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About My Edible Backyard


Why Love's Edible Plants

Hi! We're the Wards. We enjoy our place.  It is a great spot to live.  We love to spend time, when possible enjoying our orchard and other edible fruit plants.  Mainly we have tropical fruit trees and some native fruit trees.

We get loads of rain in our wet season Feb-June and then the it can be quite dry until the October storms come and push us on our way to the next wet.

Our best results have been from our Black Sepotes, Davidson Plums and Star Fruit.  We struggle at times with fruit fly and coping with the over-supply of ripe fruit.  We've recently increased our freezing capacity with a new fridge (while increasing our fridge's energy efficiency - cool huh?!).  This is great for making more D.Plum jam and fruit wines etc. as they are needed.  We just purchased a Food Dehydrator so that should help too - keep you posted.

The best part of our plants is getting out there with them and of course eating the produce.

The food dehydrator has been great.  The dried fruit unfortunately doesn't seem to last long in terms of storing in the cupboard - as it gets gobbled up quite quickly.  Of special note is the black sepote which we dried as a fruit leather. My wife's mix was...

To a medium bowl of b.s.fruit pulp add:

- 1 Tbls icing sugar

- 1 shake of mixed spice & a few shakes of cinnamon sugar (or to taste)

Mix this up with a electric beater to help 'fluff it up' a little & spread of plastic sheets on dehydrator 4-6mm thick (thicker's better).,

OR... serve on toast as is (no need for butter) with an extra shake of cinnamon sugar. Heaps yum!



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phil@tyalgum says... [3259 days 15hrs ago]
Hey sounds good, when my "Maher" black sapote fruits I'll know what to do with the excess. They're great in a milkshake or also with a bit of lime squeezed over them of a touch of port or rum. Thanks for the comment on My Edibles page, my garden is very young so hoping for better in the future. Phil.

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Davidsons Plum - QLD

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Pollination: Self Pollination


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Blueberry - Misty

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Pollination: Self Pollination


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Custard Apple - African Pride

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Pollination: Self Pollination


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Carambola Starfruit - Kary

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Pollination: Self Pollination


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Davidson Plum - NSW

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Pollination: Self Pollination


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Black Sapote - Maher (Grafted) 9/10

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Update: 3601 days 11hrs

Fruiting Months January, November, December

Planted: 2002

Height 2 metres

Fruit Harvest: 200 kilograms per Year

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Pollination: Self Pollination

Pest Control:

Not really necessary


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