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Dekka's Edible Backyard

Joined: 26/11/08 Updated: 29/09/09 Frost:
Location: Wallsend


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Native hibiscus - Be very careful consuming native hibiscus. Hibiscus tileaceous can cause damage to internal organs. ..3651 days 23hrs
Earwig control - An old way of dealing with earwigs is to trap them. You loosely roll up a newspaper, tie it and leave it out in the garden for a time in the elements. place several of these out. The earwigs move in and then you pick up the paper in the morning and dispos..3659 days 20hrs
Passionfruit - There's an awful lot of evidence that Banana Passionfruit is very nasty given the right conditions. http://www.weeds.org.au/cgi-bin/weedident.cgi?tpl=plant.tpl&state=&s=&ibra=all&card=E04 http://www.weeds.asn.au/weeds/txts/psnfruit.html http://..3661 days 4hrs
Can anyone identify this bug - I think it might be an assassin bug, possibly 'Night Killer' assassin bug. Feeds on other insects...3663 days 21hrs
Peach tree disease1 - Hey guys, you leave my wife TREVOR out of it!!!..3670 days 16hrs

Sterculia quadrifida - Peanut Tree

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Update: 3706 days 17hrs

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This tree and a nearby cousin Flame Tree are attacked every year by Bag moth but I leave them alone and the following season the infestation is less severe.


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phil@tyalgum says... [3646 days 22hrs ago]
Have seen this tree growing wild in the Murwillumbah area - is it worth growing? Phil.

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Eugenia reinwardtiana

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Update: 3750 days 19hrs

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I've had one fruit from this Cedar Bay Cherry and was a little disappointed. I think I have a poor variety; football shaped and very lean. Not like the plump fruit in Cath from Cowongla's picture.


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Custard Apple - Seedling

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Update: 3757 days 21hrs


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Rose Myrtle

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Update: 3758 days 4hrs

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Not growing very well. i think the rd leaf margins might be a deficiency.


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Cherimoya - Seedling

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Update: 3758 days 24hrs


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Dwarf Apple - Granny Smith

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Update: 3761 days 16hrs

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In same hole as Pinkabelle for pollination.(GS on the right)


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White Sapote - Hawaiian Supreme

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Update: 3762 days 19hrs

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Sharing hole with 'Lemon Gold for pollination. Hawaiian is heavily infested with brown scale while Lemon Gold is untouched.


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Lilly Pilly - Riberry

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Update: 3762 days 19hrs

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Beautiful new growth. Thriving in fairly heavy shade.


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Mulberry - White Shahtoot

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Update: 3762 days 19hrs

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In two years it has not retained one fruit to ripeness. They all fall off in the wind. However, vegetative growth is amazingly rapid.


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Davidson Plum - NSW

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Update: 3763 days 12hrs

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I have two. One is in fairly heavy shade and still grows well.


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Dianella revoluta

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Update: 3763 days 13hrs

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Not as tasty as Dianella caerula.


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Guava - Strawberry

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Update: 3763 days 13hrs

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Many flowers but no fruit as yet.


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Bolwarra

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Update: 3763 days 13hrs

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Does not enjoy full sun.


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Papaya - Southern Red

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Update: 3763 days 13hrs

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Grows and flowers very quickly.


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Palm - Walking Stick

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Update: 3763 days 13hrs

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Very happy growing around Bangalow palms. Slow for a palm but look great.


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Grape - Golden Muscat

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Update: 3763 days 13hrs


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Grape - Pink Iona

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Update: 3763 days 13hrs


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Cordyline - Broad leaved palm lily

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Update: 3763 days 13hrs

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Very attractive, sculptural plants. No fruit as yet.


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Cedar Bay Cherry

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Update: 3763 days 16hrs

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See Eugenia reinwardtiana


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Lilly Pilly - Blue

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Update: 3763 days 23hrs

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Brown Scale and ants won't leave this plant alone. -Suffering.


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Austromyrtus tenuifolius

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Update: 3763 days 23hrs

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Cousin to A. dulcis.


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Lemon Myrtle

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Update: 3763 days 23hrs

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A great  native plant! Great for cooking, fabulous flowers too.


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White Sapote - Lemon Gold

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Update: 3763 days 23hrs

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Sharing hole with 'Hawaiian Supreme'. Seems quite hardy.


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Native Tamarind

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Update: 3763 days 23hrs

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Great leaves but slow to take off.


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Small leaf tamarind

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Update: 3763 days 23hrs

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Seems to grow as well in shade as in full sun.


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Lots a Lemon

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Update: 3763 days 23hrs

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Koda

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Update: 3764 days 3hrs

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Regularly defoliates and regrows leaves. Absolutely sprints off in spring.


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Banana - Cavendish

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Update: 3764 days 3hrs

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I learned that lots of rain when it's close to harvest-time will split almost all of the bananas.


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Cherry - Stella

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Update: 3764 days 4hrs

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Poorly shaped graft that I naively bought from the hardware shop that starts with a B.


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Mango R2E2 Seedling

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Update: 3764 days 4hrs

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 I have three mangoes in one hole (K.P, R2E2 & ?) to reduce their eventual size. All were grown from seed because of their particularly excellent flavour... I'll see what happens.


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Native Ginger

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Update: 3764 days 4hrs

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In culinary terms the rhysome is not a patch on Chinese ginger but an attractive native plant all the same. Looking forward to tasting the fruit.


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Pomegranate - Wonderful

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Update: 3764 days 4hrs

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Seedling grown from Wonderful seed. Who knows what I'll get.???


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Cape Gooseberry

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Update: 3764 days 4hrs

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Potato beetles decimate these so I get very few fruit but each year another plant appears somewhere in the garden.


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Sapodilla - Seedling

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Update: 3764 days 4hrs

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I have seen artificial flowers that grow faster than this. I think it's dead but it doesn't know it.


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Jaboticaba - Yellow

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Update: 3764 days 4hrs

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Slow


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Pineapple - F180

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Update: 3764 days 4hrs

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Believe it or not, these are growing beside two Apple trees. -Crazy experiment.


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Dwarf Apple - Pinkabelle

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Update: 3764 days 4hrs

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In same hole as Dwarf Granny Smith for pollination.


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Blue flax-lily

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Update: 3764 days 4hrs

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Much sweeter than I expected.


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Fig - Sandpaper

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Update: 3764 days 5hrs

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Great sweet fruit all year round. Beetles skeletise some leaves but if they want to help with pruning that's OK.


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Passionfruit - Panama Red

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Update: 3764 days 5hrs

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This plant was a recent gift grown from seed. Owner said the fruit are as big as cricket balls....Wait and see.


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Native Gardenia

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Update: 3764 days 5hrs

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Attractive looking plants. I'm told fruit is not very nice but will wait and see.


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brentvanstaden1 says... [565 days 1hrs ago]

branny1 says... [521 days 13hrs ago]
Did you ever get fruit off this? I've heard that it tastes very much like mangosteen, but cannot find much info. Insights?

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Midyim Berry

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Update: 3764 days 5hrs

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Native lolly bush.


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Warrigal Greens - Native Spinach

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Update: 3764 days 5hrs

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Can't speak highly enough of this plant. It smothers unwanted Wandering Jew, acts as a living mulch and tastes fantastic! 


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BerisM1 says... [1659 days 3hrs ago]
tastes like spinach when cooked. great in spinach pies. hard to get rid of once you have it.

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Grapefruit - Marshs Seedless

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Update: 3764 days 5hrs

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Beaut fruit!


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White Sapote - Hawaiian Supreme

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Update: 3764 days 5hrs

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In same hole as Lemon Gold. Hawaiian has problems with brown scale whereas Lemon Gold is untouched.


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Jaboticaba

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Update: 3764 days 5hrs

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Grows well, left alone.


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Mango - Bowen Seedling

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Update: 3764 days 5hrs

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I have three mangoes in one hole (K.P, R2E2 & ?) to reduce their eventual size. All were grown from seed because of their particularly excellent flavour... I'll see what happens.


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Giant Lau Lau

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Update: 3764 days 5hrs

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Attractive long leaves. Grows well in shade with little care.


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Monstera - Fruit Salad Tree

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Update: 3764 days 5hrs

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Handling full sun after removal of large tree. Produces many delicious fruit that leave the mouth a little 'itchy'.


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Kumquat - Nagami

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Update: 3764 days 5hrs

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Fruit taste like grapefruit/lemon inside with very sweet skin. More seeds than I was expecting.


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Finger lime - Rainforest pearl

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Update: 3764 days 5hrs

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Many flowers, no fruit.


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Rose Apple

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Update: 3764 days 5hrs

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I have two trees 3metres apart. One grows really well and the other is 1/4 the size of it's brother. One solitary flower last year.


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Lilly Pilly - Magenta Cherry

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Update: 3764 days 5hrs

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I'm growing the Lilly pillys for their fruit but I think maybe this one is an 'Astrale' in sheeps clothing. My other Paniculatum is a cutting from a known local tree that has delicious fruit best described as 'cherry-like'.


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Black Sapote

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Update: 3764 days 5hrs

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 I have Bernicker and an unknown seedling. The seedling produced one fruit last season (at three years of age) It grew to golf ball size then dropped.


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Aspen - Hairy acronychia

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Update: 3766 days 11hrs

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This plant appears to show constant symptoms of iron deficiency but still sends out new growth.


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Ceylon Hill Gooseberry

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Update: 3766 days 11hrs

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This small plant had been growing well for a bit less than a year when it was trampled and snapped. I rejoined it and secured with masking tape and now it has fully recovered and should bear this year.


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Kathy2 says... [3252 days 13hrs ago]
Heya Dekka, I'm from Newcastle too and was wondering if you got this plant locally? Thanks, Kath

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Fig White Adriatic

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Pepino - Kendall Gold

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Update: 3767 days 13hrs


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Macadamia- Home Beauty

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Update: 3767 days 13hrs


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Brazilian Cherry

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Panama Berry

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