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DAVIDSON PLUM NSW

Davidson plum in fruitBotanical Name: Davidsonia jerseyana
Description

An outstanding small tree that prefers warm conditions and some shade. The sour purple fruits have bright red flesh that makes excellent jam. Davidsonia jerseyana is the southern form, it fruits in the summer months and is generally a smaller plant than the northern Davidsonia pruriens. The fruit form on the trunk of the tree and it is striking in full fruit.

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Bush Food (#BushFood), Colour Flesh Red (#ColourFleshRed), Colour Flower Pink (#ColourFlowerPink), Colour Skin Purple (#ColourSkinPurple), Eat Jam (#EatJam), Grow Part Sun (#GrowPartSun), Jam Pickle And Preserve (#JamPickleAndPreserve), Leaves Evergreen (#LeavesEvergreen), Native Rainforest Plant (#NativeRainforestPlant), Ornamental Fruit Tree (#OrnamentalFruitTree), Pollination Self Fertile But Pollination Beneficial (#PollinationSelfFertileButPollinationBeneficial), Size Height 2-5m (#SizeHeight2-5m), Tangy (#Tangy), Taste Flesh Sour (#TasteFleshSour)

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Preferred Climate

Subtropical
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Max Height (when in the ground with good conditions)

2-5m

Plants required to Pollinate

1 (Self Pollinating)
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Can it Handle Frosts?

Sometimes

Amount of leaves in Winter?

All Leaves (Evergreen)

Water Requirements

Moderate Watering

Is it a Dwarf Fruit Tree?

No (Full Size)

Time to Fruit/Flower/Harvest

4-5 Years

Sun or Shade

Part (Sun:50-80%), Shade (Sun:0-50%)

Preferred Soil Type

Good Drainage

Soil pH

Neutral (6.6-7.3pH)

Fruiting/Harvest Months

February, March

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Davidson Plum - NSW

Kathy2's Edible Fruits
Update: 3106 days 8hrs

Comments: -

Such a beautiful girl! I love her velvety pink new growth - if only you could make a dress out of it! You have to be careful not to damage a leaf though because when she's little one leaf is a significant proportion of the tree.


2009: She transplanted from my old house which was great - I was particularly worried about her cause she's a native. She did get flowers that year but I had to pull them off because I didn't want her to waste energy on them when I needed her to focus on surviving the move.


2010: First fruit this year. My dad LOVES how sour it is. I think next year the fruit that he doesn't eat might be destined to make some yummy relish.


Summer 2011: Lots of suckery new growth coming round the base. To leave or not to leave? Do I want a bush or a tree?


Spring 2011: I left the suckers because I was worried that I might have planted her into potty mix that was a bit gross. She seems fine though. Hated the strong spring winds that we had this year. I have planted some cassava to try and grow a windbreak for her.



Fruiting Months November and December

Planted: 2007

Height 1.5 metres

Growing: In a Pot

Qty: 1

First Fruited: 2 Years from purchase in pot

Pollination: No

Fertiliser or Organics Used: chicken poo, worm castings, Seasol, Charlie Carp

Pest Control:

Elephant weevils might be the ugliest looking thing I have ever seen. They are big enough to just pick off but EWWWW!




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Davidson Plum NSW

TyalgumPhil's Edible Fruits
Update: 1194 days 4hrs

Comments: - Young plants bought after tasting jam made from a friends' fruiting tree. Also have a specimen of the Nth Queensland species which has different (less hairy) leaves and flowers more on longer panicles.

Planted: 2009


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Comments

sserendipityy says... [3499 days 12hrs ago]
Hi Phil, I live in Lismore and have just begun the journey of growing my own fruit. I love plums but thought they required chilling hours???? Are these plums sweet/sour/tangy? I am growing my plants mainly in pots because I rent and want to take my plants with me if need be - would this suit the davidson? Also could you advise me as to a local market that has some of these fruits for sale? Thank you Phil :-)
TyalgumPhil says... [3498 days 15hrs ago]
They are not related to European/Japanese plums at all, so don't require chilling as they are native to Northern NSW. You often see the fruit for sale at the farmers markets, I have some seedlings coming on if you want some.
sserendipityy says... [3497 days 7hrs ago]
please see my comment re: tropical apples and yes please and thank you. How is your garden coping with all this rain?
TyalgumPhil says... [3495 days 11hrs ago]
Yes fortunately we are on an elevated site, soggy but everything looking ok

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Davidson Plum - NSW

Dekka's Edible Fruits
Update: 4022 days 3hrs

Comments: -

I have two. One is in fairly heavy shade and still grows well.


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Davidson Plum NSW 10/10

Emma1's Edible Fruits
Update: 3631 days 5hrs

Comments: -

Beatiful rough-edged foliage, a native rainforest tree with fruiting potential. Not many fruiting trees will suit shady spots but this is a natural understory plant. Needs a bit of water. Some in pots and two in the ground.

Height 50 Centimetres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 5

Sun/Shade: Full Shade

Water Given in: Winter

Fertiliser or Organics Used: mulch


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Davidson Plum NSW (Seedling)

Pademelon1's Edible Fruits
Update: 1830 days 6hrs

Comments: - Has had a heck of a time surviving: Top eaten off by the dog (Twice!!!), Forgotten in a black pot in the sun without water for a month, lived in a construction site with regular breakages of branches and a number of other incidents. Because of this it is already coppicing, though it's only 30cm tall and stunted. recently moved it to a final, hopefully well-chosen position.

Height 30 Centimetres

Growing: In the Ground


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Davidson Plum - NSW 5/10

Bernadine's Edible Fruits
Update: 3603 days 12hrs

Comments: -

semed like an exotic plant to grow

Fruiting Months September

Planted: 2008

Height 6 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Fruit Harvest: 1 kilograms per Year

First Fruited: 1 Years from purchase in pot

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Water Given in: Autumn

Pollination: Self Pollination

When I Fertilise: Never

Pest Control:

none

Organic Status:Organic

Question:

does this plant need pruning?


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Davidson Plum NSW

Potty Bob 1's Edible Fruits
Update: 516 days 13hrs

Comments: - Go the natives , easy to gro . Can't eat out of hand ,but cooked flavour,when sweetened is exceptional. Love this tart fruit . From Mullumbimby co-op .

Height 20 metres

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Low Sun

Pollination: Self Pollination


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Davidson Plum - NSW (Seedling) 7/10

HappyEarth's Edible Fruits
Update: 3771 days 16hrs

Comments: - Tall, straight tree with spectacular purple, tart fruits.  One of my favorite aussie fruit trees.  Slow but steady performer.

Fruiting Months January and December

Planted: 2009

Height 1 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Water Given in: Winter

Pollination: No

Fertiliser or Organics Used: Worm castings and dynamic lifter

When I Fertilise: Spring

Pest Control: none

Organic Status:Organic


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Davidson Plum - NSW (Seedling) 7/10

K1's Edible Fruits
Update: 4012 days 7hrs

Comments: -

Growing happily despite clay/shale soil

very slow growth, composted and mulched

Planted: 2009

Height 500 Centimetres

Growing: In the Ground

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Organic Status:Organic


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Davidson Plum - NSW (Seedling)

VF1's Edible Fruits
Update: 2881 days 9hrs

Comments: -

Would like to make a sour plum conserve from native fruit, as the bought European one is delicious!

Plant bought as tubestock, potted up immediately - a little slower growing than QLD variety. Has darker leaves, and new growth a fantastic pink colour.

Planted: 2012

Growing: In a Pot

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Pollination: Self Pollination


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Davidson Plum NSW (Seedling) 5/10

Amanda's Edible Fruits
Update: 457 days 14hrs

Comments: - Same as for the QLD species. Incredibly sour fruits. Starts fruiting younger than the QLD species and the plant is smaller, not quite as handsome, imho.

Fruiting Months June

Planted: 2015

Height 1.5 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

First Fruited: 2 Years from purchase in pot

Sun/Shade: Low Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Spring

Pollination: Self Pollination

Fertiliser or Organics Used: Acid lovers alternating with slow release organic chook manure pellets, little and often


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Davidson Plum - NSW (Seedling)

Msjekyll's Edible Fruits
Update: 1693 days 20hrs

Comments: -

Tried making some jam from some fruits I found in a public place - really nice, tart jam.  Can't wait for mine to grow.

Planted: 2009

Growing: In the Ground

Sun/Shade: Low Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pollination: No


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Davidson Plum - NSW (Seedling) 6/10

Allybanana's Edible Fruits
Update: 3289 days 4hrs

Comments: - It looks good and appears to be growing well

Planted: 2010

Height 0.5 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Water Given in: Spring


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Davidson Plum - NSW (Seedling) 7/10

Oceanearth's Edible Fruits
Update: 834 days 8hrs

Comments: - Looks beautiful, it's a native.

Planted: 2012

Height 1.5 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Spring

Pollination: No

Organic Status:Organic


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Comments

MungoMango1 says... [1334 days 7hrs ago]
My four Davidson Plums were amongst a host of other fruiting trees received from Daleys, when all except for the Davidsons Plums survived, where all the rest are doing really good.. Planted out the DPlums on the full moon, in a deep hole(even though the DPlums were only 150mm high) prepared the soil with light dressing of dynamic lifter mixed in with auger, then mulched with dry grass/hay.. Maybe the DPlums don't like the treated water of our town, or the amount of water we gave them, every other tree planted on the same day is doing really well, the minature Yellow Guava already has fruit of 10 - 15 mm, the New Guinea Custard Apple has grown about 300mm. Any advice on the Davidson Plum problem would be good to receive.. They are planted in a sloping area with full sun from 10Am thru 2-3Pm, soil is rocky, with friable soil to 400mm, then clay for approx 600mm..

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Davidson Plum - NSW

Mannie1's Edible Fruits
Update: 3987 days 16hrs

Comments: -

Struggling a little, but still surviving.  Anything that survived last summer would have to be guaranteed to live forever!

Planted: 2008

Growing: In the Ground

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

When I Fertilise: Yearly and Spring

Organic Status:Organic


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Davidson Plum - NSW

WendyBellbirdPark1's Edible Fruits
Update: 3865 days 3hrs

Comments: -

Just planted and it is looking well and healthy. Dog or child knocked it in half and that was the begining of the end.

Pollination: No


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Davidson Plum - NSW

DavidB's Edible Fruits
Update: 2038 days 14hrs

Comments: -

died in pot due to accident

Planted: 2010

Qty: 1

Pollination: Self Pollination


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DavidB says... [3710 days 7hrs ago]
This is a new plant purchased this year and is still in the pot. Healthy.

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Davidson Plum - NSW (Seedling)

Vlct's Edible Fruits
Update: 2541 days 10hrs

Height 70 Centimetres

Growing: In a Pot

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Low Sun

Pollination: Self Pollination

Organic Status:Organic

Question: when do they start too fruit ?


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Davidson Plum - NSW

Alicia's Edible Fruits
Update: 2316 days 7hrs

Height 30 Centimetres

Growing: In a Pot

Pollination: No

Question:

How mature does the plant need to be before it fruits?


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Davidson Plum - NSW 8/10

Banjo1's Edible Fruits
Update: 1346 days 14hrs

Comments: - veractivey attractive

Planted: 2014

Height 2 metres

Growing: In the Ground

First Fruited: 2 Years from purchase in pot

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Water Given in: Summer


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