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Edward3's Edible Backyard

Joined: 26/11/08 Updated: 25/11/20 Frost:
Location: CARLINGFORD

About My Edible Backyard


Why Edward3 Love's Edible Plants

We have an average-size garden in Sydney, but we have tried to optimise the space so as to grow a large number of fruit trees in front, back and side of the house. We expect to rely on regular pruning to manage the large number of trees. The climatic conditions can include 1 or 2 days of mild frost per year, and the maximum temperature can go up to 40 but, with some care, most fruit trees can survive.



The biggest challenge is to stop the possums, fruit bats, bush rats and currawongs from eating up the fruit. In fact the possums have caused considerable damage to several fruit trees by repeated feasting on young leaves. Neem tree oil spray was recommended by a local nursery but had no effect. Bird netting seems to work quite well in stopping the possums, but not the bush rats or fruit bats which bite through the netting.

We also planted temperate climate trees in the Blue Mountains such as apples, European plums and cherries to complement the more subtropical trees in Sydney. One important advantage is that there are no fruit flies to worry about. But there is always a challenge - yellow jacket wasps like to eat the fruit.

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Edward3 says... [2926 days 9hrs ago]
For more information about any plants, my email address is zisaj09@gmail.com
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Fruit Tree Forum Contributions

Edward3 Forum Contributions
Meluma avocado - Potty Bob - Maluma is type A and Lamb Hass is also type A, so not suitable for cross pollination. You would do better with, say, Shepard which is type B to compliment your Lamb Hass...198 days 5hrs
Citrus11 - This looks like a plum tree to me, and since it's giving you fruit as in the photo, then it seems to be self-fertile (no need for a pollinator)...198 days 5hrs
Feijoas9 - Hi. I suspect you meant to send this to Daleys for an answer, so you should use their "Contact Us" email option. I agree feijoas are great, but be aware that fruit flies are a problem on the coast - they will spoil your fruit. As for how long to..198 days 5hrs
Banana tree for qld - Tedy - you need to send your message to Daleys using the Contact Us option, as I don't think they read the Forum...198 days 5hrs
Guavas2 - Hi Trina. I have grown a couple of varieties in Sydney (Hawaiian pink, Mexican white) and they are all suitable. BUT fruit fly is a big problem, as well as various animals such as fruit bats. Netting will not stop them. I gave up in the end and removed al..198 days 5hrs

Fruit Tree Forum Likes

Edward3 has LIKED the following:
Longan trees1 - Hi Josefina, Longans are better than lychees at taking a frost however will suffer. The cutting grown ones like Biew http://www.daleysfruit.com.au/buy/longan-biew-kiew-tree.htm or the Kiew http://www.daleysfruit.com.au/buy/longan-biew-kiew-tre..Liked Question 1812 days 23hrs

Plum - Red seedling (Seedling) 9/10

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Update: 4 days 4hrs

Comments: - Grew this plant from seed of fruit labelled as Red Plum, which might actually be Amber Jewel. The tree has now fruited and the result is a firm, very dark red plum with a good flavour. Crop has been limited, possibly due to need for cross-pollination, so have now planted another plum tree nearby for that purpose. Grows vigorously in Sydney.

Planted: 2015

Height 3 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Fruit Harvest: 10 Fruit Per Year

First Fruited: 4 Years from Seed

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Autumn

Summer

Pollination: Self Pollination

Pest Control: Using fruit bags on individual plums.


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Gooseberry - Captivator (Cutting) 7/10

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Update: 4 days 4hrs

Comments: - Took a long time to fruit. Reasonably good taste. However, hot weather can make the fruit drop before it develops full sweetness.

Planted: 2012

Height 0.5 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

First Fruited: 5 Years from purchase in pot

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Pruned By: 30% in

Pollination: No


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Mango - Alfonso (Grafted) 7/10

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Update: 4 days 4hrs

Comments: -

Good looking wide-spreading tree. Supposed to be one of the favourite mango varieties in India. Have had a few fruit in 2017. Not as tasty as my other mango varieties, but will check taste in next few seasons before giving a verdict.

Planted: 2010

Height 2 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Fruit Harvest: 3 Fruit Per Year

First Fruited: 7 Years from purchase in pot

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Water Given in: Autumn

Summer

Pollination: Self Pollination

When I Fertilise: Never


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sandy31 says... [1109 days 10hrs ago]
Any luck with fruit set?
Edward3 says... [1109 days 8hrs ago]
Yes, had some fruit set last year but only 3 mangoes. The Sydney weather this Spring has been good so expect to get more fruit staying on the tree.

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Jaboticaba - Yellow (Seedling) 4/10

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Update: 4 days 4hrs

Comments: -

Very slow growing, delicate tree. Withstands cold Sydney nights reasonably well. Has produced flowers every year but only in winter and so the immature fruit drops off in the early years. But finally got a crop in 2017. Sweet fruit but not much flesh, large seed.

Fruiting Months November

Planted: 2010

Height 1.5 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Fruit Harvest: 40 Fruit Per Year

First Fruited: 7 Years from purchase in pot

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Water Given in: Autumn

Summer

Pollination: No

When I Fertilise: Yearly

Pest Control: No pests.


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Madrono (Seedling)

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Update: 20 days 23hrs

Comments: - This small seedling was similar to the Bakupari. It grew well in a pot in a sheltered position, but after planting in the ground it did not survive the winter cold in Sydney.

Planted: 2018

Height 0.3 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Pollination: Self Pollination


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Pummelo - Carters Red (Grafted) 5/10

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Update: 20 days 23hrs

Comments: - The Flick's Yellow pummelo which we have has very nice fruit so we decided to try the red pummelo variety as well. Has flowered well, but low fruit set and fruit drops off while still small. Suspect inadequate water. We finally got a few fruit in 2019 but found it took a very long time to ripen. The first fruit we tasted was not very juicy so we left the rest to ripen further.

Planted: 2011

Height 2 metres

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Autumn

Summer


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Olive - Frantoio (Cutting) 10/10

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Update: 20 days 24hrs

Comments: -

Planted this tree to cross-pollinate Kalamata olive on advice from olive plantation owner. Reasonably good crop in 2016. Small olives.

Got a large crop in 2019 and made up 6 large jars of olives. They were fantastic. Can't wait for the next crop.

Since this is an established tree, decided to graft a few other varieties onto it as an experiment - Spanich Queen, Kolossus Kalamata, and Manzanillo - using bark grafting which seems to work very well.

Fruiting Months March

Planted: 2009

Height 2 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Fruit Harvest: 6 kilograms per Year

First Fruited: 3 Years from purchase in pot

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Autumn

Pruned By: 20% in Summer

Pollination: No

Pest Control:

Occasional leaf damage by small lacebugs. Need to check regularly and wipe off by hand or spray. If unchecked can damage large number of leaves. Also need to check for caterpillars which occasionally can wipe out a lot of leaves.


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Rose apple (Seedling) 4/10

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Update: 20 days 24hrs

Comments: - Beautiful tree with white flowers and yellow fruit. Fairly quick growing. Fruit is rose scented, but not much flesh and somewhat dry. In addition, was susceptible to fruit fly, so decided to remove the tree.

Planted: 2015

Height 1.5 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

First Fruited: 3 Years from purchase in pot

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Water Given in: Autumn

Summer

Pollination: No


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Mamey sapote (Seedling)

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Update: 20 days 24hrs

Comments: - Growing from seed. Wasn't sure if suitable for Sydney climate but it survived winter quite well. Good looking plant and continues to grow well.

Planted: 2015

Height 0.5 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Pollination: No


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Jaboticaba Large Leaf (Seedling) 9/10

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Update: 20 days 24hrs

Comments: -

The fruit is considerably larger than the small leaf jaboticaba. The skin is tougher. Fruit is very tasty provided it is fully ripe - soft when squeezed.

Planted: 2014

Height 2 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 2

First Fruited: 5 Years from purchase in pot

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Spring

Pollination: No


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Pomegranate - unknown variety (Cutting)

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Update: 281 days 3hrs

Comments: - Unknown variety recommended by friend.

Planted: 2014

Height 1.5 metres

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Autumn

Summer

Pollination: No

Organic Status:Organic


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Orange - Cara Cara Blood Navel (Grafted)

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Update: 281 days 3hrs

Comments: - This orange was recommended by one of Daleys Nursery staff. I like Navel oranges and this variety is supposed to be sweeter and red in colour, so interesting.

Planted: 2019

Height 1.5 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Spring

Pollination: No


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Olive - Spanish queen (Cutting)

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Update: 281 days 3hrs

Planted: 2012

Height 1.5 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Pollination: No

Pest Control:

Two pests.

One is lacebug - tiny insects which seriously damage leaves. Can be wiped off by hand when tree is small, but will need spraying when tree is larger.

The second problem is a small borer grub which ringbarks the young tree typical


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Grumichama - Black 7/10

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Update: 296 days 9hrs

Comments: -

Nice tasting fruit provided the tree is well watered, otherwise it does not fill out and retains a turpentine taste. Fruits well after 10 years.

Fruiting Months April and December

Planted: 2006

Height 1.5 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 3

Fruit Harvest: 1 kilograms per Year

First Fruited: 4 Years from purchase in pot

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Autumn

Summer

Pollination: Self Pollination

When I Fertilise: Yearly

Pest Control: Susceptible to fruit fly.


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Feijoa - Ellen (Cutting)

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Update: 296 days 9hrs

Comments: - Recommended by Mark O'Connor (Canberra Feijoa enthusiast). Described as a large-fruited early variety.

Planted: 2019

Height 0.5 metres

Growing: In a Pot

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Full Sun


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Acerola - Florida Sweet (Seedling) 8/10

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Update: 296 days 10hrs

Comments: -

Produces a profusion of small pink flowers followed by tasty soft red fruit. Some leaf loss in late winter, early spring due to cold Sydney winter. Very shallow rooted, so will benefit from staking to avoid toppling over. Requires good watering in dry spells.

Produced a large crop in 2010, but suddenly died, probably due to insuficient watering.

Planted: 2007

Height 2 metres

Qty: 1

First Fruited: 1 Years from purchase in pot

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Autumn and Spring

Pruned By: 20% in Summer and Spring

Pollination: No

Pest Control:

none


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Passionfruit - Sweet Lilikoi (Grafted) 1/10

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Update: 296 days 10hrs

Comments: -

Grows vigorously and has many flowers each year, but has not set a single fruit for over 5 years in spite of attempts at manual pollination and cross pollination with granadilla x lilikoi variety. Therefore have removed the plant.

Planted: 2003

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Pollination: Hand Pollination


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Passionfuit Panama Red (Grafted) 10/10

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Update: 296 days 10hrs

Comments: -

Excellent juicy sweet fruit. Trained vine to grow over pergola. This is a grafted variety and it's necessary to pull out any plants which come from the roots in the vicinity.

It died in 2012 presumably due to "old age". Have now replaced it with Panama Yellow.

Fruiting Months May and June

Planted: 2009

Height 2 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Fruit Harvest: 50 Fruit Per Year

First Fruited: 1 Years from purchase in pot

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Autumn and Winter

Summer, Autumn, Winter

Pollination: Self Pollination

Pest Control:

No pests so far except for occasional caterpillar.

Organic Status:Organic


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Bakupari (Seedling)

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Update: 296 days 10hrs

Comments: - Good looking plant with tough leathery leaves. Grew well in summer but at the end of winter it dropped all its leaves and did not recover. Seems Sydney is too cold for this plant.

Planted: 2016

Height 0.3 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Spring

Pollination: Self Pollination


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Cherry of Rio Grande (Seedling) 7/10

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Update: 296 days 10hrs

Comments: -

Wanted to try this tree based on positive comments left by other growers. Tree is still small but doing well. The fruit is small and soft and of medium taste. Get occasional dieback of small branches.

Dropped most leaves at the end of winter 2017, but then grew new leaves. The tree has not growm much - perhaps Sydney winter is too cold for this fruit tree to do well. Moved it to a more sheltered spot, but it suffered from transplant shock, lost leaves and did not recover. 

Fruiting Months December

Planted: 2013

Height 0.8 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

First Fruited: 3 Years from purchase in pot

Pollination: Self Pollination


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Dwarf Coconut Malay Green (Seedling)

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Update: 296 days 10hrs

Comments: -

Planted the tree in a sheltered position. Grew very well in summer, but leaves went brown in winter due to lack of sun and low temperatures in Sydney. Did not recover.

Planted: 2012

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Water Given in: Winter

Autumn and Winter

Pollination: Self Pollination


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Mango - Thai seedling

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Update: 296 days 10hrs

Comments: - Grew this tree from seed from a Thai mango bought in Cabramatta. The stem has a copper colour - quite different from our other mango trees.This is an experiment to see what comes.

Planted: 2017

Height 1.5 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Spring


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Custard Apple - Paxton Prolific (Grafted)

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Update: 301 days 6hrs

Comments: - Said to be delicious, with fewer seeds, and not requiring hand pollination, so want to try growing this.

Planted: 2019

Height 1 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Pollination: Self Pollination


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Custard Apple - African Pride (Grafted)

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Update: 301 days 6hrs

Comments: - Said to be delicious and not requiring hand pollination, so want to try growing this.

Planted: 2019

Height 1 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Spring

Pollination: Self Pollination


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Black Sapote - Superb (Grafted) 9/10

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Update: 301 days 6hrs

Comments: -

Needed a second black sapote to aid in pollination. The specimen from Daley's looked rather weak and spindly and is extremely slow growing in part shade. However, first fruit (just one) in 2013 was delicious, so this variety definitely passes the taste test.Have now bought a second plant from Daley's as I am convinced it's needed for cross pollination for the large seedling tree. But the grafted trees are growing extremely slowly. One of the grafted trees suddenly dropped its leaves and died. Somewhat puzzling, but, growing close to the large seedling black sapote, it might not have been able to compete for water.

Bought one more grafted tree in 2018 and planted in a different location where it won't have to compete with other trees. This time it is growing well.

Fruiting Months December

Planted: 2010

Height 1.5 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 2

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Spring

Pollination: Self Pollination

When I Fertilise: Spring

Pest Control: Need to protect leaves from being eaten by possums when tree is young.


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Jakfruit - Brinsmead Special (Grafted)

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Update: 301 days 7hrs

Comments: -

Wanted to try a crisp grafted variety from Daleys, seeing that our own seedlings were doing quite well in Sydney.

During several days of rain in 2019, the bottom of the trunk got attacked by a white powdery fungus, so the tree is not growing well at present. Painted this area with copper fungicide to try and save the tree. Unfortunately, the tree did not survive the drought and heat wave conditions in 2020.

Planted: 2015

Height 0.5 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Spring

Pollination: Cross Pollination


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Kiwifruit - Hayward (Cutting) 7/10

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Update: 301 days 7hrs

Comments: - Growing in Katoomba - one female and one male. Not very sweet, but makes excellent jam.

Planted: 1999

Height 2 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 2

Fruit Harvest: 10 kilograms per Year

First Fruited: 2 Years from purchase in pot

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Autumn

Pruned By: 50% in Summer

Pollination: No

Pest Control: Netting required to protect from Possums and birds.


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Kiwifruit Gold Seedling (Seedling)

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Update: 301 days 7hrs

Comments: -

Fruit is sweeter than the green kiwifruit so decided to grow a seedling (grafted and cuttings not available). First flowers in 2018 turned out to be female. Also growing additional seedlings which flowered in 2019 - one with female and one with male flowers. So now waiting to get pollination in 2020.

As a matter of interest, flowering in golden kiwifruit is a few weeks earlier than for the greeen kiwifruit, so can't get cross pollination between these two varieties.

Planted: 2013

Height 2 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 5

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Autumn

Pruned By: 40% in Summer

Pollination: No

Pest Control: Must protect from possums and birds with netting.


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Chestnut - seedling (Seedling)

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Update: 301 days 7hrs

Comments: - We like roast chestnuts so decided to grow some seedlings to see what we would get.

Planted: 2013

Height 1.5 metres

Qty: 3

First Fruited: 6 Years from purchase in pot

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Autumn

Summer

Pollination: No


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Blueberry - Kisses

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Update: 301 days 8hrs

Comments: - Very large berries. Excellent taste

Fruiting Months December

Planted: 2018

Height 0.5 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

First Fruited: 1 Years from purchase in pot

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Autumn

Summer

Pollination: No


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Apple - Esopus Spitzenburg 10/10

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Update: 301 days 8hrs

Comments: - Excellent taste. Flesh slightly yellow, crip and juicy. 

Planted: 2014

Height 2 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Fruit Harvest: 3 kilograms per Year

First Fruited: 4 Years from purchase in pot

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Autumn

Pruned By: 30% in Summer

Pollination: Cross Pollination

When I Fertilise: Yearly

Pest Control: Copper spray against apple scab


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Giant Lau Lau

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Update: 302 days 3hrs

Comments: - Received as a present. Somewhat of a challenge in the hot summer conditions in Sydney. Grown under shade cloth. Needs frequent watering to avoid wilting.

Planted: 2019

Height 0.5 metres

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Low Sun

Pollination: No


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Fig - Yum Yum (Cutting) 9/10

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Update: 302 days 3hrs

Comments: - This variety was bought from Bunnings. Great taste. The fig ripens to a light red/tan colour, and the flesh is white.

Planted: 2018

Height 1.5 metres

Qty: 1

First Fruited: 2 Years from purchase in pot

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Pollination: No


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Fig - White Genoa (Cutting) 9/10

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Update: 302 days 3hrs

Comments: - Very tasty. Originally grew in the ground but became too straggly, so grew again from cutting in a pot. Much more compact and still producing enough fruit for family.

Planted: 2016

Height 1 metres

Growing: In a Pot

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Autumn

Summer

Pollination: No


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Jujube - Sugar cane (Grafted)

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Update: 302 days 3hrs

Height 30 Centimetres

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Pollination: No


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Plumcot - Marcia’s Flavor (Grafted) 5/10

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Update: 302 days 4hrs

Comments: -

Tree growing in Katoomba. First large crop in 2015, Large number of fruit split by rain, but not spoilt. Fruit not particularly sweet, but OK to eat. Makes very good jam and compote.

Decided to remove the tree because not tasty enough.

Fruiting Months January

Planted: 2011

Height 2 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Fruit Harvest: 2 kilograms per Year

First Fruited: 3 Years from purchase in pot

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Pollination: Cross Pollination

Organic Status:Organic


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Olive - Kolossus kalamata (Cutting)

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Update: 302 days 4hrs

Planted: 2013

Height 1 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Pollination: No


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Blueberry - Brigitta (Cutting) 9/10

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Update: 302 days 4hrs

Comments: - Delicious fruit. Suitable for cooler climates.

Fruiting Months January and December

Planted: 2012

Height 1 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

First Fruited: 1 Years from purchase in pot

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Pollination: No

Organic Status:Organic


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Poshte

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Update: 302 days 4hrs

Comments: - Decided to try growing it based on description in Daleys fruit website.

Planted: 2020

Height 0.5 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Spring

Pollination: No


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Fig Black Genoa (Cutting) 8/10

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Update: 302 days 4hrs

Comments: - Not as sweet as other varieties but still a good flavour. Kept in large pot to limit height. 

Planted: 2017

Height 1 metres

Growing: In a Pot

Qty: 1

First Fruited: 2 Years from purchase in pot

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Autumn

Summer

Pollination: No


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Fig - Brown Turkey (Cutting) 9/10

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Update: 302 days 4hrs

Comments: - Tasty large figs. First planted in 2006 but difficult to protect from birds and fruit bats. Planted again 2018 inside bird wire enclosure.

Planted: 2018

Height 1 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

First Fruited: 1 Years from purchase in pot

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Autumn

Summer

Pollination: No

Pest Control: Using bird wire netting to protect from birds, fruit bats and rats.


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Apple - Staymans Winesap (Grafted) 10/10

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Update: 302 days 4hrs

Comments: - First apple tasting was very satisfying. 

Planted: 2016

Height 2 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Fruit Harvest: 5 Fruit Per Year

First Fruited: 1 Years from purchase in pot

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Pruned By: 30% in

Pollination: Cross Pollination


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Jujube - Honey Jar (Grafted) 10/10

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Update: 302 days 4hrs

Comments: - Very tasty sweet fruit.

Fruiting Months February

Planted: 2015

Height 2 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

First Fruited: 4 Years from purchase in pot

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Autumn

Summer

Pollination: Cross Pollination


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Apple - Kidd\'s Orange Red 7/10

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Update: 302 days 4hrs

Comments: - Grown in Katoomba. Said to be a good variety.

Planted: 2014

Height 1.5 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

First Fruited: 3 Years from purchase in pot

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Pollination: No

Organic Status:Organic


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Mulberry - White Shahtoot 8/10

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Update: 302 days 4hrs

Comments: - Fruit is very sweet - more so than the common black mulberry. Very tasty.

Planted: 2013

Height 1.5 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Fruit Harvest: 0.5 kilograms per Year

First Fruited: 1 Years from purchase in pot

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Pollination: No

Pest Control: Using tree guard while tree is small to prevent damage by sulfur crested cockatoos.

Organic Status:Organic


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Jostaberry (Cutting) 7/10

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Update: 302 days 4hrs

Comments: - This plant is a cross of three original species in the Ribes genus. Growing well. First fruit in 2016. Best use is for jam which is extremely tasty.

Fruiting Months December

Planted: 2013

Height 2 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Fruit Harvest: 5 kilograms per Year

First Fruited: 3 Years from purchase in pot

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Pruned By: 20% in

Pollination: No

Pest Control: No pest issues.

Organic Status:Organic


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Cranberry (Cutting) 8/10

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Update: 302 days 4hrs

Comments: -

Love cranberry jam, so would like to grow this plant. Plant growth is very slow and so only a few berries produced so far. Needs frequent weeding to reduce competition.

Heat wave condition in Katoomba in 2020 have virtually killed the plant.

Planted: 2012

Height 0.1 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 3

Fruit Harvest: 10 Fruit Per Year

First Fruited: 2 Years from purchase in pot

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Pollination: No

Organic Status:Organic


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Pomegranate - Rosavaya (Cutting) 9/10

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Update: 302 days 4hrs

Comments: - In early years only get beautiful red flowers, but in 2020 got a very large crop.

Planted: 2012

Height 3 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

First Fruited: 6 Years from purchase in pot

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Autumn

Pruned By: 30% in Summer

Pollination: Self Pollination

Pest Control: Putting fruit in plastic milk bottles to protect from possums.

Organic Status:Organic


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Mango - Honeygold (Seedling) 10/10

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Update: 302 days 4hrs

Comments: -

Growing it from seed which is polyembryonic so expect it to come true. Got 2 mangoes in 2017 - thin skin, beautiful colour, excellent taste.

Has suffered leaf burn in heat wave conditions in Sydney over 40 degrees.


Fruiting Months February

Planted: 2011

Height 2 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Fruit Harvest: 1 kilograms per Year

First Fruited: 6 Years from Seed

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Pollination: Self Pollination

Pest Control: Plastic milk bottles over fruit to protect from fruit bats and possums.


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Mango - Kwan (Grafted) 9/10

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Update: 302 days 4hrs

Comments: - Want to grow a Thai type mango so this looks like a good choice. 

Fruiting Months April

Planted: 2013

Height 1 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Fruit Harvest: 2 Fruit Per Year

First Fruited: 2 Years from purchase in pot

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Pollination: Self Pollination


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Prune - Splendour 10/10

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Update: 302 days 4hrs

Comments: - Tree growing in Katoomba. Good crop of sweet juicy purple fruit.

Fruiting Months January

Planted: 2011

Height 2 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Fruit Harvest: 10 kilograms per Year

First Fruited: 4 Years from purchase in pot

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Autumn

Pruned By: 20% in Summer

Pollination: Cross Pollination

When I Fertilise: Yearly

Pest Control: Copper spray fungicide against brown rot


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Plum - Angelina 10/10

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Update: 302 days 4hrs

Comments: - Tree growing in Katoomba. Excellent taste if fully ripened on tree.

Fruiting Months January

Planted: 2011

Height 2 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Fruit Harvest: 4 kilograms per Year

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Autumn

Summer

Pollination: Cross Pollination

Pest Control: Susceptible to brown rot. Requires copper spray in winter.

Organic Status:Organic


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Plum - Sugar plum (Grafted) 8/10

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Update: 302 days 4hrs

Comments: - Tasty sweet plum.

Fruiting Months February

Planted: 2011

Height 2 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Fruit Harvest: 6 kilograms per Year

First Fruited: 3 Years from purchase in pot

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Pollination: Cross Pollination

Pest Control: Fruit susceptible to brown rot in humid weather. Lost half the crop. Have started spray program with fungicide to control the brown rot which can spread to other plums and cherries.

Organic Status:Organic


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Achacha (Seedling)

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Update: 302 days 4hrs

Comments: - Extremely slow growing although considerable variation between seedlings. A couple of plants reached 2 metres after 10 years. Requires some protection from the sun when young but otherwise they are quite tough plants with regard to watering. 

Planted: 2010

Height 2 metres

Pollination: Self Pollination


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Banana - Dacca dwarf red (Cutting) 9/10

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Update: 302 days 5hrs

Comments: - This is a dwarf variety suited to a small garden. Produced small size bananas, quite sweet, nice orange colour. Very tasty. 

Fruiting Months July

Planted: 2013

Height 3 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

First Fruited: 4 Years from purchase in pot

Pollination: Self Pollination


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Olive - Kalamata (Grafted) (Grafted) 5/10

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Update: 302 days 5hrs

Comments: -

Looking forward to this variety. Must water at fruiting time to ensure fruit does not drop.

Planted: 2009

Height 2 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

First Fruited: 3 Years from purchase in pot

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Pollination: Cross Pollination

Cross Pollinator Variety: Frantoio

When I Fertilise: Yearly

Pest Control:

Occasional leaf damage by lacebugs. Need to check regularly and wipe off by hand or spray. If unchecked can damage large number of leaves. Also need to check for caterpillars which occasionally can wipe out a lot of leaves.


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Lemon - Lisbon (Grafted) 10/10

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Update: 302 days 5hrs

Comments: -

Large tree producing a copious crop of excellent lemons which ripen in winter. We prune it hard to limit height of tree to 3 m, and it responds very well. This variety is very hardy. Recommended.

Fruiting Months May, June, July, August

Planted: 2004

Height 4 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Fruit Harvest: 50 Fruit Per Year

First Fruited: 2 Years from purchase in pot

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Pruned By: 40% in

Pollination: Self Pollination

When I Fertilise: Never

Pest Control:

Remove branch swellings affected by gall wasp.


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Macadamia - Bush Nut (Seedling) 10/10

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Update: 302 days 5hrs

Comments: -

Produces good crop of nuts each year. Handsome tree with beautiful pink flower racemes.

Top pruned the tree to half size so as to be able to reach nuts. This resulted in a much denser lower tree.


Fruiting Months April

Planted: 2004

Height 5 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Fruit Harvest: 100 Fruit Per Year

First Fruited: 4 Years from Seed

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Pollination: Self Pollination

When I Fertilise: Never

Pest Control:

Main problem are Rozellas and cockatoos - when young nuts are forming, they destroy every single one of the large crop of nuts. Must put netting over nuts within reach so as to save some of the crop.

Some nuts affected by macadamia nut borer.


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Dwarf Persimmon - Ichikikijiro (NA) 9/10

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Update: 302 days 5hrs

Comments: -

Produces a good crop of large tasty fruit. Recommended.

Planted: 2007

Height 2 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Fruit Harvest: 30 Fruit Per Year

First Fruited: 1 Years from purchase in pot

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Pruned By: 40% in

Pollination: No

When I Fertilise: Yearly

Pest Control:

Bags over each fruit to prevent fruit fly and possums


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Comments

Pepe1 says... [1528 days 9hrs ago]
I am just happy to see that someone also use strawberries as ground cover under their trees. I plant strawberries under every fruiting trees in my backyard, they make perfect ground covers and are also very delicious.

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Feijoa - White Goose 10/10

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Update: 355 days 9hrs

Comments: - Delicious large fruit.

Planted: 2017

Height 1.5 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

First Fruited: 1 Years from Seed

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Autumn

Summer

Pollination: Self Pollination


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Gooseberry - Thorny (Cutting) 8/10

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Update: 355 days 9hrs

Comments: - This variety seems not to be available from nurseries, but the fruit is very tasty. Some say it's better than the Captivator variety, so will be keen to compare. Growing from a cutting obtained from a friend. Fruit very sweet when ripe (turns to red colour).

Fruiting Months December

Planted: 2014

Height 0.5 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Fruit Harvest: 6 Fruit Per Year

First Fruited: 2 Years from purchase in pot

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Pollination: No

Organic Status:Organic


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Cherry - Royal Rainier (Grafted) 10/10

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Update: 355 days 9hrs

Comments: - Very sweet, early variety.

Fruiting Months November and December

Planted: 2011

Height 1.5 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Fruit Harvest: 4 kilograms per Year

First Fruited: 3 Years from purchase in pot

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Pollination: No

Pest Control: Brown rot can damage a large portion of the crop. A single winter spray with copper fungicide seems to have worked well in 2019.


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Lychee - Bosworth 3 (Cutting) 10/10

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Update: 355 days 9hrs

Comments: - This variety produces large fruit with very good taste and many have small seed. We prune the top after fruiting to keep the size manageable. 

Fruiting Months January

Planted: 1999

Height 3 metres

Qty: 1

Fruit Harvest: 15 kilograms per Year

First Fruited: 8 Years from purchase in pot

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Pruned By: 10% in

Pollination: Self Pollination

Pest Control:

Macadamia nut borer is a problem which spoils some of the crop. A thorough spraying with insecticide all over the tree when the fruit is still quite small, including inside the tree to eliminate the moths which harbour there, is very effective. We have


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Jakfruit - Seedling 9/10

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Update: 355 days 9hrs

Comments: -

Jakfruit tastes great but is rather expensive to buy in Sydney, so decided to try growing it. The tree likes plenty of water, but we don't have a suitable location so it took a while of TLC to get the tree to grow large enough to start producing fruit. We found that the tree initially produced many male fruits (smooth skin) which go mouldy and drop off, and it took a long time before we got the first female fruit (rougher skin) - took about 13 years. The fruit grew well and to a large size. Unfortunately, it ripened and dropped to the ground during our 2-week absence on holidays so we didn't get to taste it.

But with the warming climate, we are now getting more fruits forming and in 2019 we had a crop of 3 jackfruits to full maturity. 

By the way, none of the fruit books talk about the male and female fruits, so this is from our experience. 


Fruiting Months April and November

Planted: 2000

Height 3 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 2

Fruit Harvest: 1 Fruit Per Year

First Fruited: 14 Years from Seed

Pollination: Self Pollination


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Guava - Mexican Cream 8/10

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Update: 355 days 9hrs

Comments: - Very good soft sweet taste, sweeter than Hawaiian pink. Good crop. However, too much trouble with fruit fly, bush rats and fruit bats, so have removed tree to make room for others.

Fruiting Months March and April

Planted: 2014

Height 1 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Fruit Harvest: 10 Fruit Per Year

First Fruited: 1 Years from purchase in pot

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Autumn

Summer

Pollination: Self Pollination

Pest Control: Tried using vegemite solution in soft drink bottle to trap fruit flies but not completely effective. One spray with lebaycid worked very well but this chemical no longer used. Fine netting works well but does not stop bush rats.


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sandy31 says... [2024 days 4hrs ago]
How well is your doing in Pot? My died last yr and i got new one today from a friend.
Edward3 says... [2023 days 1hrs ago]
Initially I had it in a pot and the top half died. So I put it in the ground and it recovered, and that's when I got 1 fruit. It seems to be very happy now and is growing well.

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Loquat - Nagasakiwase (Grafted) 8/10

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Update: 355 days 9hrs

Comments: - The fruit is rather small but the seeds are also small. Good taste. Have moved the tree to Katoomba where it continued to grow well and produced very tasty fruit. Coddling moth was a serious problem in Sydney but have not had this issue in Katoomba so far. The tree is now doing very well, no transplant shock, and has produced good fruit.

Fruiting Months December

Planted: 2012

Height 1.5 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Fruit Harvest: 20 Fruit Per Year

First Fruited: 2 Years from purchase in pot

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Pollination: Self Pollination


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Banana - Vietnamese xiem (Cutting) 10/10

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Update: 355 days 9hrs

Comments: -

Good tasting bananas - very sweet, moist and thin skinned. Produced good crops of bananas each year. This banana tree variety is quite tall so might not be a good choice for a small garden. After fruiting, the trunk needs to be removed, allowing offshoots to grow in turn.

Planted: 2006

Height 4 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 2

First Fruited: 3 Years after I planted Cutting

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Pollination: Self Pollination

When I Fertilise: Never

Pest Control: No pests


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bertybeetle says... [2926 days 11hrs ago]
Can you please advise where you purchased the cuttings? I live in Glenorie and want to grow these in addition to my other plantings as I love the flavour. Thanks
Edward3 says... [2926 days 9hrs ago]
You could try to find this variety for sale in Cabramatta. If they don't have it, you could contact me on zisaj09@gmail.com
bertybeetle says... [2925 days 22hrs ago]
Thank you kindly for your assistance, I will try Cabramatta failing which I will contact you at your email. Once again thanks
bertybeetle says... [2897 days 13hrs ago]
Got one, thanks to you. I will be planting on a mound in well rotted Alpacca manure. Any other tips would be much appreciated. Once again thanks and have a happy Christmas and a prosperous and safe New Year.
bertybeetle says... [2880 days 9hrs ago]
Planted and watering every day on a/c hot weather. Has shot 2 new leaves already since purchased. Hopefully will survive and thrive.
bertybeetle says... [2471 days 14hrs ago]
Plant is now 2m tall, no fruit this year. Has 3 suckers don't know if I should cull them to one , would dearly appreciate your advice.
Edward3 says... [2460 days 7hrs ago]

Edward3 says... [2460 days 7hrs ago]
If it's your first tree, then you can keep all 3 suckers so that you will get 4 plants. But in future I suggest letting only one sucker to replace a tree which has fruited so as to maintain only 3-4 trees at any one time. That will give you plenty of bananas without becoming a thicket. Remember that once a tree has fruited, it is finished and you should cut that one down.
bertybeetle says... [2454 days 11hrs ago]
Thanks for your advice. I will do as you advised but will remove 2 of the suckers and replant nearby. I was sorry to not get any fruit this summer but maybe next season. BTW I have been mulching and have heaped some good quality compost with added Alpacca manure to the trees. They are doing very well with a lot of growth. Thanks again.
bertybeetle says... [2287 days 13hrs ago]
Hooray! First fruit in July and doing well, so far. Have used a forked prop for the tree just in case and also wrapped in fly netting to stop birds etc.
Edward3 says... [2287 days 6hrs ago]
Great. Just make sure you don't pick them too early. Wait till a banana starts to turn yellow and then you can start to pick them, only as much as you can eat at a time.
bertybeetle says... [1425 days 9hrs ago]
No fruits last season, wondering, do I cut the tree that was supposed to fruit and let sucker grow or remove sucker(s)?
Edward3 says... [1424 days 8hrs ago]
If this tree has not fruited before, then no, don't cut it down. It will definitely produce fruit. As for suckers, I usually leave only a couple and cut off the rest otherwise you will get a large clump of trees which are not very manageable. Right now I have 3 large trees of which one has bananas ripening, a second has just started to flower and the third has not flowered yet. And I have kept only 3 suckers of various heights for future. That's quite enough for our family.

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Pitomba (Seedling) 8/10

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Update: 355 days 9hrs

Comments: -

Slow growing with some initial dieback in winter. First reasonable crop after 8 years. Delicate aromatic flavour with hint of pineapple, soft fruit with single seed. Now producing fruit regularly.

Fruiting Months January

Planted: 2006

Height 1.5 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Fruit Harvest: 20 Fruit Per Year

First Fruited: 8 Years from purchase in pot

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Autumn

Summer

Pollination: Self Pollination

Pest Control: No fruit fly so far. No other pests.


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Cherry - Morello (Grafted) 9/10

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Update: 355 days 9hrs

Comments: -

Good looking tree with plenty of cherries in Sydney climate. This is a sour cherry and makes excellent jam.

Planted: 2007

Height 2 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Fruit Harvest: 80 Fruit Per Year

First Fruited: 2 Years from purchase in pot

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Pruned By: 25% in

Pollination: Self Pollination

When I Fertilise: Never

Pest Control:

Tree covered by netting to stop birds and possums.


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Jaboticaba (Seedling) 9/10

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Update: 355 days 9hrs

Comments: -

Good looking tree. Fruited first time after 6 years and the fruit is very tasty. The fruit is ripe when it turns black and soft when squeezed between fingers. Produces a good crop every year triggered by good rainfall.

Planted: 2006

Height 3 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 2

Fruit Harvest: 0.5 kilograms per Year

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Pollination: No

Pest Control: Some crop lost to bush rats but putting up with this as the crop is very abundant.


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Guava Hawaiian - Pink Supreme (Cutting) 8/10

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Update: 355 days 9hrs

Comments: -

Produces plenty of very tasty fragrant fruit with a mix of sweet with a hint of sour.  

Extra bonus - chewing of young leaves are an excellent remedy for diarrhea and stomach bugs. Well known remedy in Asia.

Too much trouble with fruit fly, so have removed this tree to make room for others.

Fruiting Months May

Planted: 2008

Height 2 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Fruit Harvest: 50 Fruit Per Year

First Fruited: 6 Months after I planted Cutting

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Pruned By: 20% in

Pollination: Self Pollination

When I Fertilise: Spring

Pest Control:

Initially sprayed against fruit fly, but now prefer to use plastic bags over fruit which is close to ripening and it seems to work well.


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Kiwiberry - Mt Tomah Red (Cutting)

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Update: 460 days 24hrs

Comments: - This is a female variety of a red kiwiberry. Will need a pollinator. Not sure whether the Issai variety can provide pollination or whether will need a male kiwi fruit plant for this purpose. If my seedling grown plants are male, they might be suitable. Yet to see.

Height 0.5 metres

Sun/Shade: Full Shade

Pollination: Self Pollination


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Kiwiberry Seedling (Seedling)

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Update: 460 days 24hrs

Comments: - Planted seeds from fruit bought at the supermarket. Many sprouted and were initially kept in pots but were very delicate and only 3 survived and were planted in the ground. Now making good progress - the vines are 2 m long. Their sex is unknown, so have to wait till they flower to find out.

Qty: 3

Sun/Shade: Full Shade

Water Given in: Spring

Spring

Pollination: Self Pollination


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Kiwiberry - Issai (Cutting)

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Update: 460 days 24hrs

Comments: - Kiwiberries taste more sweet than kiwi fruit. The issai is self-pollinating so a good variety to try.

Planted: 2019

Height 0.1 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Water Given in: Spring

Spring

Pollination: Self Pollination


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Myrtus ugni (Cutting) 3/10

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Update: 460 days 24hrs

Comments: - Did not grow well in Sydney, but is thriving in Katoomba. Fruit somewhat insipid.

Planted: 2015

Height 0.5 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 4

First Fruited: 2 Years from purchase in pot

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Pollination: No


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Nashi Pear - Nijisseiki (Grafted) 8/10

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Update: 468 days 23hrs

Comments: - Fruited profusely but fruit rather small. So it looks necessary to thin fruit in order to get larger size.

Planted: 2017

Height 1.5 metres

Fruit Harvest: 20 Fruit Per Year

First Fruited: 1 Years from purchase in pot

Pollination: Self Pollination


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Plum - Jefferson (Grafted)

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Update: 468 days 23hrs

Comments: - This plum variety developed in the US  is rated highly so want to try it. However, the tree was mislabeled and turned out to be sloe. Received replacement tree in 2019.

Planted: 2015

Height 3 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

First Fruited: 4 Years from purchase in pot

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Pollination: No


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Apple - Pink lady 9/10

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Update: 500 days 23hrs

Comments: - Had first fruit this year - delicious flavour. Much better than from shops. Growing in Katoomba.

Fruiting Months May

Planted: 2011

Height 2 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Fruit Harvest: 5 kilograms per Year

First Fruited: 3 Years from purchase in pot

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Pollination: Cross Pollination

Pest Control: Developed apple scab, and I have just read that this variety is very susceptible to this disease. Difficult to control. Requires monthly fungicide spray. But worth the effort because of the great taste.

Organic Status:Organic


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Feijoa - Unique cutting 10/10

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Update: 500 days 23hrs

Comments: - Delicious large fruit.

Height 1 metres

Qty: 1

First Fruited: 1 Years from Seed

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Pollination: Self Pollination


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Quince - Smyrna (Grafted)

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Update: 500 days 24hrs

Planted: 2014

Height 2 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

First Fruited: 4 Years after I planted Cutting

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Winter

Autumn and Winter

Pollination: Self Pollination


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Fig White Adriatic 10/10

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Update: 645 days 24hrs

Comments: - Great flavour. 

Height 1 metres

Qty: 1

First Fruited: 2 Years from purchase in pot

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Autumn

Summer

Pollination: No


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Plum - Reine Claude de Bavay (Grafted) 9/10

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Update: 652 days 5hrs

Comments: - This variety is reported to be very tasty and is popular in Europe. Does not appear to be available in Australia, but I was fortunate to obtain one from a private grower in Victoria. Tree being grown in Katoomba. First fruit in 2017 - very similar to green gage.

Planted: 2012

Height 2 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

First Fruited: 5 Years from purchase in pot

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Pollination: Cross Pollination

Organic Status:Organic


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Plum - Coe’s golden drop (Grafted) 8/10

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Update: 652 days 5hrs

Comments: - Tree growing in Katoomba. Juicy sweet plum. Recommended. Rain can cause skin to split.

Fruiting Months February

Planted: 2011

Height 1.5 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Fruit Harvest: 1 kilograms per Year

First Fruited: 2 Years from purchase in pot

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Pollination: Cross Pollination

Organic Status:Organic


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Plum Mirabelle (Seedling) 8/10

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Update: 652 days 5hrs

Comments: - Tree growing in Katoomba. Small soft sweet fruit, light yellow-green colour. Didn't fruit in 2016 but fruited in 2017.

Fruiting Months January

Planted: 2011

Height 3 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Fruit Harvest: 1 kilograms per Year

First Fruited: 4 Years from purchase in pot

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Autumn

Summer

Pollination: Cross Pollination

Organic Status:Organic


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Ugni montana (Cutting) 4/10

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Update: 652 days 5hrs

Comments: - Small pink fruit. Taste is just OK.

Fruiting Months April

Planted: 2013

Height 0.5 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Fruit Harvest: 0.1 kilograms per Year

First Fruited: 4 Years from purchase in pot

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Pollination: No

Pest Control: None required

Organic Status:Organic


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Nashi Pear - Hosui

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Update: 652 days 6hrs

Planted: 2017

Height 1.5 metres

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Pollination: Self Pollination


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Plum - Luisa (Grafted) 7/10

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Update: 652 days 6hrs

Comments: -

Replanted in Katoomba in 2011. Growing very well and produced prolific fruit. I can now report that the taste is quite good. The plums are ready to eat when coloured half yellow and half red. If you try to wait till they are fully red, they will be overripe and starting to go off. They are relatively soft, very juicy, fairly sweet. The tree is vigorous so requires a good pruning each year.

Planted: 2010

Height 2 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Fruit Harvest: 40 kilograms per Year

First Fruited: 3 Years from purchase in pot

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Pollination: Self Pollination

Pest Control:

Aphids can sometimes be a problem. Also earwigs which nibble at the fruit. We sprayed pyrethrum one time when the aphids were too numerous to remove by hand, and haven't yet found a good solution to the earwigs, but the cro


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BackyardBounty1 says... [3039 days 5hrs ago]
Hi Edward, Has your tree fruited yet? I'm interested in planting this variety and would like to hear your thoughts on taste or even try before I buy! I'm around the corner from you so my conditions would be very similar. Great collection of fruit trees you have.
Edward3 says... [3038 days 5hrs ago]
I transplanted the tree in Katoomba in 2011 to get a higher chill factor, although I believe it should also fruit in Sydney. It has grown very well last summer and I expect to get fruit next year. Will let you know then how it tastes.
sandy31 says... [2327 days 6hrs ago]
Ed Do you recommend this Plum for Quakers hill area ? Thanks
Edward3 says... [2324 days 3hrs ago]
This is supposed to be a low chill variety, so I think it would be fine for your area.

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Raspberry - Tulameen (Cutting) 9/10

Edward3's Edible Fruits
Update: 663 days 5hrs

Comments: - This variety has a good writeup with the berries being large and the main commercial variety.

Planted: 2017

Height 1 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 2

First Fruited: 1 Years from purchase in pot

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Pollination: Self Pollination


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Blueberry - Legacy (Cutting) 10/10

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Update: 663 days 5hrs

Comments: - Delicious large fruit. Highly recommended.

Planted: 2013

Height 0.3 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

First Fruited: 1 Years from purchase in pot

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Pollination: No

Organic Status:Organic


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Nectarine - Flavortop (Grafted) 7/10

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Update: 663 days 5hrs

Comments: - Good tasting fruit, although not much due to tree being significantly affected by leaf curl when bought from Sydney nursery. Now using spray to control this problem at time of bud burst, and it seems to be working. Almost no leaves affected by leaf gall in 2013. However, sprayed too late in 2014 and so the tree was very badly affected by leaf gall and got no fruit. But in 2015 all the leaves were badly affected by leaf curl in spite of fungicide spray at budburst. So not very happy with this tree. Again no edible fruit in 2016. So have removed this tree.

Planted: 2011

Height 2 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

First Fruited: 2 Years from purchase in pot

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Pollination: Self Pollination

Pest Control: Requires spraying with fungicide to control leaf curl


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Feijoa - Nazematze (Cutting) 9/10

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Update: 663 days 5hrs

Comments: - Had flowers but did not fruit in earlier years, so tried hand cross pollination from feijoa Duffy. In 2017 got fruit. Tasty but not as good as Duffy.

Planted: 2012

Height 1 metres

Qty: 1

First Fruited: 5 Years from purchase in pot

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Pollination: Cross Pollination

Cross Pollinator Variety: Duffy


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Feijoa - Duffy 10/10

Edward3's Edible Fruits
Update: 663 days 5hrs

Comments: - Delicious fruit. Growing this tree in Katoomba. Essential to water during fruiting to avoid fruit drop.

Fruiting Months April

Planted: 2012

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Fruit Harvest: 40 Fruit Per Year

First Fruited: 2 Years from purchase in pot

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Autumn

Summer

Pollination: Cross Pollination

Cross Pollinator Variety: Nazematse

Pest Control: None required


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Lychee - Wai Chee (Cutting) 10/10

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Update: 663 days 5hrs

Comments: - Very good taste. In Sydney, fruits later in February, so good companion to Bosworth 3. Very slow growing, but has a nice compact shape and more tasty fruit with small seed.

Fruiting Months February

Planted: 2000

Height 2 metres

Qty: 1

Fruit Harvest: 8 kilograms per Year

First Fruited: 2008 Years from purchase in pot

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Pollination: Self Pollination

Pest Control: See comments for my other lychee (Bosworth 3).


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Cedar Bay Cherry (Seedling) 3/10

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Update: 663 days 5hrs

Comments: -

The first plant died in winter, but possibly due to being overwatered one time, as I have since read from another contributor that this plant requires very good drainage.  Planted another plant and covered with shade cloth to see if it grows better. But this one also started to lose leaves, so have moved it to another more sheltered part of the garden in part shade.

This time it is growing well. The scarlet fruits look very attractive. Initial fruit had rather little flesh, but was better in subsequent years, possibly because of more frequent watering at fruiting time. Nevertheless, the fruit is not particularly tasty.


Fruiting Months January

Planted: 2009

Height 0.5 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

First Fruited: 7 Years from purchase in pot

Sun/Shade: Low Sun

Water Given in: Autumn

Summer

Pollination: Self Pollination


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Apple - White transparent (Grafted) 5/10

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Update: 663 days 5hrs

Comments: - Early apple from Eastern Europe. Fruit must be picked promptly before it over-ripens and becomes soft and mushy. It is a crisp, sour apple with thin skin. More suited for pies and compotes than eating fresh. Was told to pick it when still hard and keep it for a few days before eating. However, the taste was still not good enough and so have removed this tree.

Fruiting Months January

Planted: 2013

Height 1.5 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Fruit Harvest: 10 Fruit Per Year

First Fruited: 2 Years from purchase in pot

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Autumn

Summer

Pollination: Cross Pollination


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Plum - Greengage (Grafted) 10/10

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Update: 663 days 5hrs

Comments: - Tree growing in Katoomba. Excellent sweet taste. 

Planted: 2011

Height 3 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Fruit Harvest: 2 kilograms per Year

First Fruited: 4 Years from purchase in pot

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Autumn

Summer

Pollination: Cross Pollination

Organic Status:Organic


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Prune - Robe de Sergeant (Grafted) 10/10

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Update: 663 days 5hrs

Comments: - Tree growing in Katoomba. First fruit was very disappointing - not as sweet as expected, probably due to long period of rain during fruiting. We were considering removing this tree. But in 2015 got a large crop of very sweet fruit which demostrated that you should be patient as the weather can have a considerable effect on the taste.

Fruiting Months February

Planted: 2011

Height 2 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Fruit Harvest: 5 kilograms per Year

First Fruited: 2 Years from purchase in pot

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Autumn

Summer

Pollination: Cross Pollination


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Cherry - Lapin (Grafted) 9/10

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Update: 663 days 5hrs

Comments: - Tree growing in Katoomba. 

Fruiting Months December

Planted: 2011

Height 1.5 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Fruit Harvest: 3 kilograms per Year

First Fruited: 3 Years from purchase in pot

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Autumn

Summer

Pollination: Cross Pollination

Pest Control: Squashing cherry slugs by hand (wearing gloves). This is Ok while tree is still small. This year (2016) sprayed thoroughly with insecticide and there have been no cherry slugs so far.

Organic Status:Organic


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Apple - Cox\'s Orange Pippin (Grafted) 10/10

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Update: 663 days 5hrs

Comments: - Tree planted in Katoomba and was considerably damaged by snowfall, but has managed to grow new branches above graft. Excellent taste. Good crop in 2015. None in 2016. Big crop again in 2017.

Fruiting Months April

Planted: 2011

Height 2 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Fruit Harvest: 5 kilograms per Year

First Fruited: 4 Years from purchase in pot

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Autumn

Summer

Pollination: Cross Pollination

Organic Status:Organic


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Pomegranate - Wonderful (Cutting)

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Update: 663 days 5hrs

Planted: 2014

Height 0.5 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Spring

Pollination: Self Pollination


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Banana - monkey (Vietnamese cao) (Cutting)

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Update: 663 days 5hrs

Comments: -

Very small sweet bananas usually available only from Vietnamese shops.

Tree is very slender so should be protected from strong winds.

Planted: 2016

Height 2 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Spring

Pollination: No


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Jujube - Chico (Grafted) 8/10

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Update: 663 days 5hrs

Comments: - Tasty fruit produced very early.

Fruiting Months March

Planted: 2015

Height 0.5 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Fruit Harvest: 5 Fruit Per Year

First Fruited: 1 Years from purchase in pot

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Spring

Pollination: No


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Jujube - Shanxi Li (Grafted) 8/10

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Update: 663 days 5hrs

Comments: - Very tasty fruit.

Fruiting Months March

Planted: 2015

Height 0.4 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Fruit Harvest: 5 Fruit Per Year

First Fruited: 1 Years from purchase in pot

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Spring

Pollination: Cross Pollination


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Mango - Banana (Seedling) 9/10

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Update: 663 days 5hrs

Comments: - Grew from seed. Got 3 fruits in 2017. Excellent, large, beautiful mangoes. Highly recommended.

Fruiting Months March

Qty: 1

Fruit Harvest: 2 kilograms per Year

First Fruited: 6 Years from Seed

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Autumn and Spring

Summer and Spring

Pollination: Self Pollination

When I Fertilise: Never

Pest Control: Used plastic milk bottles to protect from fruit bats and possums.


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Blueberry - Burst (Cutting) 10/10

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Update: 1059 days 22hrs

Comments: - Excellent large berries. Reduced soil pH prior to planting using garden sulfur.

Fruiting Months January, February, December

Planted: 2014

Height 0.5 metres

Qty: 1

First Fruited: 1 Years from purchase in pot

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Pollination: No

Organic Status:Organic


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Cherry - Van (Grafted) 10/10

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Update: 1060 days 23hrs

Comments: - Growing in Katoomba.When fully ripe the fruit is very dark red and has an excellent flavour.

Fruiting Months December

Planted: 2011

Height 2 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Fruit Harvest: 5 kilograms per Year

First Fruited: 3 Years from purchase in pot

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Pollination: No

Pest Control: Squashing cherry slugs by hand (wearing gloves). This is Ok while tree is still small.


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Pomegranate - Ben Hur (Cutting)

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Update: 1060 days 23hrs

Planted: 2015

Height 0.5 metres

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Pollination: No


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Apple - White transparent (Grafted) 5/10

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Update: 1060 days 23hrs

Comments: - Early apple from Eastern Europe. Fruit must be picked promptly before it over-ripens and becomes soft and mus

Fruiting Months January

Planted: 2013

Pollination: Self Pollination


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Quince - de Vrajna

Edward3's Edible Fruits
Update: 1060 days 23hrs

Comments: - Has good writeup so want to try it.

Height 1 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Pollination: Self Pollination


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Quince - Fullers (Grafted)

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Update: 1060 days 23hrs

Comments: - Has a good writeup so want to try it.

Planted: 2017

Height 1 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Pollination: Self Pollination


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Jujube - GA866 (Grafted)

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Update: 1109 days 5hrs

Planted: 2017

Height 30 Centimetres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Pollination: No


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Olive - Helena (Cutting)

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Update: 1109 days 5hrs

Comments: - Produced first fruit in 2014 but only a few. Small olives.

Planted: 2012

Height 1.5 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Pollination: No


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Longan - Chompoo (Cutting) 7/10

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Update: 1109 days 5hrs

Comments: -

Chose this variety based on internet descriptions of fruit taste. Extremely slow growing. Fruit rather small but nice sweet taste.

Have now (2016) moved it to a different spot with different soil and it is growing better.


Fruiting Months May

Planted: 2011

Height 0.5 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Fruit Harvest: 6 Fruit Per Year

First Fruited: 3 Years from purchase in pot

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Pollination: Self Pollination

Pest Control: Nil.


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Lime - Tahitian (Grafted) 7/10

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Update: 1109 days 5hrs

Comments: -

Like to use limes for Asian dishes.

Fruiting Months May and June

Planted: 2010

Height 1 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Fruit Harvest: 10 Fruit Per Year

Pollination: Self Pollination

Pest Control:

Originally grown in pot in another garden, but suffered severely from possum attacks until use was made of electronic sound generator. Now moved to new garden and planted in ground. No possum problems so far.


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Blueberry - Blue Rose (Cutting) 9/10

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Update: 1185 days 5hrs

Comments: - Delicious fruit.

Fruiting Months January and December

Planted: 2013

Height 0.5 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

First Fruited: 1 Years from purchase in pot

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Pollination: No

Organic Status:Organic


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Cherry - Stella (Grafted) 9/10

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Update: 1185 days 5hrs

Comments: - Just started to fruit end of 2013

Fruiting Months November and December

Planted: 2011

Height 1.5 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

First Fruited: 4 Years from purchase in pot

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Pollination: No


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Cherry - Ron’s seedling (Grafted) 9/10

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Update: 1185 days 5hrs

Fruiting Months December

Planted: 2011

Height 1.5 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

First Fruited: 4 Years from purchase in pot

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Pollination: No

Organic Status:Organic


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Cherry - Simone (Grafted) 9/10

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Update: 1185 days 5hrs

Fruiting Months December

Planted: 2011

Height 2 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Pollination: No

Pest Control: Cherry slug is a problem. Currently squashing by hand while tree is still small.


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Cherry - Bing (Grafted) 9/10

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Update: 1185 days 5hrs

Fruiting Months December

Planted: 2011

Height 2 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Fruit Harvest: 1 kilograms per Year

First Fruited: 4 Years from purchase in pot

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Pollination: No


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Quince - Champion (Grafted) 8/10

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Update: 1242 days 22hrs

Comments: - Had one fruit in 2017. Good size. Cooked it and added to plum jam. Hope to get more fruit next year.

Fruiting Months March

Planted: 2014

Height 2 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

First Fruited: 3 Years from purchase in pot

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Pollination: Self Pollination


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Lemon - Meyer (Grafted) 8/10

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Update: 1242 days 22hrs

Comments: - Trees produce plenty of small sweet lemons in cooler climate most of the year.

Planted: 2008

Qty: 2

Fruit Harvest: 50 Fruit Per Year

First Fruited: 2 Years from purchase in pot

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Pollination: No

Organic Status:Organic


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Maqui berry 3/10

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Update: 1242 days 22hrs

Comments: - Heard that the berries are good to eat. Since there are separate male and female trees, planted 3 trees so as to, hopefully, get one of each. As it turned out, only one of the three produced berries. The berries are very small, slightly sour (so presumably have vitamin C) but very little flesh.

Fruiting Months January

Planted: 2012

Height 1.5 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 3

First Fruited: 2 Years from purchase in pot

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Pollination: No

Organic Status:Organic


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Currant - Red (Cutting) 7/10

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Update: 1242 days 22hrs

Comments: - This is a tart fruit, but quite tasty. Used to eat them as a kid in Europe.

Height 0.6 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Fruit Harvest: 40 Fruit Per Year

First Fruited: 1 Years from purchase in pot

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Pollination: No


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Raspberry - Chilcotin (Cutting) 9/10

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Update: 1242 days 22hrs

Comments: - Produces plenty of tasty fruit, mainly in early summer.

Fruiting Months November and December

Planted: 2012

Height 2 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 3

Fruit Harvest: 2 kilograms per Year

First Fruited: 1 Years from purchase in pot

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Pollination: No

Organic Status:Organic


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Mandarin - Okitsu wase (Satsuma) (Grafted) 5/10

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Update: 1242 days 22hrs

Comments: - Growing very well in Sydney producing large fruit. However, it was not sufficiently sweet and so removed the tree.

Fruiting Months May

Planted: 2013

Height 1 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Fruit Harvest: 2 Fruit Per Year

First Fruited: 1 Years from purchase in pot

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Pollination: No


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Apple - Lord Lambourne (Grafted) 9/10

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Update: 1242 days 22hrs

Comments: - Excellent taste. Growing tree in Katoomba. Good crop in 2015. Didn't fruit in 2016. In 2017 got a large crop but poor taste due to lack of sunny weather. Will need to thin fruit in future to obtain better size.

Fruiting Months March

Height 2 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Fruit Harvest: 5 kilograms per Year

First Fruited: 3 Years from purchase in pot

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Pollination: Cross Pollination

Organic Status:Organic


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Apple Red Fuji (Grafted) 9/10

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Update: 1242 days 22hrs

Comments: - Delicious apple. Much more tasty than from shops. Tree growing in Katoomba. Big crop in 2015. None in 2016. In 2017 got a large crop but poor taste due to lack of sunny weather. Will need to thin fruit in future to obtain better size.

Fruiting Months March

Height 1.5 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Fruit Harvest: 30 kilograms per Year

First Fruited: 3 Years from purchase in pot

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Pollination: Cross Pollination

Pest Control:

In 2015 the fruit suffered from apple scab so we are now spraying it with fungicide each month. We hope this works.

Another odd pest appeared - yellowjacket wasps which consumed several apples. We found the nest in the ground and blocked it up.&a

Organic Status:Organic


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Apple - Opalescent 9/10

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Update: 1242 days 22hrs

Comments: - Very large red apples with an excellent taste.

Fruiting Months March

Planted: 2013

Height 1.5 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Fruit Harvest: 15 Fruit Per Year

First Fruited: 4 Years from purchase in pot

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Pollination: Cross Pollination

Organic Status:Organic


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Markmelb says... [2374 days 21hrs ago]
I have tasted this at Perrys Heritage Orchard in Melbourne - very tasty - as good or better than Home Grown Pinkabelle

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Dragon Fruit - Pearl (Cutting) 9/10

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Update: 1242 days 22hrs

Comments: - This Vietnamese variety produces quite tasty, sweet fruit - red skin, white flesh. Better tasting than the red flesh variety. Should be eaten soon after picking to get best flavour.

Fruiting Months February and March

Planted: 2012

Height 2 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 4

Fruit Harvest: 10 Fruit Per Year

First Fruited: 2 Years after I planted Cutting

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Pollination: Self Pollination


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Black Sapote (Seedling) 8/10

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Update: 1242 days 22hrs

Comments: -

Has flowered profusely for several years, but not much fruit set. Hence I planted a second variety of black sapote more recently and this seems to have helped with fruit set. In 2014 the tree had many flowers but the second variety had no flowers (still small tree), and again there was no fruit set, So it does seem that cross pollination is essential for the seedling tree.

Fruiting Months December

Planted: 2007

Qty: 1

Fruit Harvest: 5 Fruit Per Year

First Fruited: 2013 Years from purchase in pot

Pollination: Cross Pollination

Cross Pollinator Variety: superb


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Persimmon - Fuyu (NA) (Grafted) 10/10

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Update: 1242 days 22hrs

Comments: -

Very tasty fruit. Tree has excellent colours in autumn. Branches are susceptible to breakage, so need to prune long horizontal branches to half size in winter.

Fruiting Months March

Planted: 2004

Height 2 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Fruit Harvest: 40 Fruit Per Year

First Fruited: 2 Years from purchase in pot

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Pruned By: 30% in

Pollination: Self Pollination


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Mango - Bowen Seedling (Seedling) 9/10

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Update: 1242 days 22hrs

Comments: -

Very tasty fruit, but fruit set depends very much on the weather being right at flowering time, so some years get very little fruit. In 2017 got a huge crop due to the combination of dry weather at flowering time and good rain after fruit set.

Planted: 2004

Height 3 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 4

Fruit Harvest: 10 Fruit Per Year

Sun/Shade: Full Shade

Pollination: Self Pollination

When I Fertilise: Never

Pest Control:

Protect from possums using plastic milk bottles with holes for ventilation placed over fruit.


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Tangelo - Seminole (Grafted) 8/10

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Update: 1242 days 22hrs

Comments: -

Beautiful tree and tasty juicy fruit, though somewhat acidic and so not too popular eaten fresh. Preferred for juicing as it has very little pulp. Decided to remove it to make room for other fruit trees.

Fruiting Months May

Planted: 2004

Height 2 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Fruit Harvest: 100 Fruit Per Year

First Fruited: 2 Years from purchase in pot

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Pruned By: 10% in

Pollination: No

Fertiliser or Organics Used: citrus

When I Fertilise: Yearly


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Orange - Washington Navel 10/10

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Update: 1242 days 22hrs

Comments: -

Great tasting oranges. Good looking tree. Excellent.

Fruiting Months July and August

Planted: 2005

Height 2 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 2

Fruit Harvest: 50 Fruit Per Year

First Fruited: 2 Years from purchase in pot

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Pruned By: 10% in

Pollination: No

Fertiliser or Organics Used: citrus


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Pummelo - Flicks Yellow (Grafted) 9/10

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Update: 1242 days 22hrs

Comments: -

Tasty juicy fruit with delicate flavour. Best prepared by removing skin and seeds off individual segments. Very popular with adults and children alike. Very productive tree. Recommended.

Fruiting Months July

Planted: 2006

Height 1.5 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Fruit Harvest: 25 Fruit Per Year

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Pruned By: 10% in

Pollination: No

Fertiliser or Organics Used: citrus

When I Fertilise: Yearly


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Comments

bertybeetle says... [1671 days 5hrs ago]
I have had my plant in for 18 months but it looks like the top of the brach is "wispy" almost like it has had too much water, any comments please. I can send pic of plant, thank yopu
bertybeetle says... [1671 days 5hrs ago]
Sorry hate the autocorrect
Edward3 says... [1670 days 4hrs ago]

Edward3 says... [1670 days 4hrs ago]
I am not an expert but I am happy to take a look at your photo if you send it to my email address given at the top left. For some reason my tree this year does not look so healthy either and has only produced one fruit. Butu that could be due to the very dry spring we had end of 2015.

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Carambola (Star fruit) (Cutting) 10/10

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Update: 1242 days 22hrs

Comments: -

Lovely weeping tree with small pink flowers several times a year. However, must get a really good watering at that time to grow fruit successfully, otherwise the tiny fruit will fall. Virtually no fruit in the last 2 years, but in 2017 had a huge crop of several hundred fruits due to timely rain in late summer. Fruit taste was excellent. Important to wait for the colour to start changing from green to yellow, but should pick before it becomes too ripe as it then loses flavour.

Fruiting Months May

Planted: 2003

Height 4 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Fruit Harvest: 100 Fruit Per Year

First Fruited: 3 Years from purchase in pot

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Pruned By: 30% in

Pollination: Self Pollination

When I Fertilise: When Fruiting

Pest Control:

Fruit can get macadamia moth weevil damage in summer months, so spray is beneficial. I prune the top of the tree to keep within reach for fruit picking.


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Dwarf Plum Gulf Gold Tree (G) (Grafted) 5/10

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Update: 1242 days 22hrs

Comments: -

Very attractive little tree, bearing largish yellow plums. These ripen later than Gulf Ruby and taste reasonably good provided you wait till fully ripe. In second year producing 30 plums even though its partner Gulfruby did not flower this year, so it looks like it's self-pollinating well. But overall the taste was not sufficiently satisfying and so removed the tree.

Fruiting Months December

Planted: 2008

Height 1 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Fruit Harvest: 20 Fruit Per Year

First Fruited: 1 Years from purchase in pot

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Pruned By: 30% in

Pollination: Cross Pollination

Cross Pollinator Variety: Gulf Ruby

When I Fertilise: Never

Pest Control:

Early bearing so no fruit fly problems. No other pests encountered, so no spray needed.

Organic Status:Organic


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Plum - Gulf Ruby (Grafted) 5/10

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Update: 1242 days 23hrs

Comments: -

Very attractive little tree, bearing a large number of beautiful red plums. The skin is somewhat bitter. The flesh is yellow, juicy, soft and fairly pleasant. In second year did not produce flowers, but had plenty in third year. Must wait till fully ripe (dark colour and turning soft) to get best taste. However, overall was not sufficiently satisfied with the taste and so removed the tree.

Fruiting Months November

Planted: 2008

Height 1 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Fruit Harvest: 50 Fruit Per Year

First Fruited: 1 Years from purchase in pot

Pruned By: 20% in

Pollination: Cross Pollination

Cross Pollinator Variety: Gulfgold

When I Fertilise: Never

Pest Control: Early bearing so no problem with fruit fly. No other pests. No sprays needed.

Organic Status:Organic


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Tommyz says... [2682 days 21hrs ago]


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Pomegranate - Azerbaijani (Cutting)

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Update: 1424 days 7hrs

Comments: - Plant grew very well to 1.4m but then developed collar rot and lost all leaves in summer. Since the damage near ground was so severe, I removed it and replaced with a new plant grown earlier from cutting (fairly easy). Am ensuring mulch is kept clear of the trunk.

Planted: 2016

Height 2 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Pollination: Self Pollination

Organic Status:Organic


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Lingonberries (Seedling)

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Update: 1697 days 22hrs

Comments: - Makes delicious jam so want to try growing it. Germinated from seed.

Planted: 2016

Height 10 Centimetres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 10

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Pollination: No


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Plum - President (Grafted) 9/10

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Update: 1697 days 22hrs

Comments: - Tree growing in Katoomba. Excellent slightly tart flavour. Must be patient not to pick till fully ripe to get best flavour.

Fruiting Months February

Height 3 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Fruit Harvest: 5 kilograms per Year

First Fruited: 3 Years from purchase in pot

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Pollination: Cross Pollination

Organic Status:Organic


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Apple - Red Cleopatra 5/10

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Update: 1697 days 22hrs

Comments: -

This apple variety is reportedly popular in apple tasting tests. We are growing this in Katoomba. The tree fruited this year and the large fruit looked really impressive, but the flavour seemed rather bland - not enough sugar and acid for our likes. The flavour improves to some extent if fruit is left as long as possible on the tree, but it does not match our other apple trees.

Fruiting Months February and March

Planted: 2011

Height 1.5 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Fruit Harvest: 7 Fruit Per Year

First Fruited: 3 Years from purchase in pot

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Pollination: Cross Pollination

Organic Status:Organic


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Pecan - Pawnee (A) SP (Grafted)

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Update: 2123 days 9hrs

Planted: 2013

Height 1 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Pollination: Cross Pollination


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Pecan - Shoshonii (B) SP (Grafted)

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Update: 2123 days 9hrs

Height 1 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Pollination: Cross Pollination

Organic Status:Organic


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Pecan - Sioux (B) (Grafted)

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Update: 2123 days 9hrs

Planted: 2013

Height 1 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Pollination: Cross Pollination


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Olive - Manzanillo 5/10

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Update: 2223 days 6hrs

Comments: -

This is the variety which produces a good crop of olives in Sydney. Flowered profusely in first year even though the plant is quite small. Recommended.

Planted: 2011

Height 1 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Pollination: Self Pollination


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Blueberry - Climax (Cutting) 8/10

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Update: 2223 days 6hrs

Comments: -

Vigorous grower. Large berries provided allowed to fully ripen. Good taste.

Fruiting Months December

Planted: 2008

Height 2 metres

Qty: 1

Fruit Harvest: 0.4 kilograms per Year

First Fruited: 1 Years from purchase in pot

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Pollination: Cross Pollination

Pest Control:

Bird netting essential to stop birds eating berries. Birds will be checking the bushes several times a day.


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Blueberry - Backyard Blue (Cutting) 9/10

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Update: 2223 days 6hrs

Comments: -

Very good flavour. If allowed to fully ripen, they become more sweet but less flavoursome. Grows to about 1m high . Recommended.

Fruiting Months November and December

Planted: 2008

Height 1 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Fruit Harvest: 0.4 kilograms per Year

First Fruited: 1 Years from purchase in pot

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Pollination: Cross Pollination

Pest Control: Bird netting essential to stop birds eating berries. Birds will be checking the bushes several times a day.


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Banana - dwarf (Cutting) 10/10

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Update: 2287 days 6hrs

Comments: -

Good crop of small bananas each year. This banana tree variety is small and so well suited for small garden.

Planted: 2007

Height 2 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

First Fruited: 2 Years after I planted Cutting

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Pollination: Self Pollination

When I Fertilise: Never


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Blueberry- Premier (Cutting) 8/10

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Update: 2287 days 6hrs

Comments: -

Planted next to Climax for cross-pollination. Plenty of good-size berries.

Planted: 2010

Height 1 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Pollination: Cross Pollination

Cross Pollinator Variety: climax

When I Fertilise: Yearly

Pest Control: Bird netting essential to stop birds eating berries. Birds will be checking the bushes several times a day.


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Blueberry - Sharpblue (Cutting) 9/10

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Update: 2287 days 6hrs

Comments: -

Very good flavour. Of the 6 varieties planted, this is one of the better tasting fruit. However, the berry size seems to be getting smaller in succeeding years.

Fruiting Months December

Planted: 2008

Height 1 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Fruit Harvest: 200 Fruit Per Year

First Fruited: 1 Years from purchase in pot

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Pollination: Cross Pollination

When I Fertilise: Spring

Pest Control:

Bird netting essential to stop birds eating berries. Birds will be checking the bushes several times a day.

Organic Status:Organic


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Blueberry - Gulfcoast (Cutting) 9/10

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Update: 2287 days 6hrs

Comments: -

Good looking plant producing very large blueberries. Not as sweet as Backyard Blue, but still very tasty and well worth growing. Recommended.

Fruiting Months November and December

Planted: 2008

Height 1.5 metres

Qty: 1

Fruit Harvest: 0.4 kilograms per Year

First Fruited: 1 Years from purchase in pot

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Pollination: Cross Pollination

Pest Control:

Bird netting essential to stop birds eating berries. Birds will be checking the bushes several times a day.


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Comments

kim1 says... [4017 days 11hrs ago]
Edward, have you had any success with blueberrys in pots?
Edward3 says... [3988 days 5hrs ago]
Hello Kim. I only just noticed your question. No, I have not tried using pots, particularly since the blueberry bushes seem to require good soil moisture all the time, otherwise they wilt and don't recover well. Also must remember to have acidic soil (I added granular sulphur to my garden plot).

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