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Zeni's Edible Backyard

Joined: 26/11/08 Updated: 10/08/10 Frost:
Location: INDOOROOPILLY


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Apricot - Glengarry (Grafted) 5/10

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Update: 3482 days 3hrs

Comments: -

where I live is border line for this low chill variety. Over the recent drought all my trees were left to fend for themselves so I'm still waiting to see when/if this tree will fruit. Winter wasn't that cold this year so no fruit this year.

My apricot has flowers all over it at the moment. As soon as the rain stops, I'll go down the back and take some photos.

Height 2 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Pruned By: 30% in Spring

Pollination: Self Pollination

Fertiliser or Organics Used: organic

When I Fertilise: Yearly

Organic Status:Organic


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Diana says... [3707 days 8hrs ago]
Hi Zeni, How is your apricot going now? I am encouraged to see the fantastic things in your garden, as you are in Indooroopilly, and it looks like a suburban-sized garden like mine (I am in Kenmore). You have a few plants that seem hard to find (umboshi, white pomegranate, key lime). I have been looking in nurseries for West Indian limes for a while with no luck. They are supposed to have an intense flavour. Nurseries in Brisbane seem to have Tahitian, Kaffir and Finger limes only. Diana (http://www.daleysfruit.com.au/my/1961/)

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Strawberry - Alinta 10/10

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Update: 3482 days 3hrs

Comments: -

I'm trying Strawberry Alinta. I only just planted them last weekend so we'll see how they go. They are supposed to have an extended fruiting season compared to other varieties.

All plants are now starting to fruit (2/9/2009)

Planted: 2009

Height 0.1 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 5

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Pollination: Self Pollination

When I Fertilise: Winter

Pest Control:

nil needed

Organic Status:Organic


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Basella (Cutting) 9/10

Zeni's Edible Fruits
Update: 3482 days 3hrs

Comments: -

also know as Ceylon spinach. This is a climber which dies back in winter only to reappear the moment the temperature warms up.

Eat the young tips and leaves in stir-fry. With long cooking it becomes mucilageous which is OK if you want the thicken the sauce of what you're cooking.

Fruiting Months January, February, March, April, May, August, September, October, November, December

Planted: 2006

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pollination: Self Pollination

Organic Status:Organic


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Potatoes (Cutting) 8/10

Zeni's Edible Fruits
Update: 3819 days 11hrs

Comments: -

I'm growing potatoes in large pots for ease of harvesting. I top up with alternating potting soil and straw as the plants shoot and fertilise with a relatively high K and P ration

Fruiting Months January, February, December

Height 0.5 metres

Growing: In a Pot

Qty: 10

Water Given in: Spring

Pollination: Self Pollination

Pest Control:

the possums tried to dig up the potatoes and the sweet potatoes when it was cold in winter. More mulching with straw seemed to deter them.

Organic Status:Organic


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Spinach - English (Seedling) 10/10

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Update: 3819 days 11hrs

Comments: -

really easy, great in salad and as a cooked vegetable, pie filling, curries etc

Fruiting Months May, June, July, August, September

Planted: 2009

Pollination: Self Pollination


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Pigeon Peas (Seedling) 9/10

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Update: 3819 days 11hrs

Comments: -

I love these, nitrogen fixing, peas to eat (used as a dal in indian food) and pretty yellow flowers that attract bees.

Fruiting Months March, April, August, September, October

Planted: 2008

Height 1 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 2

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Pollination: Self Pollination


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Cut-leaf Mustard 10/10

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Update: 3819 days 11hrs

Comments: -

I love this in warm salads as well as stir-fries

Fruiting Months June, July, August, September

Planted: 2009

Height 0.2 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Pollination: Self Pollination

Organic Status:Organic


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Brazilian Spinach (Cutting) 9/10

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Update: 3819 days 11hrs

Comments: -

Another perennial spinach good in all recipes for cooked greens.

Fruiting Months January, February, March, April, May, August, September, October, November, December

Height 0.3 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Pollination: Self Pollination

Pest Control:

 

Organic Status:Organic


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Betel Leaf 9/10

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Update: 3819 days 11hrs

Comments: -

Used for Thai and Vietnamese appetisers

Fruiting Months August, September, October, November

Planted: 2008

Height 0.5 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pollination: Self Pollination

Organic Status:Organic


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Sorrel - French (Seedling) 9/10

Zeni's Edible Fruits
Update: 3819 days 11hrs

Fruiting Months May, June, July, August, September

Planted: 2004

Height 0.4 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pollination: Self Pollination

Pest Control:

nil needed

Organic Status:Organic


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Comfrey 10/10

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Update: 3819 days 11hrs

Comments: -

these have gone so well and have really helped a couple of sick plants that I planted them next to. This year I've divided the roots and now have lots of new plants to be planted out around the rest of the fruit trees.

Planted: 2007

Height 0.5 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 2

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Spring

Pollination: Self Pollination

Pest Control:

nil

Organic Status:Organic


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Blueberry - Sharpblue 6/10

Zeni's Edible Fruits
Update: 3819 days 11hrs

Height 0.3 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Sun/Shade: Low Sun

Pollination: Self Pollination

Organic Status:Organic

Question:

I also think this needs moving to an area with more sun.


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Blueberry - Biloxi 6/10

Zeni's Edible Fruits
Update: 3819 days 11hrs

Height 0.4 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Low Sun

Pollination: Self Pollination

Organic Status:Organic

Question:

I think I need to move this to somewhere with more sun


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Watercress (Cutting) 10/10

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Update: 3819 days 12hrs

Comments: -

I started growoing this after planting out the hydroponic bunches that I bought at the supermarket (after I'd used the leaves of course!) They've been another no fuss plant that I now harvest whenever I want salad.

Fruiting Months July, August, September

Height 0.2 metres

Growing: In a Pot

First Fruited: 1 Months from Purchase in Pot

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Pollination: Self Pollination

Organic Status:Organic


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Sagitaria (Duck Potatoes) (Cutting) 8/10

Zeni's Edible Fruits
Update: 3819 days 12hrs

Fruiting Months May, June, July

Planted: 2007

Height 0.5 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Pollination: Self Pollination

Organic Status:Organic


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Leeks - perennial and annual (Seedling) 8/10

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Update: 3819 days 12hrs

Comments: -

these have been very no fuss.

Fruiting Months August and September

Planted: 2009

Height 0.4 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pollination: Self Pollination

Pest Control:

nil


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Bay Tree (Seedling) 8/10

Zeni's Edible Fruits
Update: 3819 days 12hrs

Planted: 2006

Height 1.2 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Water Given in: Winter

Pollination: Self Pollination

Pest Control:

some scale which I haven't worried about really. Occasionally I'll remove some by hand

Organic Status:Organic


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Cherry Tomato (Seedling) 10/10

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Update: 3819 days 12hrs

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I get 1-2kg of fruit every week from this one plant. They're lovely and sweet. Perfect

Fruiting Months June, July, August, September

Height 2 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pollination: Self Pollination

Organic Status:Organic


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Kale (Seedling) 9/10

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Update: 3819 days 12hrs

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I great robust green that I love cooking with.

Fruiting Months July, August, September, October

Planted: 2009

Height 0.5 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pollination: Self Pollination

Pest Control:

some cabbage moth - egg shells for detirent.

Organic Status:Organic


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Babaco Cutting 6/10

Zeni's Edible Fruits
Update: 3822 days 10hrs

Comments: -

so far so good. No fruit yet but currently flowering and looks like the start of some fruit set (2/9/2009)

 

Height 1.5 metres

Growing: In a Pot

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pollination: Self Pollination

When I Fertilise: Spring

Pest Control:

no pest so far

Organic Status:Organic


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Pomegranate - Double Flowering White (Seedling) 7/10

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Update: 3824 days 4hrs

Comments: -

I've just got this double flowering white pomegranate and planted it out last weekend. I've seed the trees used as an ornament in Japan so waiting so see what happens. Apparently they also set edible although small fruit.

Height 0.5 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Water Given in: Spring

After Fruiting

Pollination: Self Pollination

Organic Status:Organic


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Capulin Cherry

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Update: 3824 days 4hrs

Comments: -

This cas just started sprouting again with the increase in temperatures from about mig August.

Planted: 2009

Height 0.5 metres

Growing: In a Pot

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Pollination: Self Pollination

When I Fertilise: Spring

Organic Status:Organic


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grapefruit- oroblanco (Grafted) 8/10

Zeni's Edible Fruits
Update: 3824 days 4hrs

Comments: -

I have an oroblanco grapefruit. I don't know whether this is a true grapefruit variety or a hybrid. At the moment it's in a pot and going gang busters with loads of flowers at present.

Planted: 2008

Height 1.5 metres

Growing: In a Pot

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pollination: Self Pollination

When I Fertilise: Winter

Organic Status:Organic


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mcmelb1 says... [778 days 19hrs ago]
Where did you get this Oroblanco? Would you sell cuttings from your tree?

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Apricot - Chinese (Seedling) 6/10

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Update: 3824 days 4hrs

Comments: -

this is prunus mume and is used to make asian plum wine and umeboshi.  The picture shows my ice-cream bean tree with the small green shrub on the lower right being the Japanese Plum.

Planted: 2008

Height 0.5 metres

Growing: In a Pot

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pollination: Self Pollination

When I Fertilise: Spring

Organic Status:Organic


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Lemonade Tree (Grafted) 7/10

Zeni's Edible Fruits
Update: 3824 days 4hrs

Comments: -

Even though you can't see it in the photo my tree is loaded with blossom and hopefully the fruit will follow (2/9/2009)

Height 1.5 metres

Growing: In a Pot

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pollination: Self Pollination

When I Fertilise: Spring

Organic Status:Organic


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Ice Cream Bean (Grafted) 7/10

Zeni's Edible Fruits
Update: 3824 days 4hrs

Planted: 2008

Height 1.5 metres

Growing: In a Pot

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Pollination: Self Pollination

Fertiliser or Organics Used: organic

When I Fertilise: Spring

Organic Status:Organic


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Pineapple - F180 (Cutting) 7/10

Zeni's Edible Fruits
Update: 3844 days 6hrs

Height 0.4 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Winter

Pollination: Self Pollination


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Horseradish

Zeni's Edible Fruits
Update: 3844 days 6hrs

Comments: -

these are only new and are yet to be planted out. There will go around the fruit trees once I get the drip watering system working again.

Planted: 2009

Growing: In a Pot

Qty: 5

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pollination: Self Pollination


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Cardamon Ginger (Cutting) 9/10

Zeni's Edible Fruits
Update: 3844 days 6hrs

Height 2 metres

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Summer

Pollination: Self Pollination

Organic Status:Organic


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Arrowroot (Cutting) 9/10

Zeni's Edible Fruits
Update: 3844 days 6hrs

Height 1.5 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Summer

Pollination: Self Pollination

Organic Status:Organic


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Galangal 9/10

Zeni's Edible Fruits
Update: 3844 days 6hrs

Comments: -

this is going well and I harvest whenever I need to refill the jar I keep in the fridge for galangal

Planted: 2004

Height 1 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Pollination: Self Pollination

When I Fertilise: Yearly

Organic Status:Organic


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Lemon - Villa Franca 7/10

Zeni's Edible Fruits
Update: 3844 days 6hrs

Planted: 2006

Height 1.2 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Fruit Harvest: 1 Fruit Per Year

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

After Fruiting

Pollination: Self Pollination

When I Fertilise: Winter

Pest Control:

pruning to control gall wasp

Organic Status:Organic


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Madrono (Grafted)

Zeni's Edible Fruits
Update: 3844 days 6hrs

Planted: 2008

Height 1.5 metres

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Pollination: Self Pollination

When I Fertilise: Spring


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Ceylon Hill Gooseberry (Cutting)

Zeni's Edible Fruits
Update: 3844 days 6hrs

Planted: 2009

Height 0.2 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pollination: Self Pollination


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Orange - Arnold Blood (Grafted) 10/10

Zeni's Edible Fruits
Update: 3844 days 6hrs

Comments: -

It's not cold enough here for the oranges to develop the blood colouring but the flavour is great.

Fruiting Months May and June

Planted: 2004

Height 2 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Fruit Harvest: 24 Fruit Per Year

First Fruited: 2006 Months from Purchase in Pot

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Summer

Pruned By: 30% in After Fruiting

Pollination: Self Pollination

Fertiliser or Organics Used: organic

When I Fertilise: Yearly

Pest Control:

pruning to control/remove gall wasp

Organic Status:Organic


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