Ant751's Edible Backyard
13/03/19 Frost: None
About My Edible Backyard
Why Ant751 Love's Edible Plants
Have grown to love gardening over the years and why not get something back from ones hard work. I love to see them grow and respond to my hard labour and the fruit is like a big reward and bonus. You discover when they are happy and how to deal with things when they are not. All a big fun learning process!
Ant751's Edible Fruits
Update: 74 days 17hrs
This has to be the fastest growing tree in the world. Wow it just took off like a rocket. As can be seen in these photos mine is around 4-5 meters and I can see it wants to grow more. Proably will end up like 7m tall. Since it is only 14 months old and was pruned last year right back to 2 meters this is amazing growth indeed. Mine is getting too big for the area it is in and needs another large prune again. I am very safe in saying this tree is difficult to keep small.
It fruits all year in the subtropics (Brisbane) with little white flowers which turn to green fruit. They turn red when ripe and are a little soft. The taste is sweet and juicy, a bit like grapes in my opinion. You eat the skin just like grapes and bonus the seeds in the flesh are so small they can be eaten as if seedless. Most of mine are also grape size. So they are like seedless grapes....... Presently they are not thick on the tree but there are none the less always some on the tree ready to eat.
Sadly I have discovered a mafor problem with this tree in addition to its impossibilty to keep small. It has HUGE roots! They are extending like 5-10m from the tree and are very close to the surface. Some have even started to grow! See photo evidence. Be VERY CAREFULL where you plant! This tree is ready to rumble and will take over your back yard. Better to grow in a confined space.
I am planning to cut a decent root that is already growing and move it to a pot bag. I think it will happily grow from the root and I will soon have a new tree in a decent sized contained space. I am testing the pot bag idea with some other trees which I want to keep small. Hope it works out for the long term cause I do really want to keep this tree in my garden. I love the fruit.
Fruiting Months January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December
Height 5 metres
Growing: In the Ground
Fruit Harvest: 2 kilograms per Year
First Fruited: 6 Months from Purchase in Pot
Sun/Shade: Full Sun
Water Given in: Summer
Pruned By: 60% in After Fruiting
Fertiliser or Organics Used: Urea, Mulch
When I Fertilise: When Fruiting, Yearly, Winter, Spring
Not needed. Nothing seems to attack the fruit.
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CommentsPotty Bob 1 says... [77 days 14hrs ago]
Btw , Panama berry if full of tiny minuscule seeds , seeds are the slight grit in the berry . Can grow from seeds or cutting ( and runners too ,as you have discovered,).* You need your own My Edibles Page to contribute Quick & Easy