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Health101orgarticles1's Edible Backyard

Joined: 26/11/08 Updated: 21/12/19 Frost:
Location: BANKSTOWN NORTH


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Daleys propagation fertiliser - What's "e;15:15:15"e;? The NPK fertilizers are relatively new and artificial/synthetic and which only have three minerals. Plants need way more than just 3 minerals. That makes them a very unbalanced fertilizer. I think that certified orga..1341 days 13hrs
Problems with white sapotes pics included - To J from Upwey, which 'organic' fertilizers do you use? Are they not certified organic? How would netting harm a tree? My guess is that it doesn't. How do you protect from possums? Trunk collars? I have no possum problems. I have seen only o..1341 days 13hrs
Asimina tribolaamerican pawpaw temperate custard apple - Did you know that it is spelled instead as Asimina triloba, not tribola?..1355 days 14hrs
Daleys propagation fertiliser - What fertiliser does Daley's use when growing their plants for sale? What fertiliser should they use, to increase health and each plant's future yield? ..1356 days 5hrs
Best fertiliser - What is your best proven fertiliser? Or what do you think might just be the best fertiliser to increase yield or at least health, on fruiting plants especially?..1356 days 5hrs

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Suitable fruit trees for public streets - I would like to get anyone's suggestion on which fruit trees are suitable to grow alongside your local streets. A few helpful characteristics would be: 1. Not easy to pick by people walking by. 2. Drought tolerant and able to deal with smog. 3. N..Liked Question 2274 days 14hrs

Macadamia - 816 (Cutting) 9/10

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Update: 165 days 15hrs

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December 2007: Erect ("upright"), at least in my position anyway. Or ie has a central leader / just one main vertical trunk, without any big side branches. I want minor side branches to branch out at right angles / 90%uFFFD for at least enough room for a comfortable and unbreakable foothold for climbing, to avoid the branch peeling off and breaking at a weaker 45%uFFFD etc angle. I can do that by putting a clothes peg etc on the young trunk and also against the new young branch, so that it grows out and not up. West facing, and against very busy 4 lane asphalt / blacktop road, and concrete footpath. Full sun now, but for some of the first 11 years was totally or slmost fully shaded by my local council's free Acacia decurrens, originally a tube seedling. My great and maybe first and successful experiment in companion planting, and also nitrogen-fixing, as well as a large swale or berm, from a Vietnamese next door neighbour's new house excavation, although including some very big and small concrete blocks that I said that I did not want, some of which were put back at their partly built front entrance. First young nuts noticed after 12 years, in Dec 2019. It might have fruited before, among the acacia's branches, in its full or almost full shade.

Planted: 2007

Height 4.85 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Summer

After Fruiting

Pollination: Cross Pollination

Cross Pollinator Variety: A268 alongside, then A4, A16 and seedling.

When I Fertilise: Never

Pest Control:

Rat bait and traps.

Organic Status:Organic


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Macadamia - A268 (Cutting) 5/10

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Update: 165 days 15hrs

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I prefer soft fruit instead of nuts, now. The biggest husked nut in the photo was about 10 grams with an edible about 3 grams inside.

Planted: 2007

Height 2.5 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Summer

After Fruiting

Pollination: Cross Pollination

Cross Pollinator Variety: 861 alongside, then A4, A16 and seedling on naturestrip.

Pest Control:

Rat bait and traps.

Organic Status:Organic


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Dwarf Macadamia - A16 (Cutting) 5/10

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Update: 165 days 16hrs

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If against a driveway, eg against a car's paint, and passengers skin, it has too sharp leaves, at least if not pruned enough.

Planted: 2007

Height 5 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Summer

After Fruiting

Pollination: Cross Pollination

Cross Pollinator Variety: A4

When I Fertilise: Never

Pest Control:

Rat bait and traps. But as the photo shows, hungry rats in mid or early December will crawl high up the tree and eat immature small green nuts.

Organic Status:Organic


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Palm - Jelly or Wine Palm (Seedling) 7/10

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Update: 165 days 17hrs

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Sweet.Organic.No fruit fly problem.No bird problem.No rat problem.No fruit bat problem.Maybe that's because the harvest period is only two or three weeks, which might be too short to attract the attention of pests. Tropical appearance of palm.Less theft due to ignorance from passers-by, and / or because it is behind a fence. Is my palm sweeter than yours because of my better soil due to my mulching and fish waste 'sumps'?

Con's: 1.Acidity. Almost always after eating a lot, eg about 50-100, there are sore bleeding gums and tongue.

2. Not naturally a tropical fruit, ie not containing a slightly higher fat level.

2008/2009 season:

Bract/spathe;

2008 Nov 23 First appears!

2008 Dec 3 Second appears.

2008 Dec 12 Third appears.

2009:

Fruit bunches/ Infructescences;

2009 Feb 18: First fruit!

2009 Mar 1 Last fruit (12 days only).

2009/2010 season:

Bract/spathe: ?

Flowers/Inflorescences:

1.Nov 23 2.Dec 3 3.Dec 12

Fruit bunches/Infructescences:

Feb 22 start  Feb 25-peak? Mar 18 finish (25 days)

.2011: No fruit, as no flowers. Why? Rain at wrong times and too heavy?

2011/2012 season:

Bracts: 1.Nov 15

Flowers/Inflorescences: 1. Dec 31 2. Jan 11

Fruit: April 16 start to April 21 finish?

2012/2013 season:

Bract/spathes: 1. Sep 20< 2. ? 3. Nov 1 ?. 4. Dec 1?

Flower/Inflorescences: 1. Nov 23? 2. Dec  9 3. Dec 17 4. Jan 7

Fruit: Feb?

2013/2014:

Bracts/spathes/sheathes/fruit bunch covers:

2013 October 26 First bract appears from fronds.

2013 November 25 Second bract

Flowers/Spadixes/Inflorescences:

2013 December 10 (45 days later) First flower appears from within now bulbous bract.

2014 January 6 (41 days later) Second flower

Fruit bunches/infructescences:

The yield/harvest/production below is from just one palm, as the other palm isn't bearing.

2014 March 13 (20 weeks from go to whoa) Thursday, Day 1: 16 fruit- Lucky day for the start of this years harvest.

2014 March 14 Friday: 25 fruit. Total 41. Mmmm.

2014 March 15 Saturday: 125 fruit. Total 166. MMmmm.

2014 March 16 Sunday: 73  Total 239 . MMMmmm.

2014 March 17 Monday: 172 Total 411  MMMMm.

2014 March 18 Tuesday: 159    Total 570    MMMMMm.

2014 March 19 Wednesday 149   Total  719   MMMMMM.

2014 March 20 Thursday  58   Total 777!  

2014 March 21 Friday  149    Total  926

2014 March 22 Saturday, Day 10: 65    Total 991 First bat attack. Minor.

2014 March 23 Sunday 68   Total 1059

2014 March 24 Monday 22   Total 1081

2014 March 25 Tuesday, Day 13: 10   Total  1091  

2014 March 26 Wednesday, Day 14: 2?   Total 1093

2014 March: Inedible unripe fruit; 20 Total 1113

Total for first bunch=1113

Second fruit bunch/infructescence:

2014 April 4 (18 weeks and 4 days from go to whoa [bract to fruit] ) Friday, Day 1: 39 fruit.

2014 April 5 Saturday Day 2: 31 fruit.  

2014 April 6 Sunday 50 fruit.  

2014 April 7 Monday 125 fruit.  

2014 April 8 Tuesday 41 fruit.  

2014 April 9 Wednesday 55 fruit (16 gram record size fruit piece [normal is 12.5g] ). 

2014 April 10 Thursday 39 fruit.   

2014 April 11 Friday 9 fruit.  

2014 April 12 Saturday 4 fruit.

Total for second bunch/infructescence= 393 fruit.  


 


2014 Grand total: 1506 fruit.

1506 fruit X 10.7 grams net = 16 kg (16.11 kg) of fruit.

But why has one of my palms not ever had even any sign of flowers? Lack of natural fertiliser?

Fruiting Months March and April

Planted: 2003

Height 3.5 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 2

Fruit Harvest: 11 kilograms per Year

First Fruited: 5 Years from purchase in pot

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Water Given in: Autumn

Summer

Pollination: No

When I Fertilise: Never

Pest Control: None.


Organic Status:Organic

Question:

Is this a seedling of a certain type or variety? Why does mine taste so much better than the palms on the naturestrip in Summer Hill, Sydney, is it because of my better growing conditions, eg compost, mulch, and watering?


Why has the second palm I planted not ever had even any sign of flowers? Lack of as good growing conditions, eg compost, water, natural fertiliser etc?

2011: Why no flowers and fruit? Rain too heavy and at wrong time?


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Macadamia - A4 (Cutting) 5/10

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Update: 165 days 21hrs

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No watering, at least apart from in the beginning.

Planted: 2007

Height 5 metres

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Summer

After Fruiting

Pollination: Cross Pollination

Cross Pollinator Variety: Next to A16, then seedling, 816, and A268.


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Carob 1/10

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Update: 165 days 21hrs

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Lusciously beautifully strong sweet scent in the air, thanks to the flowers, during Summer, up to maybe late March.

Rare edible small pods.

Maybe mainly a male, but is rarely changing to a bisexual/hermaphrodite tree producing very sparse small pods.

Fruiting Months March

Planted: 2005

Height 5 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Fruit Harvest: 0.01 kilograms per Year

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Summer

After Fruiting

When I Fertilise: Never

Organic Status:Organic


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Acerola - Florida Sweet 5/10

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Update: 165 days 21hrs

Planted: 2003

Height 3 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Summer

After Fruiting

Organic Status:Organic


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Mulberry - White Shahtoot

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Carob

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Macadamia - A38

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Macadamia - H2

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White Sapote - Golden Globe 5/10

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Mango - Nam doc mai 1/10

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Inadequate sun during winter?


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Dwarf Mulberry - Red Shahtoot

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Council removed it from the narrow kerbside nature strip.

Dysfunctional malicious vandal govt.


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Carob - Clifford (Grafted) 1/10

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Over-watering, during Winter, via the automatic irrigation?


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