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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..455 days 9hrs
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......644 days 1hrs
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...649 days 24hrs
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..649 days 24hrs
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..649 days 24hrs

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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 649 days 24hrs
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 649 days 24hrs
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 649 days 24hrs
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 650 days 0hrs
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 654 days 2hrs

Kumquat - Nagami (Grafted) 10/10

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Update: 1229 days 10hrs

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: 1229 days 10hrs

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: 1229 days 10hrs

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: 1229 days 10hrs

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: 1229 days 10hrs

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: 1229 days 10hrs

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: 1229 days 10hrs

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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