Blue Mountains Fruit and Nut Tree Network
The Blue Mountains Fruit and Nut Tree Network is developing a network of fruit and nut growers and expanding lists of fruit and nut trees grown in the Blue Mountains on both public and private land. The register was initiated by Slow Food Blue Mountains to facilitate the sharing of knowledge, skills and produce associated with fruit and nut tree growing.
The network promotes information and organises activities to assist in:
- Sharing surplus produce;
- Sharing of knowledge about local fruit and nut production;
- Developing links between growers and value adders;
- Preventing the loss of old varieties of food-producing plants.
The network has distinct lists of:
- Fruit and nut trees grown in the Blue Mountains;
- Local fruit and nut tree growers who are prepared to share their surplus;
- People with special skills in growing and making things from fruit and nuts;
- Those wanting help in collecting, storing and preserving the produce.
An initial map of some fruits and nuts on public lands in the Blue Mountains is at Chekhov's Three Sisters Second Hand Books, opposite the Katoomba railway station, 84 Bathurst Road. Frans Timmerman generally opens the shop at 10.30 am and works through till 6 pm everyday except Mondays (4782 2235). This map will be revised once we have more plants and people on our register. You can read and/or pick up notices about the fruit and nut network there too.
For more details click here to download a flyer or ring Anitra Nelson on 4782 9003 or email
This item was updated in April 2010.