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Colleen1's Edible Backyard

Joined: 01/04/10 Updated: 22/08/10 Frost:
Location: Mt Pleasant


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Pecan - Cherokee (A) SP (Grafted)

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Update: 3318 days 3hrs

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Spring


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Pecan - Mohawk (B) SP (Grafted)

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Update: 3318 days 3hrs

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Spring


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Olive - Frantoio (Grafted)

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Update: 3318 days 3hrs

Planted: 2010

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Spring


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Fig White Adriatic (Cutting)

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Update: 3318 days 3hrs

Comments: -

Planted in area of permenant moisture

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Water Given in: Summer


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Fig Black Genoa (Cutting) 8/10

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Update: 3318 days 3hrs

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Planted in area of permenant moisture

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Water Given in: Summer


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Apricot - Trevatt 8/10

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Update: 3318 days 4hrs

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Large juicy fruit, mid season, great flaour.

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Spring


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Apricot - Hunter (Grafted) 8/10

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Update: 3318 days 4hrs

Comments: -

Latest of all the APricots. Nice acid finish

Growing: In the Ground

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Spring


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Tamarillo - Demark Gold (Cutting)

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Update: 3318 days 4hrs

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Planted in sheltered NE facing site

Planted: 2010

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Water Given in: Spring


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Olive - Kolossus Kalamata

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Update: 3318 days 4hrs

Sun/Shade: Full Sun


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Olive - Kalamata (Grafted) 8/10

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Update: 3318 days 4hrs

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Looking forward to fruit as these are my favourites.

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Winter


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Tamarillo - Grafted 10/10

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Update: 3318 days 4hrs

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Planted again NE facing shed wall, in courtyard area. Flowering after 3 months.  Was badly hit but a series of heavy frost over winter 2010, but coming away again. Have taken cuttings and planted in more sheltered NE facing site against the house.

Planted: 2010

Height 2 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Fertiliser or Organics Used: lots


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Goji Berry - Shrub (Grafted) 7/10

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Update: 3318 days 4hrs

Planted: 2009


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Peach Late Italian Red 10/10

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Update: 3460 days 6hrs

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I like this peach, which I grew at my previous place, as it flowers so late that it misses most of the spring rain and gets less curly leaf. Lovely firm sweet peach that ripens about Easter, clingstone

Growing: In the Ground

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Spring


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Tea Plant (Grafted) 10/10

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Update: 3460 days 6hrs

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Planted in a shade house area where camellias are already established and doing well.

Growing: In the Ground

Sun/Shade: Full Shade

Water Given in: Spring


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Kiwifruit - H4 Female (Grafted)

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Update: 3460 days 6hrs

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Also have male and Bruno. Just purchased. Poblem with kiwifruit in SA is hot dry summer. Will plant these in shade house area to increase humidity and reduce damage from hot dry winds.

Planted: 2010

Growing: In the Ground

Sun/Shade: Full Shade

Water Given in: Spring


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Ugni ( Tazziberry ) 8/10

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Update: 3460 days 6hrs

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Planted in sunny spot, doing well.

Growing: In the Ground

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Spring


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Loquat - Nagasakiwase (Grafted) 10/10

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Update: 3460 days 6hrs

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Growing near area of permenannt moisture.

Growing: In the Ground

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Summer


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Bush Banana (Seedling) 8/10

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Update: 3460 days 6hrs

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Marsdenia
Species: Marsdenia australis
Family: Asclepiadaceae

Marsdenia has a long twining stem, which often seems to appear from nowhere on it's host tree. For the untrained eye, the Marsdenia fruit often seems to be part of the tree or bush it is climbing on. The leaves vary from thin and spiky in the Flinders Ranges, to long and wide for most plants that grow around Alice Springs. The leaves broaden even more as you go northwards to the Gulf Country. When cultivated, they are grown on trellises, not unlike grape vines.

MarsdeniaMarsdenia - or Bush Banana, as they have been called - are really the "Pantry of the Desert", as they have four different edible parts.

Firstly, the fruit, which is shaped a bit like a small smooth Avocado. It has a wonderful flavour not unlike crunchy snow peas and zucchini when small, but woody and fibrous when fully grown. The plant exudes a sweet,sticky white sap when fruit or leaves are plucked from the stem, and the fruit contains high levels of thiamine.

Secondly, the flowers are quite spectacular, with creamy succulent clusters of small cups which, when in full bloom, are full of nectar. The flowers by themselves are a real culinary treat and can be eaten straight from the vine, or used as a garnish.

MarsdeniaThirdly, the fresh young leaves are great in salads. Last, but not least, there is a yam or tuber in the ground at the base of the vine. The tuber carries the plant through droughts, just waiting for the next big rains. The vine also immediately responds after a bushfire.

The Marsdenia fruit are a wonderful green vegetable boiled or microwaved with butter, lemon juice and Mountain Pepper. They can also be sliced raw into salads, stir-fry or whole into casseroles. The Marsdenia flowers are very special as a garnish for salads or make a spectacular addition to fruit salad.

Growing: In the Ground

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun


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Lilly Pilly - Blue (Grafted)

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Update: 3460 days 6hrs

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Have both Bluey and Riberry. Planted in half shaded area to reduce risk of frost damage. Large gum trees nearby.

Growing: In the Ground

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun


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Pomegranate - Wonderful (Grafted) 9/10

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Update: 3460 days 7hrs

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Have planted both Wonderful and Veles

Planted: 2010

Growing: In the Ground

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Spring


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Mulberry - Black English (Grafted) 9/10

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Update: 3461 days 6hrs

Growing: In the Ground

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Spring


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Fig Black Genoa (Cutting) 10/10

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Update: 3461 days 6hrs

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Grown from tip layer from previous property.

Planted near septic soak for moisture.

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Summer


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Lime - Tahitian 7/10

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Update: 3461 days 6hrs

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Have Tahitian and West Indian lime. Both on northern edge of shade house area, so can get winter sun but not much summer sun. Will see how they survive winter. Currently the West Indian lime is growing better than the Tahitian.

Planted: 2010

Growing: In the Ground

Sun/Shade: Low Sun


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Feijoa

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Update: 3461 days 6hrs

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Have Nazametze and Mammoth.

Currently doing well.

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Fertiliser or Organics Used: Whatever I can get.


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