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Sapodilla - BKD110 (Grafted) 9/10

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Update: 912 days 18hrs

Comments: - May 2015: This was purchased and planted in late 2015.  Planted next to a Sapodilla - Prolific in case of beneficial cross pollination.  This has grown more strongly and is more compact than the Prolific.  Have added compost multiple times and also kept fertilised every few weeks.  This is quite a nice and compact plant that is growing well in the Brisbane area.

Height 0.6 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pollination: Cross Pollination

Cross Pollinator Variety: Prolific

Fertiliser or Organics Used: Compost, Thrive, Searles 5 in 1

When I Fertilise: Winter and Spring

Organic Status:Organic


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Sapodilla - Prolific (Grafted) 7/10

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Update: 912 days 18hrs

Comments: - May 2015: This was planted next to a BKD110 for cross pollination in late 2014. It is watered weekly, has been fertilised regularly and compost added a couple times.  It is a slow growing and leggy plant but it appears to be solid and developing well.  The BKD110 appears, at this stage, to be a more impressive plant.  Still, quite happy with this purchase from Daley's and looking forward to fruit!

Height 0.5 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Pollination: Cross Pollination

Cross Pollinator Variety: BKD110

Fertiliser or Organics Used: Compost, Searles 5 in 1, Thrive

When I Fertilise: Winter and Spring

Organic Status:Organic


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Mango - Nam doc mai (Grafted) 8/10

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Update: 912 days 18hrs

Comments: - May 2015: Planted in late 2014, this is nice looking mango plant.  It enjoys a good drink, fertiliser and sun.  It has grown quite strongly and has estblished itself quite quickly.  That said, it is still a small plant.  Attracted to this because it is different to other varieties commonly available.  It has also grown much more strongly than other people suggested in the reviews of this plant.  Growing in QLD and purchased from Daley's - quite happy with this so far.

Height 0.6 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pollination: No

Fertiliser or Organics Used: Searles 5 in 1, Compost, Thrive

When I Fertilise: Winter and Spring

Organic Status:Organic


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Loquat - Nagasakiwase (Grafted) 6/10

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Update: 912 days 18hrs

Comments: - May 2015: Planted with my Champagne Loquat in December 2014.  It hasn't grown as strongly as my Champagne though has been exposed to the exact same conditions.  The plant has a lot of potential but needs a little time and nurturing.  Gets slightly less sun than my Champagne but has been sunburnt whereas the Champagne has not.  Looking forward to the next year of growth.

Planted: 2014

Height 1.5 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pollination: No

When I Fertilise: Winter and Spring


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Loquat - Champagne (Grafted) 9/10

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Update: 912 days 18hrs

Comments: - May 2015: This was sourced from a local in the Brisbane area after a huge amount of searching!!  The plant is a great size and quickly flowered.  Planted in Decemeber 2014. It came with flowers on it but they were removed to promote strong plant growth.  Use of compost for additional nutrients, it has been growing more strongly than the Nagasakiwase that I own.  The full size plant is smaller plant than other loquats.

Height 1.5 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pollination: No

Fertiliser or Organics Used: Compost, Thrive, Searles 5 in 1

When I Fertilise: Winter and Spring

Organic Status:Organic


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Feijoa - Mammoth (Grafted) 8/10

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Update: 912 days 19hrs

Comments: - May 2015: Planted in the front yard next to my Duffy Feijoa.  This was purchased locally from a nursery and it appeared to have been there for some time.  That said, it enjoyed the freedom of being in the ground and has grown quite well for me.  Watered rarely and well mulched.  It has started to take off a little in recent months with some new growth but I'm expecting his to lessen in the coming months.  

Height 0.6 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Pollination: Cross Pollination

Cross Pollinator Variety: Duffy

Fertiliser or Organics Used: Searles 5 in 1, Thrive

When I Fertilise: Winter and Spring

Organic Status:Organic


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Feijoa - Duffy (Grafted) 8/10

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Update: 912 days 19hrs

Comments: - May 2014: My Duffy Feijoa was planted early November with a Mammoth Feijoa next to it.  The Duffy was purchased from Daley's and it was received in great condition.  It has taken some months to establish itself and does enjoy a little fertiliser here and there.  It isn't watered often, though would probably prefer a good drink weekly.  It is well mulched and in full sun.

Planted: 2014

Height 0.6 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Pollination: Cross Pollination

Cross Pollinator Variety: Mammoth

Fertiliser or Organics Used: Searles 5 in 1, Thrive

When I Fertilise: Winter and Spring

Organic Status:Organic


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Black Sapote - Superb (Grafted) 10/10

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Update: 913 days 1hrs

Comments: - May 2015: When this plant arrived I was a little concerned that it mightn't last the distance.  It was healthy enough and purchased from Daley's but developed a strange growth on the underside of the leaves pretty quickly.  I kept it composted, fertilised and watered and it has come back very strongly.  It has producted an abundance of new growth and is quite a nice looking plant.  I removed all buds to promote strong plant growth.

Height 0.4 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Water Given in: Spring

Pollination: Self Pollination

Fertiliser or Organics Used: Compost, thrive, Searles 5 in 1

When I Fertilise: Winter and Spring

Organic Status:Organic


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Dwarf Apple - Dorsett Golden (Grafted) 8/10

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Update: 913 days 22hrs

Comments: -

November 2014: This was planted in late September to accompany a Tropic Sweet apple in the backyard.  This is clearly self pollinating with fruit setting on this young tree within days of planting it in the yard.  All fruit is removed to promote plant growth.  This is growing nearly as well as my Tropic Sweet (the Tropic Sweet has been in longer and was a healthier specimen at purchase).  Very easy to grow, minimal pest issues (at this stage).

May 2015: This plant has rarely been fertilised, has few pests and requires only minimal amounts of water (though is kept well mulched).  Strong grower and requires little attention.

Planted: 2014

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pollination: Cross Pollination

Cross Pollinator Variety: Tropic Sweet

Fertiliser or Organics Used: Dynamic lifter, compost

When I Fertilise: Spring


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Grumichama - Black (Seedling) 8/10

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Update: 913 days 23hrs

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September 2014: Planted at various stages and then transplanted into pots.  Accumulating several for a garden hedge.  They respond well to a good drink and plenty of organic material in the soil.  Plenty of new growth on them this spring.  Great colours and increasing in height substantially.  Will be planting into ground in November.  Overall a really lovely looking plant.

November 2014: This is still growing well but doesn't love full sun at this age.  Still waiting to plant in ground (another 2 or 3 weeks away)  With two more from Daley's on the way they will surely make a fantastic hedge in my front garden.  Keep these well watered with nutrients in the soil.

May 2015: I now have five grumichamas growing in the front yard and I'm looking forward to them creating a lovely hedge.  These really rely on a good source of water to stay green and vibrant.  I've since added water crystals to the area (and this is the only garden bed where these have been added in the yard).  Without water thy quickly droop and get very sad looking.  With the addition of water crystals I have found that they are much happier and are content with rain being the only source of water.  I do occaisionally add fertiliser to them.  I have mulched these with leftover potting mix, though it is not as thick as elsewhere in the yard.  I lovely plant when they are looking healthy and one that would be very hard to overwater.

Planted: 2014

Growing: In a Pot

Qty: 3

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pollination: Self Pollination

Fertiliser or Organics Used: Seaweed, compost and blood and bone

When I Fertilise: Spring

Organic Status:Organic


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Dwarf Peach - Sunset Backyard Beauty (Grafted) 8/10

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Update: 913 days 23hrs

Comments: -

September 2014: Planted July. Strong perfromer but only a small amount of flowers in the first year (as opposed to the Sunset Nectarine).  Fantastic growth. Looks great in a pot and is a perfect size for any backyard.  Performing well.

November 2014: This has been removed from a pot and is now in my front garden where it gets plenty of sun.  It has grown very well and is now outperforming my Nectarine in every way.  It looks really healthy.  Watered weekly.

May 2015: The growth on this plant has continued to be impressive though it has slowed in recent months with the cooler weather.  It is still around the same size as the Sunset Nectarine and has been exposed to the same conditions.  It is well mulched, fertilised occaisionally and is now relying predominently on rain as a source of water. The leaves have been removed to promote strong spring growth. 

Growing: In the Ground

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Pollination: Self Pollination

Fertiliser or Organics Used: Seaweed, compost and blood and bone

When I Fertilise: Spring

Organic Status:Organic


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Dwarf Nectarine - Sunset Backyard Beauty (Grafted) 10/10

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Update: 913 days 23hrs

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September 2014: Potted in July 2014.  Flowered incredibly strongly after a slow start to spring.  Plenty of new growth and fruit is developing.  Quite an expensive plant but one that is of great quality.  It is perfect for pots, great colours on the leaves and the perfect size for any small backyard.

November 2014: This has been planted in the ground in my front yard where it gets plenty of sun.  It is well mulched and fertilised with Dynamic Lifter.  There hasn't been a huge amount of growth on this and the energy my peach saved by not flowering as heavily has translated into a much healthier looking plant.  The Nectarine is still progressing along well.

May 2015: The leaves on this plant have been removed based on what I've read about the plant (and this assisting the plant have stronger growth in spring).  It is a strong grower and has dealt with being moved around the yard until its final location.  As the nights grow cooler I'm hoping for plenty of winter chill hours.  Occaisionally fertilised but is well mulched.

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pollination: Self Pollination

Fertiliser or Organics Used: Seaweed, compost and blood and bone

When I Fertilise: Spring

Pest Control: Netting used.

Organic Status:Organic


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Kumquat - Nagami (Grafted) 8/10

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Update: 913 days 23hrs

Comments: -

September 2014: Planted June 2014.  Very unassuming plant. Grows slowly but consistently.  Quality potting mix, compost and blood & bone used.

November 2014:  This really is a very ornamental plant and a it is one of my favourite looking citrus.  This has recently undergone some extensive new growth and is looking really healthy.  It has started to flower as well.  It has started slowly but kicked along impressively.

May 2015: This is a lovely plant and the first of my citrus to start producing fruit.  It was purchased from Daley's and was one of the larger specimens that I have received from the nursery (received at least a dozen from them).  It has always looked like a lovely plant and I'm keen to tast the fruit.  Of the citrus I have it also tends to have growth below the graft more often than others.  It is slow growing and smaller than many of the other plants I have but ornamental none-the-less.

Growing: In a Pot

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pollination: Self Pollination

Fertiliser or Organics Used: Seaweed, compost and blood and bone

When I Fertilise: Spring

Organic Status:Organic


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Tamarillo - Orange (Seedling) 8/10

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Update: 913 days 23hrs

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September 2014: Planted June 2014.  This plant was a real surprise.  Grown very strongly in winter and is doing well in spring.  Beautiful looking and can't wait for it to fruit.  Already doubled in size.  Surprised at how much it loves a good drink every couple days.  Bonsai bag is kept well drained.

November 2014: Living in coastal QLD results in a lot of harsh sun.  Be very careful with these when placing in full sun - they get sunburnt very easily.  Finding the right balance is crucial, I suspect a Western facing wall would be the perfect spot so that it doesn't cop full afternoon sun.  These have recovered from their sunburn and been growing well again.  I have had less success making these multi-stemmed than all the other plants in my garden.  I would tip these and the extra stem, after forming, often died back.  I will keep persevering.

May 2015: The two plants that I have survived the very warm summer.  Not only did they get sunburnt but they also got devoured by aphids when I moved them to a more suitable location.  Currently they are between two houses, facing north, and will get sunlight for 2-4 hours a day depending on the season.  The amount of growth on them since planting them out of the pots has been tremendous.  They appear to be healthy and pest free (for the moment).  A great plant and one the proves hard to kill - thank goodness.  Hoping to get some fruit shortly.

Growing: In a Pot

Qty: 2

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pollination: Self Pollination

Fertiliser or Organics Used: Seaweed, compost and blood and bone

When I Fertilise: Spring

Organic Status:Organic


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Dwarf Mulberry - Black (Cutting) 10/10

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Update: 913 days 23hrs

Comments: -

September 2014:Planted May 2014 and was just a stick when taken out of box (broken when being removed).  Mulberries are hardy as they come and it has rebounded incredibly well.  Use of good quality soil, compost and plenty of mulch.  This produced new growth in the depth of winter (even produced a berry).  

November 2014: Growth slowed a lot in September after intial reports.  I suspect this is because it is quite a heavy feeder and is looking for nutrients in the soil.  I added some Dynamic Lifter to the soil and it has shot off again.  I cut the tips of this to see if it would produce multiple stems - which it has done so effectively.  More fruit has set on the plant (7 or 8 berries at this stage) so it would appear this will crop throughout the season multiple times if conditions are right.  Feed well and this will be a very easy plant to grow!

May 2015: This plant loves a good feed and needs pruning, that said, any pruning results in fruit - consistently.  It is quite simple to grow and requires very little maintenance.  It is hard to imagine that the 30cm that I planted is now a couple metres tall with multiple limbs...  The trunk of the plant has at least quadrupled in size.  It is a simple plant to grow but I have to beat the birds and dogs to the fruit.


Planted: 2014

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pollination: Self Pollination

Fertiliser or Organics Used: Seaweed, compost and blood and bone

When I Fertilise: Spring

Organic Status:Organic


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Apple - Tropic Sweet (Grafted) 9/10

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Update: 913 days 23hrs

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September 2014: Planted in July. Growing beautifully this Spring. Planted in fresh spoil,  well composted,  regular Seaweed fertiliser and well mulched. Flowered in early September but they (expectedly) fell off. Beautiful looking plant.

November 2014: Update, have bought a second apple for cross pollination, Golden Dorsett.  The Tropic Sweet is growing phenominally well.  Constant new growth since spring.  The growth on both apples really proves that you can grow the right type of apples in coastal Queensland!

May 2015: This plant has grown beautifully.  Very easy to grow and it has just kept getting stronger and stronger.  It has had minimal fertiliser and spread its roots across the quality soil in the backyard.  Almost ready for a solid pruning.  Looking forward to it flowering in spring.  Easily one of the best plants in the yard and requires minimal effort, waterd sparingly though is well mulched.


Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pollination: No

Fertiliser or Organics Used: Seaweed, compost and blood and bone

When I Fertilise: Spring

Organic Status:Organic


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Dwarf Lemon - Meyer (Grafted) 8/10

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Update: 913 days 23hrs

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September 2014: Planted December 2013.  It was uprooted by the dogs but has survived well.  Is flowering (though I remove them) and appears to have some new growth coming on.  New soil and compost with plenty of mulch.

November 2014: This has been attacked by aphids quite badly but I was reasonably quick to get onto it.  Monitoring this on a near daily basis to ensure it doesn't happen again.  This has produced the least amount of growth of the plants in the soil, but has flowered particularly heavily.  Flowers are still being removed.  A bit of a disappointment this season after it grew so well last season (before being uprooted).  Hopefully it will establish itself again and take off - it has had a bit of a rough time between pets and pests.

February 2015: This plant has come back reasonably strongly since changing fertiliser.  It has an abundance of new growth and looks strong and healthy.  Very happy with the returns on this since it has re-established itself.  Growth has meant this plant has saved itself from the compost bin!

Have been experimenting with different fertilisers (both organic and otherwise).  Have found that Searles Fruit & Citrus Food works quite well as a base, with Yates Citrus Liquid plant food.  Quite hesitent to purchase liquid fertilser at the start but very happy with the result.  Have been some pest issues but the impact has been quite minor and simple to manage.

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pollination: Self Pollination

Fertiliser or Organics Used: Seaweed, compost and blood and bone

When I Fertilise: Spring

Organic Status:Organic


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Dwarf Orange - Lanes Late 9/10

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Update: 913 days 23hrs

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September 2014: Planted July 2014.  Beautiful new growth and flowering strongly (removing these to promote further growth).  Organic rich soil, compost and mulched well.

November 2014: Like my Cara Cara the growth has now slowed (in stark contrast to my Washington Navel).  Nutrients and water have been kept up.  I suspect the extra 8 months have given my Washington Navel more time to establish itself than this one.  This is still looking green and healthy.

February 2015: The Lanes Late has quietly been growing, surprising to see the difference from when purchased.  The growth hasn't been as phenominal as my Washington Navel or Mulberry but it is consistent.  Quite happy with this plant overall considering it is shaded in the afternoon.

Have been experimenting with different fertilisers (both organic and otherwise).  Have found that Searles Fruit & Citrus Food works quite well as a base, with Yates Citrus Liquid plant food.  Quite hesitent to purchase liquid fertilser at the start but very happy with the result.  Have been no pest issues with this plant.

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Pollination: Self Pollination

Fertiliser or Organics Used: Seaweed, compost and blood and bone

When I Fertilise: Spring

Organic Status:Organic


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Mandarin - Imperial (Grafted) 8/10

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Update: 913 days 23hrs

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September 2014: Planted in July 2014.  Fantastic new growth from start of September.  Flowered strongly but were al removed to promote root and leaf growth.   Quality potting mix used in combination with compost.  Potting mix has been mixed with pine bark to improve drainage.

November 2014: Growth has slowed on this plant quite a bit since the start of spring but it is still looking healthy and green.  The addition of Dynamic Lifter hasn't really helped spark any growth.  The occaisional flower is still popping up.

Growing: In a Pot

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pollination: Self Pollination

Fertiliser or Organics Used: Seaweed, compost and blood and bone

When I Fertilise: Spring

Organic Status:Organic


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Tangelo - Minneola (Grafted) 9/10

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Update: 913 days 23hrs

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September 2014: Incredibly strong growing plant.  Loves quality potting mix, free draining soil and a dose of fertiliser.  Have been removing all flowers to promote strong root and leaf growth.  Potting mix has been mixed with pine bark to ensure that the roots don't get soggy.

November 2014: This has put on some new growth but rapidly slowed in October.  There are plenty of nutrients in the soil and occaisional flowers popping up on it.  It is a healthy looking plant.

Planted: 2014

Growing: In a Pot

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pollination: Self Pollination

Fertiliser or Organics Used: Seaweed, compost and blood and bone

When I Fertilise: Spring

Organic Status:Organic


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Davidson Plum NSW (Seedling) 9/10

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Update: 913 days 23hrs

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September 2014: Planted in May 2014.  Transplanted during heavy rain in August.  I was pleasantly suprised by how substantial the root system had developed.  Spring has brought about some great new growth (love the red tinge on the new leaves).  Watered well, plenty of mulch and organic rich soil.

November 2014: This plant continues to surprise. This flowered really heavily in October after putting on new growth in September.  They appear like little furry red balls on the plant.  It has since put on more new growth from late October.  It does seem to be a slow grower when compared to others in the garden (particularly citrus) but it is really rewarding to see this native doing so well.  This enjoys water and nutrients.  Fruiting in the first year with fruit forming in mid to late November.

December 2014: First fruit ripened.  Quite small and very sour.  Plenty of flavour though.  Looking forward to trying more.

February 2015: The tree has been growing well considering it is in a considerable amount of sun for this rainforest plant!  Tried to have a seed germinate and had some success.

Planted: 2014

Height 0.5 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

First Fruited: 6 Months from Purchase in Pot

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pollination: No

Fertiliser or Organics Used: Dynamic lifter

When I Fertilise: Spring

Organic Status:Organic


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Dwarf Lime - Tahitian (Grafted) 7/10

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Update: 1020 days 2hrs

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September 2014: Planted in July as a replacement to the one the dog got to! Strong looking plant. Single stem, trying to promote a multi-stem plant. Fresh soil and well composted with plenty of mulch. 

November 2014: Have successfully turned this single stem into a multi-stem plant.  It has branching growth from the side and the top has split into three.  This has been growing incredibly well this season.

February 2015: This plant continues to flower regularly and grow well.  Planted this about the same time as my neighbours planted their Tahitian but they have been allowing 3 fruit to grow on theirs.  Mine is now more than two times bigger than when planted but theirs remains the same size.  Proves the theory about removing flowers and fruit!!

Have been experimenting with different fertilisers (both organic and otherwise).  Have found that Searles Fruit & Citrus Food works quite well as a base, with Yates Citrus Liquid plant food.  Quite hesitent to purchase liquid fertilser at the start but very happy with the result.  Have been some pest issues but the impact has been quite minor and simple to manage.

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pollination: Self Pollination

Fertiliser or Organics Used: Seaweed, compost and blood and bone

When I Fertilise: Spring

Organic Status:Organic


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Dwarf Orange - Cara Cara (Grafted) 10/10

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Update: 1020 days 2hrs

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September 2014: Planted in Winter. Was pot-bound when bought. Strong root structure and  teasing the roots before planting has given the plant a huge boost.  Lots of new growth. Removing flowers to assist with plant development. 

November 2014: Growth on this plant has slowed since September and it seems to be taking a break for the moment.  Keeping nutrients up and watering weekly.  It is in a well mulched area so this seems to keep the moisture in effectively.

February 2015: This plant continues to put on new growth.  Appears to be very healthy and is now quite a bit larger and bushier than when planted.  

Have been experimenting with different fertilisers (both organic and otherwise).  Have found that Searles Fruit & Citrus Food works quite well as a base, with Yates Citrus Liquid plant food.  Quite hesitent to purchase liquid fertilser at the start but very happy with the result.  Have been some pest issues but the impact has been quite minor and simple to manage.

Planted: 2014

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pollination: Hand Pollination

Fertiliser or Organics Used: Seaweed, compost and blood and bone

When I Fertilise: Spring

Organic Status:Organic


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Dwarf Orange - Washington Navel (Grafted) 10/10

Brenton's Edible Fruits
Update: 1020 days 2hrs

Comments: -

September 2014: Planted December 2013. Slow starter but has really kicked along this spring. Well composted and well mulched. Flowers removed to promote growth. 

Novemer 2014: The additional time that this plant has had in the ground has really meant that it has had time to produce superior returns when compared to others that were larger than it.  It has come alive this season with ample new growth and branches.  It is looking fantastic.  Continuing to top up nutrients for it with dynamic lifter.

February 2015: This plant as easily doubled in size since the onset of spring.  Lush new growth.  Always outperforms all other citrus in the garden.  

Have been experimenting with different fertilisers (both organic and otherwise).  Have found that Searles Fruit & Citrus Food works quite well as a base, with Yates Citrus Liquid plant food.  Quite hesitent to purchase liquid fertilser at the start but very happy with the result.  This particular citrus tree has had no pest issues even though others around it have had some minor infestations.  Phenominal grower in the right conditions.

Planted: 2013

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pollination: Self Pollination

Fertiliser or Organics Used: Seaweed, compost and blood and bone

Organic Status:Organic


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Jaboticaba (Seedling) 9/10

Brenton's Edible Fruits
Update: 1117 days 6hrs

Comments: -

September 2014: Bought from a hardware store when on the throwout pile for a few dollars in June.  Looked very sad when purchased, badly pot-bound.  After some quality potting mix with plenty of organic matter and plenty of water it has performed very strongly.  An abundance of new growth on the plant came almost instantly.  Consistent performer since. Planted in a pot because of the substantial size of the plant when fully grown!

November 2014: This has continued to grow well.  Regardless of the season it still seems to put on new growth.  It is always good to be go into the yard and see your hard work is paying off and this plant is one plant that will do just that (it is always changing).  It is a long and thin plant but new growth is impressive.  Still very happy with this purchase.

Growing: In a Pot

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Pollination: Self Pollination

Fertiliser or Organics Used: Seaweed, compost and blood and bone

When I Fertilise: Winter and Spring

Organic Status:Organic


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Pummelo - Flicks Yellow (Grafted) 8/10

Brenton's Edible Fruits
Update: 1117 days 7hrs

Comments: -

September 2014: Potted in July 2014.  Great looking plant.  Free draining potting mix (through the use of a pine bark mix throughout).  All flowers have been removed to promote strong root and plant growth.  Loves the sun.

November 2014: This flowers often and has plenty of new growth.  The soil is rich with nutrients and it is water two or three times each week.  Healthy plant that is thriving in the harsh QLD sun.

Growing: In a Pot

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pollination: Self Pollination

Fertiliser or Organics Used: Seaweed, compost and blood and bone

When I Fertilise: Spring

Organic Status:Organic


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