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GlenMac's Edible Backyard

Joined: 00/00/00 Updated: 01/06/19 Frost:

About My Edible Backyard

Why GlenMac Love's Edible Plants

 It's great to grow your own fruit at home. Here in Sydney it comes with a few problems - mainly fruit fly and birds. But I find now that keeping the size of my fruit trees and vines to about 7ft height and covering with netting allows a good harvest. It's so worth netting out the fly. Hate maggots destroying my fruit. I have never succerssfully managed to keep fruit fly out by spraying (probably just not organised enough!)  Netting is so much better .... and there's nothing noxious to worry about.


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Splitting trunk on muscadine noble grape vine - The new photo seemed to have disappeared - here it is again...1821 days 9hrs
Splitting trunk on muscadine noble grape vine - This is a better photo of my muscadine Noble's trunk. See how deep and long this fissure is. So what should I do about it? Any advice from Daley's experts? Or the gardeners out there in Oz who have planted these American grapes? (This pix is tak..1821 days 9hrs
Splitting trunk on muscadine noble grape vine - I don't know why the trunk on my Noble muscadine grape vine is suffering deep splits. I have another Noble in a site that has a little less sun and it has no splits. The vine with the problem is otherwise quite healthy (but dormant now of course). I ..1824 days 21hrs
Feijoa fruit sydney - Hi anja1 Can you wait till next season? We've already consumed or given away the 2019 harvest. It will have to be March/April next year. You're welcome then...1824 days 22hrs
Feijoa fruit sydney - ..1826 days 9hrs

Muscadine Grape - Adonis (Cutting) 8/10

GlenMac's Edible Fruits
Update: 1829 days 3hrs

Comments: - Liked the idea of a grape that's suited to the hot humid western Sydney climate and is able to handle humidity without the need for spraying. Not disappointed by this native grape of Texas and Florida. Tough skins but very tasty distinctive flavour. Adonis is large and juicy ... very fleshy, with pips. Puts on rampant growth, so make sure it's pruned each year (autumn/winter). A helpful tip: I Googled for info on how to manage muscadine grapes successfully. Lots of help from USA ... YouTube videos. Look for the vids from Ison and follow their pruning and growing techniques.

Fruiting Months February, March, April

Planted: 2016

Height 2.5 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 2

Fruit Harvest: 8 kilograms per Year

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Autumn and Spring

Summer and Spring

Pollination: No

Fertiliser or Organics Used: Mushroom compost and pigeon poo

When I Fertilise: Spring

Pest Control:

Netted when noticed fruit fly interested. Draped fruit fly netting around most of vine. Grapes were saved and had good harvest ... 6-8kgs on the one vine. Will be harder to do next season ... vine will cover larger area.

Organic Status:Organic

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