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By Jacqueline

My tree friend: Dwarf Apple tropical sweet

a) Average expected life of tree, in years, from sprout to death (approx numbers) A dwarf apple may live 15-20 years. A semi-dwarf tree may see 20 – 25 years while a full-sized tree should manage 35 to 45 years b) Years until trees first fruit (ie some trees fruit within a few years, others can take decades) The apple tree begins […]

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By Ben Westmoreland

Zutano Avocado

ZUTANO AVOCADO 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 succumb to […]

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By Scott Hensley

Asian Pear

a) Average expected life of tree, in years, from sprout to death (approx numbers) avg 15 – 20 years, up to 50 b) Years until trees first fruit (ie some trees fruit within a few years, others can take decades) 4-6 c) Season of year when productive tree fruits (ie Summer, Autumn, Winter Spring or […]

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By lorraine caddy

Tree Friend – Native or Wild Orange, Capparis mitchellii

NATIVE ORANGE / WILD ORANGE / NATIVE POMEGRANATE (Limited formal research undertaken on woody non-commercial species that occur in low rainfall areas, so little, or no official data) a) Average expected life of tree, in years, from sprout to death Very slow growing and very long-lived. Specimen in Adelaide Botanical Gardens recorded as 170yrs old; […]

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By Lauren Brophy

Macadamia Tree – Tree Friend

Macadamia a & b) The macadamia tree begins to bear fruit when it is 6-7years old, grows its first fruit at 4.5 years and lives for approximately 60 years. c) The macadamia, when a productive tree bears fruit from Late March and continues to come down over the next 6 months, so during Autumn and […]

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By Kelly Lyons

Pecan Tree – Carya illinoinensis

Pecan Tree a) Average expected life of tree, in years, from sprout to death (approx numbers) 100 + years but can live up to 400 years. b) Years until trees first fruit (ie some trees fruit within a few years, others can take decades) 3-10 Years Grafted 3-7 years c) Season of year when productive […]

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By Anouk

My tree friend, the Mangifera Indica

Mangifera Indica  a) Average expected life of tree, in years, from sprout to death (approx numbers) Long-lived tree as some specimens still fruit after 300 years b) Years until trees first fruit (ie some trees fruit within a few years, others can take decades) Seedling trees 5-8 years, trees that are grafted 3-4 years. c) […]

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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 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 John Clark

Bunya Pines – growing from seed and eating

I recently was fortunate enough to be given a whole Bunya Pine cone from a friend who has a mature tree on his property. The kids and I stripped the cone down to approximately 80 good nuts. We did some research and found some interesting information about these trees. The advice for planting the seeds […]

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