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Joined: 26/11/08 Updated: 12/11/17 Frost: Medium
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About My Edible Backyard


Why Henry Love's Edible Plants

My soil composition is made up of swampland with approx two metres of clay on top.  To put a plant in the ground, I have to painfully dig a hole one metre wide x one metre deep, throw in 5 kg of dolomite clay breaker and water in weekly until there is no water stagnation. We have frosts every winter, hence the requirement for a time consuming erection of a frost protection system. The success of my fruit trees is attributed to the laborious hole preparation (mind you, it takes seven bags of garden mix to fill one of these holes), dedicated watering twice a week without fail (including spraying the foliage with a jet stream of water while watering to get rid of ants, pests, etc.), fertilising with cow manure every two to three months alternating with citrus & fruit fertiliser, and weekly visual inspections for pests.  


Fruit Tree Forum Contributions

Henry Forum Contributions
Summers coming quick - No, I do not have images of the bulbs. We use the small bulbs of the shallots while with the eschallots, its the green leafy portions that are used...3299 days 10hrs
Summers coming quick - I grow both shallots and eschallots in my garden. My attached pics will show that they are quite different...3299 days 12hrs
Sour orange - The regular application of Sulphate of Potash, Epsom Salts, a Citrus Fertiliser and Cow Manure would certainly sweeten your oranges...3309 days 16hrs
My edibles - Hi HappyEarth, Thanks for your advice; managed to change some pics. Regards, Henry ..3313 days 8hrs
My edibles - Hi Correy, How do I go about updating 'My Edibles' pictures? Come Spring and Summer, I would be taking more refreshing pics of my fruit trees to replace the older ones. How do I go about doing that? Regards, Henry..3314 days 14hrs
Panama red passionfruit - Oops, forgot to include the link. Here it is. http://www.cornucopiaseeds.com.au/categories/Fruit-Seed/..3317 days 12hrs
Panama red passionfruit - Hi Gary, Please find the link to ordering your panama red passionfruit seeds. I have ordered two plants and some seeds from them, and they are reliable and their plants are of good quality. Regards, Henry..3317 days 12hrs
Plum yarrahapinni blood - Hi Susan, I have recently purchased a bare rooted two way multigraft Flavor Supreme/Mariposa plum tree from Flemings and it is growing like magic. I understand these two varieties compliment each other in cross pollination, and are both very sweet too...3321 days 17hrs
My edibles - Hi Correy, Thanks for your assistance. Regards, Henry..3322 days 11hrs
My edibles - Hi Correy, thanks for your $15 voucher, much appreciated. Could you advise how I can delete incorrect entries in my 'My Edibles', ie. you will know what I mean when you visit mine. Regards, Henry..3325 days 5hrs
Citrus2 - Hi Michael, Yes, I do have the ambarella and longan (no lychee) but they are both only knee height and have not flowered yet. I bought them from Daleys in Jan 2008 and I hope to see more growth this summer. I will shortly (couple of weeks perhaps) be po..3329 days 4hrs
Citrus2 - Hi Amanda, I water my trees twice a week, and no weeds. Admittedly, I have erected a concrete wall (blocks) around the tree for beautification reasons, and can now see that there is insufficient air flow at the base of the tree, and this may have resulte..3330 days 14hrs
Citrus2 - Thanks for the advice, Reg, much appreciated. The white powder is just like caked powder, and they come off quite easily with a paint brush. Those on the trunks were found from ground level to max 30cm up. I have just sprayed the trees including the tr..3332 days 8hrs
Citrus2 - Whilst pruning my citrus (orange, lime and mandarin) trees last week, I noticed the presence of some white powdery substance on the trunks as well as on the leaves. Would anyone know what this is and how I should treat the problem, please...3336 days 5hrs
Valencia oranges - Hi all, thanks. To John, thanks again and much appreciated. Will do as advised after winter, before and during next fruiting. To Julie, Blacktown is one of the outer western suburbs of Sydney NSW. My mandarin season has just gone past while my oranges..3357 days 17hrs

Longan - Kohala (Marcot) (Grafted) 10/10

Henry's Edible Fruits
Update: 349 days 13hrs

Comments: -

Very slow to establish.  Hope to see better growth this year.  Purchased from Daleys.

September 2009:  No growth activity.  Applied sulphate of potash and watered in.

October 2009:  No growth activity, and no, the plant is not dead.  Applied a handful of dynamic lifter.

November 2009:  Cannot see any growth activity.  Continued with twice weekly watering and weekly inspection for pests/diseases. 

December 2009 to January 2010:  Not much growth activity recorded. 

February 2010:  Can see some growth activity this month.  The plant has grown about 5cm taller and carries newer and bigger leaves.  

October 2012:  The plant is much bigger now and looks healthy.  The speed of growth was noticeable in late 2011 and today stands at approx 70cm tall.  Has started flowering. 

Planted: 2008

Height 1.5 Feet

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pollination: No

Fertiliser or Organics Used: Cow manure, sulphate of potash


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Dwarf Mulberry - Red Shahtoot (Grafted) 7/10

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Update: 349 days 13hrs

Comments: -

Slow to establish but beginning to show stability in growth.  Purchased from Daleys.

August 2009:  Young fruits starting to appear

September 2009:  Some growth recorded.  All fruit has dropped before maturing.  Perhaps its nature's way of emphasizing on plant growth instead of fruit production.  Applied sulphate of potash and watered in.  More growth recorded.

October 2009:  More growth recorded but all fruit has dropped. 

November 2009:  More growth recorded.  No fruiting activity.

December 2009 to February 2010:  Not much growth this period.  Some fruiting activity but fruit drops before ripening.

March 2010:  No growth recorded. Some fruit on plant waiting to ripen.

October 2012:  Is slightly higher by about 30cm today, more established with thicker stems and branches.  Producing bigger and juicy mulberries. 

Fruiting Months August

Planted: 2008

Height 1.5 Feet

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

First Fruited: 2009 Years from purchase in pot

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pollination: No

Fertiliser or Organics Used: Cow manure, sulphate of potash

Pest Control:

Lime sulphur spray in winter and pest oil mid spring.


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Apple 3way - Pixie Crunch/Crimson Crisp/William\'s Pride (Grafted) 8/10

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Update: 349 days 13hrs

Comments: -

Purchased recently and already shooting.  All three varieties are recommended cross pollinators.

August 2009:  Pruned the tree.

September 2009:  Leaves starting to appear.  Applied sulphate of potash and watered in.

October 2009:  More growth recorded and tree is looking healthy.

November 2009:  Tree looks healthy.

December 2009 to March 2010:  Lots more growth recorded.  Looking healthy.

Planted: 2009

Height 4 Feet

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pollination: Cross Pollination

Cross Pollinator Variety: Pixie Crunch/Crimson Crisp/William's Pride

Fertiliser or Organics Used: Cow manure, sulphate of potash

Pest Control:

Lime sulphur spray during winter.


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Chilli - Piquin (Seedling) 10/10

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Update: 349 days 13hrs

Comments: -

A deliciously fruity heat rating of 10 plus plus plus variety.  Seeds are available to anyone wanting some.

August 2009:  No growth activity recorded.  Pruned the tree.

September 2009:  No growth activity recorded.  Applied sulphate of potash and watered in.

October 2009:  Very little growth recorded.

November 2009:  More growth recorded.  It will survive.

December 2009 to March 2010:  It is now an established bush with lots of fiery hot piquins.  Will be harvesting the fruit in April.  Keep fruit in a dry container in a freezer to be used as and when.  Last year's harvest is still in the freezer, looking not a day old.

Planted: 2006

Height 2.5 Feet

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 5

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pollination: No

Fertiliser or Organics Used: Cow manure, sulphate of potash

Pest Control:

Spray with Confidor.


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Frost Protection System 10/10

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Update: 2145 days 15hrs

Comments: -

Time consuming but well worth the trouble. 

The first few years of growing fruit trees some 10 years ago were disasterous as all my trees died after winter, not knowing why or how. I found out the frost was the culprit, so from the picture, you can see that I have been meticulous and have not lost any trees thereafter.

I use gladwrap for the upper sections (hail protection) and enclose the tree right around with frost protection cloth.

August 2009:  Dismantled at the end of the month (just in time) the day before the arrival of very strong winds.

September 2009 to March 2010:  No need for frost shields. 

May 2012:  Erected frost shields only to Longan, mangoes, avocado and hawaiian guava trees.

Pollination: No

Pest Control:

 

Question:

 


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Michelia Alba - Pak Lan (Grafted) 10/10

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Update: 2145 days 15hrs

Comments: -

A beautiful evergreen with lovely very fragrant white flowers.  Purchased from Daleys.

August 2009:  Some flowers appear.

September 2009:  More flowers recorded.  Applied sulphate of potash and watered in.

October 2009:  Some growth activity. 

November 2009:  More growth activity.

December 2009 to March 2010:  More growth activity.  Lost lots of its leaves in January 2010 but has lots of new healthy leaves since.

November 2011:  The tree looks healthy and was covered with lots of lovely sweet fragrant white flowers.  

October 2012:  Is definitely a much bigger tree but seemed to have lost some leaves this Spring.

Planted: 2005

Height 8 Feet

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pollination: No

Fertiliser or Organics Used: Cow manure, sulphate of potash

Pest Control:

Very hardy, and does not require any pesticides.

Question:

 


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Orange - Valencia Seedless (Grafted) 10/10

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Update: 2145 days 15hrs

Comments: -

Lovely oranges every year for past 3 years. 

August 2009:  Some flower activity.  Pruned the tree.

September 2009:  More flowers recorded.  Applied sulphate of potash and watered in.  Introduced fly trap.

October 2009:  Looking healthy and produced lots of flowers.

November 2009:  Tiny fruits are starting to appear.

December 2009 to February 2010:  Lots of fruit but still green. 

March 2010:  New buds appear despite the green fruit still on the tree.  Is the weather tricking it to re-flower. I wonder?

November 2011:  Sprinkled potassium sulphate and four scoops of Osmocote.

May 2012:  Pruned heavily leaving some branches and leaves.

October 2012:  Looks very pretty with lots of new growth. Have selectively removed undesired new shoots.   Lots of fragrant flowers and tiny fruits. 

Fruiting Months May

Planted: 2001

Height 15 Feet

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Spring

Pollination: No

Fertiliser or Organics Used: Cow manure, citrus fertiliser, sulphate of potash and epsom salt

Pest Control:

Lime sulphur spray during winter and pest oil mid spring


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Mandarin Satsuma (Grafted) 10/10

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Update: 2145 days 15hrs

Comments: -

Deliciously sweet large thin skinned seedless satsuma mandarins - Robbie Engalls variety.

August 2009:  Pruned the tree.

September 2009:  Some flowering activity recorded.  Applied sulphate of potash and watered in.  Removed all visible fruit buds to concentrate on growth and prevent branch distortion.  Introduced fly trap.

October 2009:  Lots of flowers but have removed most of them to prevent distortion to branches.

November 2009:  Growing well.

December 2009 to March 2010:  Whatever flowers I left on the tree have become nice large Satsuma mandarins but still green.

November 2011:  Sprinkled potassium sulphate and three scoops of Osmocote.

May 2012:  Pruned heavily leaving some branches and leaves.

October 2012:  Looks very pretty with lots of new growth.  Have selectively removed undesired shoots.

Fruiting Months April

Planted: 2006

Height 3 Feet

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 2

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Spring

Pollination: No

Fertiliser or Organics Used: Cow manure, sulphate of potash

Pest Control:

Lime sulphur spray during winter and pest oil mid spring


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Kumquat - Nagami (Grafted) 10/10

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Update: 2145 days 15hrs

Comments: -

Produces lots of deliciously sweet/sour quail-egg-sized fruit annually

September 2009:  Not flowering yet.  Applied sulphate of potash and epsom salts and watered in.  Some leaves were turning yellow.

October 2009:  More leaves turned partly yellow. 

November 2009:  Looks more stablised and yellowing has lessened.

December 2009 to March 2010:  Tree looking quite healthy and some fruit on the tree.

November 2011:  Sprinkled potassium sulphate and applied four scoops of Osmocote.

May 2012:  Pruned the tree and sprayed with diluted garlic/oil/soap mixture.

October 2012:  Heavy fruiting.

Planted: 2002

Height 9 Feet

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Fruit Harvest: 10 kilograms per Year

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pollination: No

Fertiliser or Organics Used: Cow manure, sulphate of potash, epsom salts and citrus fertiliser

Pest Control:

 Weekly visual inspection for gall wasps and other pests.


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Nectarine - Arctic Rose (Grafted) 10/10

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Update: 2280 days 16hrs

Comments: -

Has already produced lovely good sized very sweet fruit. 

August 2009:  Some flowers.  Pruned the tree.

September 2009:  More flowers and young green leaves starting to appear.  Applied sulphate of potash and watered in.  Introduced fly trap.

October 2009:  Lots of growth observed.

November 2009:  Lots more leaves.

December 2009 to March 2010:  No fruit but lots more growth recorded.

February 2012: Very healthy but fruit were rendered totally inedible by fruit fly.  Will take necessary steps next season to enjoy the lovely sweet nectarines.

Height 3.5 Feet

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Spring

Pollination: No

Fertiliser or Organics Used: Cow manure, sulphate of potash and fruit tree fertilisers

Pest Control:

Leaf curl spray during winter and before bud swell.  Pest oil mid spring. 


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Cherry - Starkrimson (Grafted) 8/10

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Update: 2280 days 16hrs

Comments: -

Growing well;  has not fruited yet but looking forward to fruit this year.

August 2009:  Pruned the tree.

September 2009:  Leaves starting to appear and observed few white flowers.  Applied sulphate of potash and watered in.  Introduced fly trap.

October 2009:  Lots more growth recorded but no fruit.

November 2009:  Lots more leaves but no fruit.

December 2009 to March 2010:  Was expecting some fruit but alas, no fruit.  More growth recorded though.

February 2012:  Lots of growth but fruit flies beat me to the lovely sweet cherries.  Will take precautions for next harvest.

Height 4 Feet

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pollination: No

Fertiliser or Organics Used: Cow manure, sulphate of potash

Pest Control:

Leaf Curl spray during winter.


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Mandarin - Satsuma seedless (Grafted) 6/10

Henry's Edible Fruits
Update: 2280 days 16hrs

Comments: -

A Japanese seedless thin-skinned sweet variety purchased from Bonnyrigg Garden Centre. 

September 2009:  Some flowering activity recorded.  Applied sulphate of potash and watered in.  Removed all visible fruit buds to concentrate on growth and prevent branch distortion. 

October 2009:  Some growth recorded.

November 2009:  More growth recorded and tree is looking healthy.

December 2009 to March 2010:  Lots more growth and tree is sure looking healthy.

February 2012:  A very healthy tree with lots of fruit.  Looking forward to enjoying the fruits of my labour.

Planted: 2009

Height 3 Feet

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pollination: No

Fertiliser or Organics Used: Cow manure, sulphate of potash


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Cherimoya - Seedling (Seedling) 4/10

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Update: 2402 days 13hrs

Comments: -

Planted four years ago and still not fruiting. This pic was taken in winter;  will look much better during summer.  Purchased from Daleys.

August 2009:  No growth activity.  Pruned the tree.

September 2009:  No growth activity recorded.  Applied sulphate of potash and watered in.  Lost all its leaves, and tiny leaf buds are beginning to appear.

October 2009:  Leaves have sprouted all over and looking healthy.

November 2009:  Flowers have appeared and we have tried hand pollination, with a very small soft brush to collect pollen from male, then transferring onto female.  So far, no signs of activity.

December 2009 to February 2010:  Lots of new leaves but I have decided to take it out due to the required hand pollination which has yet to bear fruit over the past few years.  May put an R2E2 in its place. 

Planted: 2005

Height 12 Feet

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pollination: No

Fertiliser or Organics Used: Cow manure, sulphate of potash and fruit tree fertiliser

Pest Control:

Lime sulphur spray during winter and pest oil mid spring.


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Mango - Kensington Pride grafted (Grafted) 8/10

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Update: 2402 days 13hrs

Comments: -

Very healthy but have not fruited yet.  Purchased from Daleys.

August 2009:  Some flowering activity recorded

September 2009:  Some growth recorded.  Also observed tips of leaves becoming burnt / brown.  Will stop cow manure fertilising and replace with fruit fertiliser.  Will also water tree from rain water tank as salinity in town water may be suspect.  All brown edged leaves are snipped off.

September 08th, 2009:  Disaster!  Found one third of my tree on the ground; the possible work of cockatoos.  Pruned and hope for the best.  Applied sulphate of potash and watered in.  Only rain water is used for this mango tree.  Leaves still look normal.

October 2009:  Continued with watering with rain water.  Leaves look normal.  No browning observed.

November 2009:  Looking healthy and some growth recorded.

December 2009 to March 2010:  Noticeably much bigger with lots of growth recorded.  Recommenced watering with town water.  No more leaves turning brown since.

Planted: 2009

Height 4.5 Feet

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pollination: No

Fertiliser or Organics Used: Cow manure, sulphate of potash

Pest Control:

 


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Jasmine Biblical (Seedling) 7/10

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Update: 3123 days 16hrs

Comments: -

Uniquely fragrant when small white flowers appear

September 2009:  Some growth recorded but no flowers yet.  Applied sulphate of potash and watered in.

October 2009: Some growth recorded.

November 2009:  Some growth recorded.

December 2009 to March 2010:  Some growth recorded though not much.  Very slow growing plant.

Planted: 2006

Height 18 Inches

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pollination: No

Fertiliser or Organics Used: Cow manure, sulphate of potash


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Mandarin - Okitsu wase (Satsuma) (Grafted) 7/10

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Update: 3123 days 16hrs

Comments: -

I hope to see more growth this summer.  Has not fruited yet.  Purchased from Daleys.

September 2009:  Starts to flower.  Applied sulphate of potash and watered in.  Removed all visible fruit buds to concentrate on growth and prevent branch distortion.

October 2009:  Removed most flowers to allow branches to form properly and to avoid distortion.

November 2009:  Tree looking healthy and some growth recorded.

December 2009 to March 2010:   Tree looking healthy and more growth recorded.  The few mandarins on the tree are getting bigger but still green.

Planted: 2005

Height 3 Feet

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pollination: No

Fertiliser or Organics Used: Cow manure, sulphate of potash

Pest Control:

Lime sulphur spray during winter and pest oil mid spring


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5 of 7 people found this review useful

Lemon - Eureka (Grafted) 8/10

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Update: 3123 days 16hrs

Comments: -

Has produced lots of good sized seedless thin skinned juicy fruit for past two years.  Purchased from Daleys.

August 2009:  Pruned the tree.

September 2009:  More growth and more fruit recorded.  Applied sulphate of potash and watered in.

October 2009:  More growth recorded.

November 2009:  Seemed to have stopped growing as I have not plucked fruit from tree.

December 2009 to March 2010:  Lots more growth and never ending supply of lemons.  The tree is becoming a bush, branching out from close to ground level.

Height 3.5 Feet

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pollination: No

Fertiliser or Organics Used: Cow manure, sulphate of potash and citrus fertiliser

Pest Control:

Weekly visual inspection for pests and fungal infections.


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Plum 2way - Flavor Supreme/Mariposa (Grafted) 10/10

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Update: 3123 days 16hrs

Comments: -

The quickest growing tree I have ever come across, and both varieties are recommended cross-pollinators. 

August 2009:  Some flowering activity recorded.  Pruned the tree.

September 2009:  Some growth recorded.  Applied sulphate of potash and watered in.

October 2009:  More growth recorded.  No fruit.

November 2009:  More growth recorded.  No fruit.

December 2009 to March 2010:  Noticeably stopped growing for reasons unknown.  Tips of some leaves turning brown.

Planted: 2009

Height 2.5 Feet

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pollination: No

Fertiliser or Organics Used: Cow manure, sulphate of potash

Pest Control:

Leaf Curl spray during winter.


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Orange - Washington Navel (Grafted) 2/10

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Update: 3123 days 16hrs

Comments: -

Unusually slow to establish.  Purchased from Daleys.

August 2009:  Some flowering activity recorded

September 2009:  Lots more flowers observed.  Applied sulphate of potash and watered in.

October 2009:  Growing well.  Removed most flowers to allow tree to grow and branches to form properly.

November 2009:  Tree is growing well.

December 2009 to March 2010:  Tree is growing well although not much height recorded.

Height 2.5 Feet

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pollination: No

Fertiliser or Organics Used: Cow manure, sulphate of potash and citrus fertiliser


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Orange - Arnold Blood (Grafted) 3/10

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Update: 3123 days 16hrs

Comments: -

Very slow growing.  Hope to see better growth this year.  Purchased from Daleys.

August 2009:  Pruned the tree.

September 2009:  Some growth recorded but no flowers.  Applied sulphate of potash and watered in.

October 2009:  More growth recorded.  No fruit.

November 2009:  Looking good and healthy.

December 2009 to March 2010:  Some growth recorded and there are some fruit although green.

Height 2 Feet

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pollination: No

Fertiliser or Organics Used: Cow manure, sulphate of potash and citrus fertiliser

Pest Control:

 

Question:

 


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Guava Hawaiian - Pink Supreme (Grafted) 8/10

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Update: 3123 days 16hrs

Comments: -

Healthy well-formed tree;  just planted.

September 2009:  No growth observed.  Applied sulphate of potash and watered in.

October 2009:  Leaves have dropped but new buds have appeared.

November 2009:  New buds have formed.  Tree does not look too healthy despite all that tender loving care.  Have analysed depth of hole, type of soil, fertilisers used and watering frequencies.  Cannot fault any.

December 2009 to March 2010:  All the original large leaves have dropped, and the tree now has much smaller leaves but lots of.  Looks healthy.

Planted: 2009

Height 4.5 Feet

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pollination: No

Fertiliser or Organics Used: Cow manure, sulphate of potash


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Lime - Tahitian (Grafted) 10/10

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Update: 3123 days 16hrs

Comments: -

Healthy and vigorous fruiting tree.  Have had lots of good sized juicy seedless fruit.    Just beside it is a Satsuma Mandarin (Robbie Engalls variety).  Both trees are doing well.  Have had lots of mandarins from the mandarin tree as well.

August 2009:  Some flowering activity recorded.  Pruned both trees.

September 2009:  Lots more flowers observed.  Applied sulphate of potash and watered in.  Introduced fly trap.

October 2009:  Some growth activity recorded.

November 2009:  More growth recorded.  Some fruit observed.

December 2009 to March 2010:  Both trees are doing very well, with lots more growth recorded and lots more fruit.

Planted: 2005

Height 7 Feet

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

First Fruited: 2 Years from purchase in pot

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pollination: No

Fertiliser or Organics Used: Cow manure, sulphate of potash and citrus fertiliiser

Pest Control:

Lime Sulphur spray during winter and pest oil mid-spring.


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Garlic - Mexican (Seedling) 6/10

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Update: 3123 days 16hrs

Comments: -

In an experimental stage at present.

September:  Some growth in height observed.  Applied sulphate of potash and watered in.

October:  Leaves look dried due to heat waves we have been having.

November:  No signs of recovery yet but continuing with TLC.

December 2009.  Dead and gone.

Height 1 Feet

Growing: In the Ground

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pollination: No

Fertiliser or Organics Used: Cow manure, sulphate of potash

Pest Control:

Spray with Confidor.


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Sugar Snaps (Seedling) 6/10

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Update: 3123 days 16hrs

Comments: -

Recently germinated from packet seeds and looking forward to organic sugar snap dinners come summer.

September:  Growth observed in both size and height.  Applied sulphate of potash and watered in.

Octgber:  Heat wave has killed them all.

November 2009:  Dead and gone.

Planted: 2009

Height 0.5 Feet

Growing: In the Ground

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pollination: No

Fertiliser or Organics Used: Cow manure, sulphate of potash

Pest Control:

Spray with Confidor.


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Strawberry - Hokowase (Seedling) 6/10

Henry's Edible Fruits
Update: 3123 days 16hrs

Comments: -

An acid-free amazingly sweet variety of strawberries. 

September 2009:  Some flowering activity observed. Visible baby strawberries struggling to get through.

October 2009 to March 2010:  Still producing lots of lovely acid-free sweet strawberries;  definitely the best tasting strawberries I have eaten.  My grandson Thoren seems to think so too.

Planted: 2008

Growing: In a Pot

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Pollination: No

Fertiliser or Organics Used: Osmocote

Pest Control:

Spray with Confidor before fruit forms.


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Rosemary (Seedling) 10/10

Henry's Edible Fruits
Update: 3124 days 11hrs

Comments: -

Multi purpose plant - cooking, fragrance, lovely blue flowers

September 2009:  Some flowers recorded.  Applied sulphate of potash and watered in.

October 2009:  Growth activity recorded.  Continued with heavy pruning.

November 2009:  More growth activity recorded.

December 2009 to March 2010:  Lots more growth but have pruned it down as it was getting too big.

Planted: 2004

Height 3 Feet

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pollination: No

Fertiliser or Organics Used: Cow manure, sulphate of potash

Pest Control:

 

Organic Status:Certified


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Feijoa - Duffy (Grafted) 10/10

Henry's Edible Fruits
Update: 3124 days 11hrs

Comments: -

Has produced lovely sweet egg-sized fruit two years in succession.  Purchased from Daleys.

August 2009:  Pruned the tree.

September 2009:  No flowering activity recorded.  Applied sulphate of potash and watered in.  Introduced fly trap.

October 2009:  Lots of flowers observed.

November 2009:  Tiny fruit have appeared.

December 2009 to March 2010:  The tiny fruits have dropped, new flowers have formed and there are some fruit on the tree.

Planted: 2005

Height 7 Feet

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Spring

Pollination: No

Fertiliser or Organics Used: Cow manure, sulphate of potash

Pest Control:

Lime sulphur spray during winter and pest oil mid spring


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Guava Cherry (Seedling) 10/10

Henry's Edible Fruits
Update: 3124 days 11hrs

Comments: -

Produces lovely sweet red cherry-sized guavas increasing in size as the tree matures.

September 2009:  Young fruits starting to appear.  Applied sulphate of potash and watered in.  Introduced fly trap.

October 2009:  Masses of deliciously sweet fruit on tree. 

November 2009:  Tree looking healthy.  It was a cherry guava picking season. 

December 2009 to March 2010:  Only growth recorded during this period.  Not flowering and no fruit.

Fruiting Months September

Planted: 2002

Height 8 Feet

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pollination: No

Fertiliser or Organics Used: Cow manure, sulphate of potash

When I Fertilise: When Fruiting and Spring

Pest Control:

 


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