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MandaB's Edible Backyard

Joined: 08/01/11 Updated: 11/06/11 Frost:
Location: Greenbank


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Good nurseries around brisbane - yes thats it Templex!..3021 days 16hrs
Good nurseries around brisbane - There is a nursery on the south side on beaudesert road in Sunnybank just past Hungry Jacks they have many tropicals and seem to know what they are talking about I have picked up a few things from here that I couldnt find anywhere else. Good luck. I cant ..3024 days 20hrs
Grwoing prickly pear - What do they taste like?..3162 days 16hrs
Crimson seedless grapes - I have the same one from Bunnings on a post and rail fence. Mine died right back and I had decided it was dead but it has come back to life and now is 2-3 feet tall and leafy. I also wondered how to train it. I was planning to use that as my excuse to vis..3162 days 16hrs
Fruit sighting - LOL I have gotten free Rambutan the same way! Quite a few woolworths in Brisbane have them. I successfully grew a longan from seed (then neglected it) and a Lychee no problem. I think Rambutan need a shallow planting havnt had much luck with them as yet..3162 days 16hrs

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Carambola 6/10

Why MandaB wants it: -

I would love some seeds to plant.







Rambutan 10/10

Why MandaB wants it: -

I love rambutan and the kids at school think they are amazing. Has anyone successfully grown one in Brisbane. I have a nice warm rock to try it on but I cant get stock, I may try planting seeds again I am pretty sure they need to be planted shallow as the ones I tried last year died before reaching the surface of the soil. If anyone can help me get one that would be great.







Mandarin - Imperial (Grafted) 10/10

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Update: 3024 days 20hrs

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pretty tree, supposed to be tasy and productive.

Tried my first fruit of this just now, it was delicious! sweet and juicy, one seed per section easy to peel. Fruited very quickly its only been in the ground a year and it has 8 fruit. I dont pick them off when the trees are young as I have plenty of water (biocycle) and no need for extra deep roots.

Height 1.5 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Water Given in: Winter

Pollination: Self Pollination

Fertiliser or Organics Used: downhill from chook run

Pest Control:

 

Organic Status:Organic


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Tangelo - Minneola (Grafted) 10/10

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Update: 3024 days 20hrs

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This is planted over my late cat and she has proved to be valuable fertiliser, it is twice the size of the other citrus planted at the same time! I love this fruit. It can vary from quite sweet to sour/bitter so try to get one you like. I love them all and will probably plant another one.

Fruiting Months April, May, June

Height 2.5 Centimetres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Fruit Harvest: 8 Fruit Per Year

First Fruited: 12 Months from Purchase in Pot

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Water Given in: Summer, Winter, Spring

Pollination: Self Pollination

Fertiliser or Organics Used: downhill from chook run

Organic Status:Organic

Question:

Should I prune it back a bit it has 2 long branches and looks like it may be unstable loaded with fruit.

I left it and it now has fruit on which are pulling the branches down into a lovely  drooping shape, I will prune by a third when I pick the fruit as it will be too heavy loaded with fruit.


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Passionfruit - Panama Red Pandora 8/10

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Update: 3073 days 1hrs

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Gowing slightly faster than the yellow. These are juicy and tastey.

Height 3 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Pollination: Self Pollination

Fertiliser or Organics Used: complete

When I Fertilise: Winter and Spring

Pest Control:

watch for possums helping you prune.

Organic Status:Organic


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Guava - Strawberry (Seedling) 9/10

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fruiting hedge! I have this planted in a mixed hedge with fejioa it is pruned to ensure a bushy growth. I needed some privacy along one side of my block and daleys had a special on so.....

Fruiting Months January

Planted: 1010

Height 40 Centimetres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 23

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Summer

Pruned By: 20% in Spring

Pollination: Self Pollination

Fertiliser or Organics Used: complete

When I Fertilise: Yearly

Pest Control:

potential fruitfly feast but they havnt bothered mine yet and we have heaps of fruit and fruit flys!

Organic Status:Organic

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Guava Yellow Cherry (Seedling) 7/10

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Update: 3179 days 0hrs

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We used to eat these from a friends tree as kids It is a beautiful round tree and pretty in fruit. It fruits a lot!

Mine is planted from seeds I ordered online and is only 2 inches high! Fome 6 seeds I got 2 sprouts one survived!

Height 8 Centimetres

Growing: In a Pot

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Low Sun

Pollination: Self Pollination


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Lychee (Grafted) 9/10

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this is some rare delicious type I will check what it is later on. Fresh lychees are sooooo much better then supermarket lychees. The trees are stunning features in a yard too.

Height 70 Centimetres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Water Given in: Winter

Pollination: Self Pollination

Fertiliser or Organics Used: mulch

When I Fertilise: Yearly

Organic Status:Organic


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Loquat - Seedling (Seedling) 10/10

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Update: 3179 days 1hrs

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fruit is yummy like a pineapple crossed with a lemon and a hint of vanilla. Doesnt keep at all though. Good looking rainforest type tree would suit any large garden. the large furry leaves are generous suppliers of mulch. Plant a seed it will grow! Supposed to fruit in winter but I think mine was a bit late. Fruit is generous early in life we had a bout 10 in the first 6 months.

Fruiting Months July and August

Height 2.5 Centimetres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Fruit Harvest: 8 Fruit Per Year

First Fruited: 3 Months from Purchase in Pot

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Water Given in: Summer

Pollination: Self Pollination

Fertiliser or Organics Used: mulch

When I Fertilise: Yearly

Pest Control:

This tree is known to harbour fruit fly over winter, as yet they are too busy with my tomatoes to notice the loquot!

Organic Status:Organic


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Feijoa (Seedling) 9/10

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Update: 3179 days 1hrs

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this grows quickly, has branches from ground level and is also called the pineapple guava. I planted it for a kiwi friend who misses them from home. It hasnt fruited yet but it grew so well I planted a mixed guava hedge along my side fence. If I can keep my hubby away from the wippersnipper it will look good (it currently has 4 gaps!)

Height 2 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 23

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Summer

Pollination: Self Pollination

Fertiliser or Organics Used: mulch

When I Fertilise: Yearly

Pest Control:

I have heard these are loved by fruit fly.

Organic Status:Organic


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Mulberry Black (Seedling) 10/10

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Update: 3179 days 2hrs

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Wow what a fast growing tree. Delicious fruit! And it fruits early in life. I have fond memories of climbing mulbery trees from my childhood and wanted my kids to do the same. To ensure you get good strong low branches cut the top 2cm off your tree when it is 1.2 metres high. It will branch within a growing season.I tried a few sharshoot white ones and thought they tasted boring by comparison plus the purple fingers are half the fun!

Fruiting Months August, September, October

Height 3.5 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

First Fruited: 2 Months from Purchase in Pot

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Winter

Pollination: Self Pollination

Fertiliser or Organics Used: mulch

When I Fertilise: Yearly

Pest Control:

no pests

Organic Status:Organic

Question:

What months does it fruit in Brisbane?


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Fig White Adriatic (Grafted) 8/10

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Update: 3179 days 2hrs

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good looking tree, sweet fruit, deciduious. It seems to have fruit most months but we never get to eat any ( between the kids, birds and possums I think)

Height 0.7 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

First Fruited: 3 Months from Purchase in Pot

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Summer

Pollination: Self Pollination

When I Fertilise: Never

Pest Control:

A net might be a good idea but its too small to bother with ATM. When its bigger I will net it to ensure I get to try the fruit.

Organic Status:Organic


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orange Blood (Grafted) 9/10

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Update: 3179 days 2hrs

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I really enjoy the taste and colour of blood orages, the red looks great in salads and they are very juicy. I am not sure what type of blood orange this is or even if there is more than one tpye! It came from the Jimboomba markets.

Height 1.5 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Pollination: Self Pollination

Fertiliser or Organics Used: chook mulch and complete fetiliser

When I Fertilise: Yearly

Pest Control:

pest free


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Dwarf Orange - Navelina 9/10

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Update: 3179 days 2hrs

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every backyard needs at least one orange tree-, they are beautiful and hardy

Height 1.5 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Water Given in: Winter

Pollination: Self Pollination

Fertiliser or Organics Used: mulch and complete fetiliser once so far

When I Fertilise: Yearly

Pest Control:

It has a beautiful large caterpiller living on it, doing some damage but too pretty to squash, it is in a cacoon now, I may regret not squishing it in the future...

Organic Status:Organic

Question:

this is a navelina on swingle rootstock so does that make it a dwarf? How big will it grow?


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Dwarf Apple - Tropical Anna (Grafted) 10/10

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Update: 3179 days 2hrs

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I want apples! And I live in Brisbane! We grew apples in Alstonville when I was a kid they were so much nicer than the supermarket ones we eat ATM. I cant wait until this fruits!

Height 70 Centimetres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Water Given in: Winter

Pollination: Self Pollination

Fertiliser or Organics Used: chook poo plus mulch

When I Fertilise: Yearly

Pest Control:

 

Organic Status:Organic

Question:

Can any one get any other types of tropical apples? I know there are a few different types but eveyone is out of stock. I need minimum chill types because its only going to get warmer as the city spreads out towards my place.


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Raspberry - Heritage (Cutting) 9/10

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Update: 3179 days 2hrs

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I love Rasberries and was pleasently surprised to find I could grow them in Brisbane. It fruits twice a year too! Sept and Feb yum!

Fruiting Months February and September

Planted: 2010

Height 60 Centimetres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Fruit Harvest: 0.1 kilograms per Year

First Fruited: 1 Months from Purchase in Pot

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Summer

Pruned By: 100% in

Pollination: Self Pollination

When I Fertilise: Never

Pest Control:

Keep my husband and the mower away!

Organic Status:Organic

Question:

has anyone actually pruned a heritage to the ground in winter? I was told to mow it down after the feb fruiting, but havnt got the guts to yet!


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Mango - Bowen Seedling (Seedling) 9/10

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Update: 3179 days 2hrs

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love the fruit as do the kids! Its growing well with a handful of mixed fetiliser giving it a boost this summer. I am surprised it hasnt died from waterlogging with all this rain we have had the soil around it is mud!

Height 1 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Water Given in: Summer

Fertiliser or Organics Used: randomly when I feel like it its mulched with chook pen cane mulch

Organic Status:Organic

Question:

 


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TRIED BUT DIED

Passionfruit - Panama Sweet Gold (G) (Grafted) 7/10

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Update: 3024 days 20hrs

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We ate these as kids they grew everywear. I am stuggling to get this one to take off. It should be fruiting this year but I think it will be another year yet. The black are more hardy but these taste sweeter. If it ever fruits I will try to grow some seedlings and see if they are stronger.

My sister grows these in terrible sandy soil near the coast very successfully so I will try again!

Height 3 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Pollination: Self Pollination

Fertiliser or Organics Used: complete

When I Fertilise: Winter and Spring

Pest Control:

possums love to prune them when young, beware!

Organic Status:Organic

Question:

How can I boost the growth rate?

Hmmm, I couldnt find this today after hubby mowed, I wonder if it will pop back up.


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TRIED BUT DIED

Avocado - Hass (A) (Grafted) 1/10

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Update: 3179 days 2hrs

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The leaves drooped then fell off, its still in the ground perhaps alive....help! Both my avocados have died the same way but the mango seems happy? thinking I may have a soil bacteria problem or it may be drainage.....

Pollination: Self Pollination


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