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Location: MALVERN EAST

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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..117 days 13hrs
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..152 days 20hrs
Cotton candy - Hi Grape Vine, Would love to get ahold of some cuttings or a plant. BT..153 days 15hrs
Mango scion wood1 - Hi Caleb, How do I access the blog post? Thanks..186 days 13hrs
Ice cream bean fruit - Hi Caleb, Thank you for your response. I really appreciate it. BT..188 days 11hrs
Ice cream bean fruit - Hi, I was wondering when ice cream bean plants fruit, as well as if anyone has any fruit I could buy from them. Cheers..190 days 8hrs
Anyone ever heard of this cultivar - Thank you both for your replies! I'm so sorry I didn't respond earlier - it got lost in my emails! I wasn't able to order in time but with your insightful reviews in mind I will definitely use them (yalca) for my 'monet garden'. (lol) BlackThumbed..332 days 10hrs
Grafting plum - Hi everyone! So, at the moment I have a semi-dormant peachcot tree that i'd love to graft some blood plums onto. Firstly, would this combination even work? I know that most stone fruits can be inter-grafted, but i've never really heard of this comb..339 days 18hrs
Budwood - Hi Fruitylicious, I was just wondering how you were coming along with the plum tree. I would really appreciate acquiring the scionwood now as my fruit trees have already leafed out and are flowering. If you want the peachcot wood i'll need to hurry as ..339 days 18hrs
Gellike substance - Hi! So, during summer and early autumn I completed a lot of trial bud grafts on my stone fruit tree tree. I didn't expect them to take (it was more for practice) but the few that have stayed on the tree have been fine. However, the spots where the buds..405 days 9hrs
Anyone ever heard of this cultivar - Thank you both! I’ve looked at some reviews and apparently they aren’t all that reliable. Does anyone have any experience dealing with them? Blackthumbed ..438 days 22hrs
Anyone ever heard of this cultivar - Has anyone ever heard of the 'Tardie De Bourdonel' Apricot before? When I was growing up our neighbour had the variety and it was delicious, but I don't know where to source some scionwood or a tree. Any recommendations? Blackthumbed ..440 days 11hrs
Budwood - Hi Fruitylicious, My email is roycejlucas01 at(@) gmail . com I'd be more than happy to provide some peachcot scionwood, but i'd appreciate some tips on how to package it safely to you etc (I'm new to budwood harvesting!) Do you by any chance ha..478 days 12hrs
Budwood - Hi Fruitylicious1, I’d really appreciate that. Would you like an email to contact for my address in the coming months? Also, If you know, what are plums compatibile with? (Aside from the usual plum rootstock and peach rootstock) I have a multi graft..480 days 15hrs
Budwood - Hi everyone, Does anyone know where I can get ahold of some Yellow/white/red (blackboy) peach budwood, Apricot budwood or blood plum / golden plum budwood? I am willing to pay for postage if anyone has any they could spare. If not, does anyone know any..495 days 21hrs

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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 183 days 23hrs
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 184 days 10hrs
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 332 days 10hrs
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 332 days 10hrs
Camellia sinensis1 - Is Tea ok to grow in Melbourne?..Liked Question 354 days 9hrs
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 403 days 10hrs
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 438 days 22hrs
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 438 days 22hrs
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 478 days 23hrs
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 538 days 16hrs
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 543 days 11hrs
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 575 days 23hrs
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 576 days 20hrs
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 609 days 12hrs
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 612 days 12hrs

Strawberry - Lowanna (Seedling) 10/10

BlackThumbed's Edible Fruits
Update: 613 days 13hrs

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: 613 days 13hrs

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

BlackThumbed's Edible Fruits
Update: 613 days 13hrs

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: 613 days 13hrs

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

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Update: 613 days 13hrs

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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