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Grant's Edible Backyard

Joined: 13/11/11 Updated: 16/11/11 Frost:
Location: Lennox Head


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Fruit Tree Forum Contributions

Grant Forum Contributions
Dragon fruit - I have natural mystic, have to check if I have any cuttings ..197 days 2hrs
Lucs garcinia availability - I have grafted 2 Luc’s scions (from a tree that has had its first fruit so I’m informed from a reliable source) onto my inground Achachas and both have taken. One is pushing its second lot of leaves. Interestingly I also grafted onto seedling Luc’s..199 days 11hrs
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?..388 days 3hrs
Hawaiian guava - psidium guineense is the Brazilian Guava i’m talking about, certainly worth growing imo...438 days 20hrs
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 ..453 days 2hrs

Fruit Tree Forum Likes

Grant has LIKED the following:
Cambuca plinia edulis - Oscar is a good guy and knows what he's doing with sending seeds intl. He'll take care of you...Liked Question 24 days 13hrs
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 635 days 3hrs
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 920 days 14hrs
Jack fruit tree - Pity we don't have smellavision, the odour is devine...Liked Answer 954 days 20hrs
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 1192 days 13hrs
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 1243 days 13hrs
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 1252 days 12hrs
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 1334 days 14hrs
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 1520 days 12hrs
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 1731 days 14hrs
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 1786 days 21hrs
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 1855 days 19hrs
Wampee problem - My Prolific has been flowering all year round for 6 six years, never set a fruit...Liked Question 1862 days 13hrs
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 1874 days 12hrs
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 1895 days 12hrs
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 1901 days 14hrs
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 1903 days 18hrs
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 1910 days 12hrs
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 1918 days 20hrs
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 1919 days 14hrs
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 1955 days 17hrs
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 1991 days 19hrs
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 2004 days 13hrs
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 2010 days 19hrs
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 2039 days 2hrs
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 2042 days 15hrs
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 2054 days 15hrs
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 2085 days 2hrs
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 2086 days 21hrs
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 2095 days 13hrs

Fig Black Genoa (Grafted) 9/10

Grant's Edible Fruits
Update: 2901 days 15hrs

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... [2573 days 16hrs ago]

Dragonfly says... [2573 days 16hrs 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: 2901 days 15hrs

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: 2901 days 15hrs

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: 2901 days 15hrs

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: 2901 days 15hrs

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: 2901 days 15hrs

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: 2901 days 15hrs

Planted: 2011

Height 50 Centimetres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Pollination: No


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Jaboticaba 5/10

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Update: 2901 days 15hrs

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: 2901 days 16hrs

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: 2901 days 16hrs

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: 2901 days 16hrs

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: 2901 days 16hrs

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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