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Steve1's Edible Backyard

Joined: 02/09/09 Updated: 16/03/10 Frost: High
Location: Talbot, VIC, AU

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Apricot - Moorpark (Grafted) 8/10

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Update: 3326 days 3hrs

Comments: -

Growing well, but late spring frosts have so far toasted every fruit. Am going to put a barrel of water under it this week...

Good news this year fruiting. Left the grass very long this year (over winter and spring) - which appears to have minimized the frost damage i normally get.

First harvest this year! Only about 4kg, but a start...

Fruiting Months January and February

Planted: 2006

Height 4 metres

Qty: 1

Fruit Harvest: 4 kilograms per Year

First Fruited: 4 Years from purchase in pot

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Pollination: No

Fertiliser or Organics Used: rotted manure, pea straw

Pest Control:

Netting for birds.

Organic Status:Organic

Question:

Has anyone seen a variety called Morocco? Jackie French talks about it and it would be much more suited to my climate than Moorepark!


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bunya bunya (Seedling) 5/10

Steve1's Edible Fruits
Update: 3409 days 21hrs

Planted: 2009

Height 40 Centimetres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Organic Status:Organic


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Apple - Granny Smith (Grafted) 6/10

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Update: 3487 days 0hrs

Comments: -

Old Granny Smith. Gnarled and has had a hard life.

Fruiting Months May

Height 4 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Summer

Pest Control:

None, but codling moth is a problem. I need some chooks...

Organic Status:Organic


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Plumcott - Spring Satin 7/10

Steve1's Edible Fruits
Update: 3502 days 1hrs

Comments: -

New this winter. Should be ok.

Planted: 2009

Height 90 Centimetres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Pollination: Cross Pollination

Cross Pollinator Variety: Mariposa

Organic Status:Organic


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Pecan - Riverside Seedling (Seedling) 7/10

Steve1's Edible Fruits
Update: 3502 days 1hrs

Comments: -

Seedling of unknown parentage. It's going to need some luck I think - but still being alive 1 yr in is a good start. (Stage 4 water restrictions) and summer days @ 45c in the shade...

Planted: 2008

Height 35 Centimetres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Pollination: No

Fertiliser or Organics Used: Rotted manure

When I Fertilise: Yearly

Organic Status:Organic


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Mulberry - Black English (Cutting) 8/10

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Update: 3502 days 2hrs

Comments: -

 About 3 yrs old, alive and starting to make progress. First few fruits summer 08. Tough as old boots and you can grow them near walnuts - one of the very few trees that will.

Fruiting Months January, February, December

Planted: 2006

Height 1 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

First Fruited: 2 Years from purchase in pot

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Summer and Winter

Pollination: Self Pollination

Fertiliser or Organics Used: rotted horse manure

When I Fertilise: Yearly

Pest Control:

 Gets a bit blotchy in late autumn winter - just before it drops it's leaves. No intervention.

Organic Status:Organic


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Plum - Green gage 8/10

Steve1's Edible Fruits
Update: 3502 days 2hrs

Comments: -

 New planting this year. I have a Prune and Green Gage in Preston. The Green Gage prefers some protection from very hot sun and wind or burnt fruit results. Also have planted this year a Coe's Late Red and a Purple Gage.

Planted: 2009

Height 0.75 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Pollination: Cross Pollination

Cross Pollinator Variety: Prune d\' Agen

Fertiliser or Organics Used: Rotted Horse Manure

When I Fertilise: Yearly

Organic Status:Organic


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Pear - Williams (Grafted) 7/10

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Update: 3502 days 2hrs

Comments: -

Beautiful autumn colors and lots of fruit!

Height 1 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Spring

Pollination: Cross Pollination

Cross Pollinator Variety: Beaure Bosc

Fertiliser or Organics Used: Manure

When I Fertilise: Yearly

Organic Status:Organic


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Olive - Manzanillo 7/10

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Update: 3502 days 2hrs

Comments: -

 Already planted when I moved in. Yet to fruit, but I'm hoping this year. Will be a solid hedge in the future...

Height 1.5 metres

Qty: 18

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Summer

Pollination: Self Pollination

Fertiliser or Organics Used: Mulch

Organic Status:Organic


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Chestnut - Emerald Gem (Grafted) 6/10

Steve1's Edible Fruits
Update: 3521 days 4hrs

Comments: -

Well mulched but static in growth. Could go either way.

Planted: 2008

Height 1 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Summer

Pollination: Cross Pollination

Cross Pollinator Variety: Seedling

Fertiliser or Organics Used: Manure

When I Fertilise: Yearly

Organic Status:Organic


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