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Miranda's Edible Backyard

Joined: 13/02/11 Updated: 21/01/14 Frost:
Location: Schofields


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Did organza bags work for you - I have been used organza bags with baking paper inside the bags for last two years on guava trees, works perfectly well. ..1797 days 13hrs
Wampi variety selection - Carl, that is YP. I also got a YP last year and have a few fruits this summer. my YP is yellow and round with mild fragrance, but sugar level is much much lower than GS. I personally prefer GS. this summer, I have very nice large juicy GS fruits due..2176 days 16hrs
Chinese jujube - Thanks John. I got the ta-jan and Li from WA in winter, now have one fruit on each. many young fruits dropped off. ..2176 days 16hrs
Chinese jujube - Hi Jonn, very nice photos. how do you control the fruit fly? ..2179 days 24hrs
Did organza bags work for you - It didn't work for me on Hawaiian guava. all my hawaiian guavas were stung by fruitfly last year, but it did work fort Indian guava and others. ..2260 days 15hrs

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Rasberry bushes - Yes I'm still really interested in some rasberry cuttings. JWhat's the best way to get your contact details Jimmy? Mine are s a x m a n @ l i v e dot com dot au Many thanks in advance!..Liked Question 1972 days 2hrs

Sapodilla - Prolific (Grafted)

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Update: 2202 days 13hrs

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it was flowering when we bought, and it flowers all year round for the past 5 years, but never set fruit. it doesn't need much care, the tree was splited into half just above the grafted point by a intruding cat 2 years ago. I thought it would died, but it survive well, and it has now recover. much more flowers this year.

August 2012: I put it into the ground Sept last year. After so many years of waiting, it finally sets fruits in March. fruits are still small, but I am so excited about it. It seems require regular fertilize, and needs full sun to generate pollen

January 2014: This small tree sets so many fruits that almost break the branches. Fruits are very large.

Planted: 2006

Height 150 metres

Growing: In a Pot

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Pollination: No


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Blueberry - Sunshine Blue 10/10

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Update: 2670 days 22hrs

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fruit really well for last 2 years.

Fruiting Months January, July, August, September, October, November, December

Planted: 2006

Height 1 metres

Growing: In a Pot

Qty: 2

First Fruited: 1 Years from purchase in pot

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Pollination: Self Pollination

Pest Control:

 


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Lychee - Bosworth 3 (Cutting)

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Update: 2670 days 22hrs

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just bought it late Feb this year. I changed it to a large pot and gave it a light liquid fertiliser, it is now cover in a new flush .

August 2012: it sends out new growth every season, set one fruit last year. I fertilise it twice a season: when new growth begin and when they harden. the tree has now double in size since I bought it. much more flower buds are forming this winter. 

Planted: 2011

Growing: In a Pot

Sun/Shade: Full Sun


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Dwarf Mulberry - Black

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Update: 2684 days 19hrs

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This is not a dwarf one. it was grown in pot for 7 years before I put it into the ground in 2011. It is now triple in size. I prune it hard in late winter. Grow happyly in clay soil with no care. now full of fruits.

Fruiting Months September and October

Planted: 2003

Height 2 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

First Fruited: 1 Years from purchase in pot

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Spring

Pollination: Self Pollination

Pest Control:

 

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maqui berry

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Update: 2684 days 19hrs

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I bought it from Bunnings, not sure if it is cutting or seedling. start flowering this spring, and they are female flowers!!! but frost had killed a lot of flower buds. next year will put it under cover in winter.

Planted: 2011

Height 1.5 metres

Growing: In a Pot

First Fruited: 1.5 Years from purchase in pot

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun


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Wampee - Guy Sam (Grafted) 8/10

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Update: 3234 days 14hrs

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sweet, aromatic fruit. need plenty of water and full sun, fast growing. fruit from second year of purchase in pot.

Height 1.5 metres

Growing: In a Pot

Qty: 1

First Fruited: 2 Years from purchase in pot

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

After Fruiting

Pollination: Self Pollination


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Comments

Michael says... [3262 days 23hrs ago]
How would you rate thr fruit ? I have a two year old tree in the ground that has plenty of flowers but never any fruit set. I'm thinking of replacing it with a Longan tree .
Miranda says... [3262 days 11hrs ago]
first year flower, no fruit. second year flower, only 3 fruits. I was about to give it away, but my friend who bought the tree at the same time with me told me that their tree full of sweet fruits. So I kept it, than I had a very good crop last year. fruit was very sweet and nice, only one or no seed. I was so glad that I didn't give it away.
Ching says... [3053 days 2hrs ago]
Where did you buy Wampi? I live in Sydney area and hope to buy one nearby.
Miranda says... [3045 days 15hrs ago]
I got it from Daleys. you can try Bonnyrigg Garden centre. If they don't have, they may be able to order one for you. It is better to buy a grafted one.
Ching1 says... [3043 days 16hrs ago]
Thanks, I have ordered one from Daleys. It is grafted Guy Sam, and I hope it would be sweet. By the way, did you also plant it in a 50L pot like starfuit?
Ching says... [3032 days 3hrs ago]
Hi, Your wampi looks great. one more question - After you got it from Daleys, did you plant it in the current pot, or you re-pot it to a larger pot from time to time, as the plant grew bigger? If you do the re-potting, each time do you change all the soil or just top-up with some new potting mix? I heard people said that if doing the re-potting, all the soil needs to be changed too, not sure if that is true. Thanks
Miranda says... [3025 days 15hrs ago]
yes, it was in the same pot (50L)for 5 years. it needs a lot of water, grows very fast and also has strong roots sent out from bottom of the pot. I prunt it haveyly the year before, so it didn't fruit last year. I didn't repot it, only add some potting mix at bottom of the pot and some on the top. It was moved to the ground Feb this year after we moved house. the plant had no growth for many months, most of the leaves went yellow. I was so worry. but now looks better and it is in full bloom.
Ching1 says... [3013 days 2hrs ago]
Thanks a lot for the information.

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Guava Hawaiian 10/10

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Update: 3267 days 17hrs

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not sure if it is seeding or cutting. very large sweet and fragrant fruit, but attracted a lot of fruit fly last year. need a lot of water.

Fruiting Months April and May

Planted: 2007

Height 2 metres

Growing: In a Pot

Qty: 1

First Fruited: 1 Years from purchase in pot

After Fruiting

Pollination: Self Pollination


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Tran20161 says... [1159 days 19hrs ago]
Hi Miranda, Just wondering what size is your pot which you growth Hawaiian Guava in ? what Fertilizer you are giving your guava tree thanks. Regards, Bill

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Carambola Starfruit - Kary (Grafted) 10/10

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Update: 3267 days 17hrs

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easy to grow and very sweet fuit. don't like hot sun and wind. better grow in partial shade. need regular fertilizer.  produce plenty of furits every year. bought it from daleys in Dec 2005, grow in large pot, first fruit in Jan 2007, over 50 fruits per tree. picture was taken in April 2007

Fruiting Months March, April, May, June

Planted: 2006

Height 1.2 metres

Growing: In a Pot

Qty: 1

First Fruited: 1 Years from purchase in pot

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Pollination: Self Pollination

Fertiliser or Organics Used: spring, summer and autume


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Michael says... [3262 days 23hrs ago]
Do you have fruit fly problem with this fruit ?
Miranda says... [3262 days 12hrs ago]

Miranda says... [3262 days 12hrs ago]
no fruit fly for this one. there were not many fruit fly in my yard until last summer. the guava was badly attacked last year. My blueberry was attacked for the first time this summer. We moved house late December, just a few street away, those fruit flies didn't follow us, so I enjoyed a lot of blueberry this year.
Ching says... [3053 days 2hrs ago]
Hi, I have a small backyard, do you think starfruit grows well in pot, how large the pot you would recommend? Also where did you buy it from?
Miranda says... [3045 days 15hrs ago]
it grows well in pot. my one is in a 50 litre pot. I move it to sunny spot in winter and partial shade in summber. I bought it from Daleys.
Ching1 says... [3043 days 16hrs ago]
Thanks. I am ordering one from Daleys now.

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