South facing trellis fruits

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  1. urbanus

    urbanus Junior Member

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    Any suggestions for fruiting vines to grow against a south facing timber fence in Melbourne? Garden receives part shade in late afternoon. Spot will still be but protected from the most fierce of the summer sun.
     
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    Re: South facing trellis fruits

    Choko?
     
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    Re: South facing trellis fruits

    Never considered choko as had only seen them when I lived in Queensland (and didn't like them much back then). Perhaps the fence line gets a bit more sun than I expected as the crab apple has done fabulously well in similar position. Wondering about a kiwifruit?
     
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    Re: South facing trellis fruits

    G'day
    our passionfruit vine is in a fairly shaded area between the south side of the house and a fence, and is going great guns.
    cheers
     
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    Re: South facing trellis fruits

    Jeez MA - is choko now your answer to every question?!
     
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    Re: South facing trellis fruits

    Sounds like a winner to me. Can never have too many passionfruits.
     
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    Re: South facing trellis fruits

    Choko.
     
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    Re: South facing trellis fruits

    Thought so. :)
     
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    Re: South facing trellis fruits

    The flower you have adopted Eco - can that be used on a south face (southern hemisphere)? What is it's name - it looks like a "black eye susan" with out the black eye.
    best regards
     
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    Re: South facing trellis fruits

    DOLICHOS, Hyacinth Bean. Sun/part shade; annual that reseeds.
    lablab. Wonderful climber which remains covered with delicately perfumed cup-shaped violet-purple flowers; foliage retained to the ground midsummer to frost; beans edible but deep purple pods best left for ornamental value on plant.www.sugarcreekgardens.com/Vines.htm

    Monstera (vines grown in full sun are more productive than vines grown in shade).

    Ornamental Grape (leaves edible)

    Nasturtiums

    chocko(s)

    Mini kiwi (Actinidia arguta) ‘Issai’ (self pollinating vine-not artic type) ?

    Clove currant (Ribes odoratum)

    Passion fruit vines. (there are a lot of varieties)

    If you were a bit more tropical
    pepper Piper nigrum(Panniyur-2 (Krishna) Var shade tolerant)
    Kava (Piper methysticum)?
    Pitaya - Dragon Fruit ? *

    To train on a trellis (espalier):-
    Sambucus canadensis (Elderberry)

    Mulberries (white is my pick)

    it seems most productive stuff needs the sun to do well
     
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    Re: South facing trellis fruits

    Yep, which is why I was hoping someone might be aware of an understory vine that grows in Melbourne's mediterranean type climate.
     
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    Re: South facing trellis fruits

    Chinese gooseberry would do rather well...
     

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