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Edward3's Edible Backyard

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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.

Fruit Tree Forum Contributions

Edward3 Forum Contributions
Tutorial marcotting in steps air layering - Hi Linton I have used the method shown by Daleys and it works fine. The same method is shown on the internet by other people without using aluminium foil. The important thing is to ensure that you scrape the bark and stem sufficiently far to remove the..35 days 23hrs
Australian edible plants bush tucker - Hi Happyearth. I wanted to ask you about the Cedar Bay Cherry. I bought the plant some years ago from Daleys and it is now producing fruit BUT, while the fruit is very decorative, I find there is almost nothing to eat. It's mainly seed surrounded by a ve..534 days 23hrs
Advacardos cold climate - Port Kembla is not too cold for avocado trees, so any variety will do. But note that you need to have one type A tree and another type B for cross-pollination...582 days 24hrs
What is this plum - I think it might be Angelina plum...584 days 3hrs
Feijoa variaties - Lu, I guess you might have already bought a feijoa by now, but at least I can tell you that we have enjoyed the Duffy feijoa variety purchased from Daleys. It produced fairly large fruit, and Daleys says it is suitable for Victoria, which should suit you...846 days 15hrs
Paw paw14 - This is typically due to poor drainage. If you still want to plant in this spot, you should mound up good soil to say 40 cm and put in a new plant...963 days 4hrs
Brazilian cherry can i dig up a - Brazil cherry plants from Daley's are also seedlings, so I think you can certainly grow the self sown seedling successfully and can expect to get fruit. If the seedling is small, it will just take longer...981 days 3hrs
Plum tree leaf disease1 - Hi. The answer might be on this link. http://www.extension.umn.edu/garden/insects/find/insect-and-mite-galls/ ..1193 days 2hrs
Avocados12 - Hi. If you look up "avocado" in Daleys selection you will find thath Reed is type A and so the second tree you should get is a type B such as Sharwill or Fuerte or Bacon...1307 days 16hrs
Tree id2 - They do look interesting. In Sydney I would take the photo (or a piece if possible) to the Royal Botanic Gardens for identification. Check if that's also possible in Brisbane...1307 days 16hrs
Queen garnet plum - Just watched a report on this plum today on ABC's Landline, and apparently the health claims come from research at Uni of Southern Queensland, so sounds genuine enough...1314 days 3hrs
Cherry of the rio grande - I bought a cherry of the rio grand from Daleys about a year ago. One of the small branches broke so I stuck it in potting mix to see if it would take. Two months later it still appears to be alive. I haven't checked for roots, but it does appear to have ..1575 days 15hrs
Black sapote37 - I have a plant grown from seed (from Daleys) which is 3 m high and has plenty of flowers, but they don't seem to set viable fruit - the small fruits drop off. I also planted a grafted "Superb" and even though only small, it produced a delicious fruit. ..1575 days 16hrs
Dragon fruit24 - We planted the Pearl Dragon Fruit a couple of years ago. It's a Vietnamese variety - red skin, white flesh. This year it produced 10 fruits and they were delicious. Quite sweet. We didn't do any hand pollination. Lovely large white flowers. We would def..1660 days 22hrs
Blueberry cultivars - I have several blueberry varieties in Sydney for comparison. While Sharpblue has a good taste, it tends to produce smaller and fewer berries in time and so is rather disappointing. Gulfcoast on the other hand is consistently producing a very good crop of ..1758 days 15hrs

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 1013 days 15hrs

Blueberry - Burst (Cutting) 10/10

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Update: 260 days 14hrs

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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Jujube - Sugar cane (Grafted)

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Update: 260 days 15hrs

Height 30 Centimetres

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Pollination: No


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Bakupari

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Update: 260 days 15hrs

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


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

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Update: 261 days 15hrs

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 Mirabelle (Seedling) 8/10

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Update: 261 days 16hrs

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

Pollination: Cross Pollination

Organic Status:Organic


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Cherry - Van (Grafted) 10/10

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Update: 261 days 16hrs

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 - Rosavaya (Cutting)

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Update: 261 days 16hrs

Comments: - Plenty of beautiful red flowers but only a few set fruit after 6 years.

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

Pollination: Self Pollination

Organic Status:Organic


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Gooseberry - Captivator (Cutting) 7/10

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Update: 261 days 16hrs

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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Pomegranate - Ben Hur (Cutting)

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Update: 261 days 16hrs

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: 261 days 16hrs

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

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Update: 261 days 16hrs

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: 261 days 16hrs

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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Apple - Staymans Winesap (Grafted) 10/10

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Update: 261 days 16hrs

Comments: - First apple tasting was very satisfying. 

Planted: 2016

Qty: 1

Fruit Harvest: 1 Fruit Per Year

First Fruited: 1 Years from purchase in pot

Pollination: Cross Pollination


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Rose apple (Seedling)

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Update: 261 days 16hrs

Comments: - Beautiful tree with red ruit. Fairly quick growing.

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

Pollination: No


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Raspberry - Tulameen (Cutting)

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Update: 261 days 16hrs

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

Planted: 2017

Height 0.4 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 2

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Pollination: Self Pollination


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Jaboticaba - Yellow (Seedling) 7/10

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Update: 261 days 16hrs

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 every time. But finally got a crop in 2017. Interesting sweet fruit. Not much flesh so need to eat several fruits in oder to appreciate the taste.

Fruiting Months November

Planted: 2010

Height 1.5 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Fruit Harvest: 10 Fruit Per Year

First Fruited: 7 Years from purchase in pot

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Water Given in: Autumn

Pollination: No

When I Fertilise: Yearly


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Cedar Bay Cherry (Seedling) 7/10

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Update: 261 days 16hrs

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 much better in subsequent years, possibly because of more frequent watering at fruiting time.


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

Pollination: Self Pollination


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

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Update: 307 days 20hrs

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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Jujube - GA866 (Grafted)

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Update: 309 days 22hrs

Planted: 2017

Height 30 Centimetres

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: 309 days 22hrs

Comments: -

The small leaf jaboticaba is delicious, so we decided to try the large leaf as well, though we know we have to wait several years for the fruit.

Tried the fruit in Tropical Fruit World, and it was very tasty, considerably larger than the small-leaf jaboticaba. We found, however, that it does not keep well and should be eaten straight after picking.

Planted: 2014

Height 1 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 2

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pollination: No


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Olive - Helena (Cutting)

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Update: 309 days 22hrs

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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Olive - Spanish queen (Cutting)

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Update: 309 days 22hrs

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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Longan - Chompoo (Cutting) 7/10

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Update: 309 days 22hrs

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: 309 days 22hrs

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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Mango - Alfonso (Grafted) 7/10

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Update: 310 days 0hrs

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

Pollination: Self Pollination

When I Fertilise: Never


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Banana - Dacca dwarf red (Cutting) 9/10

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Update: 352 days 4hrs

Comments: - This is a dwarf variety suited to a small garden. Produced small size bananas, fairly 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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Cherry of Rio Grande (Seedling) 7/10

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Update: 352 days 4hrs

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.


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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Jostaberry (Cutting) 7/10

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Update: 385 days 21hrs

Comments: - This plant is a cross of three original species in the Ribes genus. Growing well. First fruit in 2016.

Planted: 2013

Height 1 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Fruit Harvest: 10 Fruit Per Year

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Pollination: No

Organic Status:Organic


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Gooseberry - Thorny (Cutting) 9/10

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Update: 385 days 21hrs

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).

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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Blueberry - Blue Rose (Cutting) 9/10

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Update: 385 days 21hrs

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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Blueberry - Brigitta (Cutting) 9/10

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Update: 385 days 21hrs

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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Blueberry - Legacy (Cutting) 10/10

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Update: 385 days 21hrs

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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Cherry - Royal Rainier (Grafted) 9/10

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Update: 385 days 21hrs

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

Fruit Harvest: 4 kilograms per Year

First Fruited: 3 Years from purchase in pot

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Pollination: No


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Cherry - Stella (Grafted) 9/10

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Update: 385 days 21hrs

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: 385 days 21hrs

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: 385 days 21hrs

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: 385 days 21hrs

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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Jujube - Honey Jar (Grafted)

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Update: 443 days 14hrs

Comments: - Selected this variety based on description of fruit as being very sweet. Had flowers but not yet fruiting.

Planted: 2015

Height 0.3 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Pollination: Cross Pollination


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Jujube - Chico (Grafted) 8/10

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Update: 443 days 14hrs

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

Pollination: No


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Jujube - Shanxi Li (Grafted) 8/10

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Update: 443 days 14hrs

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

Pollination: Cross Pollination


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Quince - Champion (Grafted) 8/10

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Update: 443 days 14hrs

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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Apple - Kidd\'s Orange Red 7/10

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Update: 443 days 14hrs

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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Lemon - Meyer (Grafted) 8/10

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Update: 443 days 14hrs

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: 443 days 14hrs

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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Mulberry - White Shahtoot 8/10

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Update: 443 days 14hrs

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: 1 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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Currant - Red (Cutting) 7/10

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Update: 443 days 14hrs

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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Cranberry (Cutting) 8/10

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Update: 443 days 14hrs

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.

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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Raspberry - Chilcotin (Cutting) 9/10

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Update: 443 days 14hrs

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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Ugni montana (Cutting) 4/10

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Update: 443 days 14hrs

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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Myrtus ugni (Cutting) 3/10

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Update: 443 days 14hrs

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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Mango - Kwan (Grafted) 7/10

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Update: 443 days 14hrs

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

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Update: 443 days 14hrs

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

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Update: 443 days 14hrs

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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Apple - Lord Lambourne (Grafted) 9/10

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Update: 443 days 14hrs

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: 443 days 14hrs

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 - Pink lady 9/10

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Update: 443 days 14hrs

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. Buut worth the effort because of the great taste.

Organic Status:Organic


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Apple - White transparent (Grafted) 5/10

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Update: 443 days 14hrs

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

Pollination: Cross Pollination


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Apple - Opalescent 9/10

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Update: 443 days 14hrs

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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Plum - Luisa (Grafted) 7/10

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Update: 443 days 14hrs

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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Feijoa - Nazematze (Cutting) 9/10

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Update: 443 days 14hrs

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

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Update: 443 days 14hrs

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

Pollination: Cross Pollination

Cross Pollinator Variety: Nazematse

Pest Control: None required


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Pitaya - Pearl Dragon Fruit (Cutting) 9/10

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Update: 443 days 14hrs

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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Guava - Mexican Cream 9/10

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Update: 443 days 14hrs

Comments: - Very good soft sweet taste, sweeter than Hawaiian pink. Good crop. Recommended.

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

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.


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Black Sapote (Seedling) 8/10

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Update: 443 days 14hrs

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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Black Sapote - Superb (Grafted) 9/10

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Update: 443 days 14hrs

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 tree 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.

Fruiting Months December

Planted: 2010

Height 1 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 2

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

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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Loquat - Nagasakiwase (Grafted) 9/10

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Update: 443 days 14hrs

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..

Fruiting Months February and March

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

Pest Control: Losing flowers and fruit to coddling moth caterpillars, brown in colour, which eat through flowers and fruit before I can spot them..


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Banana - Vietnamese xiem (Cutting) 9/10

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Update: 443 days 14hrs

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


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

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Update: 443 days 15hrs

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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Pitomba (Seedling) 8/10

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Update: 443 days 15hrs

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

Pollination: Self Pollination

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


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Lemon - Lisbon (Grafted) 10/10

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Update: 443 days 15hrs

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: 443 days 15hrs

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 - 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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Mango - Bowen Seedling (Seedling) 9/10

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Update: 443 days 15hrs

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: 443 days 15hrs

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: 443 days 15hrs

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: 443 days 15hrs

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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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Jaboticaba (Seedling) 9/10

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Update: 443 days 15hrs

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


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Dwarf Persimmon - Ichikikijiro (NA) 10/10

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Update: 443 days 15hrs

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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Carambola (Star fruit) (Cutting) 10/10

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Update: 443 days 15hrs

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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Guava Hawaiian - Pink Supreme (Cutting) 9/10

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Update: 443 days 15hrs

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.

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

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Update: 443 days 15hrs

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: 443 days 15hrs

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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Mango - Banana (Seedling) 9/10

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Update: 526 days 0hrs

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

Pollination: Self Pollination

When I Fertilise: Never

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


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Mango - Honeygold (Seedling) 9/10

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Update: 526 days 0hrs

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.

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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Plum - Greengage (Grafted) 10/10

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Update: 537 days 20hrs

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

Pollination: Cross Pollination

Organic Status:Organic


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Prune - Supreme (Grafted) 9/10

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Update: 537 days 20hrs

Comments: - Tree growing in Katoomba. Very good taste.

Fruiting Months March

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

Pollination: Cross Pollination

Organic Status:Organic


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Lychee - Bosworth 3 9/10

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Update: 537 days 20hrs

Comments: - This variety produces large fruit with very good taste. Grows reasonably fast and we prune the top after fruiting to keep the size manageable. Main pest is fruit bat, although possums and bush rats also like to nibble. So need to protect the bunches with strong mesh or large plastic bottles with breathing holes (like for mangoes).

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 spray 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. 


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Prune - Robe de Sergeant (Grafted) 10/10

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Update: 624 days 23hrs

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

Spring

Pollination: Cross Pollination


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Pomegranate - Azerbaijani (Cutting)

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Update: 624 days 23hrs

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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Pomegranate - Wonderful (Cutting)

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Update: 624 days 23hrs

Planted: 2014

Height 0.5 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pollination: Self Pollination


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Quince - Smyrna (Grafted)

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Update: 624 days 23hrs

Planted: 2014

Height 2 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Winter

Pollination: Self Pollination


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Mamey sapote

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Update: 624 days 24hrs

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

Planted: 2015

Height 0.3 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Pollination: No


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Banana - monkey (Vietnamese cao) (Cutting)

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Update: 624 days 24hrs

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

Pollination: No


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

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Update: 630 days 2hrs

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

Pollination: Cross Pollination

Organic Status:Organic


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Cherry - Lapin (Grafted) 9/10

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Update: 630 days 2hrs

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

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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Plum - Sugar plum (Grafted) 8/10

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Update: 630 days 2hrs

Comments: - Very 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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Lychee - Wai Chee (Cutting) 10/10

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Update: 630 days 2hrs

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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Plum - Jefferson (Grafted)

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Update: 898 days 14hrs

Comments: - This plum variety developed in the US  is rated highly so want to try it.

Height 1 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Pollination: No


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Lingonberries (Seedling)

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Update: 898 days 14hrs

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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Nectarine - Flavortop (Grafted) 7/10

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Update: 898 days 14hrs

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. Will not keep.

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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Plum - President (Grafted) 9/10

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Update: 898 days 14hrs

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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Plum - Angelina 10/10

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Update: 898 days 14hrs

Comments: - Tree growing in Katoomba. Excellent taste.

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

Pollination: Cross Pollination

Organic Status:Organic


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Apple - Red Cleopatra 5/10

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Update: 898 days 14hrs

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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Jakfruit - Seedling

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Update: 898 days 15hrs

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.

Buut now our second tree which was planted in 2008 has 4 jakfruits (2016), so fingers crossed because they will have to survive Sydney winter before they are ripe.

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

Fruiting Months April

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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Olive - Frantoio (Cutting) 8/10

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Update: 898 days 15hrs

Comments: -

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

Fruiting Months March

Planted: 2009

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

Water Given in: Autumn

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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Grumichama - Black 6/10

Edward3's Edible Fruits
Update: 1044 days 15hrs

Comments: -

I like the fruit. The tree is still small and so not much fruit as yet, but it's very tasty. It makes a good screen, so have planted two more. Get plenty of flowers in Spring, but most fall off in spite of regular watering, so get only limited fruit. 

Planted: 2006

Height 1.5 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 3

Fruit Harvest: 4 Fruit Per Year

First Fruited: 4 Years from purchase in pot

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Pollination: Self Pollination

When I Fertilise: Yearly


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Jakfruit - Brinsmead Special (Grafted)

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Update: 1232 days 13hrs

Planted: 2015

Height 0.5 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pollination: Cross Pollination


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Pecan - Pawnee (A) SP (Grafted)

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Update: 1324 days 1hrs

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: 1324 days 1hrs

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: 1324 days 1hrs

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: 1423 days 22hrs

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: 1423 days 22hrs

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: 1423 days 22hrs

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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Olive - Kolossus kalamata (Cutting)

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Update: 1487 days 23hrs

Planted: 2013

Height 1 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Pollination: No


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Achacha (Seedling)

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Update: 1487 days 23hrs

Comments: - Extremely slow growing. Requires some protection from the sun when young. Seems reasonably tough with regard to watering. 

Planted: 2010

Height 0.3 metres

Pollination: Self Pollination


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Banana - dwarf (Cutting) 10/10

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Update: 1487 days 23hrs

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

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Update: 1487 days 23hrs

Comments: -

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

Planted: 2009

Height 1 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 black flies (aphids?). 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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Cherry - Morello (Grafted) 10/10

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Update: 1487 days 23hrs

Comments: -

Good looking tree with plenty of cherries in Sydney climate. This is a sour cherry good for jams, though the kids enjoy eating them fresh.

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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Blueberry- Premier (Cutting) 8/10

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Update: 1487 days 23hrs

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: 1487 days 23hrs

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: 1487 days 23hrs

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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