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Buying fruit trees at bunnings yes or - I bought a Lot of Lemons (Meyer) from Bunnings about 8 months ago and it's going great guns in a 50cm pot (I'm about repot into a 75 litre planter bag after fruiting). It has about 12 lemons on it. I water virtually daily depending on weather and feed it ..1045 days 6hrs

Blueberry - Gulfcoast (Cutting) 10/10

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Update: 682 days 15hrs

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Still too young to really make any comment on it but seems to be growing well. Got new little shoots on it so it must be happy. 

I water virtually daily depending on weather. I planted in planter bags and raised garden beds with a BIG bottom layer of course grade pine bark then equal amounts of peat moss, coir peat, perlite and some pine bark mixed through the main medium mix and a really good thick layer of "small" pine bark on the top. 

I have 5 berries in the raised garden beds but am about to repot to planter bags as its easier to maintain PH levels, water, feed and relocate if needed to meet different weather conditions, or if you just change your mind :)

5/12/16 - UPDATE:  About 1m high now and growing beautifully. Blueberries are HUGE and taste beautiful! Most are the size of 10c piece. I've just completely netted the Blueberries today as a variety of birds are becoming a real pest! Can't blame them I suppose.

Can't wait to see what this little beauty brings on next season as it matures. My Biloxi (3yr old) produced about 3kg this year and the Blueberries arent as huge as this Gulfcoast.....good times ahead :)

I do have many other beneficial pollinators in very close proximity to the Gulfcoast. 

Feeding with an organic acid loving slow realease fertilser and a Seasol tonic about monthly and water about every 2nd day (most days lately in this heatwave) depending on weather...less in Winter of course. 

Fruiting Months January, November, December

Planted: 2015

Height 1 metres

Growing: In a Pot

Qty: 2

Fruit Harvest: 0.5 kilograms per Year

Water Given in: Spring

After Fruiting

Pollination: Self Pollination

When I Fertilise: When Fruiting, Yearly, Winter

Pest Control: Bird netting

Organic Status:Partially Organic


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Blueberry - Biloxi (Cutting) 10/10

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Update: 682 days 16hrs

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Had some nice blueberries off the Biloxi, not as big as the Misty,  though it's still very young. I've started to (with all my blueberries) remove the flowers and concentrate more on plant growth. I've pruned several weeks ago and already there is new growth. It's currently in full sun (I'm in Ipswich Qld so some fearce summer days) which I'm finding for most of my blueberries the 13 hours a day full sun is just too much to bare so I'm in the process of building a frame to net to assist with some relief from that afternoon sun (and birds of course when fruiting). So I'll see what happens over the coming months.

I water almost daily depending on weather. I planted in planter bags and raised garden beds with a BIG bottom layer of course grade pine bark then equal amounts of peat moss, coir peat, and perlite and a really good thick layer of small pine bark on the top. 

I have 5 berries in the raised garden beds but am about to repot to planter bags as its easier to maintain PH levels, water, feed and relocate if needed to meet different weather conditions, or if you just change your mind which I am prone to do  :)

5/12/16 - UPDATE: What a little beauty the Biloxi has turned into! Fruiting like a champion and just beautiful. Got about 3kg off this so far and it's still full of fruit. Just finished completely netting the Blueberries today as birds are becoming a real pest!

About 1 metre high now and getting quite bushy. I pruned really well last season before I transplanted from the raised garden beds to the planter bag and its never looked back. Feeding with an organic acid loving slow release fertilser and a Seasol tonic monthly. Watering about every 2nd day (except in this heatwave, it's been most days) and less in Winter. Still in the planter bag and going great guns. I do have many beneficial pollinators for the Biloxi in close proximity which has probably played a significant role in the higher yield. 


Fruiting Months January, November, December

Planted: 2015

Growing: In a Pot

Qty: 2

Fruit Harvest: 3 kilograms per Year

First Fruited: 2 Months from Purchase in Pot

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Autumn and Spring

After Fruiting

Pollination: Self Pollination

Fertiliser or Organics Used: Rose gardenia and azalea slow release (high acidity) and organic pellets

When I Fertilise: When Fruiting, Yearly, Winter, Spring

Pest Control: none yet


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Blueberry Burst (Cutting) 8/10

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Update: 682 days 16hrs

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Still too young to really comment too much yet. Only purchased about 2 months ago. 

It's currently in full sun (I'm in Ipswich Qld so some fearce summer days) which I'm finding for most of my blueberries the 13 hours a day full sun is just too much to bare so I'm in the process of building a frame to net to assist with some relief from that afternoon sun (and birds of course when fruiting). So I'll see what happens over the coming months.

I water almost daily depending on weather. I planted this smaller variety in a 50cm pot and made the medium as I do for all the blueberries. BIG bottom layer of course grade pine bark then equal amounts of peat moss, coir peat and perlite (with some more pine bark mixed through) with a good thick layer of small pine bark on top. 



Planted: 2015

Height 30 Centimetres

Growing: In a Pot

Qty: 2

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Autumn, Winter, Spring

After Fruiting

Pollination: Self Pollination

Fertiliser or Organics Used: azalea and rose slow release (high acidity), organic pellets and coffee grounds

When I Fertilise: When Fruiting, Yearly, Winter, Spring

Pest Control: none as yet

Organic Status:Partially Organic


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Blueberry - Powderblue (Cutting) 5/10

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Update: 1044 days 1hrs

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Way too young to comment on the plant itself yet. Purcahsed mainly as a pollinator for my 2 Blueberry Britewell. It's getting a bit of a beating from the sun at present as you can probably see in the leaves.

It's currently in full sun (I'm in Ipswich Qld so some fearce summer days) which I'm finding for most of my blueberries the 13 hours a day full sun is just too much to bare so I'm in the process of building a frame to net to assist with some relief from that afternoon sun (and birds of course when fruiting). So I'll see what happens over the coming months.

I water almost daily depending on weather. I planted in a planter bag with a BIG bottom layer of course grade pine bark then equal amounts of peat moss, coir peat, and perlite and a really good thick layer of small pine bark on the top. 

Planting in pots and planter bags I just find it easier to maintain PH levels, water, feed and relocate if needed to meet different weather conditions, or if you just change your mind on location, which Im prone to do :)

Planter bags I found really reasonably priced at a plcae on the Gold Coast and they do deliver. 

Havent done much fertilising on the Powderblue as yet but tend to use rose, gardenia and azalea slow release (high acidity), coffee grounds and organic pellets.

Height 40 Centimetres

Growing: In a Pot

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Spring

After Fruiting

Pollination: Cross Pollination

When I Fertilise: When Fruiting, Yearly, Winter, Spring

Organic Status:Organic


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Blueberry - Misty (Cutting) 9/10

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Update: 1044 days 1hrs

Comments: - Had some really big beautiful juicy blueberries off the Misty and it's still very young. I've started to (with all my blueberries) remove the flowers and concentrate more on plant growth. I've pruned a little several weeks ago and already there is new growth. It's currently in full sun (I'm in Ipswich Qld so some feared summer days) which I'm finding the 14 hours a day in full sun a bit too much to bare for most of my blueberries so I'm in the process of building a frame to net to assist with some relief from that afternoon sun (and birds of course when fruiting). So I'll see what happens over the coming months. 

Planted: 2015

Height 50 Centimetres

Growing: In a Pot

Qty: 3

Fruit Harvest: 0.5 kilograms per Year

First Fruited: 3 Months from Purchase in Pot

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Autumn, Winter, Spring

After Fruiting

Pollination: Self Pollination

Fertiliser or Organics Used: Azalea slow release, coffee grounds or organic pellets

When I Fertilise: When Fruiting, Yearly, Winter, Spring

Pest Control: none as yet

Organic Status:Partially Organic


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Dwarf Orange - Valencia 5/10

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Update: 1044 days 23hrs

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Planted November 2015. Too young yet. 

It's currently in full sun. I water almost daily depending on weather. I planted in a 75 litre planter bag with a BIG bottom layer of course grade pine bark then kind of equal amounts of good quality potty mix, coir peat, perlite and a shovel of organic pellets mixed through. A really good layer of small pine bark on top.

Planted: 2015

Growing: In a Pot

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

After Fruiting

Pollination: Self Pollination

Fertiliser or Organics Used: organic pellets and citrus slow release

When I Fertilise: When Fruiting

Pest Control: none as yet

Organic Status:Organic


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Dwarf Orange - Washington Navel 5/10

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Update: 1044 days 23hrs

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Planted December 2015. Too young to review. 

It's currently in full sun. I water almost daily depending on weather. I planted in a 75 litre planter bag with a BIG bottom layer of course grade pine bark then kind of equal amounts of good quality potty mix, coir peat, perlite and a shovel of organic pellets mixed through. A really good layer of small pine bark on top.

Height 60 Centimetres

Growing: In a Pot

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

After Fruiting

Pollination: Self Pollination

Fertiliser or Organics Used: citrus slow release or organic pellets

Pest Control: none as yet


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Update: 1044 days 23hrs

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DWARF ORANGE - PINEAPPLE 

Planted Decemeber 2015. Too young to review. It's currently in full sun. I water almost daily depending on weather. I planted in a 75 litre planter bag with a BIG bottom layer of course grade pine bark then kind of equal amounts of good quality potty mix, coir peat, perlite and a shovel of organic pellets mixed through. A really good layer of small pine bark on top.

Planted: 2015

Height 50 Centimetres

Growing: In a Pot

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

After Fruiting

Pollination: Self Pollination

Fertiliser or Organics Used: Organic pellets or citrus slow release

When I Fertilise: When Fruiting, Winter, Spring

Pest Control: none as yet


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Dwarf Orange - Valencia Seedless 5/10

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Update: 1044 days 23hrs

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Planted December 2015. Too young to review. 

It's currently in full sun. I water almost daily depending on weather. I planted in a 75 litre planter bag with a BIG bottom layer of course grade pine bark then kind of equal amounts of good quality potty mix, coir peat, perlite and a shovel of organic pellets mixed through. A really good layer of small pine bark on top. 

Planted: 2015

Height 50 Centimetres

Growing: In a Pot

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

After Fruiting

Pollination: Self Pollination

Fertiliser or Organics Used: organic pellets or citrus slow release

When I Fertilise: When Fruiting, Winter, Spring

Pest Control: none as yet

Organic Status:Organic


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Orange - Arnold Blood 7/10

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Update: 1044 days 23hrs

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Planted November 2015 so too young to be able to review anything yet. It's currently in full sun. I water almost daily depending on weather. I planted in a 75 litre planter bag with a BIG bottom layer of course grade pine bark then kind of equal amounts of good quality potty mix, coir peat, perlite and a shovel of organic pellets mixed through. A really good layer of small pine bark on top.

Looking forward to trying these :)



Planted: 2015

Height 1 metres

Growing: In a Pot

Qty: 1

After Fruiting

Pollination: Self Pollination

Fertiliser or Organics Used: organic pellets and citrus slow release

When I Fertilise: When Fruiting, Winter, Spring

Organic Status:Partially Organic


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Dwarf Lemon - Eureka (Grafted) 8/10

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Update: 1044 days 23hrs

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Planted in November 2015.  Too young to review.

It's currently in full sun. I water almost daily depending on weather. I planted in a 75 litre planter bag with a BIG bottom layer of course grade pine bark then kind of equal amounts of good quality potty mix, coir peat, perlite and a shovel of organic pellets mixed through. A really good layer of small pine bark on top.


Planted: 2015

Height 60 Centimetres

Growing: In a Pot

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Pollination: Self Pollination

Fertiliser or Organics Used: organic pellets or osmocote slow release

When I Fertilise: When Fruiting, Winter, Spring

Pest Control: none yet


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Dwarf Lime - Tahitian 5/10

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Update: 1044 days 24hrs

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Planted November 2015. So too young to make any review as yet. 

It's currently in full sun. I water almost daily depending on weather. I planted in a 75 litre planter bag with a BIG bottom layer of course grade pine bark then kind of equal amounts of good quality potty mix, coir peat, perlite and a shovel of organic pellets mixed through. A really good layer of small pine bark on top.


Planted: 2015

Height 60 Centimetres

Growing: In a Pot

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

After Fruiting

Pollination: Self Pollination

Fertiliser or Organics Used: organic pellets or citrus slow relaease

Pest Control: none as yet


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Blueberry - Legacy (Cutting) 5/10

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Update: 1044 days 24hrs

Comments: - Cant really review yet, havent planted. Just got them from Daleys. Will update when I have something to report.

Planted: 2015

Height 30 Centimetres

Growing: In a Pot

Qty: 2

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Pest Control: none as yet


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Tangelo - Minneola (Grafted) 8/10

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Update: 1044 days 24hrs

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Too young to tell. Just planted. 

It's currently in full sun. I water almost daily depending on weather. I planted in a 75 litre planter bag with a BIG bottom layer of course grade pine bark then kind of equal amounts of good quality potty mix, coir peat, perlite and a shovel of organic pellets mixed through. A really good layer of small pine bark on top.

Can't wait to try these babies :)

Planted: 2015

Height 1 metres

Growing: In a Pot

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

After Fruiting

Pollination: Self Pollination

Organic Status:Partially Organic


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Dwarf Mandarin - Emperor (Grafted) 8/10

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Update: 1044 days 24hrs

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Just planted November 2015. 

It's currently in full sun. I water almost daily depending on weather. I planted in a 75 litre planter bag with a BIG bottom layer of course grade pine bark then kind of equal amounts of good quality potty mix, coir peat, perlite and a shovel of organic pellets mixed through. A really good layer of small pine bark on top.


Planted: 2015

Height 60 Centimetres

Growing: In a Pot

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

After Fruiting

Pollination: Self Pollination

Fertiliser or Organics Used: organic pellets and osmocote citrus slow release

Pest Control: none as yet


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Dwarf Lemon - Meyer (Grafted) 9/10

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Update: 1045 days 0hrs

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Going great guns! Purchased about April 2015. 

I water almost daily depending on weather and fertlise about every 6 to 8 weeks. When fruiting is over I will be repotting into a 75 litre planter bag as I have with all other citrus and blueberries. 

Seems to be going well as it has about 12-14 fruit on it but it could do with some more room and better quality medium that provides better drainage. I've found that a good mix of pine bark, coir peat and perlite works wonders so the lemon will be getting that too when fruiting is finished as well as a prune.

Planted: 2015

Height 1 metres

Growing: In a Pot

Qty: 1

Fruit Harvest: 12 Fruit Per Year

First Fruited: 3 Months from Purchase in Pot

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Autumn, Winter, Spring

After Fruiting

Pollination: Self Pollination

Fertiliser or Organics Used: organic pellets and osmocote citrus slow release

When I Fertilise: When Fruiting, Winter, Spring

Pest Control: none as yret


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Lime - Tahitian (Grafted) 8/10

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Update: 1045 days 1hrs

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Planted about July 2015 in a 50cm pot. Going well, has about 3 small fruit. 

It's currently in full sun. I water almost daily depending on weather. I recently repotted it into a 75 litre planter bag with a BIG bottom layer of course grade pine bark then kind of equal amounts of good quality potty mix, coir peat, perlite and a shovel of organic pellets mixed through. A really good layer of small pine bark on top.


Accidently purchased thinking it was a dwarf. Oh well I'll just have to ensure I keep up with the pruning :)





Planted: 2015

Height 40 Centimetres

Growing: In a Pot

Qty: 1

First Fruited: 1 Months from Purchase in Pot

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

After Fruiting

Pollination: Self Pollination

Fertiliser or Organics Used: organic pellets, osmocote citrus slow release

Pest Control: none as yet


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