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What fruit trees will grow true to - Sorry, got off topic. The misshapen fruit of the seedling seems to indicate the seedling did not grow true to the parent, which has fruit of a balanced shape...1674 days 3hrs
What fruit trees will grow true to - I have a seedling avocado, kept in a pot for about two or three years, then planted out in 2003. It took about another 5 years before it set a huge crop of fruit. In 2009 it set another huge crop, but was obviously suffering from phytophthora. I started..1674 days 4hrs
Applepear pests - Hi Jodie, if they're slimy, try throwing dust or dirt on them...3944 days 4hrs

Mango - Bowen Seedling (Seedling) 5/10

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Update: 530 days 3hrs

Comments: -

This tree is much too big for my garden, and needs constant cutting back.  May try to lop it or top work other varieties. Received it as a gift, rescued pot bound from a local nursery.  Have grafted two Nam Doc Mai to one limb with success. Only fruit every two or three years due to climate, will remove it.


Fruiting Months January, February, March

Planted: 2001

Height 5 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

First Fruited: 3 Years from purchase in pot

Water Given in: Autumn

Pruned By: 25% in

Pollination: No

Pest Control: cue-lure amulet and organic bait spray


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Lime - Kassia (Seedling)

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Update: 530 days 3hrs

Fruiting Months January, February, March, November, December

Planted: 2014

Height 2 metres

Growing: In the Ground

First Fruited: 2016 Years from purchase in pot

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Organic Status:Partially Organic


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Babaco (Grafted)

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Update: 610 days 21hrs

Comments: - Planted in inverted pot (bottom cut out) Oct 2014.  Survived the winter but lost all foliage, new growth started September 2015. Had three small fruit which hung overwinter then fell off. Had some good fruit late 2016 - early 2017.

Fruiting Months January and February

Planted: 2014

Growing: In a Pot

Qty: 1

Pollination: Self Pollination

When I Fertilise: Yearly

Organic Status:Organic


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Coffee arabica (Seedling)

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Update: 610 days 21hrs

Planted: 2012

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Low Sun

Pollination: Self Pollination


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Naranjilla (Seedling)

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Update: 610 days 21hrs

Comments: - Mine is the prickly variety, very pretty but hard to handle and control,  Fruit yellow leathery skinned, very small and seedy. Can be weedy. Removed the palnt but it is still coming up where seeds have been spread by the poultry. Still picking out seedlings 2017.

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Low Sun

Pollination: Self Pollination

Pest Control: Can be very weedy.


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Berry - Elderberry (Cutting)

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Update: 610 days 21hrs

Comments: - Seems a bit weedy.

Planted: 2013

Height 0.5 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 2

Sun/Shade: Low Sun

Pollination: Self Pollination


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Dwarf Mulberry - Red Shahtoot (Grafted)

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Update: 610 days 21hrs

Comments: - first fruit 2016

Height 1 metres

Growing: In a Pot

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Pollination: Self Pollination


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Comments

Rusticular says... [399 days 4hrs ago]
Now planted out, doing well, fruits readily, needs water.

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Mulberry - Unknown var. (Cutting) 6/10

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Update: 610 days 21hrs

Comments: - Removed.

Planted: 2007

Height 3 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Pruned By: 50% in After Fruiting

Pollination: Self Pollination


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Acerola cutting (Cutting)

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Update: 610 days 21hrs

Comments: - Variety unknown, grown from a cuttig I selected. Flowered 2014 but no fruit, pruned hard.  removed it as too big for garden.  Regular pruning seemed to inhibit fruiting.

Planted: 2012

Height 2 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Pollination: Self Pollination


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Rusticular says... [399 days 4hrs ago]
Removed it as it got too big for the area in which it was planted.

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Jaboticaba Large Leaf (Seedling)

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Update: 610 days 21hrs

Comments: - First fruit 2017.

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 3

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Pollination: Self Pollination


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Langsat - Lansium domesticum (Seedling)

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Update: 610 days 21hrs

Comments: - died, but have another seedling in pot.

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Pollination: No


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Dwarf Orange - Arnold Blood

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Update: 610 days 21hrs

Comments: - Moved and replanted in 2008.  Fruited prolifically in 2016 but few fruit this year (2017).

Planted: 2003

Growing: In the Ground

First Fruited: 7 Years from purchase in pot

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Pollination: Cross Pollination


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Dwarf Pummelo Nam Roi (Grafted) 7/10

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Update: 610 days 21hrs

Comments: - Variety unknown, lost cultural notes.  Small fruit but very juicy, and a lot sweeter than a grapefruit.  Not what I would call a dwarf, but I suppose it would probably have been a lot bigger from seed.  Good fruit but gets attacked by fruit fly.

Planted: 2004

Height 5 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

First Fruited: 3 Years from purchase in pot

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Autumn

Pruned By: 15% in

Pollination: Self Pollination

When I Fertilise: Winter and Spring

Pest Control: Oranic oil for leaf miner, lime spray for white citrus louse.


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Custard Apple - African Pride (Grafted) 8/10

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Update: 610 days 21hrs

Comments: -

(rootstock Annona cherimola)  No fruit set 2016. Grafted some Cherimola on which is flowering in january 2017.

Fruiting Months March, April, May, June

Height 3 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Fruit Harvest: 10 kilograms per Year

First Fruited: 2 Years from purchase in pot

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Autumn

Pruned By: 30% in Spring

Pollination: Self Pollination

When I Fertilise: Winter and Spring

Pest Control: pick off caterpillars

Organic Status:Organic


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White Sapote - Golden Globe (Grafted) 7/10

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Update: 610 days 21hrs

Comments: -

Lots of flowers, little fruit set. Fruit fly a problem best fruit set 2009. Gave up trying to protect it from fruit fly and dug it out 2015.


Fruiting Months January, October, November, December

Planted: 2002

Height 4 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

First Fruited: 5 Years from purchase in pot

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Autumn

Pruned By: 15% in

Pollination: Self Pollination

When I Fertilise: Winter and Spring

Pest Control: cue-lure amulet for fruit fly and organic protein bait spray


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Lime - Makrut (Kaffir) (Grafted) 6/10

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Update: 610 days 22hrs

Comments: - Makrut lime. Regular feed and water. Fruit always drops.  Appears to be a poor scion selection, growth very irregular. In a pot, flowers but never sets fruit.

Fruiting Months August, September, October, November, December

Height 1 metres

Growing: In a Pot

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Pruned By: 10% in Autumn and Winter

Pollination: Self Pollination

When I Fertilise: Winter and Spring

Pest Control: organic oil for citrus leaf miner, lime spray for white citrus louse 


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Dwarf Lemonade (Grafted)

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Update: 610 days 22hrs

Comments: - Slow growth at first, straggly, fruit turns to orange when ripe but can be eaten green skinned. Closer in flavour to orange than lemon when orange skinned. Straggly untidy tree, probably due to the dwarfing stock. Prone to some kind of brown rust which dessicates the skin, Fuit becomes dry.

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

Height 1 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Fruit Harvest: 3 kilograms per Year

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pruned By: 10% in Autumn and Winter

Pollination: Self Pollination

Fertiliser or Organics Used: Citrus

When I Fertilise: Winter and Spring

Pest Control: Organic oil for leaf miner. Heavy infestation of cottony cushion scale 2012, used Confidore without much success.  Now trying high pressure water, seems to work better.

Organic Status:Pesticides Used


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Finger Lime (Seedling)

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Update: 610 days 22hrs

Comments: - Have several, some in pots, some in the ground. Must not be allowed to dry out in pots, otherwise they die..Seem to need some shade and regulat watering for fruit set.

Planted: 2008

Height 1.5 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 3

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pollination: Self Pollination

Fertiliser or Organics Used: citrus

Pest Control: Pick off caterpillars


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b1b2j3 says... [611 days 14hrs ago]
Boo hoo... read about drying out far too late ish. This year 2016-17 heat is up. Temperate=SubT. Sun=half shade?

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Jakfruit - Rajhan (Seedling)

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Update: 610 days 22hrs

Comments: -

Slow to fruit, my other jackfruit seedling has fruited this year after only 3 years in the ground. Only 5 fruit at first fruit set in 6 years, severe fruit splitting and botrytis rot. Topped the tree in 2016 at about 2 metres leaving one branch.  Regrew very quickly but not flowers yet.












setting in.

Planted: 2008

Height 5 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Fruit Harvest: 5 Fruit Per Year

First Fruited: 6 Years from purchase in pot

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Water Given in: Autumn

Pollination: Self Pollination

Fertiliser or Organics Used: Animal manures, blood

When I Fertilise: Winter and Spring

Pest Control: Treating for phytophthora with sprayphos (Phosite) seems to have worked. Zinc has also improved leaf growth.

Organic Status:Partially Organic


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mcmelb1 says... [400 days 20hrs ago]
where did you get the seedling?
Rusticular says... [399 days 4hrs ago]
From Daleys
mcmelb1 says... [399 days 3hrs ago]
Ok thanks, looks like Daley's doesn't sell Gold Nugget seedlings anymore, just grafted trees.

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Perfumed guava (Seedling)

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Update: 1090 days 0hrs

Comments: -

Campomanesia lineatifolia

August 2013, planted out Sept 2014.

Growing: In the Ground

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Pollination: No


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Rainforest Plum (Seedling)

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Update: 1090 days 0hrs

Comments: -

Eugenia candolleana

Planted 2014

Growing: In the Ground

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Pollination: No


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Mulberry - Dwarf Red Shahtoot

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Update: 1090 days 1hrs

Comments: - Purchased Jan 2014, planted out Sept 2015.

Fruiting Months September

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Pollination: No


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Pitomba

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Update: 1090 days 1hrs

Comments: - Planted out Nov 2014, 165mm pot.

Growing: In the Ground

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Pollination: Self Pollination


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CANISTEL, Pouteria campechiana (Grafted)

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Update: 1090 days 1hrs

Comments: -

Fruit fairly sweet, a little mealy, however must be consumed immediately it becomes ripe as it loses vitality and deteriorates very quickly - within 24 hrs. Some fruit split when ripe. Very good for making ice cream. 


Fruiting Months January, February, November, December

Planted: 2004

Height 2 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Fruit Harvest: 4 kilograms per Year

First Fruited: 5 Years from purchase in pot

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Autumn

Pollination: Self Pollination

When I Fertilise: Spring

Pest Control: Pick off caterpillars, ants will bring aphids and scale to fruit and branches.

Organic Status:Organic


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Grapefruit - Star Ruby (Grafted) 7/10

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Update: 1090 days 1hrs

Comments: -

Moved and replanted 2008, good crop 2013, but no fruit set at all in 2014.

Planted: 2003

Height 2 metres

Growing: In the Ground

First Fruited: 6 Years from purchase in pot

Pollination: Cross Pollination


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Araçá-boi

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Update: 1090 days 1hrs

Comments: -

Eugenia stipitata -  Araca boi


Planted: 2013

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Low Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pollination: No


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Carambola - Kary Seedling (Seedling)

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Update: 1090 days 1hrs

Comments: - Don't really know what variety, but a heavy cropper of unevenn fruit. Unfortunately the fruit fly whack them well before they ripen.  Ants also seem to like them.

Planted: 2007

Pest Control: fruit fly traps, baits, spray.


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Star Gooseberry (Seedling)

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Update: 1090 days 1hrs

Comments: -

Phyllanthus distichus



Planted: 2012

Height 2 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Full Sun


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Guava - Brazilian (Seedling) 9/10

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Update: 1090 days 1hrs

Comments: - Guisaro, Psidium molle


Fruiting Months January and February

Planted: 2011

Height 1 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 2

First Fruited: 1 Years from purchase in pot

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Pruned By: 30% in After Fruiting

Pollination: No


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Babaco (Grafted) (Grafted)

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Update: 1090 days 1hrs

Comments: -

I like the fruit (if I ever get any).

Planted: 2014

Height 0.3 metres

Growing: In a Pot

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun


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Jakfruit Seedling (Seedling)

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Update: 1412 days 21hrs

Comments: - Most likely a Black Gold, seed from a friends tree. First flowering and fruit 2013 (but fruit got botrytis rot), now looking more like Black Gold. Prolific fruiting 2014. Watering regularly but first fuit has split. Pollination appears to be uneven.

Fruiting Months January, February, November, December

Height 6 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Autumn

Pollination: Self Pollination

When I Fertilise: Never

Question: Why is the fruit splitting?


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Citron - Buddhas Hand (Grafted)

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Update: 1439 days 1hrs

Comments: - Interesting fruit, good smell, ok to candy. Neglected to repot, was decimated by borer and died. Still have a graft surviving on a Lisbon lemon.

Planted: 2003

Height 1 metres

Growing: In a Pot

Qty: 1

Fruit Harvest: 2 kilograms per Year

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Pollination: Self Pollination

Pest Control: Starting to suffer from borer.


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Grumichama - Black (Seedling)

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Update: 1439 days 1hrs

Comments: - Flowering 2014

Planted: 2010

Height 1 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 3

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Pollination: Self Pollination


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Star Apple (Seedling) 1/10

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Update: 1439 days 1hrs

Comments: - First solitary fruit this year saved its life.

Planted: 2002

Height 4 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Pollination: Self Pollination


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Coffee - Gold (Seedling) 10/10

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Update: 1671 days 22hrs

Comments: - Yellow skinned, I thought it was a Robusta. Can be very productive, berries need to be picked to prevent it becoming weedy.

Height 4 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Fruit Harvest: 5 kilograms per Year

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Water Given in: Autumn

Pollination: Self Pollination


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Monstera - Fruit Salad Tree (Cutting)

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Update: 1671 days 22hrs

Comments: - Lots of good fruit., not really a tree bit a vine or creeper. Leave in a paper bag as it ripens.

Planted: 2007

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 2

Sun/Shade: Low Sun

Pollination: Self Pollination


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Pitaya - Yellow Dragon Fruit (Cutting) 9/10

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Update: 1671 days 22hrs

Comments: - Love the flowers and fruit.

Planted: 2009

Height 2 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

First Fruited: 3 Years from purchase in pot

Pollination: Self Pollination


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Pitaya - Red Dragon Fruit (Cutting) 9/10

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Update: 1671 days 22hrs

Comments: - Love the flowers and fruit.

Planted: 2009

Height 2 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

First Fruited: 3 Years from purchase in pot

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Pollination: Self Pollination


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Mandarin - Fremont (Grafted)

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Update: 1673 days 3hrs

Comments: - Swingle rootstock, acquired 2010 in pot. planted out 2013.

Planted: 2013

Height 1.5 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Pollination: Self Pollination


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Mandarin - Hickson (Grafted) 4/10

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Update: 1673 days 3hrs

Planted: 2007

Growing: In a Pot

Qty: 1

Pollination: Self Pollination


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Citron (Grafted)

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Update: 1673 days 3hrs

Comments: - Grafted on Swingle, single round fruit, all pith.

Height 1 metres

Growing: In a Pot

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Pollination: Self Pollination


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Achiote - Bixa (Seedling)

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Update: 1673 days 3hrs

Comments: - Pretty flowers, seeds for spice colouring.

Fruiting Months November and December

Height 4 Centimetres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Pollination: Self Pollination


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Jackfruit - Unknown var. (Seedling)

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Update: 1673 days 4hrs

Planted: 2011

Height 2 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Pollination: Self Pollination

Question: Seedling, supposedly small and crisp. Moved it to sunnier spot 2013, seems to have transplanted sucessfully.


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Jakfruit - Black Gold (Seedling)

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Update: 1673 days 4hrs

Comments: - I whipper snippered this tree twice by chance when it was smaller, and it has survived. A bit leggy because it is shaded, on heavy soil, and never gets watered.

Planted: 2009

Height 3 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Pollination: Self Pollination

Organic Status:Organic


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Achacha (Seedling)

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Update: 1673 days 4hrs

Planted: 2011

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 2

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Pollination: Cross Pollination

Question: Very slow growing.


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Lime - West Indian Seedling (Grafted) 10/10

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Update: 1673 days 4hrs

Comments: - Graft on rough orange rootstock. Heavy fruiting, good flavour. Have grafted mekrut (kaffir) lime and joppa orange on but these grafts are quite recent and yet to fruit. Best of my citrus, a heavy bearer with good size fruit if it gets regular water, but after 9 years is now taking a beating from borers and longicorn beetle.

Fruiting Months January, February, March, April, May, December

Planted: 2005

Height 5 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Fruit Harvest: 50 kilograms per Year

First Fruited: 3 Years from purchase in pot

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Pollination: Self Pollination

Pest Control: Pick off citrus shield bug and caterpillars, spray for lea miner occasionally.

Organic Status:Organic


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Ceylon Hill Gooseberry

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Update: 1674 days 2hrs

Comments: - Had to move it due to renovations in 2012, but it has struggled back. First fruited 2009.

Height 1 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Pollination: Self Pollination

Pest Control: Suffers a bit from myrtle rust.


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Jaboticaba - Yellow (Seedling)

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Update: 1674 days 2hrs

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Pollination: Self Pollination


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Japanese Raisin (Seedling)

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Update: 1674 days 3hrs

Height 3 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Pollination: No


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Curry Tree (Seedling) 5/10

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Update: 1674 days 3hrs

Comments: - Easy to grow, but suckers readily and seeds spread if fruit not removed. Current plant in pot is a seedling from a larger plant ripped out due to its invasiveness in the garden.

Planted: 2014

Height 1 metres

Growing: In a Pot

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Pollination: No

When I Fertilise: Never


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Mundu (Seedling)

Rusticular's Edible Fruits
Update: 1674 days 3hrs

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Pollination: No


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Rollinia - Biriba (Seedling) 9/10

Rusticular's Edible Fruits
Update: 1677 days 22hrs

Comments: - Great flavour, good cropper, very fast growing, very large tree. Fruit a bit seedy, and smaller than ones you will see being grown in more beneficial climates.

Planted: 2007

Height 4 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

First Fruited: 3 Years from purchase in pot

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Pruned By: 30% in Spring

Pollination: Self Pollination

Pest Control: Ants collecting soil on fruit washed off with pressure hose. Also gets some black scale.


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Edward3 says... [441 days 18hrs ago]
I would like to grow this but not sure whether Sydney is too cold. Since yours is growing well, could you tell me your location please?

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Cocoa - Theobroma cacao (Seedling)

Rusticular's Edible Fruits
Update: 1677 days 23hrs

Planted: 2013

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 2

Sun/Shade: Low Sun


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Cinnamon Tree (Seedling)

Rusticular's Edible Fruits
Update: 1677 days 23hrs

Planted: 2009

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun


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Soursop (Seedling)

Rusticular's Edible Fruits
Update: 1677 days 23hrs

Comments: - Unknown variety, but not fibreless.

Fruiting Months February

Planted: 2007

Height 3 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Fruit Harvest: 3 Fruit Per Year

First Fruited: 3 Years from purchase in pot

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Pollination: No


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Soursop Mountain (Seedling)

Rusticular's Edible Fruits
Update: 1677 days 23hrs

Pollination: No


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Madrono - Garcinia madruno (Seedling)

Rusticular's Edible Fruits
Update: 1677 days 23hrs

Comments: - Lemon drop mangosteen, very very slow growing.

Planted: 2010

Growing: In the Ground

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Pollination: No


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Loquat - Nagasakiwase

Rusticular's Edible Fruits
Update: 1677 days 23hrs

Comments: - Variety unknown, seedling grown.

Planted: 2014

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Pollination: No


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Piper betel 8/10

Rusticular's Edible Fruits
Update: 1677 days 24hrs

Comments: - good in stir fry, soups, salad. Good ground cover but can getr a bit weedy.

Planted: 2012

Growing: In the Ground

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Pollination: No


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Bay Tree (Seedling) 10/10

Rusticular's Edible Fruits
Update: 1678 days 1hrs

Comments: - Only need a few leaves, small shrub in a pot easy to maintain.

Planted: 2009

Height 0.5 metres

Growing: In a Pot

Sun/Shade: Low Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pollination: No


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Bamboo - Oldhamii

Rusticular's Edible Fruits
Update: 1678 days 1hrs

Comments: - I like fresh bamboo shoots, has medium sized corms, makes good mulch.

Planted: 2011

Height 15 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Summer

Pollination: No

When I Fertilise: Never


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Nastus elatus

Rusticular's Edible Fruits
Update: 1678 days 1hrs

Comments: - Good mulch, but small corms.

Height 15 metres

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Summer

Pollination: No

When I Fertilise: Never


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Abiu (Seedling)

Rusticular's Edible Fruits
Update: 2085 days 2hrs

Planted: 2012

Height 0.6 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 2

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Pollination: Cross Pollination


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Lakoocha or Monkey Jack (Seedling)

Rusticular's Edible Fruits
Update: 2086 days 2hrs

Height 3 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Pollination: Self Pollination

Organic Status:Partially Organic


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Kwai Muk (Seedling)

Rusticular's Edible Fruits
Update: 2086 days 2hrs

Planted: 2010

Height 2 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Pollination: Self Pollination

Organic Status:Partially Organic


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Kumquat - Nagami

Rusticular's Edible Fruits
Update: 2086 days 2hrs

Comments: - Best tasting fruit out of Meiwa, Calomondin and Nagami.

Pollination: No

Pest Control: Organic nature oil.

Organic Status:Organic


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Lemon - Lisbon (Grafted) 4/10

Rusticular's Edible Fruits
Update: 2086 days 2hrs

Comments: - Annual prune.  Vigorous growth with water shoots after rain. Very thorny, few fruits. Prone to white citrus louse, leaf miner, and citrus shield bugs. Have grafted Myer lemon, Citron, Buddhas Hand Citron, Villa Franca lemon on. Has produced Myer and Buddhas hand citron fruit. Has not fruited very well, limited pruing this year seems to have produced more (Lisbon) fruit.

Fruiting Months April, May, June

Planted: 2001

Height 5 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Fruit Harvest: 2 kilograms per Year

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Autumn

Pruned By: 20% in After Fruiting

Pollination: Self Pollination

Fertiliser or Organics Used: Poultry manure, kelp spray

When I Fertilise: Winter and Spring

Pest Control:  Myer graft prone to scale. LIsbon aslo suffers from leaf miner. Nature oil. 

Organic Status:Organic


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Passionfruit - Granadilla (Seedling)

Rusticular's Edible Fruits
Update: 2410 days 19hrs

Comments: - Passiflora quadrangularis Growing on an east facing fence. Much better this year, has  been allowed to grow into neighbouring trees, harvesting now a problem, no hand pollination needed. Flesh is mildly sweet. Not hand pollinated.

Fruiting Months January, February, March, April, May, June

Planted: 2008

Growing: In the Ground

Fruit Harvest: 10 kilograms per Year

Sun/Shade: Low Sun

Water Given in: Autumn

Pollination: Cross Pollination

Cross Pollinator Variety: various


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Coralie says... [2862 days 1hrs ago]
Can you tell me what your cross pollinator is? Coralie
Rusticular says... [2860 days 4hrs ago]
Hi Coralie, I have Lilikoi, Red and also Yellow Panama. As I do not pollinate by hand, I can't really tell you, but I suspect you may be able to self pollinate it with a small camel hair brush.
Coralie says... [2859 days 3hrs ago]
Hi Again, Yes we have been hand pollinating - but it hasnt worked at all. keen to try lilikoi, so this just gives me an excuse.. Coralie
Rusticular says... [2857 days 22hrs ago]
I tried pollinating by hand from Lilikoi in teh second year of the Granadilla, but it didn't work. However I suspect the age and size of the Granadilla may play a part, I have three Granadilla planted in close proximity (ca. 2 metres).

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Chinotto - Citrus aurantium var. myrtifolia (Grafted)

Rusticular's Edible Fruits
Update: 2954 days 2hrs

Height 2 metres

Growing: In a Pot

Qty: 2

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Pollination: No

Organic Status:Organic


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Rusticular says... [2860 days 4hrs ago]
Fruit is poor and dry if not regularly watered when fruiting.

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Fig - Picone Green

Rusticular's Edible Fruits
Update: 2954 days 4hrs

Planted: 2008

Height 1 metres

Growing: In a Pot

Qty: 1

Fruit Harvest: 3 Fruit Per Year

First Fruited: 6 Months from Purchase in Pot

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pruned By: 30% in Spring

Pollination: Self Pollination

When I Fertilise: Winter and Spring

Pest Control: Keep in pot in chicken mesh covered chook run to keep pests off. Beetle borers have got in in and destroyed the trunks. 


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Kumquat - Meiwa

Rusticular's Edible Fruits
Update: 3256 days 20hrs

Pollination: No


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Kumquat - Calamondin

Rusticular's Edible Fruits
Update: 3256 days 20hrs

Pollination: No


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Joppa orange (Grafted)

Rusticular's Edible Fruits
Update: 3256 days 23hrs

Comments: - Excellent annual harvest of juicing oranges.

Fruiting Months June, July, August, September, October

Planted: 2001

Height 4 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Fruit Harvest: 40 kilograms per Year

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Pruned By: 15% in After Fruiting

Pollination: Self Pollination

When I Fertilise: Winter and Spring

Pest Control: Organic%uFFFDWhite oil substitute.  Biggest pest is white citrus  louse which is present  on all our citrus except the citron and the  mandarin.


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