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.

Wednesday 7 August 2019

Flowering and Fruiting in a Bellinger River Valley Garden in Early August

Despite that it is still the first week of August it is very early Spring on the Coffs Coast. In the Fernmount Food Forest fruit trees are bursting into flower if they are receiving some northern sun.

 All through Winter self-sown Amaranth plants have thrived in a sunny spot.

Seedling Black Sapote (Pic by Peter Hardinge)
 This seedling Black Sapote is covered in fruit this year.

Mandarins and Lemons (Pic by Peter Hardinge)
We are suffering some insect damage but the citrus fruit is still abundant and juicy.

Dwarf White Peach

Seedling White Peach

Brazil (Surinam) Cherry

Low chill Gulf Gold Japanese Plum

Black Mulberry


Dwarf White Mulberry

White Sapote

A few fruit from the previous summer are still ripening. This is our late Tamarillo


 This is our first Rollinia and it failed to ripen indoors. Although small, it is quite a rarity in this climate. This fruit is from a two and a half metre tree receiving northern sun,

Meyer Lemon
 Most of our citrus, except for the Tahitian Lime and a late Orange, are in full production.

Villa Franca Lemon

A self seeded cherry tomato has died and left a bunch of sweet, scarlet fruit.

Oh, and I just picked some Black Sapote to ripen indoors. These will be ready for eating in a couple of weeks. Also in the pic are some Yellow Passionfruit that have been dropping all through winter but only now are really sweet enough for consumption.

Black Sapote and Yellow Passionfruit

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