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MOODLUMANSIONS1's Edible Backyard

Joined: 06/08/09 Updated: 02/11/09 Frost:
Location: Moodlu


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Finger Lime

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Update: 3663 days 6hrs

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I purchased this tree[seedling] earlier in the year from a distributor in the Tweed Valley near Murwillumbah. He has quite an orchard of them and they were fruiting at the time. Apparently Finger Limes fetch a really high price.

I was quite sad recently when after an absence of 2 weeks away in September I returned to discover that the tree had died. I don't know who else believes in the resurrection,, but something inside me wouldn't let it go that easily. So after putting the pot into a bucket of water to wet its feet and cutting off the dead branches just in case it still had some life in it, I eventually put it out in the nursery[under the mango tree], and left it to its own devices. Just imagine my excitement[yelps of joy and leaping with delight] when I discovered some new leaves had appeared. Soooo... it wasn't dead after all. Maybe my faith was rewarded. Who knows, but I am so happy. The thing about it all was the main stem of the tree was always green, and it was this that gave me hope. So while there's hope there's a resurrection. 

I'll get a picture posted soon.

Planted: 2009

Height 30 Centimetres

Qty: 1


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Avocado - Fuerte (B) 10/10

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Update: 3663 days 6hrs

Comments: - The Avocado pear likes plenty of water. It has been very dry of late. Fortunately, I had some spare water which I was able to use on my 2 trees as they were in the early fruiting period and I risked losing new fruit just setting. Now they are looking quite healthy and some rain we had last week was a great blessing.

Fruiting Months May, June, July, August

Planted: 2003

Height 3 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Fruit Harvest: 20 kilograms per Year

First Fruited: 3 Years from purchase in pot

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Autumn

Pruned By: 10% in After Fruiting

Pollination: Self Pollination

Pest Control: I don't have any real issues with disease, which is one of the reasons I grow this fruit. To my way of thinking, if the tree can be healthy of its own accord with proper maintenance from me, and I mean regular pruning, watering, and fertilising [i use my

Organic Status:Organic


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paw paw 6/10

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Update: 3663 days 7hrs

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This tree is laden with lovely shaped fruit. Unfortunately, after the very consistent rain we had earlier this year, this tree decided to lean [so the ladder!] I usually mulch pawpaw trees. They like plenty of water but don't like being waterlogged as their roots will rot. very quickly. 2 days in water and you're in trouble.


Fruiting Months July, August, September, October

Planted: 2007

Height 3 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Fruit Harvest: 40 kilograms per Year

First Fruited: 1 Years from purchase in pot

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Winter

Pollination: Self Pollination

Pest Control:

Would like some help with knowing what to do here with the skin disease I mentioned earlier.

Now the weather is warmer, there is much less disease and the fruit being picked is quite tasty and disease free. Marketability is lacking but because we

Organic Status:Organic


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Mango - Kensington Pride 6/10

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Update: 3663 days 7hrs

Comments: - Flowering this year already and it's only August. I would prefer they flowered a little later as it can still get too cold for fruit setting.

Fruiting Months January and December

Planted: 1986

Height 6 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Fruit Harvest: 400 kilograms per Year

First Fruited: 10 Years from purchase in pot

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Summer

Pruned By: 25% in After Fruiting

Pollination: Self Pollination

Pest Control: Spraying these trees is too difficult without extension facilities. anthracnose is rampant if the time for flower setting is too humid. It's a waste of time effort and money. We are just happy to wait for the right conditions and pray in the meantime. Th

Organic Status:Organic


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Orange - Washington Navel (Grafted) 9/10

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Update: 3750 days 17hrs

Comments: - Navels are just the best. Seedless, juicy and tasty, as well as being disease resistant too.

Fruiting Months July, August, September

Planted: 1995

Height 3 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 6

Fruit Harvest: 10 kilograms per Year

First Fruited: 2 Years from purchase in pot

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pruned By: 10% in After Fruiting

Pollination: Self Pollination

Pest Control: I use a fruit fly attractant which is very successful in eradicating the male fruit fly, so any eggs laid by the female are usually not fertile. Too bad.

Organic Status:Organic


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Grapefruit - Honneffs Surprise (Grafted) 8/10

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Update: 3750 days 17hrs

Comments: - I don't really know what variety this is. Just that Franz Honneff was a close friend many years ago. I'm sure this is a traditional grapefruit of many years.

Fruiting Months July, August, September

Planted: 1980

Height 3 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Fruit Harvest: 20 kilograms per Year

First Fruited: 20 Years from purchase in pot

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Summer

Pruned By: 20% in After Fruiting

Pollination: Self Pollination

Pest Control: Has some gall wasp infections on the branches. They don't seem to have affected the tree too badly and the fruit is fine. Nice and Juicy too.

Organic Status:Organic

Question: If the info about Grapefruit being a good liver cleanser is true, how come no one uses it for that purpose. Apparently there are some concerns if people are taking medications, as there is some conflict in efficacy.


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kentrose551 says... [808 days 4hrs ago]
Is this grape fruit for sale, is the fruit sweet, how much , and how to bring it to Sydney. pls let us know. hkent@kentrosecafe.com.au

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Custard Apple - African Pride 8/10

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Update: 3750 days 17hrs

Comments: - This fruit is very sweet.

Fruiting Months April, May, June, July

Planted: 2002

Height 4 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Fruit Harvest: 15 kilograms per Year

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Pruned By: 10% in After Fruiting

Pollination: Self Pollination

Pest Control: Pretty well pest free. Just have to keep an eye out for the possum.

Organic Status:Organic


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Mandarin - Hickson 8/10

MOODLUMANSIONS1's Edible Fruits
Update: 3750 days 17hrs

Fruiting Months July, August, September

Planted: 2002

Height 3 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 2

Fruit Harvest: 15 kilograms per Year

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Summer

Pruned By: 20% in After Fruiting

Pollination: Self Pollination

Organic Status:Organic

Question: This year I discovered the citrus borer in some of the trees. I removed the affected branches and killed the grub. What are the early signs that a borer is about? I only made the discovery when I noticed dead branches.


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