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Rustynutz's Edible Backyard

Joined: 24/02/11 Updated: 17/10/17 Frost: Medium
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About My Edible Backyard


Why Rustynutz Love's Edible Plants

Great satisfaction from growing food for yourself and being able to show children where different foods come from.


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Drumstick tree - They can flower in the first year if given an early start and good conditions...226 days 4hrs
Gac fruit anyone - My plants were both males. Frost at minus 2 deg C has burnt off both vines. Will see what happens in spring. I need more seeds and a higher planting area up at our cattle yards I suspect. :(..247 days 18hrs
Drumstick tree - Hi, My wifes people do not eat the seed pod, just the leaves. And I think from memory I have seen some talk of eating the roots of the young trees as well. Not sure how they prepare the seed pods for eating. You can also run the seeds through an oil scre..448 days 3hrs
Drumstick tree - Tatses like peppery watercress...449 days 18hrs
Drumstick tree - Howdy, Nah pretty much pods every year if you leave the flowers on the tree. Some people eat them and the pods as well from my understanding...449 days 18hrs
Drumstick tree - One tree or multiples? There are 6 here and they all flower and pod up year round. Perhaps if it is a single tree there is a delay. These trees are 10 years old now...464 days 18hrs
Gac fruit anyone - I have two vines growing and they are both flowering atm. Anyone know what the male flower looks like? Quite a lovely flower on what I assume is the female one. Vines are a bit over 12 months old...475 days 7hrs
Drumstick tree - The problem is that most people grow the tree for it leaves which are added to soups stews etc etc. Leaf production in a pot is very severely reduced as the tree and root system does not grow freely. The trunks on some of the trees here are 6-8 inches thr..494 days 18hrs
Drumstick tree - If you have frosts then in a sheltered position near a building. Making sure there are no water pipes etc close by. Soil condition is not so important as the tree is very hardy. It will grow in black soil, red scrub, sandy loam with a clay base. They lik..534 days 17hrs
Gac fruit anyone - Look on ebay. There is a girl from innisfail sells the seeds...730 days 9hrs
Fuerte avocdo struggling - What type of soil? Do you have a clay base? Heavy clay try gypsium each years or put fork holes around the tree and fill with fine sand (not from the beach)..751 days 17hrs
Help with avocado disease1 - Possible iron deficiency in the leaves. Black fruit and twigs may be amthrax nose fungus. A mixture of copper oxychloride and mangazeb as per mixing instructions weekly for a few months should help that! Have always had dramas with avocados, sigh...751 days 17hrs
Gac fruit anyone - I have 2 gac vines growing from seed and have planted them out. Let us see how lucky/unlucky I am, lol...751 days 17hrs
Star apple - If you have severe frosts you will need to protect the tree until it is quit tall. Our would half die some years from frost damage even when 8 foot tall. But now being 6 meters tall and still growing the cold does not effect it. Do not plant it next to y..761 days 18hrs
Star apple - Hello, No cross pollination required for star apple at all. We have a second tree but it is 6 years younger than the first and has never flowered yet. The older tree flowers in January/Februrary and we eat fruit after winter and late spring/ early summ..762 days 18hrs

Plum - Sugar (Grafted) 8/10

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Update: 554 days 17hrs

Comments: - Very nice stonefruit for eating and kids devour them.

Fruiting Months October

Height 2 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 2

First Fruited: 2017 Years from purchase in pot

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pruned By: 10% in After Fruiting

Pollination: Self Pollination

Pest Control: Poly fly screen bags purchased from ebay.

Organic Status:Organic


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Plum - Satsuma

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Update: 554 days 17hrs

Comments: - Good eating plum, very appearance and can be stewed, dehydrated etc etc.

Height 2 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 2

First Fruited: 1 Years from purchase in pot

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Pollination: Self Pollination

Fertiliser or Organics Used: decomposed chook shit

Organic Status:Organic


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Orange - Tarocco Blood Orange (Grafted) 8/10

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Update: 554 days 17hrs

Comments: -

Very tasty fruit and the kids love it. Juice is very nice as well.

Also the fruit can be used in a lot of cooking recipes.

I am also curious as to how well it dehydrates.

Height 1 metres

Qty: 2

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pollination: Self Pollination

When I Fertilise: Spring

Organic Status:Organic


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Achacha (Grafted) 7/10

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Update: 554 days 17hrs

Comments: -

I am giving these a go as they normally grow in far north qld. But I do have a number of frost sensitive fruit trees here and they are growing well. 

Star apples are growing well here as well as other trees related to mangosteen.

Last winter was exceptional warm and if this trend continues I will plant more sensitive tropical trees like achacha.


Planted: 2017

Height 1 metres

Qty: 3

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pollination: Self Pollination

When I Fertilise: Spring

Organic Status:Organic


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Avocado - Sheppard (B) (Grafted) 5/10

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Update: 554 days 17hrs

Comments: - different varieties planted for fruit cropping spread and different tastes.

Height 1 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pollination: Self Pollination

Organic Status:Organic


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Avocado - Hass (A) (Grafted) 5/10

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Update: 554 days 17hrs

Planted: 2017

Height 1 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Spring


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Avocado - Reed (A)

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Update: 554 days 17hrs


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Ambarella (Seedling) 5/10

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Update: 554 days 17hrs

Comments: -

beautiful fast growing tree. Great tree fro kids to climb when tree's older

Height 6 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Winter

Pollination: No

When I Fertilise: Yearly

Organic Status:Organic


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Lemonade Tree (Grafted) 9/10

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Update: 2981 days 21hrs

Comments: -

good to eat. kids love this one

Fruiting Months January, February, March, April, May, June

Planted: 1988

Height 3 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Fruit Harvest: 30 kilograms per Year

First Fruited: 1999 Years from purchase in pot

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pruned By: 15% in After Fruiting

Pollination: No

When I Fertilise: Yearly

Pest Control:

needs shield beetle protection

Organic Status:Organic


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Green Sapote (Grafted) 6/10

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Update: 2981 days 21hrs

Comments: -

good tasting fruit when you get one

Fruiting Months January, February, March

Planted: 1986

Height 3 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Fruit Harvest: 1 kilograms per Year

First Fruited: 2000 Years from purchase in pot

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pollination: No

When I Fertilise: Yearly

Pest Control:

needs fruit fly netting

Organic Status:Organic


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Pitaya - Red Dragon Fruit (Cutting) 9/10

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Update: 2981 days 21hrs

Comments: -

great fruit to eat. Silght rose petal taste.

Fruiting Months January, February, March

Planted: 2006

Height 2 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 6

Fruit Harvest: 4 kilograms per Year

First Fruited: 2007 Years from purchase in pot

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pollination: No

When I Fertilise: Yearly

Organic Status:Organic


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Guava Yellow Cherry (Grafted)

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Update: 2981 days 21hrs

Comments: -

heavy cropper and tastes good

Fruiting Months January, February, March, April

Planted: 2004

Height 2 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Fruit Harvest: 20 kilograms per Year

First Fruited: 2005 Years from purchase in pot

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pollination: No

When I Fertilise: Yearly

Pest Control:

fruit fly netting

Organic Status:Organic


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Custard Apple - Pinks Mammoth (Grafted) 10/10

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Update: 2981 days 21hrs

Comments: -

fast fruiting and hardy tree, great taste as well.

Fruiting Months May, June, July

Height 1.5 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Fruit Harvest: 8 kilograms per Year

First Fruited: 2008 Years from purchase in pot

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pollination: No

When I Fertilise: Yearly

Pest Control:

fruit fly netting

Organic Status:Organic


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Longan - Kohala (Marcot) (Grafted) 5/10

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Update: 2981 days 21hrs

Height 3 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 2

First Fruited: 2005 Years from purchase in pot

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pruned By: 10% in

Pollination: No

When I Fertilise: Yearly

Organic Status:Organic


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Nectarine - Sunwright (Grafted) 10/10

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Update: 2981 days 21hrs

Comments: -

fast growing and fast fruiting

Fruiting Months July, August, September

Planted: 2007

Height 4 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 2

Fruit Harvest: 40 kilograms per Year

First Fruited: 2007 Years from purchase in pot

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pruned By: 25% in After Fruiting

Pollination: No

When I Fertilise: Yearly

Pest Control:

fruit fly net over polypipe frame

Organic Status:Organic


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Persimmon - Fuyu (NA) (Grafted) 6/10

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Update: 2981 days 21hrs

Comments: -

Feed for the birds

Fruiting Months January, February, December

Planted: 1981

Height 5 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Fruit Harvest: 20 kilograms per Year

First Fruited: 1983 Years from purchase in pot

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

After Fruiting

Pollination: No

When I Fertilise: Yearly

Pest Control:

nil

Question:

 


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Lime - Makrut (Kaffir) (Grafted) 8/10

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Update: 2981 days 21hrs

Comments: -

good for cooking and drinks

Fruiting Months January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December

Planted: 2008

Height 2 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Fruit Harvest: 20 kilograms per Year

First Fruited: 2008 Years from purchase in pot

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pruned By: 10% in After Fruiting

Pollination: No

When I Fertilise: When Fruiting and Yearly

Pest Control:

nil

Organic Status:Organic


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Lychee - Wai Chee (Grafted) 10/10

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Update: 2981 days 21hrs

Comments: -

Fruit tastes great and tree looks attractive

Fruiting Months January and December

Planted: 1984

Height 3 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 3

Fruit Harvest: 15 kilograms per Year

First Fruited: 1986 Years from purchase in pot

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pruned By: 10% in

Pollination: No

When I Fertilise: When Fruiting and Yearly

Pest Control:

nil

Organic Status:Organic


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Wampee (Grafted) 9/10

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Update: 2981 days 21hrs

Comments: -

Frost tolerant and very hardy. Not to large and different tasting fruit.

Fruiting Months January, February, December

Planted: 2007

Height 3 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Fruit Harvest: 10 kilograms per Year

First Fruited: 2008 Years from purchase in pot

Sun/Shade: Full Shade

Water Given in: Winter

Pruned By: 10% in After Fruiting

Pollination: No

When I Fertilise: Yearly

Organic Status:Organic


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Drumstick Tree ( Moringa ) (Seedling) 10/10

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Update: 2981 days 21hrs

Comments: -

A farvourite of my wifes. Makes great additions to soup etc. Tastes like water cress when eaten fresh. Fantastic nutritional value.

Planted: 2008

Height 4 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 6

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pruned By: 50% in

Pollination: No

Organic Status:Organic


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Pineapple - F180 (Cutting) 10/10

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Update: 2981 days 21hrs

Comments: -

Great tasting fruit, minimal water usage, minimal sprays, super easy to grow

Fruiting Months January, February, March, April

Planted: 2006

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 120

Fruit Harvest: 25 kilograms per Year

First Fruited: 2008 Years from purchase in pot

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Winter

Pollination: No

When I Fertilise: Yearly

Organic Status:Organic

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Macadamia - A38 (Grafted) 8/10

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Update: 2981 days 21hrs

Comments: -

Great tasting nut, fast growing and flowered in the first year of planting.

Fruiting Months January, February, March, April

Planted: 2004

Height 4 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 50

Fruit Harvest: 200 kilograms per Year

First Fruited: 2004 Years from purchase in pot

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Winter

Pruned By: 10% in After Fruiting, Autumn, Winter

Pollination: No

Fertiliser or Organics Used: bio dynamic

When I Fertilise: Yearly

Pest Control:

nil

Organic Status:Organic


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Jaboticaba (Grafted) 9/10

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Update: 2981 days 21hrs

Comments: -

Small neat looking tree. Fruit makes nice eat and also good to eat. In a good season it will fruit 3-4 times in summer.

Fruiting Months January, February, March

Planted: 1994

Height 1.5 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

First Fruited: 1998 Years from purchase in pot

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Autumn and Spring

Pollination: No

Fertiliser or Organics Used: cook poo

When I Fertilise: When Fruiting

Pest Control:

net

Organic Status:Organic


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Jakfruit - Seedling (Seedling) 10/10

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Update: 2981 days 21hrs

Comments: -

Tropical taste and good texture

Fruiting Months January, February, March

Planted: 1999

Height 6 metres

Growing: In the Ground

First Fruited: 2008 Years from purchase in pot

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Autumn and Spring

Pruned By: 5% in After Fruiting


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Mulberry - Black English (Cutting) 7/10

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Update: 2981 days 21hrs

Comments: -

tastes good and the kids love the berries

Fruiting Months January

Planted: 1997

Height 4 metres

Growing: In the Ground

First Fruited: 1998 Years from purchase in pot

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Winter

Pruned By: 25% in After Fruiting


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Star Apple (Grafted) 10/10

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Update: 2981 days 21hrs

Comments: -

good shade tree and love the fruit. 2011 is the first time it has flowered and is starting to set fruit.

Fruiting Months February, March, April

Planted: 2000

Height 4 metres

Growing: In the Ground

First Fruited: 2011 Years from purchase in pot

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pruned By: 5% in

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Mango - Kensington Pride grafted (Grafted) 9/10

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Update: 2981 days 21hrs

Comments: -

Good sized fruit and tastes great.

Fruiting Months January

Height 2 metres

Growing: In the Ground

First Fruited: 2009 Years from purchase in pot

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Autumn and Spring

Pruned By: 10% in After Fruiting


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Pecan - Wichita (B) (Grafted) 8/10

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Update: 2981 days 22hrs

Comments: -

Sweet good sized nut and shady tree

Fruiting Months March and April

Planted: 1985

Height 7 metres

Growing: In the Ground

First Fruited: 1986 Years from purchase in pot

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Winter

Pruned By: 10% in After Fruiting


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