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Roch1's Edible Backyard

Joined: 21/08/10 Updated: 11/10/10 Frost: Medium
Location: LYNBROOK, VIC, AU

About My Edible Backyard


Why Roch1 Love's Edible Plants

I'm passionate about growing fruit trees in my very small backyard. I've got couple of fruit trees, vegies, herbs, etc.  In Lynbrook (South East of Melbourne) it gets really cold at night in the winter. Biggest challenge is keeping the plants alive during that time.


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Fruit Tree Forum Contributions

Roch1 Forum Contributions
Mountain paw paw - Hi Brendan Is this Babaco?..558 days 11hrs
Growing avocado in melbourne - J, For Pinkerton, have you tried Forbidden Fruit Nursery-NSW? I got my Pinkerton 2 years ago. It's still in a pot & is struggling. May be the root stock is not suitable for the chilly climate here. ..2483 days 12hrs
Bacon avocado fertilser - Agree with John Mc. Also keep the mulch away from trunk. Too much fertiliser will burn the young plant...3095 days 3hrs
Help your vote comments on this graft - My understanding is stone fruits should be grafted when dormant...3105 days 15hrs
Uncommon fruits for every garden1 - Hi Jujube How much of the info is really applicable to Melbourne (or Australia)? ..3113 days 8hrs
Gals siyabala - Hi Luke Are you looking for the fruit or a plant? If I was not mistaken, about 5 or 6 years ago I saw Gal Siyambala at a fruit & vege shop in Dandenong Vic. http://www.agri.ruh.ac.lk/medicinalplants/medicinal_plants/families/leguminasae/plants/..3130 days 8hrs
Free tree and free book - Download link to the pdf is: http://www.archive.org/download/TreeCrops-J.RussellSmith/TreeCrops.pdf Thanks Violet Cactus..3130 days 8hrs
Subtropical fruit trees now available in se - Thanks for letting us know. Must make a date for next week end...3130 days 9hrs
Supermarket paw paw - I think you need male and a female type to produce fruits...3178 days 13hrs
Water crystals yes no1 - I would not use water crystals in clay soil. But I have used them when I laid the turf. I saw somewhere that active carbon is good as it stores nutrients/minerals and releases slowly, compared to crystals that only stores water...3178 days 13hrs
Growing avocado in melbourne - J, Never heard of a way to get fruits quickly. Grafted trees take usually 3-4 years to fruit. I'm not sure if Hass is good for Vic due to frost...3178 days 13hrs

Persimmon - Dai Dai Maru (A) (Grafted) 8/10

Roch1's Edible Fruits
Update: 2943 days 15hrs

Comments: -

Planted as a bare rooted. Fruited within its 1st year. Was amazed with the results. Fruit is very sweet, eventhough you have to wait until its fully ripe. Recommended, no hassle tree.

Prune in winter.

Fruiting Months May

Planted: 2009

Height 2 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Fruit Harvest: 5 Fruit Per Year

First Fruited: 1 Years from purchase in pot

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pollination: Self Pollination

When I Fertilise: When Fruiting

Organic Status:Partially Organic


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Mulberry - Hicks Fancy (Grafted) 7/10

Roch1's Edible Fruits
Update: 2943 days 15hrs

Comments: -

Fruited within its 1st year of planting, as a bare rooted tree. Only a handful, which is bit disappointing. 1 of the branches died but the other is growing well. This is a early season variety. No hassle tree. Doesnt like we feet.

Prune in winter.

Planted: 2009

Height 2.5 metres

Growing: In the Ground

First Fruited: 1 Years from purchase in pot

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pruned By: 30% in

Pollination: Self Pollination

When I Fertilise: Spring


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Peach - Anzac (Grafted) 4/10

Roch1's Edible Fruits
Update: 2943 days 15hrs

Comments: -

Bought from Bunnings. Very troublesome. Within 1st year of planting got curly leaf. Only knew it after the leafs came out, which is too late to control. Suspect it had it even before I purchased. Lesson to be learnt, if you plant stone fruits, always remember to do the copper treatment before buds swell. 2years but no fruits yet.

Prune in winter.

Planted: 2008

Height 2 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pollination: Self Pollination

When I Fertilise: Winter and Spring

Pest Control:

Copper oxychloride spray before buds swell.

Organic Status:Pesticides Used


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