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I went out to the cidery at Braidswood today for a grafting workshop and came home with four grafts from the workshop plus 20 year-old whips ready to plant - a mix of cider, eating and cooking apples :drunk

Wish I could fast forward to fruit :D

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Sun Aug 19, 2012 3:39 pm
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it will be worth the wait I am sure :)

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Sun Aug 19, 2012 4:36 pm
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Post Re: Heritage apples
I've put in about 40 fruit trees, mostly heritage varieties. I have about 10 varieties of eating/cooking/cider apples and three or four perry pear varieties.

I'd also love to be able to fast forward the fruit.

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Mon Aug 20, 2012 7:02 pm
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Sounds great! I love cider! :drunk

Not trying to hijack your post but, can anyone tell me straight if we can grow apples for eating in queensland?

I have heard that the conditions are not right for growing apples. Is there a special type that can be grown here? Anyone from QLD know?

I know I could probably ask my local nursery, but thought I would pose the question whilst on the subject.

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Wed Oct 24, 2012 9:41 pm
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For Chookie ... yes you can grow apples in QLD - it is a major crop in the Stanthorpe area. But I don't think you will be very successful in the Lockyer Valley ... I lived there for a few years a long time ago and although its winters are cold, its not cold enough for apples. However, there may be certain varieties that don't need a long or severe chill ... in which case a local nursery would be best for advice. Otherwise you could always contact the Horticulture Dept at the Gatton Uni for advice... good luck :)


Fri Oct 26, 2012 8:10 pm
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Thanks natty, I thought as much. Will have to ask at the nursery then :thumbright Cheers!

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Sun Oct 28, 2012 12:07 pm
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Cookie,

Try Daleys first. They should be able to help. Otherwise, it could be worth a call Woodbridge (Tas) or Yalca (Vic). Both are specialist fruit tree providers and both do lots of heritage varieties.

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Sun Oct 28, 2012 7:03 pm
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Daleys nursery in northern NSW specialise in fruit trees and fruiting vines and nuts and do a huge range of tropical and subtropical suitable fruit online
Thier sales team are fantastic and I have been super thrilled with the quality of the stock I have bought and the AMAZING two day delivery and great service
If there are apples suited to your area, Daleys will know :)

Oh
Bigfish-0z beat me in- hi Alan we must be online together :lol:

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Sun Oct 28, 2012 7:08 pm
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Oh thanks Bigfish and Carole!

I have had a good look at their website... Fruit, Nut & Rainforest tree's - Now that's my kinda place to shop :thumbright

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Mon Oct 29, 2012 7:42 am
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I've bought from Daley's before and the plants were fantastic :thumbright

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