Orange

Orange

The orange is a member of the citrus family. The orange is an evergreen, rounded tree with regular branches. It grows some 5-10 metres tall after 25 years. The leaves are dark green and waxy, of medium size and oval-oblong…

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Black Sapote

Black Sapote

Round fruit. 5-12cm in diameter. Dark green when mature. Soft, pulpy, dark chocolate flesh, non-acid, sweet and insipid. On ripening, the smooth, thin skin becomes olive-green and then muddy-green. 1-10 flat, smooth, brown seeds but the fruits-are often seedless. The…

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Boysenberry

Boysenberry

Dusty purple coloured fruit. 35mm long, 20-25mm wide. A cluster of 75-125 duplets held together by a network of fine interlacing hairs. Boysenberries grow on a trailing vine. These vines measure up to 67m in length on a well-established bush.…

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Blood Orange

Blood Orange

Named after the red coloured flesh which contains anthocyanins. Small to medium sized fruit with a thin, smooth or slightly pitted skin that is orange with a slight red blush. Flesh is deep red in colour, but can have orange…

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Blackberry

Blackberry

Blackberries are a member of the rose family, plants are made up of thickets of spiny canes, which bear many flowers and fruits. The Blackberry is a serious weed problem in Australia and other parts of the world. Fruits are…

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Betel Leaf

Betel Leaf

Betel Leaf is also called ‘Wild Betel Leaf’, or cha plu. Betel Leaf  is a spice used in Asian cooking. It is sold as fresh leaves, which are heart-shaped, glossy green with a prominent crease down the mid-rib and a…

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Bell Fruit

Bell Fruit

Small bell shape fruit. Pink or white, almost translucent skin which bruises easily. Flesh is crisp, sweet, watery and mild in taste. 4-5cm in diameter at widest point. Skin surface is waxy. Very crunchy, juicy fruit. Faint water melon flavour.…

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Pea – Shelling

Pea – Shelling

Develop in a pod which is 5-7cm long. Used only for the spherical seed. Sweet, juicy flavour. Bright green colour. 8-10mm in diameter. Peas are a cool season crop which is planted in late March and continues to mid August.…

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Paw Paw (Papaya)

Paw Paw (Papaya)

Melon shaped. Thin smooth green/yellow skin. 1-2kg in weight. Flesh is golden yellow and in some varieties an orange/red. Smooth texture with a distinct flavour and aroma. Many small black seeds in the hollow centre. Botanically classed as a large…

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Silverbeet

Silverbeet

Related to beetroot and spinach. Glossy dark green leaves. White veins. Thick fleshy white stems. Grown for its leaves. Silverbeet is either raised as seedlings or directly sown. Silverbeet needs to be grown quickly with regular watering and generous fertilising.…

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Spinach

Spinach

Related to silver beet and beetroot. Vivid green leaves. Slightly crinkled on fine stems. Flavour and texture is more delicate than that of silver beet. Spinach is best suited to cool climates with short days. Under warm conditions, and with…

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