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Kathyturner's Edible Backyard

Joined: 11/10/11 Updated: 11/10/11 Frost: None
Location: Maleny, Qld

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kathyturner says... [2836 days 1hrs ago]


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Need help to find a lovely country - Hello - sorry this is not really about fruit trees - but I thought the Daley's forum people may be able to help!! I lived in Maleny and loved it (I did get numbers of plants from Daley's - all of which arrived well and grew beautifully). I had to ..2144 days 1hrs
Black sapote doesnt set fruit - Russell - my black sapote - set flowers for the first time this year - lots and lots! BUT the middle of each flower turned black and they fell off. I HOPE it is just the tree is practicing!. It's about 3 years old and is a bit taller than me - and very ..2713 days 22hrs
Dragon fruit - Thanks Sunil Jay - I think the rubber is a GREAT idea - and to use bike (?) tyres is also a great idea. Inspired, Kathy..2713 days 22hrs
Dragon fruit - SunilJay - thanks for you photos! How do you attach the tyres? Kathy..2728 days 4hrs
Dragon fruit not setting fruits2 - Scott - thanks very much. I'll buy a longer pole and put something at the top so the branches can easily fall over it. In terms of sun: the plant gets morning and afternoon sun all year round, and a slight filtering of sun from the palm trees in the m..2731 days 3hrs
Whats wrong with me lemon tree1 - chilliover - there is a thread here on exactly your problem: Ants nests in pot plants. Search for it! Kathy..2731 days 3hrs
Dying avocado tree - NeatGifts: Here's a link to problems with avocados (in New South Wales) - different problems may occur in the Philippines. http://www.dpi.nsw.gov.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0006/120012/avocado-diseases.pdf Kathy ..2731 days 3hrs
Dragon fruit not setting fruits2 - Scott or anyone else - how long does the fall have to be for fruiting e.g. if I used an old fence pole (probably 1.2 metres above ground) - is that okay? I planted my dragon fruit (red) right beside a very tall palm tree - thinking it would easily find..2731 days 19hrs
Banana varieties were missing out - There's red dacca too - I just tried some at a Glasshouse Mountains (Qld) roadside stall - they are selling for a farmer nearby. I was thinking of trying these - they are sweet - but they do have a sort of 'odd' aftertaste - but not unpleasant - sort ..2732 days 3hrs
Passionfruit - Just looked up fruit fly and passion fruit as I was interested in whether it did attack passion fruit - the answer is 'yes. I hope the skin was too thick for it to lay eggs. http://www.dpi.nsw.gov.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0014/230612/queensland-fruit-f..2733 days 5hrs
Mango tree disease - Twampes - I don't know about salt levels in water in the Netherlands but just a few other things to consider. I guess you are in the middle of your winter - so your plant has been indoors now for a few months? Has the main problem started in these indoo..2735 days 3hrs
Mango tree fruitflowers - Ron - there's a LONG thread 'Mango not fruiting' which will probably have an answer for you! Kathy..2737 days 3hrs
Black spots on persimmon1 - Possibly it is magnesium deficiency - with the black spots being where the leaf has started to die. What will fix it? Epsom salts which you can buy at your grocery store (it's magnesium sulphate - I think - anyway a source of magnesium). Here's a pic..2738 days 2hrs
Whats wrong with me lemon tree1 - chillilover The tree may well be suffering in the sun as that puts an extra strain on it - but 1 hours worth of sun per day is not enough for citrus!) - and nor do I think the sun itself is the problem. Try re-potting but check a couple of things first: ..2739 days 2hrs
Gift suggestions please - I've got growing happily up in Maleny (hinterland): mandarin; lime; coffee; tea (camellia senensis; persimmon; black sapote; mulberry; paw paw. And bushes (blueberry (misty); dragon fruit; and passionfruit; and ... LOTS grow in the hinterland as it is w..2740 days 14hrs

Lychee (not sure what variety) (Grafted)

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Update: 2735 days 1hrs

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(2011) So far all fruit has fallen - maybe too young.

Shaded from winds and too much sun in a banana grove.

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Water Given in: Summer

Pollination: No

Fertiliser or Organics Used: blood and bone

When I Fertilise: Spring

Organic Status:Organic


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kathyturner says... [2836 days 1hrs ago]
NO water given - it rains enough!

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Coffee arabica

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Update: 2735 days 1hrs

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The idea of growing coffee!

The promise of perfumed flowers.

The promise of red berries along the branches.

A lovely glossy fast growing tree.

2011 - october  - december star shaped scented flowers all alnong each branch waing for beans!

Growing: In the Ground

Sun/Shade: Low Sun

Water Given in: Summer

Pollination: No

Organic Status:Organic


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Lime - Tahitian

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Update: 2735 days 1hrs

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Easy to grow;

Beautiful perfumed flowers;

Fruits easily and quickly. Most of the fruit drops off (sting bugs? or too much fertilizer? Tring less blood and bone and giving some potash to encourage fruiting (it gets a lot of flowers!)


Planted: 2007

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

First Fruited: 1 Years from purchase in pot

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Summer

Pollination: No

Fertiliser or Organics Used: blood and bone; manure

Pest Control: Only problem: citrus stink bug. They denude branches and suck the sap from developing fruit causing fruit drop. Once I see them, I flick to the ground (with a stick) and stamp on them to kill them.

Organic Status:Organic


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banana - lady finger

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Update: 2803 days 3hrs

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love the sweet bananas

easy to grow - only 'problem' - the birds and bush turkeys who get to the bananas first (I plan to put a bag around some - and leave some open so the birds can eat and so can I)

Height 3 metres

Qty: 20

First Fruited: 1 Years from purchase in pot

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Summer

Pollination: No

When I Fertilise: Never

Organic Status:Organic


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Dragon Fruit - Red

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Update: 2803 days 3hrs

Comments: - I'm looking forward to night blooming flowers and the amazing shape and colour of the fruit - and the taste too!

Planted: 2010

Height 0.5 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Water Given in: Summer

Fertiliser or Organics Used: manure

Organic Status:Organic


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Persimmon - Nightingale (A)

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Update: 2807 days 13hrs

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Love the taste of persimmon

Love the colour of the fruit on the branches

Love the fact the fruit can be grown without fruit flies destroying it

Planted: 2010

Height 1 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Water Given in: Summer

Pollination: No

When I Fertilise: Never

Organic Status:Organic


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Grape - Black Muscat Hamburg

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Update: 2807 days 13hrs

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The grapes are very tasty (though they have leathery skins).

The fun of having a grape vine climbing a hot red wall!

Planted: 2006

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Summer

After Fruiting

Pollination: No

When I Fertilise: Never

Organic Status:Organic


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Blueberry - Misty (Seedling)

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Update: 2822 days 22hrs

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Small cream flowers with a blueberry base! 

New growth in this its first spring; fruits maturing. It does indeed like the red soils up here at Maleny.

Planted: 2011

First Fruited: 1 Years from purchase in pot

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Summer

Pollination: No

Fertiliser or Organics Used: blood and bone; compost

When I Fertilise: Spring

Organic Status:Organic


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kathyturner says... [2838 days 18hrs ago]
Water on first planting - after NO

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Monstera - Fruit Salad Tree

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Update: 2822 days 24hrs

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It grows and fruits with no help at all. And prefers shady areas that other plants don't like.

Its fruit is delicious but because of the way it ripens it's not sold in shops - so ideal to grow.

It's huge leaves look great as it climbs up the shed wall.

Height 3 metres

Water Given in: Summer

Pollination: No

When I Fertilise: Never

Organic Status:Organic


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Tea (Seedling)

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Update: 2828 days 3hrs

Comments: - Well, it's an experiment. Will it grow in Maleny?

Planted: 2010

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 2

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Summer

Pollination: No

Fertiliser or Organics Used: blood and bone

When I Fertilise: Spring

Organic Status:Organic


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Black Sapote - Bernicker

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Update: 2835 days 24hrs

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magnificent tree;

beautiful glossy foliage;

no problems at all (at least so far - in Maleny).

Planted: 2008

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Summer

Pollination: No

Fertiliser or Organics Used: blood and bone; manure

Pest Control: None required so far!

Organic Status:Organic


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Mulberry - Black English (Seedling)

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Update: 2839 days 2hrs

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Maybe not this variety - but has black juicy mulberries (the regular type of mulberry). Beautifully sweet if left to get ripe on the tree.

Love the currawongs (sort of) who share the harvest. And a fig bird too!

Fruiting Months September and October

Planted: 2008

Growing: In the Ground

First Fruited: 1 Years from purchase in pot

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Summer

Pruned By: 30% in After Fruiting

Pollination: No

When I Fertilise: Never


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kathyturner says... [2838 days 18hrs ago]
Water NEVER!

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Mandarin - Honey Murcott (Grafted)

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Update: 2839 days 3hrs

Comments: - Fruit sweet

Fruiting Months May, June, July

Planted: 2008

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

First Fruited: 2 Years from purchase in pot

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Summer

Pruned By: 1% in

Pollination: No

Fertiliser or Organics Used: blood and bone, compost, manure

When I Fertilise: Spring

Pest Control: White oil for scale (it gets a lot as sadly I planted in down from a shed which has no gutters - and so the roof water flows past the plant).

Organic Status:Organic


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