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BlackThumbed's Edible Backyard

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Location: MALVERN EAST


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Blueberry flowers falling off - That plant looks so healthy and vibrant! So it’s just weather? Hope so. It’s been so erratic in Melbourne. I hope they flower this year again. Thank you! ..233 days 18hrs
Blueberry flowers falling off - Hi everyone, Recently my blueberries have flowered. All was going well until the little stub left behind when the flower was pollinated turned purple and fell off! I don’t know what’s causing this and I can’t find anything on the internet. Images..235 days 15hrs
Peach leaf curl infestation - Hi everyone, For 5 years I've had a peachcot and nectarine double graft tree. It's given me no problems up until this year, where the tree was severely infected with leaf curl. The tree is too large for me to pick off all the leaves, and (fr..257 days 20hrs
What plant should i put here - Hi all, I have a small patch of space (~40cm x ~40cm) that gets at least 6 hours of part sun (larger peach tree shading it), it has really good loamy-clay soil and is rich in nutrients. What should I put here? I was thinking a blueberry but my soil isn..438 days 15hrs
Grape vine fruit identification - Hi everyone, Does anyone know what kind of grape this might be? Someone is advertising it on Ebay under the name 'piccolo azzuro', but is it the same as the Sauvingon Blanc grape or others? Cheers..473 days 22hrs

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Blueberry flowers falling off - Hey I had the same thing happen to mine they flowered early this year and died off but have flowered again and set fruit I put it down to the weather. ..Liked Answer 233 days 18hrs
Fruit fly control - Scott, your 'mossie net' will last longer if you erect a frame made of 2" black polypipe, so the branches don't snag. Just take the net down when you have finished picking, and it should last quite a while. Two lengths in a sort of cross shape at the..Liked Question 505 days 0hrs
Can i eat it - this may be Solanum laciniatum or a similar species. Sometimes it is used as rootstock for tamarillo (cyphomandra species) and it is considered safe as it doesnt pass on toxic substances to the fruit as some other rootstocks are known to sometimes do. ..Liked Answer 505 days 12hrs
Anyone ever heard of this cultivar - Hi BlackThumbed, I ordered Yalca a few times and they all good. For bare root, the timing is very important if the Apricot tree delivers before July then it should be fine. If it is delivered close to its wake up time then sometime its fails to grow. ..Liked Answer 653 days 11hrs
Anyone ever heard of this cultivar - Hi BlackThumbed, Dealing with Yalca you mean? Before purchasing from Yalca, I had previously purchased bare root trees from other suppliers, so I was accustomed to how other suppliers did business and how their products where represented, as far as ..Liked Answer 653 days 11hrs
Camellia sinensis1 - Is Tea ok to grow in Melbourne?..Liked Question 675 days 11hrs
Gellike substance - Hi BT THE Amber colored exudate coming from the excised wound is called Gummosis - a gummy gel-like substance cause by pathogens. In most cases healthy stone fruit trees can fight off and recover from the infection. But if the symptoms continue to pers..Liked Answer 724 days 11hrs
Anyone ever heard of this cultivar - Hi BT It's an old French heirloom variety. It's on offer at Yalca Nursery in Vic at the moment priced at $28.00 a pop. You can mail order it Now! Happy GARDENING :-)..Liked Answer 759 days 23hrs
Anyone ever heard of this cultivar - Hi BlackThumbed, Yes, it is a french Apricot and on sale at the moment. Cheers https://www.yalcafruittrees.com.au/shop/apricot-trees/tardi-de-bourdonel-apricot/..Liked Answer 759 days 23hrs
Budwood - HI BlackT I am planning to buy a triple grafted plum this coming winter (santa rosa, mariposa & flavor supreme). I can give the prunings to you but, it will still be a few months away if you can wait. Happy Gardening :-) ..Liked Answer 800 days 0hrs
Fig tree height issue1 - Hi Blackthumbed Traditionally figs are pruned during the dormant season from winter to early spring. Cut your fig tree 1/2-1/3 during the dormant season and harvest the stems that are between 1/2-3/4 inches thick much like the diameter of your pinky, b..Liked Answer 859 days 17hrs
Where can i get a devils fig - Can anybody help point me in the right direction to obtain either an established cutting or a plant of the Devil's Fig variety. I would like to try grafting an egg plant onto the Devil's Fig using it as root stock. Any advice would be great please...Liked Answer 864 days 13hrs
Seville orange - They are polyembryonic and normally grow true from seed if you can get hold of some. Only use fresh seed from citrus tho as they aren't viable when dried...Liked Question 897 days 0hrs
Fig cuttings from ebay - It helps a lot. I have collected lots of fig cuttings in Melbourne over the years. Screw up your courage, go and knock on the door of a house with a fig tree you like the look of and ask for a cutting. I've never had any trouble except once at a Salv..Liked Answer 897 days 22hrs
Grafting stone fruit - Hi BlackThumbed, Theoretically, you can graft most stone fruit tree in a single stone fruit root stock. This was proven by U.S. art professor Sam Van Aken who grafted forty different varieties of stone fruit into a single stone fruit root stock succe..Liked Answer 930 days 13hrs
Grafting stone fruit - Hello, i was wondering if anybody knew what you can graft onto a Nectarine rootstock. I know that we're coming into summer, but I wanted to know for the future. I was thinking of some donut peaches and some blood plums, but i don't want any incompatibilit..Liked Answer 933 days 13hrs

Strawberry - Lowanna (Seedling) 10/10

BlackThumbed's Edible Fruits
Update: 934 days 14hrs

Comments: - Sweet, delicious, and so much better than the supermarket.

Fruiting Months February, March, November, December

Planted: 2017

Height 0.1 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 4

Fruit Harvest: 0.4 kilograms per Year

First Fruited: 1 Months from Purchase in Pot

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Water Given in: Autumn

Pruned By: 5% in

Pollination: Self Pollination

When I Fertilise: When Fruiting

Organic Status:Certified


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Basil - Sweet

BlackThumbed's Edible Fruits
Update: 934 days 14hrs

Comments: - Sweet smelling and oh-so-good on pizza!

Fruiting Months January, February, March, April, October, November, December

Planted: 2017

Height 0.2 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Pruned By: 25% in Summer, Autumn, Winter

Pollination: Self Pollination

When I Fertilise: Spring

Organic Status:Certified


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Blueberry - Sunshine Blue (Seedling) 10/10

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Update: 934 days 14hrs

Fruiting Months January, February, November, December

Planted: 2016

Height 0.5 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 2

Fruit Harvest: 4 kilograms per Year

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pruned By: 30% in After Fruiting

Pollination: Self Pollination

Fertiliser or Organics Used: Potash, nitrogen, boron, potassium, calcium etc

When I Fertilise: When Fruiting and Spring

Organic Status:Certified


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Fig Prestons Prolific (Grafted)

BlackThumbed's Edible Fruits
Update: 934 days 14hrs

Comments: - Juicy, sweet with some honey-like notes. 

Fruiting Months January, February, March, December

Planted: 2015

Height 2 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Water Given in: Autumn and Spring

Pruned By: 10% in Summer

Pollination: Self Pollination

When I Fertilise: When Fruiting and Yearly

Organic Status:Certified

Question: Why haven't i gotten any fruit yet?


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Raspberry - Autumn Bliss (Seedling) 9/10

BlackThumbed's Edible Fruits
Update: 934 days 14hrs

Comments: - The fruit is sweet and tangy, and gives me memories of my childhood. So many raspberries!

Fruiting Months January, February, November, December

Planted: 2017

Growing: In a Pot

Qty: 1

Fruit Harvest: 65 Fruit Per Year

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Water Given in: Autumn and Spring

After Fruiting

Pollination: Self Pollination

When I Fertilise: When Fruiting

Organic Status:Certified


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