Fruits & nuts

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.

Ripening Calamondins

Bondin’ with my calamondin

Thu, 20/03/2014 - 5:11pm

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!

Mon, 03/03/2014 - 3:16pm

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


Make mine mango

Tue, 10/12/2013 - 3:49pm

Choosing the right variety and practising regular pruning will ensure marvellous home-grown mangoes, writes Phil Dudman.

mango leaf, scale, pests

Home-made pest remedies

Tue, 03/12/2013 - 12:31pm

Combat scale insects on mango trees with these home-made remedies, writes PHIL DUDMAN.

Oatmeal hotcakes with berry crush

Oatmeal hotcakes with berry crush

Tue, 29/10/2013 - 11:02pm

Sharing good food with family and friends is one of life’s great pleasures, but it’s easy to become trapped in the daily routine and lose your passion. Here, author Valli Little gives us the cover...

Heritage Apples

Become a backyard conservator

Thu, 11/07/2013 - 11:34am

Grow heritage fruit trees at home and you'll become backyard conservator who is helping to stop the extinction of the world's food plants. JUSTIN RUSSELLL explains how.