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Sarah's Edible Backyard

Joined: 24/02/11 Updated: 08/08/11 Frost: None
Location: , SA,

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gabs says... [2008 days 20hrs ago]
hi sarah, how's your maqui berry going?

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Maqui berry - Thanks for the photos fruitist. Like a few people here, I'm wondering when/where these trees flower...After looking at your pics I feel like going out to inspect my tree with a torch! If it was supposed to flower in May, I'll have to wait til next year...2806 days 18hrs
Ice cream bean free to good home - Hi BJ, yes I'd love to have a couple. I have a spot or 2 I'd like to try out. Will pay for post/packing too. Thank you!!! sarah.73.sarah@hotmail.com..2881 days 1hrs
Ice cream bean free to good home - Hi BJ, yes I'd love to have a couple. I have a spot or 2 I'd like to try out. Will pay for post/packing too. Thank you!!! sarah.73.sarah@hotmail.com..2881 days 1hrs
Ice cream bean free to good home - Hi BJ, yes I'd love to have a couple. I have a spot or 2 I'd like to try out. Will pay for post/packing too. Thank you!!! sarah.73.sarah@hotmail.com..2881 days 1hrs
Plants which are toxic to pets and - I've heard white sapote and loquat seeds will make a dog ill if they chew on them.. I have a 14 yr old golden retriever who no longer gets into too much mischief and 2 very young children so I'm also interested in this forum. Don't plant chillis if ..2889 days 3hrs
Kiwifruit2 - Hi Sandman..I am addicted to this Forum but don't particularly feel qualified to answer anything!.. I am in Adelaide and have planted x2 female Hayward and x1 male. They've been in 2 yrs, the first growing season not too much growth at all, I assumed t..2917 days 24hrs
Chinese raisin tree - Hello. Has anyone had any luck growing a Chinese Raisin Tree and if so, has it had any fruit? How much space does it require? I'm giving up on my poor persimon and was thinking of replacing with a Raisin Tree.....2960 days 2hrs
Quarantine1 - Hi...Bunnings have them on a regular basis I believe...mine is 2yrs old and growing and fruiting brilliantly..2977 days 18hrs

Chinese Raisin Tree 7/10

Sarah's Edible Fruits
Update: 2800 days 19hrs

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Apparently very hardy so planted in a windy, low maintenance area ( front garden ) Will be a gret bonus if we ever get any "raisins" off it.

Height 1.5 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Pollination: Self Pollination


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Fig Blue Provence 7/10

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Update: 2800 days 19hrs

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Recommended by Perry's.

Planted: 2011

Height 0.75 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Pollination: Self Pollination


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Fig White Genoa (Seedling)

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Update: 2800 days 19hrs

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Pretty slow growing but nice fruit to snack on.

Fruiting Months April and May

Planted: 2009

Height 1.6 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

First Fruited: 1 Years from purchase in pot

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pollination: Self Pollination

When I Fertilise: Never


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Guava Yellow Cherry 7/10

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Update: 2800 days 19hrs

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Never tried these but looking forward to it.

Planted: 2011

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Water Given in: Spring

Pollination: Self Pollination


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Lemon - Lisbon 9/10

Sarah's Edible Fruits
Update: 2800 days 19hrs

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Currently our first crop I've let develop, branches hanging on ground full of lemons. Love having them handy and made a great lemon cordial.

Fruiting Months March, April, May, June, July

Planted: 2008

Height 2 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

First Fruited: 2 Years from purchase in pot

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pollination: Self Pollination

Fertiliser or Organics Used: Mineral mix, wood ash, worm juice.

When I Fertilise: Winter and Spring

Pest Control:

Eco Oil for miner

Organic Status:Partially Organic


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Avocado - Bacon (B) 7/10

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Update: 2800 days 19hrs

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 Shade cloth on days over 35C and lots of water in Summer to prevent burn. I also paint the north facing stems as they were burnt yr 1. By the end of Winter it looks very average, yello/brown leaves falling off and I think it's on it's way out, but bounces back well each Spring. Still no flowers.

Planted: 2009

Height 1.8 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Pollination: Self Pollination

Fertiliser or Organics Used: Mineral mix,worm juice and wood ash.

When I Fertilise: Winter and Spring

Pest Control:

None as yet.

Organic Status:Partially Organic


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Maqui Berry 8/10

Sarah's Edible Fruits
Update: 2856 days 17hrs

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Growing like crazy, already pruned twice so I could fit it under a temporary shadecloth set up on a few of the hottest days of Summer. This tree is well watered, fertilised monthly ( though I doubt it needs it ) and is growing in east facing bed along with avoc, white sapote and tree dahlia. Looks like it has been there for years!..Also, I painted the trunk and branches as they were getting burnt.

Planted: 2010

Height 2 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

When I Fertilise: Winter and Spring

Organic Status:Partially Organic


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Nectarine - Sunblaze 5/10

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Update: 2856 days 18hrs

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Growing well. Beautiful flowers, didn't set as many fruit as I expected, the fruits that did set were juicy and delicious.

Fruiting Months December

Planted: 2008

Height 1.5 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

First Fruited: 2 Years from purchase in pot

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pollination: Self Pollination

When I Fertilise: When Fruiting and Spring

Organic Status:Partially Organic


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white sapote vernon 8/10

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Update: 2856 days 18hrs

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Lovely looking tree and has grown very rapidly. New growth has been burnt in it's first Summer, but this year with shadecloth on hottest days no problems. Flowering and tiny fruits set, so far none have matured. Fingers crossed this year.

Planted: 2009

Height 2 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pollination: Self Pollination

When I Fertilise: Winter and Spring

Organic Status:Partially Organic


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Loquat - Bessell Brown 4/10

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Update: 2857 days 18hrs

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This tree growing well, but still no flowers ( Apr 11 ). I planted in a position with only afternoon sun, as I thought it may fruit in semi-shade. Still hoping as I love loquats.

Planted: 2008

Growing: In the Ground

Sun/Shade: Low Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pollination: Self Pollination

When I Fertilise: Winter and Spring

Organic Status:Partially Organic


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Dwarf Peach 9/10

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Update: 2857 days 19hrs

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Plenty of nice peaches most of which the golden retriever picks and eats.

Planted: 2008

Height 0.5 metres

Growing: In a Pot

Qty: 1

First Fruited: 1 Years from purchase in pot

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pollination: Self Pollination

When I Fertilise: When Fruiting and Spring

Organic Status:Partially Organic


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Lime - Tahitian 9/10

Sarah's Edible Fruits
Update: 2857 days 19hrs

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Can't believe thia one ia actually producing limes. Planted in a sheltered north facing wall so gets plenty of warmth and water. Continues flushes of new growth throughout the year.It also gets inspected regularly for butterfly eggs on new growth, seems to attract them for some reason...

Fruiting Months February, March, April

Planted: 2008

Height 1.5 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Fruit Harvest: 0.5 kilograms per Year

First Fruited: 2 Years from purchase in pot

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Pollination: Self Pollination

When I Fertilise: When Fruiting, Winter, Spring

Pest Control:

Eco Oil

Organic Status:Partially Organic


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Apricot - Storeys (Early Moorpark) 10/10

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Update: 2858 days 2hrs

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Fastest growing tree in my garden. Have to heavily prune as I've planted too close to the house. Beautiful flowers, delicious fruit.

Fruiting Months November and December

Planted: 2008

Height 3 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

First Fruited: 1 Years from purchase in pot

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Summer and Spring

Pollination: Self Pollination

When I Fertilise: When Fruiting and Spring


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Peach-Kirkman Late 9/10

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Update: 2858 days 2hrs

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I never thought our first crop this year would ripen. The peaches were small and green for months and all of a sudden within 2 weeks have turned red and are ripening. Taste great! Nice to have fruit so late in the season.

Fruiting Months March

Planted: 2009

Height 1.2 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Fruit Harvest: 9 kilograms per Year

First Fruited: 2 Years from purchase in pot

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Spring

Pollination: Self Pollination

When I Fertilise: When Fruiting and Spring

Pest Control:

Copper before leaf burst.

Organic Status:Partially Organic


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Cherimoya - White 7/10

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Update: 2903 days 0hrs

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This tree is going to be big!! Oops may have planted it too close to the house. I am pruning it like mad, lol. Nice smelling flowers but how do I pollinate it?

Planted: 2009

Height 2 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pollination: Self Pollination

Question:

Help! This tree flowers well, but how do I pollinate it? Many attempts have failed! I used a small paintbrush and poked it up into the flower to try to get some pollen and then followed by putting it into the flower at female stage. How much pollen do I need? How do I know if any has stuck?


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Plum - Satsuma (Seedling) 4/10

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Update: 2903 days 0hrs

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My first attempt at espailiering. I think I may have chosen the wrong type of plum as it's not shooting where I predict. Ahh..too ambitious for a novice pruner..Few nice fruit set, but as they were on the lowest wire the dog bumped most of them off.

Planted: 2009

Growing: In the Ground

Pollination: Self Pollination


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Pear - Williams 7/10

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Update: 2903 days 0hrs

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Grows rapidly and proud of the shape I've got it to. ( learning to prune still) No flowers as yet. Fingers crossed this year.

Planted: 2009

Height 1.8 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Pollination: Self Pollination

Organic Status:Partially Organic


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Plum-Santa Rosa 7/10

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Update: 2903 days 0hrs

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Growing rapidly and have to prune regularly to prevent it going sky high. Many fruit set, however all but 6 remained til ripe. Not sure why? Looking forward t next year to see what happens. Delicious tasting plums.

Fruiting Months January

Planted: 2009

Height 1.7 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

First Fruited: 2 Years from purchase in pot

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pollination: Self Pollination


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Rhubarb - Sydney Crimson 5/10

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Update: 2903 days 0hrs

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Golden retriever occassionally uses it as bed. Never really thrived for that reason.

Planted: 2009

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 2

Sun/Shade: Low Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pollination: Self Pollination

Pest Control:

Hand pick off caterpillars.

Organic Status:Organic


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Curry Tree 10/10

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Update: 2903 days 0hrs

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Love this tree. Sentimental value, managed to propagate from tree at old house. Not so easy in Adelaide climate. Its in front of nth faing fence and gets a fair amount of water. Semi decidious here in Winter. Leaves great in curries and smells like curry after rain!

Planted: 2008

Height 2 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Pollination: Self Pollination


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Feijoa - Mammoth 5/10

Sarah's Edible Fruits
Update: 2904 days 1hrs

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This tree has grown well and flowered well, with no fruit. I was under the impression that these are trees that fruit easily here in Adelaide?. I've planted a no-name variety from Bunnings right next to it to hopefully help pollination.

Planted: 2008

Height 2 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 2

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pollination: Self Pollination

Question:

 


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Orange - Washington Navel 6/10

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Update: 2904 days 1hrs

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Not sure if this one will fruit. Its in competition with neighbour's paperbark.

Planted: 2010

Height 0.8 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Water Given in: Spring

Pollination: Self Pollination

When I Fertilise: Spring


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Mandarin - Imperial 8/10

Sarah's Edible Fruits
Update: 2904 days 18hrs

Comments: -

Fast growing screen tree.

Planted: 2010

Height 1.8 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pollination: Self Pollination

When I Fertilise: Spring

Pest Control:

Eco oil for control of leaf miner and hand removal of caterpillars.


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Guava - Strawberry 9/10

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Update: 2904 days 19hrs

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Nice looking, hardy shrub, used as a "filler" in our yard. he poor thing has been dug up and moved twice and has always bounced back very quickly.Tough plant. Fruits prolifically over a long time. I like the fruit, husband and 2yr old not so keen..

Planted: 2008

Height 1.5 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

First Fruited: 1 Years from purchase in pot

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pollination: Self Pollination

Organic Status:Partially Organic


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Cape Gooseberry

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Update: 2904 days 23hrs

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An unusual tasting fruit in a cute package. I tried one on the plant in Bunnings and thought it might be interesting for the kids.

Fruiting Months March

Planted: 2011

Height 0.5 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

First Fruited: 1 Years from purchase in pot

Water Given in: Spring

Pollination: Self Pollination

Organic Status:Partially Organic


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Kiwifruit - Hayward Female

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Update: 2917 days 24hrs


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