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Oriente's Edible Backyard

Joined: 26/11/08 Updated: 31/08/09 Frost:
Location: Kambah


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Lemon - Eureka (Grafted) 10/10

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Update: 3730 days 6hrs

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I got my Eurika tree as people told me it would not grow in cold climates. Guess what? It grew beautifully. It is now my biggest citrus tree and I prune it severely.

I love the fruit. They remind me of the lemons in Europe.

Fruiting Months June, July, August

Height 2.75 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Fruit Harvest: 20 kilograms per Year

First Fruited: 6 Months from Purchase in Pot

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Autumn, Winter, Spring

After Fruiting, Summer, Autumn, Winter, Spring

Pollination: Self Pollination

Fertiliser or Organics Used: Cook poo

When I Fertilise: When Fruiting, Winter, Spring

Pest Control:

Winter oil in winter, pest oil in summer, Confidor when attacked by Orange bugs (and my husband does not have time to kill them).


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Dwarf Orange - Navelina (Grafted) 9/10

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Update: 3730 days 7hrs

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It is a beautiful tree and the oranges are a striking orange colour.

I love my trees to look like standard trees so I prune them severely when they are young. In the first years I only care about shape.

In spite of my pruning the Navelina produced a lot of fruit.

Fruiting Months June and August

Planted: 2003

Height 190 Centimetres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Fruit Harvest: 25 Fruit Per Year

First Fruited: 24 Months from Purchase in Pot

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pruned By: 25% in After Fruiting, Summer, Autumn, Winter, Spring

Pollination: Self Pollination

Fertiliser or Organics Used: Chook poo

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

Pest Control:

Winter oil in winter, pest oil in summer (we get the Orange Bug).

Organic Status:Partially Organic


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Lemon - Meyer (Grafted) 8/10

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Update: 3730 days 7hrs

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The first citrus tree I bought when moving to my house. At first it did not go well as Meyer did not like the position. It looked terminally ill. I dug it out and replanted it in a different position (after having a look at where my neighbour's Lemon tree was). Now it's doing OK, still small but...alive and producing fruit. To be on the safe side I bought another Meyer which was planted in a pot.

I do not care very much about the fruit at this stage since I am interested in the shape of the trees and I prune them all the time.

Fruiting Months June, July, August

Planted: 2004

Height 120 Centimetres

Qty: 2

Fruit Harvest: 5 kilograms per Year

First Fruited: 5 Months from Purchase in Pot

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Autumn, Winter, Spring

After Fruiting, Summer, Autumn, Winter, Spring

Pollination: Self Pollination

Fertiliser or Organics Used: Chook poo, seaweed

When I Fertilise: When Fruiting, Winter, Spring

Pest Control:

Winter oil in winter, pest oil in summer, Confidor when attacked by Orange bugs.

Organic Status:Partially Organic


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Orange - Lanes Late 8/10

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Update: 3734 days 7hrs

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 It is still in a pot as I have bought it this year but it will be planted in the garden soon.

Fruiting Months June, July, August

Planted: 2009

Height 70 Centimetres

Growing: In a Pot

Pollination: Self Pollination

Pest Control:

Winter oil

Organic Status:Partially Organic


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Orange - Valencia (Grafted) 5/10

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Update: 3734 days 7hrs

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Not too keen on this tree. Fruit is still sour. The good thing is that it does not mind Canberra winters. I covered it during the first years but for the last 2 years it has been totally unprotected.

Fruiting Months June and August

Planted: 2005

Height 110 Centimetres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Fruit Harvest: 6 Fruit Per Year

First Fruited: 12 Months from Purchase in Pot

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Spring

After Fruiting, Summer, Autumn, Winter, Spring

Pollination: Self Pollination

Fertiliser or Organics Used: Chook poo

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

Pest Control:

White oil in winter, pest oil in summer.

Organic Status:Partially Organic

Question:

Will the fruit ever get sweet?


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Tangelo - Minneola (Grafted) 9/10

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Update: 3738 days 7hrs

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My little Tangello is doing OK considering the climate in Canberra. It has survived its first winter here. Looking forward to flowers and fruit. In the meantime I am sending a photo of my Lemonade tree which is a great producer.

Planted: 2008

Height 75 Centimetres

Growing: In the Ground

First Fruited: 10 Months from Purchase in Pot

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Summer, Autumn, Winter

Pollination: Self Pollination

Fertiliser or Organics Used: Cow and chicken manure

When I Fertilise: Spring

Pest Control:

Winter oil.

Organic Status:Partially Organic


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