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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

Grant Forum Contributions
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 ..47 days 21hrs
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..84 days 19hrs
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..130 days 18hrs
Young loquat flowering - Hey Waterfall, do you know how long the Nagasakiwase takes from flower to ripe fruit? Mine are flowering right now...171 days 6hrs
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..190 days 20hrs
Star apple - Yep in the ground, and has continued to grow well over the past 6 months. Probably 70cm tall and wide..214 days 18hrs
Dragon fruit24 - I purchased this post, for the price I paid definitely not worth making! http://www.concreteposts.com.au/contact/head_office_factory/ Here's a link to their website, not sure where Wakeley is but perhaps there is someone close that makes them or a r..247 days 15hrs
Dragon fruit24 - Hi Michael I have used a concrete fence post, cheap, very strong and excellent life expectancy! I am yet to make the top for it but will have to soon as the dragons are about 4 weeks away from the top. ..249 days 17hrs
Fruit tree id4 - Cheers Mike, unfortunately I don't think he has the patience to grow a second or third ..287 days 7hrs
Is my white sapote slowly dying - Great to see FB these trees are so hard to understand. Will not grow when you think you've done everything right then drop leaves. Then they start growing and will not stop. Pretty rewarding when they play the game though ..297 days 10hrs
Fruit tree id4 - Just wondering if anyone can ID this fruit tree. It is a solitary tree in my Dads yard, he was told it was a mangosteen so I presume it to be a Garcinia of some description. It produces pea sized orange fruit ..300 days 11hrs
Is my white sapote slowly dying - My Lemon Gold started flowering in August from memory and has not stopped. Currently it has full sized and developing fruit as well as buds and flowers, but I am in northern nsw...306 days 15hrs
Star apple - Cheers boys, S this is the one you so kindly sent my way, didn't stop growing though winter ..367 days 14hrs
Star apple - It will be a bunch of years away because my Philippine Gold seedling is only one year old but do they fruit ok by themselves or should i plant another close by? And if so does the variety matter for xpollenation?..369 days 17hrs
Melicoccus bijugatus mamoncillo or spanish lime - Hey MikeT, Is it a fair guess that you have grown your bisex dwarf Spanish Limes from seed? Do they really grow true to type from seed?..446 days 12hrs

Fruit Tree Forum Likes

Grant has LIKED the following:
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 189 days 8hrs
Jack fruit tree - Pity we don't have smellavision, the odour is devine...Liked Answer 223 days 15hrs
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 461 days 8hrs
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 512 days 8hrs
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 521 days 6hrs
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 603 days 8hrs
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 789 days 6hrs
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 1000 days 8hrs
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 1055 days 15hrs
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 1124 days 14hrs
Wampee problem - My Prolific has been flowering all year round for 6 six years, never set a fruit...Liked Question 1131 days 7hrs
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 1143 days 6hrs
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 1164 days 7hrs
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 1170 days 8hrs
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 1172 days 12hrs
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 1179 days 7hrs
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 1187 days 14hrs
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 1188 days 8hrs
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 1224 days 12hrs
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 1260 days 14hrs
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 1273 days 7hrs
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 1279 days 14hrs
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 1307 days 20hrs
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 1311 days 9hrs
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 1323 days 9hrs
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 1353 days 20hrs
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 1355 days 15hrs
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 1364 days 8hrs

Fig Black Genoa (Grafted) 9/10

Grant's Edible Fruits
Update: 2170 days 9hrs

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... [1842 days 11hrs ago]

Dragonfly says... [1842 days 10hrs 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: 2170 days 9hrs

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: 2170 days 9hrs

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: 2170 days 9hrs

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: 2170 days 9hrs

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: 2170 days 9hrs

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: 2170 days 9hrs

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: 2170 days 9hrs

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: 2170 days 10hrs

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: 2170 days 10hrs

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: 2170 days 10hrs

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: 2170 days 10hrs

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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