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Rob19's Edible Backyard

Joined: 01/12/13 Updated: 22/10/14 Frost: None
Location: WEST FOOTSCRAY, VIC,

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Harry says... [1371 days 17hrs ago]

Harry says... [1371 days 17hrs ago]
Hey Rob, just wondering if I could grab some white sapote cuttings off you? I'd be more than happy to trade or pay for them! dwain at live dot com dot au Cheers
34 says... [1358 days 4hrs ago]
Hi Harry, I unfortunately killed one of the plants and the other is on "life support". How that happened is a long story. I recently purchased a kampong but that has literaly been in the ground a few weeks. Once the trees are bigger you are most welcome to have cuttings but at this stage I have nothing to offer. Sorry!
Markmelb says... [1340 days 17hrs ago]
Hi Rob - Only place that could have ant Lamb Hass available is Gardenworld in the East - worth calling them as thay had heaps. they were the Birwoods that i have here at home and are on good rootstocks and if youve researched are a semi dwarf but only negative is fruit can take over 12 months to ripen to excellent - wish i could get a Gem tho - LOL - Mark

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Jaboticaba4 - Hi Stevo2, Do you mind If I send you a similar email query? I'd be interested to expand my collection also...297 days 5hrs
Jaboticaba4 - If any one has seeds or small plants of the more exotic varieties I'd also be interested in buying a few...306 days 5hrs
Jaboticaba4 - Is anyone selling any of the "e;rarer"e; Jaboticaba/plinia varieties not available from Daleys (including red hybrid)? Despite having no flowers on any of my current plants, I am somewhat enamored with the cauliflorous nature of these plants a..559 days 4hrs
Suggestions white sapote trees in melbourne - It will also be interesting to hear the results from those with a solitary WS, such as you Chad. It may be that the cross pollination is generating a lot of seeds as happens with a number of mandarins...574 days 4hrs
Maqui berry - There are no male flowers in the vicinity so it's definitely not pollinating, I just wasn't sure if this was important for fruit set...697 days 4hrs
Maqui berry - Hi Jason, yes, I'm still around. I have kept my female at about 2m tall. It flowers and produces fruit every year before they shrivel up and die. Perhaps it needs a male for proper fruit set? Anyway, I'm more than happy to help you out, with the undert..713 days 5hrs
Can you purchase pitangatuba seedstree in australia - Did you get much fruit Mike Tr? I'd still be keen on some seeds if they are available...727 days 3hrs
Can you purchase pitangatuba seedstree in australia - Will do. Thanks!..788 days 5hrs
Can you purchase pitangatuba seedstree in australia - Hi Mike, I don't suppose you are interested in selling some of your seeds? I'd love to try my luck at growing them down south. ..790 days 1hrs
Canistelmelbourneoutdoorscan it growfruit here - That sounds rather nice. In the meantime I've purchased a Ross Sapote so we shall see how that fares...and tastes...830 days 23hrs
Noela avocado - Do you have any information about such things as cold tolerance, or whether they are type A or B, at this stage? ..1138 days 2hrs
Suggestions white sapote trees in melbourne - Does anyone have any information regarding Sheffler? I've read it's more productive than Rainbow and has a coconut flavour. Has anyone seen it/tasted it or know of availability in Australia? ..1145 days 5hrs
Jaboticaba in vic - Hi Markmelb, Do you know if the small leaf can be grafted onto the large leaf? I'm starting to think I'll be 100 before my SL trees are as big as you LL tree. ..1189 days 22hrs
Dwarf mulberry does it weep - My dwarf black and red shahtoot are both upright forms. Sorry, I don't know of a good tasting weeping variety. ..1193 days 3hrs
White sapote golden globe - Markmelb, If you ever find one of these fabled lemon meringue trees please grab a scion for me ;) ..1193 days 17hrs

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Cambuca and guaparanga - Cambuca is a slooooow growing tree with appearance like a jaboticaba twisted trunk and branching. Fruits are borne on trunk and nodes of branches just like jaboticaba. Leaves are lance shape curled down and furry underneath like the Jaboticaba-White (My..Liked Question 311 days 17hrs
Native bush foods - Hi Simon, The world of Bush tucker is an interesting and largely mysterious one. Indigenous Australians used thousands of plant species for food, yet very little are grown by enthusiasts and even less for commercial purposes. if you're looking at this..Liked Answer 418 days 1hrs
Pouteria lucuma - Yes David there are some more there drop me an email with your address and how many u would like and ill get back to u with a price plus postage. Paul u could try potassium sulphate and a chicken manure based fert with extras added seems to work alright ..Liked Question 826 days 3hrs
Problems with white sapotes pics included - Kert, babaco is pretty good! lol. A lot seems to depends on the person doing the tasting and the climate and dirt but it tastes pretty good here. I'm not so sure I'd choose a tropical papaya over it, those tend to taste a bit spewy at times :). I ..Liked Answer 1126 days 18hrs
White sapote golden globe - Rob - i find that young WS will try to flower on the scion wood as it would have on original tree it came off - then it takes a few years for plant to form appropriate bud wood for flowers again - WS may taste different in each locale it is grown - differ..Liked Answer 1193 days 17hrs

guava - chilean 4/10

Rob19's Edible Fruits
Update: 1517 days 1hrs

Planted: 2012

Height 30 Centimetres

Sun/Shade: Low Sun

Pollination: Self Pollination

Organic Status:Organic


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Chilli - Rocoto Tree 6/10

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Update: 1517 days 1hrs

Height 30 Centimetres

Pollination: Self Pollination

Organic Status:Organic


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Brazilian Cherry 3/10

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Update: 1517 days 1hrs

Height 20 Centimetres

Growing: In the Ground

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Pollination: Self Pollination

Organic Status:Organic


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Jaboticaba - Yellow (Seedling)

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Update: 1517 days 1hrs

Planted: 2014

Height 40 Centimetres

Growing: In a Pot

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Pollination: Self Pollination

When I Fertilise: Never


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Guava Yellow Cherry 7/10

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Update: 1517 days 1hrs

Comments: -

Takes a good beating from the afternoon sun but keeps on growing

Qty: 2

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pollination: Self Pollination


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Dwarf Mandarin - Honey Murcott (Grafted) 7/10

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Update: 1517 days 1hrs

Planted: 2012

Height 1.4 metres

Qty: 1

Fruit Harvest: 3 kilograms per Year

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Pollination: Self Pollination


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Feijoa 4/10

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Update: 1517 days 1hrs

Planted: 2013

Height 1 metres

Qty: 2

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Pollination: Self Pollination

Organic Status:Organic


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Feijoa - Duffy (Grafted) 7/10

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Update: 1517 days 1hrs

Planted: 2014

Height 60 metres

Growing: In a Pot

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Pollination: Self Pollination


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Jaboticaba 5/10

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Update: 1517 days 1hrs

Comments: -

Very slow growing in Melbourne

Height 0.5 metres

Qty: 2

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pollination: Self Pollination


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Mulberry - Dwarf Red Shahtoot (Cutting) 8/10

Rob19's Edible Fruits
Update: 1517 days 1hrs

Height 30 Centimetres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Water Given in: Winter

Pollination: Self Pollination


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Dwarf Mulberry - Black (Cutting) 8/10

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Update: 1517 days 1hrs

Planted: 2014

Height 70 Centimetres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Water Given in: Winter

Pollination: Self Pollination

Organic Status:Organic


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Babaco Cutting 6/10

Rob19's Edible Fruits
Update: 1517 days 1hrs

Planted: 2013

Height 0.75 metres

Qty: 2

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pollination: Self Pollination


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white sapote - vista (Grafted) 7/10

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Update: 1517 days 1hrs

Comments: - Growing happily. Small fruitlets forming although their likelihood of survival is unclear due to lack of a pollinator.

Planted: 2013

Height 60 Centimetres

Growing: In a Pot

Qty: 1

First Fruited: 8 Years from purchase in pot

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pollination: No

When I Fertilise: Never

Organic Status:Organic


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White Sapote - Seedling (Seedling) 4/10

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Update: 1517 days 1hrs

Height 0.3 metres

Growing: In a Pot

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Pollination: Self Pollination


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Lime - Tahitian 2/10

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Update: 1774 days 6hrs

Comments: -

On deaths door. I need to learn the art of citrus growing.

Pollination: Self Pollination


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Lemon - Eureka

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Update: 1774 days 6hrs

Comments: -

As with my other citrus looking very sad

Pollination: Self Pollination


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Dwarf Orange (Grafted) 4/10

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Update: 1774 days 6hrs

Comments: -

very sad looking beast. May need to be moved

Pollination: Self Pollination


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Passionfruit - Panama Red 3/10

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Update: 1774 days 6hrs

Comments: -

Not happy in Melbourne

Pollination: Self Pollination


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Passionfruit - Banana 4/10

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Update: 1774 days 6hrs

Comments: -

grows like a weed. Average fruit.

Pollination: Self Pollination


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Passionfruit - Black 3/10

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Update: 1774 days 6hrs

Comments: -

Always looks sick

Pollination: Self Pollination

Organic Status:Organic


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Grumichama - Orange 6/10

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Update: 1774 days 6hrs

Comments: -

Doing better than the black.

Pollination: Self Pollination


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Guava - Strawberry 7/10

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Update: 1774 days 6hrs

Comments: -

nice looking interesting tree

Planted: 2012

Height 1 metres

Pollination: Self Pollination

Organic Status:Organic


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Pepino - Kendall Gold (Seedling) 6/10

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Update: 1774 days 6hrs

Comments: -

Another weed. Struggle to keep the fruit as it tends to be stolen by critters.

Height 1 metres

Water Given in: Winter

Pollination: Self Pollination

Organic Status:Organic


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plum - elephant heart (Grafted) 6/10

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Update: 1774 days 6hrs

Planted: 2013

Height 1.5 metres

Water Given in: Winter

Pollination: Self Pollination


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Tamarillo - Red 5/10

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Update: 1774 days 6hrs

Comments: -

Struggles to hold most of its fruit

Height 3 metres

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Pollination: Self Pollination

Organic Status:Organic

Question:

How do I help the plant hold more of its fruit?


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jostaberry 3/10

Rob19's Edible Fruits
Update: 1774 days 6hrs

Comments: -

No fruit

Height 0.5 metres

Sun/Shade: Low Sun

Pollination: Self Pollination

Organic Status:Organic


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Plum - Mariposa 6/10

Rob19's Edible Fruits
Update: 1774 days 6hrs

Planted: 2012

Height 2 metres

First Fruited: 2 Years from purchase in pot

Water Given in: Winter

Pollination: Self Pollination

Organic Status:Organic


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Nectarine - Fantasia 9/10

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Update: 1774 days 6hrs

Comments: -

great fruit and easy to care for.

Height 3 metres

Growing: In the Ground

First Fruited: 1 Years from purchase in pot

Water Given in: Summer

Pollination: Self Pollination

Organic Status:Organic


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Avocado - Hass (A) (Grafted) 6/10

Rob19's Edible Fruits
Update: 1774 days 6hrs

Planted: 2014

Height 2 metres

Water Given in: Spring

Pollination: Self Pollination


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maqui berry 6/10

Rob19's Edible Fruits
Update: 1774 days 6hrs

Comments: -

growing like a weed

Planted: 2012

Height 2.5 metres

Pollination: Self Pollination


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