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Nqgrower1's Edible Backyard

Joined: 01/05/11 Updated: 03/06/12 Frost: None
Location: QLD,

About My Edible Backyard


Why Nqgrower1 Love's Edible Plants

What's not to love! The biggest challange for me is I know nothing about gardening and so I am learning as I go. The biggest reward is the excitement of finding fruit on the trees, and my plants still alive :) Soil type is a mixture, and I have tried to pick plants that are tropical and hardy because we have long dry winters and hot wet tropical summers. I only started planting this year and so am hoping my plants will survive through their first wet season over christmas!


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Coffee tree help2 - Hi everyone, I have a coffee tree which has been in the ground for a while now - and i have just had my first lot of flowers and berries (still on the plant!) while this is awesome - my tree looks far from healthy. There has been significant leaf drop ..2089 days 1hrs
Anna apple help4 - Thanks everyone, asder Itermites are a huge hate of mine and because we back onto bush we randomly find groups here and there in the yard but we make sure our house chemical barrier is always up to date and I check the slab clearance regularly but I know ..2217 days 13hrs
Anna apple help4 - HI Everyone, Can anyone help me try to save my anna apple tree. It has been growing well in a pot for nearly a year now and last weekend I noticed there were heaps of curly grubs in the pot. I moved the pot and then noticed that there were termites goi..2222 days 14hrs
Panama berry5 - Thanks guys. Am happy for it to droop but was hoping it would develop a self supporting trunk and the branches would droop from there. ..2326 days 20hrs
Blackberry jam fruit randia formosa - Thanks John, have emailed you :) Thanks for the advice Grant..2348 days 21hrs
Blackberry jam fruit randia formosa - Does anyone else know how I might get some seeds or a cutting of this plant?..2349 days 9hrs
Coffee plant problem - Hi Amanda - thanks for the reply. No herbicides (but no fertilisers either I have been slack). Not seperated at all the leaf feels 'normal' just looks bleached. no bugs that I can see, only some ants which keep trying to make nests on the trunk but I di..2352 days 12hrs
Coffee plant problem - Hi Everyone, can anyone help me work out how to fix my coffee plant? I have two - both bought from daleys at the same time and planted in the same garden bed. One is looking great - about 1.3 meters tall and dark shiny green, the other, well hasn't grown..2352 days 13hrs
Blackberry jam fruit randia formosa - Thanks Micarle - sorry to sound completely useless but the only ones i could see on ebay were from germany - how does everyone go ordering plants/seeds from overseas on ebay?? I have never bought anything from ebay and so not sure how quarantine works? ..2352 days 13hrs
Blackberry jam fruit randia formosa - does anyone know where this plant can be purchased from?..2353 days 10hrs
Cost of peanut butter trees - I planted my peanut butter fruit tree about 12 months ago and it came from daleys in it's little box and now is taller than me! my first lot of flower started in September however I have so far only had 2 fruit - looks like there are about 5 more startin..2356 days 0hrs
Panama berry5 - hi everyone, i have a panama berry which I would like to keep managed as a small tree in a pot. at the moment it's just a long flimsy shoot - does anyone know if and how long it might take to strengthen up so I can remove the stake? Is there anything I s..2362 days 1hrs
How to repot rollinia - Hi Amanda I don't know much about root pruning so very interested to hear more... here are some pics of the rollinia I took so you could see what we were talking about. ..2362 days 1hrs
How to repot rollinia - Thanks so much for all your help everyone. I have some plants that are ready to plant in the ground, and am thinking now I should plant the rollinia in the ground and one of my other plants in it's place. What do you suggest would be the best plant for c..2362 days 11hrs
How to repot rollinia - Thanks guys much appreciated :) I will try your tips mary they sound much better than what i was thinking. Amanda, thanks also for the info. I really hope mine doesnt die - rollinia in the ground is way to big for my yard but the fruit sounded so deliciou..2363 days 16hrs

Rollinia - Brazilian Custard Apple 7/10

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Update: 2480 days 20hrs

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The plant is deciduous but it is so warm here it managed to keep all its leaves over winter. New growth - currently planted in a massive pot in full afternoon sun.

Planted: 2011

Height 50 Centimetres

Growing: In a Pot

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pollination: Self Pollination

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Pomegranate - Wonderful 8/10

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Update: 2497 days 10hrs

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The flowers are so vivid and beautiful - fruit will be a bonus!

Bought from Bunnings so I am not sure on the variety, we have had flowers twice so far but no fruit.  In a massive pot - this is our second attempt with the pommegranate - our first plant was in the pot and did not drain properly - with our wet season there was two inches of water in the top of the pot for about a week and the plant died. We now have made sure the drainage is better (more holes in the pot and a small layer of gravel) and the new tree is thriving

Planted: 2011

Height 80 Centimetres

Growing: In a Pot

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pollination: Self Pollination

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Papaya - Hawain Bisexual Yellow 7/10

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Update: 2497 days 10hrs

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Tree have grown quickly and have my first lot of fruit - they are taking forever to ripen

Height 1.6 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pollination: Self Pollination


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Vanilla Vine 8/10

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Update: 2497 days 10hrs

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These have grown really quickly and are doing great. I spray every day with water to create humidity. Not sure how to get flowers so will need to do more research

Height 1 metres

Growing: In a Pot

Qty: 2

Sun/Shade: Low Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pollination: Self Pollination


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Bush Lemon Tree 8/10

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Update: 2497 days 10hrs

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tree is doing really well but has lots of thorns. I cut it right back after a bout of citrus leaf miner.

Height 40 Centimetres

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pollination: Self Pollination


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Grumichama - Orange 6/10

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Update: 2497 days 10hrs

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I could only get one orange grumichama and had to have it to compare to the black ones i already have!

Height 50 Centimetres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Water Given in: Spring

Pollination: Self Pollination


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Grumichama - Black 7/10

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Update: 2497 days 10hrs

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I love cherries and was trying to find a tropical substitute. I have five trees at various stages of development - from 1.5m to 20cm in height. New growth is red in colour

Height 50 Centimetres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 5

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pollination: Self Pollination


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Dory says... [2411 days 16hrs ago]

Dory says... [2411 days 16hrs ago]
I had my first crop this year (planted 5 years ago). Not very big, but the fruit is beautiful!

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Orange - Arnold Blood 6/10

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Update: 2497 days 10hrs

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This tree looks healthy but very little growth

Height 50 Centimetres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pollination: Self Pollination


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Orange Berry 4/10

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Update: 2497 days 10hrs

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The idea of sweet honey like fruit sounded great. I have had berries now and have to say they tasted a bit unpleasant and like medicine :) Could be just me though. No sure if I will keep these because there is very little fruit to seed ratio.

Height 40 Centimetres

Qty: 2

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pollination: Self Pollination


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Orange - Washington Navel 6/10

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Update: 2497 days 10hrs

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Very little growth but some new shoots now in spring

Height 50 Centimetres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pollination: Self Pollination


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Mandarin - Imperial 6/10

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Update: 2497 days 10hrs

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I am a bit nervous about growing citrus as I have heard they are hard work, and I am a novice. The tree is growing slowly.

Height 1 metres

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pollination: Self Pollination


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Apple - Anna 7/10

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Update: 2497 days 10hrs

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I really want to grow apples but not sure if there are enough chill hours here. I bought the plant in Rockhampton and it looks like I have three fruit growing but I won't know until next year if fruit will set for me here.

Height 1.4 metres

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pollination: Self Pollination


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Abiu 6/10

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Update: 2497 days 10hrs

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I love the idea of caramel fruit! The tree is very tall and top heavy though so not sure how it will go - it looks very flimsy.

Height 1 metres

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pollination: Self Pollination


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Black Sapote - Maher 8/10

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Update: 2497 days 10hrs

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I have eaten chocolate pudding fruit before and really liked the taste. I have had flowers already but I pulled them off (which killed me :)) because I wanted the plant to focus on growth.

Height 1 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pollination: Self Pollination


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mrswarren1 says... [2366 days 20hrs ago]
do you know how high to let this plant get before you let it fruit

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Peanut Butter Tree 9/10

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Update: 2497 days 10hrs

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I really like the idea of fruit which is interesting and unusual - and peanut butter fruit is definately that. This plant has grown more than any others I have - it is doing really well

Height 1.6 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pollination: Self Pollination


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Guava - Strawberry 8/10

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Update: 2497 days 10hrs

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I like that I have heard this is easy to grow. When I first bought them they had hardly any leaves but they have taken off after winter. I am trying to grow these into a hedge

Height 50 Centimetres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 5

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pollination: Self Pollination


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Ceylon Hill Gooseberry 8/10

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Update: 2497 days 10hrs

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Again I was looking for ground cover - this plant is very pretty.

Height 30 Centimetres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 4

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pollination: Self Pollination


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Dory says... [2411 days 16hrs ago]
I have been looking for this plant for a while. Daleysfruit don' have them. Is there a chance I could get some seeds please? dgstock@iinet.net.au
Dory says... [2327 days 19hrs ago]
Thank you, I found Orams nursery and bought some seedlings from them, hope they grow well in my garden :-)

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Midyim Berry 5/10

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Update: 2497 days 10hrs

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There are not many ground cover fruits so I thought I would try this one. The leaves are varied in colour and pretty

Height 40 Centimetres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Low Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pollination: Self Pollination


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Miracle Fruit 6/10

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Update: 2497 days 10hrs

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This is my newest plant. I love the novelty of this plant and am curious to try it.

Planted: 2011

Height 30 Centimetres

Growing: In the Ground

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pollination: Self Pollination


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Feijoa 8/10

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Update: 2497 days 10hrs

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The trees have beautiful foliage and the tree is very hardy. I originally had 5, two which I bought from bunnings and three from a local nursery. I am not sure what type any are. The two from bunnings do not seem to be doing as well as the other three.

Height 1.3 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 5

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pollination: Self Pollination


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Blueberry - Sharpblue 8/10

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Update: 2497 days 10hrs

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Blueberries are delicious. My plant did not look very well about 3 months ago and i think I had a fungus. I repotted the plants in azalea mix and I now have flowers (four on one bush and three on the other), but I think I will pull them off to get the plant to focus on growth.

Height 40 Centimetres

Growing: In a Pot

Qty: 2

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Pollination: Self Pollination

When I Fertilise: Spring


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Tea Plant 4/10

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Update: 2497 days 10hrs

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The flowers are beautiful and the tea is a bonus. The plant does not seem to be doing well though with very little growth and browing to the leaf tips. I am not sure this one is going to make it...

Height 25 Centimetres

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pollination: Self Pollination


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Coffee arabica 7/10

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Update: 2497 days 10hrs

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The plant is beautiful tropical looking and bright green. Only a few months old so we will see how it goes.

Height 40 Centimetres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 2

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pollination: Self Pollination


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Finger Lime - Emma 9/10

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Update: 2497 days 10hrs

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Prickly but interesting looking plant. First flowers about two months ago and I have two fruit growing which is exciting! To bad I have no idea how to tell when they are ready to pick :)

Height 40 Centimetres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pollination: Self Pollination


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Finger Lime - Ricks Red 9/10

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Update: 2497 days 10hrs

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I love this interesting fruit. Plant has flowered twice in the last six months. No fruit set the first time but I am hopefull this time. I leave this tree alone because the thorns are leathal!

Height 40 Centimetres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Pollination: Self Pollination


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Passionfruit - Panama Sweet Gold (G)

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Passionfruit - Panama Red

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