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Jimmy's Edible Backyard

Joined: 13/07/09 Updated: 11/02/14 Frost: Low
Location: Belmont, WA, AU

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... [3284 days 17hrs 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...2830 days 17hrs
Gardening in perth sands - cats make great cray bait...2830 days 22hrs
The diesel tree - Seems like a con...2850 days 8hrs
Coir disappointment - Thats about standard. Greenfingers garden show had the good stuff. mnaybe cjeck out their website?..2850 days 9hrs
Right variety of fruit trees - I have plenty of low chill cherries.(trees)..2856 days 23hrs
Apple black sticky spots on fruit - CLASSIC FRUIT FLY STINGS..2856 days 23hrs
Gardening in perth sands - use a hire rotary hoe :)..2863 days 23hrs
Gardening in perth sands - Biojohn has 25 Kg for $20 in Belmont for zeolite...2864 days 22hrs
More photos please - No it was on the daleys websaite "news' section. facebook???..2865 days 20hrs
More photos please - Thats from the Daleys news section. would love more photos of the setup...2868 days 18hrs
More photos please - John Picone's Exclusion OrchardAt the end of March we were fortunate to have the opportunity to visit John Picone's exclusion orchard to see what he is growing inside the netting and how succussful this approach is. It was an inspiring day for us to se..2868 days 18hrs
How to kill a plant permanently - whats the active in access?..2870 days 22hrs
Wa garlic1 - Dudes My diggers garlic arrived and planted. The mirco bros garlic is about 8" talla nd the australian white from woolies is 4" tall (planted on the same day). The garlic bulbs from floraland looks good, but have not planted any. have added ..2871 days 22hrs
Need paw paw leaves - Try apricot kernels..2871 days 22hrs
Garden with used kitty litter - Does Julie Firth have a website? I'm slowly changing my opinion of bentonite, from rotary hoeing the vege patch it was interesting to note the water retained in the treated areas. I put about 10mm thick layer down 6 months ago...2872 days 23hrs

Dwarf Apple - Gala (Grafted) 5/10

Jimmy's Edible Fruits
Update: 1841 days 19hrs

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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... [3386 days 17hrs ago]
Many flowers, great work M26 root stock.

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Dwarf Orange - Cara Cara (Grafted) 5/10

Jimmy's Edible Fruits
Update: 1841 days 19hrs

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... [3428 days 16hrs ago]
Looks good for 2009 lotsa flowers.
Jimmy1 says... [3285 days 23hrs ago]
Put out a massive growth spurt.

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nashi - triple graft (Grafted) 6/10

Jimmy's Edible Fruits
Update: 1841 days 19hrs

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... [3478 days 20hrs ago]
Looks good for 2009.

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

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Update: 1841 days 19hrs

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... [3478 days 20hrs ago]
Sprouted and growing like steam, well done Flemings.
Jimmy1 says... [3386 days 17hrs 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: 3424 days 19hrs

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... [3357 days 14hrs ago]
So i see that you bought the sunset dwarf...tell me if the fruits are good when you have them!
Jimmy1 says... [3330 days 21hrs ago]
Everything fell off this year, but growing nicely.

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Blueberry - Sharpblue

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Update: 3424 days 19hrs

Comments: -

Good fruit.

Pollination: No


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Blueberry - Misty

Jimmy's Edible Fruits
Update: 3424 days 19hrs

Comments: -

Nice fruit.

Pollination: No


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Jimmy1 says... [3330 days 21hrs ago]
Mum likes this one, freezes well.

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Dwarf Kumquat Meiwa (Grafted) 5/10

Jimmy's Edible Fruits
Update: 3424 days 19hrs

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... [3330 days 21hrs ago]
Another heavy flowring right now !

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Dwarf Macadamia (Seedling) 3/10

Jimmy's Edible Fruits
Update: 3424 days 19hrs

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... [3330 days 20hrs ago]
It never flowers, grrrr.
Jimmy1 says... [3058 days 19hrs ago]
It flowerd 2010 in great massess, August.
snoopy1 says... [1539 days 6hrs 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: 3424 days 19hrs

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... [3428 days 16hrs ago]
Just broken into leaf.
Jimmy1 says... [3386 days 17hrs ago]
Grwoing nicely.

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Dwarf Peach (Seedling) 5/10

Jimmy's Edible Fruits
Update: 3424 days 19hrs

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: 3424 days 19hrs

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... [3386 days 17hrs ago]
Nectazee very light on, but Pixzee has lotsa fruit.
au0rey says... [3357 days 13hrs 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: 3424 days 19hrs

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... [3386 days 17hrs ago]
I tried K and it worked !

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orange Dwarf Navelina (Grafted) 5/10

Jimmy's Edible Fruits
Update: 3424 days 19hrs

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: 3424 days 19hrs

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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... [3478 days 20hrs ago]
Buds just breaking today.
Jimmy says... [3428 days 16hrs ago]
Covered in fruit depite such a wet flowering period.

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Cherry - Sunburst (Grafted) 5/10

Jimmy's Edible Fruits
Update: 3424 days 19hrs

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: 3424 days 19hrs

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... [3428 days 16hrs ago]
Lots of fruit for 2009.
Jimmy1 says... [3330 days 21hrs ago]
Made 1 Kg of Jam, awesome quality.

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Dwarf Apple - Pinkabelle (Grafted) 5/10

Jimmy's Edible Fruits
Update: 3477 days 19hrs

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... [3424 days 18hrs ago]
Wow ! Your apples look great !
Diana says... [3288 days 2hrs 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: 3478 days 20hrs

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: 3508 days 23hrs

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... [3386 days 17hrs ago]
Another awesome year.

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cherry lapins (Grafted) 5/10

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Update: 3508 days 23hrs

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: 3508 days 23hrs

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... [3386 days 17hrs ago]
Died

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peach Pixzee (Grafted) 5/10

Jimmy's Edible Fruits
Update: 3508 days 23hrs

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... [3386 days 17hrs ago]
Heavy crop this year.
au0rey says... [3357 days 13hrs ago]
Do you have a pic of your pixzee at present?

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

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Update: 3508 days 23hrs

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: 3508 days 23hrs

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: 3508 days 23hrs

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... [3386 days 17hrs ago]
Heapsa flowers this year.
Jimmy1 says... [3330 days 21hrs ago]
Good fruit set.

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Lemon - Eureka (Grafted) 5/10

Jimmy's Edible Fruits
Update: 3508 days 23hrs

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: 3508 days 23hrs

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: 3509 days 16hrs

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... [3386 days 17hrs ago]
Very small crop this year.

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Dwarf Peach - Valley Red (Grafted) 5/10

Jimmy's Edible Fruits
Update: 3509 days 16hrs

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... [3386 days 17hrs ago]

Jimmy1 says... [3386 days 17hrs ago]
Small crop this year, but looks good.

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Olive - Kalamata (Grafted) (Grafted)

Jimmy's Edible Fruits
Update: 3509 days 16hrs

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... [3386 days 17hrs ago]
repotted, new flowers !!

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Raspberry - Heritage

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Update: 3509 days 18hrs

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Nicer fruit but only in autumn, thankfully less invasive.


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Blueberry - Backyard Blue

Jimmy's Edible Fruits
Update: 3509 days 18hrs

Comments: -

First one died.

Pollination: No


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Raspberry chilcotin

Jimmy's Edible Fruits
Update: 3509 days 20hrs

Comments: -

Only a so so variety.


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Raspberry - Williamette

Jimmy's Edible Fruits
Update: 3509 days 20hrs

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: 3478 days 20hrs

Comments: -

dehydrated.


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TRIED BUT DIED

Dwarf Apple - Tropical Anna (Grafted) 5/10

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Update: 3509 days 20hrs

Comments: -

dehydrated


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TRIED BUT DIED

Dwarf Apple - Dorsett Golden (Grafted) 5/10

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Update: 3509 days 20hrs

Comments: -

Dehydrated


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