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TyalgumPhil's Edible Backyard

Joined: 16/12/08 Updated: 01/05/17 Frost:
Location: MURWILLUMBAH

About My Edible Backyard


Why TyalgumPhil Love's Edible Plants

 12 acre property in the foothills of Mt Warning/Lamington plateau, far north NSW. High rainfall, some chill factor present in winter months. 

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GardenofWeedin1 says... [3729 days 5hrs ago]

GardenofWeedin1 says... [3729 days 5hrs ago]
just a note to say I appreciate your effort in detailing your plantings and am amazed at the variety in your selections - very impressive. mike
Marguerite Bundaberg says... [3173 days 17hrs ago]
Are they really real butterflies???!!!
zhouren2007gma1 says... [735 days 9hrs ago]
Hi Phil, do you have Vista White Loquat Tree? Where can I buy it from? Thanks, Ren
fon42 says... [345 days 20hrs ago]
Hi i'm from a rare fruit club and are trying to contact speedy. i see you tried contacting him a while ago. It's about is carob varieties Karl karltrepka@gmail.com thanks heaps

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Fruit Tree Forum Contributions

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Sick wurtz avocado - Some copper sulphate may help if its a fungal problem, sprayed before any new growth appears..31 days 15hrs
Mulberry morus mojo berry japanese dwarf - It doesnt seem so, but I imagine it would do well here..31 days 15hrs
Tinospora cordifolia or giloy plant1 - Fair dinkum seeds often have it in stock..31 days 15hrs
Another avocado1 - I used to find my Bacon avocado was semi deciduous in winter/spring, then burst into flower. But that was Melbourne though..31 days 15hrs
Honey gold mango tree grown from seed - Are they mono embryonic..31 days 15hrs

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Unknown fruit tree6 - You will never get an answer without a photo! You haven't even described the tree...Liked Answer 717 days 17hrs
Unknown fruit tree6 - Hi Hannsy, do you think it might be an Apple tree? Apple trees grow to over 6M :) There are also other fruits, but with height as the only discerning factor to go by, all we can do is guess at random fruits :P..Liked Answer 717 days 17hrs

White Sapote Vista

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Update: 1237 days 8hrs

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A small grafted tree originally from the famous specimen in Louis Glowinski's Melbourne garden. Struggled in the dry conditions for a few years in Victoria, now growing in a more suitable climate.

Update March 2010

Disaster - this tree was run over by the ride-on mower. No hope of salvaging it as it was chopped below the graft. Have managed to source another from Perry's in SA. Lucky for me, a difficult plant to find.

July 2010

The long awaited replacement tree has finally arrived from Perry's, and has taken prime position in full sun, just outside the gates of the swimming pool. Have married it off to a 'Lemon Gold" so here's hoping for a fruitful union.

Planted: 2009


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TyalgumPhil says... [3272 days 11hrs ago]
Too much sappy top growth, pruned to allow better framework of branches
TyalgumPhil says... [1237 days 7hrs ago]
This tree is now large and shades part of the front area of the pool. Fruits in early summer however it is very attractive to flying foxes and I need some strategies to stem the losses. I hear laser lights sold at Christmas are an effective repellant. The fruit are as large as a navel orange with a rich complex flavour

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American pawpaw

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Update: 1237 days 8hrs

Comments: - Seedlings from superior varieties I had imported from a breeding program in the US - Shennandoah, Pa Golden, Susquehanna and Allegheny. Hoping enough winter chill here in Tyalgum to initiate flowering

Planted: 2009


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ANDY1 says... [3344 days 9hrs ago]
i would be interested in seeds ... if you could help cheers
frenchie says... [1846 days 15hrs ago]
Hi Again Phil, how did these work for you? Any luck, how do they taste? Another tempting fruit!
TyalgumPhil says... [1756 days 19hrs ago]
I have some healthy looking seedlings but they are very slow, planted out some into the ground and just waiting for some decent growth to occur. Some years off fruiting it would seem. Seeds come up on eBay most times of the year, generally from the US - they are approved for import.

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Davidson Plum NSW

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Update: 1237 days 8hrs

Comments: - Young plants bought after tasting jam made from a friends' fruiting tree. Also have a specimen of the Nth Queensland species which has different (less hairy) leaves and flowers more on longer panicles.

Planted: 2009


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sserendipityy says... [3542 days 16hrs ago]
Hi Phil, I live in Lismore and have just begun the journey of growing my own fruit. I love plums but thought they required chilling hours???? Are these plums sweet/sour/tangy? I am growing my plants mainly in pots because I rent and want to take my plants with me if need be - would this suit the davidson? Also could you advise me as to a local market that has some of these fruits for sale? Thank you Phil :-)
TyalgumPhil says... [3541 days 18hrs ago]
They are not related to European/Japanese plums at all, so don't require chilling as they are native to Northern NSW. You often see the fruit for sale at the farmers markets, I have some seedlings coming on if you want some.
sserendipityy says... [3540 days 11hrs ago]
please see my comment re: tropical apples and yes please and thank you. How is your garden coping with all this rain?
TyalgumPhil says... [3538 days 15hrs ago]
Yes fortunately we are on an elevated site, soggy but everything looking ok

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Fig \"Blue Provence\"

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Update: 1237 days 8hrs

Comments: - Rare fig with blue flush to skin. Once popular, listed in Australian catalogues in 19th century. Now listed " whereabouts unknown". Two precious cuttings kindly sent by fellow gardener, growing well and strongly in this climate.


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vlct says... [2586 days 7hrs ago]

vlct says... [2586 days 7hrs ago]
Hi any colour from these fruits yet
TyalgumPhil says... [1237 days 7hrs ago]
I transferred this to a large glazed container as it was very slow in the ground, and growth has been rapid and healthy since. Hoping it will start bearing this coming season

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Garcinia humilis

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Update: 1237 days 8hrs

Comments: - Promising new fruit now seasonably available in selected market outlets as "Achacha". Seedlings I have were germinated about three months after receiving seed from a co-forum member. 


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frenchie says... [1846 days 15hrs ago]
Hi Phil, have these worked for you? I have been tempted to try them in Alsonville, but unsure if that would be successful. How would you rate the fruit? Thanks!

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Jujube Li

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Update: 1237 days 8hrs

Comments: -  A dry climate species, hasn't done well but am shifting them into pots as the summer rainfall and humidity don't suit it.


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Cam says... [3641 days 5hrs ago]
Hello Phil, may I ask where you bought your jujube plants from? Are they grafted? Regards, Cam
TyalgumPhil says... [3640 days 17hrs ago]
Cam there is a forum user called jujubesforsale" and she normally sells grafted trees over the winter months. You should be able to find some posts from her or if you'd like to leave your e-mail address I'll contact her on your behalf.
Cam says... [3636 days 19hrs ago]
Hi Phil, I've read some posts from her but I thought of finding a few other places before deciding where to buy from because these plants are quite costly. Looks like JujubeForSale offers the most variety. Will contact her again. Thanks for your help.
Wenny says... [3426 days 8hrs ago]
Hi,Phil,Could you give me some of your jujube cutting?I would like to try to grow with cutting,my email is LHY196703@hotmail.com.Thanks.
TyalgumPhil says... [1237 days 7hrs ago]
I think I lost the graft on this cultivar, however the rootstock is now around twelve feet tall and due to a late wet season I had a huge crop of smallish but tasty fruit to share - more suited to a mediterranean climate than I have here but grows well.

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White Sapote - Dade

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Update: 1237 days 8hrs

Comments: - Discovered by chance at a run-down nursery at Surfers' Paradise, an established tree which looked like it had been there for some time and overlooked. Already in flower, have started hand pollinating with pollen from the Ortego planted nearby. Having only just gone into the ground, flowers may abort before the fruit develops.


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White Sapote - Lemon Gold

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Update: 1237 days 8hrs

Comments: - Another find at a local fruit stall, this plant was so pot bound it was growing through the plastic into the ground below. Seemed to have transplanted ok, have bought it as a pollinator for "Vista".


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amanda19 says... [3711 days 7hrs ago]
Is it iron deficient? Phil - your plants are beautiful! The colour of them says it all..
TyalgumPhil says... [3272 days 11hrs ago]
Grew so fast the wind snapped off the sappy new growth - it was a little top heavy anyway
TyalgumPhil says... [1237 days 7hrs ago]
Now a sturdy productive tree, the skin thicker and less likely to split than other cultivars, more shell-like. I find the flavour exceptional, very rich although the fruit are never quite large enough!

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White sapote - Pike

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Update: 1237 days 8hrs

Comments: - Planted in dappled shade, the tree appears healthy so far and flowering, especially on older wood. Sourced from at nursery at Tweed Heads, have planted it in close proximity to "Ortego" which is in full bloom. Ants seem to like the flowers, maybe they will be useful pollinators.


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Pepino Gold

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Update: 2691 days 10hrs

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I have a lot of space for this species - productive and rewarding. Cuttings take root within days, and have recently begun trialling seedlings from this plant to try and add something a little different to the narrow selection available in this country.

July 10

I have successfully germinated around 40 seedlings which I plan to trial for some genetic variation. I never see this fruit offered for sale, may sell off excess produce through the local store who seem happy to barter with local growers, a good outlet for organic produce.

May 13

Have found these plants attract many pest species, much to the detriment of the plant. Some fruit in autumn seems to develop ok but spring foliage normally covered in the larvae of leaf eating ladybirds and beetles. Have let my plants decline  - may trial organic pest control next season.


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davewastech says... [1929 days 7hrs ago]
Wow, how did you get it to produce that density of fruit? Is it planted in a big pot?
TyalgumPhil says... [1756 days 19hrs ago]
Yes I have it in a large cermaic planter, have had little pest damage this season. Fruit are delicious, especially for breakfast.
davewastech says... [1756 days 7hrs ago]
Mine's loaded too at the moment. But I get quite a few fruit fly, so I put each fruit in an Organza bag. Mine's just growing on the ground.

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White Sapote - Chris (Grafted) 6/10

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Update: 2750 days 17hrs

Comments: - A small plant I originally had sent to Country Victoria, in the ground for three years with no growth during a prolonged drought. Now replanted in deep soil at the base of Mt Warning, looks like some promising new growth already in the damper conditions

Planted: 2009

Height 1 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Pest Control: Nil to date

Organic Status:Organic


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TyalgumPhil says... [3272 days 11hrs ago]
Still the same size as it was three years ago... growth always yellows off midway through the season

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Rollinia deliciosa

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Update: 3653 days 19hrs

Comments: -    A well established tree, 5 ft tall seedling purchased while still dormant at Bangalow market. Have pruned a few inches off to encourage branching, new leaves emerging already. Have given it the prime position at the front of the swimming pool in full sun for a tropical effect. 

Planted: 2010


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Sapodilla - Sawo Manila

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Update: 3653 days 19hrs

Comments: - Healthy looking young plant, although no sign of a graft visible, I suspect propagated by some other means. Small amount of scale insect present on purchasing treated with white oil.

Planted: 2009


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TyalgumPhil says... [1237 days 7hrs ago]
I left fruit to ripen on the tree, softens slightly and was brilliant when picked at this stage. Organza bags placed over each protected them from pest damage - flawless.

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Green sapote

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Update: 3775 days 13hrs

Comments: - Seedlings from fruit purchased at a roadside stall. Rapidly growing plants, bursting with vigour.


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Jujube Suimen

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Update: 3775 days 13hrs

Comments: - A further selection which will be adorning a veranda in full sun


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sserendipityy says... [3542 days 16hrs ago]
Phil are these types of pears?
TyalgumPhil says... [3541 days 18hrs ago]
No not related as far as I know but they do taste like an apple when green, more like a date when ripe.

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Pepino Kendall Gold

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Update: 3775 days 13hrs

Comments: - Another selection - yet to bear fruit. 


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Avocado Hass

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Update: 3775 days 13hrs

Comments: - Healthy young tree bought locally. Pictured is the original Hass tree in California from whence came the millions of Hass trees growing worldwide. It was a chance seedling in 1926 and unfortunately succumbed to Phytophthora in 2002.


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Finger lime \"Cheryl\'s Pink\"

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Update: 3896 days 15hrs

Comments: - Grafted variety. Reported to have no seeds.


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Burdekin Plum

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Update: 3967 days 19hrs

Comments: - Young trees used as part of an indigenous planting

Planted: 2009


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Chooks19 says... [3574 days 12hrs ago]
My Mum taught us to bury the purple Burdekin Plum fruits in damp sand until they became soft and sweet. I think fruit flavour varied tree to tree but the sand trick turns them all into edible fruit within a few days.
Chooks19 says... [3574 days 12hrs ago]
Makes great wine - like pink champagne.

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Lucuma

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Update: 3967 days 20hrs

Comments: - Kindly sent as seed from a fellow forum member, originally as part of a consignment from New Zealand.

Planted: 2009


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TyalgumPhil says... [3272 days 11hrs ago]
Now have two different sources of seedlings, will be interesting to see how they turn out

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Black apple

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Update: 3967 days 20hrs

Comments: - Seedlings from fruit collected in a local rainforest. Easily germinated.

Planted: 2009


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sserendipityy says... [3542 days 16hrs ago]
This plant is interesting. How do the apples taste? Where would I get a plant/cutting etc? Thanks
TyalgumPhil says... [3541 days 18hrs ago]
I think I have a spare seedling here if you want one.
sserendipityy says... [3540 days 11hrs ago]
Phil that would be wonderful - unfortunately I have just started and have nothing to trade. although i did study horticulture for 1 and 1/2 years so could offer some garden work? How do we arrange this?
TyalgumPhil says... [3538 days 15hrs ago]
If you're ever up this way will arrange for you to get hold of it.
sserendipityy says... [3538 days 7hrs ago]
Thank you Phil, will wait until i get a spare tyre before i drive up that way. I will look into nurseries along the way. cheers! I am excited to have the opportunity to expand my collection with two species that grow well nearby.

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Blue Quandong

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Update: 3967 days 20hrs

Comments: - Two different varieties, a white flowered specimen and two pink flowered plants.

Planted: 2009


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ANDY1 says... [3344 days 9hrs ago]
what does this taste like ? ... the fruit looks cool !
blazeaglory says... [2747 days 13hrs ago]
I would have to say this is the most eclectic and unusual bunch of fruits assembled but very good looking!! Would love to try some of them if not all of them! :-)
TyalgumPhil says... [1756 days 19hrs ago]
Yes some hits and misses but most are doing ok. Thanks for the comment. This particular species is used as a street tree in my local town, drops its fruit all over the pavement.

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Fig - Sandpaper

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Update: 3967 days 20hrs

Comments: - A young plant used to assist in stabilizing an embankment along with other locally indigenous trees.

Planted: 2009


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