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Wrigly's Edible Backyard

Joined: 04/06/10 Updated: 22/06/10 Frost:
Location: Wonthaggi

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My house sits on a 1000 M2 block. I have only moved here recently from Wantirna Melb. So my garden is a work in progress. I have one tamarillo tree 1 m. high which I grew from seed taken from a shop bought fruit. Where I lived before I had good results from these and harvested bucket loads from 2 trees over a long period. Some people make the mistake of picking tamarillos when they reach full colour but you need to leave them for at least2 or 3 weeks longer or they are very tart. I have a Davidsons plum (which is static in growth as yet, also a Galangal plant  and curry leaf tree all just surviving at present. The front garden was all lawn but I am planting it with Aust.  natives mostly with no lawn. 


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Tamarillo (Seedling) 10/10

Wrigly's Edible Fruits
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They grow true to type from seed , I only grow the red variety, I find the yellow variety lacks flavour. After fruit has reached full colour do not be in a hurry to pick, wait for another 2 or 3 weeks to fully ripen , taste test frequently until ripe. I eat them fresh but I am told they are good cut in half lengthways, sprinkled with sugar and lightly grilled. The skin is bitter and should not be eaten. If blanched in hot water the skin can be slipped off.

Planted: 2005

Height 1.8 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 2

Fruit Harvest: 12 kilograms per Year

First Fruited: 2 Years from Seed

Water Given in: Autumn

Pruned By: 10% in Summer

Pollination: Self Pollination

When I Fertilise: Winter and Spring

Pest Control:

Confidor, When aphids are abundant usually 1 spray in a 12 mth period

Organic Status:Pesticides Used

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