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Joined: 26/11/08 Updated: 06/10/09 Frost:
Location: Ocean View


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Lychee - Wai Chee (Grafted) 7/10

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Update: 3692 days 16hrs

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This has been a learning curve. The tree is quite slow growing. In its first year, it put out a flush of growth in mid winter and the icy westerlies burnt it all off before we realized what was happening. This year we have a hessian tree surround and it fared much better. It is planted in the lee of a large tree on the windward side, but this did not really help. No sign of fruiting yet. Receives regular water from our greywater dripper line.

Planted: 2008

Height 0.75 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Pollination: Self Pollination

Pest Control:

none


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Mandarin - Honey Murcott (Grafted) 8/10

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Update: 3692 days 16hrs

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The mandarin is a little slow growing but did produce 3 fruit last season and is in full flower currently. It is on a constant water supply from our greywater driper system.

Fruiting Months July

Planted: 2008

Height 0.75 metres

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Pollination: Self Pollination

Fertiliser or Organics Used: mixed manures

When I Fertilise: Winter

Pest Control:

Pest oil for leaf miner and hand removal of most (but not all) butterfly caterpillars.

Organic Status:Partially Organic


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Apple - Dorsett Golden (Grafted) 8/10

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Update: 3692 days 16hrs

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The apple currently has fruit. it did not fruit in its first season, but it is a sturdy little tree which promises much. It gets regular water from our grey water dripper system.

Planted: 2008

Height 1 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

First Fruited: 1 Years from purchase in pot

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Pollination: Self Pollination

When I Fertilise: Never

Pest Control:

none


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Cherry - Pretty Gully (Grafted) 9/10

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Update: 3692 days 16hrs

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The Pretty Gully cherry is amazing. It doubled its height in the first year. It is a beautiful tree. It has not flowered yet, but it also gets almost no attention, and no additional water.

Planted: 2008

Height 2.5 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Water Given in: Summer

Pollination: No

Fertiliser or Organics Used: none

Pest Control:

none


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Peachcot Ora A (Grafted) 7/10

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Update: 3692 days 16hrs

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The tree has been planted for a little over a year and has produced fruit in both first and second seasons. The first year the fruit was delicious, but sadly a combination of birds and strong winds meant that we did not get any of the second season fruit.  the tree receives very little attention, but is on a dripper line from our greywater system.

Fruiting Months August and September

Planted: 2008

Height 1 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Pollination: Self Pollination

Fertiliser or Organics Used: manure blend

When I Fertilise: Winter

Pest Control:

Asking the pair of king parrots nicely if they would like to go on to some native foods instead.


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