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Amanda19's Edible Backyard

Joined: 19/07/09 Updated: 27/02/11 Frost:
Location: LESCHENAULT


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Morus nigra1 - You might prefer to get yourself a Red Shatoot Brian - they are naturally dwarfing...they make their appearance in the nurseries in winter...and good fruit from most accounts. I also have what I think is a "Black Beauty" mulberry tree - which is also a..1948 days 11hrs
Favourite tree - JohnMc - are you going to use that polycarbonate sheeting that is has more solar insulation properties..? I am also trying to decide what to use to clad mine..? http://www.bunnings.com.au/sunlite-polycarb-roofing-8mm-3m-clr-twinwall-sl8cl3-0_p1010565 ..1963 days 21hrs
Going bananas at last3 - Thanks Brendan - it will make a good present for someone - there's very few varieties over this side...I don't know why we are not getting any of the new dwarf varieties etc... :-(..1969 days 21hrs
Going bananas at last3 - Yay SG!! Thanks for the post - as my Plantain has just put out 2 new pups - so I should remove one do you think guys..?..1970 days 23hrs
White sapote3 - I vaguely remember the same with mine Julie..(in Geraldton) they will ripen no problems - maybe in April/May...? Memory foggy now ;-) The commercial crop from the orchard in Metricup should hit the shelves soon-ish too.....1977 days 21hrs

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Blueberry burst - For my 2 Blueberry Burst plants,I mixed 50% Azalea potting mix with 50% Premium Potting Mix that had 20% more washed filling sand added to it then blended in about 25% chicken manure added to the whole lot.I mulched them with some autumn leaves.I checked ..Liked Answer 1928 days 9hrs
Graviola tree or soursop - My three year old "Cuban Fibreless" soursop is flowering in Tyalgum, at the base of Mt Warning, Northen New South Wales. Pleased as it is an area with cool winters, the tree normally loses its leaves by September..Liked Answer 1977 days 22hrs
Grapes brown blotches - Update for those interested: It was suggested it might be Potassium deficiency so I applied a Potash foliar spray about one week ago. And the problem has shown no progression since then so I think I've got it solved. Thanks again to all who contributed. ..Liked Answer 2082 days 14hrs
Grapes brown blotches - Chemical burn, sun burn and wind burn can all look like that. Whatever it is heavy mulching, macro and micro nutrient without chlorides and an organic fertilizer would help...Liked Answer 2082 days 14hrs
Grapes brown blotches - How about spray injury from phos acid, sunburn, or combination, ie water drops act like a lens on the fruit skin ?? Is there any pattern to the damage, ie all on the sun side, or from the direction you spray ?..Liked Answer 2082 days 14hrs
Grapes brown blotches - It looks like sunburn to me- the same side of each one is cooked (then rots, infecting the rest of the fruit). Diana...Liked Answer 2082 days 14hrs
And thats why you dont - ...plant pitaya against large trees...Liked Answer 2084 days 21hrs
Jaboticaba growers take heart - I had some overcrowded jaboticaba trees about 18 years old, big but not flowering but as soon as I did culling and trimming to let light in they flowered straight away. So you may be waiting forever to wait for flowering first. They need good root space t..Liked Answer 2084 days 21hrs
Jaboticaba growers take heart - Mine flowered for the first time this year and I am in Gippsland which is about an hour east of Melbourne. It is only about 5 years old and is growing in a large pot. I did this because I saw one growing very well in a pot at Perrys nursery a few years ag..Liked Answer 2084 days 21hrs
Jaboticaba growers take heart - Mine has fruited for the very first time this year, after, I'm guessing now, probably 6-8 years. There is only four fruit......but, there IS fruit. I'm surprised on just how quick the fruit forms. Mike, those Rio red seeds you sent are now nice vigor..Liked Answer 2084 days 21hrs
Jaboticaba growers take heart - Sternus it is the small leaf sabara alright as 98% of jaboticabas in Australia are.They grow slow at first and get their ship together after 5 or 6 years...Liked Answer 2084 days 21hrs
Jaboticaba growers take heart - A few pictures f the (small leaf?) jaboticaba growing and fruiting in my neighbor's paddock. This tree is growing in clay, is never mulched, fertilised, pruned, and is watered only when it rains. It is in a fairly baking hot spot. I cannot even imagine ..Liked Answer 2084 days 21hrs
Grumichama6 - These are from my current 2nd crop this year ,, and a mate tells me his tree is covered with flowers just down the road . dead tips seem to happen a lot in the lead up to the wet , even with irrigation .. any suggestions ? or is it just natural prunin..Liked Answer 2084 days 21hrs
What is it1 - After a perusal of obscure prunus, I think it might be a variety of cherry plum (prunus cersifera). See image below. Lucky you if it is--very rare, and apparently delicious...Liked Answer 2085 days 10hrs
What is it1 - It looks like a relative of the plum, peach etc., I'd say some kind of Prunus species :)..Liked Answer 2085 days 10hrs
What is it1 - fruit looks to have a seed, so not muntingia. Looks like a prunus by the branch and form of fruit. ..Liked Answer 2085 days 10hrs

Apricot - Glengarry 3/10

Amanda19's Edible Fruits
Update: 3093 days 12hrs

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No action here - still.

Aug 2010: has not lost any of last seasons leaves yet....

Feb 2011: it flowered well in spring but set no fruit (again!)

Planted: 2009

Height 2 metres

Growing: In a Pot

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Autumn and Winter

Pollination: Self Pollination

When I Fertilise: Winter and Spring

Organic Status:Partially Organic

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Cape Gooseberry (Seedling) 8/10

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I find this plant likes it's manure and good watering. Too much water may make the fruit less tasty though.

Incredible root system that spreads wide and far!  Red spider mites love them - so hose under the leaves with a good jet of water - and grow in different spots around the garden each time....

Height 2 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pollination: Self Pollination


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Jimmy says... [3593 days 14hrs ago]
Doin it old school !

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White Sapote - Lemon Gold (Grafted) 10/10

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Both of my Casimiroas are lemon golds.

I am thrilled with them - they are tough and cope with everything Geraldton throws at them.

Only problem so far has been trying to prune them...they are very 'whippy'.

Flowering and fruiting madly (Winter 2010) Easy tree to grow.

Nov 2010: took the wind protection away from it - it's getting bashed around a bit now. There is about a doz fruit hanging in there though.

Feb 2011: fruit still growing - tree drops most of it leaves after it sets fruit - don't panic - they grow back.

Planted: 2007

Height 2 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 2

First Fruited: 3 Years from purchase in pot

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Spring

Pollination: Self Pollination

Fertiliser or Organics Used: Manure, straw, clay, blood n bone 10% potash

When I Fertilise: Winter

Pest Control:

None needed as yet.

Organic Status:Partially Organic


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Guava - Beaumont Pink 9/10

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Tree is growing well. Treated the same as the Indian cream and Hawiian Pink. Has a few fruit this season - looking forward to the taste test!

Fruiting Months February

Planted: 2010

Height 1 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: Usual mix

When I Fertilise: Winter and Spring

Pest Control:

None as yet - but may need exclusion bags for fruit fly...

Organic Status:Partially Organic


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Custard Apple - African Pride (Grafted) 8/10

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I have two atemoyas - an african pride and hilary white.

They have been recalcitrant plants to get established! I don't think the wind has helped though. I am waiting for the tap root to establish more strongly.

They also suffer burnt leaf magins. The A.pride has decided to flower this week...(it's July).

I had 4 fruit off the A.pride this season and they were lovely. It was too soon to let it fruit - but I was greedy! They pollinated on their own.

My pruning job not too good on these guys.

Floweredall winter long (2009) and set no fruit by spring when flowers finished.

Nov 2010: Flowering madly. I put an extra microsprayer on it and the extra water has really helped it along.

Fruiting Months February

Planted: 2007

Height 1.5 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 2

First Fruited: 2 Years from purchase in pot

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Spring

After Fruiting

Pollination: Self Pollination

Fertiliser or Organics Used: Man


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