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Allybanana's Edible Backyard

Joined: 01/07/11 Updated: 09/02/18 Frost:
Location: EDEN


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Who wants grafted carob and budwood - I have two grafted carob trees if anyone wants to pick them up the are big ten cm plus diameter. I planted them about ten years ago and they fruit prolifically but the beans all go moldy or get a beetle in them. I think we are to humid here in Eden NSW. ..20hrs21mins
Edible ground cover for shady position in - I have found for a healthy vegetable in low light Dwarf stinging nettle(urtica urens) or the native nettle is the best grows the best. It also hosts a very pretty butterfly. Other edible shade tolerant plants include edible weeds, some may already be o..20hrs29mins
Looking for lemonade and lemon cuttings - I have some of those woods I would be happy to send but am concerned about Tasmanian has quarantine restrictions. It might be best getting them from a Tas nursery or one licenced to sell to Tas...12 days 12hrs
Minnie royallee cherries - I get good crops in Eden NSW not exactly Queensland however. The flowering does not overlap properly and it has incomplete fruit set...12 days 12hrs
Banana varieties were missing out - Sounds great Mick, my brother and his wife live just of the main drag. They have a commercial persimmon, dragon fruit and star fruit farm and a side collection of other interesting fruit trees. email me allydalton.sculpture(at)gmail(dot)com and I can giv..12 days 22hrs

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Asimina tribolaamerican pawpaw temperate custard apple - Thanks John I am flattered, however please please put louis on the tag as well, it came from Linton who bought it from Yamani in Melbourne, this clone is also called "e;Melboune"e; by Perry's in SA, there is already ample confusion caused by these..Liked Answer 20 days 16hrs
Kiwi fruit planting - Keep them apart if you can so they arent competing each other. The male can be pruned smaller so there is more canopy area for the female. ..Liked Answer 20 days 16hrs
Kiwiberry hardy kiwifruit - 26/10/2017 Noticed Mt Tomah kiwiberry fully open and receptive a week out from first opening but still no males starting to at least open but Hayward male still even with the Hayward Female (just to create a Timeline now for future comparisons?)..Liked Answer 688 days 13hrs
Falling fruits as a source of local - Falling Fruit is a community driven website which maps free edibles. Most of these 'edibles' are fruit trees that are either on public land or overhang public land. I've used it as an occasional source of local fruit and added a few trees that I know ..Liked Answer 693 days 1hrs
Citrus grafting expertshelp please - What you probably have is a sudachi budded onto Poncirus trifoliata. The bud is placed onto the stem and the stem is cut above the bud when the bud-graft takes. Fearlessly cut away everything above your sudachi. Use a sloping cut so water runs off..Liked Answer 731 days 2hrs
Is this disease - Sounds like a type of mildew photo's please. ..Liked Answer 1009 days 13hrs
Growing kiwi from seed - That might just work, I will do that, Thanks Tommoz..Liked Question 1030 days 15hrs
Asimina tribolaamerican pawpaw temperate custard apple - Linton, I may be able to help you out with self fertile Asimina but not for a couple years. By the sounds of it there should be quite a few cultivars and good quality seedling varieties appearing over the next few years!..Liked Question 1066 days 12hrs
Low chill kiwifruit male - Thanks for the responses :) Will email you both. I had the same thing with one (sweetie i think). It set a couple of dozen fruit but they didn't develop well. Seedless, stayed small and were kind of a flattened donut shape. They didn't really rip..Liked Question 1098 days 16hrs
Nanking cherry prunus tomentosa - I had a search in the net too. Interesting cherry because it is so small and easy to net. I didn't find anything. Anything prunus is not allowed entry...Liked Question 1162 days 11hrs
Wrinkled olives on tree - Have you been watering the tree & then stopped? Try watering & see if the tree improves. Yes pick the unwrinkled fruit, suggest you wait to see how watering affects the wrinkled fruit...Liked Answer 1223 days 4hrs
Fruit trees for arncliffe nsw - Hi, I've been given $100 to spend on fruit trees for my school but I'm not a gardener! Any advice on what will grow well and bare fruit in my area?..Liked Question 1223 days 4hrs
Fruit trees for arncliffe nsw - The list could be a long one Joe. Off the top of my head some easy ones to grow would be the dwarf black mulberry, strawberry/cherry guava, a nectarine or peach (medium or low chill), blueberries (blueberry burst is a good one, follow the planting inst..Liked Answer 1223 days 4hrs
Fruit trees for arncliffe nsw - Lemons, Cumquats, Papaya, Fig, Loquat are all easy to grow. In Sydney's climate you are really only restricted from growing uber-tropical plants. ..Liked Answer 1223 days 4hrs
Fruit trees for arncliffe nsw - I agree completely with you allybanana, but I think that the extra layer isn't necessarily overly complicated, and can be worth it, especially when teaching children about growing plants, because it gets them more involved than just planting a tree and..Liked Answer 1223 days 4hrs

Bush Lemon Tree (Seedling) 10/10

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Update: 586 days 13hrs

Comments: - It is tough, grown on its own rootstock this tree gets bigger than grafted varieties and has some drought tolerance, we get fruit all year, even during drought. The fruit is a good quality lemon for home use. I have seedlings for swap.

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

Planted: 1970

Height 6 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Winter

Pollination: Self Pollination

Fertiliser or Organics Used: weeeeee!!!

When I Fertilise: When Fruiting

Organic Status:Organic


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Mandarin (Grafted) 9/10

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Update: 586 days 13hrs

Comments: -

It gives tasty fruit in winter and looks good, I am not sure of the variety, grandma planted it in 1987, it gets runoff from the roof which no doubt helps it thrive. Interestingly this tree has a raised bed covering the graft, roots are growing from above the graft. I wonder if this increases the size and salinity tolerance of this tree.

Fruiting Months June, July, August, September

Planted: 1987

Height 4 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Pruned By: 30% in

Pest Control: I suck up the stink bugs with the vac. 


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Plum-Prune (Grafted) 2/10

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Update: 586 days 13hrs

Comments: - This tree grows well but only gives a hand full of fruit, Im suspecting we do not get enough chill hours here on the coast for it to fruit properly. I've grafted a green gauge plum nearby and hope this helps with fruit set .

Planted: 1987

Height 3.5 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Fruit Harvest: 0.5 kilograms per Year

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Summer

When I Fertilise: Winter and Spring


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Guava (Seedling) 7/10

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Update: 586 days 13hrs

Comments: -

These trees are planted by Toby our neighbor and grow over the fence the fruit ripens in winter is palatable but not very sweet and a bit dry. Jesse my son makes great jam out of it though. The carawong birds eat a lot of fruit.

Planted: 1980

Height 4 metres

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Pollination: No


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Kiwifruit - Female (Grafted) 3/10

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Update: 2676 days 13hrs

Comments: - It grows over the guest house providing shade in summer and letting light through in winter. the male died years ago and fruit set has been minimal. Two years ago i planted another male and i have high hopes for good pollination and fruit set this year. 2012 the male flowered and buckets of fruit with amazing flavor.

Planted: 1990

Height 4 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Water Given in: Autumn

Pruned By: 10% in

Pollination: No


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Macadamia - Bush Nut (Seedling) 3/10

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Update: 2965 days 12hrs

Comments: - The nuts taste great but but this tree has very poor fruit set i have tried mulching fertilizing and watering. I have planted another nearby as a pollinator as i have heard some are self-incompatible.

Planted: 1988

Height 3 metres

Fruit Harvest: 0.1 kilograms per Year

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pruned By: 20% in

Pollination: No


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Lemon - Eureka (Grafted) 5/10

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Update: 2965 days 13hrs

Comments: - I have high hopes for this tree, Shannon and i planted it in the front yard so passers by can pick the fruit. This tree is from Daleys and is on sour orange rootstock, which hopefully will increase its ability to handle the salinity in grey water and the salt wind. Time will tell!

Planted: 2011

Height 0.7 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pollination: No


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Mulberry - Black English (Grafted) 9/10

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Update: 2965 days 13hrs

Comments: - The fruit is divine, so rich and flavor full, the birds get most of the fruit besides one branch we net.

Planted: 1987

Height 6 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Fruit Harvest: 2 kilograms per Year

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Summer

Pruned By: 20% in

Pollination: No

Pest Control: Net for birds

Question: A recipe for blackbird, Pie? 


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Davidson Plum - NSW (Seedling) 6/10

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Update: 2965 days 13hrs

Comments: - It looks good and appears to be growing well

Planted: 2010

Height 0.5 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Water Given in: Spring


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Papaya Mountain (Seedling) 6/10

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Update: 2978 days 16hrs

Comments: - Its a great feature tree, the fruit taste is not brilliant though, we walk under the arch of it to get into the front door. The sex is hermaphrodite, we had a female that tasted better once.

Planted: 1987

Height 3 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Water Given in: Summer


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Plum-Seedling 8/10

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Update: 2978 days 16hrs

Comments: - Its a big old, tough, yellow plum tree,with lots of little plums that ripen early.

Planted: 1955

Height 10 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Fruit Harvest: 100 kilograms per Year

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Summer

Pruned By: 5% in

Pollination: Cross Pollination

When I Fertilise: Never

Pest Control: Natrlure in spring

Organic Status:Organic


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Feijoa (Cutting) 10/10

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Update: 2978 days 16hrs

Comments: - It gives us lots of fruit and is a good climbing tree, also it was lovely bark leaves and flowers.

Planted: 1987

Height 3.5 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 4

Fruit Harvest: 60 kilograms per Year

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Autumn

Pruned By: 20% in

Pollination: Cross Pollination

When I Fertilise: When Fruiting, Winter, Spring

Pest Control: We get fruit fly in the warmer months, but we eat the fruit daily, we collect only what falls after we shake the tree, at this stage the larvae is only a small brown smudge. Any fruit that hits the ground gets cleaned up by Mr strong  our giant  

Organic Status:Organic


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Monstera - Fruit Salad Tree 8/10

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Update: 2985 days 12hrs

Comments: - The fruit are tasty but tricky to eat, and they ripen mid winter, we have no problems with birds or fruit fly eating the fruit. This plant also fruits in partly shaded spots in the yard.

Planted: 1987

Height 3 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 6

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Water Given in: Summer

When I Fertilise: Never

Question: How do you eat them with out getting a prickly mouth?


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