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Nathan1's Edible Backyard

Joined: 29/05/11 Updated: 23/09/14 Frost: None
Location: , Cringila, NSW, Australia

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Guava - Strawberry 10/10

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Update: 1459 days 23hrs

Comments: -

Going very well, no maintenance, no problems with fruit fly as had been reported by some locals. Growing brilliantly now, fruited moderate amount of small but nice fruit, over a fairly short period, within first year in ground. Is in position to be espaliered around the mandala garden it's planted outside

Planted: 2009

Height 2 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Fruit Harvest: 1 kilograms per Year

First Fruited: 1 Years from purchase in pot

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Winter

Pollination: Self Pollination

Pest Control:

None required so far

Organic Status:Organic


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Mango - seedling - who knows (Seedling) 9/10

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Update: 1460 days 0hrs

Comments: -

UPDATE 2014: Growing well know, after splitting the 2 trunks by accident with excavator. I staked both trnks, and bound them, has bounced back, wound seems to have healed, and it growing really well

UPDATE 2012: This has a settled in to a dozen good sized mangoes on-board, and has really flourished this year.. and has forgiven me for accidentally "clefting it in twain" from while throwing a sheet a fencing iron behind me whilst working

Just popped out of compost heap when living in Blue Mountains, so I dragged it back here.

No fruit yet, but others in the area go well. I will graft it with a named variety very shortly. It's growing quite well in full sun, on the high/dry side of my garden. I've recently added a swale for it and the other trees in same vicinity.

Planted: 2010

Height 2.2 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Fruit Harvest: 0.5 kilograms per Year

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Winter and Spring

Pollination: Self Pollination

When I Fertilise: Spring

Organic Status:Organic


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Grape - Pink Iona (Cutting) 8/10

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Update: 1460 days 1hrs

Comments: -

UPDATE 2014: Mum got someone who didn't know how to prune it to do so, and butchered it.. So doesn't reach the top trellis anymore, but have shaped it back to one main cane, and new growth is gowing fine

UPDATE 2012: My goodness.. So much fruit, really sweet, brilliant. One died, I suspect constant dog activity

Settling in quite well, leaves developing slowly. Were left in pots for a bit too long, but seem OK now after slow start

Height 4 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Fruit Harvest: 10 kilograms per Year

First Fruited: 2 Years from purchase in pot

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Winter and Spring

Pollination: Self Pollination

When I Fertilise: Spring

Organic Status:Organic


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Fig - generic, from cutting (Cutting) 6/10

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Update: 1460 days 1hrs

Comments: -

From cuttings of a local fig at old house

Height 3 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 2

Fruit Harvest: 2.5 kilograms per Year

First Fruited: 1 Years after I planted Cutting

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Winter

Pollination: Self Pollination

Organic Status:Organic

Question:

What is the "rust" developing on the leaves? The leaves stiffen and curl up, after initially growing really well. I lost an existing fig to this same problem when first moved in.

Also, this one gets a lot of a sap-sucking "scale" on it.. I'll prune most of the effected ones off, but would nice to know if any bordeaux or similar spray can stop it?


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Lime - generic seedling (Seedling) 5/10

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Update: 1460 days 1hrs

Comments: -

EDIT going great, needs a prune. Haven't tried another graft on it, but will this season

Just a seedling, and will be grafting a named variety on it soon (have actually very recently grafted a small veneer of an orange tree I have onto it, will advise how it goes)


Planted: 2010

Height 2 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pollination: Self Pollination

Organic Status:Organic


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Guava - generic seedling

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Update: 1460 days 1hrs

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EDIT 2014 Going great, pushed through being shaded a bit from feijoa and almond, looking fine

Not doing brilliantly yet, but was dug out by neighbour and given to me, and a fair bit of root trauma. See how it goes.

UPDATE : Has pushed some new buds. Need to mulch it up and make it a little more comfy

Planted: 2011

Height 3 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pollination: Self Pollination

When I Fertilise: Spring

Organic Status:Organic


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Feijoa (Grafted) 5/10

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Update: 1460 days 1hrs

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EDIT 2014 Going crazy now, flowered lots last season, hopefully lots of fruit this season

Mum likes these, reminds her of childhood in NZ.

Is putting on a fair bit of new growth. Not in an ideal spot (Yet. Adding swales/mulch etc shortly), but going quite well


Planted: 2011

Height 2.2 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pollination: Self Pollination

When I Fertilise: Spring

Organic Status:Organic


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Passionfruit - \"Nelly Kelly\" (Grafted) 9/10

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Update: 1460 days 1hrs

Comments: - EDIT 2013  Was going fantastically, but neighbou're mother decided it had to die...  Was a good variety, well worth growing, great tasting

Going great, reasonable amount of fruit on right now, waiting for them to ripen.

Am also getting the neighbours into the swing of things by training it over to thier side as well to share it, and once they see how much fun that is, will be adding more berries etc to fence. This will also give it more afternoon sun.

Had an initial problem of rootstock going rampant over it, but that was just laziness. Have since taken several bits of rootstock with roots and potted them up, and am about to graft some upper scions of this onto them.

Fruiting Months July and August

Planted: 2009

Height 3 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Fruit Harvest: 2.5 kilograms per Year

First Fruited: 2 Years from purchase in pot

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pollination: Self Pollination

When I Fertilise: When Fruiting and Spring

Organic Status:Organic


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Coffee arabica (Seedling) 9/10

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Update: 1460 days 1hrs

Comments: -

UPDATE 2014: Fruiting like crazy, AND when about to relocate it, found about a dozen self-seeded seedlings underneath! :) So have potted those up, and see how they go :) And also see how the transplant goes - it's not into ideal location, but I needed to move it foraquaponics tank

UPDATE 2012: Lots of flowers this year, berries seem to be developing nicely

From beautanicals.com.au (lovely folks). Growing steadily and happily in moderate shade (under acacia)

Planted: 2010

Height 0.7 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

First Fruited: 3 Years from purchase in pot

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Water Given in: Winter

Pollination: Self Pollination

Organic Status:Organic


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Grape - Menindee Seedless (Cutting)

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Update: 1460 days 1hrs

Comments: -

Settling in quite well, leaves developing nicely. Mine is in a fair amount of shade, rambling around acacia to trellis, but growing happily. Neighbour's is dead now, neglect and lack of interested

Planted: 2011

Height 4 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Water Given in: Winter

Pollination: Self Pollination

When I Fertilise: Spring

Organic Status:Organic


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Pear - Packham (Grafted) 9/10

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Update: 1460 days 1hrs

Comments: -

Edit 2014: Going strong now, and espaliered onto colorbond fence. Budding now, but there was one or two small fruit on it last year, so expecting a good year

Not going too badly. Soil's a bit heavy

Height 2.5 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

First Fruited: 2 Years from purchase in pot

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Winter

Pollination: No

When I Fertilise: When Fruiting


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Acerola - Florida Sweet (Seedling) 7/10

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Update: 1460 days 1hrs

Comments: -

Update: Found its feet, flourishing now, and over 2m high! In fairly clay soil too

Still finding its feet, but OK

Height 2.2 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Winter

Pollination: No


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Berry - Loganberry Thornless

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Update: 2088 days 13hrs

Comments: -

Working out where to put them, have layered a few and given a bunch away. Going really well in smallish pots

Planted: 2012

Qty: 3

Fruit Harvest: 0.3 kilograms per Year

First Fruited: 1 Years from purchase in pot

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Water Given in: Spring


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Davidson Plum - NSW (Seedling) 7/10

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Update: 2088 days 13hrs

Comments: -

Doing OK, not in an ideal spot, but It's a rainforest plant so not a surprise, will sort more mulch etc soon, and will add a few more (wide, shady alley up side of house)

Planted: 2012

Height 0.5 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Water Given in: Winter

Pollination: No

Organic Status:Organic


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Grumichama - Black (Seedling) 7/10

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Update: 2088 days 13hrs

Comments: -

Still finding its feet, but OK

Height 0.6 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Pollination: No

Organic Status:Organic


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Olive - Local Seedling

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Update: 2088 days 13hrs

Comments: -

Put these in because they were there, and wanted to practice grafting other varieties.. Nearly time to start

Planted: 2012

Height 1 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 2

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Winter

Pollination: No

Organic Status:Organic


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Ceylon Hill Gooseberry (Seedling) 7/10

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Update: 2088 days 13hrs

Comments: -

Working out where to put it

Height 0.3 metres

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pollination: No

Organic Status:Organic


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Papaya - Southern Red (Seedling) 7/10

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Update: 2088 days 13hrs

Comments: -

Still trying to find space.. Bought some for friends as well

Height 0.3 metres

Growing: In a Pot

Qty: 4

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pollination: No

Organic Status:Organic


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Coffee K7 (Seedling) 7/10

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Update: 2088 days 13hrs

Comments: -

Actually still trying to find room for them :) Got some for me, and some friends

Planted: 2013

Height 0.4 metres

Growing: In a Pot

Qty: 3

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Water Given in: Winter

Pollination: No


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Almond - Self _polinating (Grafted) 7/10

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Update: 2088 days 13hrs

Comments: -

Update April 2012: Growing steadily

Finally in ground. Hopefully doesn't suffer possible dog-pee-induced decline that the neighbouring nectarine seedling did

Planted: 2011

Height 2.3 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Water Given in: Winter

Pollination: Self Pollination

When I Fertilise: Spring

Organic Status:Organic


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Peach - Can\'t remember (Grafted) 10/10

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Update: 2088 days 13hrs

Comments: -

UPDATE: 2012: 2 seasons of plentiful fruit, quite early, starts flowering mid-july! Fruit edible in Nov. Starting to espalier around pond, and over fence for neighbours :)

Growing really well. Had a few bits of fruit on it straight from the nursery, and actually tasted quite good. Looking forward to grafting all sorts of bizarreness (almond etc) onto it at some point :)

It gets a bit neglected up there, but still going quite well. Is simply called "Tropical Peach"

Fruiting Months July, August, September

Planted: 2010

Height 3.5 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Fruit Harvest: 0.5 kilograms per Year

First Fruited: 1 Years from purchase in pot

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Summer and Winter

Pollination: Self Pollination

When I Fertilise: When Fruiting and Spring

Organic Status:Organic


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Berry - Elderberry (Cutting) 8/10

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Update: 2088 days 13hrs

Comments: -

UPDATE 2012: Growing like crazy, lots of flowers, maybe some berries this year


Using as a privacy plant because not much more room for evergreens.  Recently into ground, had been going happily in pot, nothing really to report.


Will be fun to make champagne from the flowers etc :)

Planted: 2011

Height 2.5 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Water Given in: Summer and Spring

Pollination: Self Pollination

When I Fertilise: Spring

Organic Status:Organic


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Black Sapote (Seedling) 9/10

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Update: 2088 days 13hrs

Comments: -

UPDATE 2012: Has really come on, small buds/fruit developing

Had been sitting in a pot for a while, handled that well, now seems to be settling in to ground quite well.

Height 110 Centimetres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

First Fruited: 2 Years after I planted Cutting

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Water Given in: Winter and Spring

Pollination: Self Pollination

When I Fertilise: Spring

Organic Status:Organic


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Apple - Can\'t remember (Grafted) 8/10

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Update: 2352 days 3hrs

Comments: -

Going really well, at north end of my mandala garden (deciduous, so lets garden have sun even when grown), and in amonst pigeon pea, various herbs. No fruit yet, and will graft a few varieties onto it, and espalier it out a bit around the garden

Planted: 2009

Height 1.5 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Winter

Pollination: Self Pollination

Organic Status:Organic


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Pecan - Shoshonii (B) SP (Grafted) 8/10

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Update: 2352 days 3hrs

Comments: -

Seems to be breaking dormancy happily

Update: Growing really well. Have a couple of pigeon pea also growing quite close to it and the grape nearby

Planted: 2011

Height 0.75 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Water Given in: Winter

Pollination: Self Pollination

When I Fertilise: Spring

Organic Status:Organic


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TRIED BUT DIED

Avocado - Reed Seedling (Seedling)

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Update: 1460 days 1hrs

Comments: -

Settling in happily


Update 2012: Growing strongly

Planted: 2011

Height 1.6 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Winter and Spring

Pollination: Self Pollination

When I Fertilise: Spring

Organic Status:Organic


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TRIED BUT DIED

Blueberry - Nellie Kelly (Grafted) 7/10

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Update: 1460 days 1hrs

Comments: -

EDIT I went away, and pond hadn't been finished, never got any water, so not surprising

Have planted around edge of island in new fish pond that I had excavated. Is not ideal yet (pond not full), but they are doing quite well so far, intermingled with comfrey, and around an old big mulberry on the island. 

Had a little bit of fruit on it from the nursery, looks like it will mostly all ripen happily

Fruiting Months August and September

Planted: 2011

Height 40 Centimetres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 3

Fruit Harvest: 0.25 kilograms per Year

First Fruited: 1 Years from purchase in pot

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Water Given in: Autumn and Spring

Pollination: Self Pollination

When I Fertilise: When Fruiting and Spring

Organic Status:Organic


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TRIED BUT DIED

Avocado - Grafted, bargain bin at nursery (Grafted) 8/10

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Update: 1460 days 1hrs

Comments: -

(this died after root damage with excavator, while building a retaining wall)

Was looking a bit sad, but is recovering and budding quite well. I bought this to have scion material to graft onto the seedling if necessary, to get some fruit out of it sooner

Height 150 Centimetres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pollination: Self Pollination

When I Fertilise: When Fruiting and Spring

Organic Status:Organic


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TRIED BUT DIED

Cassava (Grafted) 4/10

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Update: 2088 days 13hrs

Comments: - Hmm.. perhaps the dreaded dog-pee zone..


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TRIED BUT DIED

Tamarillo - Red (Grafted) 8/10

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Update: 2216 days 24hrs

Comments: - Settling in happily and growing, in a bit of a precarious spot, near excavation and site of new retaining wall. Will just have to be careful :)

DOH.. After presenting some small fruit and looking quite promising through summer 2012, it declined rapidly, and seemed to go black-ish, lose all of its leaves, and die.. Have seen several with similar behaviour in the local area, but need to read up on what it might be

Planted: 2011

Height 40 Centimetres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pollination: Self Pollination

When I Fertilise: Spring

Organic Status:Organic


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