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Linton says... [865 days 18hrs 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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Idetification of pollinator - Hi Gg2 it sounds like a resin bee, Megachile sp. Scroll through this image gallery I think you will find at least one image to play snap with.Please post the closest fit you find I am interested. https://www.aussiebee.com.au/megachile-bee-jul2013.html..55 days 9hrs
Casimiroa tea white sapote tea - I have heard of white sapote seeds having some toxicity. I would be cautious about drinking a lot of tea from the leaves...55 days 16hrs
Passion fruit id - Passionfruit rootstock sometimes called blue crown, it gives a yellow fruit with red flesh I dont mind the taste...146 days 9hrs
Low chill kiwifruit male - Hi Mark Melb I am happy to send male scions.I would suggest getting the Forbidden Fruits low chill male as well I got mine from tomoz. My early male finished flowering over a week ago but Thw FF male took up were the erly male left off my high chill males..146 days 9hrs
Flower identification - Could you please send a pic with flowers and the parent plant. Was it a vine or tree. It is a type of pea, perhaps a native kenidia vine or introduced coral tree or relative...146 days 9hrs
Low chill kiwifruit male - Sweetie setting good fruit the low chill seedling males I planted came good.This is a basic assessment of the flowerling sequence of kiwi plants of my place in Eden. Early Female: Sweetie and Waynes Early Male:RN10 and RN5 seedling males Midseason ..149 days 19hrs
Growing kiwi from seed - I have flower buds on my low chill kiwi seedlings from the red kiwi fruit Enza Red. I purchased the fruit July 2016 and bud grafted the small seedlings onto a mature vine and forced them for the first year using the techniques of Liang et al, 2011 (also ..205 days 6hrs
Kiwiberry hardy kiwifruit - looks like a leaf miner but hard to say for sure is the leaf surface intact...440 days 8hrs
Prickly pear cuttings - Hi John if you have a spare pad one day I am interested in the spineless. I am tired of pulling the large spines out of my scalp after I mow around my tree...487 days 0hrs
Containing mulberry tree roots - Hi Jacelyn Here is an example of low Mulberry fruit and my son Benny picking them...498 days 9hrs
Kiwiberry hardy kiwifruit - I m pleased you got some overlap thanks for updating. It must be heartening to have some potential for fruit. I will be interested to see how the Mt Tomah reds turn out. My female Haywood just started flowering and male flowers are still half sized buds. ..498 days 10hrs
Containing mulberry tree roots - Hi Jacelyn Instead of concrete blocks you could try thick plastic maybe sheets of roofing poly-carbonate as a barrier. Bending branches down is a great idea if they start low enough. I prune my mulberry twice a year to keep the tree small and fruit lo..503 days 10hrs
White sapote cherimoya persimmon scion swap - Thanks David much appreciated. Every year I grow and graft some trees as a fundraiser for Eden Community garden if anyone is after particular varieties of persimmon let me know no promises on them grafting successfully or surviving the volunteer based wat..511 days 9hrs
Kiwiberry hardy kiwifruit - Sounds great Mark how about a nice pretty graph. Maybe line graph with y axis: number of flowers and x axis: date, each kiwi variety a different colored line on same graph. My Sweetie and Waynes have finished flowering and still not a male flower in site ..511 days 9hrs
Falling fruits as a source of local - This site is so awesome. ..515 days 21hrs

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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 511 days 9hrs
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 515 days 21hrs
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 553 days 22hrs
Is this disease - Sounds like a type of mildew photo's please. ..Liked Answer 832 days 9hrs
Growing kiwi from seed - That might just work, I will do that, Thanks Tommoz..Liked Question 853 days 11hrs
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 889 days 8hrs
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 921 days 12hrs
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 985 days 7hrs
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 1045 days 24hrs
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 1045 days 24hrs
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 1045 days 24hrs
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 1045 days 24hrs
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 1045 days 24hrs

Bush Lemon Tree (Seedling) 10/10

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Update: 409 days 9hrs

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: 409 days 9hrs

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: 409 days 9hrs

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: 409 days 9hrs

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: 2499 days 9hrs

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: 2788 days 8hrs

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: 2788 days 9hrs

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: 2788 days 9hrs

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: 2788 days 9hrs

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: 2801 days 12hrs

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: 2801 days 12hrs

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: 2801 days 12hrs

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: 2808 days 8hrs

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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