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Picone Exotic Fruit Farm Tour

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by Amber Alley (subscribe)
Amber enjoys Nature, healthy foods, ChiGong, the Arts and sharing interesting experiences and knowledge through writing and teaching.Please visit www.heartlivingarts.com
Published March 11th 2013
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Foodies and horticulturalists interested in any aspect of exotic fruits will love the Picone Exotic Fruit Farm. It is situated a couple of kilometres from the Pacific Highway, between Byron Bay and Brunswick Heads on a hill with stunning views.

Your host, John Picone, will guide you through his exotic orchard which boasts some 200 exotic fruits and 20 vegetables. The species originate from South America, Europe, Asia, India, Japan, and Mexico and are from traditional stock. The trees are not grown in a hothouse, but are often growing in conditions quite different from their origins.

John's very personal touch and spray free methods are essential to the successful growth and harvest and even include some hand pollinating. Surprising species found in his open garden include the vanilla pod orchids, and the pepper plant, normally not found in this climate.

John is an Encyclopaedia of knowledge on growing, cooking, preserving, bush kitchen preparing and nutritional qualities of his produce. His personable stories, are rich with generosity of sharing and garnished with astounding flavoured samples..

Call John and Lyndall Picone (02) 66 846104
Or email: picone@internode.on.net
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Why? For foodies and horticulturalists
When: Gather a group of friends (min 10) and arrange a 2 hour tour
Where: LOT 51 Foxs Ln, Tyagarah NSW 2481
Cost: Cost: $ 20 per person (includes sample morning tea)
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