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Robwhite1's Edible Backyard

Joined: 03/07/10 Updated: 25/10/10 Frost: Low
Location: Aberfoyle Park, SA, AU

About My Edible Backyard


Why Robwhite1 Love's Edible Plants

mostly clay soil but has been improved over the years with cow/horse manure and wood chips etc annual rainfall 32''



house block on approx 800m2 backyard facing north and sloping down towards the road



member of the rare fruit soc in adelaide



trying to fruit a rollinia in adelaide amongst other plants

Comments

gabs says... [1762 days 0hrs ago]
hi rob, your garden looks organised, any luck with the cherry tree?

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Robwhite1's WISH LIST

Rose Apple

Why Robwhite1 wants it: -

a freind has one fruiting near the coast and reckons they taste good?







Rollinia - Brazilian Custard Apple

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Update: 2793 days 2hrs

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picture shows a small fruit set but the time of the year when it sets is going into winter so the small fruit doesnt survive the cold and goes black and hard


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Longan - Kohala (Marcot)

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Update: 2907 days 0hrs

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purchased from daleys 12/2002 growing well and has a crop on it now (07/2010)


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Dwarf Apple - Pink Lady

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Update: 2907 days 2hrs

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tree started life as a golden delicious but now has many other var. on it including lady williams gravestein and prima


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Brazilian Cherry

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Update: 2907 days 2hrs

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purchased from perrys 03/1992 only fruited this year for the first time however has been flowering over the last few years without fruit set


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Comments

Michael says... [2906 days 1hrs ago]
Hi Rob, This looks like a photo of a Longan ?
robwhite1 says... [2905 days 2hrs ago]
it was I've fixed it now ...thanks
Han says... [2878 days 7hrs ago]

Han says... [2878 days 7hrs ago]

Han says... [2878 days 7hrs ago]
Hi Rob, How is your Brazilian Cherry taste like? I wanted to grow this fruit and thought some local knowledge would be great. Thank you

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Cherimoya - Seedling

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Update: 2907 days 2hrs

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planted out 3 trees in one hole 10/1996 2 seedlings and one grafted var called southern kights this var seems to set fruit without hand pollination 07/2000 picked first fruit 09/2002 pick one weighing 650 grams


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william says... [2794 days 12hrs ago]
hi rob,i am new in the forum and like to know where i can get a grafted sothern knight plant.ta
robwhite1 says... [2793 days 2hrs ago]

robwhite1 says... [2793 days 2hrs ago]
I got mine from the rare fruit society in adelaide you are welcome to a cutting if you are in the area ? regards rob
william says... [2792 days 12hrs ago]
hi rob,thank you and where about are you.Will pick up asap to your convenience.
william says... [2792 days 5hrs ago]
Hi rob, sorry.on 2nd thoughts,i will try to get a grafted one.thanks again.
robwhite1 says... [2792 days 3hrs ago]

robwhite1 says... [2792 days 3hrs ago]
ring me on 0414814347 and I will arrange a time to meet and give you directions
robwhite1 says... [2792 days 3hrs ago]
I doubt if you will get a grafted one as they are very rare

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cherry lapin 2/10

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Update: 2907 days 2hrs

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purchased from bunnings 08/2007 doing ok had a few fruit last year but maybe planted a little close to the avocado tree because I would have expected more growth than it has this year?

Organic Status:Partially Organic


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Yacon - Apple of the Earth

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Update: 2907 days 2hrs

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purchased from daleys 10/2000 easy to grow in raised garden bed unusual taste and when cooked are transparent the top dies off here in the cold weather 


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Pitaya - Red Dragon Fruit

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Update: 2907 days 3hrs

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purchased from daleys in 10/2000 have grown this in a pot in a hot house It now has escaped the hot house but has not flowered as yet?


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Tim1 says... [1775 days 11hrs ago]
I think these can sometimes only flower at night and might require hand pollination in a hot hosue with no access for things like bats to do the work for you

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Kiwifruit Sweetie (Female)

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Update: 2907 days 3hrs

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purchased from daleys 10/2000 only started to fruit in last two years as the male started to flower after 8 years for the first time


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Rollinia - Picone

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Update: 2907 days 3hrs

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purchased a seedling from a nursery in darwin 05/1993 but died in 04/1995 purchased another one in 01/1995 still alive and has set fruit but fruit not matured purchased another one from daleys 11/1999 var.piconii which is grafted onto cherimoya rootstock giving it more cold tolerance still yet to fruit growing in a pot


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Dwarf Mulberry - Red Shahtoot

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Update: 2907 days 3hrs

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purchased from daleys 11/1999 still in a pot fruit is nice to eat but I think a larger pot would improve yeild?


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TRIED BUT DIED

Cherry - Sunburst

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Update: 2907 days 2hrs

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purchased 06/1993 fruited for the first time in10/1997 had a bad infestation of black aphids in 2001/2002 and finally died


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Carambola Starfruit - Daleys Sweet Gold

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Update: 2907 days 2hrs

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purchased one from daleys 11/1999 but died 02/2010 not sure if it was a grafted var or a seedling died from the cold I think?


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TRIED BUT DIED

Ambarella

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Update: 2907 days 3hrs

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purchased from daleys in 10.2 lasted four years and died I think too cold to grow here?


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Peanut Butter Tree

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Update: 2907 days 3hrs

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purchased from daleys 10/2000 and grew well planted out in the ground but I think it succumbed to the cold ?


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Noni Fruit

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Update: 2907 days 3hrs

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purchased from daleys 10/2000 but died in the first season ...too cold here for it I think?


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Cocona

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Update: 2907 days 3hrs

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purchase from daleys 10/2000 but died from the cold I think ?


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