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Araich's Edible Backyard

Joined: 17/12/09 Updated: 22/05/10 Frost:
Location: Brooklyn

About My Edible Backyard


Why Araich Love's Edible Plants

 

A large suburban block that backs onto the Federation Bike Trail (where we're also planting natives). Silty clay base - notorious clay area where houses buckle and the surface cracks open but yet supports healthy trees.

 

Moved in Feb 2009. Garden nothing but old stumps, dead grass, horrible stone edging and ornamentals. 

 

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Wickson plum trees - Hi Annette, I bought a bare root one from http://www.poyntonsofessendon.com.au/ last year. They had a big renge...3899 days 4hrs
Passionfruit - March is the right time me thinks. Mine is still flowering and setting fruit...3955 days 17hrs
Pruning passionfruit - My Nellie Kelly black grafted, less than 1 yr old, is flowering and setting fruit now willyno1. It has about 6 fruit so far, some 2 months old...3960 days 5hrs
Fijoa trees - I'm annoyed I bought an unnamed but I don't think we should all be ripping them out. Maybe with our combined effort we could work out what the unnamed is, via pressure on Bunnings and the supplier... after all this looks bad for Bunnings...3978 days 6hrs
Anthracnose avocado - The saga continues... Well, those lovely new leaves started to darken at the edges and roll-up like the earlier mature leaves and shortly after all growth stopped. The leaves dropped. I knew then that this was probably terminal and so after another ..3981 days 15hrs

Orange - Washington Navel

Araich's Edible Fruits
Update: 3899 days 3hrs

Height 0.8 metres

Growing: In a Pot


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Guava - Yellow Cherry (Seedling)

Araich's Edible Fruits
Update: 3899 days 3hrs

Height 0.6 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Sun/Shade: Full Sun


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Guava - Strawberry (Seedling)

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Update: 3899 days 3hrs

Height 0.5 metres


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Guava - Chilean (Seedling)

Araich's Edible Fruits
Update: 3899 days 3hrs

Height 0.4 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun


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Guava - Indian (Seedling)

Araich's Edible Fruits
Update: 3899 days 3hrs

Planted: 2010

Height 0.4 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Water Given in: Winter


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Orange - Blood

Araich's Edible Fruits
Update: 4003 days 14hrs

Height 1 metres

Growing: In a Pot


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Lime - Kaffir

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Update: 4003 days 14hrs

Height 1.5 metres

Growing: In a Pot

Sun/Shade: Full Sun


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Olive - Manzanillo

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Update: 4003 days 14hrs

Planted: 2009

Height 2 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Sun/Shade: Full Sun


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Almond - Unknown (Grafted)

Araich's Edible Fruits
Update: 4005 days 4hrs

Comments: - Can't make out the variety on the tag but think Californian Papershell.

Planted: 2009

Height 2 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Pollination: Cross Pollination

Organic Status:Partially Organic


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Kiwifruit - Hayward (Cutting)

Araich's Edible Fruits
Update: 4005 days 22hrs

Comments: - I think they drowned during heavy rain. Some root and leaf die-back. Lifted them up 20cm onto mounds and added lots of gypsum. Put drainage holes into the surrounding clay. Lots of new growth.

Planted: 2009

Height 3 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Pollination: Self Pollination

Organic Status:Organic


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Passionfruit - Select Black (Grafted)

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Update: 4005 days 22hrs

Comments: - Flower and fruit in first summer. Fruit not ripe yet. Pruned hard to get single trunk to 2m. Watch out for growth from beneath the graft.

Planted: 2009

Height 3 metres

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Pollination: Self Pollination

Organic Status:Organic


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Tamarillo - Red (Seedling)

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Update: 4005 days 22hrs

Comments: - Young leaves partially burnt  on 38C days. Very fast growing but loves water.

Planted: 2009

Height 2 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Water Given in: Winter

Pollination: Self Pollination


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Nectarine - Fantasia (Grafted)

Araich's Edible Fruits
Update: 4005 days 22hrs

Comments: - Bare root, planted winter 2009. Just shot up. Very vigorous. Lost a branch in a gust.

Planted: 2009

Height 2.5 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Autumn and Winter

Pollination: Self Pollination

Organic Status:Organic


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Avocado - Hass (A) (Grafted)

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Update: 4005 days 22hrs

Comments: - Proven extremely prone to root-rot. Nearly died twice (total leaf loss) but is making a come back. Very controlled watering now (never soaked) and lots of gypsum around surface, 5 handfuls.

Planted: 2009

Height 1.5 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Water Given in: Winter

Organic Status:Organic


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Feijoa - Duffy

Araich's Edible Fruits
Update: 4005 days 22hrs

Planted: 2010

Height 0.5 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Water Given in: Winter

Pollination: Self Pollination

Organic Status:Organic


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Apricot - Trevatt (Grafted)

Araich's Edible Fruits
Update: 4005 days 22hrs

Planted: 2009

Height 1.5 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Autumn

Pollination: Self Pollination

When I Fertilise: Spring


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Passionfruit - Black (Seedling)

Araich's Edible Fruits
Update: 4005 days 22hrs

Planted: 2010

Height 0.5 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Winter

Organic Status:Organic


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Dwarf Mulberry - Red Shahtoot

Araich's Edible Fruits
Update: 4005 days 22hrs

Height 0.5 metres

Growing: In a Pot


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Dwarf Mulberry - Black

Araich's Edible Fruits
Update: 4005 days 22hrs

Planted: 2009

Height 0.5 metres

Growing: In a Pot


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Avocado - Bacon (B)

Araich's Edible Fruits
Update: 4008 days 5hrs

Planted: 2010

Height 0.5 metres

Growing: In a Pot

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun


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Strawberry - Hokowase

Araich's Edible Fruits
Update: 4012 days 5hrs

Planted: 2009

Height 0.2 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun


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Berry - Jostaberry

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Update: 4012 days 5hrs

Height 2 metres

Growing: In the Ground


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Berry - Silvanberry

Araich's Edible Fruits
Update: 4012 days 5hrs

Height 2 metres

Growing: In the Ground


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Berry - Blackberry

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Update: 4012 days 5hrs

Height 2 metres

Growing: In the Ground


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Berry - Marionberry

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Update: 4012 days 5hrs

Height 2 metres

Growing: In the Ground


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Berry - Loganberry

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Update: 4012 days 5hrs

Height 2 metres

Growing: In the Ground


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Berry - Youngberry

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Update: 4012 days 5hrs

Height 2 metres

Growing: In the Ground


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Gooseberry

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Update: 4012 days 5hrs

Height 0.7 metres

Growing: In the Ground


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Black Currant

Araich's Edible Fruits
Update: 4012 days 5hrs

Height 1 metres

Growing: In the Ground


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au0rey says... [3754 days 23hrs ago]
Araich, do you happen to have a picture of your black currant?

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White Currant

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Update: 4012 days 5hrs

Height 1 metres

Growing: In the Ground


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Muntries

Araich's Edible Fruits
Update: 4012 days 5hrs

Height 0.2 metres

Growing: In the Ground


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Grape - Cabernet Sauvignon (grafted)

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Update: 4012 days 5hrs

Height 2 metres

Growing: In the Ground


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Grape - Italian Table (white)

Araich's Edible Fruits
Update: 4012 days 5hrs

Height 2 metres

Growing: In the Ground


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Grape - Sultana H5

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Update: 4012 days 5hrs

Height 2 metres

Growing: In the Ground


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Grape - Flame Seedless

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Update: 4012 days 5hrs

Height 2 metres

Growing: In the Ground


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Grape - Muscat Black

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Update: 4012 days 5hrs

Height 3 metres

Growing: In the Ground


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Grape - Muscat White

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Update: 4012 days 5hrs

Height 3 metres

Growing: In the Ground


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Bay Tree

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Update: 4012 days 5hrs

Planted: 2009

Height 1 metres


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Pepino - Kendall Gold

Araich's Edible Fruits
Update: 4012 days 5hrs

Height 0.2 metres

Growing: In a Pot


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Passionfruit - Panama Gold Grafted

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Update: 4012 days 5hrs

Height 2 metres


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Passionfruit - Panama Red Pandora

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Update: 4012 days 5hrs

Planted: 2009

Height 2 metres


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Currant - Red

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Update: 4037 days 17hrs

Planted: 2009


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au0rey says... [3754 days 23hrs ago]
Hi Araich, does your currants grow to be woody and ratty over the years? I am looking at planting one or two at the front of my garden with objective of harvesting berries as well as beautifying the front garden. In winter, do all their leaves fall off to reveal only bare branches?

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Plum - Wickson

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Update: 4037 days 17hrs

Comments: - Duo planted with October Purple.

Height 1 metres


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Plum - October Purple

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Update: 4037 days 17hrs

Comments: - Duo planted with Wickson.

Height 1 metres


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Loquat - Thames Pride

Araich's Edible Fruits
Update: 4037 days 17hrs

Comments: - Root bound in pot. Unrolled roots and cut some to open up. Severely shocked the roots but it seems fine.

Height 1 metres

Growing: In the Ground


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Fig - Black Genoa

Araich's Edible Fruits
Update: 4037 days 17hrs

Planted: 2009

Height 1 metres

Growing: In the Ground


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