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Doshepherd1's Edible Backyard

Joined: 00/00/00 Updated: 10/03/17 Frost:
Location: SKIPTON


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Grapefruit and bees - My apologies if this is a duplicate. Thanks Jakfruit, I found that Daley's offers Honneff's Surprise, so I have ordered one. I'm thinking I'll try a lime as well, but not yet decided. I did order a Star Ruby, but that may have been too ambitious...960 days 9hrs
Grapefruit and bees - First question - has anyone in South West Victoria tried to grow grapefruit, and, if so, what variety? (Any details of your experiences welcome) Second question - can anyone give me an idea of how popular grapefruit is with bees? I know they like lemon..963 days 10hrs

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Grapefruit and bees - A White grapefruit would be better than red. The Wheeny is supposed to be better for cooler climates, if you can still find that variety. Honefs Surprise is a grapefruit like hybrid, but more orange flavoured. ..Liked Answer 960 days 10hrs

Dwarf Almond - Self Pollinating Papershell 9/10

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Very fast grower - it went from a nursery whip to about 4 metres in its first year. I think I would have purchased a whole hedge if I had known. Only a handful of almonds the first fruiting season, but I wasn't expecting any, so it was very exciting to have a real homegrown almond. It's a favourite with my chooks as the branches are quite low and the shade plus protection is good.


Picture is of the first real harvest, with heaps more still on the tree. I wouldn't mind planting more of these.

Planted: 2014

Height 4 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

First Fruited: 2 Years from purchase in pot

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Winter

Pollination: Self Pollination

Fertiliser or Organics Used: Seamungus

When I Fertilise: When Fruiting and Spring

Pest Control: The only pest control I ever use is mechanical - either me or my chooks picking bugs off.

Organic Status:Organic


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