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Dory's Edible Backyard

Joined: 20/04/11 Updated: 06/12/12 Frost: None
Location: Brighton, QLD, Australia

About My Edible Backyard


Why Dory Love's Edible Plants

I like the idea of growing my own food.

Comments

Dory says... [2403 days 18hrs ago]

Nqgrower1 says... [2169 days 16hrs ago]
Hi Dory, regarding your request for ceylon hill gooseberry seeds - mine haven't fruited yet so no seeds - i did however get my plants from orams nursery in rockhampton- they delivered to me - if you google them you should be able to contact them :)
Yuliya says... [2038 days 14hrs ago]
Hi Dory, I love your garden and edible plants, I'm in Brisbane too (Nudgee, Northside). About a year ago I've started growing various shrubs, trees and other plants. Would you like to swap/share sometimes? Cheers, Julie

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Fruit Tree Forum Contributions

Dory Forum Contributions
Cherry of the rio grande5 - Thank you so much Rob, could you post the seeds please? Now I just need to work out how to PM from here :)..743 days 16hrs
Cherry of the rio grande5 - I contacted forbidden fruits today. Hope they still have them! Thank you :)..743 days 16hrs
Cherry of the rio grande5 - Does anybody have seeds or seedlings for sale? I have been waiting for over 2 years for Daleys to stock it, but no luck :( Maybe someone knows where I can buy one?..749 days 20hrs
Cuttings seeds seedlings swap - Hi everyone, the lotus plant has finally been tipped out of the pot and divided - what a messy job that was! The tubers are not as fat as I expected, but plenty of growing tips, and generally looks healthy. Some useful tips for those who want to grow lo..1936 days 14hrs
Cuttings seeds seedlings swap - Mike, one of the hogs plum seedlings is recovering - it has a new tiny leaf growing on the top! Looks like all the plants survived. I planted some seeds last weekend in the veggie patch too. Thanks again!..2018 days 24hrs
Cuttings seeds seedlings swap - Mike, the hogs plum seedlings don't look too good. Everything else looks happy. I fear the seedlings might not survive, but I'll look after them and see...2025 days 0hrs
Cuttings seeds seedlings swap - Yuliya, I have atherton raspberry and I am in Brisbane. Happy to share. ..2025 days 10hrs
Cuttings seeds seedlings swap - Mike, it landed with a lot of goodies on board! Thank you so much :-) All planted today in pots and in the ground. I hope I identified all the plants correctly, there are some I have not heard of before. I still feel bad about not sending anything in ex..2032 days 13hrs
Cuttings seeds seedlings swap - I did some more research on the lotus plants, and - you are right - I should wait until they are dormant before I tip them out. I will send them to all who want them around August. I have some little fish in the pots, no idea what they are. I brought some..2033 days 17hrs
Cuttings seeds seedlings swap - Ellen, I can send plant stuff to NSW, Vic and Qld, these states don't have quarantine restrictions. Would you swap for a yacon tuber?..2039 days 24hrs
Cuttings seeds seedlings swap - My lotuses grow in large pots. I've had them in these pots for 4 years - grown from seeds. I decided to move my lotus to a different pot - large bowl shaped one, and place it on the deck. They look much better than this in summer, now they are going int..2040 days 0hrs
Cuttings seeds seedlings swap - All parts of the lotus plant are edible. Seeds are roasted and eaten as nuts, tubers are used in stir-fries and asian curries. Leaves are used to wrap things up in. WWJ, please email me with your address, my email in an earlier post...2040 days 8hrs
Cuttings seeds seedlings swap - I will be dividing some lotus plants in the near future. Lotus tubers anyone? Flowers are pink...2040 days 9hrs
Cuttings seeds seedlings swap - Hi Mike, my email address: redoliveberry@gmail.com I will give you all the details via email. I still don't know what you would like?..2040 days 19hrs
Cuttings seeds seedlings swap - Mike, thank you. I am after anything edible that grows and produces in Brisbane. I still have a little space left in the garden. What would you like? I still have some strawberries and pepinos. I can of course just pay for the plants...2045 days 13hrs

Fruit Tree Forum Likes

Dory has LIKED the following:
Cherry of the rio grande5 - Got my two from Forbidden fruits, a couple of years ago, both flowered a lot last month...Liked Answer 743 days 16hrs
Cherry of the rio grande5 - There is one just finished fruiting at tropical fruit world. It's located on the pathway just before the cactus garden, there were alot of seed on the ground about 2 weeks ago. I'll swing by and see if there are any still there on friday. Rob..Liked Answer 743 days 16hrs

Peach - Angel Subtropical

Dory's Edible Fruits
Update: 1816 days 22hrs

Comments: -

Tree planted 8 months ago. It is growing OK, more than doublen in size since planting. I am hoping for some fruit soon. Tasted some bought in local green grocers and it was nice. The tips are drying and falling off, but I found a lot of people report similar thing, so perhaps it is normal.

September 2012 - a few fruit set, they are about 1.5cm in size.

November 2012 - tree had about 20 fruits, all beautiful and healthy, ripening and colouring....

Last night fruit bats ate them all - EVERY SINGLE ONE! Left fallen leaves and stones under the tree for me :-(

I guess I am netting the tree next year.

Height 1.5 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pollination: Self Pollination

When I Fertilise: Spring


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Acerola - Florida Sweet 10/10

Dory's Edible Fruits
Update: 1821 days 16hrs

Comments: -

This little tree flowers and fruits non stop through spring, summer and autumn. Lots of fruit! My child loves it and eats some every day.

Fruit has to be eaten straight after picking as it does not keep too well.

Grows very fast, fruited a few months after planting.

We have prunned the tree a little too hard last winter (2011). It is recovering, but slowly. It responds well to prunning, but we just went too far.

It has some fruit now (March 2012), but not many.

September 2012 - the tree does not look good. We pretty much killed it with the very heavy prunning. Branches are dying one by one. Just bought another plant from Daley's to replace it as we really like the fruit.

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

Planted: 2007

Height 3 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Fruit Harvest: 10 kilograms per Year

First Fruited: 4 Months from Purchase in Pot

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Summer

Pruned By: 30% in After Fruiting

Pollination: Self Pollination

When I Fertilise: Never

Organic Status:Organic


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Curry Tree

Dory's Edible Fruits
Update: 1963 days 8hrs

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Had it growing in pot years ago. It was small, but healthy, and had plenty of leaves to harvest. Six years ago it was planted in the ground and now it is three meters high. Can be prunned rihgt back without ill effects, will grow back in no time. We don't let it fruit as it spreads very easily from seed. Leaves are very aromatic and we use them a lot in cooking. In subtroical climate this tree is very easy to grow and very hardy.

Fruiting Months February and March

Planted: 2006

Height 3 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

First Fruited: 3 Years from purchase in pot

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Summer

Pruned By: 60% in Spring

Pollination: Self Pollination

When I Fertilise: Never

Pest Control:

none needed

Organic Status:Organic


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Chilli - Birds Eye

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Update: 1963 days 8hrs

Comments: -

We love chilli in our food, nearly every day. I think it's addictive! My plants are grown from seeds and are performing well with little care. We freeze the fruit when there are more than we can handle. Frozen chillies are good for a few months.

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

Planted: 2007

Height 50 Centimetres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 3

Fruit Harvest: 0.5 kilograms per Year

First Fruited: 1 Years from purchase in pot

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Pruned By: 30% in After Fruiting

Pollination: Self Pollination

When I Fertilise: Yearly

Pest Control:

none

Organic Status:Organic


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Bay Tree

Dory's Edible Fruits
Update: 1963 days 8hrs

Comments: -

Young small tree, ornamental and easy to look after. Harvesting leaves for cooking already. Grows well, no pests so far.

Planted: 2011

Height 60 Centimetres

Growing: In a Pot

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pollination: Self Pollination

When I Fertilise: Yearly

Pest Control:

not needed yet

Organic Status:Organic


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Strawberry

Dory's Edible Fruits
Update: 1963 days 8hrs

Comments: -

I have at least three different types growing in the same patch. All start fruiting in July and fruit until December. My child loves picking an eating them straight off the plants, they never make it home. Prolific and easy to grow.

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

Planted: 2010

Height 15 Centimetres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 40

Fruit Harvest: 2 kilograms per Year

First Fruited: 6 Months from Purchase in Pot

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pollination: Self Pollination

When I Fertilise: When Fruiting

Pest Control:

no

Organic Status:Organic


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Eggplant

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Update: 1963 days 9hrs

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I am successfuly growing eggplant for the first time and already ate two fruits. Very nice :-) More fruit to come even though it is winter and they are summer veggies. No problems with pests or diseases so far, see how we go in summer :-) Plant grows well and looks healthy.

Fruiting Months June, July, August

Planted: 2012

Height 50 Centimetres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 2

Fruit Harvest: 10 Fruit Per Year

First Fruited: 5 Months From Seed

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Pollination: Self Pollination

When I Fertilise: When Fruiting

Pest Control:

none so far

Organic Status:Organic


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Panama Berry

Dory's Edible Fruits
Update: 1963 days 9hrs

Comments: -

Fast growing good looking tree. Planted in Sep 2011 and it is nearly 2m tall, but still no fruit. I had one berry so far. Flowers are falling off for some reason. I hope it starts fruiting soon. I read about this tree and decided to grow it for the supposedly abudant fruit.

Fruiting Months February

Planted: 2011

Height 2 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Fruit Harvest: 1 Fruit Per Year

First Fruited: 6 Months from Purchase in Pot

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pollination: Self Pollination

When I Fertilise: Spring

Pest Control:

Grasshoppers are hand picked and fed to chickens.

Organic Status:Organic

Question:

Why are the flowers falling off?


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Raspberry - Atherton (Seedling) 10/10

Dory's Edible Fruits
Update: 1963 days 9hrs

Comments: -

Very easy to grow, bit harder to contain within one area. Growing in retaining wall now. Lots of fruit, my child loves them.

Fruiting Months July and August

Planted: 2007

Height 1.5 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 2

Fruit Harvest: 0.8 kilograms per Year

First Fruited: 1 Years from purchase in pot

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Water Given in: Summer

Pruned By: 50% in After Fruiting

Pollination: Self Pollination

When I Fertilise: Winter

Pest Control:

none

Organic Status:Organic


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Monstera Deliciosa (Cutting) 8/10

Dory's Edible Fruits
Update: 1963 days 9hrs

Comments: -

Nice big space filler for shady spot. Very ornamental folage. We ate one fruit so far, now there are five green ones. Takes forever to ripen, so need to be patient with this one. Fruit tastes OK, but nothing special really.

Fruiting Months September and October

Planted: 2007

Height 0.5 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Fruit Harvest: 1 Fruit Per Year

First Fruited: 3 Years after I planted Cutting

Sun/Shade: Low Sun

Pollination: Self Pollination

When I Fertilise: Never

Pest Control:

not needed

Organic Status:Organic


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Pepino - Kendall Gold

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Update: 1984 days 21hrs

Comments: -

Fast growing, prolific, very easy to grow from cuttings. Fruit is mild and pleasant tasting.

Fruiting Months April, June, July, August, September, October

Planted: 2009

Height 40 Centimetres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 3

Fruit Harvest: 15 Fruit Per Year

First Fruited: 6 Months from Purchase in Pot

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pollination: Self Pollination

When I Fertilise: Spring

Organic Status:Organic


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Grumichama - Black 9/10

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Update: 1984 days 22hrs

Comments: -

Very ornamental little tree. Has not fruited yet. Well, I found one tiny fruit last summer :-)

Sep 2011 - tree is in flowers now!!!

Hope to have some fruit soon.

Nov 2011 - harvesting my first crop!!! The fruit is very nice and sweet, love the flavour. A little bit like very sweet blackcurrant.

First crop not very big -about 0.5kg, hope it fruits more than once a year, not sure if it does.

February 2012 - the tree is flowering again, so more than one crop per year!!!!

Second crop not as big as the first one, fruit just starting to ripen (March 2012).

The tree is still not that big, I hope to have bigger crops in the future.

It is worth growing as it is compact, upright and requires little space comparing to other fruit trees.

Fruiting Months March and October

Planted: 2006

Height 2 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Fruit Harvest: 1 kilograms per Year

First Fruited: 5 Years from purchase in pot

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Water Given in: Winter

Pollination: Self Pollination

When I Fertilise: Yearly

Pest Control:

none

Organic Status:Organic

Question:

 


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Abiu

Dory's Edible Fruits
Update: 1984 days 22hrs

Comments: -

Planted only a few months ago.

Tree is doing OK, has some new growth.

Planted: 2011

Height 60 Centimetres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pollination: Self Pollination

When I Fertilise: Spring

Pest Control:

 

Organic Status:Organic


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Dwarf Mulberry - Black

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Update: 2069 days 21hrs

Comments: -

New tree, planted 6 months ago and doubled in size since. Had a few fruits already.

Fruiting Months October and November

Planted: 2011

Height 1 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Fruit Harvest: 5 Fruit Per Year

First Fruited: 3 Months from Purchase in Pot

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pollination: Self Pollination

When I Fertilise: Spring

Pest Control:

not needed yet

Organic Status:Organic


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Finger Lime

Dory's Edible Fruits
Update: 2069 days 21hrs

Comments: -

This tree has been planted six years ago, but nearly died two years ago. It developped some sort of white rot that consumed most of the wood. I cut it right back and cleaned as well as I could. It started growing again from the base. No flowers or fruits, but it is looking OK.

Planted: 2006

Height 50 Centimetres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Low Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pollination: Self Pollination

When I Fertilise: Spring

Pest Control:

not needed

Organic Status:Organic


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Black Sapote - Maher

Dory's Edible Fruits
Update: 2069 days 21hrs

Comments: -

New tree, planted a few months ago. Growing well, nearly doubled in size since planting in Sep 2011. It had two flowers, which fell off.

Height 60 Centimetres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pollination: Self Pollination

When I Fertilise: Spring

Pest Control:

not needed yet.

Organic Status:Organic


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Jaboticaba 6/10

Dory's Edible Fruits
Update: 2069 days 21hrs

Comments: -

Have not tasted the fruit yet. My tree is in the ground for nearly four years now and I hope it starts fruiting soon. Grows well.

Planted: 2007

Height 1.5 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Water Given in: Winter

When I Fertilise: Yearly

Pest Control:

none

Organic Status:Organic


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