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Msjekyll's Edible Backyard

Joined: 01/01/10 Updated: 19/12/15 Frost: None
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Why Msjekyll Love's Edible Plants

Old established garden, north east aspect on slope.


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Bunya pines - Does anyone know how many years it takes bunya pines to fruit, or in this case become lethal to anyone loitering below! Does anyone know the whereabouts of any on Sydneys north shore? Thanks Robyn..3596 days 20hrs
Black sapote not growing - Hi I have a black sapote growing very happily, so far anyway, no fruit yet. I have planted it on a north facing slope just on the edge of a large jacaranda tree which provides some protection. It LOVES water - the more the better, with all the rain l..3597 days 9hrs
Curry leaf tree in melbourne - There is a curry leaf plant growing very well in the ground at the Sydney botanic gardens, in the herb section. I have planted mine in the ground, seems fine. Cutting off the seeds might help it bush? Mine is growing like a bean pole. I got it from En..3673 days 12hrs
Curry leaf tree in melbourne - In Sydney Botanic garden there is a curry plant growing very well in the ground, in the herb section. I have planted mine in the ground too, seems fine. Hope it doesn't get too tall, the one the botanic garden is nice and bushy! I got mine from Engals..3673 days 12hrs

Blueberry - Misty 3/10

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Update: 1155 days 23hrs

Comments: -

Have moved them to a new location with less root competition will see if things improve.

Well the move hasn't worked I have been told they like morning sun so will have to move them again (when things cool down a bit)

Moved back into pots and placed them in a sheltered spot with morning sun - got a few fruits this year.  Fruited and growing better, but not outstanding.


Update 2014 - still struggling ...


Fruiting Months January

Planted: 2008

Height 1 metres

Growing: In a Pot

Qty: 2

First Fruited: 3 Years from purchase in pot

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pollination: Self Pollination

Fertiliser or Organics Used: Home compost

When I Fertilise: Yearly

Organic Status:Organic


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msjekyll says... [1471 days 16hrs ago]
No luck with these ones :(

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Carambola - Kary Seedling 4/10

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Update: 1155 days 23hrs

Comments: -

Took a while to establish seems happy enough now, but didn't really like the cold frosty weather.  Hoping for lots of new growth this spring.

Still growing but no sign of fruit.

Has grown taller but still no fruit

Update Dec 2014 - still no fruit ...

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pollination: No

Fertiliser or Organics Used: seasol

Pest Control:

none

Organic Status:Organic


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msjekyll says... [1471 days 16hrs ago]
Growing but no sign of flowers still.

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Malabar Chestnut 3/10

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Update: 1155 days 23hrs

Comments: -

Struggling a bit.

Still growing slowly - likes lots of water

This plant is really struggling after 4 years, have moved to a new location with more sun.

Move didn't work it is now deceased.

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Pollination: No

Fertiliser or Organics Used: Home compost

When I Fertilise: Spring

Organic Status:Organic


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Passionfruit - Black (Seedling) 7/10

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Update: 1155 days 23hrs

Comments: -

Growing strongly now established.  No fruit yet.

Only a few flowers this year and no fruit - wondering if possums or the like have stolen the flowers.


Loved the wet 2012 flowered a bit but still only one fruit ...


Well the storm in April 2015 took out the Jacarranda tree it grew up and that was the end of the passionfruit vines.  Grew huge, hardly fruited!


Growing: In the Ground

Pollination: No

Pest Control:

Will probably have to fight the possums for a share!

Organic Status:Organic


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emilybieman says... [3077 days 20hrs ago]
nice photo

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Olive - Manzanillo (Grafted) 4/10

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Update: 1155 days 23hrs

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I have been growing olives in large pots for around 6 years I guess, they flower but don't carry the fruit


Still not fruiting ...

Growing: In a Pot

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Pollination: Self Pollination

Pest Control:

none

Organic Status:Organic


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Mandarin - Honey Murcott (Grafted) 5/10

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Update: 1155 days 23hrs

Comments: -

Fruited well first season actually braking off a branch with the weight.  Struggling a bit now, needs a bit more TLC I think.

Planted: 2008

Growing: In a Pot

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pest Control:

Hasn't needed any yet but give it time!

Organic Status:Organic


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Davidson Plum - NSW (Seedling)

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Update: 1155 days 23hrs

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Tried making some jam from some fruits I found in a public place - really nice, tart jam.  Can't wait for mine to grow.

Planted: 2009

Growing: In the Ground

Sun/Shade: Low Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pollination: No


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Brazilian Cherry 4/10

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Update: 1530 days 18hrs

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Growing happly in a sunny position.

First flowering just starting.  likes lots of water.

Still growing well but fruits are very few and far between

Lots of growth and more fruit with the very wet weather.  A nice looking plant.  Fruit is very tart.

Height 2 metres

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pollination: No

Fertiliser or Organics Used: seasol

Pest Control:

none

Organic Status:Organic


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msjekyll says... [1471 days 16hrs ago]
Fruits well - have noticed seedlings coming up in the garden bit worried about it becoming a weed if birds start spreading it.

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Black Sapote (Seedling) 5/10

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Update: 1530 days 18hrs

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  Loves plenty of water.  Growing in a sheltered position on the edge of a jacaranda.

Fruiting well now it is established.


Height 2 metres

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Pollination: Self Pollination

Pest Control:

none

Organic Status:Organic

Question:

Has anyone got these to set fruit in Sydney?


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HappyEarth says... [2856 days 22hrs ago]
Ive seen heaps of trees set fruit in Wollongong
andy11 says... [1472 days 11hrs ago]
Hello did u just have the one tree? Iv got 2 but the flower never forms into fruit? Any ideas? Thanks!
msjekyll says... [1471 days 16hrs ago]
I have one tree that has finally fruited for the last few years but it is effected by fruit fly.

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Cardamon Ginger 9/10

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Update: 2223 days 7hrs

Comments: -

great grower, have divided the plant. very hardy.  Fine in a heavy clay soil.


Few years on and this plant is close to feral make sure you contain it!  Thinking about replacing all plates in the house and using the leaves to save washing up!

Growing: In the Ground

Sun/Shade: Low Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pollination: No

Pest Control:

none


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Finger Lime - Red Cutting 6/10

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Update: 2590 days 21hrs

Comments: -

Growing well, has just started fruiting, flowers prolifically.

Fruit is small but nice - just right to add to a bottle of beer!

Not many fruit this year - has been very wet.


Fruiting Months March and April

Planted: 2008

Growing: In the Ground

Fruit Harvest: 20 Fruit Per Year

First Fruited: 2010 Years from purchase in pot

Sun/Shade: Low Sun

Pollination: Self Pollination


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msjekyll says... [1471 days 16hrs ago]
Fruiting well now but has been slow to get there.

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Citron (Grafted) 8/10

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Update: 2590 days 21hrs

Comments: -

Growing well,

Harvested first fruit (only 2 have set) weighed in just shy of 1 kg!

Regular fruiter gets some damage to the skin from unknown pest which is a shame because I want to make lemon preserved skins from it, have tried covering the fruit with bags - will see if it works.

Best performer of all the citrus in the garden


Fruiting Months September

Planted: 2008

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Fruit Harvest: 1 kilograms per Year

First Fruited: 2010 Years from purchase in pot

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pollination: No

Fertiliser or Organics Used: seasol/home compost

When I Fertilise: Winter and Spring

Pest Control:

usual citrus bugs - pest oil when I remember or just remove damaged growth.

Fruit skin is getting damaged from unknown pest, am trying exclusion bags to see if it works.


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Jaboticaba 4/10

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Update: 3254 days 10hrs

Comments: -

Seems to be struggling in a sunny, hot position, thinking about moving them, leaves yellowing.  Have been foliar feeding.


After some good rain they are looking much happier so I shall leave them where they are.

Planted: 2008

Height 1 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Organic Status:Organic


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Diana says... [3332 days 19hrs ago]
Hi Msjekyll, Your garden looks lovely and lush. My jaboticaba the same age and size looks the same sort of colour in full sun, but it is putting on growth. They like a lot of water. There is some good discussion of the pros and cons of full sun and the cause of yellowing in this thread . Diana.
Diana says... [3332 days 19hrs ago]
The name of the thread in the forum is http://www.daleysfruit.com.au/forum/jaboticaba4/

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Macadamia - Bush Nut (Seedling) 6/10

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Update: 3330 days 22hrs

Comments: -

Got the original nuts from an old neighbours tree and have planted one or two in every place we have lived in since.  Did very well at my last place, just waiting for this one to get going.

Planted: 2007

Growing: In the Ground

Pest Control:

none


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Curry Tree (Seedling) 5/10

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Update: 3333 days 7hrs

Comments: -

Grew in a pot where it just grew tall but not bushy.  Nipped out the top, has never really got that bushy but is healthy.

Growing: In the Ground

Pollination: No

Pest Control:

none

Organic Status:Organic


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Cape Gooseberry 4/10

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Update: 3333 days 7hrs

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Grows easily, fruit makes a good jam but too tangy to eat fresh.  Will self seed.

Pollination: No


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