Figs
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Grow your own – Figs

One of our favourite trees here at Tullamore Farm are figs.  We grow two varieties – Brown Turkey and Black Genoa and both do well in our local climate.  Most people have had little to do with fresh figs and the only experience for many is purchasing them heavily preserved […]

Pineapples
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Grow your own – Pineapples

Pineapples – what an easy addition to your garden. Ideally suited to our local climate and so easy to get them started.  They don’t require excessive watering and overwatering can lead to root rot.  Rainwater typically suffices for most of the year, but you may need to provide additional watering during drier […]

Strawberries
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Grown your own – Strawberries

OUR strawberry beds here at Tullamore Farm have moved into overdrive over the last couple of months and with all the current and pending rain they are producing a bumper crop. Our local climate provides the warm weather and ample sunshine needed. If you are keen to harvest your own […]

Bill O'Sullivan checks the passionfruit vines
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Grow your own – Passionfruit

When you consider you now pay $2 to $3 for a large ripe passionfruit, it is a no brainer to be growing them yourself.  They will generally produce well for six to seven years and can start producing from about 12 months of age.  In South East Queensland, two main […]

Monstera Delicios
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Grow your own

My Grandmother had a Monstera Deliciosa growing under the back stairs of her home.   The fruit was always a favorite of my Dad.  Those memories ensured they were amongst the first fruits planted here.  Monstera has distinctive Swiss cheese-like leaves and seems to thrive in South East Queensland’s warm and humid […]

Bill O’Sullivan with his tomato plants.
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Grow your own – Tomatoes

We are pretty fortunate with an ideal climate and good soil here in the Beaudesert area to grow most fruit and vegetables.  One vegetable crop that we manage to grow all year round here at Tullamore Farm is tomatoes. Heat tolerant and disease resistant varieties like Roma, Cherry and Grosse […]

Bill with 3 beds of Sweet Potatoes.
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Grow your own – sweet potato

Sweet potato will grow well locally and once you have them established they need very little attention, and under normal conditions, little watering.  Selecting the appropriate sweet potato variety is an important first step.  The most popular choices locally would probably be the orange-fleshed varieties, such as Beauregard and Northern Star. […]

Bill O'Sullivan
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Grow your Own

For many, Mangoes are one of the favoured fruits. Our local climate is ideal for these juicy gems and growing your own mango trees can be a rewarding and surprisingly low-maintenance endeavour. Some hesitate due to concerns about tree size and wildlife intrusion. A little knowledge and care can go a […]

Pumpkin seedlings
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Grow your Own

Pumpkins, with their vibrant orange hues and versatility in the kitchen, make a great addition to any garden. The Beaudesert area with it’s subtropical climate provides an ideal environment for growing pumpkins. The first step in growing pumpkins successfully is selecting the right variety. Popular choices include Butternut, Queensland Blue, […]

Bill O'Sullivan
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Grow your own

When people visit Tullamore Farm and try our produce, the comments generally reflect the difference in taste of home grown and supermarket produce.  Attendees at Workshops and Farm Tours always question what we do differently, looking for something magical and unique. There isn’t.   We do put effort into our home […]