Heritage Fruits and Vegetables in Australia

The historical data in this section was compiled by Neil Barraclough in the late 1990s. The data has not been reviewed, and is provided here purely as historical documentation.

Link to historical information on specific fruit and vegetable types:

Key to abbreviations found in the pages listed above:

[Pettys] Petty’s Orchard, Melbourne
<Orange> Orange Research Station, N.S.W. (now closed)
[Burnley] Information from a list of apples growing at Royal Horticultural Gardens, Richmond Park, Burnley in 1896.
[Rip] Apples growing at Ripponlea National Trust Property, Melbourne
[Goodmans1914] Listed in Goodman’s Nursery (Bairnsdale) catalogue of 1914. Similarly 1906 {Goodmans95} Goodman 1895 catalogue.
<GRS> Growing at Gove Research Station, Huon Valley, Tasmania
(Bultitude) Described in a book edited by Bultitude (if someone has a copy, could they please email details to the HFS.
{Frogmore1875} Frogmore’s Nursery catalogue.
[Downings]. I think this is a reference to a book by Downings?
[Sci] A wax model of the fruit existed at Scienceworks Museum, Melbourne.
{Brunnings1942} Unknown reference
{Railton1880} Catalogue of Railton & Co., Melbourne

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