Kutz's Edible Backyard
About My Edible Backyard
Why Kutz Love's Edible Plants
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Jujube cutting - Hi Nico123 I saw Chico Jujubes for sale at the Diggers Club https://www.diggers.com.au/shop/fruit/jujube-chico/pjjch/#:~:text=Ziziphus%20jujuba%20'Chico',to%20dry%20like%20a%20raisin. a bit pricey but coming out for sale this month, best of luck..309 days 8hrs
Grafted tree cincturing advice - Hi everyone, I recently bought a Jackfruit tree and am interested in cincturing/girdling/ring barking it when it is older. I couldn’t find information anywhere online or in the Daley’s video about cincturing a grafted tree. I’d like to know if th..400 days 7hrs
Kutz's Edible Fruits
Update: 276 days 24hrs
I'm looking forward to testing the fruits reputed sweetness in lemon cheesecakes, a few salad dressings and maybe trying my hand at home made lemon butter.
It's a beautiful looking little tree with bright green shiny leaves. As soon as I received from Daleys I transplanted into a 35 litre self watering planter with citrus potting mix. Once the weather got cold I kept the tree inside but estimate it was only getting 4.5-5 hours of filtered sunlight. It didn't grow a single bit, but it didn't die either. Temperature was consistently above 12 degrees Celsius.
Once the weather warmed, I popped the tree onto the balcony where it receives about 6 hours of sunlight a day and remains sheltered from wind and frost. Watered with banana peel water and placed some coir on top, got lots of new light green baby leaves.
It then had pink and white buds that burst open into lovely smelling flowers. Pollinated by hand using a cotton bud. 23 little baby lemons have now appeared as the flowers wilted away. I will likely need to remove quite a few as the tree is very young and only measuring 44cm to the top of the trunk and 92cm to the highest branch. It's unlikely to be able to hold more than 2-3 lemons per branch right now.
After 7 months I repotted into the same pot adding more well draining soil and giving it a root trim. Very pleased with this tree so far.
Pruning hasn't been attempted yet, but probably after fruiting.
Height 44 Centimetres
Growing: In a Pot
First Fruited: 1 Years from purchase in pot
Sun/Shade: Medium Sun
Water Given in: SpringSpring
Pollination: Hand Pollination
Fertiliser or Organics Used: Coir, macadamia shells, banana peel water
When I Fertilise: Spring
Pest Control: Vinegar soap traps, Hortico insect killer for citrus (no good) Multicrop Eco Pest Oil (no good) chilli powder on the soil - weirdly super efficient - never seen anything like it.
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