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Jimmy's Edible Backyard

Joined: 13/07/09 Updated: 11/02/14 Frost:
Location: Belmont

About My Edible Backyard


Why Jimmy Love's Edible Plants

Its my life and my consuming passion.


I used to be a researcher on fruit trees but they shut the research station down to save money.


Its very depressing to see the old blocks either gone or grazed by horses to next to nothing.

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BJ11_old_address says... [3894 days 20hrs ago]
Jimmy, I'm in Rivervale and am looking at putting in a single cherry. Which variety would you recommend? -BJ

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Fruit Tree Forum Contributions

Jimmy Forum Contributions
Gardening in perth sands - yep they stopped using non fish baits as the japs mandated it...3440 days 20hrs
Gardening in perth sands - cats make great cray bait...3441 days 1hrs
The diesel tree - Seems like a con...3460 days 12hrs
Coir disappointment - Thats about standard. Greenfingers garden show had the good stuff. mnaybe cjeck out their website?..3460 days 12hrs
Right variety of fruit trees - I have plenty of low chill cherries.(trees)..3467 days 2hrs

Dwarf Apple - Gala (Grafted) 5/10

Jimmy's Edible Fruits
Update: 2451 days 22hrs

Comments: -

First year 2009. espaliered according to the knee, nipple, navel techinque from Yalca Fruit Trees

Planted: 2009

Height 1 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Pollination: Cross Pollination

Cross Pollinator Variety: Granny smith

Organic Status:Partially Organic


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Jimmy1 says... [3996 days 20hrs ago]
Many flowers, great work M26 root stock.

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Dwarf Orange - Cara Cara (Grafted) 5/10

Jimmy's Edible Fruits
Update: 2451 days 22hrs

Comments: -

Slow grower, flowers fall off every time. planted 2007.

One in ground and one in pot.

Planted: 2007

Height 0.5 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Pollination: No

Pest Control:

Rutheglen bug.

Organic Status:Partially Organic


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Jimmy says... [4038 days 19hrs ago]
Looks good for 2009 lotsa flowers.
Jimmy1 says... [3896 days 2hrs ago]
Put out a massive growth spurt.

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nashi - triple graft (Grafted) 6/10

Jimmy's Edible Fruits
Update: 2451 days 22hrs

Comments: -

Planted 2008, one tiny fruit. lots more expected 2009.

Nisekki, chojo, shinsui. Fan trained on espalier.

Height 2 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Pollination: Cross Pollination

Cross Pollinator Variety: Others

Organic Status:Partially Organic


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Jimmy says... [4088 days 23hrs ago]
Looks good for 2009.

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Plum/Pluot - triple Graft (Grafted) 5/10

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Update: 2451 days 22hrs

Comments: -

Santa rosa, mariposa and pluot - flavour supreme.

Planted: 2009

Height 1 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pollination: Cross Pollination

Cross Pollinator Variety: Others

Organic Status:Partially Organic


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Jimmy says... [4088 days 23hrs ago]
Sprouted and growing like steam, well done Flemings.
Jimmy1 says... [3996 days 20hrs ago]
Trellising going well, have spread leaders and sub scaffolds are in.

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Dwarf Peach - Sunset Backyard Beauty (Grafted) 5/10

Jimmy's Edible Fruits
Update: 4034 days 22hrs

Comments: -

First year 2009.

Height 0.5 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pollination: Self Pollination

Organic Status:Partially Organic


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au0rey says... [3967 days 17hrs ago]
So i see that you bought the sunset dwarf...tell me if the fruits are good when you have them!
Jimmy1 says... [3940 days 24hrs ago]
Everything fell off this year, but growing nicely.

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Blueberry - Sharpblue

Jimmy's Edible Fruits
Update: 4034 days 22hrs

Comments: -

Good fruit.

Pollination: No


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Blueberry - Misty

Jimmy's Edible Fruits
Update: 4034 days 22hrs

Comments: -

Nice fruit.

Pollination: No


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Jimmy1 says... [3940 days 24hrs ago]
Mum likes this one, freezes well.

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Dwarf Kumquat Meiwa (Grafted) 5/10

Jimmy's Edible Fruits
Update: 4034 days 22hrs

Comments: -

Sweet.

Height 0.45 metres

Growing: In a Pot

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Low Sun

Pollination: Self Pollination

Organic Status:Partially Organic


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Jimmy1 says... [3940 days 24hrs ago]
Another heavy flowring right now !

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Dwarf Macadamia (Seedling) 3/10

Jimmy's Edible Fruits
Update: 4034 days 22hrs

Comments: -

Got 2 x in ground and 1

Planted: 2008

Height 1 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 3

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pollination: Self Pollination

Organic Status:Partially Organic


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Jimmy1 says... [3940 days 24hrs ago]
It never flowers, grrrr.
Jimmy1 says... [3668 days 23hrs ago]
It flowerd 2010 in great massess, August.
snoopy1 says... [2149 days 10hrs ago]
you know where to buy the seed for vine Brazil to my email romildo258@gmail.com

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pear pipsqueak (Grafted) 5/10

Jimmy's Edible Fruits
Update: 4034 days 22hrs

Comments: -

planted 2009.

Height 0.5 metres

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Pollination: No

Organic Status:Partially Organic


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Jimmy says... [4038 days 19hrs ago]
Just broken into leaf.
Jimmy1 says... [3996 days 20hrs ago]
Grwoing nicely.

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Dwarf Peach (Seedling) 5/10

Jimmy's Edible Fruits
Update: 4034 days 22hrs

Comments: -

Never looses its leaves or fruits, but grows fast.

Planted: 2007

Height 0.5 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pollination: Self Pollination

Organic Status:Partially Organic


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Dwarf Peach - Standard (Grafted)

Jimmy's Edible Fruits
Update: 4034 days 22hrs

Comments: -

Its a double graft trixie peach and nectarine. excellent fruit in first year in pot.

Height 2 metres

Growing: In a Pot

Qty: 1

Pollination: Self Pollination

Organic Status:Partially Organic


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Jimmy1 says... [3996 days 20hrs ago]
Nectazee very light on, but Pixzee has lotsa fruit.
au0rey says... [3967 days 17hrs ago]
My pixzee has got lots fruits too but as the branches are so so close, I have to thin so many of the fruits..plus with earwig attack, I hope I can eat at least one!

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Dwarf Mandarin - Honey Murcott (Grafted) 6/10

Jimmy's Edible Fruits
Update: 4034 days 22hrs

Comments: -

Slow growing, nutrient deficient, can't fix or work out what it is.

Planted: 2008

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Pollination: Self Pollination

Organic Status:Partially Organic

Question:

What nutrients required?


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Jimmy1 says... [3996 days 20hrs ago]
I tried K and it worked !

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orange Dwarf Navelina (Grafted) 5/10

Jimmy's Edible Fruits
Update: 4034 days 22hrs

Comments: -

Nutrient deficient, cant remember or diagnose.

Height 1 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Pollination: No

Organic Status:Partially Organic


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Almond - All in one (Grafted) 10/10

Jimmy's Edible Fruits
Update: 4034 days 22hrs

Comments: -

Grew like buggery, planted 2008, should fruit 2009. Central leader trained. I dropped a koppers log for the espalier on the missing bit, if your wondering.

Height 2 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Pollination: Self Pollination

Organic Status:Partially Organic


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Jimmy says... [4088 days 23hrs ago]
Buds just breaking today.
Jimmy says... [4038 days 19hrs ago]
Covered in fruit depite such a wet flowering period.

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Cherry - Sunburst (Grafted) 5/10

Jimmy's Edible Fruits
Update: 4034 days 22hrs

Comments: -

Planted 2008, spanish bush pruned.

Planted: 2008

Height 2 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pollination: Self Pollination

Organic Status:Partially Organic


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Newcastle (Grafted) 10/10

Jimmy's Edible Fruits
Update: 4034 days 22hrs

Comments: -

Growing like steam, planted 2008 Autumn no fruit yet. Now 3 m tall.

Planted: 2008

Height 3 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pruned By: 50% in

Pollination: Self Pollination

Fertiliser or Organics Used: NPK blue

When I Fertilise: Never

Pest Control:

Just copper sprays.

Organic Status:Partially Organic


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Jimmy says... [4038 days 19hrs ago]
Lots of fruit for 2009.
Jimmy1 says... [3940 days 24hrs ago]
Made 1 Kg of Jam, awesome quality.

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Dwarf Apple - Pinkabelle (Grafted) 5/10

Jimmy's Edible Fruits
Update: 4087 days 22hrs

Comments: -

Its great, I have 2 in ground and 1 in pot.

Fruiting Months July

Planted: 2007

Height 2 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 2

Fruit Harvest: 5 kilograms per Year

First Fruited: 1 Years from purchase in pot

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pruned By: 100% in

Pollination: No

Fertiliser or Organics Used: NPK blue

Pest Control:

Bug gun for cherry slug in Autumn.

Organic Status:Partially Organic


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Tiggerbow says... [4034 days 21hrs ago]
Wow ! Your apples look great !
Diana says... [3898 days 5hrs ago]
These apples look fantastic, Jimmy. Why did you only give them 5/10? How did they taste? Diana.

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Dwarf Lemon - Meyer (Cutting) 5/10

Jimmy's Edible Fruits
Update: 4088 days 23hrs

Comments: -

Well, it's actually a LOTSA lemons.

Planted: 2008

Height 0.5 metres

Growing: In a Pot

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Summer

Pollination: Self Pollination

Fertiliser or Organics Used: Too much

Pest Control:

Leafminer and aphids.

Organic Status:Partially Organic


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apple maypole (Grafted) 5/10

Jimmy's Edible Fruits
Update: 4119 days 2hrs

Comments: -

grows and fruits well.

Planted: 2007

Height 1 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

First Fruited: 1 Years from purchase in pot

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Pollination: Self Pollination

Organic Status:Partially Organic


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Jimmy1 says... [3996 days 20hrs ago]
Another awesome year.

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cherry lapins (Grafted) 5/10

Jimmy's Edible Fruits
Update: 4119 days 2hrs

Comments: -

Planted 2008, potted, spanish bush pruned.

Height 2 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Pollination: Self Pollination

Organic Status:Partially Organic


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Cherry - Pretty Gully (Grafted) 5/10

Jimmy's Edible Fruits
Update: 4119 days 2hrs

Comments: -

Planted 2009.

Planted: 2008

Height 2 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Pollination: Self Pollination

Organic Status:Partially Organic


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Jimmy1 says... [3996 days 20hrs ago]
Died

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peach Pixzee (Grafted) 5/10

Jimmy's Edible Fruits
Update: 4119 days 2hrs

Comments: -

Plantyed 2007, fruited 2008, nice fruit.

Planted: 2007

Height 1 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Pollination: Self Pollination

Organic Status:Partially Organic


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Jimmy1 says... [3996 days 20hrs ago]
Heavy crop this year.
au0rey says... [3967 days 17hrs ago]
Do you have a pic of your pixzee at present?

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Dwarf Nectarine - Sunset Backyard Beauty (Grafted) 5/10

Jimmy's Edible Fruits
Update: 4119 days 2hrs

Comments: -

First year 2009

Planted: 2009

Height 0.5 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pollination: Self Pollination

Organic Status:Partially Organic


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cherry simone (Grafted) 5/10

Jimmy's Edible Fruits
Update: 4119 days 2hrs

Comments: -

Planted 2008, spanish bush pruned.

Height 2 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pollination: Self Pollination

Organic Status:Partially Organic


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Apple - Granny Smith (Grafted)

Jimmy's Edible Fruits
Update: 4119 days 2hrs

Comments: -

two apples in first year. MM106 rootstock.

Planted: 2008

Height 3 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Pollination: Self Pollination

Cross Pollinator Variety: Pinkabelle

Organic Status:Partially Organic


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Jimmy1 says... [3996 days 20hrs ago]
Heapsa flowers this year.
Jimmy1 says... [3940 days 24hrs ago]
Good fruit set.

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Lemon - Eureka (Grafted) 5/10

Jimmy's Edible Fruits
Update: 4119 days 2hrs

Comments: -

Older than me. fruits remorselly.

Height 3 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pollination: Self Pollination

Organic Status:Organic


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Cherry - Stella (Grafted) 5/10

Jimmy's Edible Fruits
Update: 4119 days 2hrs

Comments: -

Planted 2008, spanish bush pruned.

Height 2 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pollination: Self Pollination

Organic Status:Partially Organic


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nectarine nectazee (Grafted) 5/10

Jimmy's Edible Fruits
Update: 4119 days 19hrs

Comments: -

Planted 2007, fruited OK 2008. fruit badly marked and oozy due to rutherglen bug attack when small.

Planted: 2007

Height 1 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pollination: Self Pollination

Organic Status:Partially Organic


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Jimmy1 says... [3996 days 20hrs ago]
Very small crop this year.

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Dwarf Peach - Valley Red (Grafted) 5/10

Jimmy's Edible Fruits
Update: 4119 days 19hrs

Comments: -

All the fruit fell off in 2008, shortly after flowering.

Planted: 2007

Height 1 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Pollination: Self Pollination

Organic Status:Partially Organic


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Jimmy1 says... [3996 days 20hrs ago]

Jimmy1 says... [3996 days 20hrs ago]
Small crop this year, but looks good.

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Olive - Kalamata (Grafted) (Grafted)

Jimmy's Edible Fruits
Update: 4119 days 20hrs

Comments: -

Needs a cross pollinator.

Height 2 metres

Growing: In a Pot

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Pollination: No


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Jimmy1 says... [3996 days 20hrs ago]
repotted, new flowers !!

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Raspberry - Heritage

Jimmy's Edible Fruits
Update: 4119 days 21hrs

Comments: -

Nicer fruit but only in autumn, thankfully less invasive.


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Blueberry - Backyard Blue

Jimmy's Edible Fruits
Update: 4119 days 22hrs

Comments: -

First one died.

Pollination: No


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Raspberry chilcotin

Jimmy's Edible Fruits
Update: 4119 days 23hrs

Comments: -

Only a so so variety.


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Raspberry - Williamette

Jimmy's Edible Fruits
Update: 4119 days 23hrs

Comments: -

Almost a weed, it grows soo well. Needs drippers with 15cm spacings to keep nice n wet.


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TRIED BUT DIED

Apple - Tropic Sweet (Grafted) 4/10

Jimmy's Edible Fruits
Update: 4088 days 23hrs

Comments: -

dehydrated.


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TRIED BUT DIED

Dwarf Apple - Tropical Anna (Grafted) 5/10

Jimmy's Edible Fruits
Update: 4119 days 23hrs

Comments: -

dehydrated


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TRIED BUT DIED

Dwarf Apple - Dorsett Golden (Grafted) 5/10

Jimmy's Edible Fruits
Update: 4119 days 23hrs

Comments: -

Dehydrated


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