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Darren's Edible Backyard

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Location: BLACKBUTT

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george says... [497 days 21hrs ago]
Hi, I also bought the prunus mume 7 years ago from that same ebay seller. It NEVER loses its leaves! Have never had any ume fruit! I have a dozen cuttings of these now, think Ill use this is a root stock. George Bluemountains

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Prunus mume - So FINALLY I have fruit!The white flowering ebay variety.I have noticed differences in the two plants in the garden.The largest and most vigourous was covered with blossom this year but fruit set is very patchy..the fruit are classic green ume. The neglec..302 days 8hrs
Grafting the mother citrus onto is seedlings - I have a sneaky feeling the neighbour's bush lemon may have been the culprit.I guess I will just wait for the yuzu and mandarin to finish fruiting and try next flowering season.On top of the brown rot on the stone fruit and the problematic grape vines......490 days 24hrs
Table grape issues - Thanks chookie2 I stumbled upon that article last week and it looks very much like what my vines are doing. It would be horrible if that disease had a foothold here.Might be time to get rid of these vines...496 days 23hrs
Table grape issues - my vines have never been fed..I noticed that the young leaf clusters seem to be dying back as though windburned.brown tips and no vigour.The vines are north facing and get reasonable sunlight but the same red blotches happen every year.I cut them right ba..496 days 23hrs
Grafting the mother citrus onto is seedlings - thank you! you are a legend! I noticed white spotting on the leaves of the Yuzu and the tree is quite healthy but it wasn't til recently I saw the scab..I have a lot of fungal issues in my yard, I don't know why.I will try opening it up, although it is no..496 days 23hrs
Grafting citrus - Fruitylicious1 cheers! I bought one of those ebay grafting tools to see if I could better graft.It seems like I am doing the right thing..I had no problems with my Plumeria and Hibiscus grafts but the citrus is being picky,,,thanks!!..496 days 23hrs
Grafting the mother citrus onto is seedlings - My yuzu is about 2 metres, 13 fruit on. I find they grow readily from seed but having no luck grafting. Also, have noticed white spots on fruit this year which I didn’t have last season. Some kind of canker?..501 days 1hrs
Table grape issues - The growth is vigourous enough and main stem is 2cm thick bit I am getting closer to just ripping them up and putting in a passionfruit. I will try to get the spur pruning right this winter, but I am wondering if it will be worth it...501 days 1hrs
Table grape issues - Thank you SueBee. The red blotch on one plant and the withered new growth on the other. Could be wind damage ...501 days 1hrs
Table grape issues - Vines have been in about 4 or 5 years and they grow quickly enough bit then seem to get red splotches between veins. I have crimson seedless and concord. No flowers and no fruit. :(..501 days 1hrs
Ants nests in pot plants - Amdro only thing thatt works for CBA but they quickly reinvade...501 days 1hrs
Grafting citrus - My Grafted Yuzu has about 13 good sized fruit this year and I got some strong trifoliata cuttings that had taken over my Sudachi..I have been trying to graft some yuzu and sudachi cuttings onto those, but they just brown off and die.. maybe because I donâ..501 days 1hrs
Prunus mume - That is awesome!!!! Your tree is slightly different to mine, as mine has red tips on the new growth.Very attractive, but looking grubby at the moment, with many of the leaves deformed..thinking maybe aphids (can't see any) or some kind of virus.Glad to he..558 days 3hrs
Citrus grafting expertshelp please - Thank you! Yes definitely the Trifoliata! I will follow your advice and might even try grafting a yuzu bud onto the rootstock while at it...637 days 6hrs
Citrus grafting expertshelp please - Last year I bought a rather expensive grafted Sudachi from a well-known supplier (Not Daleys). It arrived at about 10 cm tall with a tiny little graft and remember not being particularly impressed at the time. After letting this thing grow for a year,..640 days 10hrs

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Table grape issues - This may help.Hope I am wrong. https://doubleavineyards.com/news/2013/11/23/grapevine-red-blotch-disease/ This may be more help in ID https://doubleavineyards.com/news/category/disease-and-pest-management/..Liked Answer 496 days 23hrs
Table grape issues - Hi Darren According to viticulture experts there are a few reasons why grapes fail to produce flowers and fruits: 1. Sunlight - Proper sunlight is needed to initiate the development of flower clusters inside the buds. Lack of sunlight due to canopy ..Liked Answer 496 days 23hrs
Grafting the mother citrus onto is seedlings - Your Yuzu tree is infected with fungal pathogen called citrus scab (elsinoe fawcettii). Fruits are infected in their early stages of development. On the rind of developed fruits, raised lesions are formed with different shape, size and color according to ..Liked Answer 496 days 23hrs
Grafting citrus - Hi Darren I have tried inter-grafting different citrus varieties on each other with good success (orange, mandarin, lemon, lime). Normally i just used the cleft graft nothing fancy. I just insert the desired scion into the chosen rootstock split in the..Liked Answer 496 days 23hrs
Table grape issues - No pic or link attached Darren? Been a bad year for Botrytis rot and Mildew in grapes due to the rainy and humid weather...Liked Answer 501 days 1hrs

Kumquat - Nagami (Grafted) 10/10

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Update: 1076 days 9hrs

Comments: -

It is has grown reasonably well and is covered in delicious fruit right now. Leaves are pale green in new growth so am trying to get it more established and healthy.


I intend to espalier/fan train the tree after fruiting.

Fruiting Months May, June, July, August

Height 1.3 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Fruit Harvest: 25 Fruit Per Year

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Water Given in: Spring

After Fruiting

Pollination: Self Pollination

Fertiliser or Organics Used: chicken manure

When I Fertilise: When Fruiting, Winter, Spring

Pest Control: eco oil

Organic Status:Organic


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sudachi (Grafted) 5/10

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Update: 1076 days 9hrs

Comments: - I loved sudachi when I lived in Japan. This was a very expensive purchase (online) and I am hoping that it grows well.My garden is limited as far as full sun goes.

Planted: 2016

Height 40 Centimetres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pollination: Self Pollination

Fertiliser or Organics Used: chicken manure

When I Fertilise: Winter and Spring

Pest Control: eco oil

Organic Status:Organic


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Fig - Brown Turkey (Grafted) 5/10

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Update: 1076 days 9hrs

Comments: - It was on sale at Bunnings looking very neglected.Currently looking more happy in a pot waiting to regather itself. I may end up espaliering it to keep it manageable.

Height 50 Centimetres

Growing: In a Pot

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Summer

Pollination: Self Pollination

Fertiliser or Organics Used: chicken manure

When I Fertilise: Winter and Spring

Pest Control: eco oil

Organic Status:Organic


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prunus mume (Seedling) 5/10

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Update: 1076 days 9hrs

Comments: - Lovely green bush with red twigs and new growth.Bought for flowers and fruit but it stubbornly refuses to lose it's leaves in winter so may not be a permanent fixture.I have three..acoording to the ebay seller it has white flowers and is  a low chill varietal.Who knows? 

Planted: 2014

Height 2 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 3

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Summer

Pollination: Self Pollination

When I Fertilise: Never

Pest Control: eco oil

Question: never loses it's leaves, despite being in the Illawarra, where it gets quite cold.


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Dwarf Kumquat Meiwa (Grafted) 5/10

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Update: 1076 days 9hrs

Comments: - The plant was a little underloved when I bought it from a nursery. I have recently pruned it to try to fan train it along wires.It did not flower or fruit last year, but hopefully with some new growth and love..

Height 1 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Spring

Pollination: Self Pollination

Fertiliser or Organics Used: chicken manure

Pest Control: eco oil

Organic Status:Organic


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Dwarf Persimmon - Ichikikijiro (NA) (Grafted) 5/10

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Update: 1076 days 9hrs

Comments: - growing reasonably well, pretty much left to it's own devices, with a bit of feed.Nice autumn colour, but the tree has not really spread out yet.

Height 2 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pollination: Self Pollination

Fertiliser or Organics Used: chicken manure

When I Fertilise: Spring

Organic Status:Organic


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Yuzu -Seedling (Grafted) 7/10

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Update: 1076 days 9hrs

Comments: - Got one fruit in first year which we used every part of..recently it does not look so well. Dropping leaves and the new growth is pale green...fertilising with chook poo and cow manure and gave it epsom salts and iron chelates to help perk it up.

Planted: 2015

Height 1.5 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Fruit Harvest: 1 Fruit Per Year

First Fruited: 4 Months from Purchase in Pot

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pollination: Self Pollination

Fertiliser or Organics Used: chook poo, cow poo

When I Fertilise: Winter and Spring

Pest Control: eco oil

Organic Status:Partially Organic


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