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Blossom's Edible Backyard

Joined: 26/11/08 Updated: 21/04/19 Frost:
Location: CARMEL


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Cherry substitute for perth - The only reliable cherry I have is low chill mini royal royal lee, some of the others give reduced crops aka 1/2 kg or so or none some years. have had 3 good reliable crops coming in just before Christmas on my 4 .5 year old tree oh did I mention it’s ..212 days 18hrs
Cherry substitute for perth - the laplan is reliable 10 years old tree get at least 2 kg from tree since its been about 4/5 years old. 7yo royal rainier is ok some years better than others. van is more reliable than bing but tend to get some years with small crop others with big crop ..1364 days 2hrs
Cherry substitute for perth - how come I just got 7 kg from my bing and van in kalamunda then? ..1375 days 2hrs
Peach id - I dont know but if it grows from seed please can you send me one :) sounds great ..1506 days 22hrs
Kiwiberry hardy kiwifruit - I live in kalamunda and mine is kiwi berry has been growing hear nicely for 3 year no fruit though because the ordinary kiwi male keeps dieing Ahhhhh!..3254 days 3hrs

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Prunus mume - So FINALLY I have fruit!The white flowering ebay variety.I have noticed differences in the two plants in the garden.The largest and most vigourous was covered with blossom this year but fruit set is very patchy..the fruit are classic green ume. The neglec..Liked Question 153 days 5hrs
Prunus mume - Hi all, I am in the process of obtaining some budwood for named varieties of Prunus Mume (Japanese apricot/Japanese Plum) from a lovely man at the DPI who ran some Prunus Mume trials for RIRDC. I am looking for someone to either graft the budwood ..Liked Question 167 days 4hrs
Fig blue provence - Ok I probly won't be able to make it down that way as don't currently have a licence. Sorry..Liked Question 1169 days 7hrs
Cherry substitute for perth - blossom - you get significantly more winter chill hours in the hills than on the Perth Coastal plain (aka "the flats" for hills people). (Do you get reliable annual crops like that? I've heard that some people in Roleystone get good cherry crops in some y..Liked Answer 1332 days 16hrs

Finger Lime - Red Cutting (Grafted) 9/10

Blossom's Edible Fruits
Update: 153 days 6hrs

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tasted one and loved it, bush food :) I now have colett variety as well and its zooming along with fruit in first year.

In a large selfwatering pot

Fruiting Months November and December

Planted: 2008

Height 2 metres

Growing: In a Pot

Qty: 2

Fruit Harvest: 0.5 kilograms per Year

First Fruited: 3 Years from purchase in pot

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pruned By: 10% in Spring

Pollination: No

Fertiliser or Organics Used: dynamic lifter

When I Fertilise: Winter and Spring

Pest Control:

none

Organic Status:Organic


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blossom says... [993 days 11hrs ago]
they freeze well and are great replacement for lemon.growing happy in a self watering pot almost as high as the veranda.

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Dwarf Mulberry - Red Shahtoot (Grafted) 9/10

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Update: 153 days 6hrs

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I love the fruit they are always nice, sometimes fruits 2 times yum. likes perth climate.

Fruiting Months October and November

Planted: 2008

Height 1 metres

Growing: In a Pot

Qty: 1

Fruit Harvest: 0.5 kilograms per Year

First Fruited: 1 Years from purchase in pot

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pruned By: 20% in Spring

Pollination: No

Fertiliser or Organics Used: dynamic lifter

When I Fertilise: Yearly

Pest Control:

hand removal of slugs

Organic Status:Organic


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blossom says... [993 days 11hrs ago]
possums broke the tree this year grrrr think it might survive.

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Dragon Fruit - Yellow (Cutting) 7/10

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Update: 153 days 6hrs

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love the red one so thought yellow could be a polinater.

in a pot up a tree facing north

Planted: 2008

Height 2 metres

Growing: In a Pot

Qty: 3

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Spring

Pollination: Cross Pollination

Cross Pollinator Variety: red pitaya

Fertiliser or Organics Used: organic

Pest Control:

nothing

Organic Status:Certified

Question:

I get flowers many like 20 I cross polinate with other yellow pitaya but never any fruit. 2016 still no fruit but heeps of flowers.


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Luke :) says... [1009 days 11hrs ago]
Any cross pollination yet between red & yelled w pitaya?
blossom says... [993 days 11hrs ago]
not sure what I am doing wrong flowers no fruit.

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Cherry 2 way - Minnie Royal - Royal Lee (Grafted) 8/10

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Update: 153 days 6hrs

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low chill.....did not get this from daleys because they dont send cherrys to perth.

it is a dubble graft one of mini royal and one of royal lee

sill thought people might like to see/hear about it.

fruited after 18m :) I got 6 cherrys ....so happy but cant tast the diffrence betwwen the 2

varietys lol..

we do live in the hills of perth so it gets a bit colder


Fruiting Months November and December

Planted: 2015

Height 2 metres

Growing: In a Pot

Qty: 1

Fruit Harvest: 0.2 kilograms per Year

First Fruited: 1.5 Years from purchase in pot

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Pruned By: 20% in

Pollination: Cross Pollination

Cross Pollinator Variety: trixzee black

Fertiliser or Organics Used: seasol/ chook

When I Fertilise: When Fruiting and Winter

Pest Control:

pest bags like fly screen tied around the fruit.

stopped possom and fruitfly


Organic Status:Organic


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Orange - Arnold Blood

Blossom's Edible Fruits
Update: 1038 days 13hrs

Fruiting Months August and September

Height 1 metres

Growing: In a Pot

Qty: 1

Fruit Harvest: 0.5 kilograms per Year

First Fruited: 1 Years from purchase in pot

Pollination: No

Fertiliser or Organics Used: seasol/chook

Organic Status:Organic


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