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Achacha (Seedling) 7/10

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Update: 67 days 10hrs

Comments: - It seems to be a slow grower but that said, Melbourne is hardly replicating the Bolivian Amazonian basin climate.

Pollination: Self Pollination


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Abiu 7/10

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Update: 67 days 10hrs

Comments: - Extremely ambitious but growing in a half wine barrel in Melbourne. Rock retaining wall on one side and brick wall on other to retain heat around it.  Fingers crossed.

Planted: 2019

Height 0.8 metres

Growing: In a Pot

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Pollination: Self Pollination

Organic Status:Organic


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Tamarillo - Orange (Seedling) 9/10

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Update: 67 days 10hrs

Comments: -

UPDATE March 2019

Now in ground. Gets watered by watering system every few days. In ground next to well established Meyer lemon.

UPDATE January 2019

Had a couple of 40 degree  days which caused wilting but most leaves bounced back with deep watering. Cut the top off once it was a metre tall to encourage branching. Keeping the water up to it - easy to tell when it needs water as the huge leaves start to look a little relaxed. Considering moving out of pot into ground in protected position.

INITIAL October 2018

I love red tamarillos so thought I'd try growing the orange ones for something different. Growing well since September (spring).


Planted: 2018

Height 1.5 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Pruned By: 20% in

Pollination: Self Pollination

Fertiliser or Organics Used: Manure, pea straw, lucerne, blood and bone

When I Fertilise: Winter and Spring

Organic Status:Organic


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Dwarf Mulberry - Black (Grafted) 8/10

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Update: 67 days 10hrs

Comments: -

UPDATE

Flowers every time I prune, without fail. I have mine in a big pot and it gets quite a bit of water and coffee grounds and seems to enjoy.  Is now about 1.8m with multiple branching points.

INITIAL

Thought I'd grow a dwarf mulberry to see what the results would be. Has put on quite a bit of growth - had flowers appear very quickly but all fell off over Winter - two made it through. Mulberries were quite nice - looking forward to seeing how productive it can be over the years. 

Fruiting Months April, May, November, December

Planted: 2018

Height 1.8 metres

Growing: In a Pot

Qty: 1

First Fruited: 6 Months from Purchase in Pot

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Spring

Pollination: Self Pollination

Fertiliser or Organics Used: Coffee grounds, pea straw, Seasol

Organic Status:Organic


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Banana - Lady Finger (Cutting) 9/10

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Update: 67 days 10hrs

Comments: -

UPDATE APRIL 2019

Picture on left is bananas in August 2018.  Lady Finger variety is upper left.

Picture on right is bananas in March 2019. They've grown particularly well.  I have 5 different varieties - Lady Finger (upper left), Blue Java (upper right and doing exceptionally well), DPM25 (middle right), Dwarf Red Dacca (lower left) and Dwarf Cavendish (lower right). Have had numerous suckers from Cavendish, Lady Finger has one good, solid sucker, Blue Java yet to sucker (and the best grower) and Red Dacca just suckering now.  Hopefully they survive Winter again - will need cover if it's a cold one.

INITIAL

Always wanted to try growing bananas, however living almost in the Macedon Ranges just north of Melbourne I thought would make it impossible.  Decided didn't care - my gardening is trial and error, not what people tell me will work. So far, has not only survived a few light frosts, but growing well - in ground with three other banana varieties & worked a heap of compost, sheep manure, dynamic lifter and potash into the soil before planting.  I use an automatic watering system so they get watered and misted every day (for a minute, mind you, nothing over the top).  Will see how they survive the Winter as it's meant to be one of the coldest ahead. Wish me luck!

Planted: 2018

Height 45 Centimetres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Spring

Pollination: No

Fertiliser or Organics Used: Dynamic Lifter, Chicken Manure, Compost, Worm Tea, Seasol, lucerne/pea mulch

Organic Status:Organic


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Fig - Sandpaper Birds Eye (Cutting) 9/10

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Update: 132 days 8hrs

Comments: - Looked interesting and I love native plants. Native plants that I can eat are even better.  Growing in pot for 7 months, has really taken off since October (four months old then) and now growing about 13 fruits that I can see.

Planted: 2018

Height 1 metres

Growing: In a Pot

Qty: 1

First Fruited: 7 Months from Purchase in Pot

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Spring

Pollination: Self Pollination

Organic Status:Organic


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Jaboticaba Large Leaf (Seedling) 9/10

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Update: 136 days 15hrs

Comments: - Wanted to try something different. Growing much faster than expected - think the secret is constant moisture. I use old plastic bottles with dripper like attachments to deliver a drip system in the pot constantly - quite a bit of new growth which has been great.

Height 1 metres

Growing: In a Pot

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Pollination: Self Pollination


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Fig - Brown Turkey (Cutting) 9/10

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Update: 136 days 15hrs

Comments: - Growing extremely well in full sun with watering. Cutting has already branched out.

Growing: In a Pot

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Pollination: Self Pollination

Organic Status:Organic


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Dwarf Orange - Valencia Seedless

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Update: 180 days 11hrs

Comments: - Wanted to add an orange to my citrus grove and a seedless variety is perfect. Love juicing oranges so Valencia variety made sense.  Was in blossom upo receipt from Daleys so lopped all flowers off (after enjoying their fragrance for a few days first, admittedly).

Height 1 Centimetres

Growing: In a Pot

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Pollination: Self Pollination

Organic Status:Organic


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Dwarf Lime - Tahitian (Grafted) 9/10

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Update: 180 days 11hrs

Comments: - Who doesn't like citrus? Trying to grow a variety of different citrus on my block for some Winter fruit.  Was in blossom upon receipt from Daleys but pruned all off to allow for stronger root and branch growth.

Height 1 metres

Growing: In a Pot

Qty: 1

Pollination: Self Pollination

Fertiliser or Organics Used: Chicken manure, compost, worm castings, mulched with lucerne and pea straw

Organic Status:Organic


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Dwarf Mango - Irwin (Grafted) 8/10

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Update: 180 days 11hrs

Comments: - A dwarf mango was something I just had to try, regardless of climate. Not sure how cold tolerant it will be but fingers crossed.

Planted: 2018

Height 0.5 metres

Growing: In a Pot

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Pollination: Self Pollination

Organic Status:Organic

Question: How big should I let the tree grow before allowing it to flower/fruit?


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Raspberry - Atherton (Cutting) 9/10

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Update: 192 days 12hrs

Comments: - Had never heard of a native raspberry so looking forward to it fruiting and sampling the fruit's taste. Has been pretty vigourous in the cane berry patch but placed in the centre so the chances of it escaping are reduced (thanks for the heads up!)

Height 1.5 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Spring

Pollination: Self Pollination

When I Fertilise: Winter and Spring

Organic Status:Organic


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Monstera - Fruit Salad Tree (Seedling) 8/10

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Update: 192 days 12hrs

Comments: - Purchased to use as an indoor plant - if it fruits, even better.

Height 0.5 metres

Growing: In a Pot

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Low Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Spring

Pollination: Self Pollination

Organic Status:Organic


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Berry - Youngberry Thornless (Cutting) 9/10

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Update: 192 days 12hrs

Comments: - Berries are delicious - I have a cane berry patch that I've put a few different canes into to see how things go. Growing vigourously.

Fruiting Months January, February, December

Height 1.5 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

First Fruited: 6 Months after I planted Cutting

Pollination: Self Pollination

When I Fertilise: Winter and Spring

Organic Status:Organic


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Berry - Loganberry Thornless (Cutting) 8/10

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Update: 192 days 12hrs

Comments: - I like all cane berries - I made a cane berry patch to put different varieties in to mix things up.

Fruiting Months January, February, December

Height 1.5 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

First Fruited: 6 Months after I planted Cutting

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Pollination: Self Pollination

When I Fertilise: Winter and Spring

Pest Control: None needed - although the biggest pest is the blackbirds digging up around the ground and other birds trying to eat the berries. Netting required over full patch.

Organic Status:Organic


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Mango - R2E2 (Grafted) (Grafted) 8/10

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Update: 192 days 12hrs

Comments: -

Mangoes are one of my favourite fruit, but will probably need a lot of luck to successfully grow one this far south.

UPDATE: it has flowers! Will pick the panicles off but just stoked it has survived (let alone has flowers), particularly after such a cold Winter.

Planted: 2018

Height 1 metres

Growing: In a Pot

Qty: 1

First Fruited: 6 Months from Purchase in Pot

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Pollination: Self Pollination

Organic Status:Organic


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Dwarf Avocado - Lamb Hass (A) 8/10

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Update: 192 days 12hrs

Comments: - The third of my avocado varieties growing in pots at the moment - Lamb Hass, Pinkerton and Bacon.

Height 0.3 metres

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Spring

Pollination: Self Pollination


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Dwarf Avocado - Pinkerton (A) (Grafted) 8/10

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Update: 192 days 12hrs

Comments: - Have tried growing three avocado varieties in my yard, all currently in pots.  Two A varieties (Pinkerton and Lamb Hass) and B variety Bacon.

Height 0.5 metres

Water Given in: Spring

Spring

Pollination: Self Pollination

Organic Status:Organic


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Avocado - Bacon (B) (Grafted) 8/10

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Update: 192 days 12hrs

Comments: - I love avocado fruit and am excited about the potential of growing my own. 

Height 0.5 metres

Growing: In a Pot

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Spring

Pollination: Self Pollination

Organic Status:Organic


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Black Sapote - Maher (Grafted) 8/10

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Update: 192 days 12hrs

Comments: -

Can never find the fruit this far south and always wanted to try one. Again, will need to have absolutely everything on my side for this but I don't mind a challenge.

UPDATE: handful of flowers coming out on plant now after heavy downpours. I keep the water up to this in the pot so hopefully it continues to grow well. Will hurt picking off the flowers but it's for the greater good.

Planted: 2018

Growing: In a Pot

First Fruited: 6 Months from Purchase in Pot

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Pollination: Self Pollination

Organic Status:Organic


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