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Anthonymiceli1's Edible Backyard

Joined: 26/11/08 Updated: 02/11/09 Frost: None
Location: Hastings, VIC, AU

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Naranjila not fruiting1 - My 2 Naranjilas (Golden fruit of the Andes) have been growing fantastically, planted Oct 07 no 1.2 m high and wide. Spectacular with their huge, velvety green and purple leaves. In a sheltered warm E facing position, next to Egg Fruit(very similar apart f..3770 days 11hrs
Naranjila not fruiting - My 2 naranjilas (golden fruit of the Andes) are growing extremely well, now 1.2 m high and wide,(planted Oct 07) green and healthy, quite spectacular with their massive leaves, with lots of flowers for the past 2 months but have set no fruit at all despit..3770 days 11hrs
West indian limes - Lots and lots of places including Bunnings. They grow very slowly and poorly in Southern areas, though ours has survived and eventually yielded some small but highly aromatic fruit (12 years) (near Mornington)..3965 days 14hrs
Frost protection1 - PPS "Down here" is near Mornington, Victoria, 80 km SSE of Melbourne...3965 days 19hrs
Frost protection1 - Your explanation is basically correct, as the water freezes heat is actually released as the crystalline structure of water ice contains less energy than the liquid state, (even at the same temperature) where the molecules are actually closer together and..3965 days 19hrs
Best high hedge tree - We have melaleuca ericifolia as a windbreak and it is fantastic- it suckers, so forms multiple thin trunks (white paper bark) almost like a bamboo hedge - but easily controlled by mowing on both sides. Hardy to wind, drought and waterlogging, quite fast..3986 days 15hrs
Winter black sapote - How old is your tree and has it had any fruit? My tree in Mornington Peninsula was only planted in Dec. but is doing OK so far...3986 days 17hrs
Lawyer palm - Thankyou it appears I can get lawyer palm there..3986 days 17hrs
Lawyer palm - Does anyone know how to obtain Calamus mulleri (lawyer vine, hairy Mary) climbing palm (rainforest plant rather than fruit tree)...4015 days 21hrs
Root stock - WHITE SAPOTE are always grated onto seedling white sapote and I do not think any actual research exists on which cultivars produce the best rootstock...4015 days 21hrs

Dwarf Orange

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Update: 3151 days 19hrs

Comments: - Growing well though slowly (I guess it is a dwart tree) %uFFFDOranges fruit here OK so it will when big enough

Height 1 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Pest Control: Not required


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Monstera - Fruit Salad Tree 8/10

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Update: 3151 days 19hrs

Comments: - Grows well though slowly. %uFFFDIs also quite resistant to drought hardly ever gets watered under the trees in front garden, %uFFFDnot damaged by the cold. %uFFFDHave another one that has fruited.

Planted: 2008

Water Given in: Winter

Pest Control: not required


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Pitaya - Pearl Dragon Fruit

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Update: 3151 days 19hrs

Comments: - Dies back a little in Winter but then grows away- damaged by wind and cold weather. %uFFFDNot fruited yet

Planted: 2008

Height 5 metres

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Water Given in: Winter


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Jerusalem Artichoke 8/10

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Update: 3151 days 19hrs

Comments: - Grows well and multiples easily crops well. %uFFFDOrnamental with its flowers. %uFFFDDies back to bulb in Autumn.

Height 2 metres

Water Given in: Spring

Fertiliser or Organics Used: none

Pest Control: none required


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Black Sapote - Ricks Late (Grafted) 7/10

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Update: 3151 days 19hrs

Comments: - Has survived 2 Winters but is not actually any larger than when planted, grows a little in Summer then dies back in Winter. %uFFFDAlso inclined to sunburn in hot weather. %uFFFDFlowered but not fruited.

Growing: In the Ground

Water Given in: Spring

When I Fertilise: Spring


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Comments

TimmyDoulos says... [2887 days 5hrs ago]
White Sapote should suit conditions better - I haven't tried it but would like to.

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River Lily

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Update: 3155 days 24hrs

Comments: - Grows slowly, most of them died due to drought but 1 survives


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Native Ginger - Atherton Red Back

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Update: 3155 days 24hrs

Comments: - Grows quyite OK though needs watering and dies back a little in Winter


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Native Ginger

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Update: 3155 days 24hrs

Comments: - Grows quite OK though dies back a little in Winter, needs watering in Summer.


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Cordyline - Narrow-leaved palm lily

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Update: 3155 days 24hrs

Comments: - Grows perfectly


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Dwarf Lime - Tahitian

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Update: 3155 days 24hrs

Comments: - Growing slwoly but will fruit when it is big enough as I have another Tahitian lime on normal rootstock in a different place

Planted: 2008

Height 1 metres

When I Fertilise: Spring

Pest Control: NOt required


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TRIED BUT DIED

Hicksbeachia pinnatifolia - Red Bopple Nut (Seedling)

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Update: 3151 days 19hrs

Comments: - Died due to lack of water in our drought might try it again. %uFFFDMacadamia will grow and fruit here


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TRIED BUT DIED

Green Sapote (Seedling) 8/10

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Update: 3151 days 19hrs

Comments: - Grew OK in Summer though was suceptible to leaf burn in hot weather. %uFFFDSurvived the Winter but died in Sept just as it was getting new shoots. %uFFFDSame thing happened to a second one. %uFFFDI guess the soil temperture was too low for the roots although we had no frost (at all).


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TRIED BUT DIED

Naranjilla 8/10

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Update: 3151 days 19hrs

Comments: - Grew fantastically in Summer, healthy and highly ornamental to about 1.5 m tall and wide, set a lot of fruitt but they were too late to ripen, and the plant did not survive the Winter. %uFFFDI guess Egg Plant and tomato do not survive Winter either. %uFFFDObviously needs a little more length of growing season

Pest Control: No pests detected


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TRIED BUT DIED

Jakfruit - Picone Crisp (Grafted) 8/10

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Update: 3151 days 19hrs

Comments: - Did OK in Summer but died in Mid Winter due to cold, not frost but I guess lack of enough warmth for its metabolism. %uFFFDThis is the second one that died, also a seedling I grew from a fruit.


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Pink Euodia (Seedling) 5/10

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Update: 3155 days 24hrs

Comments: - Died in Winter due to cold eventhough not frost.


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Miracle Fruit (Seedling) 8/10

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Update: 3155 days 24hrs

Comments: - Died in Winter though we did not have frost it appears to want more heat than we have


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Ceylon Hill Gooseberry (Cutting) 8/10

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Update: 3155 days 24hrs

Comments: - I think it died due to lack of water in our drought conditions, may try it again.


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Naranjilla

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Pitomba 8/10

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Update: 3156 days 0hrs

Comments: - DId not survive cold weather in Winter though we did not have any frost, it gradually loist its leaved and faded away by Spring.


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TRIED BUT DIED

Pitaya - Yellow Dragon Fruit (Cutting) 6/10

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Update: 3156 days 0hrs

Comments: - The yellow pitaya seems more sensitve to cold than the red which is still OK though died back a little in Winter


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