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Brisbane Italian immigrant sings to grow massive lemons. His musical move may be scientifically sound




An Italian immigrant has become the centre of attention in his local Brisbane neighborhood for his unusual morning routine — singing to his fruit trees.

Carseldine local and classically trained singer Raffaele Pierno credits his rousing opera renditions for the large size of his home-grown lemons.

Neighbours are less enthusiastic about his growing methods after attempting to set up a Petition to stop the morning melodies.

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However, the tradition of encouraging plant growth with music could be backed by Science.

Raffaele Pierno says his grandfather ‘taught me how to love them, nurture them and sing for them’. Credit: 7NEWS