE India ),Burma or China.It was in introduced in Europe near southern Italy around the first century AD. From there it came to Persia and Egypt in 700 […]

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By Carey Downes

Carey’s Tree Friend Hass Avacado

Choose A Tree Friend will grow in the area of your design location ✔ Avocado Growing the crop Table 2 – District suitability of varieties suggested for planting   District   Shepard   Sharwil   Hass   Atherton Tableland – north of Walkamin   ✔   ✔ ✗ Atherton Tableland – south of Walkamin   […]

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