Local produce list and fact sheets

Snake guord 2

Snake guord 2

So here is a list of produce that grows here and when. Pretty much in the Darwin region, there are vegetable plants that will grow all year and ones just love our dryer cooler months only, like tomatoes and zucchinis and once the humidity builds they die off. The more wet loving plants, usually specialised to the humid tropics, such as snake gourd, snake bean, ceylon spinach ans so much more, will grow all year when watered, but will flourish in the wet and warm of October- April. Then there are the tree fruits, which may fruit sporadically throughout the year, or just once like Mangoes! I will slowly update this so that you can click on each produce word and it will open a fact sheet that looks like this.Snake bean jp

Snake bean page 3All Year plants-

For 10 Great (and easy to grow) plant for the wet season and all year in a info sheet click this link- More Great wet season plants.

I have made a simple sow and harvest calendar,  it is an updated of the government one based on personal and community experience within Darwin..it is a rough outline that is a good start for now.

Planting and Harvesting table for Darwin Gardens

For fact sheets click the below photos or word of the produce you want to find more about. Only the ones with words in blue have fact sheets at the moment-

Roots-

Cassava (Manihot esculenta)

cassava
Sweet Potatoes

sweet pot
Taro

Taro medium
Yam Bean/ Jicama

Jacama

Non Tree Fruits and Beans

Bitter gourdbittermelon2
Chillies

chili harvest (19)
Dragon fruit

Dragonfruit stall
Eggplant

eggplant bowl
Loofa 

loofa 2

Okra

okra 2Snake bean

snake beans
Snake gourd

s guord step
Wing Bean

wingbean

Leaves/ Herbs

Basils (Thai, Lemon, Sweet, Purple)
Brazilian Spinach
Bak Choys
Ceylon Spinach
Egyptian Spinach
Garlic chives
Lemongrass
Moringa
Sweet Leaf
Thai Coriander

Dry Season Plants

Non Tree fruits and beans

Beans
Cabbage
Choko
Cucumber
Tomatoes
Squash
Snow peas Zucchini
Water melon
Honey dew melon

Leaves and Herbs

Chard
Dill
Rocket
Baby spinach
Mesculan Lettuce
Kale
Parsley
Oregano
Rosemary

All Year Tree Fruits

Banana (technically a herb)
Barbados cherry
Chocolate Pudding fruit
Jackfruit
Mangoes
Mangosteen
Miracle fruit
Pawpaw
Soursop
Starfruit
Lemons
Limes
Mulberry
Peanut butter fruit
Pink Grapefruit
Pomello
Oranges
Mandarins

Here are some fact sheets from City of Darwin Council on fruit trees found in Jingili community orchard-
Ambarella
Avocado
Bay Cherry
Black Sapote
Guava
Jackfruit
Kumquat
Lemon
Lemonade
Longan
Madrono
Mangosteen
Mata Kucing
Orange
Peanut Tree
Pomegranate
Tahitian Lime

Also go to the right hand side tabs of the home page and click “Local Produce Picks”

For now have a look at these NT Gov fact sheets, they may be helpful

BananaDragonfruitPineappleRambutan

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4 thoughts on “Local produce list and fact sheets

  1. Great work Emma. I am using some of your material to show case this website and the amazing things you know and do in our Australian Curriculum Association Conference in September. It is a pleasure to have the time to really look at all the wonderful things you have on this site. Even love the humour behind the Waste of the Top End section.
    Anne G

  2. Hey Emma……awesome page, well done! Such a great reference now that I’m setting up a new garden.
    I put out on Wagait Buy Swap& Sell about a Community garden & there was an amazing response. Our first meeting is on Sunday…..pretty exciting! Already there is talk of getting advice from the experts….of which you are one! Once we meet & find some land I’m sure you’ll be hearing from us……I know nothing about what it may entail.

    Big love
    Anjuli x

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