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Mel1's Edible Backyard

Joined: 26/11/08 Updated: 11/08/09 Frost: None
Location: BOLWARRA HEIGHTS, NSW, AU

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Rasberry bushes - Will you be stocking the Autumn Bliss? Mine are going great, fantastic crop and tasty fruit. I'd love to get some of this variety for my mum...2993 days 14hrs

Fig - Brown Turkey (Grafted) 9/10

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Update: 2961 days 2hrs

Comments: -

Easy to grow and care for.  We got to eat our first fresh figs this year and what a treat that was!

Fruiting Months January, February, March, November, December

Planted: 2007

Height 3 metres

Qty: 1

Fruit Harvest: 3 kilograms per Year

First Fruited: 1 Years from purchase in pot

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pollination: No

Fertiliser or Organics Used: Dynamic lifter and compost

When I Fertilise: When Fruiting and Spring

Pest Control:

Used netting to keep of the birds

Organic Status:Organic


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Magnolia - Rustica Rubra

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Update: 2961 days 2hrs

Comments: -

Still young but very pretty flowers

Pollination: No

Pest Control:

None

Organic Status:Organic


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Chilli - Rocoto Tree 9/10

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Update: 2961 days 2hrs

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Beautiful plant.  Very easy to care for and the chillies are amazing.  Quite hot with a fantastic flavour.  Strongly suggest using gloves when harvesting and using them though. I made the mistake of rubbing my face only once!

Fruiting Months January, February, March, November, December

Planted: 2007

Height 1.5 metres

Qty: 1

Fruit Harvest: 3 kilograms per Year

First Fruited: 4 Months from Purchase in Pot

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pollination: No

Fertiliser or Organics Used: Dynamic lifter

When I Fertilise: Spring

Pest Control:

None

Organic Status:Organic


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Cherry of Rio Grande

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Update: 2961 days 2hrs

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This one is struggling but still growing.

Planted: 2007

Height 1 metres

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pollination: No

Pest Control:

None

Organic Status:Organic


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Berry - Youngberry 8/10

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Update: 2961 days 2hrs

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Lovely big berries, makes an excellent addition to jams

Fruiting Months January, November, December

Planted: 2007

Height 4 metres

Qty: 1

Fruit Harvest: 4 kilograms per Year

First Fruited: 4 Months from Purchase in Pot

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Autumn and Spring

Pruned By: 50% in Spring

Pollination: No

Fertiliser or Organics Used: dynamic lifter and compost

Pest Control:

none

Organic Status:Organic


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Raspberry - Heritage 9/10

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Update: 2961 days 2hrs

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Really easy to care for and good fruiting

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

Planted: 2007

Height 3 metres

Qty: 2

Fruit Harvest: 10 kilograms per Year

First Fruited: 3 Months from Purchase in Pot

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Autumn and Spring

Pruned By: 100% in Spring

Pollination: No

Fertiliser or Organics Used: Dynamic lifter and compost

Pest Control:

None

Organic Status:Organic


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Orange - Washington Navel (Grafted) 6/10

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Update: 2961 days 2hrs

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I've struggled with this but then found out the soil was holding too much water.  It was dug up and the soil area raised about a foot, then pruned the tree back.  Since then it's sprouted a lot of new growth, but it has set it back.

Planted: 2007

Height 1 metres

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pollination: No

Fertiliser or Organics Used: Dynamic lifter, compost and Yates Citrus food

When I Fertilise: When Fruiting

Pest Control:

White oil for small bugs.

Organic Status:Organic


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Grape - Pink Iona (Grafted) 6/10

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Update: 2961 days 2hrs

Planted: 2007

Height 2 metres

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pollination: No

Fertiliser or Organics Used: Dynamic lifter and compost

When I Fertilise: When Fruiting and Spring

Pest Control:

No sprays to date

Organic Status:Organic


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Book The Complete Book of Fruit Growing in Australia by Louis Glowinski

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Update: 2961 days 2hrs

Pollination: No


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Raspberry - Williamette 7/10

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Update: 2961 days 2hrs

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Easy to grow with little to no pests that I've found, though not as productive as the Autumn Bliss

Fruiting Months January, February, March

Planted: 2007

Height 3 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 2

Fruit Harvest: 4 kilograms per Year

First Fruited: 1 Years from purchase in pot

Water Given in: Autumn

Pruned By: 100% in Spring

Pollination: No

Fertiliser or Organics Used: General compost or a mix of dynamic lifter and chicken manure

When I Fertilise: When Fruiting and Spring

Pest Control:

I haven't had any pest problems at all so far but I don't use sprays as a rule.

Organic Status:Organic


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TRIED BUT DIED

Native Frangipani (Seedling) 4/10

Mel1's Edible Fruits
Update: 2961 days 2hrs

Comments: -

Didn't like the heat wave we had unfortunately.

Pollination: No


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