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Harvest's Edible Backyard

Joined: 13/08/09 Updated: 20/08/09 Frost: Medium
Location: CLARENCE TOWN, NSW, AU

About My Edible Backyard


Why Harvest Love's Edible Plants

Clarence Town is located on the Williams River. In times past it was the last point for river navigation in this region. Construction of a barrage at Seaham now blocks access to ocean.



Still some commercial rural enterpises however many farms have been sub divided into small acreage lots.



Our retirement home is a clear canvas consisting a backyard on a quarter acre allotment. Every shovel dug contains a rock although soil is rich dark loam with a clay base at 200mm.



Large shed shelters the east however trees planted will obtain good sunlight exposure from the north. 1.5m colorbond fencing provides protection from  prevailing winds.



Summer temperatures can exceed 40 Celcius, we are on town water and intend installing drip irrigation fed from the rainwater tank on the shed. Winter minimum temperatures can reach zero.



Citrus grows well in his district, no commercial plantings. Stone fruits are going to be an experiment dont appear to have attracted the local backyard gardeners although there are commercial plantings 20Km to the east of us.



Time spent in Far NQ attracts me to the tropical varieties will be interesting to observe the survival rates of the species we have chosen.



Intent is to try growing  berries and a grape vine as we are not far from the Hunter Valley Vineyards.



Overall everything will be an experiment with the goal to have as much variety in fruit tree and vine selections as possible.


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Trees flower however no fruit set - Trees purchased from Daleys are now over 4 years old, there has been limited success. Tree grape, dwarf mulberry and plum trees are bearing well. I am concerned the mulberry is not a dwarf variety as despite heavy pruning the tree is 4m high, fruit are..354 days 2hrs
Black sapote doesnt set fruit - I purchased a Black Sapote Seedling from Daleys in August,2009. At the time of purchase there was no communication to advise that seedlings may not produce fruit. The tree has grown prolifically, it is 3 meters tall, and for the last two years has set ..1445 days 19hrs
Fruit fly control - Norma Electrical conduit makes a good frame for small trees. We used Bunnings gazebo netting on our trees this season with nil positive effect. Not sure if the high winds are to blame or the fact that netting wasnt staked into the ground. Think thos..2547 days 20hrs
Black genoa figs - Thanks, using your information is working fine. Managed to find some info within this forum to create an ant barrier using "Vicks" applied after bandaging the tree trunk using teflon tape. This is having only marginal effect. Graeme and Ruth ..2771 days 21hrs
Black genoa figs1 - This is the first year of production, tree has performed admirably with in excess of 20 fruit set. I have 2 issues that someone may be able to assist with. 1. Ant control, tried the greased rag tied around the trunk solution but having only limited..2779 days 20hrs
Black genoa figs - This is the first year of production, tree has performed admirably with in excess of 20 fruit set. I have 2 issues that someone may be able to assist with. 1. Ant control, tried the greased rag tied around the trunk solution but having only limited..2779 days 21hrs
Fruit fly control - The product "Wild May" is totally ineffective based upon my experiences with peach trees on the New England Tableland. Big $$$ for a product that is "smoke and mirrors"...2861 days 2hrs
Pruning angel peach - Planted a Daleys tree in early spring this year and its grown leaps and bounds. Currently has a a central spur that has reached 2.4m, tree circumference 1.2m. Enquiring whether it would be advisable to prune this central spur down to the height of the ..2861 days 2hrs

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Trees flower however no fruit set - Hi Harvest, It would be a shame to remove those trees after waiting 4 years. If they are seedlings, try to be patient. Fruit trees grown from seed take a while to produce fruit and the trees you listed are well worth the wait. It may take another fe..Liked Answer 324 days 21hrs

Grumichama - Black

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Update: 3035 days 1hrs

Comments: -

In climatisation phase, will plant W/E 15Aug09

Small tree in background behind plums

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Fertiliser or Organics Used: Organic manures initially

Question:

When established when is it advisable to prune


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Lemon - Meyer

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Update: 3041 days 20hrs

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Planted August 09

Height 0.5 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Fertiliser or Organics Used: Organic manures initially


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Fig Black Genoa

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Update: 3041 days 20hrs

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Planted August 09

Height 1 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Fertiliser or Organics Used: Organic manures initially


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Dwarf Lemonade

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Update: 3041 days 20hrs

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Planted August09. Is in flower.

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Fertiliser or Organics Used: Organic manures initially


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Peach - Angel Subtropical

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Update: 3041 days 20hrs

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Planted 12August09 sharing same plot with Nectarine Goldmine. Trial as multigrafted trees were not successful at another locality.

Growing: In the Ground

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Fertiliser or Organics Used: Organic manures initially


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Dwarf Plum Gulf Gold Tree (G)

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Update: 3041 days 20hrs

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In acclimatisation phase, will plant W/E 15August09. Joint planting in same plot with Plum Yarrahapinni Blood

Growing: In the Ground

Fertiliser or Organics Used: Organic manures initially


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jabiticaba

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Update: 3041 days 20hrs

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In acclimatisation phase will plant W/E 15Aug09

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Fertiliser or Organics Used: Organic manures initially


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Black Sapote (Seedling)

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Update: 3041 days 20hrs

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In acclimatisation phase, will plant W/E 15Aug09

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Fertiliser or Organics Used: Organic manures initially


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Passionfruit - Panama Red Pandora

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Update: 3041 days 20hrs

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In climatisation phase, will plant W/E 15Aug09

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Fertiliser or Organics Used: Organic manures initially


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Longan - Kohala Seedling

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Update: 3041 days 20hrs

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In acclimatisation phase, will plant W/E 15Aug09

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Fertiliser or Organics Used: Organic manures initially


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Plum - Yarrahapinni Blood (G)

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Update: 3041 days 20hrs

Comments: -

In climatisation phase will plant W/E 15Aug09. Share the same plot as Plum Gulfgold.

Planted: 2009

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Summer

Fertiliser or Organics Used: Organic manures initially


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