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Grant's Edible Backyard

Joined: 13/11/11 Updated: 16/11/11 Frost: None
Location: Lennox Head, NSW, Australia

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Fruit Tree Forum Contributions

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Acha cha fruit seeds - Nice looking tree Bspargo, mine is in the ground and just a little bigger than yours... still no sign of flowers. I was hoping to see some action this season. Btw does anyone know what time of year they do flower?..15 days 24hrs
Hawaiian guava - psidium guineense is the Brazilian Guava i’m talking about, certainly worth growing imo...66 days 17hrs
Hawaiian guava - I would certainly recommend adding a Brazillian Guava to the mix , nice flavour and the massive bonus that fruit flies don’t touch them ..80 days 23hrs
Kadsura coccinea - Hi Linton Glad to hear you’re having success with the Kadsura. I would be very keen to buy a couple of plants off you when ready, I have one growing slowly and need a couple of mates for it. I don’t have your email address and have never known how..97 days 24hrs
Ross sapote tree or seeds - Great to make the connection Stevo, must admit that i’m ver Happy with all the plants I got from you, J33 and Juicy Pearl are looking good as well...243 days 12hrs
Dragon fruit - Hi Linton Interesting question with regard to dragons being parasitic, i can't add any insight to this but am also curious to know. My dragonfruit can produce fruit almost anywhere, but certainly the majority grow on branches that hang...244 days 22hrs
Ross sapote tree or seeds - Best of luck with Orams, I couldn’t get ‘Boo’ out of them, let alone a Ross seedling. I did happen to find one on ebay about 6 months ago from a seller in Cairns. Small plant but healthy, I have since grafted it onto a Canistel seedling. Going well ..246 days 10hrs
Lucs garcinia - Hi Mark, I originally planned to get seeds from Luc, but ended up getting 2 seedlings from Daleys. Both are in the ground and growing steadily. I’ll put out the feelers for you but they are pretty rare as i’m sure you know. I can only suggest orderin..268 days 17hrs
Black sapote29 - Just following up this old thread and wondering if anybody has had first hand experience with Tahiti BS fruit? What do folks rate as superior types for the sub tropics?..280 days 21hrs
Kadsura coccinea good to eat or not - Mmm... i had 3 of these growing but sadly 2 of them met with an untimely end. If anyone knows where I could get more seed or seedlings would be greatly appreciated ..301 days 2hrs
Jujube sherwood - Yep I've got one. Couple of years old, not growing terribly fast but seems happy enough. No fruit yet. It and my persimmon are the last to wake up after their winter sleep, both are still dormant currently ..407 days 0hrs
Black sapote38 - My seedling tree generally starts fruiting in July with last fruits in December, I'm on the east coast though in northern nsw. I have half a dozen on my kitchen bench almost ready to go, love BS season! Curious that you had to wait so long for your firs..443 days 22hrs
Canistel1 - Hi Logan, if that is a Canistel there is some serious variation going on. I have 3 at my place and none of them look anything like yours! If you are certain that there has been no seed swapping gremlins at work you just might get some very interesting fru..489 days 22hrs
Young loquat flowering - Hey Waterfall, do you know how long the Nagasakiwase takes from flower to ripe fruit? Mine are flowering right now...530 days 10hrs
Avocados7 - I tend to be a bit of a rule breaker mostly because I have limited space and want maximum return. I have a Lamb Hass and a Secondo (both set fruit well on their own) planted 40 cm apart. I am keeping plants small (I prune after fruit has set) and get ripe..549 days 23hrs

Fruit Tree Forum Likes

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Good canistel variety - That looks yummy, Mike. I only have a one hour 20 minutes transit in Cairns on Tuesday and need to clear immigration for PNG or I would come and raid your place :) ..Liked Question 263 days 0hrs
Garcinia forbesii - Al, it's Kris at Burringbar. He also does Bangalow Market sometimes. He has quite a bit, but only those and yellow in stock now I think. Mike, I thought you said they were worth growing? I've heard mixed reports, but also that many folks might be mix..Liked Answer 548 days 11hrs
Jack fruit tree - Pity we don't have smellavision, the odour is devine...Liked Answer 582 days 18hrs
Mirabelle tree - Russell Doubt that you'll have any joy with Mirabelle on the north coast due to it's high winter chilling requirement. Do tell if you find a source Kind regards Mal..Liked Question 820 days 11hrs
Carambola1 - thanks for showing me how to do grafting, Yong. I must say your yard is a mini tropical fruit orchard !!! Your Starfruit tree is sure growing well, even though you have not got much fruit from it. From what I could see, it mau have been grown from se..Liked Answer 871 days 11hrs
Star apple phillipine gold - Never tasted one and don't know when is the season. Think it would be impossible to find a fruit of Chrysophyllum imperiale in Melbourne as they are not under commercial cultivation and the trees in the gardens are probably still too young. The old tre..Liked Question 880 days 10hrs
Fruit fly resistant fruit trees - First harvest of grapes - huge, bountiful delicious, all subsequent ones sickeningly destroyed by fruit fly. Do not plant grapes in Brisbane unless you have some magical answer to this problem......Liked Question 962 days 12hrs
White sapote golden globe - On Daley's availability list today I saw Golden Globe which I rate very highly. It has very yellow flesh and is remarkably rich for a sapote ; it's almost like it could be used as a spread. I understand that the colour comes from yellow sapote genes. T..Liked Answer 1148 days 9hrs
Muscadine grapes why - Piffle, snort! It costs around $20,000 to get a plant through quarantine process . Seeds posted do go via quarantine inspection and the progeny of muscadine seeds are fine. ..Liked Question 1359 days 11hrs
Jaboticaba6 - Bruce they look like standard sabara to me and are not that big when you enlarge the pic.My grimal/large leaf/M.spirito santensis just fruited and they are larger and furry.M.oblongata and M.trunciflora can have big dark smooth fruit almost Coronata size...Liked Answer 1414 days 18hrs
Loquat tree1 - Krazykangaroo I'll go over and look at the tree in the cave gardens. They are very easy to graft so might as well flog a bit and try my luck..Liked Answer 1483 days 17hrs
Wampee problem - My Prolific has been flowering all year round for 6 six years, never set a fruit...Liked Question 1490 days 10hrs
Jaboticaba4 - Hi Lang That is a quick fruiting jabot. You will have to tell us how it tastes. I am very jealous! (although glad to know they grow in Perth) ..Liked Question 1502 days 9hrs
Wanted purple dragonfruit varieties - That would be great--my email is listed below my user name. I'm waiting on some myrtillocactus seeds which I'm happy to send your way, also. thanks again s ..Liked Question 1523 days 10hrs
Cabramatta fruit market - I rate it above all of those easily, apart from mango. On a different day I might day mango is the world's best fruit. Apricot--no way! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hcod3IWG1HM ..Liked Answer 1529 days 11hrs
Gardening australia2 - I agree with this last statement. Let's not pick on Aunty too much. We don't want to be at the mercy of the dumbing-down commercial stations...Liked Question 1531 days 15hrs
Mulberry varieties - Just had a look on google satelite map and its inconclusive. There may be a lap pool there now!!!! but could also still be a mulberry. My memory is sketchy on exactly which block it fronted... https://www.google.com.au/maps/@-31.9755095,115.8583828,41m/d..Liked Question 1538 days 10hrs
Asimina1 - Well your Avos are going so well - is the Ph close to the optimal 5.25? I love figs too - have you seen the Italian Golden Honey Fig? I got a cutting of Golden Fig at Werribee Heritage Grafting Day this year and has struck well - the graft I did to my Bla..Liked Question 1546 days 17hrs
Oca in sydney - There is a plectranthus tomentosa from SE Asia called Vicks plant in NZ, used as leaf rub same as Vicks. I only found out it was edible when a customer starting picking leaves and eating them as she did in SE Asia...Liked Question 1547 days 11hrs
Finger lime5 - Is it possible to have too many fuit on the tree? This plant has approx. 40 small fruit and 15 Large (15mms) on it, with more flowers budding. Any comments appreciated..Liked Question 1583 days 15hrs
Dragon fruit24 - Hi Nat. I drop in a Tamborine every now and then for fruit. Best tasting ones imo are Jacky Lee (has a real sweet/sour contrast like a raspberry), Lemonade (truly has a old- fashion lemonade taste), Scott's Purple (sort of like a grape lolly), and Pink ..Liked Question 1619 days 17hrs
Finger lime time to fruit - Hi, I was wondering if someone could tell me how long a finger lime takes to fruit? Will it fruit in the first year, and if so is it best to remove the fruit in the first year to promote growth? Cheers,..Liked Question 1632 days 10hrs
Dragon fruit24 - The ocamponis looks nothing like the fruit I got the seeds from though. The original fruit had dark red skin, very short red fins and dark magenta flesh. It also weighed around 350 - 400g. My variety has deep pink skin, lighter magenta flesh and long gree..Liked Answer 1638 days 17hrs
Avocado growth rate - Thanks Wayne, There is some shade over the tree at the moment as I had a piece of shade cloth up to protect it from the summer sun (was concerned about the leaves getting burnt). I intend to remove the shade cloth in a few weeks when the worst of the s..Liked Question 1666 days 23hrs
Avocado in pot how to - So I have a few avocadoes I've just potted up (55L pots).I have wurtz, lambhass, and fuerte. They're all on dwarf rootstock. I didn't really know what do, so I just mixed premium potting mix with a bunch of coarse river sand at a ratio of about 35%. ..Liked Question 1670 days 12hrs
Dying avocado - Yes, spray asap., even if it works out later it is not Phytophthora cinnamomi (hope it isn't). You can think of injecting the trunk with Phosphite as well, hopefully someone can advise you on this method, but time is important, just spray the whole tree...Liked Question 1682 days 12hrs
White sapote dade and kampong - Hi mate I had 100s of seeds saved up for Rowan last winter but my son was born early and threw all my plans about that into chaos and they ended up drying out. I had only one seed from a wooly leaf, don't eben know where that went but not in the ground. ..Liked Question 1712 days 23hrs
Dragon fruit23 - Sounds exciting, John. Mine is not doing much, still trying to climb up the fence but it's grown. I'm a little bit scare of it so have not been giving it too much encouragement. :) ..Liked Question 1714 days 18hrs
Wurtz avocado - Hi Brendan That's one good looking avocado tree you have. Only one? You didn't go for an A and B with all the space you have? I'll bear in mind your idea of using the ring to keep the mulch away from the trunk as the tree grows. At the moment I'm ..Liked Question 1723 days 11hrs

Fig Black Genoa (Grafted) 9/10

Grant's Edible Fruits
Update: 2529 days 12hrs

Comments: - Tastes terrific and growing well here

Fruiting Months May and December

Planted: 2010

Height 120 Centimetres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

First Fruited: 6 Months from Purchase in Pot

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Summer

Pollination: No

Fertiliser or Organics Used: organic 5 in 1

When I Fertilise: Spring

Pest Control: I have a bird net ready

Organic Status:Organic

Question: Something eats great holes in the fruit when they are still green and tiny, i haven't been able to catch anything but wondered if it could be the foolish young magpies we have here at the moment


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Comments

Dragonfly says... [2201 days 14hrs ago]

Dragonfly says... [2201 days 14hrs ago]
Satin bower birds? They eat our chillis, grapes, capsicums, anything they can get their beaks on.

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Passionfruit - Black (Seedling) 7/10

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Update: 2529 days 12hrs

Comments: - love the fruit, vine is giving protection over stairs and privacy

Height 2000 Centimetres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 3

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pollination: No

Organic Status:Organic


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Papaya- Yellow YD1B Hybrid (Seedling) 7/10

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Update: 2529 days 12hrs

Comments: - Fantastic fruit

Planted: 2011

Height 1400 Centimetres

Qty: 2

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Water Given in: Summer

Pollination: No

Fertiliser or Organics Used: organic 5 in 1

When I Fertilise: Spring

Organic Status:Organic


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Lychee - Wai Chee 6/10

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Update: 2529 days 12hrs

Comments: - Beautiful tree, beautiful fruit

Height 80 Centimetres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Summer

Pollination: No

Fertiliser or Organics Used: organic 5 in 1

When I Fertilise: Spring

Organic Status:Organic


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Finger Lime 6/10

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Update: 2529 days 12hrs

Comments: - Aussie native, will handle some shade, useful fruit

Fruiting Months November

Height 70 Centimetres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Low Sun

Water Given in: Summer

Pollination: No

Fertiliser or Organics Used: organic 5 in 1

When I Fertilise: Spring

Organic Status:Organic


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Raspberry - Heritage (Seedling) 8/10

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Update: 2529 days 12hrs

Comments: - abundant fruit, fast growing

Fruiting Months September, October, November

Planted: 2010

Height 100 Centimetres

Qty: 8

First Fruited: 10 Months from Purchase in Pot

Sun/Shade: Low Sun

Water Given in: Summer

After Fruiting

Pollination: No

Fertiliser or Organics Used: organic 5 in 1

When I Fertilise: Winter

Organic Status:Organic


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Kiwifruit - Male 6/10

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Update: 2529 days 12hrs

Planted: 2011

Height 50 Centimetres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Pollination: No


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Jaboticaba 5/10

Grant's Edible Fruits
Update: 2529 days 12hrs

Comments: - Wonderful fruit on a good looking tree

Planted: 2010

Height 70 Centimetres

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Summer

Pollination: No

Fertiliser or Organics Used: organic 5 in 1

When I Fertilise: Spring

Organic Status:Organic


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Grape - Golden Muscat (Grafted) 9/10

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Update: 2529 days 13hrs

Comments: - Providing shade for western window, a real feature on the trellis

Fruiting Months November and December

Height 3000 Centimetres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

First Fruited: 14 Months from Purchase in Pot

Water Given in: Summer

Spring

Pollination: No

Fertiliser or Organics Used: seaweed, organic 5 in 1

When I Fertilise: Spring

Organic Status:Organic


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Grumichama - Black 7/10

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Update: 2529 days 13hrs

Comments: - Taking a punt on this one.

Height 70 Centimetres

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Summer

Pollination: No

When I Fertilise: Spring

Organic Status:Organic


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Blueberry - Misty 7/10

Grant's Edible Fruits
Update: 2529 days 13hrs

Comments: - Great fruit

Fruiting Months November

Height 40 Centimetres

Qty: 2

First Fruited: 2 Months from Purchase in Pot

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Water Given in: Summer

Pollination: No

Fertiliser or Organics Used: organic 5 in 1

When I Fertilise: Spring

Pest Control: Bird netting

Organic Status:Organic

Question: how do you tell when the fruit is best to pick?


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Black Sapote - Superb 9/10

Grant's Edible Fruits
Update: 2529 days 14hrs

Comments: - I have some great plans for the fruit and the tree will hopefully give us some well positioned shade when it is bigger

Fruiting Months December

Height 190 Centimetres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Summer

Pollination: No

Fertiliser or Organics Used: organic 5 in 1

When I Fertilise: Spring

Organic Status:Organic


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