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Location: FRANKSTON SOUTH

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Which apple variety has the best nutrients - An exerpt from this website "e;e;In order of antioxidant levels, the varieties ranked: Red Delicious (2,012), Northern Spy (1,548), Ida Red (1,479), Cortland (1,323), Golden Delicious (1,265), McIntosh (1,163), Mutsu (1,017) and Empire (782). The n..694 days 21hrs
Pollanition1 - Yes they will pollinate each other. Please have a look at the Flemings pollination chart in the image attached. Happy gardening ..694 days 21hrs
King that mango - Once the flower is fertilized, you will see a pinhead sized fruit, usually after a week? Im in Vic and mine flowered last November so there might be a difference in duration. For fruiting, granular fertilizer high in potash such as Sulphate of Potash ..703 days 23hrs
Woven planter bag size for mango and - Hie there Its advised to start off with a smaller bag to avoid overwhelming/drowning the roots. for example if the pot you bought it in was a 2L pot, pot up to a 35L bag and it will last it for some years before needing to re-pot. As they grow talle..703 days 23hrs
Black sapote1 - You wait until the calyx rises off the fruit as explained in Kaths video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nMvIlsQT_LY..705 days 4hrs
White sapote cherimoya persimmon scion swap - I have a Lemon Gold White Sapote and would not mind grafting a different variety onto it. Its quite cold now here in Melb and the graft might not take for me...729 days 19hrs
Repotting fuit trees - Hi Peter, its generally done while they are dormant as they may suffer transplant shock if done now. But as alfred said, they are tough plants. I have re-potted many during the hot melbourne summer with no issues...814 days 3hrs
Black genoa fig2 - No worries. Give it the transplanting dose of seasol and put a temporary shade around it for a week and it should be fine. Also get as much of the rootball as possible to avoid transplant shock...816 days 3hrs
Black genoa fig2 - Hie has it been fertilized at all and is it fruiting? Mine are in pots and the young ones have been fertilized and are growing really well, doubling their size in a matter of 2 months. The ones that are fruiting have stopped growing to put their energy in..817 days 9hrs
Repotting fuit trees - I would wait until the plants are dormant, you can root prune them and trim the branches back to keep them manageable. A lot of people on the "e;e;Figs4Fun"e;e; forum do it to keep their container figs manageable. or google "e;Root prune conta..817 days 10hrs
Pink guava bareroot - congratulations! Thats good to know it survived and is begging to thrive. A combination of Seasol and shade has saved a lot of my transplants. ..819 days 1hrs
Dwarf papaya torpedo - Hie Rob from "e;Robs backyard farming"e; made a self watering planter from half cut 200L drum and has had plenty of fruit (if you follow is facebook page) He shows you how to make the self watering planter on his youtube channel too. So it can be ..822 days 21hrs
Repotting fuit trees - Hie how big are they and what pots are they currently in? ..822 days 21hrs
Dwarf mango5 - Im in victoria which is colder than you i believe? Im growing a Kensignton pride seedling and a grafted dwarf irwin from Daleys. The dwarf irwin produced flowers the first year (few months ago)and i am now waiting new growth. The kensington pride flushed..856 days 22hrs
Fast growing deciduous fruit trees - i second the peach. Top tip: wait until june and get a bare root peach or nectarine tree from bunnings. They will fruit the same year you get them they are also fast growing too. If you want figs, you may need to construct a "e;fig pit"e; to conta..856 days 23hrs

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Repotting fuit trees - Figs are about the toughest of plants. I don't want to insult your trees, so please don't take this wrongly- figs make good bonsais and bonsai fig trees produce figs if they are given enough light and warmth. At TAFE, each year the bonsais were taken ..Liked Answer 816 days 3hrs

Fig - LSU Gold (Cutting) 10/10

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Update: 802 days 23hrs

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After hearing good things about this fig, i decided to get it. Planted in the same fig mix of coir, compost and potting mix and added dynamic lifter and garden lime. 3 weeks into planting it started to branch and has since produced figs which are currently growing. I will update on growth habit and fruit taste (provided it won't fall off considering its its first year).

Update: Unfortunately the figs fell off due to its young age. but on a positive note, the fig tree has more than foubled in height and has branched out so next season it will be stong enough to hold figs.

Fruiting Months February and March

Planted: 2016

Height 0.5 metres

Growing: In a Pot

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pollination: Self Pollination

Fertiliser or Organics Used: Dynamic Lifter, sulphate of potash

When I Fertilise: When Fruiting and Spring

Organic Status:Organic


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Edward3 says... [117 days 0hrs ago]
Have you been able to taste the figs? How do they rate?
Figbarron says... [116 days 5hrs ago]
Last year it bore for the first time. Fruit was honey sweet and very good for a first year tree. This year will be very good I can tell.LSU gold is very prolific and a must have if you like sweet honey figs

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Fig White Genoa (Cutting) 10/10

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Update: 802 days 24hrs

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Saw this at bunnings and quickly snapped it up. It was purchased as an advanced tree (250mm pot) about  2 years old and about 1.2m tall. 3 weeks later it has about 16 figs growing on it.  It has been transplanted in a 25L bucket in general potting mix ammended with compost, dolomite lime, sulphate of potash and dynamic lifter. I'll update on how the figs taste, size e.t.c.

Update:

The fruit is quite sweet, even sweeter if left for longer on the tree. The sie of the fig is around 85g in weight. The fruit are succeptible to splitting if it rains while they are on the brink of ripening. Great eating fig!

Fruiting Months January, February, March

Planted: 2016

Height 1.2 metres

Growing: In a Pot

Qty: 1

First Fruited: 1 Months from Purchase in Pot

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pollination: Self Pollination

Fertiliser or Organics Used: Dynamic Lifter, sulphate of potash

When I Fertilise: When Fruiting and Spring

Organic Status:Organic


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Fig White Adriatic (Cutting) 10/10

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Update: 802 days 24hrs

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Purchased May last year from Diggers and arrived in a bad way. Started picking up in spring but it really accelerated growth in December as this variety loves hot weather. I pinched the terminal buds to change it from a single stem to a dual branched tree and in the process stimulated it to produce 3 figs. 1 fell off but the other 2 have gotten quite big. Its growing in a 300mm pot and i will update once the figs ripen on its taste and growth habit.

Update: 
Pinching the growth tips encourages branching and produces a lot of fruit on this variety. The fruit is quite sweet and large about 90-100g. Highly recommended


Fruiting Months January, February, December

Height 0.5 metres

Growing: In a Pot

Qty: 1

First Fruited: 7 Months from Purchase in Pot

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pollination: Self Pollination

Fertiliser or Organics Used: dynamic lifter, sulphate of potash

Organic Status:Organic


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Dwarf Fig - Brown (Cutting) 10/10

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Update: 802 days 24hrs

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I purchased this fig in Late November and planted it in a 300mm pot with a protting mix of 30-30-30% coconut coir, compost and potting mix and mixed with organic fertilizer and some lime. Within 3 weeks it started to produce figs as well as push new growth. I will update on the taste of the figs and and growth behaviour.


UPDATE:

So it has fruited! The fruit is medium size and quite sweet. The tree itself has doubled in height and still growing despite it having fruit on it. Highly recommended! 

Fruiting Months January, February, March, April, December

Planted: 2016

Height 0.4 metres

Growing: In a Pot

Qty: 1

First Fruited: 1 Months from Purchase in Pot

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pollination: Self Pollination

Fertiliser or Organics Used: Dynamic lifter, sulphate of potash

When I Fertilise: When Fruiting and Spring

Organic Status:Certified


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Markmelb says... [820 days 8hrs ago]
FB - Have some grafted cherimoyas if your interested - marcus05australia at yahoo com au can swap honey gold for some dwarf brown come winter?
Figbarron says... [819 days 8hrs ago]
I have sent you an email.

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Fig Excel (Cutting) 10/10

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Update: 890 days 22hrs

Comments: - Obtained from Bulleen Arts and Garden. The tree appears to be an advanced tree (200mm pot) and about 1m tall. it has about 3 small figs this year and hopefully they stay on and its pushing new growth. Its been transplanted in a 250mm pot and i will update on the taste of the fruit taste and growth

Planted: 2016

Height 1 metres

Growing: In a Pot

Qty: 1

First Fruited: 1 Months from Purchase in Pot

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pollination: Self Pollination

Fertiliser or Organics Used: Dynamic Lifter, sulphate of potash

When I Fertilise: When Fruiting and Spring

Organic Status:Organic


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