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TimBeck's Edible Backyard

Joined: 16/09/09 Updated: 01/10/10 Frost: Low
Location: Kalgoorlie, WA, AU

About My Edible Backyard


Why TimBeck Love's Edible Plants

Heavy soil, low winter rain , medium summer rains.  Desert so it get's very hot here in summer (we just had a week of 40 temperatures) but cold in winter.
Trying to only plant trees that are edible, except for the pool area which is going for the standard "tropical" scene.


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TimBeck Forum Contributions
Heratage apples trees in wa - Baah, excuse my poor spelling in the title :-(..2923 days 14hrs
Heratage apples trees in wa - I assume that the question has been asked before but is there anywhere in WA that you can buy heritage apple trees (or at least something uncommon.) Most of the nurseries that I have spoken to say that customs will not allow them across the border into..2923 days 14hrs

TimBeck's WISH LIST

Apple - Spartan 7/10

Why TimBeck wants it: -

Yet another apple to plant...







Dwarf Apple - Pink Lady 7/10









Dwarf Nectarine - Sunset Backyard Beauty 5/10

Why TimBeck wants it: -

Very nice looking plant that I could keep in some pots.







Peach - Flordagold

TimBeck's Edible Fruits
Update: 2578 days 14hrs

Comments: -

Actually a 3 way graft of Florida Gold, Florida Gem and another...cant remember

Fruiting Months November and December

Height 1 metres

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Pollination: No


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Tomato - Tigerella

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Update: 2578 days 14hrs

Comments: -

Light crop over winter, picking up now in spring.  Had to trim back as they became very rampant with growth

Qty: 15

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Pollination: No

When I Fertilise: When Fruiting


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Banana - Cavendish 9/10

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Update: 2578 days 14hrs

Comments: -

Pretty much dead...

Planted: 2010

Height 50 Centimetres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Pollination: No

Organic Status:Organic


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Orange - Arnold Blood (Seedling) 10/10

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Update: 2578 days 14hrs

Comments: -

Mmm blood....

Planted: 2009

Height 40 Centimetres

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Pollination: No


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Fig - Brown Turkey 9/10

TimBeck's Edible Fruits
Update: 2578 days 14hrs

Comments: -

 Growing quickly in sunny location

Fruiting Months September and October

Planted: 2010

Height 45 Centimetres

Qty: 1

Fruit Harvest: 6 Fruit Per Year

First Fruited: 1 Years from purchase in pot

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Pollination: No

When I Fertilise: Spring


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Dwarf Nectarine - Sunset Backyard Beauty 10/10

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Update: 2619 days 16hrs

Comments: -

In pot, looking for a nice location.  Expensive....  Beautiful in bloom..

Planted: 2010

Height 60 Centimetres

Growing: In a Pot

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Pollination: No

Fertiliser or Organics Used: Seasol

When I Fertilise: Spring

Organic Status:Organic


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Apple - Gala

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Update: 2673 days 2hrs

Comments: -

Present From Mother

Height 30 Centimetres

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun


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Apple - Granny Smith 7/10

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Update: 2673 days 2hrs

Comments: -

Present from Kids

Planted: 2010

Height 45 Centimetres

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun


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Orange - Washington Navel

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Update: 2721 days 14hrs

Comments: -

Lot's of fruit fly this season.  Will have to add protection for next season..



 

Fruiting Months April, November, December

Planted: 2002

Height 5 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Fruit Harvest: 30 kilograms per Year

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pollination: No

When I Fertilise: Spring

Organic Status:Partially Organic


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Mandarin - Emperor 6/10

TimBeck's Edible Fruits
Update: 2750 days 17hrs

Comments: -

Original plant when we moved to house.  Doesn't put out abundant fruit but are quite nice. 

Fruiting Months March, April, November, December

Height 4 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Fruit Harvest: 5 kilograms per Year

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pollination: No

Fertiliser or Organics Used: After fruiting

Pest Control: None needed so far

Organic Status:Organic


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Corriander 6/10

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Update: 2750 days 17hrs

Planted: 2010

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 2


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Pomegranate - Rosavaya 6/10

TimBeck's Edible Fruits
Update: 2762 days 17hrs

Comments: -

Scrawny looking plant...

Planted: 2010

Height 40 Centimetres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Pollination: No


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Bay Tree 7/10

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Update: 2762 days 17hrs

Comments: -

Stopped growing in the summer heat.  New shoots in March

Planted: 2009

Height 30 Centimetres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pollination: No

Fertiliser or Organics Used: Seasol


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Chilli - Ember (Seedling) 8/10

TimBeck's Edible Fruits
Update: 2768 days 15hrs

Comments: -

Another chilli for the collection...

Planted: 2010

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Full Sun


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Chilli - Purple Tiger 6/10

TimBeck's Edible Fruits
Update: 2768 days 16hrs

Height 20 Centimetres

Growing: In the Ground


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Oregano 6/10

TimBeck's Edible Fruits
Update: 2775 days 12hrs

Sun/Shade: Low Sun

Pollination: No


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Cape Gooseberry (Seedling) 9/10

TimBeck's Edible Fruits
Update: 2775 days 12hrs

Comments: -

Very rootbound when I first planted it.  Hopefully will survive. It lives!!!  Starting to get much new growth. 

This bush is goung berzerk.  Must love the location

Height 20 Centimetres

Sun/Shade: Low Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pollination: No


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Chilli - Yellow Cayenne 9/10

TimBeck's Edible Fruits
Update: 2775 days 12hrs

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

Height 5 Centimetres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 6

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Pollination: No


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Garlic Chives 9/10

TimBeck's Edible Fruits
Update: 2775 days 12hrs

Qty: 20

Sun/Shade: Full Shade

Pollination: No


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Basil - Thai Red

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Update: 2775 days 12hrs

Pollination: No


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Dwarf Lemon - Meyer 10/10

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Update: 2775 days 12hrs

Comments: -

Lot's A Lemons - Present for my eldest daughter...anything to get her into the garden.

Height 30 Centimetres

Qty: 1

Pollination: No


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Cardamon Ginger 8/10

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Update: 2775 days 12hrs

Comments: -

Purchased from Daleys.

Height 30 Centimetres

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Pollination: No


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Lime - Australian Red Center

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Update: 2775 days 12hrs

Comments: -

'Australian Blood' (also known as 'Australian Red Centre') is a hybrid between an acid mandarin and a native finger lime. It has blood-red rind, flesh and juice.  CSIRO developed.

Height 40 Centimetres

Growing: In the Ground

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Pollination: No


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Lemon - Lisbon 8/10

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Update: 2775 days 12hrs

Comments: -

Thaught I had a Meyer, but actually was a Lisbon.  Heavily pruned last season has removed all the crossed branches / dead wood.  Groving nicely now.

Height 2.5 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pollination: No

Pest Control:

Nil

Organic Status:Organic


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Lemon Grass 6/10

TimBeck's Edible Fruits
Update: 2775 days 12hrs

Comments: -

Purchased from Daleys.  Trying to find a good spot.  Might just keep it in a pot

Height 20 Centimetres

Growing: In a Pot

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Pollination: No


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Chilli - Birds Eye (Seedling) 7/10

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Update: 2775 days 12hrs

Fruiting Months October and November

Height 1 metres

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pollination: No

Fertiliser or Organics Used: Seasol

When I Fertilise: Spring

Organic Status:Organic


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Lime - Kaffir

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Update: 2775 days 12hrs

Comments: -

Growing well.  Very sunny aspect but getting plenty of water.

Height 50 Centimetres

Growing: In the Ground

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pollination: No

When I Fertilise: Spring


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Parsley Curly leaf

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Update: 2775 days 12hrs

Comments: -

Grows well, plenty of arvo sun, thick mulch

Qty: 3

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Pollination: No

Fertiliser or Organics Used: Seasol


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Passionfruit - Grafted \"Nelly Kelly\" 7/10

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Update: 2775 days 12hrs

Height 1 metres

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Low Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pollination: No

When I Fertilise: Never


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Tarragon

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Update: 2775 days 13hrs

Height 0.25 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Pollination: No


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Small Leaf Tamarind 10/10

TimBeck's Edible Fruits
Update: 2775 days 13hrs

Comments: -

Purchased from Daleys, planted 28/10/09 (hottest day this season - which probably wasn't wise)

Plenty of new growth.  Very happy on progress.  Likes the full sun.

Planted: 2009

Height 1 metres

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Pollination: No

Fertiliser or Organics Used: Blood N Bone, Seasol

Organic Status:Organic


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Feijoa (Seedling) 6/10

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Update: 2775 days 13hrs

Comments: -

Planted Sept 2009 - Growing well, several new shoots.  20/10/09 Nipped buds to get more bushy growth.  10/1/10  Seems to have stopped growing in the heat.

Height 30 Centimetres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pollination: No

Fertiliser or Organics Used: Seasol


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Apricot - Moorpark 6/10

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Update: 2834 days 15hrs

Comments: -

Existing tree.  I **think** it is a Moorpark.  Masses of green fruit. 

*SOB*  Fruitfly has destroued the crop.  Ahh well, at least they left the plums alone :-)  1/10/10  Chainsaw tratment to bring it to a manageable size

Fruiting Months October and November

Height 2 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pollination: No

Fertiliser or Organics Used: Blood 'N Bone

Pest Control:

Will probably have to buy some fruit fly traps / bait.

Question:

Anyone know the best method for pruning an old Apricot.  Most of the branches are way above harvesting height?


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Plum - Iluka Blood

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Update: 2883 days 12hrs

Comments: -

Not sure if it is a Blood as I never planted the tree.  Good crop that got a bit damaged by high winds (heavy branches)

Fruiting Months November and December

Height 4 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Fruit Harvest: 20 kilograms per Year

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Water Given in: Spring

After Fruiting

Pollination: No

Organic Status:Partially Organic


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