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JOHNB's Edible Backyard

Joined: 26/11/08 Updated: 07/12/09 Frost: None
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Panama Berry (Seedling) 10/10

JOHNB's Edible Fruits
Update: 3423 days 8hrs

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Update December 2009 Forget my comment (last August) about the Panama berry being a "light fruiter". This summer despite the drought it is loaded with hundreds and hundreds of delicious red berries.  This tree could solve the World food shortage!

The Panama Berry must be close to the fastest-growing tree  in the world! Planted out of the pot in May 2008 at about 800mm high.  Started flowering in June 2008 a month later had  set first  fruit. Now close to 5 metres (see photo). Has flowered and continued to set fruit since then even during our Brisbane winter season. Four incredibly delicious berries today 12 August 2009.

Drought  proof but a bit frost prone when small. Responds well after light pruning but my previous one died when I pruned too severely. (It was the light fruiter)

The flavour of the berries is what makes this tree so special. But they're only about the size of a large green pea and there are never many on the tree at one time, it is only a light producer. (I was so wrong about that ... see update above)

Do not plant  anywhere where you can't handle a large (4-5 m spread)  tree appearing rather suddenly and intending to stay that way.

Fruiting Months January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December

Planted: 2008

Height 5 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Fruit Harvest: 3 kilograms per Year

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Winter

Spring

Pollination: No

Fertiliser or Organics Used: Thrive

When I Fertilise: Spring

Pest Control:

Grasshoppers  appear to be the only pests. 

Birds can be a problem stealing the fruit.


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Berry - Youngberry (Seedling) 10/10

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Update: 3423 days 13hrs

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Lots of flowers but only in November. Now setting berries (8 th December 2009) which I expect to be eating by Christmas.

Planted May 2008 in a rather dry spot, but fertilised with Thrive and watered well with tank water. Grew rapidly in the spring and produced several berries Oct 2008.

Continued to grow throughout the summer and now has many climbing runners 3 to 4 metres in length.

Fruiting Months October and November

Height 3 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Water Given in: Winter

Pollination: No

Fertiliser or Organics Used: Thrive

Pest Control: none


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