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Spicezee - Nectarine x Plum (Grafted) 10/10

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Update: 286 days 18hrs

Comments: -

   Heard about this fruit tree from one of Tom Spellman's excellent YouTube videos for Dave Wilson Nursery. He raves about it, and from what I've read, it's certainly worth raving about. Bought this as a potted tree rather than a bare root tree, and planted it in a garden bed in late October 2017 (Gold Coast). I prepared the bed with compost, chicken poop compost, and Dynamic Lifter, and watered the tree in with a healthy dose of Seasol. The entire bed has a thick layer of cane mulch.

   It has thrived, and at present (Jan 2018) it's about one metre tall. As with all my other trees, it will be pruned regularly so it grows no taller than 150-180cm. It's self-pollinating, but there are plum and nectarine trees nearby to perhaps give it a boost with some cross-pollinating.

   I fertilise with varying ratios and amounts of Dynamic Lifter or Rooster Booster, sulphate of potash, and blood and bone at the beginning of spring, summer and autumn. I also give fortnightly foliar sprays of a diluted solution of Seasol, Powerfeed for flowers and fruit, soluble sulphate of potash, and Epsom salts during the non-dormant months.

   I use a soil moisture meter, and water as necessary.

   If the tree continues at its current growth rate, I'm hoping it will be strong enough and the root structure developed enough that I can leave a few fruit on next season to taste.

Planted: 2017

Height 1 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Pollination: Cross Pollination

Cross Pollinator Variety: Two plum and three nectarine trees

Pest Control: Occasional Eco-Neem spray, and copper spray during dormancy. When fruiting the fruit will be bagged against fruit fly.

Organic Status:Partially Organic


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Dwarf Apple - Dorsett Golden (Grafted) 10/10

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Update: 286 days 18hrs

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   I love apples, but I'm sick of the tasteless ones sold in supermarkets, so three trees should keep us going for hopefully nearly six months of the year.

   Bought from Daleys and planted mid Nov 2017 (Gold Coast) in a garden bed next to a dwarf tropical anna (left) and dwarf tropic sweet (centre). These three form a triple planting about 45cm apart under the Dave Wilson Nursery backyard orchard concept. The entire bed has a thick layer of cane mulch. At present (Jan 2018) they are about 90cm tall, and will be pruned regularly so they grow no taller than 150-180cm.

   I fertilise with varying ratios and amounts of Dynamic Lifter or Rooster Booster, sulphate of potash, and blood and bone at the beginning of spring, summer and autumn. I also give fortnightly foliar sprays of a diluted solution of Seasol, Powerfeed for flowers and fruit, soluble sulphate of potash, and Epsom salts during the non-dormant months.

   I use a soil moisture meter, and water the trees as necessary.

   All three apple trees are very healthy and growing vigorously, and the grafts are very strong.

Planted: 2017

Height 90 Centimetres

Growing: In the Ground

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Pollination: Cross Pollination

Cross Pollinator Variety: Dwarf tropic sweet and dwarf tropical anna

Pest Control: Occasional Eco-Neem spray, and copper spray during dormancy. When fruiting the fruit will be bagged against fruit fly.

Organic Status:Partially Organic


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Dwarf Apple - Tropical Anna (Grafted) 10/10

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Update: 286 days 18hrs

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   I love apples, but I'm sick of the tasteless ones sold in supermarkets, so three trees should keep us going for hopefully nearly six months of the year.

   Bought from Daleys and planted mid Nov 2017 (Gold Coast) in a garden bed next to a dwarf tropic sweet (centre) and dwarf dorsett golden (on right). These three form a triple planting about 45cm apart under the Dave Wilson Nursery backyard orchard concept. The entire bed has a thick layer of cane mulch. At present (Jan 2018) they are about 90cm tall, and will be pruned regularly so they grow no taller than 150-180cm.

   I fertilise with varying ratios and amounts of Dynamic Lifter or Rooster Booster, sulphate of potash, and blood and bone at the beginning of spring, summer and autumn. I also give fortnightly foliar sprays of a diluted solution of Seasol, Powerfeed for flowers and fruit, soluble sulphate of potash, and Epsom salts during the non-dormant months.

   I use a soil moisture meter, and water the trees as necessary.

   All three apple trees are very healthy and growing vigorously, and the grafts are very strong.


Height 90 Centimetres

Growing: In the Ground

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Pollination: Cross Pollination

Cross Pollinator Variety: Dwarf tropic sweet and dwarf golden dorsett

Pest Control: Occasional Eco-Neem spray, and copper spray during dormancy. When fruiting the fruit will be bagged against fruit fly.

Organic Status:Partially Organic


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Dwarf Apple - Tropic Sweet (Grafted) 10/10

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Update: 286 days 18hrs

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   I love apples, but I'm sick of the tasteless ones sold in supermarkets, so three trees should keep us going for hopefully nearly six months of the year.

   Bought from Daleys and planted mid Nov 2017 (Gold Coast) in a garden bed next to a dwarf tropical anna (on left) and dwarf dorsett golden (on right). These three form a triple planting about 45cm apart under the Dave Wilson Nursery backyard orchard concept. The entire bed has a thick layer of cane mulch. At present (Jan 2018) they are about 90cm tall, and will be pruned regularly so they grow no taller than 150-180cm.

   I fertilise with varying ratios and amounts of Dynamic Lifter or Rooster Booster, sulphate of potash, and blood and bone at the beginning of spring, summer and autumn. I also give fortnightly foliar sprays of a diluted solution of Seasol, Powerfeed for flowers and fruit, soluble sulphate of potash, and Epsom salts during the non-dormant months.

   I use a soil moisture meter, and water the trees as necessary.

   All three apple trees are very healthy and growing vigorously, and the grafts are very strong.


Planted: 2017

Height 90 Centimetres

Growing: In the Ground

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Pollination: Cross Pollination

Cross Pollinator Variety: Dwarf tropical anna and dwarf dorsett golden

Pest Control:

Occasional Eco-Neem spray, and copper spray during dormancy. When fruiting the fruit will be bagged against fruit fly.


Organic Status:Partially Organic


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Nectarine - Sunraycer (Grafted) 10/10

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Update: 286 days 18hrs

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   Bought from Daleys. Planted in Sep 2017 (Gold Coast) in a garden bed next to a white satin nectarine tree (on left). These two form a dual planting about 40cm apart under the Dave Wilson Nursery backyard orchard concept. These two share the garden bed with two peach and three apple trees, and three pineapple plants. The bed has a thick layer of cane mulch. At present (Jan 2018) they are one metre tall, and are and will be pruned regularly so they grow no taller than 150-180cm.

   I fertilise with varying ratios and amounts of Dynamic Lifter or Rooster Booster, sulphate of potash and blood and bone at the beginnig of spring, summer and autumn. I also give fortnightly foliar sprays of a diluted solution of Seasol, Powerfeed for flowers and fruit, soluble sulphate of potash, and Epsom salts during the non-dormant months.

   I use a moisture meter, and water the trees as necessary.

   Both trees are very healthy and growing vigorously, and love the amount of sun they're receiving.

Planted: 2017

Height 1 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Pollination: Cross Pollination

Cross Pollinator Variety: White Satin

Pest Control: Occasional Eco-Neem spray, and copper spray during dormancy. When fruiting, the fruit will be bagged against fruit fly.

Organic Status:Partially Organic


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Nectarine - White Satin (Grafted) 10/10

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Update: 286 days 18hrs

Comments: -    Bought from Daleys. Planted in Sep 2017 (Gold Coast) in a garden bed next to a sunraycer nectarine tree (on right). These two form a dual planting about 40cm apart under the Dave Wilson Nursery backyard orchard concept. These two share the garden bed with two peach and three apple trees, and three pineapple plants. The bed has a thick layer of cane mulch. At present (Jan 2018) they are one metre tall, and are and will be pruned regularly so they grow no taller than 150-180cm.

   I fertilise with varying ratios and amounts of Dynamic Lifter or Rooster Booster, sulphate of potash and blood and bone at the beginnig of spring, summer and autumn. I also give fortnightly foliar sprays of a diluted solution of Seasol, Powerfeed for flowers and fruit, soluble sulphate of potash, and Epsom salts during the non-dormant months.

   I use a moisture meter, and water the trees as necessary.

   Both trees are very healthy and growing vigorously, and love the amount of sun they're receiving.



Planted: 2017

Height 1 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Pollination: Cross Pollination

Cross Pollinator Variety: Sunraycer

Pest Control: Occasional Eco-Neem spray, and copper spray during dormancy. When fruiting, the fruit will be bagged against fruit fly.

Organic Status:Partially Organic


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Dwarf Peach - Standard (Grafted) 10/10

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Update: 286 days 18hrs

Comments: -

   Planted in a raised bed with full sun in late Jan 2017 (Gold Coast). Broke dormancy in late August, and produced eight attractive pink flowers. I allowed these to form small pea-sized fruit, then removed so the tree could put all its energy into establishing a strong root structure. The raised bed has a thick layer of cane mulch (about 150mm).

   I fertilize with varying ratios and amounts of Dynamic LIfter or Rooster Booster, sulphate of potash and blood and bone at the beginning of spring, summer and autumn. I also give fortnightly foliar sprays of a diluted solution of Seasol, Powerfeed for flowers and fruit, soluble sulphate of potash, and Epsom salts during the non-dormant months.

   I use a moisture meter, and water the tree as necessary.

   In the past year (to Jan 2018) the tree has grown really well (about 850mm tall), and this year I'll let it develop a few fruit for us to taste. I'll give it a bit of a haircut during winter when dormant.

Planted: 2017

Height 85 Centimetres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

First Fruited: 9 Months from Purchase in Pot

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Pollination: Self Pollination

Pest Control: Occasional Eco-Neem spray. Copper spray during dormancy. Will be covered in an exclusion net when fruiting.

Organic Status:Partially Organic


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