I’m not going home for a few more days, but when I get there, I’ll be greeted not only by a loving partner, but by a new dwarf macadamia tree.
Macadamias are a subtropical tree, but fruit well in Sydney (my neighbours in Marrickville had a healthy tree as tall as my 3rd floor window). I love the idea of growing nuts, but my sister’s pecan trees always get clobbered by cockatoos before the nuts have a chance to ripen. My guess is that macadamias have such hard shells, it will be hard for the birds to get stuck in… and if my guess is wrong a half-size tree will be easier to net than the usual giants.
After I got my avocados, Mr B cautioned me against buying any more trees. We already have 2 ute-loads of pots (if not more), and we’re going to have to move them all in the next six months. However, although I first asked after these in December last year, Daley’s nursery only just now have a small number available. Since I do have one last empty pot, a deal has been struck, & the new tree is on its way.
So, with this tree we’ll have:
A dwarf eureka lemon,
A multi-graft citrus (lemon, lime, tangelo, grapefruit),
A multigraft stone fruit tree (plum, peach, apricot, nectarine),
A genoa fig,
and a dwarf macadamia.
And goddess willing, by the end of the year they’ll all be in the ground!
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