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Slicko's Edible Backyard

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Slicko says... [1047 days 24hrs ago]
As a young boy I grew up into my teens on my father's small crop farm. As an adult I have always grown fruit and veggies perhaps in respect of my early days on the farm. I have always loved growing things and enjoying the results of my efforts. I spend a lot of time in what I call my "kingdom"

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Citrus pest - Thanks Brain....it's certainly difficult to tell with live animal Mick ..123 days 18hrs
Citrus pest - I have a nice crop of Washington navels coming on. Some of them are affected by some sort of bug that appears to leave its carcass on the outside of the fruit. I have googled pictures of the pests affecting citrus in Australia but I have yet to find anyth..137 days 18hrs
Disease in apple fruit - I have 2 apple trees growing in my Brisbane backyard, an Anna and a Tropical Sweet. The fruit from the TS is fine however that from the Anna is affected by some sort of mould that seems to begin at the blossom end as the fruit ripens. It is visible on t..225 days 14hrs
Low chill apples trees - I thought that I would give a bit of an update on my Granny Smith and Royal Gala. The Gala is presently flowering and setting fruit (a couple of dozen). It seems to be pretty late to me but apparently it flowers in the mid to late mid season - what ev..310 days 24hrs
Nutgrass - Clancy,it targets nutgrass in commercial crops of sugar cane, corn and other crops including turf. I used it in the veggie garden by painting it onto individual blades with a brush leaving the ground fallow until I had eradicated the ng. It is pretty t..312 days 0hrs
Nutgrass - Clancy, get yourself some "e;Sedgehammer"e; herbicide from Bunnings. You wont get rid of it otherwise. It is expensive but it works! It cleared my garden beds of NG 3 years ago and it is only now that I see the nut grass starting to find its way b..315 days 1hrs
Rootstock suckers in apples - First time growing Apples. One of the trees has suckers coming from its rootstock. Is there a way of removing them permanently? Mick ..348 days 19hrs
Low chill apples trees - Hey Wazza, Well done. I have been trying to grow apples here for the past year or two. Both the Anna and the Tropical Sweet are fruiting now. The Gala and Granny Smith are in their first season. The Granny Smith has set. 2 fruit and the gala none. I'm..348 days 22hrs
Seedless grapes - There's a lot of difference between cane and spur pruning and each impacts on the fruiting capacity of the variety. I suggest that you go to YouTube and watch how each is done. Sultana needs cane pruning to fruit. Mick..456 days 18hrs
Lemon tree flowering like crazy is this - Mine is in full bloom also and I am looking forward to a good crop. You seem to be doing the right thing. It has been a warm winter and the plants seem ready to go. A white oil spray on the emerging leaf every week should control the leaf miner. Mick ..477 days 15hrs
Phoenix mandarin - Hey Glenstorm,do you remember what variety those red skinned ones were? I have just tried the Pheonix for the first time the other day... yum! I wonder if they will strike true to parent from seed Mick..516 days 24hrs
Solanum rootstock what works - What do you call the devils fig? Mick ..717 days 14hrs
Fruit tree thieves - Stupid me! We have a lot here we could export to Tas If they want some. Mick..727 days 20hrs
Fruit tree thieves - My suggestion is fruit bats. They have the ability to strip a crop overnight the night before the fruit is finally ripe Mick..728 days 14hrs
Dwarf nectarine being eaten by pests - Looks like parrots to me Mick ..746 days 20hrs

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Seville orange from seed how long before - Thanks Julie, My email is mleighmallory@aol.co.uk Would love some seeds from your wonderful rough Seville orange please. Could you please send details. Best, Mike...Liked Question 238 days 3hrs
Give away muscadine grape - It was pretty rampant Mark, probably more so than my sultana and isabella vines. More in density than long rambling canes. I also found its fruit not to be my liking. The Adonis I have is probably as rampant but its fruit is wonderfully sweet and juicy ..Liked Answer 937 days 3hrs
Japanese grapes - I've had them Kyoho grapes a couple of years ago in Perth. There is a private grower in Swan Valley in WA. Here is the contact: Bella Ridge Estate 78 Campresic Road Herne Hill WA 6056 Australia Tel.: 08 9250 4962 Fax: 08 9246 0244 I ..Liked Answer 952 days 16hrs
Did organza bags work for you - They reduce the incidence of fruit moth attack from nearly all othreis moths,amblypeltas,helopeltas and fruit flies and reduce the flying fox and cockatoo casulaties at my place. ..Liked Question 1003 days 13hrs
Free mulch - Without wanting to harp on...all keen gardener's should inform their GP what they handle....it's important clinical info. Aspergillus is a fungus - not usually a problem for healthy folk. Legionnaires is a bacterium and another story. Many of the ga..Liked Question 1006 days 19hrs
Bee hives sale - Hey everyone. My bees have swarmed and have contained them in a nuc hive for the time being. if anyone is interested im happy to sell them for $50. Im Manningham melbourne. my email address is smarasea@hotmail.com..Liked Question 1016 days 23hrs
Pinkabelle apple tree - Wow, just around the corner from me in Canning Vale. Im just off Nicholson Road..Liked Question 1020 days 14hrs
Pinkabelle apple tree - yeah...Liked Question 1020 days 14hrs
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When to feed and prune a mango - I bought a house in 2006,in 2007 Ihad a wonderful crop of mangoes,in 2007 I had a few mangoes around 10,in 2009 I had wonderful crop of flowers,numerous small fruits appeared I was expcting a bumper harvest,rather dissapointed all of them dropped & have a..Liked Answer 1036 days 15hrs
Fruit fly exclusion bags - Not sure if they are organza John, sent the supplier a message. There are always these for the possums and bats, still have to bag the apparatus to keep the fruit fly out though. http://www.gardenexpress.com.au/blossom-tree-fruit-protector/ ..Liked Answer 1047 days 12hrs
Cuttings seeds seedlings swap - I understand that theyre hard to grow, but while theyre young I'm gonna bring them in when the weathers too cold and during the day they'll be in the greenhouse which usually gets to above 20 degrees except on cloudy days...Liked Question 1060 days 16hrs

Mandarin - Imperial (Grafted) 10/10

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Update: 184 days 20hrs

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I had this growing in our last home and it was a wonderful tree and a great bearer of sweet juicy fruit that survived on the tree well.When we moved into our new home I decided to give this another go.

The original did take a long to fruit, I think about 7 years and I had to threaten it with removal before it behaved

June 2016  We had a large crop of smallish fruit so this coming season the fruit will require heavy thinning

December 2016 This tree is doing exceptionally well. I thinned the crop quite heavily for this year as there are so many immature fruit it that I couldn't see it holding them all. I am aldo sure that ckearing the ground of competing grass to the drip line, muclhing and fertilising at the change of each season has made a big  difference.

May 2017. What a great tree this tree is! Over 100 beautiful mandys harvested this year. What a goer!


Fruiting Months May

Planted: 2013

Height 2 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

First Fruited: 2 Years from purchase in pot

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pollination: Self Pollination

Fertiliser or Organics Used: citrus fertilizer and compost around the drip line at each change of season

When I Fertilise: Spring

Pest Control:

White oil for leaf miner and bagging the fruit for fruitfly

Organic Status:Partially Organic


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Dwarf Orange - Navelina (Grafted) 10/10

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Update: 184 days 20hrs

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I tasted one of these in Atherton earlier this year and was most impressed by both the fruit and its flavour

June 2016 I had 1 piece of fruit this year in April. More orange inside than the Washington and amazingly sweet

Dec 2016 This tree is going great guns and it has a nice crop on it. It seems as though it will be slightly ahead of the Washington navel by about 2 weeks as it was last year

April 2017 This year the tree has been heavily hit with gall wasp whilst the other citrus have missed out entirely



Fruiting Months June and July

Planted: 2014

Height 2 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Fruit Harvest: 3 kilograms per Year

First Fruited: 2 Years from purchase in pot

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pollination: Self Pollination

Fertiliser or Organics Used: citrus fertilizer at the change of each season

Pest Control:

I will use white oil for leaf miner and bag the fruit for fruit fly

Organic Status:Partially Organic


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swoon1 says... [312 days 23hrs ago]
How does the taste compare to Washington Navels?
Slicko says... [312 days 1hrs ago]
Hi Swoon, I am of the opinion that it is seeter than the WN, probably better than it. The home grown fruit of both varieties leaves shop bought fruit for dead... Mick
swoon1 says... [308 days 4hrs ago]
Thanks heaps Mick. Looking forward to it!

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Dwarf Orange - Washington Navel 10/10

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Update: 184 days 20hrs

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I have tried growing this variety previously with no luck, however I now understand that my efforts were doomed to failure because I was trying to grow them in the wrong location. A different home and an appropriate location should serve the new tree well.

 April 2015. This tree is now going full steam ahead and I am really hopeful that I will see some fruit on it this season. It is now significantly larger with a lot of new growth.

 June 2016 A successful crop of 30 really sweet navels. I feel happy now :) I can't believe how juicy and sweet this crop is compared to shop bought fruit.

Dec 2016 This tree is now 2 metres  tall and has a great crop on it. Really looking forward to harvest time next year.

 A couple of things that I think have contributed to the harvest over the past 2 years: Clearing the ground of grass out to the drip line, mulching heavily, fertilising at the change of each season and regular watering from the first blossom.

May  2017. A crop of over 50. Interestingly the tree has provideed 2 crops, one to ripen earlyJune and one to ripen about a month later as a result of a second flush of blossom

Fruiting Months June and July

Planted: 2013

Height 2 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Fruit Harvest: 50 Fruit Per Year

First Fruited: 2 Years from purchase in pot

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pollination: Self Pollination

Fertiliser or Organics Used: citrus mix,chook poop

When I Fertilise: Winter and Spring

Pest Control:  White oil for leaf miner, fruit are bagged for Qld fruit fly

Organic Status:Partially Organic

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Dwarf Apple - Royal Gala (Grafted) 10/10

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Update: 314 days 1hrs

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I bought the book "Growing Apples in the Tropics" by Kevin Hauser from Kufflel Creek Nursery where he advocates that it is   possible to obtain decent apple crops from varieties that have chill hours above those accepted as low chill varieties and that he sells his trees into the warmer areas of Africa.

So my Dwarf Royal Gala and Granny Smith are going to be grown using his methods. Already my Anna and Tropic sweet are flowering using his methods. Not enough yet for pollination but we are still 2 weeks from spring! 

Jan 2017: Royal Gala must be self fertile to some degree as the tree is setting fruit where ever it flowers.There is not anything else in flower in the garden and being iin a sub tropic cl imate I don't expect that  there would be anyone else close by trying the same thing. Anyhow it will be interesting to see what happens.

Planted: 2016

Height 1.5 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Winter

Pollination: Cross Pollination

Cross Pollinator Variety: Granny Smith

When I Fertilise: Spring

Pest Control: Fruit will be bagged

Organic Status:Partially Organic


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Grape - Isabella Black (Cutting) 9/10

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Update: 315 days 2hrs

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I have grown this variety for about 20 years at my old home and love the fruit which is black and loved by the birds, crisp and sweet and it can be recommended for the lovely shade and privacy it gave us. So when we moved here I brought some cuttings with us.

I had been spur pruning them but his season I am going to cane prune them as they may crop better thiis way.

Jan  2017: Cane prunung seemed to work better.. The pic shows about half of our 2017 harvesr

Fruiting Months December

Planted: 2013

Height 1.5 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 2

Fruit Harvest: 5 kilograms per Year

First Fruited: 2 Years from purchase in pot

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Autumn

Pruned By: 90% in Spring

Pollination: Self Pollination

When I Fertilise: Spring

Pest Control: Fruit is bagged as birds love them

Organic Status:Organic


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Muscadine Grape - Adonis (Cutting)

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Update: 316 days 24hrs

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I bought  this Adonis Muscadine and a Nobel about 18 months ago and planted them alongside my 4 Vitus Vinifera on the same trellis. Both reached the top wire in short time and both produced fruit in their first season, the Noble a couple of small bunches of small black grapes of little flesh and quite a few seeds. The Adonis produced several bunches of large golden, sweet, seeded grapes, quite different from what we tend to expect with our Vitus Vinifera varieties. What I didn't expect was the Adonis would continue to flower and ripen these small bunches throughout the year!

What I learnt was that the Muscadines were rampant and after investigating I found out that in the lower eastern states of the US where they are native is that they need more room and a different trellising system from my other varieties. It seems that in the US they give the Muscadines 3m of trellis on each side often using a single wire set about 1.5-1.8m above the ground. They seem to be spur pruned and left with long cordons.

So my Muscadines have to be moved and I have room for only one plant so it does not take any imagination as to which one will survive the transitiion.

Fruiting Months April and December

Planted: 2014

Height 2 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

First Fruited: 1 Years from purchase in pot

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Winter

Pruned By: 90% in Spring

Pollination: Self Pollination

When I Fertilise: Spring

Pest Control: Bag fruit as susceptible to fruit fly

Organic Status:Partially Organic


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Honey Bees 10/10

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Update: 322 days 1hrs

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Pollination has been an issue for me for a long time. In our old home I had eight hives of honeybees so there was no issue there. However when we moved to this home pollination became an issue even though we are on the border of a public park and bush land we never got to see bees in the region. So I bought a hive of bees and a hive of native bees and the problem has been solved. However my solution wont be everybodies...

Having bees in your backyard takes a bit of preplanning. Not only do you have to decide where you are going to place them but also where their flight paths will be and how you are going to keep them out of the way of human and animal traffic. Bees can be hard work for the hobbyist but a lot of this has been taken away by the development of the FLOW HIVE. Like all horticultural and agricultural pursuits having bees to manage means that there are both pests and diseases that need to be controlled and that anyone contemplating getting hold of a hive should research what is required by the various State Departments of Primary Industries, such as licensing, local council rules and they would be wise to join a local be club for local information.

There are a lot of issues to consider such as local climate, availability of nectar sources, your ability to sometimes lift heavy objects, your possible allergic reaction to bee stings are just some. 


Planted: 2014

Pest Control: There are several pests and diseases to affect the colonies. 

Organic Status:Organic


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Pineapple - Gold Crown (Cutting) 9/10

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Update: 322 days 21hrs

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I bought 2 pineapples at Woolies just for the tops. I wanted something II could make a statement with in 2 large terra cotta pots and fully grown pineapples should certainl do this with them growing to around 1.5m high and wide.

They are in good potting mix and will eventually go into full sun once established

Planted: 2017

Growing: In a Pot

Qty: 2

Fruit Harvest: 1 Fruit Per Year

First Fruited: 1.5 Years from purchase in pot

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pollination: Self Pollination

When I Fertilise: Winter

Organic Status:Partially Organic


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Grape - Chambourcin (Cutting) 9/10

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Update: 322 days 24hrs

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What amazing vines these are. I bought them (2)as rooted cuttings and planted them on a 1.8m vine. Their first season theygrew past the top wire and then set a couple of small bunches of small seeded black grapes. During the last spring (2016) they set 48 large bunches of these small black grapes which I thinned by cutting the bunches in half so that the final fruit was larger. We are harvesting every couple of days. They are not table grapes but when chilled are very refreshing and very moreish.

Fruiting Months January and December

Planted: 2015

Height 2 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 2

First Fruited: 1 Years from purchase in pot

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Winter

Pruned By: 90% in Spring

Pollination: Self Pollination

Fertiliser or Organics Used: chook poop, citrus

When I Fertilise: Yearly

Pest Control: I use white exclusion bag and these stop the wildlife from seeing what riches are inside

Organic Status:Partially Organic


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Kumquat - Nagami (Grafted) 9/10

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Update: 323 days 1hrs

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I had always thought that the only thing Kumquats were good for was the making of marmalade. Until, until that is when I recently had one to eat. The initial reation was the reaction to the sourness of the juice, but then as I started to chew on the skin I realised just  how sweet it was.

I was an immediate convert!

I am growing this in a pot and it has suffered some fruit drop in the hot dry weather we are having.at the moment. I am going to have to get a good layer of mulch on it.


Fruiting Months May

Planted: 2015

Height 0.8 metres

Growing: In a Pot

Qty: 1

First Fruited: 1 Years from purchase in pot

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Winter and Spring

Pollination: Self Pollination

Fertiliser or Organics Used: chook poop ciitrus fertiliser

When I Fertilise: Spring

Pest Control: I imagine that it will be subject to the usual citrus pests; leaf miner,gall wasp etc and the usual treatments will apply.

Organic Status:Partially Organic


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Mandarin - Emperor (Grafted) 8/10

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Update: 323 days 24hrs

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This is the second of my two mandarine trees, the other being an Imperial. Unknown rootstock as it was not identified on the tag.June 2016. This tree set as first fruit last season and in a couple of weeks will be picking its second crop.

It has not been as fruitful as the Imperial even though it is in the same environment and gets the same care. Nor  is it as vigorous however this may be the result of differing root stock. Its advantage is that  it will harvest later than the Imperial and thereby extend the season. Usual citrus management means that all my citrus are dealt with at the same time.

Fruiting Months June and July

Planted: 2014

Height 1.8 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

First Fruited: 1 Years from purchase in pot

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pollination: Self Pollination

Fertiliser or Organics Used: chook poop, compost

When I Fertilise: Winter and Spring

Pest Control: white oil for leaf miner, bag the fruit

Organic Status:Partially Organic


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Lemon - Eureka (Grafted) 9/10

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Update: 324 days 1hrs

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This lemon has been bought to replace my Myer should it turn its toes up

Dec 2016. Well, this little tree has certainly shown up the Meyer lemon this year. Its first year in a pot, and it has several nice lemons coming on. It did do this job of the Myer with it having its best season yet.

Growing trees in pots certainly means increased vigilence with the management of the tree and its environment. Mulching, increased watering, more regular  fertilising  as opposed to fertilising at the change of season in addition to regular citrus care

Planted: 2016

Height 1 metres

Growing: In a Pot

Qty: 1

First Fruited: 6 Months from Purchase in Pot

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Spring

Pollination: Self Pollination

Fertiliser or Organics Used: compost,citrus fert.,blood and bone

When I Fertilise: Winter and Spring

Pest Control: Reststant to Qld fruit fly

Organic Status:Partially Organic


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Dwarf Orange - Lanes Late (Grafted) 9/10

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Update: 325 days 16hrs

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Because I enjoy eating navel oranges so much I am looking to get as long a fruit in season as I can. I now have Washington Navel, Navelina and Lanes Late Navel. So that should wrap the season up pretty well. April 2015: New growth and small flowers. The growth will stay but the flowers will be taken off.

June 2016.This tree has struggled since it was planted and I have now removed it from the ground and placed it in the tub and treated it with root rot killer. It has taken a while to recover (Dec 2016) but is now doing well, puttiing on new growth.

Time to go back in the ground


Planted: 2015

Height 0.6 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Autumn

Autumn and Winter

Pollination: Self Pollination

When I Fertilise: Spring

Pest Control: You will be netted once fruiting

Organic Status:Partially Organic


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Mango - R2E2 Seedling (Seedling) 10/10

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Update: 340 days 22hrs

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I grew this from a mango that I bought from the local fruit market. I had it growing in a pot for 2 years and put it into the ground when we moved home 2 years ago. It bore  a single mango whilst in the pot and then nothing the next year. This year it produced a dozen wonderful fruit.

 April 2015: The tree has put on quite a bit of growth this year, some of which I have pruned off to attempt control vigour and tree shape.

June 2016. Not much growth in the tree for this year and it produced a similar crop to last year. Anthracnose can be an issue

December 2016 A nice crop (better than expected) 20 large mangoes were picked this week as the possoms had found the tree. My experience with this tree in our climate is that the fruit can be taken off when it blushes around mid December and will ripen quite quickly.

Fruiting Months December

Planted: 2011

Height 3 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Fruit Harvest: 20 Fruit Per Year

First Fruited: 2 Years from Seed

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Autumn

After Fruiting

Pollination: Self Pollination

Fertiliser or Organics Used: chook poop and compost

When I Fertilise: Spring

Pest Control: Copper spray for fungal disease and fruit is bagged against. Fruit fly

Organic Status:Partially Organic


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Papaya - Southern Red (Seedling) 9/10

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Update: 516 days 19hrs

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Pawpaw is great any time. I shall head prune it at about 1.5 metres to force branches

June 2016.        turned out to be a male

Planted: 2015

Height 0.6 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Water Given in: Autumn

Pollination: No

When I Fertilise: When Fruiting

Pest Control: bag fruit as long as the tree is bisexual

Organic Status:Partially Organic


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Ginger QLD 8/10

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Update: 516 days 19hrs

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This has been grown from ginger bought from the grocer. It didn't  do much last year in its first season and we had no crop. However this year it is growing reallly well and we should have some for the kitchen.

April 2015: There has been a lot of new growth this year and several flower heads are emerging. I don't know how these will affect the plant as this is the first time I have grown ginger.

Planted: 2014

Height 0.8 metres

Growing: In a Pot

Qty: 2

First Fruited: 1 Years from purchase in pot

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pollination: No

Organic Status:Partially Organic


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Dwarf Lemon - Meyer (Grafted) 10/10

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Update: 516 days 20hrs

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We have had Myer lemons for many years and have found them to be a much valued addition to the garden and kitchen, easy to take care of and incredibly productive. Their only issue is their susceptibility to fruit fly which can be beaten by bagging the fruit

March 2015. The tree has gone though another flowering and is setting fruit at the moment. This was the habit of the one we had at our other home.. flower spring and autum, setting fruit each time. April 2015: A lot of fruit has now set and another crop of flowers has appeared.

June 2016. This year the tree has been a disappointment to me. It flowerd heavily percent less than a handful of fruit. It seemed to suffer last winter, however it seems now that it is slowly recovering from whatever was giving it problems. There is now a small flowering taking place now

Fruiting Months June and November

Planted: 2013

Height 1.8 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

First Fruited: 2 Years from purchase in pot

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Winter

Pollination: Self Pollination

When I Fertilise: Spring

Pest Control: Pest oil and fruit bagged

Organic Status:Partially Organic


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Nectarine - Sunraycer (Grafted)

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Update: 516 days 21hrs

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Nectarines are one of my favourite fruits and

I have grown them in another places. I have enjoyed the ability to be able to just pluck one off the tree and eat it out of the hand and I am looking forward to being able to doing the same with this tree.
June 2016. This past season has also been a disappointment this tree. I shall have to apply the same thinning principle as with the Peachtree.

Fruiting Months October and November

Planted: 2014

Height 1.8 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

First Fruited: 1 Years from purchase in pot

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Summer and Spring

Pollination: Self Pollination

Fertiliser or Organics Used: chook poop and compost

When I Fertilise: Winter and Spring

Pest Control:

Net the tree for fruit fly.

Organic Status:Partially Organic


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Peach - Florda prince (Grafted) 10/10

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Update: 516 days 21hrs

Comments: -  

Fruiting Months October and November

Planted: 2013

Height 2.4 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

First Fruited: 2 Months from Purchase in Pot

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Summer, Autumn, Winter

Pollination: Self Pollination

Fertiliser or Organics Used: pelletised chook poop

When I Fertilise: Winter and Spring

Pest Control: This year I will use a mozzie over the tree once the flowers have been pollenated 

Organic Status:Partially Organic

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Grape - Menindee Seedless (Cutting) 10/10

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Update: 516 days 21hrs

Comments: - A new variety for me that I am keen to try. So far it has been quick growing

Planted: 2014

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Pruned By: 90% in Spring

Pollination: No

When I Fertilise: Never

Pest Control:

Fruit bagged against flying pests

Organic Status:Certified


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Dwarf Apple - Tropic Sweet (Grafted) 10/10

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Update: 516 days 21hrs

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Growing apples is a first time and I am quite looking forward to it

June 2016 A small crop this year is expected

Fruiting Months December

Planted: 2014

Height 1.5 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

First Fruited: 1 Years from purchase in pot

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Summer and Spring

Pollination: Cross Pollination

Cross Pollinator Variety: Tropical Anna

When I Fertilise: Spring

Pest Control:

Netting


Organic Status:Partially Organic


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Dwarf Apple - Tropical Anna (Grafted) 10/10

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Update: 516 days 21hrs

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This is my other apple  and it and my tropical sweet willl polinate each other. I am hoping for one or two fruit from each tree next season.

June 2016. An expected very small crop of fewer than a handful. Hoping for a better result this year

Planted: 2014

Height 1 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Autumn

Summer

Pollination: Cross Pollination

Cross Pollinator Variety: tropical sweet

When I Fertilise: Spring

Pest Control: Tree will be netted and fruit bagged

Organic Status:Partially Organic


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Peach - Tropic Snow (Grafted)

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Update: 516 days 21hrs

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This variety will extend the harvest time of my stone fruit. It is already in flower (March 2015) which surprises me as it hasn't dropped its leaves so I may pull the flowers off if sets fruit.

June 2016. This seems to be a slow growing variety. It flowered last season but failed to set fruit

Planted: 2015

Height 0.6 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Summer and Spring

Pollination: Self Pollination

When I Fertilise: Winter

Pest Control: Tree will be netted

Organic Status:Partially Organic


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Rosemary (Cutting) 9/10

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Update: 516 days 21hrs

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Rosemary is a wonderful herb to be used i the kitchen. This plant came from a friend's hedge. I have no idea as to its origin but whatever they are, they are welcome in our kithen.

We water it when we think of it, never prune it, and never feed it!

Planted: 2013

Height 1 metres

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Pollination: Self Pollination

Pest Control: None needed

Organic Status:Partially Organic


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Dwarf Plum Gulf Gold Tree (G) (Grafted) 8/10

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Update: 516 days 21hrs

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This is my first foray into llow chill plums and I am looking forward to it. They are presently in two pots awaiting being moved into the ground once the fence is repaired. not too long I hope

June 2016. This tree was planted into the ground a couple of months ago after the handful of fruit it provided had ripened. I should get an idea on its growth next season

Planted: 2015

Height 0.6 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Winter

After Fruiting and Spring

Pollination: Cross Pollination

Cross Pollinator Variety: Gulf Ruby

When I Fertilise: Winter

Pest Control: trees will be nettted

Organic Status:Partially Organic


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Dwarf Apple - Granny Smith (Grafted) 10/10

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Update: 516 days 21hrs

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I bought the book "Growing Apples in the Tropics" by Kevin Hauser from Kufflel Creek Nursery where he advocates that it is   possible to obtain decent apple crops from varieties that have chill hours above those accepted as low chill varieties and that he sells his trees into the warmer areas of Africa.

So my Dwarf Royal Gala and Granny Smith are going to be grown using his methods. Already my Anna and Tropic sweet are flowering using his methods. Not enough yet for pollination but we are still 2 weeks from spring! 

Planted: 2015

Height 1.5 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Winter

Pollination: Cross Pollination

Cross Pollinator Variety: Royal Gala

When I Fertilise: Spring

Pest Control: Fruit will be bagged

Organic Status:Partially Organic


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Grape - Sultana H5 (Grafted) (Cutting) 9/10

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Update: 521 days 21hrs

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I love this grape! Our neighbour grew it in Sth Australia and when we moved to Qld we grew a vine for some years before we lost it during building renovations. I brought these vines last year and they have boomed since they were planted. Yet to fruit but I expect to see a good crop next year.

April 2015: This variety seems to be a really vigorous grower and it has had no difficulty in sending out canes 4 metres or so long. The vines are almost dormant now and are soon to be cane pruned as spur prunning does not suit them

Fruiting Months January

Planted: 2014

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 2

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Autumn

Pruned By: 90% in

Pollination: Self Pollination

When I Fertilise: Spring

Pest Control: Bagged fruit

Organic Status:Partially Organic


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Plum - Gulf Ruby (Grafted) 8/10

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Update: 905 days 20hrs

Comments: - This is one of the two plums that I have bought recently as my first foray into low chill plums. The gulf gold and the gulf ruby are intended to cross polinate each other. Hoping for fruit next year.

Planted: 2015

Height 0.6 metres

Growing: In a Pot

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Winter

Summer and Spring

Pollination: Cross Pollination

Cross Pollinator Variety: Gulf Gold

When I Fertilise: Winter

Pest Control: Trees will be netted.

Organic Status:Partially Organic


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Grape - Flame Seedless (Cutting) 9/10

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Update: 950 days 14hrs

Comments: - I have not grown this variety before and I am looking forward to it. Another variety :)

Planted: 2014

Height 2 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Autumn

Pruned By: 90% in Spring

Pollination: Self Pollination

When I Fertilise: Spring

Pest Control: Fruit is bagged against birds and fruit fly

Organic Status:Partially Organic


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Blueberry - Brightwell (Cutting) 2/10

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Update: 322 days 24hrs

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I just love the flavour of blueberries. I tried to grow them and a  lot of other things about 25 years ago but at the time we didn't  have access to the knowledge that is available to us today through the internet. So the attempt was doomed to failure.

Waste of time and resources as you would need several plants to get any sort of useful harvest..no room in a small backyard.  --  Out it goes!




Planted: 2015

Height 0.4 metres

Growing: In a Pot

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Low Sun

Pollination: Cross Pollination

Cross Pollinator Variety: Powder Blue

Fertiliser or Organics Used: azailure fertilizer

When I Fertilise: Spring

Pest Control: Trees will be netted

Organic Status:Partially Organic


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Blueberry - Powderblue 9/10

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Update: 323 days 24hrs

Comments: - All details as for Brightwell

Pollination: Cross Pollination


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Native pomegranate 5/10

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Update: 327 days 4hrs

Comments: -

I was given this plant and have no idea as to its variety

It is however very thornyAnd believe it or not is carrying two immature fruit. I can't wait to try them.


Didn't like it so it has GONE...


Planted: 2016

Height 0.6 metres

Growing: In a Pot

Qty: 1

First Fruited: 6 Months from Purchase in Pot

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pollination: Self Pollination

Pest Control:

Even though we still in the middle of winter I guess I will have to bag the fruit as I believe, pomegranate is very fruit fly susceptible

Organic Status:Partially Organic


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