About Bellingen Seedsavers

We are a group of like-minded growers of edible and useful heritage plant varieties in the Bellingen area of northeast New South Wales, Australia.

Our climate varies from frost-free coastal areas to inland river valleys and highlands with frosts. Bellingen has an average annual rainfall of 1507ml.

Monday 25 November 2013

Fruiting on Mid North Coast NSW, late November.

It is always interesting to see what is flowering and fruiting. This has been a very warm but dry winter. The rain arrived two weeks ago.

Immature fruit on a dwarf peach

The Black Sapote flowered with the rain and now has immature fruit.

The Boysenberries are showing the effect of a dry spring. The fruit is small.

There are only two fruit on this Cherimoya.

This bunch of Ladyfinger bananas was cut two weeks ago.

Fruiting Florida Gold plum

Immature fruit and flowers on a Grumichama

Japanese Plum

NSW Davidson Plum

Mature and green Jaboticaba fruit

Protecting the Jaboticaba fruit from birds is essential. This fake hawk works sometimes.

These Tamarillo trees fruited all through winter.

Japanese raisin tree flowers

White Sapote, one protected from birds inside a plastic milk container bottle.

Wednesday 20 November 2013

Indigenous Vegetables of great value - Video

15 Indigenous Vegetables that are Nutritious and Delicious

There are thousands of other indigenous crops you may not know exist. Here, courtesy of Food Tank, are 15 indigenous vegetables that are nutritious, delicious and contribute to the livelihoods of people around the globe.


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