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Jaya79's Edible Backyard

Joined: 04/07/20 Updated: 29/05/21 Frost:
Location: SEAFORD MEADOWS

About My Edible Backyard


Why Jaya79 Love's Edible Plants


 If I have to water and feed it has to be of use to me, the neighbours and/or the wildlife. I grafted eating pears onto our ornamental pear trees on the verge... The stuff we buy from the supermarket may as well be cardboard, with about that nutritional value.


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Pomegranate - Azerbaijani (Seedling) 10/10

Jaya79's Edible Fruits
Update: 66 days 12hrs

Comments: - Huge glowing ruby fruits, big as my neighbour's 6 yr old's head - I had 15 in the first year and 25 in the second. The whole street enjoyed them. Works as a shade tree from strong summer westering sun in my front yard. So much freit, I used many to make pomegranate vinegar. Only watered weekly in Summer. Takes intense heat and dry and asks for more.

Fruiting Months March and April

Planted: 2018

Height 3 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

First Fruited: 1 Years from purchase in pot

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pruned By: 20% in Spring

Pollination: Self Pollination

Fertiliser or Organics Used: whatever I have when I think of it

Pest Control: none

Organic Status:Organic


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Dragon Fruit - Pearl (Cutting) 10/10

Jaya79's Edible Fruits
Update: 66 days 12hrs

Comments: - Grows easy and delicious.

Height 2 metres

Growing: In a Pot

Qty: 1

First Fruited: 1 Years from purchase in pot

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Spring

Pollination: Cross Pollination

Cross Pollinator Variety: Red dragon fruit

Fertiliser or Organics Used: often and likes seaweed and fish based

Pest Control: pick off a caterpillar, cut out some rust.

Organic Status:Organic


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Dragon Fruit - Red 10/10

Jaya79's Edible Fruits
Update: 66 days 12hrs

Comments: - grows easy, yummy compared to the dead ones in the markets.

Planted: 2019

Height 2 metres

Growing: In a Pot

Qty: 1

First Fruited: 1 Years from purchase in pot

Water Given in: Spring

Spring

Pollination: Cross Pollination

Cross Pollinator Variety: white dragonfruit

Fertiliser or Organics Used: whatever I have, liked seaweed tonics

Pest Control: have only had to deal with mild cactus rust and the odd caterpillar picked off.

Organic Status:Organic


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Columnar Apple - Cumulus 10/10

Jaya79's Edible Fruits
Update: 66 days 13hrs

Comments: - Space saving, good eating and cooking, not sickly sweet. Have two types of columnar in the front yard near the front door.

Fruiting Months March and April

Height 90 Centimetres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

First Fruited: 1 Years from purchase in pot

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Spring

Pollination: Cross Pollination

Cross Pollinator Variety: Herald

Fertiliser or Organics Used: general plus trace elements

Pest Control: BT for caterpillars and bordeaux


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Columnar Apple - Herald 10/10

Jaya79's Edible Fruits
Update: 66 days 13hrs

Comments: - Pushed for space so columnar was perfect. Great eating or cooking apple. Slughtly tart, crisp flesh, not sickeningly sweet like a lot of eating apples. Perfect for us. Watered weekly in summer.

Fruiting Months March and April

Planted: 2020

Height 80 Centimetres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

First Fruited: 1 Years from purchase in pot

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Spring

Pollination: Cross Pollination

Cross Pollinator Variety: Cumulus

Fertiliser or Organics Used: General with trace elements, cow manure

Pest Control: BT for caterpillar and bordeaux

Organic Status:Organic


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Nashi Pear - Nijisseiki (Grafted) 10/10

Jaya79's Edible Fruits
Update: 66 days 13hrs

Comments: - Grafted this onto the ornamental pears council put on the front verge... couldn't be happier. Water weekly in summer, almost nothing the rest of the year. Fertilize quarterly.

Planted: 2019

Height 3 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 2

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Spring

Pollination: Cross Pollination

Cross Pollinator Variety: callery

Fertiliser or Organics Used: whatever I have plus some zinc and manganese

Pest Control: bordeaux spray in winter. BT for caterpillars if warranted.


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Lime - Tahitian (Grafted) 10/10

Jaya79's Edible Fruits
Update: 66 days 13hrs

Comments: - Use these a lot in cold drinks and meringues, curries. Same as for lemon. Prune as you go. Keeps a few households in limes.

Fruiting Months April, May, June, July

Height 2 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

First Fruited: 1 Years from purchase in pot

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Spring

Pollination: Self Pollination

Pest Control: white oil for scale and aphids, big enough to handle caterpillars.

Organic Status:Organic


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Yuzu (Grafted) 10/10

Jaya79's Edible Fruits
Update: 66 days 13hrs

Comments: - The flavour is cross between lemon, grapefruit and a clean herbal tang. When steeped in hot water it goes a bit more like intense mandarine with a jammy, almost mulberry hint. I use it in everything and for hot drinks. Can't get enough as tree is still very small. Much more thirsty than other citrus in my yard.

Fruiting Months May, June, July

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

First Fruited: 1 Years from purchase in pot

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Spring

Pollination: Self Pollination

Fertiliser or Organics Used: constant feeding with anything suitable for citrus. wants iron sulphate.

Pest Control: BT for caterpillars whilst small, aphid and scale prefer the other citrus.


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Lemon - Lisbon (Grafted) 10/10

Jaya79's Edible Fruits
Update: 66 days 13hrs

Comments: - I make a lot of jam and pies etc so useful. I only water in worst heat of summer once a week. I prune as I go. very few pests but hold to keep eneugh iron up to it in my district. Keeps about 5 households in lemons.

Fruiting Months May, June, July, August

Planted: 2018

Height 2 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

First Fruited: 1 Years from purchase in pot

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pruned By: 10% in Spring

Pollination: Self Pollination

Fertiliser or Organics Used: handful of dynamic lifter when I nhink of it, but needs a lot of iron

Pest Control: white oil for scale, pick off any caterpillars when tree is small. When tree is big, there is enough for caterpillars as well.

Organic Status:Organic


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Guava - Strawberry (Seedling) 10/10

Jaya79's Edible Fruits
Update: 66 days 13hrs

Comments: - Grows well with little attention, sweet tart taste, eat straight off the tree. Antioxidant level is high. Only watered in worst heat of summer

Fruiting Months January, February, March, November, December

Planted: 2019

Height 1.5 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

First Fruited: 1 Years from purchase in pot

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pruned By: 10% in Spring

Pollination: Self Pollination

Fertiliser or Organics Used: handful of dynamic lifter or citrus food, plus magnesium sulphate now and then. also zinc manganese as my soils are deficient

Pest Control: occasionally remove a leaf with miner or caterpillar, maybe white oil if scale, no schedule

Organic Status:Organic


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