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Linnie's Edible Backyard

Joined: 04/04/10 Updated: 08/12/14 Frost: Low
Location: CAWONGLA, NT, AU

About My Edible Backyard


Why Linnie Love's Edible Plants

Our 'home orchard' is partway up a hill, with a Westerly aspect, and receives some very hot sun exposure, south-westerly winds, and some frost (usually only light but occasionally more serious) a few times a year. The soil is a mix of black pug down the bottom of the block where we don't plant (due to distance from house and frost risk), and fairly rich but heavy, clay soil with shallow topsoil layer where we do plant.


The initial challenge was planting the first 10 or so trees. My mother and I were both working with a crowbar for several hours to plant only seven assorted plants ie mangoes, avos and jaboticabas. The ground was really hard, because a) little topsoli, and b) compaction due to earthworks during house building. Since then, lots of mulch, compost, trash, wallaby droppings etc has made the soil more accomodating.


The most consistent challenge, though, is frost. I tend to push limits because some of the fruit trees advertised are so tempting, and some plants that came with a 'Low Frost Hardiness' rating have thrived here, but there are losses! I have a Star Apple and a Kwai Muk, etc, but these are so sensitive and climatically inappropriate for our situation that I have kept them in a shadehouse for a couple of years already, acclimatising them to colder temps before I tempt fate and plant them in the ground. I recently bought my second-attempt Abiu in the hope that 'holding' it baqck until it matures might be all it needs.


I am better at planting than at nurturing, sadly. Being water conscious, we tend to delay planting until after the drier Spring season is over, and then water very generously at planting time and shortly after, and then leave it to natural rainfall (approx 1200mls p/a, much of it during the active growing season) and mulching to tide the plants over.


I am passionate about gardening, both edibles and regen trees, and read many books on the topic, and become inspired, and then forget to do everything i'm meant to do, so some of my trees bare fruit almost despite my efforts, and others simply don't fruit at all. This is a great forum, as it will both inform, inspire and remind me to feed, pest-check etc my plants better!


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Linnie Forum Contributions
I want to grow capers - Hello Baz and others. I've just stumbled upon this conversation whilst trying to track down some caper plants for my son-in-law. I Usually do most of my buying from Daleys as I'm nearby, but they don't have any caper plants as far as I can see. I lo..1071 days 17hrs
Rose apple - Sorry Glennis. A response, years later... Mine is a Syzigium jambos, tasting like Rose water... delicious! The fruit could be mistaken for Syzigium moorei (Watermelon tree/Coolamon) which tastes, yes, floury and horrible!..1073 days 15hrs
Rose apple - We have two Rose apples... a couple of years ago the larger of them had a handful of fruit on it... delicious!!! Lately I noticed that the smaller tree had lots of flowers on it for the first time and went a whiole later to check... to my joy tehre were s..2144 days 22hrs
No fruit on usually abundant mandarin - Me again... Our Mandarin, which I think is an Imperial, usually is absolutely smothered in the tasiest, smallish, almost seedless mandarins, but this year very few have set, and even those which have are colouring up whilst still only marble-sized. We did..2144 days 22hrs
Papaya fruit on male plant - Hello all... Happy 2012 to you all... My papaya plants are raging along, with flowers opening on a couple of them... A couple of small (5cm) fruits are forming on the largest plant even though the flowers appear to be male... (on long, slender, fruiting s..2144 days 22hrs
Red cedar - Hello Luke... I have Tip Moth issues with the sapling red cedars in my baby rainforest, but I don't use poison... Once they've been tipped by the moth, the stems are going to branch out anyway, so it is going to be a bushier plant regardless. I just cut..2144 days 22hrs
Fruit fly control - Hello Kath... I bought a stack of the exclusion bags from green harvest a few years ago, and placed them over our mangoes. What we found at the end of the ripening period was untold exclusion bags full of mango pulp (they had been masticated, through the..3309 days 19hrs
Fruit fly control - hello Kath... i bought a stack of the exclusion bags from green harvest a few years ago, and placed them over our mangoes. what we found at the end of the ripening period was untold exclusion bags full of mango pulp (it had been masticated, through the ba..3309 days 19hrs
Feijoia - thank you Kath, and thank you also, Merv! i will look for a good feijoa, then, and keep my seedling one for x-pollination, and perhaps to graft onto when i find that nice one :). i wonder why mine has never flowered yet, as they are meant to be quick; it..3795 days 24hrs
Feijoia - hello.... i have only just discovered ... (DOH)... that my feijoia is a SEEDLING!!! i thought i had bought a grafted one but found the seedling tag (my error, not yours, i must have been in a cheap mood and then chosen to ignore my rash decision for a few..3804 days 2hrs

Linnie's WISH LIST

Chinese Water Chestnut 8/10

Why Linnie wants it: -

I have wanted this plant for ages, because the chestnuts taste great in asian dishes... now I am doubly keen because I have started basket-weaving, and the stems are wonderful fibres!

 







Asimoya 9/10

Why Linnie wants it: -

It sounds like a beautiful plant, with its lush tropical appearance, and it seems hardier than many plants. It is deciduous, which is useful, is self-pollinating, and it sounds delicious! Will definitely get one!







Carambola Starfruit - Kary 8/10

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Update: 1076 days 18hrs

Comments: -

Bought this plant from Daleys years ago. It achieved about 1.5 spindly metres growth, and then nearly died from frost, due to our marginal growing conditions. It held on, and, this year, has become very much more lush in appearance and looks like a sturdy, healthy plant. I hope it is self-pollinating, as I only have one plant, and I see the words "Pollination beneficial"!

Height 3 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Full Shade

Pollination: No

Fertiliser or Organics Used: Mulch, longalife, cow poo, blood and bone etc

When I Fertilise: Yearly

Pest Control:

nil

Organic Status:Partially Organic

Question:

This Carambola (same one as discussed here some time ago) was bought as a grafted plant, but I can't recall which graft it was. It now fruits abundantly, starting about 3 years ago with its first handful of fruits, but going into full production a couple of years ago. The only problem is that the fruit is to astringent to make for pleasant eating. Any idea why, or how to correct that issue, as it is an abundant creature now?! :-) Thank you.


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Cherimoya - White 5/10

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Update: 2593 days 17hrs

Comments: -

This plant has been in the ground for years. When they say "Hand pollinate', they mean it. The only time it has carried fruit, I had methodically hand pollinated the few female flowers with pollen collected from the few males earlier. On that occasion, about 10 fruits developed until almost full and ripe, and HUGE; but then, overnight, the possums/bats etc munched them to nothing, so i've yet to taste one...

Planted: 2005

Height 3 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Pollination: No

Fertiliser or Organics Used: mulch, compost

When I Fertilise: Yearly

Pest Control:

If I ever hand-pollinate agin, I will have to address the possum/bat issue!

Organic Status:Partially Organic

Question:

Do I need to do something else such as prune this plant to get more fruit, or do I really have to hand-pollinate each season?


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Comfrey (Cutting) 10/10

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Update: 2652 days 22hrs

Comments: -

I planted this years ago when I planted my asparagus, down in the bottom paddock before the rainforest took off and shaded the area. The Comfrey is still alive and well, but is not really serving a purpose in the rainforest, so I will transplant it. As it grows from root cuttings, any bits left behind may well take off again, which is perfect, as it is not at all rampant under the shade of the rainforest.

I will relocate the plants along the paddock fence line, which currently is a grass-weed nightmare, and, hopefully, the comfrey will outcompete the weed-grasses. Then, when I do brushcut along that fenceline, it will be to simply gather some nutrient-rich mulch for the newer rainforest/food-forest plantings. That's the theory, anyway!

Oh... does anyone know if Comfrey is safe 'graze' feed for horses and cattle? As it will grow along the fenceline, cows will have access to it...

Planted: 2003

Height 1 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Low Sun

Water Given in: Summer

Pollination: No

When I Fertilise: Never

Pest Control:

nil

Organic Status:Partially Organic


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Rose Apple (Seedling) 8/10

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Update: 2652 days 22hrs

Comments: -

I planted two of these some years ago... possibly 6 years ago. They prefer frost free, which isn't this place, but have survived even the black frost. I honestly cannot remember whether they were grafted or not... I think not... I bought them from Daleys, and last year one fruited for the first time. I think it is Daley's own catalogue that describes them as "in a league of their own", and they are! Crisp, sweet, kind of juicy, and so rose-appley... And they leave a beautiful perfume in your tastebuds! Delicious! (And also a pretty, hardy plant!)

The only reason that the satisfaction indicator is on 8 instead of 10 is because only one has fruited and there were only 5 fruits, and I had to share these with two other people, and I would have enjoyed a bucket of them!!! :)

Planted: 2004

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 2

First Fruited: 6 Years from purchase in pot

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Summer

Pollination: No

When I Fertilise: Yearly

Question:

 


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Feijoa - Apollo

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Update: 2652 days 22hrs

Comments: -

I only recently bought this when I realised that the original Feijoa that I planted years ago was a seedling (which didn't fruit)! Sadly, I didn't mark it adequately or have it in a grow-tube, and, following the amazing growing season, it was lost in long grass and beheaded the other day. (Plants at my place need to be survivors!) I have cut it back and will protect what remains in the hope that it will reshoot...... ok, some months later, it has reshot! yay... hopefully, above, rather than below, the graft, or else i am back to the beginning of this saga!!! :)


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Drumstick Tree ( Moringa ) 9/10

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Update: 2785 days 13hrs

Comments: -

I have had two of these for a while. They are still in pots, because I am trying to decide where to plant them. The only part I've tasted so far are the leaves, which are quite palatable. This is a fairly tough plant, and despite its Low Frost tolerance the two plants survived that black frost. Theywere tucked in my shadehouse, but the temperatures during that frost were really low. I look forward to tasing the pods. I love plants that serve many functions... attractive, semi-deciduous, all parts edible, AND nutritionally beneficial!

Height 1 metres

Growing: In a Pot

Organic Status:Partially Organic


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Curry Leaf Tree (Seedling) 7/10

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Update: 2785 days 13hrs

Comments: -

This tree has grown with no difficulty at all, despite Low Frost Tolerance. As it has started getting lots of berries on it, which i have picked off, I think i might remove it, as I've wondered about it becoming a weed problem. The leaves are great, so I think I might try a patio pot, for easy harvest and to reduce seed/weed potential.

Planted: 2007

Height 2 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Summer

Pollination: No

Pest Control:

nil

Organic Status:Partially Organic


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Cinnamon Tree 8/10

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Update: 2785 days 13hrs

Comments: -

I planted one of thses a few years ago, as a novelty. Even though it is designated Low Frost Tolerance, it has survived the black frost of a couple of years ago with no problems. It has beautiful red new growth, and one day I might harvest the cinnamon.

Planted: 2007

Height 1.5 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Summer

Pollination: No

Fertiliser or Organics Used: mulch, cow poo or dynamic lifter

When I Fertilise: Yearly

Pest Control:

nil

Organic Status:Partially Organic


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Chilli - Rocoto Tree 8/10

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Update: 2785 days 13hrs

Comments: -

Have had this plant, or its descendents, for quite a few years. The first one died back after fruiting well, and I'm not sure if it was just past its prime or if wet, dry, cold conditions damaged it, but fruit that fell off into it's pot self-seeded.

Planted: 2006

Height 0.5 metres

Growing: In a Pot

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Pollination: No

Organic Status:Partially Organic


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Cherry of the Rio Grande (Cutting) 7/10

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Update: 2785 days 14hrs

Comments: -

I bought this quite a few years ago, from Daleys. It is slow-growing, still very compact, and hasn't fruited yet, but it has survived quite substantial frost despite being billed as Low Frost tolerance, so I'm hoping that it will soon pass that slow period and zoom into action. As petite as it is at present, it seems so unlikely that it will ever hit 8 metres, and I hope it doesn't, as the fruits are meant to be really good, so a shorter tree is a bonus!

Height 1 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Summer

Pollination: No

Fertiliser or Organics Used: Mulch, dynamic lifter, cow poo etc

When I Fertilise: Yearly

Pest Control:

nil

Organic Status:Partially Organic


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Ceylon Hill Gooseberry 6/10

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Update: 2785 days 14hrs

Comments: -

I have two of these, neither of which has fruited yet. Both have been in the ground for a few years, but both are challenged by the soil they are planted in, and one by grass competition. One has survived despite remarkably wet feet, as it was planted very close to a dam edge. I think that one needs to come out and be transplanted closer to the other one.

Planted: 2007

Height 0.5 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 2

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Pollination: No

Pest Control:

nil

Organic Status:Partially Organic


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Cassava (Cutting) 6/10

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Update: 2785 days 14hrs

Comments: -

I have one plant, still in a pot, but am a bit cautious about whether it is an edible-leaf or an edible-tuber variety, as I am sure it is either/or, and then it is unsafe to eat the other part.

Height 1 metres

Growing: In a Pot

Pollination: No

Pest Control:

nil

Organic Status:Partially Organic

Question:

Does anyone know how to tell 'leaf' Cassava from 'root' Cassava? Thank you.


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Casimiroa (Grafted) 8/10

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Update: 2785 days 14hrs

Comments: -

I have two of these, from Daleys, a Pike and a Reineke Commercial, although I am now unsure of which is which. One of them had a hard time (due to my lack of appropriate care), and has died back down to the rootstock, so I have one grafted and one ungrafted Casimiroa. One is in the ground, the other is in the shadehouse, still regrowing.

Planted: 2009

Height 1 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Pollination: No

Fertiliser or Organics Used: Mulch, cow poo, dynamic lifter etc

Pest Control:

nil

Organic Status:Partially Organic

Question:

Does anyone know what happens when you cross a reineke Commercial or a Pike with an unknown roostock? Thanks.


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Carob

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Update: 2785 days 14hrs

Comments: -

I bought one little plant a few years ago... It is still alive, and it is still little! Because I know it more than likely won't offer up pods without lots more carobs nearby to pollinate it, and then it may well get fungus on the pods because we get too much humidity, I haven't spoilt it very much. One day I will get it some friends, though, to give it a fighting chance... For those who can grow them, I think carob pods are delicious...as well as nutritious. (Fresh pods can sometimes be found the Lebanese Hot NUT type bars/grocery shops.)

Planted: 2007

Height 0.5 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Summer

Pollination: No

Fertiliser or Organics Used: mulch, dynamic lifter

Pest Control:

nil

Organic Status:Partially Organic


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Avocado - Fuerte (B) 8/10

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Update: 2785 days 14hrs

Comments: -

I think we started with a Sharwill and a Hass , but our avos have gone the same way as the mangoes, really. We have one now which is a beauty but I think it is different Avo than we first selected. Very early on, it suffered stress with a very hot dry summer and we simply didn't have spare water. It effectively 'died', but the rootstock shot up again, and we now have a sedling stock (???)

One of those two initial avos has always suffered stress, whilst the other, just 7-8 metres away, copes with everything. Both are over ten years old, so we are growing more in readiness, but are simply allowing self-seeded avos saved from nice fruits to grow up where they choose, as we've heard frequently that seedlings are best in marginal areas.

Fruiting Months April and May

Planted: 1997

Height 3 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 2

First Fruited: 3 Years from purchase in pot

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Summer

Pollination: Cross Pollination

Cross Pollinator Variety: Sharwill/Hass initially.

Fertiliser or Organics Used: mulch, compost, 5-in-1, dynamic lifter

When I Fertilise: Yearly

Pest Control:

The only issues we've had have been fruit-spotting bugs, or something that leaves similar marks. Whilst the nasty galls are a pain, they seem less of a hassle than spraying, as they don't affect too many fruit, so I ignore them. Other than that, we'

Organic Status:Partially Organic


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Dwarf Apple - Tropical Anna 10/10

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Update: 2785 days 14hrs

Comments: -

Our Tropical Apple - Anna - was thriving, and had small but delicious, crisp, red-delicious type apples. Then a bobcat driver accidentally ran over it. I still have a Dorsett Golden as a pollinator, but our replacement Anna has yet to fruit.

This tree is sited very near the absorption trench and never looks unhappy.

Planted: 2007

Height 1.5 metres

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Summer

Pruned By: 25% in Spring

Pollination: Cross Pollination

Cross Pollinator Variety: Dorsett golden

Fertiliser or Organics Used: mulch, compost, dynamic lifter, 5-in-1, cow poo

When I Fertilise: Yearly

Pest Control:

 


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Capulin Cherry (Cutting)

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Update: 2785 days 14hrs

Comments: -

Bought from Daleys a few years back. It has grown tall very quickly, and is well-established and healthy, but has not yet flowered, or fruited. I thought it was self-pollinating, and some books still say that, but I have noticed that Daleys catalogue says you need to cross-pollinate, so I need to resolve that! Does need constant lopping back, as some shoots reach very high, very quickly, and I can't imagine cherry-picking will be fun!

Height 3 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Water Given in: Summer

Pollination: No

Fertiliser or Organics Used: Mulch, compost, cow poo, dynamic lifter/longalife organic etc

When I Fertilise: Yearly

Pest Control:

nil

Organic Status:Partially Organic

Question:

Does anyone have any information about polloination requirements of Capulin Cherry, please? If, for example, I bought my C.C from Daleys, and it was a cutting/seedling grown plant, then buying another from the same stock will not help pollination issues, will it? Thank you.


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Cape Gooseberry 5/10

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Update: 2785 days 14hrs

Comments: -

Bought a plant years ago and planted it out. Have seedlings coming up now... not sure if from mine or elsewhere. When I find them fruiting, I check what's inside the husk and eat them, to prevent weedy spread, and also because they are quite nice! (Sometimes I find what I guess may be Tomatillos, a Cape Gooseberry relative, also coming up uninvited. They seem to prefer moist places, because I find the self-seeded ones most often in semi-shade, moist spots.

Planted: 2006

Growing: In the Ground

Pollination: No

Pest Control:

Husk seems to prevent pest problems. The plant is more likely to become a pest, even if tasty.


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Brazillian Cherry (Cutting) 10/10

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Update: 2785 days 15hrs

Comments: -

I have tasted fruits from a few different bushes. I took cuttings from my favourite, and they are doing well. Not in the ground yet, but I know that once they are, their fruit will be delicious! Tart, sweet, tangy, yum!

Growing: In a Pot

Qty: 2

Sun/Shade: Low Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pollination: No

Fertiliser or Organics Used: Seasol... still taking root in shadehouse

Pest Control:

nil

Organic Status:Partially Organic

Question:

 


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Blueberry - Sharpblue (Cutting)

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Update: 2785 days 15hrs

Comments: -

Lovely plant. Hardy, and has fruit on it very often, even though it is not yet in the ground.

Fruiting Months February, April, December

Planted: 2010

Height 0.5 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

First Fruited: 2 Months from Purchase in Pot

Sun/Shade: Low Sun

Water Given in: Summer

Pollination: Cross Pollination

Cross Pollinator Variety: Biloxi, GulfCoast

Fertiliser or Organics Used: Seasol.

When I Fertilise: Yearly

Pest Control:

Nil

Organic Status:Partially Organic


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Ambarella 7/10

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Update: 2785 days 15hrs

Comments: -

Have had a single Ambarella for years, and it is growing happily, but has never fruited.

Planted: 2006

Height 1.3 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Pollination: No

Fertiliser or Organics Used: mulch, dynamic lifter

When I Fertilise: Yearly

Pest Control:

No fruit, no control needed. The plant itself is very healthy.

Organic Status:Partially Organic

Question:

Does partial pollination mean I do need to get a 2nd plant to pollinate this one? I thought it meant that I would only achieve a reduced crop...


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Acerola - Florida Sweet (Cutting) 5/10

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Update: 2785 days 15hrs

Comments: -

Bought this lovely little plant years ago at Daleys. Soon after I brought it home it fruited, and was delicious. The following Winter, or the one after that, it was frosted, and now, years later, I am still waiting for it to fruit again.

Planted: 2000

Height 1 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Summer

Pollination: Cross Pollination

Fertiliser or Organics Used: mulch, dynamic lifter

When I Fertilise: Yearly

Pest Control:

Nil... no fruit.

Question:

Does anyone know why an Acerola which has fruited previously no longer fruits? They are meant to be self-pollinating, so I'm not sure what has stopped it fruiting for lots of years.


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Mango - Kensington Pride grafted (Grafted) 9/10

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Update: 2785 days 16hrs

Comments: -

We started out with 6 mangoes. Two were Bowen seedlings given to us by a neighbour, two were Kensington Pride, which I think are just rebadged Bowens, (aren't they?), and two were Glen? and Florigan? Anyway, the Kensington Pride taste like real mangoes to me... the perfect balance of sweetness/acidity, so, when the frost almost killed the two dwarf grafted types, we cut them back to stumps so as to regrow the Bowen rootstock. We are looking forward to more Bowens in the next fruting season. 

Fruiting Months January and December

Planted: 1997

Height 3 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 2

First Fruited: 4 Years from purchase in pot

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Summer

Pollination: Cross Pollination

Cross Pollinator Variety: Did initially have Glen and Florigan, with Kensington Pride and seedling Bowens. Not sure what is ahppening now with pollination.

Fertiliser or Organics Used: Mulch, compost, Five-in-one, etc

When I Fertilise: Yearly

Pest Control:

Tried 'exclusion bags' to keep bats/fruit flies/possums out. Possums/bats just chewed into the fabric and we found dessicated mango mush in the bottom of each bag! If possums/wallabies get worse, may have to put tin collar around trunk and trim off l


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Mango - Bowen Seedling

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Update: 2785 days 16hrs


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Jaboticaba

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Update: 2785 days 16hrs

Comments: -

Bought two small-leaved Jaboticabas from Daleys years ago. Very slow-growing initially, remain nice and compact in difficult soil, but fruit once or twice a year, heavily. The only problem is that this variety (I don't think there was a choice back when i purchased them) has 2-3 large seeds, and, given that the flesh sticks to the seeds, it is hard eating. Jelly is good!

Fruiting Months February and October

Planted: 2003

Height 2 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 2

Fruit Harvest: 1 kilograms per Year

First Fruited: 5 Years from purchase in pot

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Summer

Fertiliser or Organics Used: Mulch, compost, dynamic lifter

When I Fertilise: Yearly

Pest Control:

Nil and birds clean the fruit up if I don't remember to check at the right time.

Organic Status:Partially Organic


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Small-leaved tamarind (Seedling) 9/10

Linnie's Edible Fruits
Update: 2785 days 16hrs

Comments: -

Best jam I've ever tasetd from a bush-tucker species... delicious... and even the fresh, raw fruit are good if you enjoy seriously tart but yummy things. Mine hasn't fruited yet... it was grown from seeds from the 'jam' tree. Looks to be thriving in the rainforest patch down below, where there is (occasionally) lots of water and shade from surrounding rainforest trees, but did endure a few years of hot sun initially.

Planted: 2006

Height 3 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Water Given in: Summer

Fertiliser or Organics Used: Native plant tablet when planted

Pest Control:

nil

Organic Status:Partially Organic


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TRIED BUT DIED

Coffee arabica

Linnie's Edible Fruits
Update: 2785 days 13hrs

Comments: -

It died because of frost, but I was contemplating removing it anyway, as there are weed issues. I guess those weed issues are limited by frost, though!

Pollination: No


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TRIED BUT DIED

Asparagus - Mary Washington (Seedling) 5/10

Linnie's Edible Fruits
Update: 2785 days 14hrs

Comments: -

It didn't exactly die... It was one of the first things I bought, as crowns, and I planted them out years ago when we first got here. The best, deepest, most permanent soil and position for asparagus was in the gully down in the bottom paddock, fenced off from stock.

I looked at the plants for ages, and never did see plump asparagus stems shooting from the ground. When I planted it, I hadn't realised that 'long-term' crop meant just that, and now my rainforest has grown up around the asparagus!

I imagine that if I prepare a good, deep, bed of soil, I could transplant the crowns, but I don't actually have a spare good, deep bed available!

Pollination: Cross Pollination


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TRIED BUT DIED

Babaco 1/10

Linnie's Edible Fruits
Update: 2785 days 15hrs

Comments: -

Frost, I think.

Pollination: Cross Pollination


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