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Ant751's Edible Backyard

Joined: 00/00/00 Updated: 22/11/20 Frost:
Location: CABOOLTURE SOUTH

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!

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Dwarf Mulberry - Black (Grafted) 8/10

Ant751's Edible Fruits
Update: 132 days 8hrs

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Fruit are firm and quite tart in taste until completely ripe. These are NOT the sweeter more tasty variety you may have had previously. However, this variety is a prolific bearer. In Brisbane I get multiple crops each year with the main being in August and September. My 3m dwarf tree is fast growing and enjoys a good prune after fruiting. This means it is easy to keep small which also makes picking much easier. I fertilize with chicken and urea pellets and water well during fruiting which encourages juicer plumper berries. To manage bird and bat damage pick berries before too loose and dead ripe and don't leave berries on the ground for bats to sniff out. Best picked as they start to turn black and while still a little firm on tree and red in places. Continue to ripen inside. Many will be ready same day with remainder next day. Enjoy!

Fruiting Months August and September

Height 3 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Fruit Harvest: 15 kilograms per Year

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Winter

Pruned By: 40% in Autumn and Winter

Pollination: Self Pollination

Fertiliser or Organics Used: Chicken and Urea Pellets

When I Fertilise: When Fruiting, Yearly, Winter, Spring

Pest Control:

None


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Tangelo - Minneola (Grafted) 10/10

Ant751's Edible Fruits
Update: 132 days 9hrs

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The fruit are beutiful deep orangle colored and very juicy. Also well floured with a mid mild type sweetness. Flavour improves when left on tree until dead ripe and loose to pick. They are easy to peel like mandarines and have mostly few seeds. My 3m tree is a prolific bearer and very consistent each year. Likes heavy prunes which makes it easy to keep quite small. Like most citrus, also loves lots of fertilizer. I use chicken manure and urea pellets. Very easy to grow and manage. Use Pest oil to deal with leaf miner before new growth opens. Important to catch growth flush periods. For Brisbane most fruit arrives in cooler August and September months which means no fruit fly damage. Birds only damage fallen fruits so don't leave any on the ground.


Fruiting Months August and September

Planted: 2015

Height 3 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Fruit Harvest: 20 kilograms per Year

First Fruited: 2 Years from purchase in pot

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Pollination: Self Pollination

Fertiliser or Organics Used: Chicken Pellets and Urea

When I Fertilise: When Fruiting, Yearly, Winter, Spring

Pest Control:

Pest Oil on new growth before the leaves open.


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Panama Berry (Seedling) 9/10

Ant751's Edible Fruits
Update: 682 days 13hrs

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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

Planted: 2017

Height 5 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

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

Pollination: No

Fertiliser or Organics Used: Urea, Mulch

When I Fertilise: When Fruiting, Yearly, Winter, Spring

Pest Control:

Not needed. Nothing seems to attack the fruit.

Organic Status:Organic


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Potty Bob 1 says... [685 days 10hrs 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,).

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