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Tom's Edible Backyard

Joined: 19/08/10 Updated: 04/02/11 Frost:
Location: Orlando, Floria


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Guava tees in melbourne - Our Hawai'ian guavas have a strong, sweet taste, which is what I expected from all that I'd heard about them before we put them in. We use fish emulsion, cow manure, grass clippings, and wasted coffee grinds as fertilizer / mulch; so maybe that helps t..2756 days 13hrs
Pruning white sapote - We found the only way to get our three young white sapotes to branch out was to hard prune them. They were three whips, two already eight feet tall before we learned to snip the trunk to get branches started. I've always wondered just how high they'd..2764 days 1hrs
How to plant a tree - Super to hear it, N! Hope you have good weather while you dig. Summer in Melbourne must be a treat. Hey Phil - much thanks for the honour bestowed upon me of honorary Aussie (or at least the hope of it.) How come there's that extra "u" in "honou..2768 days 0hrs
How to plant a tree - Hi N, My "Australian" is reasonably good (I understand most of the time), so here's a go at responding to your questions. 3. Kath said clay soil or "heavy soils"; these are soils which do not drain well and would hold the water rather than let it ..2770 days 7hrs
Yellowish leaves on black passion fruit plant - This is one I know a good deal about. Concrete leaches lime for many years, and the more porous the mix and abundant a water source, the more leaching. Driveways are seldom poured from especially hard mixes, so if your driveway is still young (in concre..2797 days 13hrs

Fuyu Persimmon 9/10

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Update: 3272 days 3hrs

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Non-astringent & crisp.  Our tree came bareroot and took a full year to make a leaf, but it made up the slow start with profuse flowering and a decent crop in its first fruiting year.  Second year crop was about the same.  Increased water (we irrigate twice a week only - restrictions), by locating a sprinkler head nearby, and the thrid crop is much improved in quantity.

Fruiting Months October and November

Planted: 2007

Height 3.5 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

First Fruited: 1 Years from purchase in pot

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Spring

After Fruiting

Pollination: Cross Pollination

Cross Pollinator Variety: Giant Fuyu & Tanenashi

When I Fertilise: Winter and Spring

Pest Control:

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Davidsons Plum - QLD 9/10

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Update: 3288 days 12hrs

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It's extremely rare on our side of the world, and it reminds me of a country I love.  We intend to make d. plum membrillo and jams when they begin fruiting.  We have one in the ground (pictured) and 20 babies in pots to spread around the property under tree cover for cross poliination.

Planted: 2010

Height 1.5 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 20

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pollination: Cross Pollination

Cross Pollinator Variety: D. pruriens

Fertiliser or Organics Used: fish emulsion, coffee grinds, grass clippings


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