Posted: 06/11/2015 at 11:55
I've got one on the second terrace. It's actually its third home. It started on the top terrace which backs onto a 40' high stone wall. I planted it too far back - too close to the wall - and it never saw sun. After about 6 months I moved it further forward. Sun, but it was going to face competition from a couple of figs.
Three months later I moved it down onto the second terrace where its only competition would be vegies. It's now about 3 years old.
You see a lot of them here. Often they're grown purely for decorative purposes, the fruit left on the trees throughout winter to provide colour in the garden. A friend here uses theirs as an outdoor Christmas tree, spotlighting it. It looks stunning.
I use the fruit for ice cream.