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JohnMc1's Edible Backyard

Joined: 15/08/09 Updated: 26/04/16 Frost: Low
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About My Edible Backyard


Why JohnMc1 Love's Edible Plants

 I can remember planting seeds when I was knee high to a grasshopper. A north western NSW country lad  originally from Gunnedah, my current plant collection has been building up over the last 15 or so years or so that I've been here. It's a 21/2 acre block about 15k's from the beach as the crow flies. Frosts are far and few between, bring on global warming I say.


The milder winters have given me more interest in  tropicals lately. I have Just newly planted stuff like, white, green and black  Sapotes, . Dragon Fruit, Lychee's, Mangoes, Longan, Brazillian cherry,Panama Berry, Jackfruit, red and yellow papaya and Sapodilla. I don't spose the newly planted stuff should make it onto my edibles plants list because.....they've only been planted out reasonably lately and I don't know what's going to be successful or what's not.


Once apon a time I wouldn't even consider stuff like that. The soil type is very loamy over most of the place, I consider myself very lucky in that regard. I bring in loads of horse manure and throw it around like there's no tomorrow. My place is not exactly flat but there's not a great deal of slope either if that makes any sence.  It sort of starts high either end and slopes down slightly to the middle where theres a dry water course that runs into a dam. My biggest challenge is to be able to walk outside and go grazing on some fruit or sweet vege at any time of the year. It's getting close.


I'll take some pics when I get a chance to.

Comments

JUJUBEFORSALEINMELBOURNE1 says... [2712 days 19hrs ago]
Hi John, I love your Beautiful informative garden page with lots of interesting trees. Well done.
amanda19 says... [2644 days 9hrs ago]
Just beautiful John...you must love wandering in your garden..
JohnMc1 says... [2598 days 8hrs ago]
Thank you for your kind comments. Yes, it is a little addictive, bordering on OCD.
au0rey says... [2553 days 8hrs ago]
Oh my goodness. Are those pics of your garden? It super huge!
MaryT says... [2509 days 8hrs ago]
Wow; sure beats my container garden in a car space :)
Farouk says... [1356 days 12hrs ago]
WOW! super amazing, how is your Sapotes & Jackfruit going do they still live on, fruits ? Had 2 black sapotes both died last year :( in Sydney 2165, have a jackfruit atm in plant its make some growth very slowly grown maybe less than 20cm this year..
Linton says... [98 days 7hrs ago]
Hi John On 26 May 2015 you wrote that you found a very sweet lilly pilly growing in Newcastle. Could you please advise if you ever propagated a plant from that bush and if there is any way to obtain seeds of it. Thank you. Linton

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Cherimoya fino de jete seeds - I know they can be quite variable. There has been some advanced Cherimoya trees around here that produces inedible fruit. I just use them for rootstock...4 days 7hrs
Cherimoya fino de jete seeds - Hi Ivepeters, Are you chasing a FF cherimoya fruit? I have some beautiful large FF fruit on the tree if you want to try one? Happy to send it up while hard, will soften in a few days. Payback lol. ..7 days 8hrs
Dekopon in australia - There we go, my first sumo flowers followed by my first sumo fruit. That didn't take long! The grafted and seedling trees came into fruition simultaneously. Still in pots...7 days 8hrs
Asimina tribolaamerican pawpaw temperate custard apple - Yes def same, only I re-wrap when buds appear. I didn't think to try the scions that are leafing out/in flower, I've never had any success at that stage. Might see if I can resurrect one or two, nothing to lose. I'll be on the bludge next winter for sure...9 days 13hrs
Asimina tribolaamerican pawpaw temperate custard apple - Haha, named them Ally1 (parafilm) n Ally2 (dormant unwrapped scion) pays to keep notes, lol. both wrapped n unwrapped scionwood looked really healthy. Here's hoping, should be good...10 days 12hrs
Asimina tribolaamerican pawpaw temperate custard apple - Oh, wow, many thanks Ally, arrived today. I'll be very busy in the morning with the grafting knife. Might be worth doing a couple of the dormant bare stem grafts as well as the scions wrapped in parafilm? Finally I will have some diversity, I've never ta..11 days 8hrs
Asimina tribolaamerican pawpaw temperate custard apple - Cheers guys, excellent response. My largest Asimina is in flower and leafing out as we speak. Great time to graft on a dormant scion or two. Many thanks ally, please let me know if there is anything special you are chasing, I'd be glad to assist if I can..16 days 7hrs
Any rare fruit seeds swap - Babaco doesn't set seed. Only propagated vegetatively...20 days 6hrs
Findinh naranjilla or lulo - Daley's sell them from time to time, do a request and they will notify you when one is ready. . Mine's been badly affected by the current drought. Must pay more attention to it, has the most beautiful very large purple veined leaves. A beautiful ornamenta..20 days 6hrs
Jackfruit die back3 - Also foliar sprays of Seasol can help. Can take up to six weeks to be effective...20 days 6hrs
Asimina tribolaamerican pawpaw temperate custard apple - A tall order, but would anyone have any dormant scionwood in their crisper that they might not get around to using? I have a seedling flowering for the past two years and need a polinator. In the meantime, maybe some pollen to spare? just to see a fruit o..20 days 6hrs
Polinator of phalsa - You can grow it on it's own, it's self pollinating...32 days 7hrs
Jackfruit3 - Daley's own description says it is a crisp variety "e;Description Aril texture is crisp and the flavour excellent."e;..40 days 20hrs
Jackfruit die back3 - I think you've solved the issue yourself "e;and the winter last year was a record breaker for cold and wet...."e; Your plants will get back to normal when your weather warms up again...40 days 20hrs
Dekopon in australia - These Sumo's are at a guess 4 to 5 yo. The one on the left is grafted onto P. trifoliata rootstock. Shouldn't be too long before I see flowers. EDIT: Just went through my previous posts, my Sumo's are between 3 and 4 yo. Most of them are 3yo...153 days 5hrs

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Dekopon in australia - Nice! My 5 yo Sumo is 3 foot high and bush and never had flowers!..Liked Answer 4 days 7hrs
Dekopon in australia - Hope they grow big. Just potted up my two into 40cm pots, so I'm a year off. Interested if they turn out true...Liked Answer 4 days 7hrs
Asimina tribolaamerican pawpaw temperate custard apple - Thanks John I am flattered, however please please put louis on the tag as well, it came from Linton who bought it from Yamani in Melbourne, this clone is also called "e;Melboune"e; by Perry's in SA, there is already ample confusion caused by these..Liked Answer 7 days 18hrs
Asimina tribolaamerican pawpaw temperate custard apple - Give me a call John. I might be able to help you. 0451517966 ..Liked Answer 16 days 7hrs
Asimina tribolaamerican pawpaw temperate custard apple - Hi John I will send Monday, Tomoz sent details, I have scions from Linton and Mark O' Conner, Melbourne variety from Perry's. I don't think I have much in the way of scions with flower buds though. I will wrap female flowers in para-film and see if the..Liked Answer 16 days 7hrs
Aqis - Say hello to Gomortega keule. As mentioned in my previous post they passed through aqis unidentified. That was on 17 December 2013 and they have only just germinated so it took nearly 1 year. I just put the seeds in the pot and forgot about them and no..Liked Answer 844 days 19hrs
Lilly pilly fruit - John those birthday cake annona are going to be something special. Smallest annona seeds I've ever seen--about the size of apple seeds...Liked Answer 879 days 20hrs
Noni fruit tree - What doesn't kill you , makes you stronger. Tasting it , wonder why you would want to eat it in the first place...Liked Answer 884 days 7hrs
Bayberry1 - You can buy black carbon here in bulk cheap. http://www.aliexpress.com/store/product/250g-Bayberry-seeds-potted-balcony-planting-seasons-sprouting-95-Big-black-carbon/1025089_1743498131.html..Liked Answer 1216 days 6hrs
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Actinidia kolomikta - OMG, today my three months stratification was up on my two varieties/species of hardy kiwis. Went to retrieve them from the fridge.... Gone with last weeks rubbish apparently. Never been so angry in my life...Liked Answer 1266 days 10hrs
Melon ricura piel de sapo - It depends what you're looking for in a melon. watermelon is fairly boring,and takes up a lot of space. I've grown many, the best was an American orange fleshed variety of moon and stars, followed closely by Golden midget. Muskmelons have more flavor, t..Liked Answer 1272 days 19hrs
Question1 - John the get fruit in parts of Florida that have cold snaps lower than what you get so it could happen.I had seeds of brown seeded brazil giants and gave the seedlings away. Maybe I should have planted one and I may get more seeds...Liked Answer 1286 days 7hrs
Question1 - Holy mother of anonna, that's a mighty sop!..Liked Answer 1286 days 7hrs
Jackfruit8 - my tiny jack fruit still in the pot already developed fruit (it's a miracle!)..Liked Answer 1288 days 1hrs
What is the name of this plant - The first plant I grew lasted for several years until cut out for development at the airport. It was only male. The replacement plants copped a freak frost and died just before the species were mysteriously deleted from the list of importable seeds. Ala..Liked Answer 1300 days 12hrs
Falling baby mandarin - The fruit name is derived from Mandarin Orange just as Tangerine is derived from Orange of Tangiers. Mandarin is a bit too derived and Mandarine is strinised.It is a bit hard to argue about which is the correct common name as long as we know what we are t..Liked Answer 1301 days 9hrs
Irish strawberry tree - Irish Strawberry are very common around here and most of the nurseries sell them. The picture is of a massive one currently laden with fruit just around the corner from my house (taken today)so it gives you an idea how big they get. I tried some of the..Liked Answer 1308 days 21hrs
Favourite tree - Simply the Best - Asimina triloba! Just ate this plump fruit off one of the grafted Asimina trees that have produced fruit in the first year of planting. The flavour was exquisite and is far better than anything else I have growing in my garden. ..Liked Answer 1308 days 21hrs
Pea eggplant seeds - hi Paul the eggplant family need something like a heat propagator to germinate which green harvest told me as eggplant have terrible germiation rate without heat.i couldn't work out why something like capsicums wouldn't germinate a couple of packets lat..Liked Answer 1336 days 20hrs
Dragon fruit - Dragonfruit don't actually require full sun. They are a rainforest cactus which spend the majority of their lives in either full shade or dappled light in natural conditions. If you have soft light full sun is ideal, but they will struggle in harsh light..Liked Answer 1374 days 16hrs

Cherimoya - White 9/10

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Update: 544 days 6hrs

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Abiu (Seedling) 5/10

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Update: 544 days 7hrs

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Satisfaction level with this plant will rise when I see fruit starting to form on the branches. I have high hopes for this one, it's growing way out of it's comfort zone, namely, I'm just an hours drive north of Sydney.. It doesn't quite frost here but it's only a deg or 2 away over winter. I have it in a reasonably protected spot in a pot.

Height 2.5 metres

Growing: In a Pot

Qty: 6

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Pollination: Self Pollination

When I Fertilise: Winter and Spring

Pest Control:

 

Organic Status:Partially Organic


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Irish Strawberry Tree 6/10

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Arbutus unedo

Apparently you'll only try this one once.  Suppose to be a very nice tree with red and yellow lage marble size fruits

Planted: 2009

Height 0.4 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Pollination: Self Pollination

When I Fertilise: Never


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Black Sapote - Bernicker

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Update: 544 days 7hrs

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Newly arrived from Daley's.

Planted: 2010

Height 500 metres

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Pollination: Self Pollination


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Chilacayote - Perennial Squash 3/10

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Update: 544 days 7hrs

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Just one of those perannial plants that got out of hand. Apparently the vegetable must be picked very soon after the flower drops to be at their peak. I just let them ramble around, pulling up vines where they're not wanted. I don't think I give this vegetable the attention it deserves.

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

Planted: 2009

Height 20 Centimetres

Growing: In the Ground

First Fruited: 6 Months from Purchase in Pot

Sun/Shade: Low Sun

Water Given in: Summer

Pollination: Self Pollination

When I Fertilise: Never

Pest Control:

not needed

Organic Status:Organic


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Pisang Ceylon (banana) (Cutting) 8/10

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Pisang Ceylon is a very fast and tall growing banana that many refer to as an improved 'Mysore'.

The leaves of the 'Pisang Ceylon' has maroon and black markings. It is very cold hardy, has high quality sweet-fleshed fruit and is the number one variety in India.

 

Height 1 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Water Given in: Autumn, Winter, Spring

Pollination: Self Pollination

Fertiliser or Organics Used: chemical and plenty of organic material

When I Fertilise: When Fruiting, Yearly, Winter, Spring

Pest Control:

NIL


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mathuranatha says... [1907 days 14hrs ago]
G'Day John , these Pisang Ceylon look interesting . do you have a web site ? Where are you located? I'd like to get some suckers.I cant quite figure this site out . Thanks ---Mat
mathuranatha says... [1830 days 16hrs ago]
hmm I forgot to leave a contact -0266795916 or email mathuranathadas108@gmail.com --- thanks -- mat--
Luke :) says... [257 days 10hrs ago]
Where did you pick up this variety of banana? Cant find any company called "e;Cool Bananas"e;

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Choui Cau (Banana) 9/10

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English: Banana
French: Bananier
Indonesia: Pisang
Malaysia: Pisang
Philippines: Saging
Thai: Kluai
Vietnam: Chuoi

Its ripe fruit has a paper-thin skin. Its taste is sweet and very aromatic but the yield is rather low. It is native to South Vietnam. I found this little surprise in a nursery close to a high vietnamese population in Canley Vale, NSW. It got through it's first winter no probs down to 5.5deg C, and has already thrown a pup.

Planted: 2011

Height 1 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Water Given in: Autumn, Winter, Spring

Pollination: Self Pollination

Fertiliser or Organics Used: Chemical and heaps of organic matter

When I Fertilise: When Fruiting, Yearly, Winter, Spring

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mathuranatha says... [1829 days 19hrs ago]
I am after to buy any rare and unusual varieties of bananas if anyone has suckers to spare or knows where I can buy some . Not the main commercial varieties - something different and unique . I live near Murwillumbah . Thanks Mat mathuranathadas108@gmail.com

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Kang Kung (large Leaf) (Cutting) 9/10

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Update: 544 days 7hrs

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Kang Kung( Ipomoea aquatica), often called the "swamp cabbage" or "water spinach" is a leafy vegetable closely related to the sweet potato. It is one of the easiest leafy vegetables to grow with little or no inputs, with high nutritional value, and has high tolerance against dry spells or wet weather. I grow mine in water.

Nutritional value

kang kong per 100 g

30 kcal
2.7 g protein
60 mg calcium
2.5 mg iron
2.9 mg vitamin A
45 mg vitamin C

(Source: Kasetsart University)

Height 0.5 metres

Growing: In a Pot

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Pollination: Self Pollination

Fertiliser or Organics Used: Hydroponic fertilizers all year round

Organic Status:Partially Organic


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dwarf coconut-unknown var (Seedling) 7/10

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Update: 544 days 7hrs

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I know  I'm having myself on with these dwaft coconuts but the foliage is nice and besides, I like palms anyway. They got through last winter easily and have doubled in growth over the last year. I'm not expecting them to fruit anytime soon but they're a good show off to my visitors. At the moment they're in 25lit bonzai bags,and will have to be potted up into something bigger next year if the growth keeps happening.

Planted: 2010

Height 1 metres

Growing: In a Pot

Qty: 3

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Pollination: Self Pollination

When I Fertilise: Winter and Spring

Pest Control:

 


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Cherimoya - White 9/10

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Update: 544 days 7hrs

Planted: 2010


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Jerusalum artichoke 7/10

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Update: 1978 days 23hrs

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A hardy, tall, herbaceous perennial that grows up to 3 m high with a yellow flower like a sunflower. It will grow in any soil but prefers light, sandy soil of good fertility

The tubers, which resemble ginger root, have a consistency much like potatoes, and in their raw form have a similar taste to potatoes except they are crunchier and sweeter with a slightly nutty taste.The tubers, which resemble ginger root, have a consistency much like potatoes, and in their raw form have a similar taste to potatoes except they are crunchier and sweeter with a slightly nutty taste.

 

No photo. Still under ground.

Growing: In the Ground

Pollination: Self Pollination

Pest Control:

nil


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Wampee 8/10

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Update: 1978 days 23hrs

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The Wampi/Wampee is an attractive, evergreen, slender tree and has been described as the finest fruit of Siam (Thailand). It is also a highly valued backyard tree in southern China and southeast Asia. It is classed as a subtropical / tropical fruit, but is relatively hardy and can withstand light frosts. 
 
This tree is a relative of the citrus family, thus its ability to grow in coastal Australia as far south as Melbourne and inland where the frosts are not too severe.
  
The fruits are highly aromatic and can be sweet to tangy to almost sour depending on the variety and ripeness. Straight from the tree, Wampee are very refreshing, thirst quenching and cleansing to the palate. They grow in clusters from a few up to eighty in one bunch. 
 
The fruits turn yellow when ripe and have a thin, sometimes brittle skin, somewhat like paper. They generally have only 1-2 seeds in each fruit and are best left to ripen on the tree for as long as possible. They are a very attractive looking tree that can grow up to 8 meters with, beautiful dark green ruffled compound leaves. They have a dense growth habit making them an ideal shade tree.
 Wampee should be treated very much like any of the other citrus trees in regard to cultivation. A sunny, well drained site with plenty of water and organic matter should see these trees thrive. 
 
It is a spectacular landscape plant!!! 
 
The crop is borne solely on the tips of branches, so the less pruning the better. Very few problems have been observed with pest and diseases other than occasional infestations of aphids.  
Mature trees can produce up to 50kg of fruit each year. Like its close relative the citrus it is full of vitamin C, approximately 28mg per 100g. This fruit can be used for making jams, jellies, pies, and drinks but best eaten fresh, straight from the tree. If you want them to keep a bit longer you can try leaving the stalks on them.
 
 
 

 

Qty: 2

Pollination: Self Pollination

Pest Control:

nil


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Grumichama - Orange

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Update: 1978 days 23hrs

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Small dark red, almost black colored berry with soft, juicy pulp tasting like a cherry. Flavor is quite good, fruits are usually 1/2-3/4" wide.

Description: Medium sized tree or bush to as high as 30ft, but often much lower. Can be grown as a bush.

Hardiness: Trees are subtropical or tropical and can survive to 26F. Also seems to grow fairly well in warm tropical climates.

Growing Environment: Generally a slow grower, the grumichama likes year-round water and care should be taken to avoid periods of drought. Can be grown in sun or in shade.

Propagation: By seeds, which can take up to 4 years to begin bearing.

Uses: Eaten fresh. Also used to make desserts.

Native Range: Native to coastal areas of Southern Brazil. The grumichama is cultivated in parts of South America.

Qty: 1

Pollination: Self Pollination


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Goldfinger (banana) (Cutting) 8/10

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Update: 1978 days 23hrs

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The Goldfinger takes longer than other banana varieties to mature, but is more resistant to cold, wind and pestilence. It grow to 4mThe Goldfinger banana is a banana culitvar developed in Honduras for pest resistence and vield.

Height 1 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Water Given in: Autumn, Winter, Spring

Pollination: Self Pollination

Fertiliser or Organics Used: organic and chemical

When I Fertilise: When Fruiting, Yearly, Winter, Spring

Organic Status:Partially Organic


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Kwai Muk (Seedling) 7/10

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Artocarpus hypargyreus

The Kwai Muk is native to China. It is a slow-growing, slender tree that can be grown as an ornamental specimen plant due to its erect growing habit and attractive long slender leaves.

The round fruits have a velvety, brownish, thin, tender skin.The fruit is best when harvested from the tree completely ripe. When mature the pulp is orange-red to red, soft, acid to subacid and of an excellent flavour. The fruit can be seedless or may contain 1 to 7 small pale seeds. The pulp is delicious eaten raw or can be preserved or sundried. Self pollinating, Ripening from February to April.

Planted: 2009

Height 2 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 2

First Fruited: 4 Years from Seed

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Water Given in: Autumn and Winter

Pollination: Self Pollination

Fertiliser or Organics Used: chemical and organic mulches

When I Fertilise: When Fruiting, Yearly, Winter, Spring

Organic Status:Partially Organic

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Rajapuri (banana) (Cutting) 8/10

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RAJA PURI If you only want one variety of banana, get this one. It is the strongest, and easiest to fruit. This native of India rarely exceeds3m in height. The tough trunks are wind and disease resistant. Hands of bananas are large, 15 to 20 kilos, and each fruit is 5-6 inches. The flavor is excellent. Its dwarf size make it an excellent container plant for colder climates.

Height 1 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Water Given in: Autumn, Winter, Spring

Pollination: Self Pollination

Fertiliser or Organics Used: chemical and lots of organic matter

When I Fertilise: When Fruiting, Yearly, Winter, Spring


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Olive Herb (Cutting) 6/10

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Santolina rosmarinifolia:  Native to Mediterranean Europe, a dought hardy flowering perannial that grows to half a metre high. If you  brush your hands through the foliage, it emits this intense strong smell of pure olive oil.

Planted: 2011

Height 150 Centimetres

Growing: In a Pot

Qty: 2

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pollination: No

Organic Status:Partially Organic

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Kathy2 says... [2121 days 14hrs ago]
Oh John I was SO going to get one of these the other day and Bunnings didn't have any more! GRRR! Can I beg for a cutting when yours is big enough? Pretty pretty please?? With sugar on top? :O)

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Berry - Elderberry 6/10

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Update after 727 days: Man, these are very fast growers.  Obtained a large cutting from a job I was doing. In a matter of weeks it's got a full head of leaves and is throwing out heaps of suckers. Don't know if they are worth the space yet.

Apparently the flowers make a nice elderberry wine. There's plenty to give it a try.

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

Planted: 2009

Height 2.5 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 10

Fruit Harvest: 1 kilograms per Year

First Fruited: 1 Years after I planted Cutting

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Water Given in: Summer

Pollination: Self Pollination

When I Fertilise: Never


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Peanut Butter Tree (Seedling) 6/10

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New arrival this year

Planted: 2010

Height 1 metres

Growing: In the Ground

First Fruited: 1 Years from purchase in pot

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Water Given in: Autumn

Pollination: Self Pollination

When I Fertilise: When Fruiting and Yearly

Organic Status:Organic


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Soursop ( Graviola ) (Seedling) 5/10

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Don't know much about these trees. Hey. if it's tropical and produces fruit, I'm in.

Planted: 2009

Height 0.8 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pollination: Self Pollination

When I Fertilise: Never


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Diana says... [2923 days 14hrs ago]
This is my favourite fruit. It tastes like a more delicate version of custard apple, with hints of banana, pineapple and passionfruit, creamy and a little bit grainy, with no acid. I went to PNG a couple of times as a kid/teenager, and first ate it there (and was hooked). Occasionally you see tinned juice in Chinatown supermarkets, but the fresh fruit is hard to come by in Australia. I am trying to grow one in Brisbane too. So far so good (it loses its leaves in winter but grows in summer). The mature trees are pretty too. Diana.
JohnMc1 says... [2835 days 11hrs ago]
I'm thinking I might pot this one back up. I know they grow quite large but I should be able to manage it OK. The most important thing is, It's going into a large polytunnel house that I'm constructing. That way it will grow a lot faster and go off it's head if it so desires.
au0rey says... [2553 days 8hrs ago]
They are huge trees which my grandma used to grow on her plantation when i was a kid back in Singapore. :)

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persimmon (Grafted) 5/10

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Update: 2317 days 7hrs

Comments: -

 

Planted: 2009

Height 0.8 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

First Fruited: 1 Years from purchase in pot

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Water Given in: Autumn and Spring

Pollination: Self Pollination

When I Fertilise: Yearly, Winter, Spring

Question:

 


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Lemonade Tree (Grafted) 7/10

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Update: 2317 days 8hrs

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There is no sourness in this fruit at all. It is absolutely beautifully sweet. A bonus for this tree is that it is always in fruit.

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

Planted: 2007

Height 1 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

First Fruited: 4 Years from purchase in pot

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Water Given in: Autumn

Pollination: Self Pollination

When I Fertilise: Yearly, Winter, Spring

Organic Status:Organic

Question:

nearly lost it. Comming back with a vengence.


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Brazilian Cherry (Seedling) 7/10

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Update: 2317 days 8hrs

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Fruit has a very strong turpentine taste. I can't have too many at one time but they are a nice addition to the orchid.

Fruiting Months February, March, April, May

Planted: 2009

Height 2 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

First Fruited: 1 Years from purchase in pot

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Water Given in: Winter and Spring

Pollination: Self Pollination

When I Fertilise: When Fruiting, Winter, Spring

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Mango - Bowen Seedling (Seedling)

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Update: 2317 days 8hrs

Height 1 metres

Qty: 2

Pollination: Self Pollination


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Black Sapote (Seedling) 8/10

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Update: 2317 days 8hrs

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Beautiful large glossy leaves, you'd get away with this tree in the garden masquerading as an ormamental untill it starts to overtake everything.

Planted: 2009

Height 2.2 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 3

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Water Given in: Winter

Pollination: Self Pollination

When I Fertilise: Yearly, Winter, Spring

Organic Status:Organic


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chocolate vine 5/10

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Update: 2317 days 8hrs

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I was very lucky to find this vine at a local nursery. They didn't know they even had it. It has these long throws of chocolate coloured, vanilla scented flowers followed by fat sausage shaped edible sweet fruits. The plant name is Akebia Quinata. Can't wait for it to set fruit. And the bonus is, it's a perennial.

Planted: 2009

Height 1 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 3

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Water Given in: Autumn, Winter, Spring

Pollination: Cross Pollination

Cross Pollinator Variety: not sure if any

When I Fertilise: When Fruiting, Yearly, Spring

Organic Status:Organic


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phil@tyalgum says... [2572 days 9hrs ago]
Any fruit yet John? I've seen it advertised on eBay a few times and wondered if it was worth getting. Great "My Edibles" site, thanks for all the details. Your garden is an inspiration. Phil.
Kathy2 says... [2491 days 13hrs ago]
Heya John, Have you tried growing it from seed or cuttings? Kath
JohnMc1 says... [2490 days 6hrs ago]
Yes, I bought some seed from the guy on E-Bay with no luck whatsoever. Haven't tried cuttings, are you chasing one?
Kathy2 says... [2489 days 14hrs ago]
I wasn't until I read about yours! Sounds like fun!!! :O)
Cassowaryhill says... [1912 days 17hrs ago]
Hi Jon, what nursery did you buy it from? I know its been long but was just wondering. The fruit do indeed look fun...

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Citron - Buddhas Hand 6/10

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Update: 2319 days 9hrs

Planted: 2009

Height 1.2 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Pollination: Self Pollination


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paw paw (Seedling) 10/10

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Update: 2319 days 10hrs

Planted: 2009

Height 3.5 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 2

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Water Given in: Winter and Spring

Pollination: Self Pollination

When I Fertilise: When Fruiting and Yearly

Organic Status:Organic

Question:

 


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louquart 8/10

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Update: 2319 days 10hrs

Comments: -

This tree has taken a while to fruit. This is the first year, yay.  And it's packed.

Fruiting Months September and October

Planted: 2005

Height 1.5 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

First Fruited: 4 Years from purchase in pot

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Water Given in: Autumn and Winter

Pollination: Self Pollination

Fertiliser or Organics Used: horse/fowl-citrus fert

When I Fertilise: When Fruiting, Yearly, Winter, Spring

Organic Status:Partially Organic


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Mandarin - Emperor 10/10

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Update: 2319 days 10hrs

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great tasting, very sweet, loose peel.

Fruiting Months July and August

Planted: 1999

Height 2.5 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 3

Fruit Harvest: 50 kilograms per Year

First Fruited: 3 Years from purchase in pot

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Water Given in: Autumn

Pollination: Self Pollination

Fertiliser or Organics Used: horse/chicken-citrus fert

When I Fertilise: Yearly, Winter, Spring

Pest Control:

lebaycid when neccessary for fruit fly.

Organic Status:Partially Organic


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Maqui Berry (Seedling) 5/10

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Update: 2555 days 15hrs

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Information from the web:

Macqui (Aristotelia chilensis [Mol.] Stuntz, Elaeocarpaceae) is a shrub or small tree native to Chile and Argentina in South America. The plant typically grows as an evergreen shrub that is 3-4 m tall. The leaves are ovate to lanceolate, 3-15 cm long, 1-5 cm wide, with a serrated leaf margin and are a glossy dark green color. The midvein and petiole are often reddish especially in young leaves. The plant is most commonly found in Andean foothills in fertile, slightly acidic, well-drained soils with good soil moisture. Macqui is an early colonizer after forest timber is harvested. Maqui is dioecious and therefore plants produce either staminate or pistillate flowers. The yellowish-green flowers are borne in terminal clusters and open in late spring or early summer. The flowers are insect pollinated. The small (5-6 mm) black fruit ripen in late summer to early fall. The fruit are pleasant to eat fresh or dried. Large quantities of fruit are wild harvested for fresh market sales.

The plant does not tolerate snow, but can tolerate occasional freezing spells of about - 5%uFFFD C

Relatively easy to cultivate

Planted: 2010

Height 1.5 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 3

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Pollination: No

Organic Status:Partially Organic

Question:

 


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Paltahead says... [2106 days 12hrs ago]
Hi I've eaten maqui jam in Chile and it is yummy! Hope you get lots of fruit!
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White Sapote - Reinecke Commercial 8/10

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Update: 2590 days 8hrs

Height 50 Centimetres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pollination: Self Pollination

Fertiliser or Organics Used: dynamic lifter, seasol

Organic Status:Partially Organic


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White Sapote - Ortega (Grafted) 8/10

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Update: 2590 days 8hrs

Height 50 Centimetres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Water Given in: Spring

Pollination: Self Pollination

Fertiliser or Organics Used: dynamic lifter, seasol

Organic Status:Partially Organic


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White Sapote - Lemon Gold (Grafted) 8/10

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Update: 2590 days 8hrs

Height 50 Centimetres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pollination: Self Pollination

Fertiliser or Organics Used: dynamic lifter, seasol

Organic Status:Partially Organic


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White Sapote - Hawaiian Supreme (Grafted) 8/10

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Update: 2590 days 8hrs

Height 50 Centimetres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pollination: Self Pollination

Fertiliser or Organics Used: dynamic lifter, seasol

When I Fertilise: Winter and Spring

Organic Status:Partially Organic


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Black Sapote - Maher (Grafted) 8/10

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Update: 2590 days 8hrs

Height 50 Centimetres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pollination: Self Pollination

Fertiliser or Organics Used: dynamic lifter, seasol

When I Fertilise: Winter and Spring

Organic Status:Partially Organic


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Black Sapote - Mossman (Grafted)

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Update: 2590 days 8hrs

Height 50 Centimetres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pollination: Self Pollination

Fertiliser or Organics Used: dynamic lifter, seasol

Organic Status:Partially Organic


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Wampee - Yeem Pay (Grafted) 8/10

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Update: 2590 days 8hrs

Height 50 Centimetres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pollination: Self Pollination

Fertiliser or Organics Used: dynamic lifter, seasol

When I Fertilise: Winter and Spring

Organic Status:Partially Organic


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Wampee - Guy Sam (Grafted) 8/10

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Update: 2590 days 8hrs

Height 50 Centimetres

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Spring

Pollination: Self Pollination

Fertiliser or Organics Used: dynamic lifter, seasol

When I Fertilise: Winter and Spring


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Longan - Biew Kiew (Grafted) 8/10

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Update: 2590 days 8hrs

Height 50 Centimetres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pollination: Self Pollination

Fertiliser or Organics Used: dynamic lifter, seasol

Organic Status:Partially Organic


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Fijian Longan (Seedling) 5/10

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Update: 2590 days 8hrs

Height 50 Centimetres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pollination: Self Pollination

Fertiliser or Organics Used: dynamic lifter, seasol

When I Fertilise: Winter and Spring


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Longan - Chompoo (Grafted) 8/10

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Update: 2590 days 8hrs

Height 50 Centimetres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pollination: Self Pollination

Fertiliser or Organics Used: dynamic lifter, seasol

When I Fertilise: Winter and Spring


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Longan - Haew (Grafted) 8/10

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Update: 2590 days 8hrs

Planted: 2010

Height 50 Centimetres

Growing: In a Pot

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pollination: Self Pollination

Fertiliser or Organics Used: Dynamic Lifter, seasol

When I Fertilise: Winter and Spring

Organic Status:Partially Organic


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Custard Apple - Seedling (Seedling) 5/10

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Update: 2595 days 8hrs

Height 2 metres

Qty: 1

Pollination: Self Pollination


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Cherimoya - White 9/10

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Update: 2790 days 6hrs

Planted: 2010

Height 400 metres

Qty: 1

Pollination: Self Pollination


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Pineapple - F180

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Update: 2790 days 6hrs

Comments: -

I have one and only one.  It's about 4 years old now. Just put it in the ground at the end of last summer.  It's quite a good size now, shouldn't be too long now before I get a fruit stalk happening.

Pollination: Self Pollination


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Babaco Cutting (Seedling) 8/10

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Update: 2796 days 4hrs

Comments: -

Two beauties are still in the hothouse, complete with slow combustion fireplace that keeps them nice and warm overnight. Minimum 22deg C not that it is needed. I've heard of them surviving snow and comming back as strong as ever.

Another two are in Hydroponics (experimental) and three are in the ground.

Height 0.8 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 7

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Pollination: Self Pollination

Question:

 


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Passionfruit - Select Black

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Update: 2796 days 4hrs

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Nellie Kelly var

It's taking a while to get this one settled in but this year I'm expecting a bumber crop.

Planted: 2006

Qty: 1

Pollination: Self Pollination


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pecan (Grafted) 4/10

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Update: 2796 days 4hrs

Height 1.2 metres

Qty: 2

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pollination: Self Pollination


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thornless blackberry (Cutting) 4/10

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Update: 2796 days 4hrs

Planted: 2009

Height 0.2 metres

Qty: 1

Pollination: Cross Pollination

Question:

 


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Panama Berry 6/10

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Update: 2796 days 4hrs

Height 2 metres

Qty: 2

Water Given in: Spring

Pollination: Cross Pollination


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Longan - Kohala Seedling 5/10

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Update: 2796 days 4hrs

Planted: 2008

Height 1 metres

Qty: 1

Pollination: Self Pollination

Question:

very slow


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Pepino - Kendall Gold 8/10

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Update: 2796 days 4hrs

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these are a great all round easy to grow perennial.  They are so vigorous I've got to cut my bush in half and discard half of it every year. The fruit are beautifully sweet not too dissimilar to rockmelon. I have to put the fruit into panty hose to protect them from pests, of which they have many.

Fruiting Months January, February, December

Planted: 2004

Height 0.3 metres

Qty: 20

Fruit Harvest: 3 kilograms per Year

First Fruited: 1 Years from purchase in pot

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Water Given in: Autumn, Winter, Spring

Spring

Pollination: Self Pollination

Fertiliser or Organics Used: horse-citrus fert

Organic Status:Organic


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banana - dwarf cavendish 10/10

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Update: 2797 days 6hrs

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incredible production from such a small banana tree, A little over 2m tall and producing very large bunches. Definately needs staking because of the ratio of fruit to tree.

Planted: 2010

Qty: 6

Pollination: Self Pollination


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Lachlan says... [2262 days 5hrs ago]
hey john do you know of anywhere i can purchase some of these im from brisbane !!!
mathuranatha says... [1906 days 19hrs ago]
well l want to get some also , If anyone knows where to get some in NthNSW or SE QLD

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Yacon - Apple of the Earth 10/10

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Update: 2797 days 6hrs

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very vigorous. Gotta keep the water up on the hotest days.  All the tips burnt off a couple of times but it bounces back very well.

Height 1.8 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 5

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pollination: Self Pollination


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Asparagus - Mary Washington (Seedling) 10/10

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Update: 2797 days 6hrs

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I bought these as two year old plants. I resisted the tempation to harvest them this year, so next year they will be in full form. 25 plants in total. I'll be picking them at four years of age.

Height 1.5 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 25

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Pollination: Self Pollination


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au0rey says... [2553 days 8hrs ago]
cool!!!

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NARANJILLA (Seedling) 10/10

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Update: 2797 days 6hrs

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first year in ground. Very fast grower and fruiting already. Look at the size of these plants.  They've beared the high 30's degree C quite well. I'm talking 35 to 37 deg for days on end. This var hasn't got as many spikes or should I say, the spikes are no where near as large as the other Naranjlla I obtained from another source.

Planted: 2009

Height 1 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 2

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Pollination: Self Pollination


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Chocolate tree

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Update: 2797 days 6hrs

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Theobroma cacao Bought the seeds off Ebay. All ten germinated. I'm nowhere near the equator so they are going to have to live under cover for it's entire life. I've got about 8 too many

Pollination: Self Pollination


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Pitaya - Yellow Dragon Fruit (Cutting)

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Update: 2797 days 6hrs

Height 0.5 metres

Qty: 2

Pollination: Self Pollination

Organic Status:Partially Organic


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Murraya koenigii (Seedling) 5/10

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Update: 2797 days 6hrs

Comments: -

 

Planted: 2009

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Low Sun

Pollination: Self Pollination


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Carambola - Kary Seedling 5/10

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Update: 2797 days 6hrs

Comments: -

Not sure if I've selected the right variety. No label. It's now fruiting, hope it's a sweet var.

Height 2.2 metres

Qty: 2

First Fruited: 1 Years from purchase in pot

Water Given in: Spring

Pollination: Self Pollination

Question:

 


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Banana - Red Dacca 5/10

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Update: 2797 days 7hrs

Comments: -

 

Planted: 2009

Height 0.8 metres

Qty: 2

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pollination: Cross Pollination

Question:

 


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mathuranatha says... [1830 days 16hrs ago]
I cant for the life of me work out this web site . Is John Mc,s Edible Fruits a plant nusery and where is it located or contact number??--mat-- 0266795916 or mathuranathadas108@gmail.com

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jackfruit (Seedling)

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Update: 2797 days 7hrs

Height 0.5 metres

Qty: 1

Water Given in: Spring

Pollination: Self Pollination


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White Sapote - Seedling 5/10

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Update: 2797 days 7hrs

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first year

Planted: 2009

Pollination: Self Pollination


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JohnMc1 says... [1145 days 6hrs ago]
Finally all male flowers appeared 2014, plenty of pollen it'll make a good pollinator at least.

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Miracle Fruit 6/10

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Update: 2797 days 7hrs

Comments: -

Not much to tell at this point. I have three in hydroponics and three in pots.  Apparently they are very slow growers and conflicting evidence about cold tolerance. I'm keeping them warm to be safe.

Height 1 metres

Growing: In a Pot

Qty: 6

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Water Given in: Winter and Spring

Pollination: Self Pollination

Fertiliser or Organics Used: hydroponic home made mix for all plants

When I Fertilise: Yearly, Winter, Spring

Organic Status:Organic


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Mushroom Plant

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Update: 2940 days 8hrs

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Really tasts like mushrooms.  You wouldn't believe it unless you tried it for yourself. It's a perenial thing, just keeps on growing on. It bared my mild winter OK. I don't think It would take the cold real well though.

Pollination: Self Pollination


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Goji Berry

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Update: 2940 days 9hrs

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One of these plants bore two fruits in it's first year from seed. I have approx 10 in the ground. The rabbits love them. I also have several in my NFT Hydroponics setup. It was the latter that fruited in the first year from seed.

Planted: 2008

Height 1.2 metres

Qty: 10

First Fruited: 1 Years from Seed

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Pollination: Self Pollination


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Bay Tree

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Update: 2940 days 9hrs

Comments: -

Huge tree now. Needs absolutely no attention.

Pollination: Self Pollination


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Passionfruit - Panama Red Pandora

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Update: 2940 days 9hrs

Comments: -

Definately doesn't like the cooler weather.  Picking up fine now, might even fruit this year if I'm lucky.

Qty: 2

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Pollination: Self Pollination


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Mulberry - White Shahtoot 10/10

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Update: 2940 days 9hrs

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nice tree, abundant fruit. I had to relocate this tree last winter. For a large tree it took the move extremely well.

 

I've just added a second photo to show how much growth that has occured

Fruiting Months January and February

Planted: 1999

Height 3 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Fruit Harvest: 5 kilograms per Year

First Fruited: 3 Years from purchase in pot

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Water Given in: Autumn

Pollination: Self Pollination

Fertiliser or Organics Used: fowl-citrus fert

When I Fertilise: When Fruiting, Yearly, Winter, Spring

Organic Status:Partially Organic


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carob Clifford 10/10

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Update: 2940 days 9hrs

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Ahhh. My most sort after wish.  Hopefully there will be enough to go around this season.

Ahhh. One arrived today 3 Sept 09. 

Planted: 2009

Height 0.3 metres

Qty: 1

Water Given in: Spring

Pollination: Self Pollination


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strawberry guava 9/10

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Update: 2954 days 4hrs

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looks after itself totally. good bearer seeds very hard.

Height 1.5 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Fruit Harvest: 0.5 kilograms per Year

First Fruited: 1 Years after I planted Cutting

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Water Given in: Autumn

Pollination: Self Pollination

Fertiliser or Organics Used: citrus fert

When I Fertilise: When Fruiting

Organic Status:Organic


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mandarin silver hill 10/10

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Update: 2954 days 5hrs

Comments: -

This tree is an excellent sweet tasting very early fruiterer

Fruiting Months April

Planted: 1999

Height 2.5 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 2

Fruit Harvest: 20 kilograms per Year

First Fruited: 3 Years from purchase in pot

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Water Given in: Autumn

Pollination: Self Pollination

Fertiliser or Organics Used: horse/fowl/citrus fert

When I Fertilise: When Fruiting, Yearly, Winter, Spring

Pest Control:

if needed- lebacid for fruit fly

Organic Status:Pesticides Used


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Macadamia

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Update: 2954 days 5hrs

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Not sure what var. I found this advanced  tree in an old abandoned farmhouse and moved it  mid August.  So far so good, still holding on.

Pollination: Self Pollination


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tumeric (Cutting)

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Update: 2961 days 6hrs

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A perennial plant of the ginger family, native to India and parts of Asia. Propagated in spring from thick knobbly roots, called rhizomes, which have thick, side-shoots called %u2018fingers%u2019. Leaf stalks rise to 1 metre or more high. Leaves are lanceshaped. Floral spikes 20cm long, with thick clusters of palegreen pockets with creamy/yellow foxglove-like flowers peeping out of each pocket, and a mild spicy aroma

 

No photos, still underground.

Planted: 2009

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 2

Pollination: Self Pollination

Pest Control:

nil

Organic Status:Organic


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au0rey says... [2553 days 8hrs ago]
Wow please show me photos when it comes up. I would like to try growing tumeric too. Where in Oz are you?

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Native Tamarind (Seedling) 7/10

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Update: 2961 days 6hrs

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Nice looking large tropical  leaves. This one is one of those "surprise me" trees. I don't know much about them, I can only be surprised by them as they grow on.

Two very large transplanted trees looking good after two weeks and two planted out from recent purchase.

Height 2.5 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 4

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pollination: Self Pollination


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Grumichama - black 8/10

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Update: 2971 days 4hrs

Comments: -

Brand new arrival today 3 Sept 09.

Planted: 2009

Height 20 Centimetres

Qty: 1

Pollination: Self Pollination


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Raspberry - Heritage 8/10

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Update: 2971 days 5hrs

Comments: -

New one arived today, 3 Sept 09

Planted: 2009

Height 0.4 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Pollination: Self Pollination


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Avacado-sharwill 5/10

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Update: 2978 days 4hrs

Comments: -

fairly new tree-again. I'm determined to get it right. This time it's in the most free draining soil on the planet. I practically have to water it daily but I try and hold off and only water it 2 3 times a week.

Planted: 2009

Height 0.5 metres

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Organic Status:Organic


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Monstera 8/10

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Update: 2978 days 4hrs

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you know when the fruit are ready, you can smell the very sweet scent comming from under the vines.

Another fruit you can grow and not do anything to it or for it.

Fruiting Months June and July

Planted: 1999

Height 1 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Fruit Harvest: 2 kilograms per Year

First Fruited: 1 Years after I planted Cutting

Sun/Shade: Low Sun

Water Given in: Summer

Pollination: Self Pollination

When I Fertilise: Never

Organic Status:Partially Organic


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Loquat - Seedling

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Update: 2978 days 4hrs


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raphis palm

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Update: 2978 days 5hrs

Pollination: Self Pollination


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Bambusa vulgaris Vittata

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Update: 2978 days 5hrs

Pollination: Self Pollination


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Paulownia

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Update: 2978 days 5hrs

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These are the fastest trees I've ever grown. Actually, these are the growth from the stumps of the two I cut down a couple of years ago.

Pollination: Self Pollination


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Davidson\'s Plumb (Native) (Seedling) 10/10

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Update: 2978 days 5hrs

Comments: -

Another advanced tree I transplanted mid August. Hasn't looked back.

Planted: 2009

Height 3 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pollination: Self Pollination

Pest Control:

 


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sage - Pineapple 10/10

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Update: 2978 days 6hrs

Comments: -

Just keeps comming back

Pollination: Self Pollination

Pest Control:

nil

Organic Status:Organic


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Aloe Vera

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Update: 2978 days 6hrs

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Zero maintenence here. A few weeds here and there. This is Aloe Vera Barbedensis, the burn plant. I also juice the leaves from time to time.

Pollination: Self Pollination


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Orange - Valencia (Grafted) 6/10

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Update: 2978 days 6hrs

Planted: 2002

Height 2 metres

Qty: 2

Fruit Harvest: 4 kilograms per Year

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Water Given in: Autumn

Pollination: Self Pollination

Question:

 


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Pitaya - Red Dragon Fruit (Cutting)

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Update: 2978 days 6hrs

Comments: -

Not sure which one.

Qty: 2

Pollination: Self Pollination


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Mandarin - Hickson 10/10

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Update: 2978 days 6hrs

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nice very large juicy fruit.

Fruiting Months September and October

Planted: 1999

Height 2.5 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Fruit Harvest: 20 kilograms per Year

First Fruited: 3 Years from purchase in pot

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Water Given in: Autumn

Pollination: Self Pollination

Fertiliser or Organics Used: horse/chicken-citrus fert

When I Fertilise: Yearly, Winter, Spring

Pest Control:

 

Organic Status:Partially Organic


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Cape Gooseberry (Seedling) 10/10

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Update: 2987 days 3hrs

Comments: -

Good cropper this one. Sharp tase. Nice to have. Always self seeding.

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

Planted: 2002

Height 1.5 metres

Qty: 10

Fruit Harvest: 1 kilograms per Year

First Fruited: 1 Years from purchase in pot

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pollination: Self Pollination

Fertiliser or Organics Used: citrus

When I Fertilise: When Fruiting and Yearly

Organic Status:Partially Organic


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Lemon Grass (Cutting)

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Update: 2987 days 3hrs

Height 0.2 metres

Qty: 10

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pollination: Self Pollination

Pest Control:

nil


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Blueberry ash 5/10

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Update: 2987 days 3hrs

Height 0.4 metres

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pollination: Self Pollination

Question:

These berries are suppose to be edible. have you tried them? Yuk very bitter. Could have spend my hard earned $ on something a little more palatable me thinks.


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Walnut - Black (Grafted) 4/10

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Update: 2987 days 4hrs

Height 1.4 metres

Qty: 2

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pollination: Self Pollination

Pest Control:

nil


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luma paniculata (Cutting)

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Update: 2987 days 4hrs

Comments: -

these are apparently used as hedges. They take to pruning and shaping very well. They have a nice cinnamon  coloured two tone  bark with lovely sweet edible berries. I have three small plants doing well.  They appear to be a very hardy plant.

Height 0.1 metres

Qty: 3

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pollination: Self Pollination

Pest Control:

nil

Question:

 


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Blueberry - Nellie Kelly 8/10

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Update: 2987 days 4hrs

Planted: 2008

Height 0.2 metres

Qty: 2

Water Given in: Spring

Pollination: Self Pollination

Question:

The best and only luck I've had with blueberries.  I've got them both in my hydroponic setup and flowering and fruiting profusely. This variety is a prostrate variety and doing very well thank you very much.


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lemon 5/10

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Update: 2987 days 4hrs

Planted: 2007

Height 1.8 metres

Qty: 1

Fruit Harvest: 2 kilograms per Year

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Water Given in: Autumn

Pest Control:

nil

Question:

grown into a standard arrangement.


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Banana - Cavendish (Cutting) 5/10

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Update: 2987 days 4hrs

Height 1 metres

Qty: 1

Question:

 


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Blackberry - Thornless Chester

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Update: 2987 days 4hrs


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jabiticaba (Seedling) 5/10

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Update: 2987 days 4hrs

Planted: 2008

Height 1.2 metres

Qty: 1

Question:

very slow


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Lychee - Wai Chee (Grafted) 7/10

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Update: 2987 days 4hrs

Height 0.5 metres

Qty: 2


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green sapote

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Update: 2987 days 4hrs

Comments: -

first year

Qty: 2

Water Given in: Spring


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Ice Cream Bean 5/10

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Update: 2988 days 6hrs

Comments: -

 Newly planted trees,

I've seen a couple of nice specimens only a couple of K's from my place so I thought I'd give them a try.

Fruiting Months March, April, May

Planted: 2009

Height 1 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 2

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pollination: Self Pollination

Fertiliser or Organics Used: not yet

When I Fertilise: Yearly and Spring

Organic Status:Organic


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Tamarillo - Red (Seedling) 9/10

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Update: 2989 days 4hrs

Comments: -

This tree is value for money.  I've grown a couple over the years and neve failed. My current one is very tall but producing copious amounts of fruit each year.  I've got some yellow seedlings ready to go out soon, can't wait to trry them also. Apparently the yellow ones have less acid, making them taste sweeter.

Fruiting Months February and March

Planted: 2005

Height 3 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Fruit Harvest: 5 kilograms per Year

First Fruited: 2 Years from purchase in pot

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Water Given in: Autumn and Winter

Pollination: Self Pollination

Fertiliser or Organics Used: fowl-citrus fert

Organic Status:Organic


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avacado bacon 10/10

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Update: 2989 days 5hrs

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I've only had this tree for about 12 months.  It was looking sort of sick. I put it down to maybe root rot, so I took the opportunity to convert it into hydroponics. Low and behold, it's picked up and got all it's leaves back and is powering on at a very fast rate. Very impressed with the re covery. I feed this plant daily with a home made hydroponic solution. The media that the plant sits in is called fly ash, a very well free draining light weight Ph neutral rock, not too dissimmilar to scoria in a way.

Planted: 2008

Height 1 metres

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Pollination: Self Pollination

Fertiliser or Organics Used: hydroponic- home made

When I Fertilise: When Fruiting, Yearly, Winter, Spring

Organic Status:Organic


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Mulberry - Black English 6/10

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Update: 2989 days 5hrs

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This is a very old tree I inherited with the purchase of the property 15 years ago.  The original tree is no longer there but a side shoot which is now an old tree.  It's got this beautiful long weeping style about it.  The fruit is not as good as others I've tried.  It might not be the variety I chose in the headding either.

Fruiting Months March

Height 3 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Fruit Harvest: 5 kilograms per Year

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Water Given in: Summer

After Fruiting

Pollination: Self Pollination

When I Fertilise: Never

Organic Status:Organic


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apple tripple grafted 7/10

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Update: 2989 days 5hrs

Comments: -

you've gotta watch the grafts on this one. They grow with differring vigour.   I keep the more vigorous grafts in check with more vigorous pruning.

Fruiting Months January and February

Planted: 1999

Height 2.5 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Fruit Harvest: 2 kilograms per Year

First Fruited: 3 Years from purchase in pot

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Water Given in: Summer

Pollination: Self Pollination

Fertiliser or Organics Used: citrus fert

When I Fertilise: When Fruiting

Organic Status:Partially Organic


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Fig Black Genoa 10/10

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Update: 2989 days 5hrs

Comments: -

beautiful sweet tasting fruits.

Height 1.5 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Fruit Harvest: 1 kilograms per Year

First Fruited: 2 Years from purchase in pot

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Water Given in: Autumn and Winter

Spring

Pollination: Self Pollination

Fertiliser or Organics Used: lime-horse-fowl-citrus fert

When I Fertilise: When Fruiting, Yearly, Winter, Spring

Organic Status:Partially Organic


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Prickly pear - Opuntia ficus indica yellow 3/10

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Update: 2989 days 5hrs

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this plant needs lots and lots of sun to produce any fruit at all. I got one fruit off it many years ago because I don't have a sunny enough spot to grow it. The cactussy segments look normal enough but never any fruit.

Planted: 1999

Height 2.5 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Water Given in: Summer

Pollination: Self Pollination

When I Fertilise: Never

Organic Status:Organic


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Banana - Lady Finger 9/10

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Update: 2989 days 5hrs

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bunches are reasonable size for this location. They also take care of themselves. Very little maintenance other than keeping them clean of dead leaves.

Fruiting Months January and February

Planted: 1999

Height 5 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Fruit Harvest: 30 kilograms per Year

First Fruited: 2 Years after I planted Cutting

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Water Given in: Summer

Pollination: Self Pollination

When I Fertilise: Never

Organic Status:Organic


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Guava Hawaiian - Pink Supreme (C) 10/10

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Update: 2989 days 5hrs

Comments: -

excellent bearer sweet fruit

Fruiting Months May

Planted: 2006

Height 2 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Fruit Harvest: 2 kilograms per Year

First Fruited: 2 Years after I planted Cutting

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Water Given in: Autumn and Winter

Pollination: Self Pollination

Fertiliser or Organics Used: citrus fert

When I Fertilise: When Fruiting, Yearly, Winter, Spring

Pest Control:

 

Organic Status:Pesticides Used

Question:

 


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Fejoa -Duffy 10/10

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Update: 2989 days 5hrs

Comments: -

nice large sweet fruits

Planted: 1999

Height 3 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 3

Fruit Harvest: 2 kilograms per Year

First Fruited: 3 Years from purchase in pot

Sun/Shade: Low Sun

Water Given in: Summer

Pollination: Self Pollination

Fertiliser or Organics Used: citrus fert

When I Fertilise: When Fruiting and Yearly

Pest Control:

lebaycid

Organic Status:Pesticides Used


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mandarin thorny 10/10

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Update: 2989 days 6hrs

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grows to a very large tree if left unattended. Mid season fruit and skin is tight. Nice sweet flavour.

Fruiting Months August

Planted: 1999

Height 3 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Fruit Harvest: 20 kilograms per Year

First Fruited: 3 Years from purchase in pot

Sun/Shade: Low Sun

Water Given in: Summer

Pollination: Self Pollination

Fertiliser or Organics Used: citrus fert

When I Fertilise: When Fruiting and Yearly

Pest Control:

 

Organic Status:Partially Organic


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Nashi Pear - China

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Update: 2989 days 6hrs

Comments: -

new tree

Planted: 2009

Height 1.5 metres

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Spring

Pollination: Self Pollination

Fertiliser or Organics Used: horse/fowl/citrus fert

Pest Control:

 


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Apricot - Newcastle

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Update: 2989 days 6hrs

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Nice flavour early fruiter

Fruiting Months December

Height 2.5 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Fruit Harvest: 2 kilograms per Year

First Fruited: 3 Years from purchase in pot

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Water Given in: Autumn

Spring

Pollination: Self Pollination

Fertiliser or Organics Used: horse/chicken citrus fert

When I Fertilise: When Fruiting, Yearly, Spring

Pest Control:

lebacid

Organic Status:Pesticides Used


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Mandarin - Honey Murcott 10/10

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Update: 2989 days 6hrs

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beautiful tangy very late fruiting manda,

Fruiting Months October and November

Planted: 1999

Height 2.5 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Fruit Harvest: 20 kilograms per Year

First Fruited: 3 Years from purchase in pot

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Water Given in: Autumn

Pollination: Self Pollination

Fertiliser or Organics Used: horse/chicken-citrus fert

When I Fertilise: Yearly, Winter, Spring

Pest Control:

 

Organic Status:Partially Organic


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coffee 5/10

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Update: 2989 days 6hrs

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growing in a protected area, it's been very neglected over the past few years but still produces fruit. This is one of those forgotton trees.  I read once how difficult it was to make coffee grounds so I just let it go. I now have  renewed vigure in this tree and will get some TLC it rightly deserves.

Fruiting Months October and November

Planted: 2004

Height 2.5 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Fruit Harvest: 0.25 kilograms per Year

First Fruited: 2 Years from purchase in pot

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Water Given in: Summer

Pollination: Self Pollination

Fertiliser or Organics Used: chook/horse-rarely

Pest Control:

 

Organic Status:Organic

Question:

 


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TRIED BUT DIED

avacado- wurtz (Grafted) 1/10

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Update: 2987 days 3hrs

Comments: -

I think wet feet, then not enough water. I've lost probably 6 all up.  Not giving up till I succeed. Now growing a reed in very well drained sandy type loam, but watering each week well. Here's hoping. Fingers xxx'ed

Pollination: Self Pollination


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