Fruits & nuts

Persimmon orchard

Give persimmons a chance

April 2013

Persimmon season has arrived, and JUSTIN RUSSELL suggests that people give the misunderstood fruit a second chance.

Peter Cooper’s cider making

March 2013

In the May/June 2013 issue of Organic Gardener magazine, JUSTIN RUSSELL delves into the history of cider, growing cider apples and perry pears, and how to make your own tasty brew.

Here, Peter Cooper, of Wychwood Nursery in Tasmania, provides more detail about home cider making.

New life for old pears

March 2013

PETER CUNDALL says pears have magnifcent textures, flavours and blooms, deserving a place in both the edible and ornamental garden.

Old pear trees can be brought back into regular production by selective winter pruning, as he describes here.

Outlaw plants

March 2013

JUSTIN RUSSELL challenges the notion that all weeds are pests, and makes cordial with one of his favourite outlaw plants.

Grenadine

How to make grenadine

February 2013

Got a glut of pomegranates? JUSTIN RUSSELL explains how to make the refreshing drink, grenadine.

How to Graft Citrus

February 2013

If you’d like to try your hand at grafting fruit trees, then have a go at citrus. It’s easy to do and allows you to grow a greater variety of fruit in less space, writes PHIL DUDMAN.

More Rare Fruits

January 2013

Growing your own rare and unusual fruit provides luscious rewards and helps conserve endangered varieties.

In the March/April 2013 issue of Organic Gardener Magazine, Justin Russell simply ran out of room to profile the many rare fruit available for cultivating in Australian gardens. Here he describes a few more.

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