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Kath's Edible Backyard

Joined: 20/11/08 Updated: 29/02/16 Frost: Low
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About My Edible Backyard


Why Kath Love's Edible Plants

 

Fruit Tree Forum Contributions

Kath Forum Contributions
Sick passionfruit - Hi Chipmunk, this is a tell tale sign that your fruits have been stung by fruit fly. Try covering the vine with a fruit fly net one the fruits have set to see if this makes a difference. You need to let the fruit set before covering though to ensure you f..976 days 6hrs
Mystery tree4 - Have a look at the Jaboticaba http://www.daleysfruit.com.au/Jaboticaba-Tree.htm Before the fruits for the branches will be smothered in tiny white flowers...1374 days 3hrs
Bug id4 - They are monolepta beetles http://www.dpi.qld.gov.au/26_9830.htm..2257 days 3hrs
Competition how my fruit tree survived the - Over three nights in mid July 2007 we had severe frosts here at Daley's nursery, the murcury dipped below -7 and our orchard was devastated. The initial damage was shocking, all the leaves died off on every evergreen tree in the orchard and it was clear..2367 days 5hrs
Competition how my fruit tree survived the - -..2367 days 5hrs
Passionfruit problem - Hi Jem, This sounds like Passiflora caurela, which has most likely been used as a rootstock for one of your passionfruit vines. Try an image search for passiflora caerulea in google...2506 days 2hrs
Fruit fly exclusion bags - Hi Amanda, yes this is my Sunraycer. Taste rating - really yummy. I just had one for breakfast to check, and it was deliciously perfect. Let them sit for a day after picking - if you can wait to let them get soft and juicy. I also bagged some of my ..2561 days 10hrs
Fruit fly exclusion bags - I have just picked the best nectarine I have ever grown in my home orchard. This year I used the mesh exclusion bags and I have found them to be very successful. My neighbour netted her tree with a 2 inch poly pipe frame and had nightmares catching preg..2562 days 9hrs
Desert fruits berries - The fruits of these cacti are delicious, similar but smaller than a dragon fruit. http://www.daleysfruit.com.au/Apple-Cactus-Cereus-peruvianus.htm..2845 days 7hrs
Growing dragon fruit in canberra - You would need a heated green house before you even try. Frost freezes the segments of the dragon fruit cacti and then turns them to mush when they defrost. They require a frost free climate to grow. ..2849 days 9hrs
What fruit has been disappointing - Hi Diana, I like your question. Rollinias are fabulous, although you will not like my description, they are like a cross between lemon meringue and glue, lemon flavoured with a thick gloopy texture. They discolour quickly so are really good to share. ..2913 days 6hrs
Dwarf black mulberry or red shahtoot - I have one of each in my orchard. The dwarf black is my all time favourite back yard tree, my far the most generous tree I have. It produces a bumper crop that means the birds even leave me a few fruits to nibble on. The red shahtoot, is another of my ..2914 days 3hrs
Identify paw paw tree - Looks like the weed, castor oil plant, Ricinus communis http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Castor_oil_plant..2929 days 7hrs
Free fruit trees in public places - Kyogle has a little pecan plantation on the outskirts of town and during nut season it always has visitors picking up the nuts for free...2943 days 3hrs
Free fruit trees in public places - Ellen, I love my fruit trees but please don't under value the importance of our native species. Gum trees provide hollows for homes and are rich in nectar also providing food for entire ecosystems of native species not to mention our iconic koala. Wh..2946 days 7hrs

Fruit Tree Forum Likes

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Tropical low chill peaches - hi have bought what i imagine are two low chill peaches because it said tropical peaches on the label a San Pedro and a maravilha just want to know if anyone has these and what there opinion is on them? thanks fruitlovermyles..Liked Question 1452 days 2hrs

Kath's WISH LIST

Passionfruit - Select Black

Why Kath wants it: -

It is hard to go past a black passionfruit in terms of flavour and fullness of fruit.  I need to construct a trellis for the vine though.  I do have seedling black passionfruit growing wild in the bush but I have not seen them fruit - this may be because they don't get enough sun. 







Kakadu Plum

Why Kath wants it: -

I would like to try another one of these.  So far I have lost two, this was not the trees fault.







Papaya - Southern Red

Why Kath wants it: - I want to try another pawpaw but, but need a protected north facing spot for one.





Indian Almond Tree

Why Kath wants it: - Gorgeous tree, edible almond like kernal.





Star Anise

Why Kath wants it: - I love spices





Aniseed Myrtle









Panama Berry (Cutting) 10/10

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Update: 632 days 19hrs

Comments: -  My favourite browsing tree. Fast growing, beautiful wide canopy makes it a great shade treefor warm frost free spots.


Fruiting Months January, February, March, April, May, December

Height 4 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

First Fruited: 6 Years from purchase in pot

Water Given in: Summer

Pollination: Self Pollination


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Finger Lime - Ricks Red (Grafted) 10/10

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Update: 632 days 19hrs

Comments: - The red browed finches nest in it dense sikey foliage every year. It is the native food source of the citrus butterflies, including the Dainty Swallowtail. Small frogs like the protection of the thorns as well.  Fabulously product tree, I have been picking fruits for months and selling them at the local farmers market.


Fruiting Months January, February, March, April, December

Height 2 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 2

First Fruited: 0.6 Months from Purchase in Pot

Water Given in: Summer

Fertiliser or Organics Used: cow manure, compost

When I Fertilise: When Fruiting

Pest Control: suffers from scale

Organic Status:Partially Organic


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Kumquat - Nagami (Grafted)

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Update: 632 days 19hrs

Comments: -

Growing beautifully, I have my first crop of kumquats this year and I can't wait for the sensational sweet and lively sour little fruits - yummy.  A gorgeous tree which is highly ornamental - the main problem I have is that it looks so beautiful in fruit I am reluctant to strip the tree of its bright orange fruit.

Planted: 2008

Height 1 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

First Fruited: 2 Years from purchase in pot

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Pollination: Self Pollination


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Miracle Fruit (Seedling)

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Update: 632 days 19hrs

Comments: - Very slow growing.  Knee-high to a grass hopper but boy does this litte beauty fruit. I think it had over one hundred fruit on it just a month ago and it is already making its second crop. 6 years old or and still not 1m tall, I never water it and it looks great, it didn't mind the wet year last season and has skipped a beat through the dry this year (2014)


Fruiting Months January, February, December

Planted: 2008

Height 1 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Fruit Harvest: 100 Fruit Per Year

First Fruited: 3 Years from Seed

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Water Given in: Summer

Pollination: Self Pollination

Fertiliser or Organics Used: worm juice

Pest Control:

no problems with pests

Organic Status:Organic


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Finger Lime - Emma (Grafted)

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Update: 632 days 19hrs

Comments: - From Andy's - Toonumbar


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Finger Lime - Emma

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Update: 632 days 19hrs

Comments: - From Andy's - Toomumbar


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Passionfruit - Sweet Lilikoi (Cutting)

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Update: 632 days 19hrs

Comments: -

I am growing this mainly for the spicy scented utterly gorgeous flowers.  Benefit from cross pollination.  I haven't set a trellis up for it yet but may grow it over my shade house.

Planted: 2010

Growing: In a Pot

Sun/Shade: Full Sun


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Plum - Mult Grafted (Grafted)

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Update: 632 days 19hrs

Comments: -

Multi grafted plum, affectionatley called my Muti PLum for it mutant nature, rootstock Myrobolan, grafted with mariposa, regrafted with gulf gold and gulf ruby. Problamatic but interesting. Lesson in importance of thinning the fruit. Lost one of the grafts, not to worry grafted some of the broken bits onto new rootstock shoots - way to low, going to create new problem next year when the fruit hang on the ground.

The Chill Factor - end Aug/Sept 2010 - all the plums are flowering together, by early Sept. the Gulf Gold has set lots of fruit - but is still spot flowering.  The mariposa part of the tree is also flowering, what felt like a warm winter because the minimums were high was cooler because the maximums were lower - so the chill factor was higher!

I used mesh fruit fly exclusion bags on a couple of branches of the plums, the birds have been pecking at them today - so I picked the gulf ruby's.

Planted: 2004

Growing: In the Ground

First Fruited: 3 Years from purchase in pot

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Pollination: Self Pollination


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Lime - Kaffir (Grafted)

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Update: 632 days 19hrs

Comments: -

My organic system is working well.  The ants are tending  and protecting the aphids and being fed by them, the lady beetle have come to feed on the aphids. My tree has bit of sooty mould but nothing that soapy water wouldn't wash off.

Planted: 2008

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Pollination: Self Pollination


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Pandanus - Edible (Cutting)

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Update: 632 days 19hrs

Comments: -

I love the look of pandanus, I'll be interested to see how it goes in my heavy soil and if it gets through our sub tropical winter.

Growing: In the Ground

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun


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Mamey Sapote (Seedling)

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Update: 1350 days 3hrs

Comments: - The new growth look stunning. Slow growing but in a tough spot right at the top of my orchard.

Planted: 2009

Height 2 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Sun/Shade: Full Sun


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Sapodilla - Sawo Manila (Grafted)

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Update: 1350 days 3hrs

Comments: -

I finally planted my Sawo Manilla in June 2010, I hope it is not too much of a temperature shock going from the poly house to the top of my hill.  It is right up the top of the orchard, not too bad a spot, planted into a big mound as the soil is fairly heavy, will need to keep the lantana hedge at bay.

2014 - slow - in fact it not grown much but always look OK. First flowers this year.


Planted: 2010

Height 1.2 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Summer

Organic Status:Organic


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Loquat - Bessell Brown (Grafted)

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Update: 1350 days 3hrs

Comments: -

Growing nicely, not fussy.  Easy.

Height 1 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Sun/Shade: Full Sun


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Carob - Clifford (Grafted)

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Update: 1350 days 3hrs

Comments: -

Carob has grown well despite it being so dry

Planted: 2013

Height 1 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Sun/Shade: Full Sun


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Abiu (Seedling)

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Update: 1350 days 4hrs

Planted: 2013

Height 1 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Summer


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Malabar Chestnut (Seedling) 10/10

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Update: 1350 days 4hrs

Comments: - I love this tree, related to the boabs it has a fat bum and gorgeous scented flowers that open at night.. The peeled raw seeds are a little like a cross between green peas and raw cashews, they are a little fiddly to get into but make a great snack.


Fruiting Months January

Planted: 2005

Height 1.5 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

First Fruited: 4 Years from purchase in pot

Sun/Shade: Full Shade

Water Given in: Summer

Pollination: Self Pollination


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Dwarf Peach (Grafted) 10/10

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Update: 1350 days 4hrs

Comments: -

Gorgeous blossom show in the spring. This alone makes this one of my favourite trees in my orchard. Fruits ripen later in the season in the subtropics,susceptible to fruit fly but it is easy to net as it is only a small tree.

I planted a second seedling in 2012 which has deep pink flowers, I bought it in the spring when it was out in blossom.

2013 I lost all the fruit was knocked off in a hail storm


Planted: 2007

Height 1.2 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 2

First Fruited: 2 Years from purchase in pot

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Summer

Pollination: Self Pollination


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Dwarf Lime - Tahitian (Grafted)

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Update: 1350 days 4hrs

Comments: -

Slowly slowly has been this little dwarf lime, I am finally going to have some fruit to pick this year 2014, even if they are small because of the dry. I wish I had bought a tree on trifoliata as the dwarf is too slow.

Planted: 2008

Qty: 1

Pollination: Self Pollination

Pest Control:

get spray occasionally with pest oil, I need to give this tree more attention


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Lychee - No Mai Chi (Cutting)

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Update: 1468 days 24hrs

Comments: - This is coming along nicely now, it is flushing new growth and looks like it is finally growing, very slow to get going.  But now after a couple of years it is wallaby sized.  (And no the wallabies have never eaten this tree.)


Planted: 2007

Height 75 Centimetres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Pollination: Self Pollination


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Soursop - Diny (Grafted)

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Update: 1602 days 5hrs

Growing: In the Ground

Sun/Shade: Full Sun


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Ginger QLD

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Update: 1740 days 10hrs

Growing: In the Ground

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun


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Sea Grape (Seedling)

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Update: 1740 days 10hrs

Comments: -

x2

Sun/Shade: Full Sun


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Guava Yellow Cherry (Seedling)

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Update: 1740 days 10hrs

Growing: In the Ground

Sun/Shade: Full Sun


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Black Sapote - Maher (Grafted)

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Update: 1740 days 10hrs

Growing: In the Ground

Sun/Shade: Full Sun


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Acerola - Florida Sweet (Cutting)

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Update: 1740 days 10hrs

Growing: In the Ground

Sun/Shade: Full Sun


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Grumichama - Orange (Seedling)

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Update: 1740 days 10hrs

Growing: In the Ground

Sun/Shade: Full Sun


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Nashi Pear - Shinseiki (Grafted)

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Update: 1740 days 10hrs

Planted: 2013

Growing: In the Ground

Sun/Shade: Full Sun


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Nashi Pear - Hosui (Grafted)

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Update: 1740 days 10hrs

Growing: In the Ground

Sun/Shade: Full Sun


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Jakfruit - Chempadek (Grafted)

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Update: 1760 days 8hrs

Comments: -

From TFW

Planted: 2013

Growing: In the Ground

Sun/Shade: Full Sun


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Mango - Nam doc mai (Grafted)

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Update: 1760 days 8hrs

Planted: 2013

Growing: In the Ground

Sun/Shade: Full Sun


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Cherimoya - Sofia (Grafted)

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Update: 1760 days 8hrs

Planted: 2013

Growing: In the Ground

Sun/Shade: Full Sun


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Rollinia - Brazilian Custard Apple (Seedling)

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Update: 1760 days 8hrs

Growing: In the Ground

Sun/Shade: Full Sun


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Drumstick Tree ( Moringa ) (Seedling)

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Update: 1760 days 8hrs

Growing: In the Ground

Sun/Shade: Full Sun


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Guava - Strawberry (Seedling)

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Update: 1760 days 8hrs

Growing: In the Ground

Sun/Shade: Full Sun


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Dwarf Custard Apple - Tropic Sun (Grafted)

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Update: 1760 days 8hrs

Growing: In the Ground

Sun/Shade: Full Sun


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Longan - Haew (Cutting)

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Update: 1760 days 8hrs

Growing: In the Ground

Sun/Shade: Full Sun


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Persimmon - grafted (Grafted)

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Update: 1760 days 8hrs

Growing: In the Ground

Sun/Shade: Full Sun


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Mulberry - Beenleigh Black (Cutting)

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Update: 1760 days 8hrs

Sun/Shade: Full Sun


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Dwarf Apple - Tropic Sweet (Grafted)

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Update: 1760 days 8hrs

Growing: In the Ground

Sun/Shade: Full Sun


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Dwarf Apple - Tropical Anna (Grafted)

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Update: 1760 days 8hrs

Planted: 2013

Growing: In the Ground

Sun/Shade: Full Sun


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Dwarf Apple - Dorsett Golden (Grafted)

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Update: 1760 days 8hrs

Growing: In the Ground

Sun/Shade: Full Sun


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Lemon Myrtle (Cutting)

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Update: 1899 days 22hrs

Comments: - I have never seen so many beetles as I have in my flowering lemon myrtle


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Pitaya - Red Dragon Fruit (Cutting)

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Update: 1931 days 9hrs

Growing: In the Ground


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Davidsons Plum - QLD

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Update: 1931 days 9hrs

Comments: - The FNQ species.  Fruits come off in the winter.  Beautiful colour, very sour, great for jam.



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Orange - Arnold Blood (Grafted)

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Update: 1931 days 9hrs

Comments: -

The birds love my Arnold blood oranges - I have to pick them early or  they will eat them all.

Fruiting Months July and August

Planted: 2006

Height 2 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Full Sun


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Passionfruit - Panama Red Pandora (Grafted)

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Update: 1931 days 9hrs

Comments: -

First flowers and fruit set about 4 months after planting - fabulous.  High quality fruits with supurb flavour and brightly coloured flesh.  Delicious.

Planted: 2011

Growing: In the Ground

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Pollination: Self Pollination


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Lemon - Eureka (Grafted)

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Update: 1931 days 9hrs

Comments: - Grafted onto Sour orange. Massive fruit. This is a really productive tree that produces massive amounts of excellent quality fruits.  I have more than enough fruits to share with friends and neighbours.


Fruiting Months April, May, June, July, August, September

Height 2 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Full Sun


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Quince - Smyrna (Grafted)

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Update: 1931 days 9hrs

Comments: -

Tough tree, grogeous blossoms and beautiful fragrant fruit make this tree a must.  Perfect for preserving, quince jelly is my faourite.

Planted: 2012

Growing: In the Ground

Sun/Shade: Full Sun


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Pitaya - Pearl Dragon Fruit (Cutting)

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Update: 2056 days 22hrs

Growing: In the Ground


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Pitaya - Yellow Dragon Fruit (Cutting)

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Update: 2056 days 22hrs

Planted: 2012

Growing: In the Ground

Sun/Shade: Full Sun


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Sapodilla - Krasuey (Grafted)

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Update: 2087 days 4hrs

Comments: -

To tell when the fruit is ripe, scratch the surface of the skin, it if it green underneath it is not ready to pick.

November - flowering and small fruits are forming.

Height 2 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Water Given in: Summer


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Avocado - Grafted (Grafted)

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Update: 2099 days 10hrs

Comments: -

Grafted avo from Carla, could be a hass or a sheppard Grafted onto Pug seedling from Kyogle. Attempt no. 9.

Grown with protection for first two years, shade house.  Planted into a large mound.

2011 - first flowering & fruit set

2012 - my first crop - now wondering when they will be ready to pick - might wait till Easter.

Planted: 2008

Height 2 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Pollination: Self Pollination


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Yellow Mangosteen

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Update: 2099 days 10hrs

Comments: -

Just germinating, has 2 leaves after nine months. Notch the wallaby has taken up sitting on the seed trays during the heat of the day. I had better pot it up.

Feb 2012 - Planting day has finally come after several years in a pot my tree is now about a foot high, time to go in the ground.


Height 30 Centimetres

Growing: In the Ground

Pollination: Self Pollination

Organic Status:Organic


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Lychee - Salathiel (Cutting)

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Update: 2099 days 10hrs

Comments: -

Slow, Feb 2012, my first lychee - the trick to beating the birds - eat them green.

Planted: 2006

Height 1.5 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Pollination: Self Pollination


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Jaboticaba - Yellow (Seedling)

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Update: 2099 days 10hrs

Comments: -

slow - very slow - very very very slow

Planted: 127

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1


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Ginger QLD (Cutting)

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Update: 2099 days 10hrs

Comments: -

Added to my spice garden

Growing: In the Ground

Sun/Shade: Low Sun


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Myoga Ginger (Cutting)

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Update: 2099 days 10hrs

Comments: -

Added to my spice garden


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Galangal (Cutting)

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Update: 2099 days 10hrs

Comments: -

Added to my spice garden.


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Japanese Raisin (Seedling)

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Update: 2099 days 10hrs

Comments: - Finally planting a Japanese Raisin tree.


Planted: 2012

Sun/Shade: Full Shade


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Pepper - Black (Cutting)

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Update: 2099 days 10hrs

Planted: 2012

Growing: In the Ground

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun


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Pomegranate - Rosavaya (Cutting)

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Update: 2099 days 10hrs

Comments: -

A lovely plant that is growing really well with little -or rather no attention.

Beautiful red leaf flush of new growth in the spring, lights up the bottom of the orchard.

On fire in the afternoon sunset as the glowing tail end of the day lights up the new growth.  Gorgeous.

Tough spot in the orchard - lives in the shaddow of the weed wall! - But on the bright side at least the wattle shading it has gone.

Weeping foliage & gorgeous flowers make this a lovely plant to have in the orchard.

All flower dropped 2010, 2011, tried hand pollinating - crossing with a Wonderful.

Picked my first fruit February 2012 & made some delicious and beautifully colourde pomegranate dressing.

Planted: 2009

Height 2 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Pollination: Self Pollination


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Cork Oak (Seedling)

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Update: 2132 days 9hrs

Comments: -

The Cork Oak - Quercus suber is not exactly edible but it a very useful plant for keeping wine in the bottle and it is used for flooring, platform shoes and other essential products.  In fact buying wine with a cork supports an ancient traditional industry of cork growing in Europe and north Africa.  I collected my  acorns in mid June 2010 from the impressive tree in Tenterfield, northern NSW which was planted in 1861 after being transported to Australia in a jam tin.  I planted the acorns straight away point down in forestry tubes, in July I noticed roots poking out the bottom of the tubes and by August the seedling oaks are all popping up.  The cork oak is an evergreen spreading tree with wiggly squiggly branches and gorgeous thick corky bark.  Now I just have to wait 150 years for my acorns to grow into impressive specimens, I can only hope someone in the future will get to enjoy these trees.

Planted: 2010

Height 0.05 metres

Growing: In a Pot

Pollination: Self Pollination


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Persimmon - Astringent (Grafted)

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Update: 2132 days 9hrs

Comments: -

Essential to feed, water and mulch as it breaks bud in the spring. This year 2008, my trees has grown two foot in a spurt. It is a beautiful tree. April 2010, unfortunatly I just dropped a tree onto my persimmon - whoops, serves me right for not cutting the wattle down when it was tiny, by the time I decide to fix the problem, it is 6-7 m high and smothered in vine.  The persimmon stood up pretty well considering, it has been pruned on one side as a result so is a little lopsided for the moment, at least it will get more sunshine.  Now I just have to keep the vine covered lantana hedge at bay.


Planted: 2006

Height 4 metres

Growing: In the Ground

First Fruited: 4 Years from purchase in pot

Sun/Shade: Full Shade

Water Given in: Summer

Pollination: Self Pollination


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Dwarf Orange - Navelina (Grafted)

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Update: 2132 days 9hrs

Comments: -

A lovely dense compact tree, I grow it in a row with dwarf citrus.  Beautiful scented flowers int he spring followed by high quality fruit.  Easy to peal, large juicy oranges.

Planted: 2003

Growing: In the Ground

First Fruited: 3 Years from purchase in pot

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Pollination: Self Pollination

Pest Control:

I have problems with Californian red scale on this tree, it was saved from a cheap reject bin during the drought.   I spray with eco oil and I have cut it back hard to produce a flush of vigorous new growth. 


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Mandarin - Emperor (Grafted)

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Update: 2132 days 9hrs

Planted: 2011

Height 1 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Pollination: No


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Peanut Butter Tree (Seedling)

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Update: 2132 days 9hrs

Comments: -

Peanut Butter Trees are beautiful, they have bright yellow flowers and bright red fruit which appear on the tree at the same time, I am plantingg it for its ornamental qualities as well as for the unusual peanut butter flavoured fruits.

Planted: 2011

Height 0.5 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Sun/Shade: Full Sun


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Cape York Turmeric 10/10

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Update: 2204 days 1hrs

Comments: -

Gorgeous! Flower November

Planted: 2009

Height 50 Centimetres

Growing: In the Ground

Sun/Shade: Full Shade

Pollination: Self Pollination


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Achacha (Seedling)

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Update: 2204 days 1hrs

Comments: -

Planted in Autumn, struggled through winter, not doing much yet.

Planted: 2011

Height 0.8 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Sun/Shade: Full Shade

Pollination: Self Pollination


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Jaboticaba (Seedling)

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Update: 2204 days 1hrs

Comments: -

The Name Jaboticaba comes from the Tupi language. Jabuti - meaning tortoise and caba - meaning place. The place of the tortoise.

I have my first few flowers in 2010 - followed by my first crop - 1 fruit

2011 - my first reasonable crop

Planted: 2006

Height 2 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

First Fruited: 5 Years from purchase in pot

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Summer

Pollination: Self Pollination


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Pomegranate - Wonderful (Cutting)

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Update: 2204 days 1hrs

Growing: In the Ground

Sun/Shade: Full Sun


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Achacha (Seedling)

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Update: 2204 days 1hrs

Growing: In the Ground

Sun/Shade: Full Sun


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Mandarin - Emperor (Grafted)

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Update: 2204 days 1hrs

Growing: In the Ground

Sun/Shade: Full Shade


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Achiote - Bixa (Seedling)

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Update: 2204 days 1hrs

Comments: - It is beautiful and interesting.

Planted: 2011

Growing: In the Ground

Sun/Shade: Full Shade


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Longan - Kohala (Marcot) (Cutting) 10/10

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Update: 2357 days 10hrs

Comments: -

This tree is finally getting a go on, it has done nothing for the past 2 years, and has a flush of new growth and looks fabulous at last. Slow to establish and much less vigorous than a seedling. 

The first crop in 2011 was delicious and the birds ignored the fruits.

Fruiting Months April and May

Planted: 2007

Height 1 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Pollination: Self Pollination


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Turmeric Orange (Seedling) 10/10

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Update: 2357 days 10hrs

Comments: -

Beautiful flowers.

Fruiting Months April and October

Height 1 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Fruit Harvest: 7 kilograms per Year

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Summer, Autumn, Winter, Spring

Pollination: Self Pollination

Organic Status:Certified

Question: my question goes here


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Carambola - Kary Seedling (Seedling)

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Update: 2467 days 3hrs

Comments: - A gorgeous tree, always looks beautiful, glossy foliage down to the ground, lovely delicate pink flowers, small but pretty and fruit - wow, my first crop has been enormous - just a shame about the fruit fly, but easily nibble around.


Planted: 127

Height 2 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Full Shade

Water Given in: Summer

Pest Control:

need to do something about the fruit fly


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Banana - Lady Finger 10/10

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Update: 2471 days 2hrs

Comments: -

This has given me as much if not more fruit than anything. Picked green to beat the birds the whole bunch ripens at once. Great to share.

Bunch after bunch after bunch.....

Height 4 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Summer

Pollination: Self Pollination


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Finger Lime - Tasty Green (Grafted)

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Update: 2471 days 2hrs

Pollination: Self Pollination


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Chinese Water Chestnut (Seedling) 10/10

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Update: 2504 days 5hrs

Comments: - I have them growing in three ninety litre bowls which they share with the tadpoles, frogs, water lilies, dragonflies,snails and leeches. Dwarf tree frogs love them. Harvest when the tops die down. Keep the pot topped up and provide an object for the young frogs to climb out on or they can drown.

Planted: 2006

Growing: In a Pot

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Pollination: Self Pollination


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White Sapote - Kampong (Grafted)

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Update: 2504 days 5hrs

Comments: -

Planted at the very top of my orchard, a hard spot as it will never benefit from any good things like mulch, water or fertilizer which I will not be dragging up the hill.  Hopefully it will be tough enough to thrive up there. 

Planted: 2011

Height 0.5 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Sun/Shade: Full Shade

Water Given in: Summer


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Bolwarra

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Update: 2547 days 2hrs

Comments: - Bolwarra is scattered throughout the bush.  The flowers open for only a day and need to be polllinated by a small weevil.



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Canistel (Grafted)

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Update: 2554 days 3hrs

Comments: -

The tree is a little willywally which serves me right for saving unnamed rejected plants from junk shops.

November 2010, my first flower buds are forming up the stems, like little people doing yoga in the leaf axis.

Planted: 2007

Height 1 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Sun/Shade: Full Shade


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Green Sapote - Schnyder (Grafted)

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Update: 2557 days 12hrs

Comments: -

Flowering Nov/Dec 08

Flowering Nov 2010. 

Planted: 127

Height 2 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Full Shade


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Nectarine - Sunraycer (Grafted)

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Update: 2562 days 24hrs

Comments: -

Home to the Wild May fruit fly trap. Attracts lots of honey bees and native sugarbag bees.  Beautiful pink spring blossom.  Fruits prolifically - I need to thin the fruit.  Although this will all be enjoyed by the stunning king parrots.  2010 I an trying mesh bags to protect the fruit from fruit fly and the birds.  Meanwhile the gorgeous King Parrots eat all the unbagged fruit - very green.

So far the mesh bags are working well, although the birds have been pecking at the plums, the nectarines are close to picking.

November 17th - I have just picked the best nectarine I have ever grown.


Fruiting Months October and November

Planted: 2002

Height 4 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

First Fruited: 2 Years from purchase in pot

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Summer

Pruned By: 1% in After Fruiting

Pollination: Self Pollination

When I Fertilise: Spring

Pest Control:

Fruit fly control - wild may - set trap mid August.

Challenges -

Fruit fly. 

Gorgeous hungry king parrots.



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Allspice

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Update: 2565 days 21hrs

Comments: - My favourite tree, beautiful form and deliciously spicey leaves. I put a couple in the bottom of the cake tin when baking banana cakes.

Height 2 metres

Qty: 1

Cross Pollinator Variety: Trees are Male or Female


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Cherry of Rio Grande

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Update: 2569 days 23hrs

Comments: - Beautiful bark, like the native python tree. Tasty cherry like fruit, juicy and sweet with one seed.  The only problem is they do not set very heavily.  My crop so far this year (2010) is 5. Cross pollination may help but my second tree has not yet flowered. The fruit are delicious though.


Fruiting Months November

Planted: 2008

Height 2 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 2

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Summer

Pollination: Self Pollination

When I Fertilise: Spring


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Jakfruit - Tweed Crisp (Grafted)

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Update: 2598 days 24hrs

Comments: -

I am a recent convert of the smelly fruit and I do like these trees and the fruits hanging in them are very impressive.

August 2010 - the cows ate my Jakfruit tree, might be time to eat the cows.............

.......reduced to one little bud.


Fingers crossed

Planted: 2009

Height 1 Centimetres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Full Shade

Pollination: Self Pollination


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Finger Lime - Large Green/Yellow (Grafted)

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Update: 2609 days 23hrs

Height 1.2 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Sun/Shade: Full Sun


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Grumichama - Black (Seedling)

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Update: 2609 days 23hrs

Planted: 2007

Height 1 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Full Shade

Pollination: Self Pollination


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Dwarf Mulberry - Black (Cutting)

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Update: 2615 days 9hrs

Comments: - After the tree has finished cropping in the spring, cut 1/3 off it for a second crop in the autumn. There are no fig birds around in during the autumn crop to eat all the fruit.

Fruiting Months March, April, September, October

Planted: 127

Qty: 1


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Fig - Sandpaper

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Update: 2636 days 8hrs

Comments: -

Tasty little fruits.  A fabulous pioneer tree, great for creek banks and waterways.  The rough leaves were used by Indigenous people to finish off their wooden tools.

Growing: In the Ground

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Pollination: Self Pollination


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Randia chartacea - Narrow-leaved Gardenia (Seedling)

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Update: 2636 days 8hrs

Comments: -

Very slow growing native, juvenile foliage has very narrow leaves, pretty flowers followed by edible fruit.

Growing: In the Ground

Sun/Shade: Full Shade

Pollination: Self Pollination


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Sunflower (Seedling)

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Update: 2636 days 8hrs

Comments: -

Just for the fun of it.

Growing: In the Ground

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Pollination: Self Pollination


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Cinnamon Tree (Cutting) 10/10

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Update: 2637 days 10hrs

Comments: - Gorgeous, beautiful, stunning and delightfully aromatic.  All my experiments in making cinnamon stick have resulted in piles of scraps of bark.  I think I need a field trip to Sri Lanka, just ot be sure.


Planted: 2005

Height 2 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Summer

Question: I have not worked out how to harvest my cinnamon yet, anyone out there with any tips?


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Dwarf Mulberry - Red Shahtoot (Grafted)

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Update: 2637 days 10hrs

Comments: - Slow growing, replacement tree, first one did nothing, 2nd one growing well.  Delicious sweet long mulberries. 


Planted: 2008

Height 90 Centimetres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

First Fruited: 1 Years from purchase in pot

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Summer and Spring

Fertiliser or Organics Used: compost, cow manure and lucerne hay mulch.

When I Fertilise: When Fruiting


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Mandarin - Okitsu wase (Satsuma) (Grafted) 10/10

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Update: 2638 days 0hrs

Comments: -

Great crop of early seedless large easily peeled fruits

Fruiting Months April and May

Height 2.5 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

First Fruited: 3 Years from purchase in pot

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Summer

Pest Control:

eco oil for scale.


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Finger Lime - Yellow

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Update: 2638 days 1hrs

Comments: - Green/Yellow fingerlime, long, large, lime yellow fruits.

Height 1 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1


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Cherry of Rio Grande (Seedling)

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Update: 2638 days 1hrs

Height 2 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 2


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Wampee - Guy Sam

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Update: 2638 days 3hrs

Comments: -

My Guy Sam has a tough spot - right up the top if my orchard - hot western position, under the shaddow of the top weed wall of ever encroaching pesky lantana.  This level of the orchard is on the same level of our gravity feeding dam tank - so it will never get a drink - (not than anything else does either).  It is also a difficult level to get to as there is no wheelbarrow track up to it.  It is an effort to get a hay bale up there so this row is very neglected and need to be tough.  Not a very happy tree - not thriving, but there is hope for it as it has not died. 

Planted: 2008

Height 2 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1


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Strawberry - Maroochy Flame

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Update: 2641 days 24hrs

Comments: - My strawberries love the rock wall, I started with six plants and two years later I had six hundred. They share the wall with chives, spinach, gerbras, echincea and paper daisies. I had the best crop ever until the bower birds discovered them.

Fruiting Months September


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Garlic Chives

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Update: 2641 days 24hrs


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Echinacea (Seedling) 10/10

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Update: 2641 days 24hrs

Sun/Shade: Full Sun


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Cut leaf mintbush

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Velvet Apple (Seedling)

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Update: 2641 days 24hrs

Comments: - A winter planting, suffered from shock, dropped all its leaves for quite some time, has not yet florished, yet, it has it first flowers.

Planted: 127


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Custard Apple - African Pride (Grafted)

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Update: 2641 days 24hrs

Planted: 127

Height 2 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1


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Orange - Cara Cara

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Update: 2641 days 24hrs


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Finger Lime - Ricks Red (Grafted)

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Pitomba (Seedling)

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Update: 2641 days 24hrs

Comments: - Very slow, has not done anything yet.

Planted: 127

Height 80 Centimetres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Water Given in: Summer


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Guiana Chestnut

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Update: 2641 days 24hrs


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Papayuelo (Seedling)

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Update: 2641 days 24hrs

Comments: - male or female, I underestimated these little fruits, they are tangy, with hints of banana, pineapple and papaya. Those who love papaya will possibly be disappointed due to the size.

Fruiting Months November

Planted: 127

Height 2 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 3

First Fruited: 2 Years from purchase in pot

Sun/Shade: Full Shade

Water Given in: Summer

Cross Pollinator Variety: 1x M, 2x F

Fertiliser or Organics Used: compost and cow manure

When I Fertilise: When Fruiting


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Guiana Chestnut

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Update: 2641 days 24hrs


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Dwarf Orange (Grafted)

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Update: 2641 days 24hrs

Comments: - Hamlin I think

Planted: 127

Qty: 1


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Black Sapote - Superb (Grafted)

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Update: 2641 days 24hrs

Planted: 127

Height 70 Centimetres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Full Shade


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macadamia - A4 Seedling

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Update: 2641 days 24hrs


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Lemon Verbena

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Finger Lime - Scarab Red (Grafted)

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Finger Lime - Little Back Creek

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Update: 2641 days 24hrs

Comments: - The local lime, collected after being bulldozed next door. A few cuttings are planting in the bush.

Growing: In the Ground


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Finger Lime - Red (Grafted)

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Finger Lime - Wauchope (Grafted)

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Sorrel - French

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Comfrey

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Update: 2641 days 24hrs

Comments: - Hangs over the compost bays.


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Lilly Pilly - Brush Cherry

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Update: 2641 days 24hrs


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Lilly Pilly - Magenta Cherry

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Lilly Pilly - Coolamon

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Lilly Pilly - Riberry

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Lilly Pilly - Giant water gum

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Lilly Pilly - Onionwood Satinash

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Wild Strawberry

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Peanut Tree

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Australian Round Lime

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Native Gardenia

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Plum Pine

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Native Mulberry

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Macadamia - Not A4 (Cutting)

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Update: 2641 days 24hrs

Qty: 2


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Macadamia - H2 (Seedling)

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Update: 2641 days 24hrs

Comments: - Bought for 25 cents from the Car Boot Market


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Macadamia - Guros (Cutting)

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Lomandra longifolia - Mat Rush

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Glycosmis trifoliata - Orange Berry

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Fig - Strangler

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Fig - Deciduous

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Update: 2641 days 24hrs


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Ficus fraseri - Sandpaper Fig

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Update: 2641 days 24hrs

Comments: - Large deciduous fig


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Eupomatia bennettii - Small Bolwarra

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Update: 2641 days 24hrs

Comments: - Scattered throughout the bush


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Small leaf tamarind

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Update: 2641 days 24hrs


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Native Tamarind

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Update: 2641 days 24hrs


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Dioscorea transversa - Native Yam

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Update: 2641 days 24hrs

Comments: - Lovely little delicate twiner.


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Dianella longifolia - Pale Flax Lily

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Update: 2641 days 24hrs

Comments: - Tall dianella with pale blue fruits.


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Blue flax-lily

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Update: 2641 days 24hrs


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Blue Flax-lily Qld

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Update: 2641 days 24hrs


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Davidsons Plum - Smooth

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Update: 2641 days 24hrs


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Davidson Plum NSW (Seedling)

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Update: 2641 days 24hrs

Comments: - At the start of the track, first flowers Nov 08


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Clematis glycinoides - Forest clematis

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Update: 2641 days 24hrs

Comments: - Also called the headache vine. Lots of these in the bush, an attractive small vine.


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Native Ginger - Atherton Red Back

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Update: 2641 days 24hrs


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Midyim Berry

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Athertonia diversifolia - Atherton Oak

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Update: 2641 days 24hrs


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Native Ginger

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Aspen - White

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Update: 2641 days 24hrs


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Bush Lemon Tree (Seedling)

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Update: 2641 days 24hrs

Comments: - Something peels the lemons and leaves the fruit hanging in the tree.

Question: Why are there not Bush Mandarins, or Bush Oranges?


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Peanut Tree

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Cape Gooseberry

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Update: 2641 days 24hrs

Comments: - Grows wild, mostly in cleared areas. A better weed than most, soft wooded, no thorns, edible fruit. I have to harvest them as soon as the crop starts before fruit fly get into them.


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Papayuelo (Seedling)

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Update: 2641 days 24hrs

Comments: - Female. I hand pollinate the flower, This tree has angular orange/yellow fruits.

Planted: 127

Height 2 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 2

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Summer


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Kwai Muk (Seedling)

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Update: 2641 days 24hrs

Planted: 127

Height 2 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Sun/Shade: Full Sun


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Sugar Apple - Purple (Seedling)

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Update: 2641 days 24hrs

Comments: -

Drops its leaves late, in winter. Flowers at a young age. Flowering Dec 08

I have my first crop of fruit, it has lots on it this year 2010.  I picked about 7 fruit and beat the birds.  I did leave a few too long on the tree and they split.  Tasty fruits - lots of seeds.

Fruiting Months May and June

Planted: 2007

Height 2 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Full Sun


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Dwarf Lemon - Meyer (Grafted)

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Update: 2641 days 24hrs

Comments: -

Loaded in flowers, attracting lots of bees.

Planted: 127

Height 1 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1


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Star Apple - Pink (Grafted)

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Update: 2641 days 24hrs

Comments: - Drops everything in late winter when the temps get to 2 degrees, have not successfully cropped it yet.Smothered in flowers as usual , it will flower for much of the wartmer months but doesn;t seem to set anything until late int he autumn, nothing has set yet.


Height 1.2 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Water Given in: Summer


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Pineapple - F180

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Update: 2641 days 24hrs

Comments: -

Finally, some flowers.  Picked my first pineapple, July 2009.  I have replaced the blueberries with pineapples although the section of orchard is quite shadey.

Planted: 2009

Height 30 Centimetres

Growing: In the Ground

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Water Given in: Summer


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Finger Lime - Small Red (Grafted)

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Update: 2641 days 24hrs


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Jaboticaba - Yellow (Seedling)

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Update: 2641 days 24hrs

Comments: -

So far it is struggling.

Planted: 2010


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Fig - Bolzicco\'s (Cutting)

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Update: 2641 days 24hrs

Comments: -

A cutting from my neighbours fig tree

Planted: 2010

Growing: In the Ground


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Coconut - Wonga Beach (Seedling)

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Update: 632 days 19hrs

Comments: -

Now growing coconut number 2, Cardwell.  I added a wheel barrow of sand to the site and planted into a big mound to improve the drainage.

Coconuts don't like subtropical winters. Died winter 2011



Planted: 2010

Growing: In the Ground

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Pollination: Self Pollination


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Avocado - Secondo (A) (Grafted)

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Update: 1350 days 3hrs

Comments: -

Attempt no 3 at a secondo, this time planted into a BIG mound.  July planting, hopefully it will not mind mid winter above the frost line and will have settle before the westerlies come in spring.

Died - too harsh - western facing, heavy soil, dry.

Planted: 2010

Growing: In the Ground

Sun/Shade: Full Shade


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Soursop - Diny (Grafted)

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Update: 1350 days 3hrs

Comments: -

Too cold (Frost free 5 degree minimum) & too dry.  I might try another one though.

Growing: In the Ground

Sun/Shade: Full Sun


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Blueberry - Sharpblue (Cutting)

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Update: 1350 days 4hrs

Planted: 127

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Pollination: Self Pollination


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Cedar Bay Cherry (Seedling)

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Update: 2091 days 10hrs

Comments: -

Very slow growing. Flowers and fruits from an early age.


Unfortunately I had to kill my cedar bay cherry.  Myrtle rust had taken it over so it had to go.


Height 30 Centimetres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

First Fruited: 1 Years from purchase in pot

Sun/Shade: Full Shade

Water Given in: Summer


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Blueberry - Sunshine Blue (Cutting)

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Update: 2132 days 9hrs

Comments: - From Chris - I lost this with all my other blueberries in the dry of 2009. 


Planted: 127

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun


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Papayuelo

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Update: 2132 days 9hrs

Comments: -

The first tree to fall over in the January 08 rains. A female, this turned out to be a good thing as I had two other female trees. I replaced it with a male tree and now have lots of fruit.

Ironically more than 18 months on this tree has not actually died, it is thriving in a non dying kind of a way in my well drained, slowly acumulating compost heap. 

And in 2010 my undead tree is fruiting - it is still in the compost heap and has to go, it is almost time for it to die again.  February 2011 I finally chopped it down, before it roots dug up the compost bins.


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Papayuelo (Seedling)

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Update: 2471 days 2hrs

Comments: -

Male Tree.

Death by rain, Summer 2011, La Nina

Planted: 127

Height 80 Centimetres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Pollination: Self Pollination


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Carica sp. (Seedling)

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Update: 2471 days 2hrs

Comments: -

Rootstock for babaco from Tropical Fruit World. Bulbous base. The fruits are small but really tasty, sweet, soft, apricot like and tiny.

Death by Rain, summer 2011, La Nina.


Height 30 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Pollination: Self Pollination


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Drumstick Tree ( Moringa ) (Seedling)

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Update: 2637 days 10hrs

Comments: -

All parts edible, leaf, roots, flowers, even the seeds can be used to settle water. I guess other creatures like it too.

Too much water while deciduous - dies while dormant.  Replaced with a cutting from my neighbours fig tree.

Planted: 127

Height 70 Centimetres

Growing: In the Ground


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Kakadu Plum (Seedling)

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Update: 2642 days 0hrs

Comments: -

Gorgeous tree, bush food. Great autumn leaf colour.

Planted by the dam, needs weeding around.  The horrible foreign vines are swamping it.


My poor kakadu plum lived as a very tortured tree and struggled on, it was neglected, strangled, whipper snipped, stomped on and somehow it struggled on, until finally the cows snapped it off at ground level. 

I will have to try again.


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Star Apple (Seedling)

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Update: 2706 days 6hrs

Comments: -

This star apple was rescued several years ago in a pot with another tree, it was separate & has struggled, finally died after a year or so giving me a new oportunity and a spot for something else - what to put there is the question?????


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Blueberry - Misty

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Update: 2769 days 9hrs

Comments: -

died in the dry season of 2009 when our dam dried up. 

Planted: 127

Qty: 1

Water Given in: Summer


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Blueberry, Mystery bush 2 (Cutting)

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Update: 2769 days 9hrs

Comments: -

died in the dry season of 2009 when our dam dried up. 

Planted: 127

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun


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blueberry, mystery bush 1. (Cutting)

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Update: 2769 days 9hrs

Comments: - From Chris - died in the dry season of 2009 when our dam dried up. 


Growing: In the Ground


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Star Apple - Weeping (Grafted)

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Update:  

Comments: - This was growing like a beauty for me and had a sudden collapse. Could have been something to do with scale and eco-oil. Very sad. Replaced with a grumichama.


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paw paw (Seedling)

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Update:  

Comments: - I have killed a few pawpaws, the last one a southern red which had been going beautifully until it rained for a month. By week 2 the pawpaw was decidedy yellow, a sign there was a root problem. A week later it was dead.


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Dwarf Plum Gulf Gold Tree (G)

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Update:  

Comments: - One arm of my mutli grafted plum. I had not thinned the fruit and it only took a king parrot or two to break the whole graft off. Not to worry,I grafted a couple of bits back onto the rootstock shoots. I think this will create new problems.


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Avocado (Grafted)

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Comments: - I have killed a few avocadoes, 8 so far in fact. Hass, Secondo, Fuerte, even a seedling that was bulldozed in the name of progress. It has been too hot, too sunny, too windy and too wet for them. Not to be defeated I am trying again.


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Blueberry - Sunshine Blue (Cutting)

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Comments: - Mowed and then mowed and then mowed again. Whoops. Replaced with one taller than the grass.


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Dwarf Lemon - Meyer (Grafted)

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Update:  

Comments: - Dry, lack of water. Sick


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Cardamon Ginger

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Update:  

Comments: - Bulldozed in the name of progress.


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Lemon Grass

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Update:  

Comments: - Bulldozed in the name of progess.


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Chilli - Rocoto Tree

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Update:  

Comments: - Bulldozed in the name of progress.


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Musk Okra - Abelmoschus moschatus (Seedling)

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Update:  

Comments: - I have a bad habit of planting anything that is free. It took 4 years for this to flower so I could find out that I didn;t really want it in my orchard. I ripped it out and replaced it with a Kwai Muk.


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