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ManishU's Edible Backyard

Joined: 02/02/10 Updated: 09/12/11 Frost: None
Location: Springfield Lakes, QLD, AU

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Whats that bug - Yes, it was well armoured. And i guess it was entering the pupal stage as one of its ends was attached to the stem when i removed it...2137 days 16hrs
Whats that bug - And then i found this caterpillar on my guava tree (ignore the spider). It has eaten all the new foliage. What is this one? i have already removed it though. Its fun to find all these varied insects in my garden; but its sad that they damage the plant an..2138 days 21hrs
Japanese maple in brisbane - @Pauline, yeah i had posted this a while ago but got no responses then. I thought the maple at the nursery was mislabelled Acer nigrum because after coming home that day i researched on Acer nigrum and the tree on display was nowhere close to any of the..2139 days 21hrs
Whats that bug - Thanks for the information Brendan and BJ. I have hand removed this one. Will be spraying Pyrethrum on all my citruses...2141 days 8hrs
Whats that bug - I was away overseas for 3 weeks and could not tend to my plants. 3 out of 4 of my citrus plants' leaves and fruits have been eaten by some bugs. I found this one on the Blood Orange. What bug is it? Not sure if this is the same bug that has attacked the ..2141 days 12hrs
Rocoto tree chilli1 - And its flowering so you should get some chillies within a couple of months. ..2180 days 1hrs
Japanese maple in brisbane - Hello everyone, I have a few japanese maples that i have grown from seed and are doing well so far here in Brisbane. They are aound 2 years old now. I recently visited Templex Nursery here and found a Maple variety which was named acer nigrum. But i am s..2180 days 6hrs

Guava Hawaiian (Cutting)

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Update: 2116 days 24hrs

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Update 09-Dec-2011: This also seems to be growing slowly but surely. Leaves were attached by some bug and had to manually remove it. New pic attached.


Bought this one from Bunnings as well about a month or so ago. Already started growing new leaves.

Its not a Hawaiian, this site doesnt have the Indian Guava option. 

Height 0.75 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Pollination: No

Question: Since its a cutting, hopefully it should fruit sooner ?


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Mango - R2E2 (Grafted) (Grafted) 8/10

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Update: 2116 days 24hrs

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Update 09-Dec-2011: Got around 2-3 tiny fruits which dropped before they matured. Just one fruit remaining which is as big as a closed fist at the moment. New pic attached.


I love mangoes, my favourite being the Alphonse variety. But unfortunately we do not get it here in Australia. Daleys is seeking propogation material for the last 2 years :( The variety closest to alphonse i believe is the bowen variety. But I have planted the R2E2 variety which produce a larger fruit and is equally sweet.

This tree was in my apartment balcony in a pot for about a year before i planted it into the ground last year. And about a month later it flowered and produced 3 lovely fruits :)  

This year it has already started flowering profusely (pic). I might have to prematurely remove the fruits in december coz i dont think this little tree will be able to bear the weght of the fruits if it holds on to 3 or more.

Fruiting Months December

Planted: 2010

Height 2 metres

Growing: In the Ground

First Fruited: 1 Years from purchase in pot

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pollination: No

When I Fertilise: Spring


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Lime - Kaffir (Cutting) 8/10

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Update: 2116 days 24hrs

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Update 09-Dec-2011: Got a few fruits. Not quite sure what to do with them. They are very fragrant. Will use them in Thai preparations. New pic attached.


We use it for making Thai preparations. It has just recently flowered and is now forming fruits.

Planted: 2010

Height 1.2 metres

Growing: In the Ground

First Fruited: 1 Years from purchase in pot

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pollination: No


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Blood Orange

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Update: 2116 days 24hrs

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Update 09-Dec-2011: Most of the tiny fruits have been nibbled by some insects. New pic attached.


Got a couple of fruits last season. The fruits were already forming when we got this from a nursery. But those fruits didnt have the blood red colour in the flesh that i was expecting. It was moderately sweet.

Its flowering again and i hope to get some blood oranges this time.

Planted: 2010

Height 1 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Pollination: No


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Star Gooseberry 7/10

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Update: 2116 days 24hrs

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Update 09-Dec-2011: This tree really seems to love the current weather. Plenty of new growth. New pic attached.


Wasnt aware that these trees were deciduous. It lost all its leaves over winter and was completely bare. Its growing new shoots now.

We also call the fruit 'amla'.

Height 0.75 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pollination: No


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Chilli - Rocoto Tree 6/10

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Update: 2116 days 24hrs

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Update 06-Dec-2011:Tree doing really well and producing lotsa chillies :) New pic attached. The chillies are not very hot though.


Update 30-Sep-2011:

The tree is doing well after planting it in the ground since i last posted about the aphids problem.


Love the idea of having a chilli tree !!!

The leaves of my chilli plants are curling from the day i received this from Daleys. Not sure what the problem is. Another chilli plant close to it is also having the same problem.

Searched the internet for clues and it seems it a viral disease propagated through the seed OR caused by aphids. I have a few more chilli plants close by but they seem to be doing alright.

Can i save my chilli tree ?

Fruiting Months December

Planted: 2010

Height 0.25 metres

Growing: In a Pot

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pollination: No


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Citron - Buddhas Hand (Grafted)

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Update: 2116 days 24hrs

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Update 06-Dec-2011:This tree has produced a couple of fruits. Waiting for them to mature. New pic attached.


Like the wierd looking shape of this tropical fruit. I believe the fruit can be used as air freshner ... 

The first set of flowers did not produce any fruits and they all dropped, maybe coz it was winter. Getting a fresh new bloom soon.

Planted: 2011

Height 1.5 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Pollination: No

When I Fertilise: Spring


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Lemonade Tree (Grafted)

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Update: 2116 days 24hrs

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Update: 09-Dec-2011: Produced a lot of flowers but only got one fruit out of them. Its still not mature enough to be harvested. Time will tell if i finally get to taste a lemonade or not. New pic attached.


Never tasted lemonade fruit before. But i believe it tastes like sweet lime. Have a few tiny little fruits on it at the moment. Lets see how many mature ones i get.

Fruiting Months September and October

Height 1.5 metres

Growing: In the Ground

First Fruited: 1 Years from purchase in pot

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Pollination: No


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Black Sapote (Seedling)

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Update: 2116 days 24hrs

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Update:09-Dec-2011: Growing slowly but surely.


Never tasted this chocolate pudding fruit either and i hear its the best. Love the glossy leaves.

I know that this seedling will form into a huge tree if not pruned. I intend to keep it small with regular pruning.

Height 0.75 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Pollination: No

Question: When will this seedling produce fruit?


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Dwarf Avocado - Wurtz (A) (Grafted)

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Update: 2116 days 24hrs

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Update 09-Dec-2011:Showing good growth. New pic attached.


Bought this from Bunnings 3 months ago. Havent seen it grow any new leaves since then.

Height 0.5 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Pollination: No

Question: How long before this one fruits ?


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Lychee - Bosworth 3 (Cutting)

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Update: 2116 days 24hrs

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Update: 09-Dec-2011: None of the tiny fruits matured. But the tree is getting new leaves. New pic attached.


This is a marcotted tree which had already flowered when i bought from a nursery here called Plant Factory last weekend.

I intend on pruning and keeping this one small as well.

Height 0.5 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Pollination: No

Question: Can i restrict it to a height of around 8-10 feet?


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Curry Tree 8/10

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Update: 2116 days 24hrs

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Update: 09-Dec-2011: Showing plenty of new growth. New pic attached.


We regularly use its leaves in curry preparations.

This tree is semi-deciduous. It looses a lot of its leaves over winter. And those that remain are yellowish and have turned upside down (as shown in the pic). As spring arrives, its shooting new leaves. I tend to remove the flowers if the tree attempts to bloom. I dont need any fruits or seeds as i am after its leaves :)

Height 1.5 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pollination: No


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Pomegranate - Wonderful (Cutting)

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Update: 2176 days 22hrs

Planted: 2011

Height 0.75 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Water Given in: Spring


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Native frangipani (Seedling) 5/10

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Update: 2182 days 6hrs

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Received this from a work mate. It has grown quite a bit in the last year. But its looks sparse. Being a rain forest tree i would have expected it to be a lot more dense. 

It has flowered only 1 year after it was put in the ground.

Planted: 2010

Height 1.5 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Spring


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Trident Maple (Seedling)

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Update: 2184 days 22hrs

Comments: - This is another maple that i have grown from seed. It was bare over winter and is now getting new leaves.

Planted: 2009

Height 1 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun


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Red Maple (Seedling)

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Update: 2184 days 22hrs

Comments: - Another maple that i have grown from seed. Its very slow growing and currently looks like a stick in a pot.

Height 10 Centimetres

Growing: In a Pot

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun


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Sapodilla - Seedling

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Update: 2184 days 23hrs

Comments: - This seedling has grown a bit in the last year. But its very sparse. I wish it were a bit more bushier. Being a seedling i am not sure when to expect the fruit or how it will taste ... will be keeping my fingers crossed.

Planted: 2010

Height 2 metres

Sun/Shade: Full Sun


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Comments

mrswarren1 says... [2152 days 24hrs ago]
hi just wondering how it is growing now has it fruited yet
ManishU says... [2141 days 15hrs ago]
No, i dont think it will fruit this season :( It has grown a bit with some new leaves here and there; but to me it still looks sparse. I wonder if i need to fertilise it ?
mrswarren1 says... [2141 days 4hrs ago]
yeah some fertilizer would do it good
ManishU says... [2139 days 21hrs ago]
what fertiliser would you recommend? I regularly provide all my trees with seasol. And use blood and bone once in 6 months. Do i need to do more ?
Markmelb says... [341 days 10hrs ago]
Hi - has your seedling fruited for you yet?

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Maple - Japanese 9/10

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Update: 2187 days 20hrs

Comments: - This seedling is now 2 years old. Love its colour during autumn. Even the spring foliage colour is quite attractive. This was grown from seed and has managed to survive here in Brisbane. I have a few more in ground which are shooting new leaves now.

Planted: 2009

Height 0.25 metres

Growing: In a Pot

Pollination: No


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