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PostPosted: Jul 24th, '14, 17:19 
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What crops would you grow in a tropical AP system that you couldn't grow down south without heat?

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Nice thread Stu, I've looked into this a little, other than the obvious like paw paw, guava, pineapple and banana (all of which can grow in other areas, just not as well), there are a couple that I have my sights on. One is lychee and the other is miracle fruit.

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Stuart Chignell wrote:
What crops would you grow in a tropical AP system that you couldn't grow down south without heat?

I have worked on farms and export market gardens as well as processing plants like Edgles
To me anything you have to pay a fortune for at Coles or Woolworths was normally throw in the bin,
I want what I normally eat at a better quality and better price than I have to pay for now!
It literally makes me sick to walk through the so called fresh food section of a supermarket knowing that everything on the shelf is reject produce from export markets!
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What are the average highs and lows Stuart?

Miracle fruit... Though a niche market can be great. My plants are mature now (after 5 years)and bloom all year. Fruit is expensive ($1/berry), plants are expensive and they can only be grown from fresh seed. I'll give you guys some hints for these if you get some. It took me a few years to get them really happy.

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What are the average highs and lows Stuart?

Miracle fruit... Though a niche market can be great. My plants are mature now (after 5 years)and bloom all year. Fruit is expensive ($1/berry), plants are expensive and they can only be grown from fresh seed. I'll give you guys some hints for these if you get some. It took me a few years to get them really happy.


I'll take hints, as you never know what else they may also work on :)

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I would be a little concerned about the Durian! Many places in China BAN Durian being opened. It's that "special" aroma you know!

Mind you, once you get over that ( breathing out when you ingest helps!) the taste is, hmmm how to describe?

Custard?

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What are the average highs and lows Stuart?

Miracle fruit... Though a niche market can be great. My plants are mature now (after 5 years)and bloom all year. Fruit is expensive ($1/berry), plants are expensive and they can only be grown from fresh seed. I'll give you guys some hints for these if you get some. It took me a few years to get them really happy.


I had them growing in the dirt for a year, and they did nothing. No growth, no nothing. And eventually, they just dropped the leaves and died.

Any hints would be great! Did you get them in a media bed with coffee grounds surrounding them?

Are the fresh fruit any different from the dried tablets you can get?

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What are the average highs and lows Stuart?


Highest is 37.8. Lowest is 7.9.

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Excellent suggestion from my little bit of reading.

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Miracle fruit...
I'll give you guys some hints for these if you get some. It took me a few years to get them really happy.


Yes please Ryan, I've one and am keen for any growing advice.
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I would be a little concerned about the Durian! Many places in China BAN Durian being opened. It's that "special" aroma you know!

Mind you, once you get over that ( breathing out when you ingest helps!) the taste is, hmmm how to describe?

Custard?

Depending on the variety but I am generally a convert and love the stuff. I don't get the smell issue with it, taste I can agree could be difficult for some but I love the aroma.


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