Stage 1 Planting List

Our TREES as of November 2015:

(North to South along the path, then East to West from Red Centre Lime/ Quandong)

Mandarin Japanese Seedless/ Citrus reticulate, frost tolerant to -9C

Flower bed: East of Mandarin: Hakea nodosa/ Yellow Hakea, indigenous, fragrant flowers in winter Apr-Aug, 1-3m wildlife, Goodenia ovata, Marshmallow tree

Grevillea Peaches & Cream, South of mandarin, attracts wildlife

2 Carobs/ Ceratonia siliqua, up to10x12m, poss. N-fixer, delicious, nutritious pods, fodder, beautiful,

Clifford, (North), hermaphrodite, from USA, med size, high yield, good quality beans, 50%+ sugar, early fruit bearer,

Casuda, (South), female, from Spain, med. size, medium beans, high yield, 50%.

between Carobs: 5 Globe artichokes

Macadamia/ Macadamia tetraphylla (better in cold & in clay), 10-18m, native, long harvest,

with Coprosma quadrifida/ Prickly Currant Bush, great for birds: berries & habitat, indigenous

Kunzea ambigua/ Sweet White Scented K., tea, savoury, perfume. Tasmania, to 3.5m, prunable

Feijoa/ Acca sellowiana, or Pineapple guava, 1-7m, 3.5m x 5m, delicious late fruit, shade tolerant

Lemonade or Sweet Lime/ Citrus limon x reticulata 

Almond/ Prunus amygdalus var. dulcis, 6m x 6m – All-in-One (self-fertile & med size – from Morrison brothers)

Red Centre Lime (Australian Blood) is a cross between a finger lime and a mandarin. native

   & Quandong/ Santalum acuminatum, native peach, 4-6m, hemiparasitic, with myoporum,

Apricot Castlebrite/ Prunus armeniaca, 6-9m x 6-9m, delicious, nourishing fruit

With Red currant

Apple Snow or Fameuse/ Malus domestica, trunk & S branch,

grafts: E branch (abt 20cm off trunk) Akane (Aug14), NW branch Spartan (Aug14),

on M9 rootstock (med size), deciduous, nutrient –K- accumulator, fruit, adaptable, leaf mulch, birds

Pomegranate Wonderful/ Punica granatum, 4m x 4m, deciduous

Plum Satsuma/ Prunus salicina, to 5-7mx5-7m), Japanese plums need less chilling, this one is self-fertile

Mulberry Angela (?)/ Morus alba x nigra White & black cross, 4-7m, deciduous – from Telopea mtn

Babaco/ Carica pentagona : great for zucchini replacement in winter/ spring, or eat fruit in summer when yellow

Lucerne or Alfalfa/ Medicago sativa throughout: Hunter River (summer active) & Sequel (winter active).

Lines of indigenous Dianella (several species) along the grass edges.


Each tree should have at least the following from their companion plants:

A Nitrogen-fixer to enrich soil fertility

A deep rooted plant to mine leached nutrients and make them available at surface

A spreading ground cover that stops excess evaporation and reduces weeds

A specific problem repellent / fixer planted to combat particular pests and diseases

A bee/ good bug/ good bird attractant

And this is the document for the updated complete plant list November 2015:

WRFF plants 20151114

One comment on “Stage 1 Planting List

  1. I think the Food Forrest is a great idea – Look forward to hearing more about it & will try & come on Saturday to check it out further.
    Di Pritchard

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