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Guava fruit turning black - Hi Simon, That's odd, is it in the ground or in a pot?..2 days 9hrs
Best varieties for maitland nsw - Varieties: Macadamia - I have seedling pink flowering which would be interesting once it flowers around 6 years old now. Pear - You could grow all varieties of pear in your area so it depends what tickles your fancy, if you have space, why not grow ..2 days 9hrs
Best varieties for maitland nsw - Hi Jmac, I think that is all easy for your climate of the list you have they can all be grown successfully, if you are planning to plant them in some months from now & know where you want them, I would clear the weeds, maybe wake up the top soil by..2 days 9hrs
Lamb haas avocado - wow very nice Eric! thanks for the pic, you've done well. Good idea on letting 1 mature to taste what's to come...2 days 9hrs
Paw paw11 - Hi Bucket, I am guessing you are referring to Paw paw aka Papaya not Asimina triloba. Hopefully someone else with more experience can add to this, papaya really are easy trees to grow, with black spot & disease I just hacked the tree right wher..2 days 9hrs
Mango30 - Hi Ibis, how old is the tree, what season is in it Perth right now? What's your average temp this time of year? Put up a photo will help, depending on the time of year, location, season & age of tree...2 days 9hrs
Tropical fruit trees successfuly grown in melbourne - 2 seasons ago I had a bounty of feijoas but it's at the family house/backyard & it got the chop when I wasn't there as it was getting messy too close to the pomegranate/fig.. It's resprouting now, hopefully goes unnoticed!..43 days 5hrs
Tropical fruit trees successfuly grown in melbourne - Very nice Mark looks like some good quality Mango...43 days 5hrs
Plant identification3 - Hi All, I planted some white sapote, persimmon cuttings + a red avocado seed in 1 pot & not sure what I'm left with, any idea what plant this is from those beautiful reddish leaves? I am thinking none of the things I planted survived & thi..43 days 7hrs
Guava tees in melbourne - That's beautiful David, well done...43 days 8hrs
Blackbean seeds and pods - Hi Trikus, which state are you in?..43 days 8hrs
What trees are these1 - Yep - 3,4 & 5 are Loquat looking. Really tasty fruit, the gems of Winter (late winter/early spring eating)...43 days 8hrs
Real fig images - Hi David, You're asking too late in the season, ask again in Spring/Summer. All I have is persimmon & loquat right now + Citrus, some peas & broad beans coming too!..43 days 8hrs
Mangos grown in melbourne - Well Done Mark!..43 days 10hrs
Fig tree cuttings - Hi Peter or anyone else, do you have any Tiger panache fig cuttings, happy to pay for it. Thank you..69 days 4hrs

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Best varieties for maitland nsw - Hi All, Looking at planting a few different trees in the coming months. Hoping for some advice on the best varieties of the following for the maitland/Hunter region, nsw. Or if some would not be suitable to the climate. Macadamia. Pear. Blueberry. ..Liked Question 2 days 9hrs
Paw paw11 - I am struggling with all the info available to me online. I am wanting to set a schedule for paw paws to combat black spot and regular feeding with fertiliser. could you assist me please..Liked Question 2 days 9hrs
Mango30 - My Mango is starting to flower. I live in Mandurah 80km south of Perth. Should I let it flower?..Liked Question 2 days 9hrs
Tropical fruit trees successfuly grown in sydneywollongongnewcastle3 - In cabramatta in peoples back yards they got jack fruit,massive longan trees 24foot high, dragon fruit. and mangos everywer..and the soil is about 40cm of soil and pure clay..Liked Answer 43 days 8hrs
Tropical fruit trees successfuly grown in sydneywollongongnewcastle3 - Hello anonymous from sydney 18 may 2008. I think I saw a loaded tamarind tree on the fenceline on the left side of the road going from the hawkesbury river bridge to Penrith. on the 44 road I think. I didnt stop to verify it but am pretty sure. Th..Liked Answer 43 days 8hrs
Tropical fruit trees successfuly grown in sydneywollongongnewcastle3 - Hi HappyEarth, I planted the Bosworth3 (i think!). I am so envious re your sapodilla. I grew up with 2 in the backyard (in Vietnam), the fruits pretty much covered the whole tree. My dad told me that they were already fruited since he was born. We work..Liked Answer 43 days 8hrs
Real fig images - I am looking for the real image of figs not the one down load from internet. Please provide if you do have. Interested in whole fruit and cut in half. Below is a list. Thanks 1. Archipal 2. Black Genoa 3. Blue Provence 4. Brown Turkey 5. Deanna 6..Liked Question 43 days 8hrs
Mangos grown in melbourne - Hello Mark, I am in Melbourne not far from you. I have a standard kensington pride in the ground going well (second year) and will later in the year put a royal red in and give it a go. Can I ask, where you got your gomera-1 seed from. I have bee..Liked Question 43 days 9hrs
Mangos grown in melbourne - Frank - a friend imported seeds from europe a few years ago when it was easier - our plan is to try grafting KP etc to it to get earlier flushes - we ourselves are needing our seed so not able to trade as yet as is a long term project - we may have grafte..Liked Answer 43 days 9hrs
Mangos grown in melbourne - The Gomera 1 Probably the first Canary Island Mango grown in Australia and was done in Melbourne from seed ~ took 4 years ~ Small fruit but with Excellent flavour and low fibre although expected it to be turpy & fibrous ~ we were hoping it could be m..Liked Answer 43 days 10hrs
Fig tree cuttings - Hi Peter do you have any fig cuttings available at the moment? thanks..Liked Answer 69 days 4hrs
Tropical fruit trees successfuly grown in sydneywollongongnewcastle3 - Some photos..Liked Answer 71 days 6hrs
How to fill the soil space - Hi Farouk, Your pot size looks reasonable when the plant is young and you can grow as many as in one pot. However, When all the plants grow larger then the size of the pot is not big enough to provide nutrients for all the plants at once. You need to w..Liked Answer 75 days 6hrs
Acha cha fruit seeds - Nice looking tree Bspargo, mine is in the ground and just a little bigger than yours... still no sign of flowers. I was hoping to see some action this season. Btw does anyone know what time of year they do flower?..Liked Answer 168 days 8hrs
Casimiroa tea white sapote tea - I have heard of white sapote seeds having some toxicity. I would be cautious about drinking a lot of tea from the leaves...Liked Answer 168 days 9hrs
Casimiroa tea white sapote tea - Hi Farouk, So I have consulted the brain trust here, and nobody has heard of Casimiroa tea. While we are primarily an edible plants nursery, we know how bad things can get if you eat the wrong thing, so we don't encourage experimentation without sound..Liked Answer 168 days 9hrs
Which fruit trees can be grown in - In the subtropics I'm finding the two best performers in clay to be Panama Berry and Ice-cream bean. Mango is also supposed to tolerate it and they are everywhere, so I'm planting that next. Sesbania is another good one - not a fruit per se, but is some..Liked Answer 174 days 9hrs
Inga bean cutting - Yes they are very simple and fast growing from cutting. I grew some from stem pieces I had cut and had been lying around for a few days. Just stuck them in the dirt and they grew......so easy!..Liked Answer 177 days 6hrs
Panache fig tree - Hi would you like to share any cuttings?? im really looking for these figs around sydney area. ..Liked Answer 187 days 6hrs
Paw paw - Hey Gregory, have you ever tried white sapote (casimiroa)? Flavour of the month here atm, prob too hot for you guys but well worth growing, half the reason I moved up here from Victoria is to grow them. ..Liked Answer 196 days 5hrs
Carambola starfruit frost limit - Hello I have a starfruut plant that I have had roughly a year but having issues with keeping leaves on. I have attached a picture of some leaves to see if someone here could possibly help with fixing the problem. I live in southern Ontario Canada and it i..Liked Question 196 days 6hrs
Carambola starfruit frost limit - Hello I have a starfruut plant that I have had roughly a year but having issues with keeping leaves on. I have attached a picture of some leaves to see if someone here could possibly help with fixing the problem. I live in southern Ontario Canada and it i..Liked Answer 196 days 6hrs
Carambola starfruit frost limit - I'm growing a grafted Katy carambola just south of Wollongong. It''s just over two years old in a 30 L pot and is doing fine. It loses it's leaves in October and they come back in November...Liked Answer 196 days 6hrs
Do you know - Why? do you like Furry Dolmades? ..Liked Answer 232 days 9hrs
Youngberries - Help somebody, is this a youngberry ? Purchased about three years ago in Kyogle they did no good at first planting so I replanted them beside a five foot high retaining wall (they face north) and they have flourished there, sending out long canes of seve..Liked Answer 376 days 5hrs
Pistachio1 - Bought some fresh pitashio seeds from fruit shop in Bondi Junction. Will try to sprout them in the greenhouse...Liked Answer 498 days 12hrs
Acha cha fruit seeds - Farouk - They germinate quite easily in well draining mix - no need to put in tissue etc - they can take a while depending on warmth etc - mine took 6 months - my lemon drops also - so be patient - happy gardening..Liked Answer 527 days 10hrs
Lady finger banana transplanting - Hi Jesse, Banana plants come back well. I'm not a banana professional but I had a dozen or so in my orchard until last Spring. Winter 2017 was very dry. Virtually no rain for 3 months or so and I did my best to be able to keep enough water up to my or..Liked Answer 545 days 7hrs
Lady finger banana transplanting - Hi Jesse You don't need any special treatment to your banana corm wounds. Bananas are very tough and forgiving herbs. What they hate is being left to dry, frost , windy sites and planted alone in an exposed area. If you are planning to plant it in the ..Liked Answer 545 days 7hrs
Lady finger banana transplanting - Hi there, I’m new here, first post. I have a small lady finger banana plant that friend wanted removed. The original plant was cut down by and this is the regrowth. I tried to get as much root as possible, but I’ve had shoulder surgery a fe..Liked Question 545 days 7hrs
What plant is this4 - Hi, I am wondering if anyone can help me identify this plant. My son and his fiance recently purchased a house in Adelaide and this plant came up, it had small purple flowers followed by chilli like fruit (they smell like chillies when cut in Half) Does..Liked Question 545 days 7hrs
What plant is this4 - Thanks so much for that. I had a search around on the internet and came to the same conclusion, that it is a kangaroo apple and I told my son to wait until very ripe to try it. Has to be dropping off the tree before you can eat it. thanks for your he..Liked Answer 545 days 7hrs
Banana passionfruit - Hi Culebra - what do u feed yours etc? I'm not having much luck with them - I think it may b too hot here? I love them - there's never enuf' pulp in a p'fruit 4 me - so these guys could satisfy my addiction in the interim!..Liked Question 545 days 7hrs
Thai chilli not thriving - Hi Farouk It's also beneficial now to apply Epsom salt to your solanaceae family veggies. It really work wonders. It greatly help to improve flowers and fruit production and assist plants to become greener and bushier. Just follow manufacturer's specs bu..Liked Answer 565 days 9hrs
Avocado identity - Farouk - the Palmer was just ok - sort of 3/4 ripe - but hey Palmers are usually avail in Feb - so was mine early or late??? Your Sapodilla seedling could take 8 to 10 years Vs a grafted one like mine above - Daleys had some Prolifics but price went up $1..Liked Answer 565 days 9hrs
What to grow alongside a fig should - Hi all, We've recently moved into our house in Southeast Sydney and would appreciate some advice regarding whether we should keep the fig you can see in the pictures. If we do, what fruit trees if any could be grown on either side - pomegranate and manda..Liked Question 566 days 7hrs
Avocado identity - Farouk - i was actually just having a lend of you - i always engrave the seed avo type on the cut top of the seed - if your only buying supermarket avos they will be a hybrid of say Hass and a pollinator - been discussed here alot already. Mangos wont set..Liked Answer 567 days 5hrs
Thai chilli not thriving - You're overwatering and over fertilizing it. You are killing them softly with too much love. Ease on watering and fertilizing a bit. Monitor the water. Just give them a drink when they are about to go dry . With fertilizer follow the manufacturers specs. ..Liked Answer 567 days 5hrs
Plant id please diospyros nigra - Wow you're good, you know what I totally forgot I actually had a store brought Sapodilla a few months ago I totally forgot that I planted a seed out! Wow well done! is there a fireworks button here somewhere ? I am 10x more excited now hoping it is..Liked Answer 567 days 5hrs
Red bisexual papaya - Maybe paint some copper-oxy fungicide onto that sick one and may help that internal rot?..Liked Answer 567 days 5hrs
Red bisexual papaya - It looks like it got too much water during winter and begun to rot. There is a good chance it will not survive this. But remember they are a short lived fast growing plant anyway so starting again with a new plant will not tke long. They will always ge..Liked Answer 567 days 5hrs
Passionfruit passiflora foetida red - I think it dies off completely but as it is so prolific there are bound to be fruit which drop and sprout the following season. ..Liked Answer 567 days 5hrs
Passionfruit passiflora foetida red - Hello Phil, Thank you for the details that's very nice, sounds like it has an interesting taste, I have got a tiny lil one sprouted now & has about 5 small leaves on it. When you say it dies off in winter, does that mean you need to reseed it or doe..Liked Answer 567 days 5hrs
Passionfruit passiflora foetida red - I hope you enjoy the fruit, they are very prolific in their second season and you should have them forever once they start dropping. They taste different to regular passionfruit, I'll be interested in your opinion...Liked Answer 567 days 5hrs
Honey gold mango - Some say with mangos, the earliest shoot is true to type and so you should discard the rest, whilst the others say the opposite. You might need to keep both to be on the safe side. ..Liked Answer 576 days 5hrs
Honey gold mango - I ate my first honey gold today from woolworthes and wow what a delicious mango it is! I'm going to try grow one from seed, I'm just not sure if I can find some more space in my yard :-D..Liked Answer 576 days 5hrs
Red bisexual papaya - Hi Farouk, I have grown Papaya for a few years now in Sydney and in my opinion its just not worth it. The fruit take too long to ripen and ususally hang on over winter and the taste is average when this happens...Liked Answer 594 days 7hrs
Plant id please diospyros nigra - I would say at a rough guess it is a Sapodilla...Liked Answer 594 days 9hrs
Carambola starfruit frost limit - Hello Fruitylicious, thanks for all the details very experienced sounds like, I usually am pretty keen to find it out by giving it a go also. Unfortunately I have sort of run out of ground space to plant it at my parents place where my tiny little fruit f..Liked Answer 594 days 9hrs
Carambola starfruit frost limit - Hi Farouk, We grow a grafted carambola in Sydney, its 3 years old and bounces back each spring after dropping its leaves usually in October just before growing new ones. Lowest temps I have seen here are around 2 - 3 degrees and we dont get frost...Liked Answer 594 days 10hrs
Carambola starfruit frost limit - Yes, you can grow carambola in Melbourne in the open. They can take light frost especially the Kary variety. But getting them to fruit is extremely difficult in the open because they need a long warm growing season to set fruit. Even in Sydney if the autu..Liked Answer 594 days 10hrs
Soursop2 - Hi Farouk, we are also in Sydney and we grow a fare bit of tropical fruit. My Rollinia tree is about 2m tall and has about 100 flowers on it this spring so I am hoping for our first fruits. We also have a 3 year old soursop but it lives in a small hea..Liked Answer 594 days 23hrs
Surinam cherry brazilian cherry - That's a very small tree for it's age. At 4 years it should be close to shoulder height in Sydney and flowering and fruiting. Mine's only six years old and has been fruiting for 3 of them and over 6 feet high. Actually up till now, the flowers and frui..Liked Answer 601 days 9hrs
Pistachio1 - Thanks for reminding me. I am waiting for Harris farm to have fresh seeds to sprout...Liked Answer 602 days 5hrs
Fig panache tiger - Hello Farouk, it is a long time and I would have expected it to grow already, but there is still a chance it will make it...Liked Answer 612 days 16hrs
Jaboticaba4 - I just went out and had a close check again with the torch. It has one large cauliflower, and a number (at least a dozen) protrusions from the trunk and lower branches which I am presuming will turn into flowers. It is interesting as it has a sore at ..Liked Question 651 days 7hrs
Jaboticaba4 - How long does it usually take for a Jabot to flower usually? Mine has a few cauliflowers afer only 6-8 months in the ground, and no larger, but a little sturdier, than those you usually find at bunnings etc. Is this normal? My only real experience with..Liked Answer 651 days 7hrs
Avocado identity - thats like trying to tell if a Wild Duck was born in NSW or Victoria - just graft something you know onto it?? Oh also spring wont even begin here for real till after 21st Sept :)..Liked Answer 672 days 8hrs
Rare fruit in maket - fwoooar! Look at those mangosteen and (langsat?). 2.50$ for eight....I'd probably pitch a tent outside the stall...Liked Answer 673 days 5hrs
Rare fruit in maket - Mike, I picked small because I had no-one to share with, the Mrs tried her best a couple of times, I admired her willingness, and I wasn't going to waste any. I checked the fruit stem knuckle for the clean break before buying. This pic might be a better ..Liked Answer 673 days 5hrs
Rare fruit in maket - I posted this on my FB page while in Indo: OK, for those of you that are Durian inadequate. Pic 1 is the fruit itself. The spines are as hard and as sharp as they look, like steel. One of these could have fallen on my head yesterday when I was looki..Liked Answer 673 days 5hrs
Rare fruit in maket - They are close to D.zibethinus and seeds were sent overseas where they could be more secure...Liked Answer 673 days 6hrs
Unhappy miracle berry plant - Hello All, Getting excited for the growing season here, seeing all the trees waking up from their hibernation with all their little buds & flowers, bees all around & my bird pairs are being all cute together. 1 thing that is't thriving right now is ..Liked Answer 688 days 7hrs
Unhappy miracle berry plant - It looks good to me for this time of year. Remember they are an acid loving plant so need a fertiliser made for azalea, but with slow release already in it you dont want to over feed it -only feed if the slow release timing is over. SOMETIMES they do bett..Liked Answer 688 days 7hrs
Growing fig from seed - Not only will it be slow, but you may not get any fruit at all. Seedling figs are too variable to bother with, in my experience. If you don't mind watering and caring for a tree that may never fruit, by all means do it for curiosity. ..Liked Answer 688 days 7hrs
Growing fig from seed - Can't agree with that Julie. Fruit is as fundamental to plants as noses are to people. Sometimes someone is born without one, but it doesn't happen often enough to make it worth worrying about. Pollination of figs occurs internally, so it is likely th..Liked Answer 688 days 7hrs
Growing fig from seed - I have some self grown seedlings of a Fig here. Of 10 that fruit, 5 are no good, ie poor fruit, with rare ok fruit set. The other 5 are nice, fairly similar to the parent, but never exact. Some more wild figs may be good from seed, so what type are yo..Liked Answer 688 days 7hrs
Unhappy miracle berry plant - Looks to be in need of iron, but hard to tell without a closeup of the leaf. Can you post one?..Liked Answer 690 days 10hrs
Pistachio1 - I had no luck buying Pistashio seeds this season. Anybody have any seedling trees to sell/swap in Sydney? Really need 2 female and 1 male tree. ..Liked Answer 694 days 3hrs
Panache fig tree - True boris, but credit given where due.I agree with the sugar cube comment--personally I prefer complexity over sweetness in all fruits. I hear a lot of the Greek varieties are spectacular. I have many from Europe, mostly italy and spain...Liked Question 714 days 4hrs
Rambutan2 - Farouk-Go to Cabramatta when they have fresh ranbutans for sale and soak the seeds in paper towel..I did it last year and had 5 seedlings..Unfortunately it all died over winter..We can never get rambutans to fruit in sydney so I was doing it for fun..and ..Liked Answer 797 days 11hrs
Rambutan2 - Up near Byron Bay yes they have been successful, in Fairfield I can't see it happening...Liked Answer 797 days 11hrs
Pink guava bareroot - you have done well so far. When i transplant during summer i have learnt that keeping the plant well hydrated, (not soggy soil) and keeping them in she shade for a week and gently ease it into a spot where it gets gentle morning and evening sun and then w..Liked Answer 849 days 10hrs
Passionfruit passiflora foetida red - I have the yellow/orange variety naturalising itself here, and if you soak the seed overnight prior to sowing you should get some to germinate, however spring is probably the most ideal time to get them started. I like the flavour, reminds me more of a co..Liked Answer 873 days 9hrs
Jaboticaba growers take heart - That's nice dirt in your neighbours paddock tho sternus..? They don't seem to like sandy soils nearly as well, over here in the west..? I wonder if that's why the suffer so much here.... Mine are in gorgeous rich loam now - that I have added lots o..Liked Answer 965 days 4hrs
Jaboticaba growers take heart - Mine flowered for the first time this year and I am in Gippsland which is about an hour east of Melbourne. It is only about 5 years old and is growing in a large pot. I did this because I saw one growing very well in a pot at Perrys nursery a few years ag..Liked Answer 965 days 4hrs
Help identify forgotten seedplant - It looks like something in the pea family...Liked Answer 965 days 4hrs
Germinating seeds - With Annonas direct plant most species like soursop,sugar apple,bullocks heart,atemoya(not true to type) or put them in a clip lock bag with breathing holes and moistened media.For ilama,morolo,asimina,,A.spraguei,Duguetias and a few others GA treatment h..Liked Answer 1182 days 18hrs
Tropical fruit trees successfuly grown in sydneywollongongnewcastle3 - Hi Tony and others, tropical plants are doing better here recently perhaps due to global warming. Outside in the ground or barrels are; Cherimoya, Mango dwarf, Green sapote, Mamey sapote, Surinam cherry, Phoenix raspberry, Rio grande cherry, Garcinia..Liked Answer 1975 days 5hrs
Tropical fruit trees successfuly grown in sydneywollongongnewcastle3 - Hi Rich, I've have had success with Bosworth3 lychees, logan (Kola?), the fruits are excellent and seeds are small... they are definitely more superior than the ones sold in Woolies!). Last year my cherimoya finaly fruited, it took five long years..Liked Answer 1975 days 5hrs
Tropical fruit trees successfuly grown in sydneywollongongnewcastle3 - For those of us who don't know the names of fruit in photos enclosed: Pic 1: Red Cherry guavas Pic 2: Wax Jambu Pic 3: Guavas (white flesh) Pic 4: Feijoas Pic 5: Custard Apples Tony..Liked Answer 1975 days 6hrs
Tropical fruit trees successfuly grown in sydneywollongongnewcastle3 - Wow, Ive planted a penut butter tree, thought I was being a bit hopeful to get fruit, but you give me hope! Im down near jervis bay. We get got frosts here. Also have a black sapote. And Im going to get a lychee, logan, and whatever else I can find. Have..Liked Answer 1975 days 6hrs
Tropical fruit trees successfuly grown in sydneywollongongnewcastle3 - Hi Rich, Wax Jambu grown in Sydney does not taste as nice or sweet as of South East Asian varieties. It's however tastier & bigger than lillie pillies. They grow in bundles of about 5-10 fruit each with spectacular pink-red colour when ripened. Whe..Liked Answer 1975 days 6hrs
Buying dragonfruit cuttings - I saw some nice lau lau at go green rainforest nursery up rthe Sunshine Coast last week.....Liked Answer 1989 days 5hrs
Buying dragonfruit cuttings - Thanks BJ, I owe you one. Managed to pick one up from them delivered, not cheap, but I'm just happy to have it in my collection :D Now to try for that mountain apple... This hobby is starting to become something like an addiction... s..Liked Answer 1989 days 5hrs
Rainbow eucalyptus - Farouk if you search ebay, there is a seller who stocks rainbow eucalyptus. The seeds and postage are quite cheap. s..Liked Answer 1989 days 5hrs
Avocardo variety - HI I live in Westbrook just outside of Toowoomba, QLD. the site I would like to grow an avo on is sloping. What would be the best small variety for this region ..Liked Question 2004 days 6hrs
Noni seedling - Hello, How long does a Noni Seedling take to fruit from seed ? (as I have some Noni Seeds), also does anyone know if the Noni Fruit plant sold here http://www.daleysfruit.com.au/plant/Noni-Fruit.htm is grafted or seeding & how long it will take approx ..Liked Answer 2007 days 11hrs
Noni seedling - Farouk, with Noni, it depends on how fast you can get them to grow in your climate without going crazy with fertiliser etc. In NQ and down to Mackay, seedlings about 2yo are about 900mm to 1200mm high and will start fruiting at about that size. Mostly, I ..Liked Answer 2007 days 11hrs
Sick peach - I would use a flashlight to look inside scratch bark for signs of borers/termites .The other thing it could have "dead arm virus"..Liked Answer 2036 days 2hrs
Sick peach - Tree looks ok, the bad areas look like wounds, not sure what, physical damage or infection ?? I would cut the dead branches off, but leave a bit in front of the live growth. Also I would paint the wounds, and cut surfaces with a copper oxy chloride past..Liked Answer 2036 days 2hrs

Brazilian Cherry - Black Beauty (Grafted) 5/10

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Very exciting moment when my wife told me to crouch down just at the moment I was complaining about my Black Surinam Cherry not fruiting yet & behold a large beautifully ripe Surinam Cherry I just tapped it very gently with my palm & came off all by itself. The skin was not too pleasant, the inner fruit alone is sweeter than red but still has sort of a weird sourish taste but I don't mind having it in the handful best fruit still, I grew it right ? The 2 large seeds looked like they were about to germinate so I put them into a seed soil pot. Looking forward to many more in future.

I wouldn't be growing these for flavour but rather for uniqueness, the common cherry is miles more delicious on a whole different level of delicious, all leaves fell off in cooler season & new growth shot up quickly late winter early spring as well as flowers in spring, the red does not loose many leaves in winter but the black lost them all pretty much, the red I have in the ground where the black is in a large pot not sure if that makes the difference ? Also the new growth made new leaves on tip growth similar to fig but didnt make leaves in the older wood although there are buds there just no shoots yet still spring though, maybe when it gets warmer.

Fruiting Months September, October, November

Height 60 Centimetres

Growing: In a Pot

Qty: 1

Fruit Harvest: 1 Fruit Per Year

First Fruited: 1 Years from purchase in pot

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Pollination: Self Pollination

Fertiliser or Organics Used: Volcanic Rock Dust

When I Fertilise: Yearly and Spring

Pest Control: None, not required yet.

Organic Status:Organic


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