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Blossom's Edible Backyard

Joined: 26/11/08 Updated: 26/04/24 Frost:
Location: CARMEL

About My Edible Backyard


Why Blossom Love's Edible Plants

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

Comments

blossom says... [4569 days 12hrs 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
bobDal says... [304 days 23hrs ago]
Hi. I noticed from your comments that you have a Trixzie Black Cherry. Is it a super dwarf (miniature) tree and have you had nice and plenty of cherries from this tree? Thanks

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Fruit Tree Forum Contributions

Blossom Forum Contributions
Heritage rare and unusual fruit group society - I am interested :) ..1661 days 16hrs
Prunus mume - I live in perth stellar violets I would love some budwood :) happy to pay. as daleys cant send to WA...1662 days 14hrs
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 ..1915 days 22hrs
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 ..3067 days 6hrs
Cherry substitute for perth - how come I just got 7 kg from my bing and van in kalamunda then? ..3078 days 7hrs

Fruit Tree Forum Likes

Blossom has LIKED the following:
Daleys vs diggers - I'll take higher cartage but big lush healthy grafted or marcotted plants and fast delivery over lower prices and slow delivery of minimiscule seedlings usually in poorer condition anytime...Liked Answer 219 days 20hrs
Cherry substitute for perth - Don't know for sure, but I suspect the "Bettenays" referred to by Minty Burns are: Bettenay A L & V A Orchardists Irymple Road ROLEYSTONE WA 6111 08 93975926 At least they're the most relevant results I can find on google. (It took long..Liked Answer 399 days 2hrs
Cherry substitute for perth - Minty,I had a friend in Chevin Road who grew wonderful cherries! She gave me heaps each year. So maybe it depends on the variety...Liked Answer 399 days 2hrs
Prunus mume - Hi, thanks to all of you for this very interesting thread. I’m Lucinda in Manjimup western Australia at Stellar Violets. I obtained a few tiny named variety grafted budwood trees from a very cooperative researcher a few years ago - it took great lengths..Liked Answer 1662 days 14hrs
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 1856 days 10hrs
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 1870 days 9hrs
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 2872 days 11hrs
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 3035 days 20hrs

Finger Lime - Red Cutting (Grafted) 9/10

Blossom's Edible Fruits
Update: 1856 days 10hrs

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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... [2696 days 15hrs 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: 1856 days 10hrs

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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... [2696 days 15hrs 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: 1856 days 10hrs

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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... [2712 days 15hrs ago]
Any cross pollination yet between red & yelled w pitaya?
blossom says... [2696 days 15hrs 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: 1856 days 10hrs

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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: 2741 days 17hrs

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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