Fruits & nuts

Young cherries

Cherry tree thoughts

Sun, 14/10/2018 - 4:18pm

Penny Woodward discusses four things you need to know for successful cherry production.

Peter Cundall harvests apples

Apple of Peter's eye

Mon, 06/08/2018 - 3:14pm

Peter Cundall loves apples. Here he reveals his all-time favourite heritage cultivars. 

Table grapes

Grape expectations

Thu, 03/08/2017 - 12:00am

Justin Russell shares a bunch of tips for growing table grapes, including the best choices for your climate.

November planting

What to plant in November

Wed, 26/10/2016 - 3:01pm

With November just around the corner, JUSTIN RUSSELL introduces you to a month of planting for abundance.


Exclusion Bagging

How to control fruit fly

Mon, 24/10/2016 - 1:29pm

JUSTIN RUSSELL suggests ways to keep destructive fruit fly at bay so you can enjoy your organically grown fruit.

Banana flower and fruit

Bountiful bananas

Tue, 19/01/2016 - 2:49pm

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

Apple blossom

The birds and the bees

Thu, 20/08/2015 - 12:43pm

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

Morello Cherry

Have a very cherry Christmas!

Thu, 18/12/2014 - 2:10pm

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

Wed, 28/05/2014 - 5:17pm

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

Fuyu Persimmons

Orange lanterns of autumn

Thu, 22/05/2014 - 1:12pm

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