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Sheree's Edible Backyard

Joined: 26/11/08 Updated: 17/09/10 Frost: None
Location: Rangeville, QLD, AU

About My Edible Backyard


Why Sheree Love's Edible Plants

I'm situated in the south eastern side of Toowoomba at Rangeville so I don't always get the extreme cold winds and frost in winter time.  I keep most of my fruit trees in pots so I can manipulate their temps and conditions depending on the season.   Our weather and rainfall has become so variable the last few years that I tend to use fences, brick walls and the dappled shade of other plants to keep my fruiting plants happy.  They get a bit of liquid fish or seaweed emulsion when I think of it and a handful of blood and bone a couple of times a year.


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custard apple (Grafted)

Sheree's Edible Fruits
Update: 3078 days 16hrs

Comments: -

Not sure what root stock this is on but it was marketed as a cold tolerant variety.  Hasn't seen any damage as yet and is a fairly slow grower.  I think it needs to move from where it is though.  In hind sight it's going to need more room and it definetly needs to be out of reach of the passionfruit vine!  - so I translanted this one to a roomier position and then got a nasty frost.  It does not look happy at all!  But it's still hanging in there.  Compost and worm juice and we'll see what happens

Planted: 2009

Height 1.5 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pollination: Cross Pollination


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Avocado Lamb Hass 7/10

Sheree's Edible Fruits
Update: 3078 days 17hrs

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Another dwarf variety, grows to around 4 metres apparently.  Lives in a big pot with lots of compost and mulch.  Is in full flower at the moment.

Planted: 2010

Height 1 metres

Growing: In a Pot

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Spring


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Blueberry - Biloxi 8/10

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Update: 3078 days 17hrs

Comments: -

What a beautiful plant!  I love it for the flowers as much as the fruit that I never seem to get to first!

Fruiting Months November and December

Planted: 2009

Height 40 Centimetres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

First Fruited: 4 Months from Purchase in Pot

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Autumn and Winter

When I Fertilise: When Fruiting

Organic Status:Partially Organic


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Jaboticaba - Yellow 6/10

Sheree's Edible Fruits
Update: 3116 days 14hrs

Comments: -

After a year or more of almost no growth finally there is plenty of new growth from all points and a handful of flowers have been and gone.  I plan to repot into a larger container come spring.

Planted: 2008

Height 0.5 metres

Growing: In a Pot

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Water Given in: Winter and Spring

Pollination: No

When I Fertilise: Winter and Spring

Organic Status:Organic


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Comments

jason says... [3309 days 8hrs ago]
hi do you sell seeds. if so email me at. jas.rich88@virginbroadband.com.au
robwhite1 says... [3154 days 7hrs ago]

robwhite1 says... [3154 days 7hrs ago]
has your jaboticaba fruited as yet how ols is it?
sheree says... [3116 days 14hrs ago]
Sorry, it'll be a while till there are fruit I imagine - I bought it through Daleys around two years ago. I know where there is one growing in my neighbourhood and it took 7 years for fruit to appear....

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Green Sapote (Seedling) 4/10

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Update: 3116 days 14hrs

Comments: -

I was a bit worried about this one after a particularly dry spell, all the leaves curled up and it was basically a stick.  Re-potted it, added some compost and liquid fertiliser and it's doing fine.

Has come back well, reshooting from the base- lots of new growth even during our winter

Planted: 2009

Height 0.5 metres

Growing: In a Pot

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Organic Status:Partially Organic


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Dwarf Apple - Granny Smith (Grafted) 5/10

Sheree's Edible Fruits
Update: 3156 days 16hrs

Planted: 2006

Height 1.6 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Fruit Harvest: 6 Fruit Per Year

First Fruited: 2 Years from purchase in pot

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Water Given in: Autumn and Winter

Spring

Pollination: Cross Pollination

When I Fertilise: When Fruiting and Spring

Organic Status:Partially Organic


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peach \'elberta\' (Grafted) 4/10

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Update: 3156 days 16hrs

Comments: -

Couldn't leave this one at the nursery!  absolutely covered in flowers and a great framework.  However, I'm yet to see any flowers myself.  I have an Angel peach which I assumed would improve pollination, I'll have to keep an eye on this one.

Height 1.5 metres

Growing: In a Pot

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pollination: Cross Pollination

Pest Control:

Needs copper spray and spinosad for fruit flys

Organic Status:Partially Organic


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Peach - Angel High Chill (Grafted) 5/10

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Update: 3156 days 16hrs

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I bought thhis because I was suckered into the pretty label in a nursery.  Never mind, I'm curious because I've never seen this fruit.  I had three whole fruit set last spring but all dropped off at an early stage.  Needs spraying with copper for leaf curl.

Height 1.5 metres

Growing: In a Pot

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Spring

Pollination: No

Pest Control:

Spraying with spinosad from flowering onwards.

Organic Status:Partially Organic


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Black Sapote - Chocolate (Seedling) 5/10

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Update: 3156 days 16hrs

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Getting some decent growth on it now even though the pot is really not suited to it, still quite decorative though.  Leaves often show yellowing and dark green veins but doesn't appear to be deficient as they always come good with out any additives.

Planted: 2007

Height 0.6 metres

Growing: In a Pot

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pollination: No

When I Fertilise: Yearly and Spring

Organic Status:Partially Organic


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Pepino - Kendall Gold (Seedling) 9/10

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Update: 3156 days 16hrs

Comments: -

From one tiny plant, I now have several.  Takes root easily wherever it sprawls.  One fruit so far and it was delicious! Cant wait for more, especially now that we are heading for warmer weather.  Only light frost damage, though I've seen others that didn't fair so well.

There was a problem with the last crop...lots of fruit set but all turned black and mushy.  Not all were fruit fly damaged either.  Perhaps more air circulation through the bush?

Planted: 2009

Height 1 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 4

First Fruited: 4 Months from Purchase in Pot

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pollination: No

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

Pest Control:

Snails have had a bit of a go, but keep an eye out and pick them off when you seen them.

Organic Status:Organic


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Tamarillo - Red (Seedling) 10/10

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Update: 3156 days 16hrs

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I planted out in autumn (not great for our climate) in north facing position against a fence for sun and frost protection and it's doing great!  It's 5 ft tall already, received very little damage through winter and I can see it about to go crazy!  It gets very little water at this stage but has put on lots of growth.  We'll see.....

Almost 12 moths old and this is a fantastic treee!  Great shape, no hassles with pest or cold damage and I am still picking the odd fruit - in icy cold June!

Fruiting Months January, February, March, April

Planted: 2009

Height 2.5 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Fruit Harvest: 20 Fruit Per Year

First Fruited: 6 Months from Purchase in Pot

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Water Given in: Winter and Spring

Summer and Spring

Pollination: No

Fertiliser or Organics Used: liquid compost

When I Fertilise: When Fruiting

Pest Control:

 

Organic Status:Organic


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Grapefruit - Star Ruby (Grafted) 9/10

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Update: 3156 days 16hrs

Comments: -

Growing in a large pot and doing great.  I let the fruit ripen this year to see what we are up for.  Allowed 4 to stay on, very heavy fruit, I'm surprised the branches supported them. 

Fruiting Months March, April, May, June

Planted: 2008

Height 1.5 metres

Growing: In a Pot

Qty: 1

Fruit Harvest: 1 kilograms per Year

First Fruited: 2 Years from purchase in pot

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pruned By: 30% in After Fruiting

When I Fertilise: Yearly and Spring


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Pitaya - Red Dragon Fruit (Cutting) 8/10

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Update: 3156 days 16hrs

Comments: -

My dragon fruit went into the ground during summer, planted up against a hard wood t-frame for support.  I can see the frame will never be tall enough for this plant!  The idea is to let it scramble up and then hang down.  The "stems" are reaching out for anything nearby though so I regularly have to knock pieces off and give to friends or they go back in the same piece of  ground to go crazy again!  Doesn't seem to rely on water or feeding, just does it's own thing.

Planted: 2008

Height 2 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pollination: No

Organic Status:Partially Organic


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Grumichama - Orange 7/10

Sheree's Edible Fruits
Update: 3156 days 16hrs

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This one is young too, only went in the ground in late summer.  It will eventually give me some privacy along a north facing fence line.

Planted: 2009

Height 0.5 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Water Given in: Winter and Spring

Pollination: No

When I Fertilise: Yearly and Spring

Pest Control:

nothing has done it damage yet.

Organic Status:Partially Organic


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Nashi Pear - Shinseiki (Grafted) 5/10

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Update: 3156 days 16hrs

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I'm yet to see anything of this variety yet as it's also confined to a big pot till I make room for it in the garden.  Hopefully I'll at least see some flowers this spring.

Planted: 2009

Height 2.5 metres

Growing: In a Pot

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Spring

Pollination: No

When I Fertilise: Yearly

Organic Status:Partially Organic


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Update: 3156 days 16hrs

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Put some good growth on this past year, though some of the new growth has been damaged after a particularly heavy frost this week.  It's living in it's big pot up against the north facing side of the house and gets some good warmth through the day. 

Pollination: No


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Davidsons Plum - QLD

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Update: 3156 days 16hrs

Comments: -

Not too sure what to expect from this plant.  It's in a medium sized pot at the moment, more for ornamental effect really.  Beautiful, soft leaves and shape.  It will get it's place in the garden eventually.

Pollination: No


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Dwarf Lemon - Meyer (Grafted) 6/10

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Update: 3156 days 16hrs

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A bit slower growing than some of my other citrus but putting on a nice small crop this year.

Fruiting Months May, June, July, August

Growing: In a Pot

Qty: 1

First Fruited: 12 Months from Purchase in Pot

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Water Given in: Spring

After Fruiting

Pollination: No

When I Fertilise: When Fruiting and Yearly

Organic Status:Partially Organic


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Lime - Tahitian (Grafted) 9/10

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Update: 3156 days 16hrs

Comments: -

Who can use this much fruit!?!?!?  Great in it's big pot, needs pruning a few times a year to keep the size down though.   Never any pest damage, only gets the odd dose of fish or seaweed as well as some compost top dressing now and again.

Fruiting Months March, April, May, June, July

Planted: 2008

Height 1.5 metres

Growing: In a Pot

Qty: 1

Fruit Harvest: 1 kilograms per Year

First Fruited: 12 Months from Purchase in Pot

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pruned By: 30% in After Fruiting, Autumn, Winter

Pollination: No

When I Fertilise: When Fruiting

Organic Status:Partially Organic


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Peanut Butter Tree (Seedling) 6/10

Sheree's Edible Fruits
Update: 3477 days 11hrs

Comments: -

Still in it's pot, and suffered from insect attact.  Probably snails, almost defoliated it, but it's on the way back.  There were flowers when I received it and I got a couple of fruit off it  before winter.  It needs to find a home in the ground but I'll see how it goes in the pot for another year or so.

Planted: 2008

Height 40 metres

Growing: In a Pot

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pollination: No


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