Fruits & nuts

Banana flower and fruit

Bountiful bananas

January 2016

Have you thought of growing bananas in your cool climate garden? asks PENNY WOODWARD.

Apple blossom

The birds and the bees

August 2015

JUSTIN RUSSELL discusses the birds, the bees and the mysteries of fruit tree pollination.  

Morello Cherry

Have a very cherry Christmas!

December 2014

Christmas wouldn't be complete without cherries, but for a sour twist, JUSTIN RUSSELL suggests trying Morello cherries.

Ripe passionfruit lying beneath the vine.

Late ripening passionfruit

May 2014

Passionfruit is one of our most popular backyard fruit crops and perhaps the most vexing, writes JENNIFER STACKHOUSE.

Fuyu Persimmons

Orange lanterns of autumn

May 2014

Few plants can bridge the ornamental-edible divide like the persimmon. JUSTIN RUSSELL explains how to grow them.

Ripening Calamondins

Bondin’ with my calamondin

March 2014

It might be fruiting two months ahead of schedule, but JUSTIN RUSSELL extolls the virtues of his backyard calamondin tree.

'Purple Top Milan' turnips

Turn it up!

March 2014

It's time we turned the spotlight back onto the humble turnip, writes Justin Russell.

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