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Waterfall's Edible Backyard

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About My Edible Backyard


Why Waterfall Love's Edible Plants

We are on a typical suburban block about 7km from the ocean in the south of Sydney. I will rarely update "my edibles" page now that the forum has become constipated, however, you can find me on facebook
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Tropical fruit trees successfuly grown in sydneywollongongnewcastle3 - Most of these are subtropical really but here are some photos of fruit we have grown in Sydney. Check out more photos on my FB blog page. https://www.facebook.com/urbanfruitfarmer/..1 day 21hrs
Fruit trees in black pots - I used to wrap my pots in shade cloth to help keep them cool...7 days 6hrs
Id please1 - My guess is longan...18 days 3hrs
Is my avocado tree going to live - The tree looks fine to me, its better to make clean cuts with a saw or secateurs rather than snapping off branches. If the tree is not grafted and just a seedling then I would recommend you go buy a grafted one and compost this one. Seedlings can take ..27 days 4hrs
Black dwarf mulberry - No problem at all, they go dormant and lose their leaves in winter, this is the time to move them. They are also very easy to grow from cuttings...41 days 5hrs
Soursop tress - Hi Sharon, I am growing one in Sydney but it lives in a heated greenhouse from May to October. It is almost 3 years old and growing well. You can check out what else I grow on my FB page https://www.facebook.com/urbanfruitfarmer/ The only trees i..82 days 2hrs
Pear leaf browning - its winter, they are deciduous and drop their leaves...94 days 3hrs
Is this custard apple ripe - Thanks, I picked it last night, it was 462g. Looking forward to tasting it. It is a paxton prolific...97 days 5hrs
Is this custard apple ripe - Hi All, These are our first fruit off this atemoya, could you advise if it is ripe enough to pick?..99 days 24hrs
Canistel1 - Looks like a jackfruit to me...103 days 7hrs
Jack fruit tree - That is great to know Colinas, we have 3 jackfruit trees in Sydney too and I hope we can get some fruit when they grow a little larger...125 days 1hrs
Rambutan2 - I think lychees taste better anyway and you can grow them in Sydney no problem...137 days 5hrs
Rambutan2 - Up near Byron Bay yes they have been successful, in Fairfield I can't see it happening...140 days 7hrs
Young loquat flowering - Hi Grant, We started eating ours around late June. I have flowers and some small fruit on mine now too. Check out https://www.facebook.com/urbanfruitfarmer for more photos...143 days 6hrs
Dwarf mango irwin - We have 3 mango trees in Sydney, all around 3 years old and in the ground. KP seedling Khiew Savoy (grafted) Nam Doc Mai (grafted on dwarf rootstock) The NDM is most likely on Irwin rootstock and it has grown the least of the 3 trees. The KP seed..144 days 5hrs

Panama Berry (Cutting) 10/10

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Update: 500 days 19hrs

Fruiting Months January, February, March, September, October, November, December


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Panama Berry (Cutting) 10/10

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Update: 500 days 19hrs

Fruiting Months January, February, March, September, October, November, December


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Feijoa - Apollo (Grafted) 8/10

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Update: 500 days 23hrs


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Feijoa - Apollo (Grafted) 8/10

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Update: 500 days 23hrs


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White Sapote - Golden Globe (Grafted) 8/10

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Update: 517 days 21hrs

Planted: 2014


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White Sapote - Golden Globe (Grafted) 8/10

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Update: 517 days 21hrs

Planted: 2014


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Cot N Candy Interspecific Apricot (Grafted) 8/10

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Update: 741 days 22hrs

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Great reviews on these from the USA and now they are available in Oz. We are not in a very high chill area so this seems like a good choice.

Its on the south side of the house like most of my stonefruit they only get full sun from spring into summer.

Planted: 2015

Height 1 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Summer

Organic Status:Organic


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Markmelb says... [739 days 17hrs ago]
Waterfall - do you know whats happening with the Forum? You should see haw many flowers i have on my cotton candy
Waterfall says... [738 days 18hrs ago]
no idea Mark sorry.
Markmelb says... [738 days 2hrs ago]
Well im glad your reading this Waterfall as the forum has closed - can you contct me mbarcus23 at gmail dot com - I have an idea re a new forum using Facebook? or can call me on 0423484577 - maybe even Viber is an alternative way we can stay in contact??
Markmelb says... [738 days 2hrs ago]
ps - Im already missing it so are a few others

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Dwarf Mulberry - Red Shahtoot (Grafted) 8/10

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Update: 741 days 22hrs

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Purchsed from Daleys October 2014 and planted in the ground. Growth is much slower than the dwarf black.

Planted: 2014

Height 60 Centimetres

Growing: In the Ground

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Organic Status:Organic


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Lime (Grafted) 5/10

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Update: 750 days 24hrs

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Unknown variety of lime already in the garden when we bought the house. I moved it to the front yard to make space for a more usefull fruit tree. I have grafted a couple of oranges onto this tree at the base.

Planted: 2013

Height 1 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Water Given in: Summer

Pollination: Self Pollination


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Dwarf Avocado - Pinkerton (A) (Grafted) 8/10

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Update: 750 days 24hrs

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New to my garden in spring 2015. This is going to extend my avocado harvest a little. I also have a wurtz which has grown really well here. The Pinkerton will not get quite as much sun as the wurtz due to the garage shading it for half the day but it is in the same fantastic soil which was the old chicken run.

Planted: 2015

Height 1 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pollination: Self Pollination

Organic Status:Organic


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Paw Paw (Seedling) 8/10

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Update: 750 days 24hrs

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I have eight of these unknown seedlings which I am growing until flowers appear and the sex can be identified. It's looking like they are bisexual. I probably only have space for 2 or 3 in the ground.

Root rot during winter killed all but 2 of these which were in my greenhouse. They are now planted in the ground spring 2015.

Planted: 2014

Height 1.5 metres

Growing: In a Pot

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pollination: Self Pollination

Organic Status:Organic


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Lychee - Bosworth 3 (Cutting) 8/10

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Update: 750 days 24hrs

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This was labelled a Kwai Mai Pink but some say its the same as a Bosworth 3. It will be planted in the ground in time for spring 2015. Seems happy enough so far, no new growth yet.

This how now been duo planted in the ground with my Salathiel. B3 is on the left in the photo.

Height 1.2 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Pollination: Self Pollination

Organic Status:Organic


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Lychee - Salathiel (Cutting) 8/10

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Update: 750 days 24hrs

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This one has grown faster for me than my other 2 varieites in Sydney. It will be planted in the ground just in time for spring 2015.

This has now been duo planted in the ground with my Kwai Mai Pink. Salathiel is on the right in the photo.

Planted: 2015

Height 1 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Pollination: Self Pollination

Organic Status:Organic


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Achacha (Seedling) 8/10

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Update: 750 days 24hrs

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I have 2 of these both from Daleys, I have eaten the fruit from the markets and found it to be absolutely delicious although there is not a lot of flesh in each fruit.

Both trees were fine during their first winter in Sydney. They are now both planted in the ground, one in the front yard and one down the back.

Planted: 2015

Height 0.75 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pollination: Self Pollination

Organic Status:Organic


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JohnMc1 says... [862 days 3hrs ago]
I have read that these can tolerate -2C, interesting times ahead.

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Lucs Garcinia - Limoncillo (Seedling) 8/10

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Update: 750 days 24hrs

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I have 2 of these seedlings from a fellow Daley's forum member. There is a lot of hype around the world about this fruit so I expect it will be worth the wait.

Both trees are now planted in the ground, one in the front yard and one down the back. They were completely unaffected by the Sydney winter.

Height 15 Centimetres

Growing: In the Ground

Pollination: Self Pollination


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JohnMc1 says... [862 days 3hrs ago]
I've read that these may take up to -2C as well as the Achacha.
Bangkok says... [796 days 10hrs ago]
Yes there sure is a lot of hype around this fruit but if it really tastes better then a mangosteen? That's quite something to state.
Waterfall says... [796 days 1hrs ago]
I'm not sure it would taste better than purple mangosteen but the ability to grow something close in flavor in a cooler climate is very appealing.

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Monstera - Fruit Salad Tree (Cutting) 8/10

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Update: 750 days 24hrs

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The plan is to grow this up the south side of the house and its in a bottomless pot to try and contain it to some degree. I have a large plank of wood bolted in place for it to climb. Growth rate has been reasonably steady, it gets no direct sun except for late afternoon in summer, maybe 40 minutes tops.

Planted: 2014

Height 1 metres

Growing: In a Pot

Sun/Shade: Full Shade

Water Given in: Winter

Pollination: Self Pollination

Fertiliser or Organics Used: chook poo

Organic Status:Organic


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Loquat - Nagasakiwase (Grafted) 10/10

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Update: 750 days 24hrs

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Just a baby right now, my neighbours have huge trees that you can not reach the fruit so I know they grow well here.

Has been growing well through autumn, trunk has thickened up nicley, seems to grow very fast. They are a great looking tree too.

Planted: 2014

Height 1 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Summer and Spring

Pollination: Self Pollination

Fertiliser or Organics Used: chook poo

Pest Control:

will bag the fruit.

Organic Status:Organic


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Apple - Dual Graft - Pink Lady, Granny Smith (Grafted) 8/10

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Update: 750 days 24hrs

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I love pink lady apples, my wife likes granny smith and they pollinate each other so this should be the perfect tree.

Pink lady grows a little faster early in the season but granny smith seems to put on more growth later in the season so prune accordingly if required after they both become dormant in winter.

This tree may need to be moved as its position loses sun mid March and I believe harvest time is more toward the end of April.

Planted: 2014

Height 2 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Summer and Spring

After Fruiting and Spring

Pollination: Cross Pollination

Cross Pollinator Variety: each other

Fertiliser or Organics Used: chicken poo

Pest Control:

Will bag fruit.


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Blackberry - Waldo (Cutting) 10/10

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Update: 761 days 4hrs

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Slow growing at first but takes off in spring.

Dormant most of the year then flower and fruit forming in spring, growing very fast through summer. Big juicy berries, love the taste and easy to manage plant.

The photo shows them with my heratige raspberries.

Fruiting Months September, October, November

Planted: 2013

Height 2 metres

Growing: In the Ground

First Fruited: 8 Months from Purchase in Pot

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Water Given in: Summer and Spring

After Fruiting

Pollination: Self Pollination

Fertiliser or Organics Used: chook poo, blood n bone

Organic Status:Organic


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Jakfruit - Seedling (Seedling) 8/10

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Update: 761 days 4hrs

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I have 2 of these, one from Daley's and one from ebay, both seedlings.

Both trees are now planted in the ground, one in the front yard and one down the back.

Planted: 2014

Height 0.75 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pollination: Self Pollination


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Panama Berry (Cutting) 10/10

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Update: 761 days 4hrs

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Grows very fast, gets lots of fruits which taste like caramel popcorn. Looks a bit sad in the Sydney winter but takes off again in spring, needs plenty of water. Still producing fruit at the end of autumn, wait until they are slightly squishy before picking for maximum sweetness.

The fruit tastes awfull once the weather cools down, this tree is now in the ground and I expect it to really take off this summer.

Fruiting Months January, February, March, September, October, November, December

Height 2 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pollination: Self Pollination

Pest Control:

Needs protection from birds when fruiting.


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Rollinia - Brazilian Custard Apple (Seedling) 8/10

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Update: 761 days 4hrs

Comments: -

Hoping it does ok in Sydney, its in a wind free microclimate I have created for my tropicals. Put on a lot of growth over summer, lets see how it goes this winter. Scale is a bit of a problem.

Just started to flower at the beginning of winter 2015.

Dropped all its leaves at the end of winter and looks to be putting out lots of new growth. I have planted it in the ground now in a prime wind free sunny position.

Planted: 2014

Height 1.2 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pollination: Self Pollination

Organic Status:Organic


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JohnMc1 says... [862 days 2hrs ago]
Should fruit OK in Sydney. May have to hand pollinate.

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Fig Black Genoa (Cutting) 8/10

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Update: 761 days 4hrs

Comments: -

Doing well in a large pot, haven't had it long. Started fruiting in spring but they shriveled and dropped off, I think it may have got too much rain. I need to move the pot to a spot with more summer sun and less rain.

Neighbour has pruned the Jacaranda so this will now get full sun, I've chopped it down to about 30cm tall this winter because I want the branches much lower than they were.

Fruiting Months October

Planted: 2014

Height 1 metres

Growing: In a Pot

First Fruited: 6 Months from Purchase in Pot

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pollination: Self Pollination

Organic Status:Organic


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Canistel (Seedling) 8/10

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Update: 761 days 4hrs

Comments: -

Just a small plant at the moment, it was very leggy when purchased it from forbidden fruits but the wind took care of that and blew the top off. Not sure this tree likes Sydney weather, lets see if it takes off next spring once its established.

Seems to be frozen in time, not dead, just not doing anything really. I expect it will take off in spring.

No growth last year at all, something better happen this year or its getting mulched.

Height 0.4 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pollination: Self Pollination


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JohnMc1 says... [862 days 3hrs ago]
They can be slow but I have both grafted and seedlings fruiting here, between Syd/Newcastle

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Lychee - Wai Chee (Cutting) 8/10

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Update: 761 days 4hrs

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This is a very small tree and is already flowering, not sure what to do if it fruits as its only 0.5m tall.

Dropped all its flowers, not in the best position as its shaded in summer, may need to relocate this. Survived the Sydney winter no problem and put on a fresh flush of leaves at the end of summer, however, the tree does grow extremely slow.

Neighbour has finally pruned his Jacaranda so this tree will get full sun this summer and hopefully put on some decent growth.

Planted: 2014

Height 0.5 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pollination: Self Pollination

Fertiliser or Organics Used: chicken poo

When I Fertilise: Spring

Pest Control:

will bag the fruit

Organic Status:Organic


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Nectarine - New Boy (Grafted) 10/10

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Update: 761 days 4hrs

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I bought this as a bare root at the start of spring. Promplty planted into the ground and it set about 30 fruit. The taste was fantastic, way better than anything from the supermarkets.

Fruiting Months September and October

Planted: 2014

Height 2 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Fruit Harvest: 30 Fruit Per Year

First Fruited: 0.5 Months from Purchase in Pot

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Spring

After Fruiting and Spring

Pollination: Self Pollination

Fertiliser or Organics Used: chicken poo

When I Fertilise: Spring

Pest Control:

lime sulpher for leaf curl, tree is netted when fruiting.


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Dwarf Mulberry - Black (Cutting) 8/10

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Update: 761 days 4hrs

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Does nothing until spring then it takes off with very fast growth, started fruiting and has doubled in size by summer.

Tree is now over 3m tall, grows super fast! keep pruning and it keeps fruiting from spring to mid autumn. Cut it back by 2/3 during winter which has now made it more compact with very bushy growth now in spring.

Taste is milder than blackberry but still very enjoyable, a great little tree for the backyard.

Fruiting Months January, February, March, September, October, November, December

Planted: 2013

Height 3.5 metres

Growing: In the Ground

First Fruited: 8 Months from Purchase in Pot

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Summer and Spring

Pollination: Self Pollination

Fertiliser or Organics Used: worm wee and lots of mulch

Pest Control:

bird net

Organic Status:Organic


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Dwarf Avocado - Wurtz (A) (Grafted) 10/10

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Update: 761 days 4hrs

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This is the first fruit tree I bought and I guess where the addiction started. The tree was frozen in time for at least 8 months some of which it was in a pot then in spring it went into the ground and took off like a rocket and didn't stop growing until late autumn, from knee high to well over my head in height. It also flowered in spring but i cut them off to let it grow more before setting fruit.

I have shade cloth behind this as a wind barrier which also shields my mango trees a little too from strong southerly winds. When it was young I had some 50% shade cloth above which shades it from about 1pm onwards in mid summer, it didn't seem to like the sun on it all day long when it was small.

It is heavily mulched with lucerne hay, aged chicken poo in spring and some blood n bone containing potash and worm wee.

Planted: 2013

Height 3.5 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Summer and Spring

Fertiliser or Organics Used: Worm wee and lots of mulch

Pest Control:

Plastic tube to stop rabbits eating the trunk.

Organic Status:Organic


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Orange - Cara Cara (Grafted) 8/10

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Update: 762 days 22hrs

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Gets lots of sun and heat from the brick wall, the plan is to do some kind of informal espalier. The planter box is bottomless.

Got loads of flowers and fruit forming but cut them off to let it grow more before fruiting, it will need a couple more years.

Fruiting Months October

Growing: In a Pot

First Fruited: 2 Months from Purchase in Pot

Pollination: Self Pollination


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Mandarin - Imperial (Grafted) 8/10

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Update: 762 days 22hrs

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Gets lots of sun and heat from the brick wall, the plan is to do some kind of informal espalier. The planter box is bottomless.

Got loads of flowers and fruit forming but cut them off to let it grow more before fruiting, it will need a couple more years.

Fruiting Months October

Planted: 2014

Height 1 metres

Growing: In a Pot

First Fruited: 2 Months from Purchase in Pot

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pollination: Self Pollination


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Blueberry Burst (Cutting) 8/10

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Update: 765 days 21hrs

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Steady growth on these, I have them in a self made wicking bed which requires no water added by me, rainfall is enough.

Started flowering now, only a few months since I bought them.

Update, both plants are now covered in fruit. Fruits in spring and again in autumn, one of my best performing blueberry varieties.

Fruit is not $1 coin size as they claim yet, taste is good but not exceptional.

Planted: 2013

Height 0.75 metres

Growing: In a Pot

First Fruited: 5 Months from Purchase in Pot

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Summer

Pollination: Self Pollination

Fertiliser or Organics Used: manure

Organic Status:Organic


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Tamarillo - Red 8/10

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Update: 765 days 22hrs

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Very unusual looking yet attractive plant with some very large leaves. I have it in the back corner of my yard in a corner which is sheltered from wind. Doesn't get a lot of sun in winter but will get plenty in summer. Has grown very fast and is loaded with fruit now.

One branch with about 20 fruits got too heavy and snapped in the wind, its still half attached so I have strapped it up to prevent further damage, the fruit held on for a couple of months and fully ripened.


Fruiting Months July and August

Planted: 2014

Height 4 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Fruit Harvest: 30 Fruit Per Year

First Fruited: 1 Years from purchase in pot

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Water Given in: Summer and Spring

Pollination: No

Fertiliser or Organics Used: chicken poo and mulch

When I Fertilise: Yearly

Pest Control: Had some aphids and snails, yates product spray removed aphids, multiguard sorted out the snails. Will need to net for birds.


Organic Status:Partially Organic


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Pitaya - Red Dragon Fruit 10/10

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Update: 772 days 21hrs

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I have a few different pitaya, purple flesh (Rixford), purple flesh (Aztec Gem), white flesh and the yellow all on my trellis in the photo. I also have a Trish Red in the front yard more for ornamental purposes growing up an old tree stump.

All grown from cuttings, growth has been very fast here in Sydney, I expect fruit next spring on the white and yellow.

Planted: 2014

Height 2 metres

Growing: In a Pot

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Summer and Spring

Pollination: Self Pollination

Fertiliser or Organics Used: cow manure

Organic Status:Organic


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Guava - Strawberry (Cutting) 8/10

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Update: 817 days 5hrs

Planted: 2015

Height 1 metres

Growing: In a Pot

Water Given in: Spring


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Peach - Aztec Gold 10/10

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Update: 852 days 6hrs

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Not sure what type of peach tree this is actually, it was already at the house when we bought it. We got loads of fruit on it last spring but the birds smashed them in a few days. This year I pruned it right back to a managable size.

Responded very well to a hard prune, its going to be a bumper crop next spring and much easier to net. I have also grafted a "spicezee" nectraplum and a "new boy" nectarine onto this peach tree.

Fruiting Months October

Planted: 2007

Height 4 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Water Given in: Summer

Spring

Pollination: No

When I Fertilise: Never

Pest Control:

Will need netting to stop birds eating all the fruit.

Organic Status:Organic


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Carambola Starfruit - Kary (Grafted) 7/10

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Update: 852 days 6hrs

Comments: -

Not very old, lost most of its leaves due to transport shock from Kyogle I'd say but putting on lots of new growth in spring, hopefully its warm enough in Sydney.

Put on some very solid growth over summer. Has already started to flower in autumn.

Height 1 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pollination: Self Pollination

Pest Control:

will bag fruit if it survives.


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Guava Hawaiian (Seedling) 8/10

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Update: 852 days 6hrs

Comments: -

Growing very well, doesn't like strong wind as the leaves get blown off, I will be keeping this in a pot forever.

No fruit yet.

Planted: 2014

Height 1 metres

Growing: In a Pot

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pollination: Self Pollination

Fertiliser or Organics Used: chook poo, worm wee

Organic Status:Organic


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Custard Apple - Paxton Prolific (Grafted) 10/10

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Update: 852 days 6hrs

Comments: -

Tree did not grow much at first but looks nice and healthy with deep green leaves which mostly fall off by the end of winter.

Started flowering the following spring, solid growth all through summer and seems to do well in Sydney.

No fruit set but I'd rather the tree got bigger first anyway.


Planted: 2013

Height 1.2 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Summer and Spring

Pollination: No

Fertiliser or Organics Used: chook poo

Organic Status:Organic


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Guava - Indian White (Seedling) 8/10

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Update: 861 days 4hrs

Comments: -

Got this in a sad state from the bargain bin at my local nursery for about $4. Promplty re-potted it and gave it a sunny, wind free position and it recovered nicley. It will be staying in a pot.

No fruit yet. Photo is after repotting, it looks much better now.

Planted: 2015

Height 1 metres

Growing: In a Pot

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pollination: Self Pollination

Fertiliser or Organics Used: chook poo

Organic Status:Organic


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Soursop ( Graviola ) (Seedling) 8/10

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Update: 861 days 4hrs

Comments: -

Grown from the seed here in Sydney from a tastey fruit purchased at the Asian fruit markets. It will spend winter in our small greenhouse as I doubt it will survive a Sydney winter outside. It has been growing at a constant rate and is already pushing branches at around 30cm tall.

Planted: 2014

Height 0.3 metres

Growing: In a Pot

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pollination: Self Pollination

Organic Status:Organic


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JohnMc1 says... [862 days 2hrs ago]
Very borderline for Sydney. In colder years could die back to the ground but don't be in a hurry to pull it out, will resprout in spring. Very little hope for fruit in Sydney, unfortunately.

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Jaboticaba (Seedling) 10/10

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Update: 861 days 4hrs

Comments: -

I picked this one up for a mere $30 when it was already 2m high, it has been identified as a Grimal. It is now planted in my front yard, the location is exposed to wind and gets plenty of sun.

Lost most leaves in winter, put them all back on in spring.

Flowered in autumn the following year, not a lot of flowers. Seems to flower after heavy rain, its flowering again nowin late autumn, hopefully it will set some fruit this time.



Planted: 2014

Height 2 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pollination: Self Pollination

Fertiliser or Organics Used: chook poo

Organic Status:Organic


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White Sapote - Golden Globe (Grafted) 8/10

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Update: 861 days 4hrs

Comments: -

Steady growth once established, still a small tree at this stage and yet to flower but looks very healthy and happy. I may need to graft a second variety onto it for pollination later on, lets wait and see.

Planted: 2014

Height 0.75 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Summer and Spring

Pollination: Self Pollination

Fertiliser or Organics Used: chook poo, worm wee

Pest Control:

none so far.

Organic Status:Organic


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Blueberry - Tifblue (Cutting) 8/10

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Update: 861 days 4hrs

Comments: -

Grows rather fast, no fruit yet as it did not have a pollinator close by at the time of flowering, this season will be different as I have almost 10 varieties now.

Planted: 2014

Height 1 metres

Growing: In a Pot

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pollination: Self Pollination

Fertiliser or Organics Used: chook poo, worm wee

Organic Status:Organic


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Pepino - Kendall Gold (Cutting) 8/10

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Update: 861 days 4hrs

Comments: -

Steady growth, I like the taste of the fruit too, cross between a rockmelon and paw paw maybe but you must leave them on the tree until they are orange and a little soft otherwise the taste is poor.

Its in a pot and I have made a trellis structure inside the pot which trains the tree up the posts, I keep the center pruned to let the sun in and this seems to work well at hiding the fruit from birds and keeps them off the ground away from pests.

Fruiting Months January, February, March, April

Planted: 2014

Height 1 metres

Growing: In a Pot

First Fruited: 6 Months from Purchase in Pot

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pollination: Self Pollination

Fertiliser or Organics Used: chook poo

Organic Status:Organic


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Tamarillo - Orange (Cutting) 10/10

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Update: 861 days 5hrs

Comments: -

Love these trees, they grow super fast and the huge leaves look so nice. I have a red one also which is loaded with fruit, this one is yet to fruit.

Height 2.5 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Water Given in: Summer and Spring

Pollination: Self Pollination

Fertiliser or Organics Used: chook poo

Organic Status:Organic


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Cherimoya - Fina de Jete (Grafted) 10/10

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Update: 861 days 5hrs

Comments: -

This was a rather tall plant without any branches when purchased but I cut it right back to get some low branches. Got some flowers in spring, not going to hand pollinate though, just let it grow larger this year, growth has been steady so far, tree shape is now good with lots of branches and the main trunk has thickened substantially.

Planted: 2014

Height 1.5 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Summer and Spring

Pollination: Hand Pollination

Pest Control:

will bag fruit

Organic Status:Organic


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Babaco Cutting 10/10

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Update: 861 days 5hrs

Comments: -

Very fast growing, does not need a lot of sun. Not a big fan of the fruit taste on the first 2 I tried which dropped off on their own, lets hope the rest are better once ripe.

Either way it is not taking up space in a prime position so for now it can stay.

Fruiting Months November

Planted: 2014

Height 2 metres

Growing: In the Ground

First Fruited: 6 Months from Purchase in Pot

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Water Given in: Summer and Spring

Pollination: Self Pollination

Fertiliser or Organics Used: chicken poo

When I Fertilise: Spring

Pest Control:

none so far, will bag the fruit with wine bottle organza bags.


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Mango - Nam doc mai (Grafted) 10/10

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Update: 861 days 5hrs

Comments: -

Got this one from forbidden fruits, meant to be on a dwarfing rootstock. Took it back to 0.75m before planting it into a larger pot to develop low branching structure. The last growth flush at the end of summer was affected by some type of fungus, probably anthracnose, it was very wet weather at this time.

This tree has now taken the place of my black sapote in the ground in the front yard as i figured it would not be well suiuted to a pot. The BS is now in a pot.

It has already flowered so when I am happy with its size I will let it set fruit.

Fruiting Months September and October

Planted: 2014

Height 0.75 metres

Growing: In the Ground

First Fruited: 1 Months from Purchase in Pot

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Summer and Spring

Pollination: Self Pollination

Fertiliser or Organics Used: chicken poo, worm wee

When I Fertilise: Spring

Pest Control:

fruit will be bagged

Organic Status:Organic


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Mango - Bowen Seedling (Seedling) 10/10

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Update: 861 days 5hrs

Comments: -

Love mangos, hopefully we can get some fruit in Sydney. I cut the main growth tip off very low to the ground once I put it in the ground to promote branches. One week later it started growing branches which I will also tip prune when they get a bit longer to keep the tree small and bushy just like my other mangoes. This one is not grafted so I was able to make the cut very low.

Lots of flowers in spring but I want the tree to get a bit bigger before I let it fruit.

Height 1 metres

Growing: In the Ground

First Fruited: 10 Months from Purchase in Pot

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Summer and Spring

Pollination: Self Pollination

Fertiliser or Organics Used: worm wee and lots of mulch

Pest Control:

Plastic tube to keep the rabbits out, just like the great wall of China :-)

Organic Status:Organic


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Mango - Keow Savoey (Grafted) 8/10

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Update: 861 days 5hrs

Comments: -

Growing this for my Wife, she likes eating green mangos with shrimp paste and this is meant to be one of the premium green eating magoes. Tip pruning this to keep it low and bushy like I do with all my mango trees. This one is on a dwarf rootstock and seems to grow slower than my other mangoes.

It flowered in autumn, all the fruit set eventually dropped most likely due to cooler weather so late in the season. The tree is too small to be fruiting anyway.

Planted: 2014

Height 1 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Summer and Spring

Pollination: Self Pollination

Fertiliser or Organics Used: worm wee and lots of mulch

Pest Control:

Just a plastic tube to keep the rabbits away, will net the fruit if I get any.

Organic Status:Organic


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Strawberry - Lowanna (Cutting) 10/10

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Update: 861 days 18hrs

Comments: -

I have six different types of strawberry and the Lowanna outperforms them all by a long shot.

Planted: 2014

Height 10 Centimetres

Growing: In a Pot

First Fruited: 1 Months from Purchase in Pot

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pest Control:

Bird mesh

Organic Status:Organic


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Passionfruit - Nellie Kelly (C) (Grafted) 7/10

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Update: 862 days 3hrs

Comments: -

So this is a Nellie Kelly grafted black passionfruit. It has grown very well and started flowering in just 6 months as we head into winter, no fruit set yet.

If I had my time again I would purchase the non-grafted version of this, I have had to remove 3 random suckers which have popped up about 1m away from the vine so far. No suckers have grown below the graft since the first 2 weeks after planting.

Height 1 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Summer

Pollination: Self Pollination

Organic Status:Organic


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Grumichama - Black (Seedling) 7/10

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Update: 862 days 3hrs

Comments: -

I have two of these planted close together in what should form a hedge one day. They have been growing very slowly, I think its going to be a long wait for fruit.

Planted: 2013

Height 0.75 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Pollination: Self Pollination

Organic Status:Organic


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JohnMc1 says... [862 days 3hrs ago]
These can be surprising, I have one fruiting in it's second year from seed.
davewastech says... [860 days 20hrs ago]

davewastech says... [860 days 20hrs ago]
Mine are super slow growing (in Sydney)

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Feijoa - Apollo (Grafted) 8/10

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Update: 862 days 3hrs

Comments: -

Still a small tree, growing steadily with little attention.

Height 1 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Pollination: Self Pollination


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Feijoa (Seedling) 10/10

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Update: 862 days 3hrs

Comments: -

Grows much faster than my grafted Feijoa, still a small tree at this stage.

Height 1 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Water Given in: Summer

Pollination: Self Pollination


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Muscadine Grape - Noble

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Update: 862 days 20hrs

Comments: -

Grows very fast through spring and summer, completely grew the length of my 6m trellis in one season. Should be loaded with grapes next spring.

Its just behind the peach tree in the photo.

Height 1.5 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Summer

Pollination: No


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Lime - Kaffir (Grafted) 10/10

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Update: 862 days 20hrs

Comments: -

Growing well in my jungle, probably my fastest growing citrus.

Height 0.5 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pollination: Self Pollination


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Blueberry - Brigitta (Cutting) 8/10

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Update: 862 days 20hrs

Comments: -

Has flowered and set fruit in coastal Sydney even though is said to be high chill variety. Was going to give it away but will keep it now. Does not grow as fast as my others so it may not like the heat here.

Fruiting Months October and November

Growing: In a Pot

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Pollination: Self Pollination


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Passionfruit - Panama Red Pandora (Cutting) 9/10

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Update: 862 days 20hrs

Comments: -

Very fast growing, I have bolted some 100mm square mesh to the back fence as a trelis. I grew it to the top and then cut the top off which forced laterals to grow and now I am training the laterals along the trelis.

Started fruiting at 12 months old in late summer. Loaded with fruit now, they will be ripening over winter.

Planted: 2013

Height 2 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

First Fruited: 1 Years from purchase in pot

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pollination: Self Pollination

Fertiliser or Organics Used: manure

Pest Control:

Had to net it from birds and possums once it started flowering, they eat the flowers.

Organic Status:Organic


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Black Sapote (Seedling) 8/10

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Update: 890 days 21hrs

Comments: -

Sydney winter knocks it about but then it bounces back in summer, best kept out of the wind and likes lots of water.

no flowers or fruit yet.

Planted: 2014

Height 1.5 metres

Growing: In a Pot

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Spring


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Spicezee - Nectarine x Plum (Grafted) 8/10

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Update: 891 days 18hrs

Comments: -

I have seen the reviews from the USA saying these are a great tasting Nectraplum, looking forward to my first crop.

This tree is being grown espalier style along my driveway.

Planted: 2014

Height 1 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Summer

Pollination: Self Pollination

Fertiliser or Organics Used: chicken poo, worm wee.

Pest Control:

Fruit will be bagged. Sparay for leaf curl in winter.

Organic Status:Organic


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Raspberry - Heritage (Seedling) 10/10

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Update: 895 days 21hrs

Comments: -

Super fast growing plants even though they get minimal sun. The fruit taste delicious although I can only compare to store bought raspberries.

Flowering in spring the following year and fruit forming in November. Lots of new plants coming up. Fruit set in November, waiting to see if we get another crop in Autumn (no crop came in Autumn).

Fruits on growth tips so pinch out the tips as they grow so you end up with lots of branches and lots more fruit.

Fruiting Months November

Planted: 2014

Height 2.5 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 4

First Fruited: 8 Months from Purchase in Pot

Sun/Shade: Low Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pollination: No

Fertiliser or Organics Used: mushroom compost, cow manure etc.

Pest Control:

in a bird net with my blackberries.


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Blueberry - Powderblue (Cutting) 8/10

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Update: 1059 days 2hrs

Comments: -

Growing well and setting fruit.

Fruiting Months September and October

Growing: In a Pot

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Pollination: Self Pollination


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Blueberry - Blue Rose (Cutting) 8/10

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Update: 1059 days 2hrs

Comments: -

Has set plenty of fruit in coastal Sydney although is meant to a high chill variety.

Fruiting Months October and November

Height 1 metres

Growing: In a Pot

First Fruited: 2 Months from Purchase in Pot

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Pollination: Self Pollination


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AJ says... [991 days 20hrs ago]
hi I'm in Sydney too interested in buying a blue rose worried about the chill factor. is this the first year for you? maybe it had the chill during it's dormancy in a cooler state?
Waterfall says... [990 days 20hrs ago]
Yes it may have got its chill at the nursery however I did purchase a Briggita before winter and it also fruited for me.
AJ says... [990 days 5hrs ago]
thanks. was it grom Daleys (hot), or someplace like diggers in VIC (cold). I got a Brigitta too, got it last year and fruited OK(very small amount).
Waterfall says... [988 days 18hrs ago]
I got the Briggita, blue rose and tiffblue from Canley Vale nursery. I have blueberry burst from bunnings (very reliable cropper) and I have only bought powderblue from Daleys. I bought a few on ebay too, $7 for a small cutting, they are doing well.

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Papaya - Sunrise Solo (Seedling) 8/10

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Update: 765 days 21hrs

Comments: - The neighbours Jacaranda tree dropped a branch on this one and it never recovered.


Planted: 2014

Height 0.5 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pollination: Self Pollination


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Papaya - Southern Red (Cutting) 1/10

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Update: 1036 days 19hrs

Comments: -

Bought this at the beginning of winter and it never really recovered.


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