Discussion in 'Buy, sell, trade, give away & exchange' started by beeso, Nov 18, 2007.
i was chasing some native strawberry plants anywhere se qld
Are their Native Strawberries?
You mean native raspberry?
Heaps growing here if you want some.
Yes please Batz
Are they what they call "tropical raspberry"? Do they fruit well?
The leaves are great for parturition in all mammals, cows with afterbirth stuck, people etc.
I only know of the "Wild Strawberry" that runs along the ground and tastes like sawdust and the delicious but small "Alpine Strawberry" which clumps. You can never have enough of those.
Then there are the dozens of commercial varieties.
i was recently introduced to a Tasmanian Variety called "Itchygo" (sp?) they look unripe but they are the sweetest most delicious of commercial strawberries. I have only seen them in Tassie.
These things are covered in little prickles along the stems,I don't like them much as even a small one can draw blood.
I have picked fruit off them and like that part,it's hard to beat the birds to the ripe fruit as they grow up the back of my property.
I am very interested in what you know about this plant.
If you PM me your email I can send you some pics to make sure it's what you want,if it is I'll find you a few plants and pot them up.
Wild Raspberrry is a parturition herb helpful in childbirth.
American Indian Squaw medicine(very clever ladies)
I am not sure how it translates to OZ raspberries.
I do know my( poverty stricken) fiend saved a large vet bill by feeding her cow, which had stuck after birth, with wild raspperry growing on her farm at Kurrajong NSW. It took about 1 hour to work.
(See Juliet de Baricli (sp?) Levy's Book "Herbal handbook for Farm and Stable")
I am not really interested unless you can eat them and they grow in a tropical (N. Of Sydney- coast) Climate.
I have an avaricious, greedy family when it comes to raspberries!
I would love to see photos if you could send them or post here.
I did buy a "Tropical Raspberry" once but managed to kill it.
I would also like to see it as I think it is growing here but never had the guts to try eating it.
This is as close as google got to a Native Australian Strawberry
Sounds like a fun tree to grow
https://www.virtualflowers.com.au/prairi ... num~62.asp
Sounds like an American native with that botanical name.
https://www.uts.edu.au/new/archives/1998 ... ry/09.html
https://www.postcards.sa.com.au/features ... _farm.html
Microcachrys tetragona Strawberry Pine
https://www.wildseedtasmania.com.au/Tran ... =Find.Aspx
So, that's interesting is it not?
I assumed the original question was for an Oz native but it may not have been?
There is a European(Greek?) Strawberry Tree Arbutus unedo. the fruits aren't really that edible. It is now rare in Europe as it apparently makes great artist's charcoal . A nice ornamental to grow with sprays of Lily of the Valley like little bell shaped flowers.
Back to my first post I asked raspberry? Not strawberry
Well this is the native raspberry we have growing on our place
https://www.lhccrems.nsw.gov.au/CPR/CPR/ ... folius.htm
If you do want some,and they do fruit but are also prickly buggers,I could possibly find a few small plants to pot up fairly easily.I'll need a week or two as I have a bit of work on ATM
thanks batz ill go hunting tomorrow to see if its the one I've got
Batz, any idea if the native rasberry is frost tolerant.
That's an interesting question Barely,we don't have frost at my place but very close by there is,and I don't remember seeing it grow there.
We live in a valley fairly high,it is a very tropical sort of a micro climate really,but perfect for growing red Paw Paw and Bananas.
We have just planted around 300 Paw Paw all without chemical anything.
And I have found a couple of small wild raspberry if anyone wants to try them.
Oh another thing,it seems to grow under trees,likes the shade.
Well I think it will be too cold here but if noone else wants one I'll give it a try :razz:
Tell me how you get one too ya and it's done
Unless you go to Brissy (Narangba) for some other reason Aust Post is the best option...at my cost of course.
Re: native strawberry
I would love a sucker of native raspberry. happy to swap for something.
I saw today in Daley's Fruit Tree Nursery Catalogue(Kyogle NSW)
"Atherton Raspberry (Rubus fraxinifolius)"
They say it has ared-orange berry on an upright suckering shrub with cane like stems ; taller than European raspberry and is Ok in warmer areas and can produce up to 3K per plant. The taste, they say, is milder than European raspberry
Re: native strawberry
Hi, I am trying to track down a couple of native raspberry plants. Happy to pay or swap. Just let me know what suits.
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