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Allybanana's Edible Backyard

Joined: 01/07/11 Updated: 31/10/14 Frost: Low
Location: EDEN, NSW, Australia

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Linton says... [341 days 9hrs ago]
Hi Ally About the FF Cherimoya, I am not very proficient at grafting and have been unsuccessful with olther species in the past. But I would be very interested in swapping for one of your small grafted ones onto seedlings when they are ready. Please email me at lintonius at hotmail.com so we can arrange further. Thanks.

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Whats that tree - I would say European pear, possibly nashi could not check leaves properly for the toothed margins of nashi leaves, immature fruit looks like pear. ..3 days 11hrs
And this one - Hi Spmkoda I am sorry that rootstock is trifoliata evidenced by the three lobed leaves. Unfortunately the fruit taste terrible, unlike Bush lemon which has a single leaf lobe. My brother recently bought an old farm and it had a lot of feral rootstoc..3 days 11hrs
Cherimoya fino de jete seeds - I am curious how the giant Rosa seedlings will go, if you want size, Forbidden Fruits also gets Pretty big. I got a Forbidden fruits, fruit over 1.3kg, I let it ripen on the tree and brought it into work, a Malaysian staff said it was the best custard app..3 days 24hrs
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..4 days 0hrs
Custard apple8 - Hi David I tried that a few years ago, I can not post my experience as Daley's will not let me place negative comments about other companies on their website. However I am very much interested in Bays Cherimoya. I live in Eden so best if I can help pay..4 days 1hrs
Asimina tribolaamerican pawpaw temperate custard apple - It wouldn't hurt to increase your options and try and graft more varieties as they are all mature trees and should flower next year. I leave the para film on when I graft, I find it greatly increases graft success, the buds push through fine...5 days 0hrs
Any rare fruit seeds swap - That's interesting Denise I might give that a try as my brother loves mountain paw paw but not babaco. Also it may have better cold tolerance than Babaco. I..5 days 5hrs
Asimina tribolaamerican pawpaw temperate custard apple - Hi John I sent the flowers yesterday, I talked to a florist friend about packing them and the flowers should last a while, just cut bottom off stems and put in fresh water on arrival. The bare stems are from two parent plants the more dormant branches..7 days 6hrs
Any idea - That's pretty cool did you create your own icons...8 days 1hrs
Cherimoya fino de jete seeds - It depends on personal taste, they have different characteristics, I have only tried a very small range of cultivars. A tree ripened Forbidden fruit is not bad, like a very sweet atamoya in flavor but thin skin and handles poorly. Fino is good with so..11 days 23hrs
Asimina tribolaamerican pawpaw temperate custard apple - Hi John I will send Monday, Tomoz sent details, I have scions from Linton and Mark O' Conner, Melbourne variety from Perry's. I don't think I have much in the way of scions with flower buds though. I will wrap female flowers in para-film and see if the..12 days 0hrs
Kiwiberry hardy kiwifruit - Hi Linton one of five bud grafts I did with ken's red has sprouted, three went rotten and another is alive but stubbon. The second pic is the Asimina graft from your ' Lois' wood Thanks Again..20 days 9hrs
Kiwi fruit10 - Hi Ian I am also part of the failing female flowers club my Haywood works good but my female sweetie and Wayne's flower to early for the males. I even grafted male sweetie onto a branch of my female sweetie to see if that helped the male flower earlier, ..20 days 10hrs
How to grow date plum persimmon from - An easy way to get date plumb persimmon is from a commercial persimmon bought from Flemmings, many are on date plum/lotus persimmon root stock. From experience if you cut a finger width root and then lift the stub out of the ground, while leaving the fibr..25 days 24hrs
Asimina tribolaamerican pawpaw temperate custard apple - Hi Mark I think a reasonable amount depends on who the paternal parent is, if we know the fruit is grown from a self pollinating cultivar grown in isolation it has a better chance of coming true as it is self pollinating. But as you know, it will not nec..29 days 13hrs

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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 29 days 13hrs
Is this disease - Sounds like a type of mildew photo's please. ..Liked Answer 308 days 0hrs
Growing kiwi from seed - That might just work, I will do that, Thanks Tommoz..Liked Question 329 days 2hrs
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 364 days 23hrs
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 397 days 3hrs
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 460 days 22hrs
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 521 days 15hrs
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 521 days 15hrs
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 521 days 15hrs
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 521 days 15hrs
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 521 days 15hrs

Kiwifruit - Female (Grafted) 3/10

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Update: 1975 days 1hrs

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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Guava (Seedling) 7/10

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Update: 1975 days 1hrs

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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Mandarin (Grafted) 9/10

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Update: 2234 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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Macadamia - Bush Nut (Seedling) 3/10

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Update: 2263 days 24hrs

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: 2263 days 24hrs

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: 2263 days 24hrs

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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Plum-Prune (Grafted) 2/10

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Update: 2264 days 0hrs

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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Davidson Plum - NSW (Seedling) 6/10

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Update: 2264 days 0hrs

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: 2277 days 3hrs

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: 2277 days 3hrs

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: 2277 days 3hrs

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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Bush Lemon Tree (Seedling) 10/10

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Update: 2277 days 3hrs

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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Monstera - Fruit Salad Tree 8/10

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Update: 2283 days 23hrs

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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