Welcome to the Sub-Tropical Fruit Club of Qld Inc.
Our club promotes the growing and use of rare, unusual, and common types of fruit trees, bush food, and vegetables. This website contains information about the club, such as how to join, as well as lots of information about many of the plants we promote. Enjoy!

Guest Speaker for 13th February 2014 Meeting - Arno King - Vegetables that grow on trees and shrubs

Arno is a registered Landscape Architect, registered Horticulturist and Urban Designer based in Brisbane. He works on a varied range of projects including designing home gardens, parks, reserves and streetscapes; developing horticultural and landscape curriculums and acting as an expert witness. His work takes him throughout Queensland, interstate and overseas.  Arno has been a member of our fruit club for many years. Arno will be speaking about vegetables that grow on trees and shrubs.


Guest Speakers for 12th December 2013 Meeting

Shelley Gage on her visit to South America

Shelley would like to share some experiences she had during her two trips to Brasil in 2010 and 2011. She was privileged to meet and later stay as the guest of Harri Lorenzi who has written a number of botanical books including “Brazilian Fruits and Cultivated Exotics”. Her observations are mainly from eastern states - Sao Paulo & Rio de Janiero.

Field Trip Saturday 16th November 2013 - Mark Mammino's property

Mark has been a small crop hobby farmer with over 35 years of farming experience and has a vast knowledge of chemistry in relation to plant nutrition. The following vegetables will be under cultivation for you to review and ask Mark questions: Tomatoes, Zucchinis, Capsicums, Sweet Corn, Potatoes, Cucumbers, Lettuce, Eggplant. He also has various fruit trees and other plants - approximately 90 in total for you to look over. 10am morning tea 10.30 farm talk. Bring a chair and wear your name tag. Bring lunch if you'd like to stay on.

Details in the Club newsletter.


Guest Speaker for 10th October 2013 Meeting - Dr Barry Madsen 'On Becoming a Rare Fruiter'

Barry is an ex-academic who since retirement now finds there's more time to devote to an improved lifestyle balance.  One dimension of this change in activities has been an interest in growing nutritious & tasty fruit in a backyard setting, providing fresh produce almost all year round.  Various forms of processing help to achieve this goal.  With limited space the choice of appropriate plants has to be quite ruthless, so that if any are not very flavoursome, too slow to get into production mode, too much trouble re pests, fruits can be bought cheaply, etc, then others get their place i

Fourth Qld Bushfoods Conference 2013

4th Qld Bushfoods Conference - Saturday 21st September. Griffith University - Nathan Campus  -  Brisbane
Fee: $30.00 includes meals or $40.00 includes meals plus membership of the Qld Bushfoods Association.
See the attached conference brochure for all the information about the day.

Contact: Sheryl Backhouse for additional information if required. Email:  sheryl.backhouse@bigpond.com


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