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IanW's Edible Backyard

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About My Edible Backyard


Why IanW Love's Edible Plants

I love growing exotic fruits - seeing the plants grow, flower and fruit. I've grown
carnivorous plants for decades, its a whole new world in edibles. I have
very little space, as I'm in a flat on the side of a house. All my
fruit trees need to be dwarf or kept small.

Comments

Farouk says... [304 days 12hrs ago]
Hello Ian, wow very interesting! would you have any Carnivorous plant seeds at all that I could buy? Which city are you growing all these at ?
IanW says... [274 days 15hrs ago]
Hi Farouk, I'm in Ashfield in Sydney. Yes, I do have carnivorous plant seeds for sale on behalf of the Australasian Carnivorous Plant society. I have a PDF seed list.
Farouk says... [143 days 18hrs ago]
Hi Ian, Hope you are well & having a fruitful season, so sorry I just seen your reply! I was just reading your Achacha plant comment, very cool plant you got there, if you are lucky & still interested Cabramatta has some Achacha fruit for sale right now $10 for 2kgs - fruit store is inside little shopping center inside across from Woolworths Cabramatta. Sure I would like to see the pdf of the Carnivorous Plant if possible, do you have a link to it ?
IanW says... [143 days 17hrs ago]
You can see the seed list here: https://archive.org/download/SeedBankPage2018January/Seed%20Bank%20Page-2018-January.pdf Would you have the address or name of the fruit store? I don't know Cabramatta, but I can get a train there. I saw on facebook that Harris farms sell Achacha fruit for twice as much $13/kg!
Farouk says... [142 days 3hrs ago]
Thanks for the link, It’s an easy one just go to Cabramatta station & across from the station is woolworths, across from woolworths in the same building walking area is the fruit store which can’t be missed, they have fruit all the way to the main walking area. Comparing to Harris farm the achacha here is much cheaper & also isn’t as pretty but tastes just fine they have spots on them etc. Also you will find plenty of fruit stores around here if you go for a short walk around the area, take a walk down John St also.
Farouk says... [141 days 20hrs ago]
If you look at this photo here: http://tinypic.com/r/mhggwj/9 You will see woolworths is on the right in green & the person in red walking in the distance on the left that’s is where the fruit store is just in front of them. The store exactly across from woolworths is just a grocery store that also sells some fruit/veg.
IanW says... [136 days 11hrs ago]
Thanks Farouk! I visited Cabramatta and bough 3kg of Achacha fruit. Delicious! Now need to find room for the next tree in my wish list that has just come in stock.
Farouk says... [135 days 14hrs ago]
Excellent! Glad you found them. Which tree might that be ?

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Miracle Fruit (Cutting) 7/10

IanW's Edible Fruits
Update: 252 days 17hrs

Comments: - Looking forward to trying the fruit's effects.

Planted: 2017

Height 30 Centimetres

Growing: In a Pot

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Full Shade

Water Given in: Spring

Pollination: Self Pollination

Fertiliser or Organics Used: blood and bone, pine bark

Pest Control: Indoors

Organic Status:Organic

Question: How can I help it flourish? Its been losing leaves since I bought it. I repotted it in a azelea, compost perliet and sand mix, which stopped the loss for the rest of Winter, but now the leaves are browning at the edges. In a few months it will be dead if no new leaves grow. I've now covered it with a plastic box to raise the humidity above Sydney's humid normal.


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Strawberry mixed (Seedling) 7/10

IanW's Edible Fruits
Update: 252 days 18hrs

Comments: - I have 5 different types of strawberries growing in a stackable tower of 20 pots.

Fruiting Months October

Height 0.1 metres

Growing: In a Pot

Qty: 20

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Pollination: Self Pollination

When I Fertilise: Never

Organic Status:Organic


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Dwarf Lime - Tahitian (Grafted) 7/10

IanW's Edible Fruits
Update: 252 days 18hrs

Planted: 2017

Height 1.2 metres

Growing: In a Pot

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pollination: Self Pollination

Question: How/when to prune?


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Midyim Berry (Seedling)

IanW's Edible Fruits
Update: 252 days 18hrs

Comments: - Reputed to be the best tasting native fruit.

Planted: 2017

Height 0.5 metres

Growing: In a Pot

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pollination: Self Pollination


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Achacha (Seedling)

IanW's Edible Fruits
Update: 252 days 18hrs

Comments: - Looking forward to the fruit. Last tasted the fruit 5 years ago at Carriageworks markets.

Height 1 metres

Growing: In a Pot

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Pollination: No


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Loquat - Nagasakiwase (Grafted)

IanW's Edible Fruits
Update: 252 days 18hrs

Comments: - Delicious fruit, medicinal tea from the leaves.

Height 1 metres

Growing: In a Pot

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Pollination: No


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Multi-grafted Blood plum and Apricot (Grafted) 5/10

IanW's Edible Fruits
Update: 252 days 18hrs

Comments: - I love blood plums, and the idea of multiple fruits on one tree - saves space!

Fruiting Months October

Planted: 2017

Height 55 Centimetres

Growing: In a Pot

Qty: 1

First Fruited: 0.5 Years from purchase in pot

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Pollination: Self Pollination


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Garlic Chives (Seedling) 8/10

IanW's Edible Fruits
Update: 361 days 15hrs

Comments: - Delicious.

Planted: 2017

Height 15 Centimetres

Growing: In a Pot

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Low Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pollination: No


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Spearmint (Seedling) 7/10

IanW's Edible Fruits
Update: 361 days 15hrs

Comments: - I'm after the rosmarinic acid nutrient for treating ciguatera fish poisoning.

Planted: 2017

Height 5 Centimetres

Growing: In a Pot

Qty: 3

Sun/Shade: Full Shade

Pollination: No

Question: How to use it in cooking?


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Rosemary (Seedling) 8/10

IanW's Edible Fruits
Update: 361 days 15hrs

Comments: - Tastes great.

Planted: 2017

Height 10 Centimetres

Growing: In a Pot

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Low Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pollination: No


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Brazilian Cherry (Seedling) 8/10

IanW's Edible Fruits
Update: 361 days 15hrs

Planted: 2017

Height 41 Centimetres

Growing: In a Pot

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Full Shade

Pollination: No


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Black Sapote - Seedling (Seedling) 7/10

IanW's Edible Fruits
Update: 361 days 15hrs

Comments: - Looking forward to trying the fruit.

Planted: 2017

Height 51 Centimetres

Growing: In a Pot

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Low Sun

Pollination: No


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Jaboticaba (Seedling) 5/10

IanW's Edible Fruits
Update: 361 days 15hrs

Planted: 2017

Height 24 Centimetres

Growing: In a Pot

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Low Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pollination: No


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Kiwifruit Gold Seedling (Seedling) 5/10

IanW's Edible Fruits
Update: 361 days 15hrs

Comments: - Grown from supermarket fruit seed. Best kiwi fruit I've tasted, with red flesh around the seeds. No idea if it will grow true.

Height 1 Centimetres

Growing: In a Pot

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Full Shade

Pollination: No

Question: Any way to tell seedling gender, or must I wait for it to flower in a few years?


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Blueberry Burst (Seedling) 8/10

IanW's Edible Fruits
Update: 361 days 16hrs

Comments: - I love blueberries. This one is dwarf and promises larger berries.

Fruiting Months July

Height 60 Centimetres

Growing: In a Pot

Qty: 1

First Fruited: 1 Years from purchase in pot

Sun/Shade: Low Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pollination: Cross Pollination

Cross Pollinator Variety: Nellie Kelly

Pest Control: Bird tape, carnivorous plants.


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blueberry - Nellie Kelly

IanW's Edible Fruits
Update: 361 days 16hrs

Growing: In a Pot

Qty: 1

First Fruited: 3 Years from purchase in pot

Sun/Shade: Low Sun

Pollination: Cross Pollination

Cross Pollinator Variety: Blueberry Blue burst

When I Fertilise: Yearly


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