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Dwarf Apple - Dorsett Golden (Grafted) 5/10

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Update: 1798 days 9hrs

Comments: -

Review for Sundowner Apple. Double grafted dwarf apple tree. That double graft is rather gnarly looking but it seems to be doing a good job restricting its growth. It has managed to flower and fruit with the aid of my granny smith tree. I picked off all fruit and flowers earlier today (late Nov). Still flowering now when Granny Smith has finished however there is sufficient overlap.

Problems I've had are upturned leaf curl and it slow growth. However that may be due to the potting mix I used which may not be free draining enough. Currently in 45cm pot and I plan to soon repot it into a half wine barrel. Sprayed with Burgandy mixture in late winter and it had reduced leafcurl somewhat. 

Height 120 Centimetres

Growing: In a Pot

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Pollination: Cross Pollination

Cross Pollinator Variety: Granny Smith

When I Fertilise: Spring


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Dwarf Apple - Granny Smith (Grafted) 5/10

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Update: 1798 days 9hrs

Comments: - Dwarf Granny Smith Apple. I want it for its cooking apples and as a pollinator. So far its growth has indeed been moderate however it is still in a small pot. One point of concern is upward curling leaves. hasn't affected the fruit set as I just today (end of Nov) cut off 15 little apples. 

Growing: In a Pot

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Pollination: Cross Pollination

Cross Pollinator Variety: Sundowner

Pest Control: Copper spray at the end of winter


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Dwarf Almond - Self Pollinating Papershell (Grafted) 7/10

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Update: 1798 days 9hrs

Comments: - I love fresh almonds but the ones you buy in the store are almost always stale. That's why I purchased this tree. So far  I've had it a year. Last summer I left it in the full sun and it got burned and dropped most of its leaves. Not an ideal start. This year it flowered and currently has a crop of one solitary almond. Seems to have put on around about 15cm of growth; seems a true dwarf.

Height 85 Centimetres

Growing: In a Pot

Qty: 1

First Fruited: 1 Years from purchase in pot

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Pollination: No

When I Fertilise: When Fruiting and Spring


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Dwarf Nectarine - Sunset Backyard Beauty 6/10

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Update: 1798 days 9hrs

Comments: - Growing in a 45cm pot. It's put on a modest amount of growth in the year that I've had it. Seems like a true dwarf. 

Height 50 Centimetres

Growing: In a Pot

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Pollination: No


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Dwarf Peach (Grafted) 5/10

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Update: 1798 days 9hrs

Comments: - Pixzee Miniature Peach tree was purchased last year.  So far it has flowered and produced numerous little peaches that I picked off the tree. It seems to be living up to its name: it hasn't gotten much larger at all in the year that I've had it. 

Planted: 2013

Height 45 Centimetres

Growing: In a Pot

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pollination: No

When I Fertilise: When Fruiting and Spring


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Lime - West Indian Seedling 7/10

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Update: 1798 days 10hrs

Comments: - Patio Lime that seems to be growing vigorously however I didn't see many flowers this year and it didn't set any fruit. Has had some problems with aphids, leaf miner and mineral difficiency. I think I've solved them by using occassional eco oil sprays and watering with trace elements. I've also added rock dust. 

Height 50 Centimetres

Growing: In a Pot

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pollination: No

When I Fertilise: Spring

Pest Control: ee above

Organic Status:Partially Organic


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Blueberry - Misty 5/10

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Update: 1798 days 10hrs

Comments: - Still waiting for its first real harvest. Fruited the first season but I had it in full Perth Sun and it got quite burnt and I lost its crosspolinater in the process. Currently looking to put it into a larger both (currently in 30cm pot) and to purchase a few cross polinators. 

Planted: 2013

Height 1 metres

Growing: In a Pot

Qty: 1

First Fruited: 1 Months from Purchase in Pot

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pollination: Cross Pollination

Cross Pollinator Variety: Sharpblue

When I Fertilise: When Fruiting and Spring

Pest Control: Garden Hose (used to knock aphids off their purches)

Organic Status:Partially Organic


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Cherry 2 way - Minnie Royal - Royal Lee (Grafted) 7/10

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Update: 1798 days 10hrs

Comments: - Mine is actually a double graft: Minnie Royal and Royal Lee. I have it potted in a 90L grow bag - using Peter Coppin's potting mix recipe (50:50 sand, potting mix and some bentonite clay for better water holding). I've fertised it with rock dusk, slow release fertiziler, and half dose powerfeed every two weeks.

Height 1.5 metres

Growing: In a Pot

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pollination: No

Fertiliser or Organics Used: Rock Dust, Slow Release, Powerfeed

When I Fertilise: Spring

Pest Control: Burgandy Mixture (copper spray)

Organic Status:Partially Organic


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Comments

AJ says... [1714 days 21hrs ago]
hi I'm interested to know how your cherry plant is doing in the wine barrel/grow bag? i got limited space my back yard, how big is your tree and how old now? is it possible to send me a photo to ajedi5k@gmail.com ? thx

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Mango - Alphonso (Grafted) 7/10

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Update: 1798 days 10hrs

Comments: - My Mango tree is actually a King Thai (Maha Chanook) but I do want an Alphonso. It's started putting on a lot of growth from the beginning of November. It even put out a flower spike which is promising. Unfortuanetly I left it staked in its nursery pot for too long and I've had to cut the top off. I'm currently waiting for new growth to immerge from the cut. I have it potted in a 75L grow bag - using Peter Coppin's potting mix recipe (50:50 sand, potting mix and some bentonite clay for better water holding). I've fertised it with rock dusk, slow release fertiziler, and half dose powerfeed every two weeks. 

Planted: 2014

Height 1 metres

Growing: In a Pot

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Summer

Pollination: No

When I Fertilise: Spring

Organic Status:Partially Organic


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