[permaculture] The meagre harvest of yield

permed at nor.com.au permed at nor.com.au
Mon Feb 4 06:04:03 EST 2002


>I started researching the yield per acre of the various trees on the
>property (they were over 40 different types of fruit trees on the 1.5
>acres of land in use) and was trying to work out the yield per
>individual tree.  The only information that I could find was 'yield
>per acre' - not 'yield per mature tree' - so perhaps a permaculture
>yield worksheet needs to narrow the statistics down to 'per tree'.
>(any thoughts?)

The Ag Dept has figures on tree spacings and number of trees per hectare 
and average yield per ha. I bit of simple number crunching should give an 
average yield per tree. Have you contacted the Tropical Fruit Research 
Station at Alstonville - they might be able to help.
Robyn



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