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Diana's Edible Backyard

Joined: 14/11/09 Updated: 14/11/09 Frost: None
Location: KENMORE,4069,QLD

About My Edible Backyard


Why Diana Love's Edible Plants

We moved into this suburban Brisbane house in early 2008. We have dug up most lawn, which is on heavy clay. I am making a screen of fruit trees around the front, as there is no fence. It's so nice to look at productive gardens beds with areas of shade rather than an exposed expanse of grass.

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ahimsa cottage says... [2502 days 18hrs ago]
Hello Diana, I am yet to upload photos but i too have been wanting to dig up our lawn to make way for fruit trees. I enjoyed looing at your photos cheers Samantha from Ahimsa Cottage

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Fruit Tree Forum Contributions

Diana Forum Contributions
Fruit falling off - Hi Neilo There has been some extreme weather, I would suspect that..592 days 20hrs
Weird fruit1 - The lemons have been stung when small. They will have hardly any juice. Probably by bronze orange bugs (citrus bugs). They are hard to get rid of, good nutrition and lots of water in summer helps, also vacuuming or knocking them off and squashing them...777 days 19hrs
Heritage apple scions tasmania - Huge number of varieties here if you are looking for apples http://www.thelostseed.com.au/heritage-fruit-tree-cuttings-scions/..902 days 1hrs
Macadamia nuts - Annie57 yes they are one of those native plants that don't like excessive phosphorus, so it might be a bit much in the chook yard depending on chook density. A bit of composted poultry manure seems OK- loads of fresh maybe not. Mine are not too far from t..908 days 23hrs
Nutgrass - Not a quick way, but if you keep pulling the leaves out (pulling it up or hoeing) so it can't photosynthesize it will get thinner and less vigorous, and eventually use up its stored starch. It depends how much you have. Chooks will eat the grass you pull ..917 days 8hrs
What is this vine - Thanks very much jakfruit etiquette and markmelb. That's exciting, those are both plants I didn't have. The leaves do look a little bit more like the bitter melon picture to me (some tiny spikes at the scalloped edges) but the seller said the fruit was ..917 days 9hrs
What is this vine - I got this from a Vietnamese grocer's in Brisbane. The Vietnamese name is written on it. It has round yellow fruit. Does anyone know what it is? I thought a type of passionfruit but the lady who sold it didn't seem to agree...921 days 6hrs
Sea buckthorn2 - http://seaberry-hippophaerhamnoides.blogspot.com.au/2011/03/sea-buckthorn-do-i-have-male-of-female.html..1119 days 19hrs
Cider apples1 - Woodbridge also has many cider apples with varying chill needs https://www.woodbridgefruittrees.com.au/4-cider-apples#chill-tolerance_normal-chill ..1149 days 21hrs
Prunus mume - I just bought one of these from the rare plant fair at Mt Coot-tha today. The stall was 'JAC Orchids, rare & unusual plants' based in Greenbank (western Brisbane). The owner propagates them there and said the chill in western Brisbane is fine for them. ..1149 days 21hrs
Edible pandanus - Yes. You need to protect it from getting frost or very cold and wet in winter...1204 days 19hrs
Toolangi delight potatoes - I have a new plan this year. I am going to grow these potatoes until they die from humidity, then plant the little tubers in pots, and do this repeatedly to keep them going until April when I can plant them properly in the garden. So far this is working- ..1282 days 20hrs
Lime suitable for container in seqld - I think any of them would be OK in a big pot. I have a productive key lime in a pot...1287 days 20hrs
Sour cherries prunus cerasus - I have one in western Brisbane. It fruits but only a few fruit a year, it is small and growing slowly...1287 days 20hrs
Bogi fair this sunday - Highly recommended if you are in Brisbane..1418 days 5hrs

Diana's WISH LIST

mandrono

Why Diana wants it: -

Sounds nice and suitable for pots.







Clove

Why Diana wants it: - I want to replace my chicken casualty, but nowhere seems to have this plant in stock any more.








Strawberry - Maroochy Flame 9/10

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Update: 1282 days 20hrs

Comments: -

Maroochy flame and Redlands Joy. You can't have too many, and they are pest free. I think I have to plant new ones after this season of third generation suckers, though. They seem to be getting a second wind, I thought strawberries were finished in November, but they are covered in flowers and unripe fruit again in late December.

Planted: 2009

Height 0.25 metres

Growing: In the Ground

First Fruited: 1 Months from Purchase in Pot

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Pollination: Self Pollination

Fertiliser or Organics Used: Planted in compost

Pest Control:

Only spraying with seaweed


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orange berry

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Update: 1282 days 20hrs

Comments: -

Growing strongly, nice glossy shrub. Fruit quite nice, but mostly seeds. Was moved to a less crowded spot after being shaded by native raspberries, but it didn't like the sun, so moved back now.

Planted: 2009

Height 1.5 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

First Fruited: 6 Months from Purchase in Pot

Water Given in: Spring

Pollination: Self Pollination

Fertiliser or Organics Used: compost

When I Fertilise: Winter and Spring

Organic Status:Organic


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banana- ducasse

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Update: 1282 days 20hrs

Comments: -

Also have a pisang ceylan. The Ducasse clump has two stems of four with fruit. All fruit in bunch went yellow almost overnight (16 kg at once, then one about 40kg with >200 fruit at once the next time). Fruit are very sweet and stringless, and they don't go brown in air.

Fruiting Months October

Planted: 2008

Height 4 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Fruit Harvest: 30 kilograms per Year

First Fruited: 2 Years from purchase in pot

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Pollination: Self Pollination

Fertiliser or Organics Used: large amount of chook manure and compost


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mathuranatha says... [2462 days 5hrs ago]
I would like to get a Ducasse sucker or two any idear where i can get some mat -0266795916 or mathuranathadas108@gmail.com

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Grape - Carolina Black Rose 10/10

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Update: 1282 days 20hrs

Comments: -

A fantastic shade plant, it looks beautiful. Does not go dormant until early August, and only for a month. About 15 bunches of grapes in it's first year, 30 second year, only six in its third year. I also have a Maroo seedless on an archway, which fruits about three weeks earlier than the Carolina Black Rose. Maroo seedless is sweet, Carolina Black Rose is quite sour.

Fruiting Months December

Planted: 2008

Height 3 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Fruit Harvest: 5 kilograms per Year

First Fruited: 1 Years from purchase in pot

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Spring

Pollination: Self Pollination

Fertiliser or Organics Used: occasional seaweed spray


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au0rey says... [3491 days 7hrs ago]
Wow Diana, fabulous picture of your grapes. I also bought one from daleys and had it in the ground...first season. Do you happen to have more pictures of it? I would like to learn how you train it onto the roof? Can you send your pics to au0rey @hotmail.com I am having a bit of headache how i can do it. It is grown against the patio support pole. Has it been disease free since you had it? The young new leaves of mine come out curling and distorted. Do you have any idea why it is like that? Thanks!
Diana says... [3485 days 19hrs ago]
Thanks, au0rey, I have answered your questions in the passionfruit thread of the forum.
au0rey says... [2834 days 4hrs ago]
Hi Diana, this spring my vine finally put on flower clusters and loads of them. I am sure yours do as yours seem to grow very similarly to mine, on the roof beams. Do you trim off any extra shoots so that fewer clusters can have better fruit development or do you just leave them alone? Thanks!
au0rey says... [2768 days 4hrs ago]
Hi Diana, can you tell me what colour your CBR grapes are when they first appear? If green, when do they turn black? And are your grapes oval or round when young? I have a funny feeling that mine may not be carolina black rose.
Diana says... [2765 days 9hrs ago]
Hi au0rey, I prune off excess growth of leaves and shoots during summer as it is very vigorous. The grapes start off green and go black when ripe. Mine are just starting to turn. I have a Maroo seedless (a seedless sibling of the Carolina Black Rose apparently), which is already all ripe. They are both pretty round.
au0rey says... [2765 days 5hrs ago]
Thanks Diana, hopefully mine will turn round and black and be CBR.

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Mango - Glenn

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Update: 1282 days 20hrs

Comments: - Set quite a few fruit this year, but they fell off during the dry spell in November. Putting on a lot of growth now that it's wet.

Planted: 2008

Height 2 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Sun/Shade: Full Sun


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almond- all-in-one

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Update: 2362 days 21hrs

Comments: -

I only recently found out that it will grow and fruit here. Just planted.

Planted: 2013

Height 1 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Pollination: Self Pollination


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Apple - Dorsett Golden (Grafted)

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Update: 2478 days 20hrs

Comments: -

Espalier with a row along the fence of dorsett golden, dwarf anna, rome beauty, granny smith, sundowner, pink lady, huonville crab, bonza, and ballerina bolero. The sundowner, pink lady, huonville crab, and ballerina bolero were planted in 2011, granny smith and sundowner in 2010 and bonza 2012. Lots of flowers and frit on the granny smith and anna.

Planted: 2009

Height 2 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Pollination: Self Pollination


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GardenOfColumba says... [2049 days 3hrs ago]
How are the pink lady and Granny Smith fruiting now Diana?

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Soursop - Kyogle (Grafted) 7/10

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Update: 2725 days 16hrs

Comments: -

My favourite flavour ever. I hope it will eventually fruit.

Planted: 2008

Height 2.5 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Pollination: Self Pollination


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pandan

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Update: 2725 days 16hrs

Comments: -

Perfume for rice. Fresh leaves are not as strong as dried leaves I have tried, but still fragrant.

Growing: In a Pot

Sun/Shade: Low Sun

Pollination: No


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Cape Gooseberry

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Update: 2725 days 17hrs

Comments: -

Volunteer from under compost bin. This plant is attacked by three striped beetle every year, but bounces back and fruits well for long periods of the year despite this. The fruit is really nice, slightly tart. African yam (heart shaped leaves) is also a volunteer from the compost. This yam tastes nice grated and washed in lemon juice water, but oozes slime when cut, like a lamprey.

Growing: In the Ground

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Pollination: No


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Curry Tree

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Update: 2725 days 17hrs

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Fragrant leaves. They lose some flavour when heated, and need adding near the end of cooking.This plant has fruited twice this summer. Sharing a pot with thyme.

Planted: 2009

Growing: In a Pot

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Pollination: No


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chocake says... [1545 days 6hrs ago]
Hi, just noticed that the branches of your curry tree looks pinkisg - it has a pinkish tinit to it. mine has the same prob & wonder if its normal or is it a red spider mite issue

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Passionfruit - Panama Red

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Update: 2725 days 17hrs

Comments: -

Vigorous and yummy. Red panama has done best out of the several varieties I have tried on the fence.

Planted: 2010

Growing: In the Ground

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Pollination: No


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desert lime

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Update: 2725 days 17hrs

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I used to work somewhere where this grew wild, and I used the refreshing  fruit for cooking. The crushed leaves are gorgeous too. The other fruit that grew there I have not found for sale anywhere- currant bush Carissa ovata. It has sweet fruit like dates.

Planted: 2011

Growing: In a Pot

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Pollination: No


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Vanilla Vine (Cutting)

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Update: 2725 days 17hrs

Growing: In a Pot

Sun/Shade: Full Shade

Pollination: No

Question:

In the bathroom. Looks healthy but it will take a long time for it to grow large enough to flower at this rate.


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Lime - West Indian Seedling

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Update: 2725 days 17hrs

Comments: -

Flowers well, only a few fruit so far but it is still young. The other lime took 3 years to fruit well.

Planted: 2010

Growing: In a Pot

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Pollination: No


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Aspen - Lemon

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Update: 2725 days 17hrs

Comments: -

It seems impossible to overwater this tree, it was next to a paddle pool and had water emptied on it frequently last summer. It always looks glossy and healthy. Leaves smell lovely.

Planted: 2011

Height 2 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Pollination: No


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Japanese Raisin

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Update: 2725 days 17hrs

Comments: -

Sounds yum but takes a few years to produce apparently

Growing: In a Pot

Sun/Shade: Low Sun

Pollination: No


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Cinnamon Tree

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Update: 2725 days 17hrs

Comments: -

I have been trying to get one for years. A very pretty tree suitable for the subtropics, no fruit fly problems.

Planted: 2012

Growing: In a Pot

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Pollination: No


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tropical nectarine

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Update: 2725 days 17hrs

Comments: -

Very vigorous and lush. Growing in a sheltered, fairly moist but slightly sloping spot next to a fence. It has grown taller then the fence in ~ 10 months. No flowers or fruit yet.

Pollination: Self Pollination


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Peach - Angel Subtropical

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Update: 2725 days 17hrs

Comments: -

Prolific delicious fruit in its first year, and a nice looking plant. Needs vigilant bagging against fruit fly.

Planted: 2010

Pollination: Self Pollination


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Davidsons Plum - QLD

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Update: 2725 days 17hrs

Comments: -

In a pot in a shady spot. Looks healthy and growing fairly fast.

Planted: 2011

Growing: In a Pot

Pollination: Self Pollination


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Fig White Adriatic

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Update: 2725 days 17hrs

Comments: -

Also a new excel- both in pots. The excel is covered in fruit in its first year, the white adriatic is reliable (but not many fruit at a time so far).

Fruiting Months January, February, March, December

Planted: 2010

Height 1 metres

Growing: In a Pot

Spring

Pollination: Self Pollination


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Avocado - Secondo (A) ®

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Update: 2725 days 17hrs

Comments: -

Just planted. I delayed getting one, as only half the family likes avocadoes and we have clay soil. I have planted it on a mound on a built-up bed on a slope, so I hope that works. I like the idea that you can harvest at any size and they ripen off the plant. Also, you can use the leaves.

Planted: 2011

Growing: In the Ground

Pollination: Self Pollination


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Dragon Fruit - Pearl

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Update: 2725 days 18hrs

Comments: -

One in the front and one in back yard. Also a red dragonfruit.  Flowering December - March, but no fruit.

Planted: 2009

Height 3 metres

Growing: In the Ground

First Fruited: 2 Years from purchase in pot

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Pollination: Self Pollination

Fertiliser or Organics Used: compost and worm water, blood and bone


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White Sapote - Lemon Gold

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Update: 2725 days 18hrs

Comments: -

Fell over in heavy rain and wind and had to be staked up. Splayed growth habit. Had flowers and small fruit in first year, but fell off.

Planted: 2010

Height 2 metres

Growing: In the Ground

First Fruited: 8 Months from Purchase in Pot

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Pollination: Self Pollination


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Blueberry - Biloxi

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Update: 2725 days 18hrs

Comments: -

Also a Sharpblue and Gulf coast. Quite a few small blueberries over a long time (Nov-Dec, still flowering and new fruit in December)

Fruiting Months October and November

Planted: 2010

Height 1 metres

Growing: In a Pot

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Pollination: Self Pollination


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Cut leaf mintbush

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Update: 2725 days 18hrs

Comments: -

Smells gorgeous, and a haven for small animals

Height 1.5 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Pollination: Self Pollination


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Natal Plum

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Update: 2725 days 18hrs

Comments: -

Making a small hedge. Flowers after rain in early summer. A few fruit after two years.

Fruiting Months December

Planted: 2009

Height 1 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Pollination: Self Pollination


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Panama Berry

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Update: 2725 days 18hrs

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Planted in November. Second picture is April. Now 3 x 3 m. Absolutely covered in berries and flowers. The perfume and taste is lovely, and the flowers attract a lot of bees. No fruit fly or any other problems other than having to prune often to keep it in check. Fruits all year, but tails off in winter.

Planted: 2009

Height 3 metres

Growing: In the Ground

First Fruited: 2 Months from Purchase in Pot

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Pollination: Self Pollination


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Plum - Gulf Ruby (Grafted)

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Update: 2725 days 18hrs

Comments: -

Next to a gulfgold for pollination. Both are prolific, but the Gulf Ruby is a bigger tree. Plums taste absolutely gorgeous, rich and sweet. Gulf Ruby ripens in November, Gulfgold in December. Fruit need early bagging from fruit fly.

Fruiting Months November and December

Planted: 2009

Height 3 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Fruit Harvest: 2 kilograms per Year

First Fruited: 1 Years from purchase in pot

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Pollination: Self Pollination

Pest Control:

Fruit fly mesh sleeves


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Wampee

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Update: 2725 days 18hrs

Comments: -

I really like the taste of the fruit from the one at Northy Street city farm, citrus but a bit like custard. Flowered in October, some fruit set last year (but fell off)

Height 2.5 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 2

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Pollination: Self Pollination


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Sweet potato 10/10

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Update: 2725 days 18hrs

Comments: -

Planted from tubers bought at the markets. One orange kumera and a purple one with white flesh. Two clumping variety from Northey St in styrofoam boxes.

Height 2.5 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Pollination: Self Pollination

Pest Control:

None


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au0rey says... [3491 days 7hrs ago]
Oh my goodness! Your sweet potato creeper is incredible! Where are you located? Do they die and come back again? I am in melbourne and wonder if they would survive the winter. I am growing 6 creepers as groundcover around my growing golden sheen trees. Do you use the leaves? I am asian and i like frying them with sambal(dried shrimp) chilli. The tender leaves are yummy as stir fry even with chopped garlic.

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lemongrass 10/10

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Update: 2725 days 18hrs

Comments: -

The lemongrass is West Indian variety. Used for mulch. Also a cardamom plant, native ginger and ginger plants. They all like a lot of water.

Planted: 2008

Height 2.5 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 3

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Pollination: Self Pollination

When I Fertilise: Never

Pest Control:

None


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au0rey says... [3491 days 7hrs ago]
Wow they do flower and they do look a mess from here...I have five small clumps and I guess i am going to expect them to become like that haha...do you prune them or cut the long leaves back?

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Finger Lime

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Update: 2725 days 18hrs

Comments: -

Extremely thorny. Flowers after rain. I have three- one is a new ricks red, one is a wild type, I am not sure what the other is. All flower well but no fruit yet.

Planted: 2008

Height 0.5 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 2

Water Given in: Spring

Pollination: Self Pollination


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Guava Hawaiian

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Update: 2725 days 18hrs

Comments: -

Vigorous and absolutely covered with fruit every year. Trouble with fruit fly and something that makes them scabby (mites ?). I will prune off all unbagged fruit this year.

Fruiting Months January, February, March, December

Planted: 2008

Height 3 metres

Growing: In the Ground

First Fruited: 1.5 Years from purchase in pot

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Pollination: Self Pollination

Fertiliser or Organics Used: compost

When I Fertilise: Winter and Spring


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macadamia

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Update: 2725 days 18hrs

Comments: -

Four years old, as tall as the house, no flowers or fruit yet.

Planted: 2008

Height 1 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pollination: Self Pollination

Fertiliser or Organics Used: compost

When I Fertilise: Spring

Pest Control:

None


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jakfruit

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Update: 2725 days 18hrs

Comments: -

One fruit in December, but went mouldy and fell off in January rain

Planted: 2008

Height 2.5 metres

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pollination: Self Pollination


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rollinia

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Update: 2725 days 18hrs

Comments: -

Had a bit of scale twice now, but treated successfully. No sign of flowers or fruit.

Planted: 2008

Height 2 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pollination: Self Pollination


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carambola

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Update: 2725 days 18hrs

Comments: -

Growing well, with new growth and flowers. I have two for cross-pollination (one Kembangen, one unknown). No fruit yet, although both have flowered last year too.

Planted: 2008

Height 2.5 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Pollination: Self Pollination

Fertiliser or Organics Used: compost

When I Fertilise: Spring


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Michael says... [3492 days 4hrs ago]
Your leaves look green and lucious
Diana says... [3485 days 19hrs ago]
Thanks, Michael. I have got in the habit of giving it half a watering can full before I leave for work every morning (and the bananas and fig, and anything fairly new).

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pomegranate-javita

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Update: 2725 days 18hrs

Comments: -

A yellow-fruited variety. I also have a gulasha rosavaya next to this, covered in fruit (December). Some fruit split after rain, although unripe. I also have a red-fruited wonderful variety.

Fruiting Months January, February, December

Planted: 2009

Height 3 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

First Fruited: 2 Years from purchase in pot

Water Given in: Spring

Pollination: Self Pollination

Fertiliser or Organics Used: compost


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Lemon - Lisbon 10/10

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Update: 2725 days 18hrs

Comments: -

Very healthy, bushy tree, flowers and fruits continuously. It has really nice flavoured, large lemons

Fruiting Months January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, November, December

Planted: 2008

Height 3 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

First Fruited: 1 Years from purchase in pot

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Summer and Spring

Pollination: Self Pollination

Fertiliser or Organics Used: compost and chook manure, kelp and fish emulsion

When I Fertilise: Winter


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Lime - Tahitian

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Update: 2725 days 18hrs

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Now flowering and fruiting continuously after three years, covered in limes  (only a few fruit as a two year old). Seems to need the most fertiliser of any of my citrus.

Planted: 2008

Height 2.5 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

First Fruited: 2.5 Years from purchase in pot

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pollination: Self Pollination

Fertiliser or Organics Used: compost and chook manure, kelp and fish emulsion

When I Fertilise: Winter and Spring


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Cherry of Rio Grande

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Update: 2725 days 19hrs

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Nice looking plant. One of the few in the garden that have not yet fruited.

Planted: 2009

Height 2 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pollination: Self Pollination


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Kei Apple 10/10

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Update: 2725 days 19hrs

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Seven in a hedge. The spines are huge! Fruited first December 2011. Fruit is impossible to see until it turns orange and soon after, drops off the plant. The fruit is surprisingly aromatic and quite tart. I stewed some with sugar, and made some into chutney.

Fruiting Months December

Planted: 2008

Height 3 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 7

First Fruited: 3 Years from purchase in pot

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Summer

Pollination: Self Pollination


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Orange - Valencia (Grafted)

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Update: 2757 days 7hrs

Comments: -

Also a joppa (two years old) and a Washington navel (new in 2011). Only a few fruit on the older ones so far.

Planted: 2008

Height 2 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

First Fruited: 1 Years from purchase in pot

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Pollination: Self Pollination

Fertiliser or Organics Used: compost and chook manure, kelp and fish emulsion

When I Fertilise: Winter


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Celery stem taro

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Update: 2757 days 7hrs

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New. I had no luck with previous taro plants which dried out, but planting in the lowest part of the garden in the ginger / turmeric bed in a wet summer should get it established I hope.

Pollination: Self Pollination


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Berry - Elderberry

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Update: 2757 days 8hrs

Comments: -

Very vigorous. Flowered in first year.

Planted: 2010

Height 0.75 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Pollination: Self Pollination


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Clove

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Update: 2757 days 8hrs

Comments: -

Seedling snapped off by foraging chooks. Tried to grow cuttings. One looked green but did not develop roots (I gave it ~8 months).

Planted: 2010

Height 0.1 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Sun/Shade: Low Sun

Pollination: Self Pollination


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Pitomba

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Update: 2757 days 8hrs

Comments: -

Flowered but no fruit

Planted: 2009

Height 1.5 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Pollination: Self Pollination


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Comments

GardenOfColumba says... [2049 days 3hrs ago]
Any luck with them fruiting yet?
GardenOfColumba says... [1376 days 23hrs ago]
I got one last season, and have one developing right now. Very good tangy dried-apricot flavour.

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olive - St Helena

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Update: 2757 days 8hrs

Comments: -

Humid climate olive. Fast-growing, but no sign of flowers or fruit yet. One at Rocks Riverside park fruits profusely.

Planted: 2009

Height 3.5 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Pollination: Self Pollination


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Cedar Bay Cherry

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Update: 2757 days 8hrs

Comments: -

Two plants, one in shady spot. The beach cherries in the rainforest bush food section of Mt Coot-tha botanic gardens are lovely. No flowers or fuit yet.

Planted: 2010

Height 0.25 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Pollination: Self Pollination


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Naranjilla

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Update: 2757 days 8hrs

Comments: -

Vigorous plant, prone to falling over but stems grow along the ground then. Fruit take months and months to ripen. I have got rid of this now, as the hairs and spines on the plant are so noxious (they irritate your skin and make you cough- the fruit are not worth this).

Fruiting Months October and November

Planted: 2009

Height 2.5 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 3

First Fruited: 1 Years from purchase in pot

Sun/Shade: Low Sun

Pollination: Self Pollination


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Raspberry - Heritage (Seedling) 10/10

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Update: 2757 days 8hrs

Comments: -

Delicious and problem free except for grasshoppers. A williamette now too.

Height 1 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Fruit Harvest: 0.5 kilograms per Year

First Fruited: 2 Months from Purchase in Pot

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Pollination: Self Pollination


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Arrowroot 10/10

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Update: 2757 days 8hrs

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Looks lovely, survives periods without watering very well, grows fast, propogates very easily, and the tubers actually taste good. Used for screening.

Planted: 2009

Height 2 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 15

Sun/Shade: Low Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pollination: Self Pollination

Pest Control:

None


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sugar cane

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Update: 2757 days 8hrs

Comments: -

Black and green varieties. The black variety is beautiful deep purple and ornamental. Used for a screen and mulch, and sometimes juice.

Planted: 2008

Height 3 metres

Qty: 4

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Pollination: Self Pollination

Pest Control:

None


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Comments

eeling says... [2724 days 17hrs ago]
Another favourite, great to just boil it add rock sugar to sweeten, chill in fridge for a refreshing drink if can't juice.

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galangal

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Update: 2757 days 8hrs

Comments: -

Beautiful and delicious. I also have ginger, turmeric, krachai, native ginger and cardamom. Flowering very profusely in December.

Planted: 2008

Height 1.5 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Pollination: Self Pollination

Pest Control:

None


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Raspberry - Atherton 10/10

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Update: 2757 days 8hrs

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Growing very vigorously and taking over their patch of the garden (enclosed by concrete strips, next to lawn). Fruit is sweet and subtle.

Fruiting Months August, September, October

Planted: 2009

Height 1 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

First Fruited: 6 Months from Purchase in Pot

Sun/Shade: Low Sun

Pollination: Self Pollination

Fertiliser or Organics Used: compost

When I Fertilise: Spring

Pest Control:

None


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Midyim Berry

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Update: 2757 days 8hrs

Comments: -

Attractive sprawling shrub, with nice pink new growth and flowers. Flowers well, but no fruit yet.

Planted: 2008

Height 1 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 3

Sun/Shade: Low Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pollination: Self Pollination

When I Fertilise: Never

Pest Control:

None


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Mandarin - Miho Wase (Satsuma)

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Update: 2757 days 8hrs

Comments: -

Was originally not happy in exposed, windy position. I moved it to a new raised bed and it looks fine. A few fruit in its first year.

Planted: 2009

Height 1 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pollination: Self Pollination


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pawpaw

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Update: 2757 days 8hrs

Comments: -

Too tall to pick most of the fruit now, but I like feeding bats.

Planted: 2008

Height 2.5 metres

Qty: 6

First Fruited: 10 Months From Seed

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pollination: Self Pollination

Fertiliser or Organics Used: compost and chook manure


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Jaboticaba - Grafted

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Update: 2757 days 8hrs

Comments: -

New growth and green leaves after rain. Still no fruit.

Planted: 2008

Height 1.5 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pollination: Self Pollination


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Pummelo - Flicks Yellow 10/10

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Update: 2757 days 8hrs

Comments: -

Flowers smell gorgeous.

Fruiting Months November and December

Planted: 2009

Height 2 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

First Fruited: 0.75 Years from purchase in pot

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pollination: Self Pollination

Fertiliser or Organics Used: compost and chook manure, fish emulsion


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Fig - Sandpaper

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Update: 3137 days 18hrs

Comments: -

Growing luxuriantly. Fruit is nice, but not a very strong flavour.

Fruiting Months January, February, March, April

Planted: 2008

Height 1.5 metres

Growing: In the Ground

First Fruited: 1 Years from purchase in pot

Pollination: Self Pollination


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citronella grass

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Update: 3369 days 2hrs

Comments: -

A good screen and mulch.

Planted: 2009

Height 1.5 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 3

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pollination: Self Pollination

Pest Control:

None


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TRIED BUT DIED

kiwi fruit

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Update: 1282 days 20hrs

Comments: -

I have killed a male and three females by trying to grow them through summer (costing about $30 each- I'm not getting another one). They were next to the back fence in part shade, watered and mulched, but they don't like warm weather.

Pollination: Self Pollination


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TRIED BUT DIED

Pepper - Black (Seedling)

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Update: 2725 days 17hrs

Comments: - Seems not to like full sun and heat, despite the lable saying that. I have tried growing some from seed (Franchi seed packet) unsuccessfully.

Pollination: Self Pollination


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TRIED BUT DIED

Tea Plant

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Update: 3482 days 7hrs

Comments: -

Was in part shade, but scorched then drowned.


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TRIED BUT DIED

Abiu

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Update: 3595 days 5hrs

Comments: -

We had three days of frost, and that was enough to kill it. It had been in the ground for about six months and looked pretty healthy in summer.

Pollination: Self Pollination


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Comments

magsgaz1 says... [3387 days 19hrs ago]

magsgaz1 says... [3387 days 19hrs ago]
Hi Diana, you were asking about Key limes, I believe they grow well from seed, unlike other citrus
Diana says... [3369 days 1hrs ago]
Thanks. I found one at Bunnings a few months ago and it is in a pot (assuming that is what it actually is).

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