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Joined: 25/09/11 Updated: 28/07/12 Frost:
Location: ST LEONARDS


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Passionfruit - Black (Seedling)

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Update: 2792 days 1hrs

Comments: - February  2012   Black ?  Thought it was, but don't think so now. Seed came  from a fruit I bought from a fruit & vegie shop. Fruit have been dropping off the vine still greenish. I leave on bench & wait until they turn a pale Yellow ? - about a week.

Just tried the first ripe fruit ...sweet & amazing passionfuit aroma, photo coming

 Taken cuttings from the parent plant for future seasons, better than the grafted one I had , it just suckered out of control.

Planted: 2010

Pollination: Self Pollination


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Pineapples (Cutting) 10/10

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Update: 2806 days 5hrs

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I have been planting pineapple tops for the last few years in a 1/2 drum in my hothouse. All growing well, hope for some fuit soon. Don't water through Winter but during summer creating more humidity.

December 2011 First fruit ...yippee !...growing fast now 4 inches tall

Fruiting Months January, February, December

Planted: 2008

Height 60 Centimetres

Growing: In a Pot

Qty: 10

First Fruited: 3 Years after I planted Cutting

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Fertiliser or Organics Used: Liquid Fish, Seaweed

When I Fertilise: When Fruiting

Organic Status:Organic


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Quince Fuller\'s (Grafted) 10/10

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Update: 2847 days 1hrs

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In its 2nd year in the ground, a beautiful tree with large pink blossoms ( I counted 50 this year) now setting fruit.

December 2011 ended up with 12 set fruit.They were growing well - golf ball size...then the Tassie wind came & blew them all off !  Protect more next year.

Fruiting Months October, November, December

Height 2 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

First Fruited: 16 Months after I planted Cutting

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Pollination: Self Pollination

When I Fertilise: Spring


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Dwarf Avocado - Pinkerton (A) (Grafted) 6/10

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Update: 2847 days 1hrs

Comments: - Survived last 3 Winters (1st with protection). Slow growing but healthy, about to flower. Had a Wurtz in NSW, was the best dwarf tree loaded with fruit after a few years. Bacon is supposed to be the best one for Tassie, so will see how this one goes ? Mulched well with pea straw, full sun outside.


Planted: 2008

Height 1.4 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Fertiliser or Organics Used: Blood Bone, Rapid Raiser

When I Fertilise: Spring

Organic Status:Organic


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Dragon Fruit - Red 7/10

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Update: 2847 days 1hrs

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Have grown this one before successfully in northern NSW, a much warmer climate..It's growing surprisngly well after planting these cuttings (30cm) in Feb of this year. Had lots of buds 5wks after potting up.Survived Winter in tunnel , no water through this period. Just sprayed with liquid fish & seaweed sparingly  to create more humidty during growing period.

Lots of new buds in Spring at the moment.

Brilliant Flowers & fruit....will see how it goes here.

Photo 2 January 2012, growing well but more horizontally with a couple of vertical leaders...could prune extras off for cuttings or just wait & see how it progresses...

Planted: 2011

Height 0.5 metres

Growing: In a Pot

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Pest Control:

A few snail holes (easily squashed) but recovers ok.

Organic Status:Organic


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Banana

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Update: 2851 days 4hrs

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Bananas Goldfinger  This photo taken June 2010 approx 2.5 m . Now (Sept 2011) - it's looking ratty after this Winter but new leaves emerging now & has a thick established solid base.

I bought one when first released in Tassie Dec 2008.  Did well outside first season in a protected area, mostly full sun, rich red soil. Covered over Winter, but maybe should have put up against a wall for an ideal spot & more protection from wind. Mulched well with pea straw.

Second season grew very well but at the end of Winter we had heaps of rain & crown just died. But a couple of months later had this sucker that grew bigger, better & faster than the original. Now also have  extra suckers, a 1m tall one I cut off & potted up for insurance in my tunnel & one in ground  about 1/2 a metre tall, both doing well.. They look tragic over Winter but rocket in Spring / Summer. It may get to 3m tall this season but will be waiting on fruit a bit longer I think.
 


Planted: 2008

Height 2.5 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 3

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Autumn

Fertiliser or Organics Used: Blood Bone, Rapid Raiser

When I Fertilise: Spring

Organic Status:Organic


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Fig - Brown Turkey (Grafted) 8/10

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Update: 2914 days 3hrs

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Bought this one as a tube nearly 4 years ago. Planted in ground & grew very slowly but I think the soil is  too fertile & too much rain the last few seasons. Have since moved to a pot ( June 2011 when dormant ) & doing well with more fruit now. They like it very hot with not too much water except more when fruiting. I had another in a terracotta pot  5 years ago in full sun against  a brick wall that i neglected & it thrived.

Fruiting Months September, October, November, December

Planted: 2008

Height 1.2 metres

Growing: In a Pot

Qty: 1

First Fruited: 2 Years from purchase in pot

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Autumn

Summer

Pollination: Self Pollination

When I Fertilise: Spring

Organic Status:Organic


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Wasabi (Cutting) 10/10

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Update: 2933 days 21hrs

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One of the most beautiful plants I think with amazing lime green heart shaped shimmering leaves. I was very lucky to be given half a dozen plants that were a bit worse for wear having been knocked over & trampled. Didn't think they'd survive but repotted & they came back with amazing new growth. Keeping out of direct sun under about 70 % green shade cloth & lots of rain water off roof .They are planted on the south side of a shed in a rasied bed of red soil. Have now been in ground 2 years & are about 2ft in height & have many more offset babies.Watered often through Summer .

Planted: 2009

Growing: In the Ground

Sun/Shade: Full Shade

Water Given in: Spring

Pest Control:

They get a few slugs & snails that get squashed but cabbage moth is kept away successfully by the shade cloth.

Organic Status:Organic


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Curry Tree (Cutting) 7/10

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Update: 2933 days 21hrs

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When I first got them I planted in a pot in my tunnel & they were only 15cm in height. Now both 2m approx. Put in raised beds in tunnel when reached about 50cm, full sun with humidity through Summer & mulched.

The soil is red free draining. No water over Winter. They drop leaves & go semi deciduous.They are doing well with new growth & flower buds now. Have decided to transplant into large pots soon, so hope they survive.

Flowered last year, cut them off to make branch more.


Planted: 2008

Height 2 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 2

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Pest Control:

Can get scale & sooty mould probably from being in tunnel but treating with white oil & soapy water works well

Organic Status:Organic


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