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Carol3's Edible Backyard

Joined: 08/11/10 Updated: 07/02/18 Frost: None
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About My Edible Backyard


Why Carol3 Love's Edible Plants

I like to have a productive and useful garden.

I am on shallow acid sulfate soil on a clay base. 

Being in the wet tropics, rainfall is in metres per year, with distinct wet and dry seasons.  Plants need to survive heat and humidity.

The main fruit trees have a northerly aspect, but I grow a few tropical herbs in semi-shaded positions where they are protected from the western sun.  Even the vegetable patch needs some shade in summer.


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Carol3 has LIKED the following:
Fruit trees that can tolerate wet feet - Hi Everyone, persimmon, jack fruit, canistel, mulberry, banana and pepino will all handle wet feet for a fair while, ours do, we have a seasonal swamp and in wet years it's continually wet and these trees are thriving asimina triloba will grow in shade o..Liked Answer 393 days 4hrs

Brazilian Sissoo Spinach 9/10

Carol3's Edible Fruits
Update: 374 days 3hrs

Comments: - A good year round supplier of leafy greens.  Good spinach substitute for tropical climate.  Should be cooked if consumed in large amounts due to oxalic acid content. Can be eaten raw in salads, etc but consumption should be restricted of the raw leaf.

Height 30 Centimetres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Water Given in: Summer

Pollination: No

When I Fertilise: Never

Organic Status:Organic


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Vanilla Vine (Cutting) 7/10

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Update: 394 days 2hrs

Comments: -

Putting forth good growth but yet to flower or fruit.  Only a young plant.

Planted: 2014

Height 1 metres

Growing: In a Pot

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Full Shade

Water Given in: Summer and Spring

Pollination: Hand Pollination

When I Fertilise: Never

Pest Control:

Ducks


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Cassava

Carol3's Edible Fruits
Update: 3022 days 7hrs

Height 2 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 3

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Pollination: Self Pollination

When I Fertilise: Never

Pest Control:

Ducks

Organic Status:Organic


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Passionfruit - Panama Red

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Update: 3022 days 7hrs

Comments: -

A sweet, abundantly fruiting plant.

Fruiting Months January and December

Height 30 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 3

First Fruited: 1 Years from Seed

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Pollination: Self Pollination

When I Fertilise: Never

Pest Control:

Ducks

Organic Status:Organic


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Papaya- Yellow YD1B Hybrid (Seedling) 10/10

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Update: 3022 days 7hrs

Comments: -

Volunteer from compost in which fallen fruit had been disposed.

Planted: 2009

Height 1 metres

Growing: In a Pot

Qty: 1

First Fruited: 1 Years from Seed

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Summer

Pollination: Cross Pollination

Cross Pollinator Variety: Unknown - in neighbourhood

When I Fertilise: Never

Pest Control:

Ducks


Organic Status:Organic


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Cardamon Ginger (Cutting) 10/10

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Update: 3022 days 8hrs

Comments: -

Aromatic culinary herb.

Planted: 2009

Height 60 Centimetres

Growing: In the Ground

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Water Given in: Summer


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TRIED BUT DIED

Cinnamon Tree 1/10

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Update: 394 days 2hrs

Comments: -

Very disappointed to lose this plant. The young plant wilted shortly after transplanting to its permanent position in the garden. Although I watered it in well, it did not recover from wilting. Consequetly, I continued to thoroughly water it, erected a shadecloth barrier around it to protect it from what appeared to be scorched spots on its leaves.  

Too late, I identified the problem as a Phytophthera pathogen. No way to save a plant from this disease.  Although I would dearly love to grow another Cinnamom, I am hesitant to try again due to the cost of the plant and all likelihood that another would also succumb to the disease, even if I planted it in another section of the garden. My many attempts to grow Mango, and a few other suseptible plants, make me very wary as this pathogen lies dormant in soil until the right conditions (here, namely the wet season) present themselves for it to arise once again.


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TRIED BUT DIED

Wampee (Seedling)

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Update: 2466 days 2hrs

Comments: -

I think waterlogging in the wet season caused its demise.

Height 30 Centimetres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Summer

Pollination: Self Pollination

When I Fertilise: Never

Pest Control:

Ducks

Organic Status:Organic


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