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Phil3's Edible Backyard

Joined: 20/03/10 Updated: 21/03/10 Frost: Low
Location: Kallista, VIC, AU

About My Edible Backyard


Why Phil3 Love's Edible Plants

We are on  about a 1/4 acre block here. NNW aspect. Soil type slightly acidic, friable, reasonably free draining, gently sloping site. Rhododendrons love it here. Can be a little dry in summer, though I am not complaing as it is far worse around the rest of the country. Certain areas of the site get full sun whilst other areas are very heavily shaded by the large established trees. Winters are probably up to 4 degrees cooler than Melbourne City as too the summers. To sum up, the conditions in this area are basically paradise for growing a lot of things...except true tropicals like Mangosteens etc.



Just started growing the exotics like Avocado, Cherimoya and North American Paw Paw (Asimina Triloba). Have grown figs, plums, citrus, taro, persimoms, feijoas, etc since I can remember.



Will add  vegetables with photos when I get a chance. Currently growing Jerusalem Artichoke (Outstanding), Vietnamese Mint, Holy Basil (Thai), Mushroom Plant (Rungia Klossii), Society Garlic and others.



READING: Louis Glowinski "The Complet Book of..."



Happy Gardening to everybody here.


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Taro

Phil3's Edible Fruits
Update: 2827 days 17hrs

Comments: -

This Taro has been in the ground for nearly 2 years. Not 100% of the variety however tubers were given to us by a Tongan friend who said the tubers tended to be small and not of the usual large size of Taro commonly grown in Tonga. Will be able to confirm this when I dig up one of them this winter and see what sort of tubers we have managed to grow. In the South Pacific not just the tubers are eaten with this type of Taro, the leaves are cut off and boiled to remove the oxalic acid and then mixed with coconut cream and eaten. The stems are not used, only the leaves used this way.

Height 140 Centimetres

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pollination: No

Pest Control:

None needed so far


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Ugni ( Tazziberry ) (Seedling)

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Update: 2827 days 17hrs

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Originally purchased under the name of Cherrie Berrie (Spelling?).
The flavour of these little bombshells picked straight from the bush is wonderful! Will try and propagate more of this for the berries.

 

Planted: 2008

Height 40 Centimetres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

First Fruited: 1 Years from purchase in pot

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Summer

Pollination: No

When I Fertilise: Never

Pest Control:

None needed so far


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Persimom - Dai Dai Maru (Grafted)

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Update: 2827 days 18hrs

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Attractive deciderous tree, autumn foliage is colourful and the fruit is good eating. It is astringent type. Will plant another persimom soon, astringant type, possibly a Hachiya or Nightinggale.

Planted: 2003

Height 190 Centimetres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Pollination: No

Pest Control:

Had no problems so none used so far


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Persimom - Dai Dai Maru (Grafted)

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Update: 2827 days 18hrs

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Attractive deciderous tree, autumn foliage is colourful and the fruit is good eating. It is astringent type. Will plant another persimom soon, astringant type, possibly a Hachiya or Nightinggale.

Planted: 2003

Height 190 Centimetres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Pollination: No

Pest Control:

Had no problems so none used so far


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Avocado - Secondo (A) (Grafted)

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Update: 2828 days 13hrs

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Secondo is the darker leafed plant on the left planted with a Bacon on the right. Two in one hole planted in a slight mound and mulched around base. Will add pea straw soon and put some stakes in with clear plastic wrapped around to form a plant tube for the winter.

Height 45 Centimetres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Pollination: No


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Avocado - Reed (A)

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Update: 2828 days 13hrs

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Planted in a slight mound and mulched around base. Will add pea straw soon and put some stakes in with clear plastic wrapped around to form a plant tube for the winter.

Planted: 2010

Height 150 Centimetres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Pollination: No


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Avocado - Bacon (B)

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Update: 2828 days 13hrs

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Bacon on the right of the photo, the avocado on the left is a secondo. Planted two in one hole, in a slight mound and mulched around base. Will add pea straw soon and put some stakes in with clear plastic wrapped around to form a plant tube for the winter.

Pollination: No


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Cherimoya - White (Grafted)

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Update: 2828 days 13hrs

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Planted next to a native hibiscus for shade. It is in it's first year, after that will probably remove the hibiscus and the shade it is providing.

Planted: 2010

Height 50 Centimetres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Full Shade

Pollination: No

Pest Control:

 


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Comments

tbcha1 says... [61 days 9hrs ago]
hi phil. Im fairly close to Kallister as well. Knox area. Just wondering how your Cherimoya is doing? thanks

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Medlar - Nottingham (Grafted) 8/10

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Update: 2828 days 13hrs

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Interesting looking fruit that makes a great Jelly for toast and eaten after bletting.

Planted: 2005

Height 3 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

First Fruited: 4 Years from purchase in pot

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Pollination: No

When I Fertilise: Never

Pest Control:

None - though I should net for birds as they can strip the tree within hours if one discovers they are ready before I do!


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Plum - Santa Rosa (Grafted)

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Update: 2828 days 14hrs

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Santa Rosa is on the left shareing the same hole with the Mariposa sited on it's right. Santa Rosa so far has been the more vigorous of the 2 so far.

Height 190 Centimetres

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Pollination: No


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Plum - Mariposa

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Update: 2828 days 14hrs

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Two in one hole, Mariposa on the right shareing with the slightly taller Santa Rosa on the left.

Planted: 2009

Height 170 Centimetres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Pollination: No

Pest Control:

 


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Feijoa - Mammoth (Seedling)

Phil3's Edible Fruits
Update: 2828 days 14hrs

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Have grown these in other places and found it problem free. Big fan of eating it straight of the tree with a spoon to scoop out the flesh,

Height 45 Centimetres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Pollination: No

Pest Control:

 


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Feijoa - Duffy

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Update: 2828 days 14hrs

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Have grown these in other places and found it problem free. Big fan of eating it straight of the tree with a spoon to scoop out the flesh,

Height 45 Centimetres

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Pollination: No


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Guava - Strawberry (Seedling)

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Update: 2828 days 14hrs

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I love the fruit of these and our neighbour had one when we lived near the coast which we often sampled. His was grown in sandy soil and grown in full sun and thrived. Different conditions here so intersted to see how it fares.

Planted: 2010

Height 40 Centimetres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 2

Pollination: No


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Fig Black Genoa (Cutting)

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Update: 2828 days 14hrs

Comments: -

About to transplant it here is a picture of the fruit, which is yet to ripen therefore has not formed its full colour. Hope to establish several different types of fig so any suggestions of what you have grown and found delicious appreciated.

Height 150 Centimetres

Growing: In a Pot

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Pollination: No

Pest Control:

 


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Fig - Brown Turkey

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Update: 2828 days 14hrs

Comments: -

Has always grown well and been disease free however not one fruit in all the years it has been in. Will move this winter to a much hotter area of the garden.

Height 160 Centimetres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pollination: No

Pest Control:

 


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Dwarf Mulberry - Red Shahtoot (Grafted)

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Update: 2828 days 15hrs

Comments: -

Just gone in the ground a few days ago and has really perked up!

Planted: 2010

Height 40 Centimetres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Pollination: No


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Lemonade Tree (Grafted)

Phil3's Edible Fruits
Update: 2828 days 15hrs

Comments: -

Probably move this to a new location this winter as it has never really thrived were it is with the Taro.

Qty: 1

First Fruited: 2 Years from purchase in pot

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pollination: No

Pest Control:

None needed so far


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Lime - Tahitian (Grafted)

Phil3's Edible Fruits
Update: 2828 days 15hrs

Planted: 2003

Height 1.5 metres

Qty: 1

First Fruited: 2 Years from purchase in pot

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Pollination: No

Pest Control:

None needed so far


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North American Paw Paw (Seedling)

Phil3's Edible Fruits
Update: 2828 days 15hrs

Comments: -

Just put it in and looking for a named cultivar, preferrably grafted to put with it.

Planted: 2010

Height 40 Centimetres

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Low Sun

Pest Control:

 


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