This list has been kept for about ten years now. I am moving it to its current, more easily accessible position, so I can review it given that I anticipate a mass planting occurring at some point this year during Winter or into early Spring.
I guess now, looking over it again after quite a break, that it is more of a wish list. I have a better understanding of the plants and trees that will thrive in the sand here. Maybe a little optimistic of what might be possible once we get the sand turned into a reliable soil.
Food Forest Plants
Babaco ✓ New plants being propagated currently from older plants.
Thornless Youngberry (Mainly as a forage crop for the kids)
Thornless Blackberry (Same as above)
Youngberry (plenty of thorns but a good producer)
Fig (Green) D
Fig (Striped) D Outstanding year this year (March 2020) after regular watering.
Mulberry (M. macroura ‘Shatoot’) D – smaller growing mulberry tree with long white fruit. It is said to be the best mulberry for home gardens as it is a small tree which does not produce fruit that stains. It is native to India, Pakistan, southern China and Sri Lanka. This variety was purchased last year and has supplied two very modest crops since then. A lovely apricot flavour to the fruit. Listed to go into the chook yard!
Roseapple – Syzygium
Capulin Cherry – Prunus salicifolia ✓ We had a small crop. Very unusual tasting fruit. I have since grown other trees from the seeds.
Jelly Palm – Butia capitate ✓ Two planted in our front garden. They have put on good since being planted in the ground.
Cavendish Banana ✓ Grown, repotted, moved houses with us a few times. I have now planted them into large container gardens and over the summer they have grown rapidly feeding on wooden pallet off-cuts, copious quantities of cardboard, some guinea pig and rabbit manures, some sheep manure and lots and lots of mulch. They get regular feedings of urine also.
Lady Finger Banana
Passionfruit – Black
Passionfruit – Banana
Choko – Green
Choko – White
Grape – Dark
Grape – White. Growing nicely on the trellis after being planted last winter in 2019.
Grape – Sultana
Grapes – Currant (rescued cuttings, variety still to be confirmed.
Lower storey Food Forest
Hazelnut – Double graft of Butler & Halls Giant
Lemongrass ✓ Some very new stalks planted recently that showed good root growth after sitting in a glass of water. March 2020
Fruit Trees for Swales
Apricot D (Grown from seed from a local tree, produces small but tasty fruits)
Lemon – Eureka – on my wishlist
Apple – Golden Blush – on the wishlist.
Persimmon – Fuyu ✓
Tahitian Lime – to replace the current one we have
Blood Orange – on the wishlist.
Washington Navel Orange – on the wishlist
Cara Cara Navel (Diggers)
Lanes Late Navel (Diggers)
Imperial Mandarin –
Tagetes marigolds ✓
Mints – various in pots
Insect Attractors & Bee Pasturage
Buddleja – trimmed to produce a profusion of flowers as butterfly feeder ✓ We have a mauve and a yellow. Perhaps a deep purple if the plants have pulled through summer.
Milkweed – interplanted amongst other plants to attract butterflies and nurture caterpillars esp. Monarch
Giant Russian Sunflowers, Japanese Millet and Sorghum have also intrigued us from time to time.
D – Deciduous