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June bug larvae - Can you rename threads at all in Daleys forum? And if so what should it be called?..183 days 20hrs
June bug larvae - Thankyou for laying out the information. And sorry Julie for the confusion, i mistakenly gave them the wrong identification. Well they do mature into the beetles like in picture 2 and I did find that they are commonly called Curl Grubs in there juv..183 days 20hrs
Avocado tree failing - Interesting Danny, well I did buy my Lamb Hass from Daleys so im sure it is, and it does show some dwarfing tendencies compared with my Secondo and Fuerte. Also another trait i noticed the Lamb Hass has; is that it flowers abundantly and the flowers hol..183 days 21hrs
Avocado tree failing - My Lamb Hass shows B type flowering traits like my Fuerte. Does yours? Nice looking fruit set too, gives me hope for mine, now in its second year...196 days 23hrs
June bug larvae - There called June Beetles or Christmas Beetles. "e;Christmas Beetle is a name commonly applied to the Australian beetle genus Anoplognathus"e; wiki. I've added two images for reference. ..196 days 23hrs
Dying avacado - Awesome info Jackfruit, but I'm just not sure how well certain species of bacteria will work against Phytophthora, if there is a large population of it to begin with. I'm sure composted manure has some measurable effect, to be sure!...but I reckon you..196 days 24hrs
Avocado leaves going brown - Hi BerylAnne, If I could get a photo that would be good, but im betting it is just cold damage from winter. it is nothing to worry about, it is most likely cold damage and purely antithetical at this stage and poses no threat to the plant. Is the av..197 days 0hrs
Avocado leaves going brown - Hey Mark, well I think im going to wait till the Pinkerton recovers enough to do some top working to my other avocados. I dont need a Reed right now. For the Hydrogen Peroxide I used the standard 3% solution that you can buy from any supermarket, not ..197 days 1hrs
Avocado leaves going brown - Hey Mark, nice to finally chat, i enjoy reading your forum contributions 👍 I swear H ₂O ₂ is a God send! I was surprised when my Pinkerton was performing the least well out of all my varieties since the description on Daleys says "e;e;e;e;..217 days 15hrs
Avocado leaves going brown - I think I may be able to have both varieties Mike, but I do have space issues. I potentially could use my Secondo to graft on a Pinkerton and Reed, as it is my most vigorous tree, I wonder how it compares in vigor to Reed? Does any one own both and can..217 days 16hrs
Dying avacado - Chicken manure as an effective anti fungal!, who'd have known? Cheers for the tip jakfruit' You learn something new everyday on this forum. I wonder if other bird manure would also be effective, like from cockatoo and budgie aviaries?🤔..217 days 17hrs
Avocado leaves going brown - I've heard Reed is the go to for avocado root stocks, i may crack a seedling. Out of the 3 cultivated varieties I have, do you think I need a Pinkerton as well? Or would I be missing out?...If you had to choose between a Reed and a Pinkerton to eat wh..221 days 12hrs
What fruit trees will grow true to - So guava (Psidium Guajava) do well from seed ey?? I could grow alot more varieties!..221 days 18hrs
Dying avacado - I would think it has something to do with the roots, if you dont think it is root rot maybe something is attacking the roots? I would get digging and investigate. Is there clay where you are maybe the feeder roots have reached the clay, which could ca..221 days 23hrs
Avocado leaves going brown - Yes it is completely normal for avocados to shed there old leaves this time of year, the more cold tolerant varieties will hold onto there leaves longer but even they will naturally shed there old leaves as a new rejuvenating spring flush of flowers and l..222 days 16hrs

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Plum plumcot pollinator - It is interesting to note on the website http://www.naturalhub.com/grow_fruit_cultivars_plum_new_zealand.htm it says Mariposa is the best pollinator for Wilsons early. According to these kiwi's, even though Santa rosa has compatible pollen it does not ha..Liked Answer 79 days 1hrs
Dying avacado - Composted chicken manure is also effective against Phytophora root rot, as is Phos acid. It was specifically Composted chicken manure against Phytophora. Interesting that Chicken manure is high in Phosphorus and the chemical Phos acid is also treatment fo..Liked Answer 197 days 0hrs
Avocado leaves going brown - I saved my Pinkerton too - not a great grower here. Perrys has Reed and they look like pretty good plants to me. Ive had root rot issues immediately after purchase and saved with above fungicide regime - grafted them to Reed and sold them in good conditio..Liked Answer 217 days 17hrs
Avocado leaves going brown - Luke... Do both.....Most varieties will take different varieties but commercial growers are using Reed as a root stock because of its vigor..... Mike..Liked Answer 217 days 17hrs
Dwarf red dacca banana in pot - Hi MegsyInMelbs, You should not too worry about growing Banana in Melbourne. They will grow fine in pot or in ground. The biggest enemy of Banana is wind. You can see the Red Dacca does not look good as the leaves torn away by strong wind. 1. Dwarf..Liked Answer 222 days 17hrs
Which peaches and nectarines should i plant - Kath - I'm actually planning to espalier mine as well - so it's good to hear you're already getting great results. I've actually been reading a book by Allen Gilbert and he recommends a fan, V or candelabra form for peaches and nectarines due to the f..Liked Answer 237 days 2hrs
Problems with white sapotes pics included - Yep, most of my Cherimoyas are leafless and just pushing new buds now, a couple still have some maybe 50% leaves but mostly they are almost leafless. Pity about the burn on the new growth but they will probably come back booming, I bet the sapotes will at..Liked Question 550 days 19hrs
Problems with white sapotes pics included - I've only had a couple of fruit from Macs Golden and I didn't think it was so crash hot myself. I think any variety will grow in Victoria but it seems they may taste different depending on where they are grown and what kind of soil etc. Vernon seems ..Liked Answer 550 days 19hrs
Problems with white sapotes pics included - I recently put my reinecke commercial, Ortega and vista white sapotes in the ground (last two weeks of autumn). All plants are over 1 and 1/2 years of age. The vista is fine but the reinecke and Ortega seem to be dropping leaves and developing black spots..Liked Answer 550 days 20hrs
Blueberry - Blueberry's in stock at Tass 1 trees!!!..Liked Answer 553 days 18hrs
Mulberry diseasevirus fruit drop - hi Luke, fascinating images! I was initially wondering if it was a nutrient issue too, however deficiencies tend to be more associated with leaf veins in terms of the pattern of yellowing. I'd recommend researching mulberry mosiac virus, as the early..Liked Answer 554 days 11hrs
Passionfruit problem - Hi all, Planted this Nelly (black) about 2 months ago. About 3-4 weeks later the leaves started to curl and "break" ?? There are no aphids on the plant, well watered, not over watered though. I have another in the yard and it's going gang-busters. I'd..Liked Question 556 days 1hrs
Mulberry diseasevirus fruit drop - I have the same problem as many people on garden forums around the net with my Dwarf Black Mullberry, premature fruit drop. About 4/5th's fall off. My mullberry is in in a 510mm 57L container, reaching 1.6m in height, (cut back once, in half) and at 2..Liked Answer 561 days 4hrs
Red bayberry - My red bayberry seeds are pre stratified the same as Jantinas. They were stratified in a fridge . They are fresh seeds- I opened one and it was very much alive. The literature suggests a term of cold stratifying followed by warm stratifying. So I have ..Liked Answer 597 days 17hrs
Pouteria lucuma - Hi Amanda, I would think lucumo would do very well for you. There is a very interesting book called Lost Crops of the Incas (your library may have it) which goes into detail about lucumo and it certainly sounds like I could grow it here and if you go back..Liked Answer 611 days 15hrs
White sapote dade and kampong - Yes, Kampong fully self-fertile,at least here in sub-tropics, so one would be enough. I had no pollinator, but very young tree set a large amount of fruit which it did not want to abort, so I removed most. The taste was delicious too - my husband dislikes..Liked Question 773 days 1hrs
King thai mango - Brain, I believe only one farm has SRD trees and is reluctant to part with material as he has a foothold in the NQ market now. Thye also need to be able to recoup the $$$ spent on importing the trees... They should grow true to type from seed though and I..Liked Answer 776 days 17hrs
Daleys vs diggers - Happy to report that Daleys' business appeared not disrupted by the floods. My order arrived promptly and well packed as always, unlike a delivery from Diggers that was just a mess of pots, soil and dead and mangled plants jumbled together. I was s..Liked Question 805 days 12hrs
Coffee - Hi Correy, I am obsessed with the perfect cup of coffee. I would love to grow my own but live in the western suberbs of Melbourne. Do you think it possible I might be able to grow and harvest my own coffee (given the occasional frost -1 in Aug and..Liked Question 891 days 21hrs


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