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We live on a small suburb block but want to plant something edible.  I thought that nuts would be great idea for something different.  Does anyone have any advice on what to plant and how to care for nut trees?

By steve in berwick
9/27/2010 4:36:03 PM

I lived with a guy once in South Melbourne who had a walnut tree in his front yard.  It was a pretty big tree though but he never cared for it and every year he had a lawn full of fallen walnuts.

So I guess, for ease of maintenance, the walnut isn't too bad if you have the room for it.

I know they recommend you prune the tree in winter but this guy never even watered his and it thrived.  mind you, that was when winters were wet.  :)

By FrankC
9/29/2010 2:31:58 PM

If you live in south-east Melbourne, I recommend an almond tree.  They are easy to grow and love this climate.  We have planted one on our nature strip.  I think you need council permission although we didn't seek it and the tree is now 5 years old and we haven't had a visit from the local council.  Nothing wrong with a bit of guerrilla gardening.  BTW the tree fruited after 3 years!

If you are in northern Australia, you should try macadamia. 

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