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MiltonT's Edible Backyard

Joined: 06/02/12 Updated: 15/02/12 Frost: Low
Location: Doncaster, Vic, Australia

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Why MiltonT Love's Edible Plants

Freashness, falavour, convenience


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Kaffir lime2 - Thanks..2043 days 8hrs
Kaffir lime2 - MaryT, I don't know about yours but my fruits had no seeds so nothing got planted. Zest made a nice addition to Tom Yum soup though. Next time you take a fruit would you mind checking if it has seeds? If it does I would greatly appreciate some but ..2049 days 5hrs
Kaffir lime2 - MaryT thanks heaps. I actually found a nursery with a tree with fruits on it yesterday for $35 so I am away. I will set up a string of pots next weekend and see what germinates. Much appreciate your offer. Warm regards, MiltonT p.s. Since you wer..2056 days 5hrs
Kaffir lime2 - Wayne, love Thai and just getting keen on cooking a lot of dishes. From what I read about Kaffir Limes they are slow to grow and slower to fruit so one plant seems to maybe not be enough and grafted plants in Melb are around $40 for one about 80 cm tall. ..2058 days 2hrs

Ginger QLD (Cutting) 8/10

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Update: 2049 days 1hrs

Comments: -

Fresh Ginger is great and it keeps well in any case idf you take the old stuff

Planted: 2011

Growing: In a Pot

Qty: 3

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Pollination: Self Pollination

When I Fertilise: Spring

Organic Status:Organic


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Chilli - Mini Mama (Seedling) 10/10

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Update: 2049 days 1hrs

Comments: - This is a little bell capsicum that you buy stuffed with fetta at delis. Cute plane fruits very well if well fed

Fruiting Months January, February, March, April

Growing: In a Pot

Qty: 1

Fruit Harvest: 0.4 kilograms per Year

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Pruned By: 80% in After Fruiting and Spring

Pollination: Self Pollination


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Strawberry - Pink 10/10

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Update: 2049 days 1hrs

Comments: -

Prolific fruiterer and runs freely

Fruiting Months February, March, April

Planted: 2010

Height 0.25 metres

Growing: In a Pot

Qty: 3

Fruit Harvest: 2 kilograms per Year

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Pollination: Self Pollination

When I Fertilise: When Fruiting and Spring

Organic Status:Organic


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Strawberry - Temptation (Cutting) 10/10

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Update: 2049 days 2hrs

Comments: -

Fruits heavily and for a long season

Fruiting Months January, February, March, April, November, December

Planted: 1985

Height 0.25 metres

Growing: In a Pot

Qty: 12

Fruit Harvest: 6 kilograms per Year

First Fruited: 1 Years from purchase in pot

Pollination: Self Pollination

When I Fertilise: When Fruiting and Spring

Organic Status:Organic


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Strawberry - Lowanna (Cutting) 10/10

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Update: 2049 days 2hrs

Comments: -

Beatiful fruit, good cropper

Fruiting Months February, March, April

Height 0.2 metres

Growing: In a Pot

Qty: 2

Fruit Harvest: 0.5 kilograms per Year

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Pollination: Self Pollination

When I Fertilise: When Fruiting

Organic Status:Organic


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Chilli Inferno 10/10

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Update: 2049 days 2hrs

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Cute, hot and flavoursome. Small (not tiny) pointed fruit is held upright and goes from yellow-sh green through almost black to red. Can be eaten at any stage but even in yellowish state is fairly warm.

Fruiting Months February, March, April, May

Height 0.5 metres

Growing: In a Pot

Qty: 1

Fruit Harvest: 0.4 kilograms per Year

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Pruned By: 80% in After Fruiting and Spring

Pollination: Self Pollination

Organic Status:Organic


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Chilli Czech Black 10/10

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Update: 2049 days 2hrs

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Very pretty, fruits well and is possibly the nicest flavoured chilli I have ever tasted when it goes red. Starts off black and will sunburn in the Melbourne summer sun if totally exposed.

Fruiting Months January, February, March, April, May, December

Height 0.4 metres

Qty: 1

Fruit Harvest: 0.25 kilograms per Year

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Pruned By: 80% in After Fruiting and Spring

Pollination: Self Pollination

When I Fertilise: When Fruiting and Spring

Organic Status:Organic


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Chilli Black Cuban (Seedling)

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Update: 2049 days 2hrs

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Cute plant, small black fruits with nice taste and a bit of bite. Mine get much hotter than the nursery tag says they will.

Fruiting Months January, February, March, April

Planted: 2011

Height 0.3 metres

Growing: In a Pot

Qty: 1

Fruit Harvest: 0.1 kilograms per Year

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Pruned By: 80% in After Fruiting and Spring

Pollination: Self Pollination

When I Fertilise: When Fruiting and Spring

Organic Status:Organic


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Chilli - Bell 10/10

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Update: 2049 days 2hrs

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Great addition to salads, excellent for stuffing and baking

Fruiting Months January, February, March, April, May, December

Planted: 2009

Height 0.8 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 7

Fruit Harvest: 5 kilograms per Year

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Pruned By: 80% in After Fruiting, Autumn, Winter

Pollination: Self Pollination

When I Fertilise: When Fruiting and Spring


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Chilli - Yellow Habanero (Seedling) 10/10

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Update: 2049 days 2hrs

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Pretty, I have the yellow variety, hot and flavoursome. Great in cooking and in salsa

Fruiting Months March, April, May

Height 0.3 metres

Growing: In a Pot

Qty: 1

Fruit Harvest: 0.5 kilograms per Year

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Pruned By: 80% in After Fruiting and Spring

Pollination: Self Pollination

When I Fertilise: When Fruiting and Spring


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Chilli - Rocoto Tree (Seedling) 10/10

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Update: 2049 days 2hrs

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Unusual plant, pretty, very fruitful, nice flavour but fairly hot, around 60,000 - 120,000 Scoville Heat Units

Fruiting Months January, February, March, April, May

Height 1 metres

Growing: In a Pot

Qty: 1

Fruit Harvest: 2 kilograms per Year

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Pruned By: 90% in After Fruiting

Pollination: Self Pollination

When I Fertilise: When Fruiting and Spring


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Chilli - Birds Eye (Seedling) 10/10

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Update: 2049 days 2hrs

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Cooking and eating raw. I have the tiny Birds Eye Thai, quite hot even when green and the commercial supermarket birds eye

Fruiting Months February, March, April

Planted: 2011

Height 0.2 metres

Growing: In a Pot

Qty: 2

Fruit Harvest: 2 kilograms per Year

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Pruned By: 80% in Spring

Pollination: Self Pollination

When I Fertilise: When Fruiting and Spring


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Wild Strawberry (Cutting) 10/10

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Update: 2049 days 2hrs

Comments: -

Decorative and unusual flavour useful in cooking

Fruiting Months January, February, March, April, December

Planted: 2005

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 30

Fruit Harvest: 2 kilograms per Year

First Fruited: 1 Years from purchase in pot

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Winter

Pollination: Self Pollination

When I Fertilise: When Fruiting


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Lime - Kaffir 10/10

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Update: 2049 days 3hrs

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Thai cooking, e.g. Tom Yum Goong. Both leaves and zest add nice flavours

Fruiting Months March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November

Height 1.2 metres

Growing: In a Pot

Qty: 1

Fruit Harvest: 1 kilograms per Year

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pruned By: 5% in After Fruiting

Pollination: Self Pollination


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Society Garlic 10/10

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Update: 2049 days 3hrs

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Love garlic and fresh is much better. Grows in old wheelbarrow and around crops to protect from insects.

Qty: 20

Pollination: Self Pollination


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Galangal (Cutting) 10/10

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Update: 2049 days 3hrs

Planted: 2012

Growing: In a Pot

Qty: 4

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pollination: Self Pollination


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Garlic Chives 10/10

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Update: 2049 days 3hrs

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It comes up every year and adds nice flavoutrs to many dishes

Planted: 2005

Growing: In a Pot

Qty: 10

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Pollination: Self Pollination


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Dwarf Lime - Tahitian (Grafted) 10/10

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Update: 2049 days 3hrs

Fruiting Months March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October

Height 1 metres

Growing: In a Pot

Qty: 1

Fruit Harvest: 5 kilograms per Year

First Fruited: 2 Years from purchase in pot

Pruned By: 10% in After Fruiting and Spring

Pollination: Self Pollination

When I Fertilise: When Fruiting and Spring

Pest Control:

contact spray when gall beetles are about to emerge


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Dwarf Orange - Washington Navel (Grafted) 10/10

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Update: 2049 days 4hrs

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Convenient, favourite orange variety, pretty and fruits well in pot.

Fruiting Months May, June, July

Planted: 2008

Height 1 metres

Growing: In a Pot

Qty: 1

Fruit Harvest: 2 kilograms per Year

First Fruited: 1 Years from purchase in pot

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Pruned By: 10% in After Fruiting

Pollination: Self Pollination

When I Fertilise: When Fruiting and Spring


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Plum - Mariposa 10/10

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Update: 2049 days 4hrs

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Need it as cross-polinator and fruit is lovely, keesp well, makes great jam

Fruiting Months January and December

Planted: 2011

Height 2 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Winter

Pruned By: 20% in After Fruiting and Summer

Pollination: Cross Pollination


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Pluot. Plum/Apricot cross 10/10

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Update: 2049 days 4hrs

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Best tasting fruit ever and crops well

Fruiting Months January and December

Planted: 2009

Height 3 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Fruit Harvest: 5 kilograms per Year

First Fruited: 2 Years from purchase in pot

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pruned By: 35% in After Fruiting and Summer

Pollination: Cross Pollination

Cross Pollinator Variety: Mariposa Plum

When I Fertilise: Never


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Cherry - Sunburst (Grafted) 7/10

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Update: 2049 days 4hrs

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Fruits well with early and late varieties

Fruiting Months November and December

Planted: 2008

Height 3 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Fruit Harvest: 2 kilograms per Year

First Fruited: 1 Years from purchase in pot

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pruned By: 10% in After Fruiting and Summer

Pollination: No

When I Fertilise: Never


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Dwarf Nectarine - Nectazee 5/10

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Update: 2049 days 5hrs

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Taste and convenience and a pretty dwarf tree

Fruiting Months January, November, December

Planted: 2007

Height 1 metres

Qty: 1

Fruit Harvest: 1 kilograms per Year

First Fruited: 1 Years from purchase in pot

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pollination: No

When I Fertilise: Never


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Olive - Kolossus Kalamata (Seedling) 10/10

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Update: 2049 days 5hrs

Comments: -

Love Olives and pretty tree in front lawn

Fruiting Months March and April

Planted: 2009

Height 3 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Fruit Harvest: 3 kilograms per Year

First Fruited: 1 Years from purchase in pot

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Winter

Pruned By: 10% in After Fruiting, Autumn, Winter

Pollination: No

When I Fertilise: Never


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Peach - Aztec Gold (Seedling) 10/10

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Update: 2049 days 5hrs

Comments: -

Beautiful taste

Planted: 2012

Height 0.3 metres

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Low Sun

Pollination: No


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(Grafted) 10/10

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Update: 2049 days 5hrs

Comments: -

Available fruit for months, Pink Lady and Granny Smith on one stock

Fruiting Months March, April, May

Planted: 2006

Height 4 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Fruit Harvest: 10 kilograms per Year

First Fruited: 1 Years from purchase in pot

Sun/Shade: Full Shade

Water Given in: Summer

Pruned By: 30% in After Fruiting, Summer, Spring

Pollination: No

Fertiliser or Organics Used: none

Pest Control:

Mancozeb for Black Spot and Carbyryl for Codlin Moth

Organic Status:Pesticides Used


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