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Problems with white sapotes pics included - Fruitylicious, thanks for the info! I'll take your advice and give it another go next Autumn - hopefully by then I'll have a bit more fruit to play with. Cheers ..348 days 22hrs
Caterpillar id - To accurately identify what species it is, I would submit the pictures to MyPestGuide - they offer a free insect / pest identification service in Australia. Also, they have a mobile app which is available from the google play store...348 days 22hrs
Problems with white sapotes pics included - I finally tasted my first white sapote (Chris) about two weeks ago - but to be honest, I was very disappointed as the fruit was really bitter. Not sure if I picked it to early as only 3/4 of the fruit was soft (except for near the stem which was still a..355 days 22hrs
Cuttings seeds seedlings swap - I have a spare Tyalgum Purple plant for trade (or giveaway) if anyone is interested. dwain @ live . com . au ..411 days 21hrs
Soanum capsicoides devils apple - Vasili's Garden (coburg) got some in stock yesterday and I think they about $10.90 each. Cheers..837 days 0hrs
Ph for goji berries - I usually water my seedlings from the bottom up (5 mins or less) and that seems to help with damping off. My Black Goji plant flowered profusely last summer/autumn, however I only got 4 fruit. I'm hoping to get a better crop next summer...fingers cross..1010 days 22hrs
Seville orange from seed how long before - Mike, you're probably better off buying the seeds from Chiltern Seeds - as they are in the UK, it will save you on postage! http://www.chilternseeds.co.uk/item_352h_citrus_aurantium_seeds Cheers..1141 days 2hrs
Rough skinned seville orange - Hi Monica, I have a spare seedling (20cm high) if you would like one - however it might be a bit far for you to pick up. dwain at live dot com dot au..1202 days 14hrs
Carambola leaves are yellowing - Is the yellowing occurring on the new or old growth of the tree? If itís on the new growth, thereís a good chance youíve got iron deficiency. To treat this, water in Chelates around the plantís roots Ė once in spring and again in autumn. Magnesium d..1334 days 16hrs
Seville orange - Hi Gardenia, I have some spare seedlings if you would like one. They are only 2 inches high but would save you some time growing it from seed. Cheers dwain at live dot com dot au..1363 days 17hrs
Seville orange - I was told that it could take up to 7 years to bear fruit Ė but if you graft it onto a more vigorous rootstock (rough lemon?), it should bear much sooner than that! http://www.daleysfruit.com.au/forum/seville-orange-fruiting/?PHPSESSID=e0b8069b70db8e40..1386 days 20hrs
Are my apple trees doomed - It kind of looks like powdery mildew?? It's also known to cause blackening on the trunk. For more info, check this link out: http://www.apsnet.org/edcenter/intropp/lessons/fungi/ascomycetes/Pages/ApplePowderyMildew.aspx ..1394 days 0hrs
Yacon - As Linton mentioned, the small red tubers are used for growing. You donít really need to store them. When you harvest the white tubers just put the red ones straight back in the ground - they will remain dormant and will shoot up again once the weathe..1394 days 11hrs
Remove first year flowers - Birdwood Avo Tags: http://home.iprimus.com.au/whoami2/avo/BIR008_FL_Dwarf_Avocado.pdf http://home.iprimus.com.au/whoami2/avo/BIR018_FL_Avocado.pdf ..1500 days 17hrs
Panache fig tree - Thanks for the update Carl, looks very promising. Sternus, expect a message or two from me some time! Cheers..1511 days 0hrs

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White sapote pruning - Wilson White Sapote fruiting now is the biggest and the best type, absolutely delicious, better than the others. In my humble opinion and compared to all the others I grow, Wilson has the best flavour with large size. These are whoppers, bigger than te..Liked Answer 47 days 23hrs
My avocado hass is dying - I disagree with this. That's the conventional home brewed wisdom, but the reality isn't like that. Water will not collect in a hole that is filled with quality soil--- there will always be run off. The amount of rain you would need to reach saturation i..Liked Answer 1532 days 0hrs

White Sapote - Wilson (Grafted) 10/10

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Update: 31 days 23hrs

Comments: -

Pot size: 65L
Water frequency: 1-2 times a week
Harvest time: April
Pruned By:
10% in spring

Planted: 2015

Height 1.6 metres

Growing: In a Pot

Fruit Harvest: 20 Fruit Per Year

First Fruited: 3 Years from purchase in pot

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Pollination: Cross Pollination

Cross Pollinator Variety: Ortega

Fertiliser or Organics Used: Gyganic for Fruit and Citrus

When I Fertilise: When Fruiting and Spring

Pest Control:

Organza bags (Caterpillars)

Organic Status:Organic


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Blueberry - Reveille 10/10

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Update: 42 days 0hrs

Comments: -

Water frequency: 3-7 days (less during winter)

Beneficial pollinator: Magnolia & Legacy

Harvest time: December

Planted: 2015

Height 1.5 metres

Growing: In a Pot

First Fruited: 2 Years from purchase in pot

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Pollination: Self Pollination

Fertiliser or Organics Used: Neutrog Kahoona For Acid Loving Plants

When I Fertilise: When Fruiting and Spring

Organic Status:Organic


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Finger Lime - Mia Rose (Grafted) 10/10

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Update: 43 days 23hrs

Comments: -

Pot size: 50 cm
Water frequency: 1-2 times a week

Planted: 2014

Height 1 metres

Growing: In a Pot

Fruit Harvest: 1 kilograms per Year

First Fruited: 1 Years from purchase in pot

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Pollination: Self Pollination

Fertiliser or Organics Used: Gyganic For Fruit and Citrus

When I Fertilise: When Fruiting and Spring

Organic Status:Organic


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Amelanchier 2 Way - Arborea / Canadensis (Grafted)

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Update: 67 days 14hrs

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Pot size: 65L
Water frequency: 1-2 times a week

Fruiting Months November and December

Planted: 2017

Height 1.2 metres

Growing: In a Pot

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Pollination: Self Pollination

Fertiliser or Organics Used: Gyganic For Fruit and Citrus

When I Fertilise: When Fruiting and Spring

Organic Status:Organic


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Blueberry - Magnolia 9/10

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Update: 67 days 14hrs

Comments: -

Water frequency: 3-7 days (less during winter)

Beneficial pollinator: Reveille & Legacy

Harvest time: mid-December to January

Planted: 2011

Height 1.1 metres

Growing: In a Pot

Fruit Harvest: 3.5 kilograms per Year

First Fruited: 2 Years from purchase in pot

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Pollination: Self Pollination

Fertiliser or Organics Used: Neutrog Kahoona For Acid Loving Plants

When I Fertilise: When Fruiting and Spring

Organic Status:Organic


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Blueberry - Legacy (Cutting) 10/10

Harry's Edible Fruits
Update: 194 days 15hrs

Comments: -

Water frequency: 3-7 days (less during winter)

Beneficial pollinator: Reveille & Magnolia

Harvest time: January / Febuary

Planted: 2018

Height 150 Centimetres

Growing: In a Pot

First Fruited: 1 Years from purchase in pot

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Pollination: Self Pollination

Fertiliser or Organics Used: Neutrog Kahoona For Acid Loving Plants

When I Fertilise: When Fruiting and Spring

Organic Status:Organic


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