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Itdepends1's Edible Backyard

Joined: 27/07/09 Updated: 11/06/12 Frost: Low
Location: Eaton, WA, AU

About My Edible Backyard


Why Itdepends1 Love's Edible Plants

Very poor sandy coastal soil I'm slowly improving with sodium bentonite (stock feed) and lots of organic matter. The orchard is on a 800sq metre suburban block so I've got plants tucked away everywhere- plus quite a few of the smaller ones (citrus, mulberries- to dwarf them) in pots. The fruit trees/plants and vege garden take up more room in the backyard than the kids play area.



I've pretty much run out of room now and have quite a few of the larger varieties that can be dwarfed growing in pots (mulberries, figs).



Highly recommend Baxters "Growing Fruit in Australia", Loius Glowinskis "The Complete Book of Fruit Growing in Australia" and the Royal Horticultural Societies "Fruit and Vegetable Gardening in Australia".


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Pinkabelle apple tree1 - Looks like normal terminal buds for that variety to me...1891 days 23hrs
What fruit has been disappointing - Pineapple guava- got heaps of fruit for the first time this year but I just don't like the flavour- out it goes...1993 days 22hrs

Kiwifuit Female

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Update: 1927 days 23hrs

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Not sure of the actual variety- planted a female and male this year to extend my fruiting season into Autumn/Winter

I can't get the females to survive - the original male is ok but the second female I planted died as well

Pollination: Self Pollination


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Apple - Granny Smith

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Update: 1927 days 23hrs

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Dwarf variety planted last year to provide cross pollination for pinkabelle. No fruit yet

Update 2012 fruiting the last two years- tree is growing slowly- partly because it's planted in the lawn. All my experience has shown the competition from planting fruit trees in lawn is pretty high. Much better off planting them in a permanent or temporary garden/cleared area. Once the trees are a couple of years old you can let the lawn regrow but in the early years the trees need less competition to allow them to establish quickly.

Pollination: Self Pollination


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Nashi Pear - Nijiseiki

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Update: 1927 days 23hrs

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Triple graft from Flemings

Update 2012 settling in- slower growing as it's in the lawn. Waiting for first fruiting year

Pollination: Self Pollination


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Snow1 says... [1928 days 9hrs ago]
I have one of these that I have decided to give away if you are interested, contact me on 0419954972.

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goldmine (Grafted)

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Update: 1927 days 23hrs

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Goldmine nectarine- triple grafted with Fantasia an May Grand from flemings planted winter 2010

Update 2012 this has been relocated further into the vege patch- will take a while to settle down but should get fruit the coming year

Planted: 2010

Growing: In the Ground

Pollination: Self Pollination


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Currant - Red

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Update: 1927 days 23hrs

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Planted in 2008 amongst the raspberry patch- no fruit yet

Got a few fruit in summer of 2009/2010- interesting taste- hopefully get enough next year to make some jelly

Stuck in the corner of the raspberry patch this doesn't provide enough fruit to make a batch of jelly more a novelty than anything.

Pollination: Self Pollination


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Strawberry- Alpine (Seedling) 10/10

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Update: 1927 days 23hrs

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Grown from seed this is the best, strongest tasting strawberry you will ever eat. It's flavour is so intense it's like eating a tic tac (and not that much bigger). It's one of the original strawberry others were bred from- as we've made strawberries bigger - they've lost much of the flavour of this variety.

You wont get a lot of fruit off these as they're very small fruit- but they taste divine

Update 2012 these have basically naturalised themselves around my orange tree and continue to provide small treats

Planted: 2008

Height 5 Centimetres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 10

Fruit Harvest: 0.5 kilograms per Year

First Fruited: 9 Months From Seed

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Water Given in: Autumn and Spring

Pollination: Self Pollination


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Plum - Ruby Blood (Grafted) 7/10

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Update: 1927 days 23hrs

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Planted in 2007 in the middle of my raspberry patch to provide some shelter to the berries from the afternoon heat. Besides.......it was an open spot that needed filling- and I love blood plums.

Very nice shape on this tree- but I don't expect it to fruit until summer of 2010/2011 (I may get one or two fruit this yea- 2009/2010- but it hasn't had a chance to form many laterals yet- and the tree is very young)

Update 2012 this blood plum fruits a little earlier than the mariposa and tastes good- not quite as good as mariposa/satsuma but a welcome addition.

Planted: 2007

Height 1.7 metres

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pruned By: 25% in Spring

Pollination: Cross Pollination

Cross Pollinator Variety: Santa Rosa and Mariposa

When I Fertilise: Spring

Pest Control:

Fruit fly spray in summer and bordeaux spray in winter just prior to bud burst

Organic Status:Pesticides Used


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Banana - Cavendish (Cutting) 7/10

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Update: 1927 days 23hrs

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Fast growing but only put in the ground in 2008 so no fruit yet

Update 2012- a novelty plant for this far south- I get fruit from a sucker after it is 2 or 3 years old but they're generally very small bunches- these plants are in the wrong spot really in my yard- in a wind tunnel with minimal sun. Probably not worth keeping but they're in now and I've got nothing I'm particularly keen to put in the spot they occupy

Planted: 2008

Height 2.5 metres

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pollination: Self Pollination


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pineapple guava (Seedling)

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Update: 1927 days 23hrs

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No fruit on this one yet

Update 2012- fruit off this did not impress me- the fruit has an almost hint of chemical taste that didn't agree with me.

Planted: 2009

Height 1 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Sun/Shade: Low Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pollination: Self Pollination


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Dwarf Apple - Pinkabelle (Grafted) 7/10

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Update: 1927 days 23hrs

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New plant put in winter of 2008 (the second year these became avaialable). No fruit yet

Got a good 8-10 fruit off this summer of 09/10- very good bearer for the age- tasted nice- I'm going to like this tree

Update 2012 planted a second pinkabelle- fruit off both trees this year. Tastes great, holds reasonably well on the tree and crops heavily for its size.

Planted: 2008

Height 1.5 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pruned By: 20% in Spring

Pollination: Self Pollination

Pest Control:

Bordeaux spray in late winter just prior to bud burst


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Lime - Kaffir 7/10

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Update: 1927 days 23hrs

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Purchased in 2008 to replace our original Kaffir lime which wasn't going very well. The first time I've seen Kaffir limes for sale in a nursery which were fruiting when for sale

Update 2012 continues to fruit well- love the aroma from the the rind on this fruit.

Planted: 2008

Height 0.75 metres

Growing: In a Pot

Qty: 1

Fruit Harvest: 0.2 kilograms per Year

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Pollination: Self Pollination

Fertiliser or Organics Used: Slow release

Pest Control:

White oil in spring and autumn during growth flushes

Organic Status:Pesticides Used


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Grape - Sultana H5 (Grafted) (Grafted) 5/10

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Update: 1927 days 23hrs

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No fruit as yet- this vine was planted in winter of 2007

Update 2012 fruiting well but fruit are (as you would expect) smaller than shop bought due to lack of thinning sprays. Silvereyes (birds) love the grapes the little buggers.

Planted: 2007

Height 1.5 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pruned By: 80% in Spring

Pollination: Self Pollination

Pest Control:

Bordeaux spray in late winter just prior to bud burst


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Raspberry - Chilliwack 9/10

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Update: 1927 days 23hrs

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Planted in winter of 2008 and fruited that year from the primacane (small last years cane) that it shipped with. I only started off with 5 canes and expect to get 3 times that amount this year. A summer fruiting variety where you have to leave this years new canes in to fruit next year (and then cut them out). Better tasting in my opinion than Williamette and Heritage. As with all rasberries- will crop up outside of the area you plant it via growth from the roots

Does prefer some shelter from afternoon/hot sun. This is planted in the coolest/wettest part of my garden- with a retaining wall and fence to the north, shorter wall and fence to the east and plum tree planted to the south. The grass in this area used to get moss growing on it in winter.

Lots and lots of organic matter, bentonite clay added (to sandy soil) to keep them moist.  This variety does not have prickly thorns. (Previously I said it did have thorns- that was a typo)

Update 2012 I get heaps of raspberries through summer into autumn off my patch- pleasantly surprised as to how well these go and the flavour is far superior to shop bought.

Planted: 2008

Height 2 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Fruit Harvest: 0.2 kilograms per Year

First Fruited: 4 Months after I planted Cutting

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Water Given in: Autumn

Pruned By: 50% in After Fruiting

Pollination: Self Pollination


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Raspberry - Williamette

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Update: 1927 days 23hrs

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Planted in winter of 2008 and fruited that year from the primacane (small last years cane) that it shipped with. I only started off with 5 canes and expect to get 3 times that amount this year. A summer fruiting variety where you have to leave this years new canes in to fruit next year (and then cut them out). Tastes better than Heritage but not as good as Chilliwack. As with all rasberries- will crop up outside of the area you plant it via growth from the roots

Does prefer some shelter from afternoon/hot sun. This is planted in the coolest/wettest part of my garden- with a retaining wall and fence to the north, shorter wall and fence to the east and plum tree planted to the south. The grass in this area used to get moss growing on it in winter.

Lots and lots of organic matter, bentonite clay added (to sandy soil) to keep them moist. This variety does not have prickly thorns. (Previously I said it did have thorns- that was a typo)

Update 2012 I get heaps of raspberries through summer into autumn off my patch- pleasantly surprised as to how well these go and the flavour is far superior to shop bought.

Pollination: Self Pollination


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Mulberry - Black English 8/10

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Update: 1927 days 23hrs

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Purchased this in 2008 as I enjoy mulberries but don't have the room left in the yard for a full sized tree. Growing this in half a wine barrel will keep the tree dwarfed and I'll still get a "taste" of fruit off it.

Reasonably heavily pruned due to being in pot

Update 2012 the Black English has been planted in the ground- replacing my dwarf red shatoot as it tastes much better than the dwarf red (they are too sweet for me) and it's an excellent flavour. Doesn't fruit as heavily as my seedling mulberry but tastes better.

Planted: 2008

Height 2 metres

Growing: In a Pot

Qty: 1

First Fruited: 3 Months from Purchase in Pot

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Pruned By: 40% in Spring

Pollination: Self Pollination

Fertiliser or Organics Used: Slow release

When I Fertilise: Spring

Pest Control:

 


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Valencia orange (Grafted) 8/10

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Update: 1927 days 23hrs

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Seedless variety of Valencia. Took quite a while to get established but really took off once the vegetable garden was extended and it effectively "moved" from being in the lawn to being in the vege garden. Not suprising really- citrus have very shallow root systems and the grass competes with them a lot.

Extremely heavy crop this year (first year it's recovered from the vege garden being extended to include it) I'll have to load some photos up.

Pruning on this tree is mainly to avoid having it take over too much of the vege garden.

Winter of 2010 and continues to go strong- just starting to ripen now (mid July)

Update 2012 one of my most successful trees- very heavy cropper for the size and the fruit holds on the tree all winter (ready to eat) into spring.

Planted: 2003

Height 1.8 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Fruit Harvest: 20 kilograms per Year

First Fruited: 4 Years from purchase in pot

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pruned By: 10% in Spring

Pollination: Self Pollination

Fertiliser or Organics Used: Fruit and Citrus fertiliser

When I Fertilise: Spring

Pest Control:

White oil spray when pests are active (during growth flushes in spring and autumn)


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Blueberry - Nellie Kelly (Cutting)

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Update: 1927 days 23hrs

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New plant purchased via mail order in 2009. Large quantity of cow manure added to sandy soil  sodium bentonite (clay, stock feed) for moisture/prevent water repellency. Pine needle mulch flowers of sulphur to decrease soil pH (Blueberries like acid soils).

Note blueberries will prefer some shelter from sun- particularly in warmer climates (e.g. Perth).

Update 2012 blueberries continue to do well- particularly Misty Blue and Nelly Kelly

Planted: 2009

Height 10 Centimetres

Qty: 2

Sun/Shade: Low Sun

Pruned By: 25% in Autumn and Winter

Pollination: Self Pollination

Fertiliser or Organics Used: Azalea and camellia mix

When I Fertilise: Spring

Pest Control:

Nil


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Blueberry - Misty (Cutting) 8/10

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Update: 1927 days 23hrs

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Large quantity of cow manure added to sandy soil  sodium bentonite (clay, stock feed) for moisture/prevent water repellency. Pine needle mulch flowers of sulphur to decrease soil pH (Blueberries like acid soils).

Note blueberries will prefer some shelter from sun- particularly in warmer climates (e.g. Perth).

I have one in a half wine barrel which receives shade on the east side from an apricot and on the west side by an orange. The second one that was in a wine barrel was not sheltered on the east and didn't do as well. It's since been transferred to the side of the house (in what used to be----- or is still somewhat- the fernery)

Update 2012 blueberries continue to do well- particularly Misty Blue and Nelly Kelly

Planted: 2008

Height 50 Centimetres

Growing: In a Pot

Qty: 2

First Fruited: 5 Months from Purchase in Pot

Sun/Shade: Low Sun

Pruned By: 25% in Autumn and Winter

Pollination: Self Pollination

Fertiliser or Organics Used: Azalea and camelea mix

When I Fertilise: Spring

Pest Control:

Nil


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Apricot - Trevatt (Grafted) 7/10

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Update: 1927 days 23hrs

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Planted in the same hole as a Moorpark Apricot and trained to form half of a vase (The moorpark forms the other half). Not fruiting yet- expect the first fruit this year.

Heaps of fruit summer 09/10- enought for eating over the relatively short season (hey it is stonefruit after all) but not enough yet for jam

Update 2012- fruit fly have been very bad the last few years- hard to keep them out of the apricots. If I don't get a decent crop the coming year I'll take the apricots out and put something else in.

Planted: 2007

Height 2 metres

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pruned By: 25% in Autumn and Winter

Pollination: Self Pollination

When I Fertilise: Spring

Pest Control:

Fruit fly plus bordeaux spray in winter just before bud burst

Organic Status:Pesticides Used


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Plum - Mariposa (Grafted) 9/10

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Update: 1927 days 23hrs

Comments: -

If you like meaty, sweet plums- you'll love blood plums. Difficult to find in the shops- they're soft and soo juicy when ripe. Being a japanese plum the chilling requirements are lower as well. Update 2012- continues to fruit well and is not bothered too much by fruit fly

Planted: 2003

Height 4 metres

Qty: 1

Fruit Harvest: 10 kilograms per Year

First Fruited: 4 Years from purchase in pot

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pruned By: 20% in Spring

Pollination: Cross Pollination

Cross Pollinator Variety: Santa Rosa

When I Fertilise: Spring

Pest Control:

Fruit fly spray in summer and Bordeaux in late winter just prior to bud burst

Organic Status:Pesticides Used


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Grape Ribier

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Update: 1927 days 23hrs

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 No fruit as yet- this vine was planted in winter of 2007

Masses of fruit summer 09/10- the birds loved them- next year this sucker is getting netted.

Pollination: Self Pollination

Pest Control:

Bordeaux spray in late winter just prior to bud burst


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grape-perlette (Grafted)

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Update: 1927 days 23hrs

Comments: -

No fruit as yet- this vine was planted in winter of 2007

Got a few small bunches summer of 09/10- need to better protect it from birds next year

Planted: 2007

Height 2 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Pruned By: 80% in Spring

Pollination: Self Pollination

When I Fertilise: Spring


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Grape- Cardinal (Grafted)

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Update: 1927 days 23hrs

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No fruit as yet- this vine was planted in winter of 2007

Heaps of fruit summer of 09/10 but the birds got most of them- need to net it this year

Planted: 2007

Height 2 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pruned By: 80% in Spring

Pollination: Self Pollination

When I Fertilise: Spring

Pest Control:

 


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Apricot - Moorpark (Grafted) 6/10

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Update: 2505 days 21hrs

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Planted in the same hole as a Trevatt Apricot and trained to form half of a vase (The Trevatt forms the other half). Not fruiting yet- expect the first fruit this year.

Heaps of fruit summer 09/10- enought for eating over the relatively short season (hey it is stonefruit after all) but not enough yet for jam

Planted: 2007

Height 2 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pruned By: 25% in Autumn and Winter

Pollination: Self Pollination

When I Fertilise: Spring

Pest Control:

Fruit fly spray and bordeaux spray in winter just before bud burst

Organic Status:Pesticides Used


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Dwarf Mulberry - Black (Grafted) 5/10

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Update: 2505 days 21hrs

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Purchased this in 2008 as I enjoy mullberries but don't have the room left in the yard for a full sized tree. Growing this in half a wine barrel will keep the tree dwarfed and I'll still get a "taste" of fruit off it.

Reasonably heavily pruned due to being in pot. Grows faster than the Black English and isn't as suitable for pot culture in my opinion

2010- I've revised my opinion of this- the vigorous growth means heaps of mulberries off the new growth. Pruned this in late summer when I repotted it into a larger pot (note to self- termites love half wine barrels left in damp gardens). Got an early autumn crop of mulberries from the new growth!!

Planted: 2008

Height 2 metres

Qty: 1

First Fruited: 3 Months from Purchase in Pot

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Pruned By: 50% in Spring

Pollination: Self Pollination

Fertiliser or Organics Used: Slow release

When I Fertilise: Spring


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Orange - Washington Navel

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Update: 2622 days 9hrs

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Dwarf variety planted 2010 as I want another eating orange (in addition to my seedless Valencia). The oranges are good for fresh fruit through the winter

Planted: 2010

Pollination: Self Pollination


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Pomegranate - Elcite

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Update: 2622 days 9hrs

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Planted mid 2010

Planted: 2010

Pollination: Self Pollination


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Grape Crimson Seedless

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Update: 2622 days 9hrs

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Seedless red grape- no fruit yet

Pollination: Self Pollination


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Grape Maroo

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Update: 2622 days 9hrs

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CSIRO bred variety- seedless black grape- no fruit yet

Planted: 2009

Pollination: Self Pollination


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Nashi Shinsui

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Update: 2622 days 9hrs

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Triple graft from flemings

Pollination: Self Pollination


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Nashi Chojuru

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Update: 2622 days 9hrs

Comments: -

Triple graft from flemings

Pollination: Self Pollination


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Nectarine May Grand

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Update: 2622 days 9hrs

Comments: -

Triple graft from flemings planted 2010

Pollination: Self Pollination


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Nectarine Fantasia

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Update: 2622 days 9hrs

Comments: -

Triple graft from flemings with May Grand and Goldmine

Pollination: Self Pollination


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gooseberry

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Update: 2954 days 20hrs

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Planted in 2008- no fruit yet


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Blueberry - Sharpblue 6/10

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Update: 2954 days 20hrs

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Large quantity of cow manure added to sandy soil  sodium bentonite (clay, stock feed) for moisture/prevent water repellency. Pine needle mulch flowers of sulphur to decrease soil pH (Blueberries like acid soils).

Note blueberries will prefer some shelter from sun- particularly in warmer climates (e.g. Perth).

Planted at the same time as my Misty blue plants- hasn't grown as well or fruited as heavily

Height 30 Centimetres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

First Fruited: 5 Months from Purchase in Pot

Sun/Shade: Low Sun

Pruned By: 20% in Autumn and Winter

Pollination: Self Pollination

Fertiliser or Organics Used: Azalea and camellia mix

When I Fertilise: Spring


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Lemon - Eureka 8/10

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Update: 2954 days 20hrs

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The same as my orange tree- this took quite a while to get established but really took off once the vegetable garden was extended and it effectively "moved" from being in the lawn to being in the vege garden. Not suprising really- citrus have very shallow root systems and the grass competes with them a lot.

Has had reasonable crops all year and its rare that I don't have lemons hanging on the tree.

Pruning on this tree is mainly to avoid having it take over too much of the vege garden.

Planted: 2003

Height 2.5 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Fruit Harvest: 10 kilograms per Year

First Fruited: 3 Years from purchase in pot

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pruned By: 10% in Spring

Pollination: Self Pollination

Fertiliser or Organics Used: Fruit and Citrus fertilizer

When I Fertilise: Spring

Pest Control:

White oil spray spring/autumn during growth flushes for leaf miner

Organic Status:Pesticides Used


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Lots a Lemon (Grafted) 7/10

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Update: 2954 days 20hrs

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Periodic white oil sprays required to control leaf miner when growth flushes start in spring and autumn. No gall wasp in my area thankfully.

Purchased from local Bunnings in mid 2008. Growing in a 50x50cm pot. Very impressed with the ability of this plant to produce profuse quantities of fruit in a compact bush. The display plant I saw at a nursery in Perth (in a pot) had more lemons visible than leaves.

Only downside is that the lemons are relatively sweet compared to Eureka and Lisbon (as the Lotsa Lemon is a Meyer- a lemon/orange cross).

Planted: 2008

Height 15 Centimetres

Growing: In a Pot

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Pollination: Self Pollination

Fertiliser or Organics Used: Slow release

When I Fertilise: Spring

Pest Control:

White oil spray spring/autumn when leaf miner is active

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Fig White Adriatic (Grafted) 8/10

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Grows very well in pot. Only planted in 2008 in a 50x50cm pot (keeps them dwarfed- and there's no more room in the ground).

Fruit tastes better than my other fig (black genoa)- much sweeter and looks nicer too

Planted: 2008

Height 50 Centimetres

Growing: In a Pot

Fruit Harvest: 0.5 kilograms per Year

First Fruited: 6 Months from Purchase in Pot

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Pruned By: 20% in Spring

Pollination: Self Pollination

Fertiliser or Organics Used: Slow release

When I Fertilise: Spring


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Fig Black Genoa (Grafted) 6/10

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Grows very well in pot. Only planted in 2008 in a 50x50cm pot (keeps them dwarfed- and there's no more room in the ground).

Doesn't taste as nice as the white adriatic I have as well- but it is a young tree so it may improve

Height 50 Centimetres

Growing: In a Pot

Qty: 1

Fruit Harvest: 0.5 kilograms per Year

First Fruited: 6 Months from Purchase in Pot

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Pruned By: 20% in Spring

Pollination: Self Pollination

Fertiliser or Organics Used: Slow Release

When I Fertilise: Spring


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Lime - Tahitian (Grafted) 8/10

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A great lime growing up against the fence in our herb garden. Pruned reasonably heavily to keep the size down- carries fruit through much of the year

Planted: 2004

Height 2.5 metres

Qty: 1

Fruit Harvest: 10 kilograms per Year

First Fruited: 2 Years from purchase in pot

Water Given in: Autumn and Spring

Pruned By: 25% in Spring

Pollination: Self Pollination

Fertiliser or Organics Used: Fruit and Citrus

When I Fertilise: Spring

Pest Control:

White oil during spring/autumn while pests are active

Organic Status:Pesticides Used


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Plum - Satsuma (Grafted)

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Grafted onto existing Mariposa plum in 2008. Another delicous blood plum

Planted: 2008

Height 2 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pruned By: 20% in Spring

Pollination: Cross Pollination

Cross Pollinator Variety: Santa Rosa

When I Fertilise: Spring


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Peach Loring (Grafted) 8/10

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Finally made room for a peach tree (mind you I had to relocate the apricot tree I'd bought a month before to fit it in). Loring is a dual purpose canning/fresh eating peach which suits me well. I only allowed it to bear two fruit in it's first fruiting year- didn't want to stress the tree too much. They taste very nice though

Planted: 2007

Height 1.5 metres

Qty: 1

Fruit Harvest: 1 kilograms per Year

First Fruited: 18 Months from Purchase in Pot

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pruned By: 25% in Spring

Pollination: Self Pollination

When I Fertilise: Spring

Pest Control:

Fruit fly spray and bordeaux in winter(just before bud burst)


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