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Blossom's Edible Backyard

Joined: 26/11/08 Updated: 01/01/17 Frost: Low
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About My Edible Backyard


Why Blossom Love's Edible Plants

I love food and plants that produce food lol...

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blossom says... [2589 days 1hrs ago]
like you can eat them, every one likes a bonus for there hard work LOL I like food hahaha why grow a rose bush when you can grow a avocado or a pitaya and a passion fruit has flowers just as nice as any climber bonus FRUIT :) anyone can have a tub on the patio with herbs......pull out the geraniums TODAY

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Fruit Tree Forum Contributions

Blossom Forum Contributions
Germinating heartnuts - When you have both growing can I please buy some off you :) thx ...I am in perth 2 ..555 days 4hrs
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 ..1086 days 20hrs
Cherry substitute for perth - how come I just got 7 kg from my bing and van in kalamunda then? ..1097 days 20hrs
Peach id - I dont know but if it grows from seed please can you send me one :) sounds great ..1229 days 15hrs
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!..2976 days 20hrs
I have a cherry tree - You have to prune in summer and cover wound with something like steri prune its also advisable to serialize after each cut with mentholated spirits, the reason you do this in summer is so the tree is less likely to get fungus/virus etc :) I have a Stella ..3050 days 6hrs
Pinkabelle apple tree - thanks, I will just keep on singing too it and looking forward to the day of apple pie :)..3592 days 5hrs
Pinkabelle apple tree - 1: my pinkie is one long stick should i cut the top off for side grouth? 2: my flowers all dropped off i think i need a polinator i found a dwalf polka and bolero apple no dwalf granny smiths will they do? i have it in a big black pot will it get too h..3601 days 21hrs
Fruit fly control - we have been using naturalure for 4 years now. we live in a big fruit growing aria in the hills of perth with many un treated orchards droping fruit. the frist year was the same fruit fly in everything even tomato and yes it was the med fly it was tested..3616 days 21hrs
Fruit fly control - we have been using naturalure for 4 years now. we live in a big fruit growing aria in the hills of perth with many un treated orchards dropping fruit. the frist year was the same fruit fly in everything even tomato, and yes it was the med fly it was teste..3616 days 21hrs
I have a cherry tree - bing and van go together we have them the are 8 years old and get about 10kg off them each year no spraying chill stuff but we are in the hills of perth can get frost. my friend just got a sunburst and stella and wants to know if you can grow them in big..3822 days 22hrs
Shipping syndicate of plants to perthwa - the diggers club www.diggers.com.au has many good fruit trees and most are sent to perth, the have a club you can join and you get free seeds i just got a dwalf mulberry, babaco, dwalf blood orange,raspberrie,3 blueberrys,wurtz avo, dwalf persimmon ichiki..3873 days 4hrs
Shipping syndicate of plants to perthwa - I just told wandilla( they are on welshpool rd) about daileys they sounded interested they might order in stock to ther store try going in and telling them what you want. I know they have blueberrys I just brought one and cherrys too :)..3912 days 5hrs
What are your favourite fruit trees in - pitomba shahoot white sapote looking forward to my new wompee to fruit. oh and i love pitaya yum yum:)..3923 days 18hrs
Shipping syndicate of plants to perthwa - i wish i knew all of you wanted some space about 2 weeks ago i just brought in 2 and a half boxes oh they dont sent blueberrys to perth i think or apples i don't know why when they spray them ...3923 days 18hrs

Fruit Tree Forum Likes

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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 892 days 0hrs
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 1055 days 9hrs

Sapodilla - BKD110 (Seedling) 6/10

Blossom's Edible Fruits
Update: 716 days 5hrs

Comments: -

the ones I had in singapoore tasted like caremel so yum.

mine although alive has never given fruit but to be honest is not carfuly looked after or given fertalizer.

Planted: 2008

Height 2 metres

Growing: In a Pot

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pollination: Cross Pollination

Fertiliser or Organics Used: organic

Pest Control:

none

Organic Status:Certified

Question:

will it ever flower?


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

Blossom's Edible Fruits
Update: 716 days 5hrs

Comments: -

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 Summer

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: 761 days 7hrs

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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Finger Lime - Red Cutting (Grafted) 9/10

Blossom's Edible Fruits
Update: 761 days 7hrs

Comments: -

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 Summer

Pollination: No

Fertiliser or Organics Used: dynamic lifter

When I Fertilise: Winter and Spring

Pest Control:

none

Organic Status:Organic


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Comments

blossom says... [716 days 5hrs 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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Pitaya - Yellow Dragon Fruit (Cutting) 7/10

Blossom's Edible Fruits
Update: 1055 days 10hrs

Comments: -

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

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... [732 days 4hrs ago]
Any cross pollination yet between red & yelled w pitaya?
blossom says... [716 days 5hrs ago]
not sure what I am doing wrong flowers no fruit.

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Dwarf Mulberry - Red Shahtoot (Grafted) 9/10

Blossom's Edible Fruits
Update: 1055 days 10hrs

Comments: -

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 After Fruiting

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... [716 days 5hrs ago]
possums broke the tree this year grrrr think it might survive.

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