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Farsideb's Edible Backyard

Joined: 10/08/09 Updated: 04/09/09 Frost:
Location: Como


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Black sapote18 - Can you prune Black Sapotes. Our's has grown great guns and we are growing it in a pot and just want to take the top off to make it a little less top heavy...3487 days 19hrs

Plum Pine 7/10

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Update: 3725 days 21hrs

Comments: -

Growing in an old wine barrel, very little maintenance very easy to grow

Planted: 2007

Height 1.5 metres

Organic Status:Organic


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7/10

Farsideb's Edible Fruits
Update: 3725 days 21hrs

Height 1.5 metres

Growing: In a Pot

Organic Status:Organic


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Mango - Bowen Seedling 5/10

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Update: 3750 days 22hrs

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At one stage possums had literally stripped the mango tree bare and we thought we had lost it, but with seasol and a lot of love it has come back better than ever.  The tree was already on the block when we purchased it.  Some years we get hundreds of mangos, sometimes just a few.  But every year we have to share with the possums and most of the time they come out ahead

Fruiting Months April, May, June

Planted: 2002

Height 5 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Full Shade

Pollination: Self Pollination

Fertiliser or Organics Used: seasol

Pest Control:

We haven't had much problem with pests.

Organic Status:Organic


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Correy says... [3381 days 20hrs ago]
Yeah the possums love eating mango trees especially their new growth. Why some years are better then others is you need the sun when the flowers are forming and the rain when the fruit sets.

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Miracle Fruit

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Update: 3750 days 22hrs

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Was in a pot and did not much, so put in the ground and is doing not much.  I think it's a miracle if it grows at all.

Planted: 2006

Height 30 Centimetres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Low Sun

Water Given in: Winter

Pollination: No


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HappyEarth says... [3728 days 13hrs ago]
They are pretty slow growing but well worth it. They must have acidic soil though. Id dig it up and keep in a pot and bring inside during winter. Pot it up with azaelea potting mix.

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Citron - Buddhas Hand (Grafted) 6/10

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Update: 3750 days 23hrs

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This has always been a scabby looking tree, but has always produced wonderful fruit.  Have to keep up the white oil to it though because scale insects love it.

Fruiting Months January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September

Planted: 2006

Height 1.5 metres

Growing: In a Pot

Qty: 1

Fruit Harvest: 6 Fruit Per Year

First Fruited: 1 Years from purchase in pot

Sun/Shade: Full Shade

Water Given in: Spring

After Fruiting

Pollination: Self Pollination

Pest Control:

Whie oil

Organic Status:Organic


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Banana - Lady Finger (Seedling) 8/10

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Update: 3750 days 23hrs

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We have two banana groves on our block that have been there since we purchased about 14 years ago.  We chop them back and let them come up again.  The king parrots love them, so do the possums.  Sometimes we pick them for eating, they are lovely and sweet, but we love the king parrots so usually leave them for them.

Fruiting Months January, August, September, October, November, December

Planted: 2002

Height 8 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Pollination: Self Pollination

Pest Control:

none

Organic Status:Organic


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cumquat (Grafted) 8/10

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Update: 3750 days 23hrs

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We've had our cumquot for a number of years now.  Last year we harvested over 3 kilos of fruit for our jam.  This year it was a bit sickly, so we have repotted it into a larger tub and are hopeful that we will get another prolific crop from it.

Fruiting Months June, July, August, September

Planted: 2003

Height 2 metres

Growing: In a Pot

Fruit Harvest: 3 kilograms per Year

First Fruited: 2 Years from purchase in pot

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Pruned By: 10% in After Fruiting

Pollination: Self Pollination

Fertiliser or Organics Used: chook poo, seasol thrive

Pest Control:

White oil and pyrethrym garlic spray

Organic Status:Organic


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Davidson Plum - NSW (Cutting) 4/10

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Update: 3750 days 23hrs

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Our Davidson plum still hasn't fruited yet, but we are hopeful that good things will come to those who wait.

Planted: 2006

Height 1 metres

Growing: In a Pot

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pollination: Self Pollination

Fertiliser or Organics Used: seasol thrive

Pest Control:

None required so far

Organic Status:Organic


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Dwarf Orange - Valencia (Grafted) 2/10

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Update: 3750 days 23hrs

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Had a couple of little fruit but they were practically inedible they were so tart.  Hoping next season will be better.

Fruiting Months January, February, March, December

Planted: 2008

Height 1.5 metres

Growing: In a Pot

Fruit Harvest: 1 kilograms per Year

First Fruited: 1 Years from purchase in pot

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pruned By: 10% in After Fruiting

Pollination: Self Pollination

Fertiliser or Organics Used: chook poo, thrive, seasol

Organic Status:Organic


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Lime - Tahitian (Grafted) 8/10

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Update: 3750 days 23hrs

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The lime has been great in its pot.  We water, fertalise, occasionally treat with white oil if necessary and harvest wonderful limes.  As you can see in the picture, the lime, orange and hass avacado are in smallish pots.

Fruiting Months January, February, March, April, November, December

Height 1.5 metres

Growing: In a Pot

Qty: 1

Fruit Harvest: 2 kilograms per Year

First Fruited: 1 Years from purchase in pot

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pruned By: 10% in After Fruiting

Pollination: Self Pollination

Fertiliser or Organics Used: chook poo, thrive, seasol

Pest Control:

white oil, pyrethrum and garlic spray

Organic Status:Organic


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Lemon - Meyer (Grafted) 8/10

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Update: 3750 days 23hrs

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We have just harvested over 20 lemons from our bush.  It is only small, in a pot and we had to support some of the branches because I was afraid they would break.  The fruit is wonderful and juicy and sweet.  It seems to fruit all year.

Fruiting Months January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December

Planted: 2006

Height 1 metres

Qty: 1

Fruit Harvest: 4 kilograms per Year

First Fruited: 1 Years from purchase in pot

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pruned By: 20% in After Fruiting

Pollination: Self Pollination

Fertiliser or Organics Used: chook poo, seasol, thrive

Pest Control:

White oil and pyrethrum and garlic spray

Organic Status:Organic


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black Sapote (Grafted) 6/10

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Update: 3750 days 23hrs

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This is the black sapote's second year in its pot.  It has lots of new growth starting, no fruit as yet.  Last year the fruit fell off, but it had only just been transplanted, so we are hopeful for this year

Height 2 metres

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pollination: Self Pollination

Pest Control:

None as yet

Organic Status:Organic


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Coffee arabica (Grafted) 8/10

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Update: 3750 days 23hrs

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We have heaps of beans on our small coffee tree that have been there for at least eight months, still waiting for them to ripen.  Usually takes about 9 months, and we are just getting a couple go red now.  It's a very small bush in a pot, but producing wonderfully

Fruiting Months February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October

Height 150 Centimetres

Growing: In a Pot

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pollination: Self Pollination

Fertiliser or Organics Used: seasol and thrive,

Pest Control:

None as yet

Organic Status:Organic


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Finger Lime - Red Cutting (Grafted) 8/10

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Update: 3750 days 23hrs

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This will be the fingerlimes second year.  It is covered in flowers so fingers crossed we get some fruit this year.  Last year it had only just entered the pot and no fruit.

Planted: 2008

Height 150 Centimetres

Qty: 1

Water Given in: Spring

Pollination: Self Pollination

Fertiliser or Organics Used: seasol thrive

Pest Control:

White oil and garlic spray when needed

Organic Status:Organic


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Blueberry - Biloxi (Grafted) 5/10

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Update: 3750 days 23hrs

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Blueberry growing in a pot.  Just planted a couple of months ago, so not sure how it will go.

Planted: 2009

Height 45 Centimetres

Growing: In a Pot

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pollination: Self Pollination

Fertiliser or Organics Used: seasol and thrive

When I Fertilise: When Fruiting, Winter, Spring

Pest Control:

None needed so far

Organic Status:Organic


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Lilly PIlly - Cascade (Cutting) 5/10

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Update: 3750 days 23hrs

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WE grow a couple of Lily Pilli's in pots.  Easy to manager

Fruiting Months May, June, July, August, September, October, November

Planted: 2000

Height 2 metres

Growing: In a Pot

Pollination: Self Pollination

Fertiliser or Organics Used: Seasol and thrive

When I Fertilise: Winter and Spring

Pest Control:

Not needed

Organic Status:Organic


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Macadamia - Bush Nut 3/10

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Update: 3750 days 23hrs

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Again, this tree was already on the block when we bought it.  Unfortunately the cockies eat most of the nuts when they are still in their green stage and we get very few. 

Fruiting Months September, October, November, December

Height 6 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Full Shade

Water Given in: Summer

Pollination: Self Pollination

Pest Control:

How do you control cockies?

Organic Status:Organic


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macadamia

Farsideb's Edible Fruits
Update: 3750 days 23hrs

Pollination: Self Pollination


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