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VicTim's Edible Backyard

Joined: 15/03/10 Updated: 15/03/10 Frost:
Location: Dingley Village

About My Edible Backyard


Why VicTim Love's Edible Plants

 We only moved into this property two and a half years back. Only a small suburban block, 650sqm. We have utilised as much of the available land for production plants. Function over form in my opinion. 

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Tea Tree 6/10

VicTim's Edible Fruits
Update: 3963 days 4hrs

Comments: - Bought from bunnings. Doesn't like heat. When moved to a sheltered location, started to flourish.

Height 1.5 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Low Sun

Pollination: Self Pollination

Organic Status:Organic


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Taro 7/10

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Update: 3963 days 4hrs

Comments: - Planted one taro plant from Daleys. It appears to be spreading, now with three individual plants. Noice.

Height 0.4 metres

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Low Sun

Pollination: Self Pollination

Organic Status:Organic


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Pine Nut 6/10

VicTim's Edible Fruits
Update: 3963 days 4hrs

Comments: - Not expecting to see cones for another five years. Growth rate faster than olive tree neighbour. 

Height 1.8 metres

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Low Sun

Pollination: Self Pollination

Organic Status:Organic


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Passionfruit 6/10

VicTim's Edible Fruits
Update: 3963 days 4hrs

Comments: - Unsure of the variety. Been told it's a 'banana passion fruit'. Numerous fruits but all are dry and empty. When are the fruits ready for harvest?

Fruiting Months January, February, March, April

Planted: 2009

Height 3 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 2

Fruit Harvest: 5 kilograms per Year

First Fruited: 1 Years from purchase in pot

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Pollination: Self Pollination

Organic Status:Organic


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Orange - Navel 6/10

VicTim's Edible Fruits
Update: 3963 days 4hrs

Comments: - Purchased from Bunnings. 

Planted: 2010

Height 1.7 metres

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Low Sun

Pollination: Self Pollination

Organic Status:Organic


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Macadamia 7/10

VicTim's Edible Fruits
Update: 3963 days 4hrs

Comments: - Probably sound like a broken record - another Daleys purchase. This Macadamia has grown respectably quickly. Not expecting fruits for another two years. 

Height 2.5 metres

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Pollination: Self Pollination

Fertiliser or Organics Used: Duck manure

Organic Status:Organic


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Mandarin - Imperial 7/10

VicTim's Edible Fruits
Update: 3963 days 4hrs

Comments: - Another Daley's Purchase. Very slow growing plant. removed numerous flowers, but five took to fruiting. 

Fruiting Months March and April

Height 1.5 metres

Qty: 1

First Fruited: 1.5 Years from purchase in pot

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Pollination: Self Pollination

Fertiliser or Organics Used: Duck manure

Organic Status:Organic


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Cherry Guava 9/10

VicTim's Edible Fruits
Update: 3963 days 4hrs

Comments: - As we have only had it in the ground for a little under two years, we wanted it to increase in height and strength. despite us removing all the flowers, hundreds more return to take their place. At the end we allowed about 30 to go to fruit. 

Fruiting Months April and May

Planted: 2009

Height 2.1 metres

Qty: 1

First Fruited: 1 Years from purchase in pot

Pollination: Self Pollination

Fertiliser or Organics Used: Duck manure

When I Fertilise: When Fruiting and Spring

Organic Status:Organic


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Goji 3/10

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Update: 3963 days 4hrs

Comments: - Bought from Bunnings. Weak looking plants which I suspect might not make it through this winter.

Planted: 2010

Height 0.7 metres

Sun/Shade: Low Sun

Pollination: Self Pollination

Organic Status:Organic


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Olive 4/10

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Update: 3963 days 4hrs

Comments: - Unsure of variety. Purchased from Bunnings and called 'Giant Olives'. Have had it for almost two years and growth has been negligible. 

Planted: 2008

Height 1.8 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Low Sun

Pollination: Self Pollination

Organic Status:Organic

Question: Growth is severely halted. We have a pine nut tree growing near by which has outstripped this olive tree's growth rate. 


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Fig 9/10

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Update: 3963 days 4hrs

Comments: - Planted by previous owner. Fruits very prolifically.

Fruiting Months March and April

Planted: 2007

Height 2.5 metres

Qty: 1

Fruit Harvest: 5 kilograms per Year

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Water Given in: Winter

Pollination: Self Pollination

Organic Status:Organic


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Galangal 8/10

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Update: 3963 days 4hrs

Comments: - Was given a few rhizomes. Was concerned about transplant shock. Nothing to be concerned over as I now have two very strong growths. 

Planted: 2010

Sun/Shade: Low Sun

Pollination: Self Pollination

Organic Status:Organic


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Banana - Dwarf 7/10

VicTim's Edible Fruits
Update: 3963 days 4hrs

Comments: - Bought from Bunnings. Growing very well during warmer months but growth has reduced since the onset of Autumn. Have noticed two shoots from base. 

Height 3 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Pollination: Self Pollination


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Dragon Fruit 8/10

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Update: 3963 days 4hrs

Comments: - Purchased original plant from Daleys. Growing very well but have not seen any flowers. Also tried growing some seedlings from leftover fruits, bought from green grocer, and have almost germinated 50 plants from seed. 

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Pollination: Self Pollination

Organic Status:Organic

Question: Any way to encourage flowers? 


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Curry Tree 8/10

VicTim's Edible Fruits
Update: 3963 days 4hrs

Comments: - Another Daley's purchase which has come good. Almost died last Melbourne winter but survived through sheer will. Has doubled in size over Spring and Summer. Have 7 fruits on tree now and will attempt to germinate when ready.

Fruiting Months February, March, April

Height 1.2 metres

Growing: In a Pot

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pollination: Self Pollination

Organic Status:Organic


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Babaco - Champagne Fruit 8/10

VicTim's Edible Fruits
Update: 3963 days 4hrs

Comments: - Bought plant from Gardenworld. Growth rate has been astronomical. As it is still a young plant, we have removed all flowers (around 30). Cannot wait for next season when we will allow to go to fruit.

Planted: 2009

Height 1.5 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pollination: Self Pollination

Fertiliser or Organics Used: Duck Manure

Organic Status:Organic


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Apple - Grafted (Grafted) 8/10

VicTim's Edible Fruits
Update: 3963 days 4hrs

Comments: -

Planted by previous owner.

Granny Smith and Golden Delicious.

Fruiting Months January, February, March

Planted: 2006

Height 5 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Fruit Harvest: 20 kilograms per Year

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Water Given in: Winter

Pruned By: 15% in After Fruiting and Spring

Pollination: Self Pollination

Fertiliser or Organics Used: Duck manure and naturally decaying fruit

When I Fertilise: When Fruiting and Spring

Pest Control: None.

Organic Status:Organic


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Coffee 7/10

VicTim's Edible Fruits
Update: 3963 days 4hrs

Comments: - Purchased this plant from Daleys and planted straight into our prepared plot. Growth has been slow but only after 1.5 years since planting, we have now had flowers and what appears to be small berries. 

Planted: 2009

Height 1.5 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Fertiliser or Organics Used: Duck manure

When I Fertilise: When Fruiting and Spring

Pest Control: Poultry.

Organic Status:Organic


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