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Blossom's Edible Backyard

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

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... [2777 days 22hrs 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
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 ..124 days 8hrs
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 ..1275 days 16hrs
Cherry substitute for perth - how come I just got 7 kg from my bing and van in kalamunda then? ..1286 days 17hrs
Peach id - I dont know but if it grows from seed please can you send me one :) sounds great ..1418 days 12hrs
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!..3165 days 17hrs
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 ..3239 days 3hrs
Pinkabelle apple tree - thanks, I will just keep on singing too it and looking forward to the day of apple pie :)..3781 days 2hrs
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..3790 days 18hrs
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..3805 days 17hrs
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..3805 days 17hrs
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..4011 days 19hrs
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..4062 days 1hrs
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 :)..4101 days 2hrs
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:)..4112 days 15hrs
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 ...4112 days 15hrs

Fruit Tree Forum Likes

Blossom has LIKED the following:
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 64 days 20hrs
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 78 days 19hrs
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 1080 days 21hrs
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 1244 days 6hrs

Finger Lime - Red Cutting (Grafted) 9/10

Blossom's Edible Fruits
Update: 64 days 20hrs

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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... [905 days 1hrs 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

Blossom's Edible Fruits
Update: 64 days 20hrs

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 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... [905 days 2hrs ago]
possums broke the tree this year grrrr think it might survive.

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Dragon Fruit - Yellow (Cutting) 7/10

Blossom's Edible Fruits
Update: 64 days 20hrs

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

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... [921 days 1hrs ago]
Any cross pollination yet between red & yelled w pitaya?
blossom says... [905 days 2hrs 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

Blossom's Edible Fruits
Update: 64 days 20hrs

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

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: 950 days 4hrs

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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