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Sony's Edible Backyard

Joined: 17/02/12 Updated: 08/03/12 Frost: None
Location: Mortdale

About My Edible Backyard


Why Sony Love's Edible Plants

Because nothing beats the taste of freshly picked fruits/vegs, you save money and it feels great when you're rewarded for your efforts


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Fruit Tree Forum Contributions

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Mystery veg from nepal - Yes, caigua is originally from Peru and now grown all over the world..Balsam apple in Nepal... Depicted in beautiful pre-inca pottery..before Spanish conquest... I still have seeds..I can't grow them..they need room to climb.. http://en.wikiped..1718 days 10hrs
Mystery veg from nepal - My vine is fruiting now...Caigua seeds are available if you want to plant some this spring. ..2515 days 10hrs
Fruit fly control - I have not received any messages from you... try again..2649 days 6hrs
Fruit fly control - I have lots of seeds and I can send them to you guys... ..2653 days 13hrs
Fruit fly control - You're right, I had a good crop of rocotos until last week..the heat after the rain has helped the fly population and now 3/4 of production is ruined. Tomatoes grow next to it and they are fine!...maybe rocotos have something that attract these bugs. I h..2667 days 9hrs
Mystery veg from nepal - THE FIRST ONE IS DEFINETELY A CAIGUA VINE AND THE SECOND A CHOKO. I PLANTED SOME CAIGUA SEEDS AND THE VINE IS A MONSTER BUT SO FAR NO FRUIT. THE FRUITLINGS FALL OFF. I THINKS IT'S TOO HOT...I'M WAITING...I HAD TO PRUNE. IF YOU WANT I CAN SPARE A COUPLE ..2676 days 23hrs
Cuttings seeds seedlings swap - Hi Jason, Do you know the name of that shop?..I love lucuma...makes great icecream... Thanks..2701 days 8hrs
Pouteria lucuma - It will take another two years to flower ..2701 days 8hrs
Peppino - Hi, I bought two plants online from Daley's in October and they are fruiting at the moment...I think they still have some. they grow easily from cuttings...2709 days 2hrs
The chilli page - Hi, I have rocoto seeds, fruit: two types...Ecuadorian red small and peruvian red big...both fruiting like crazy at the moment. I also have seedlings of Peruvian yellow..happy to swap. I live in Mortdale.. Let me know.. Sony..2709 days 2hrs
Pouteria lucuma - Thanks Denise, Please let me know if you can spare a seed or two for me . My tree is looking so-so...I can see a few buds for the first time(maybe 15) on the remaining three brances..the other branches died because of the bark damage (it's like half a t..2807 days 9hrs
Pouteria lucuma - Hi, Please to any lucuma fan...I would like to grab a lucuma seed to grow in my new garden. It's not a big one, but growin a lucuma tree is one of my life-wishes. Help me out if you can. Thanks, Sony ..2830 days 5hrs
Pouteria lucuma - Thanks; that's reasuring..I had to cut a dead branch somehow insects ate the bark in my absence..the remaining ones are fine and look healthy. Do you have any for sale? my daughters fell in love with this fruit in our trip to Peru...2838 days 10hrs
Pouteria lucuma - Hi Paul, I'm interested in your lucuma plant...I had one growing from seed and started flowering last spring. Unfortunately I went overseas and it was neglected..I don't think it will survive..I'm hoping you can help me. Thanks, Sonia..2849 days 3hrs

Fruit Tree Forum Likes

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Peppino - I've just harvested some of these for the first time. I thought they were a very nice fruit, maybe a cross between a paw paw and rockmelon but not as sweet, yet still sweet enough to be enjoyable. I left them on the tree until they were a deep orange ..Liked Answer 1535 days 0hrs

Chilli - Rocoto Tree (Seedling)

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Update: 2657 days 5hrs

Comments: -

CHILLIES ARE SO PROLIFIC FOR SO LITTLE EFFORT. I'M A CHILLI LOVER AND ROCOTOS ARE MY FAVORITE.

I PLANTED SPEARMINT UNDERNEATH AND THIS KEEPS THE BUGS BUSY...THEY EAT MINT LIKE CRAZY SO IT DOES NOT TAKES OVER MY GARDEN KEEPING THE CHILLIES SAFE. I LOSE ABOUT 10% OF FRUIT THIS WAY BUT THERE'S NO NEED TO SPRAY. IT'S AMAZING HOW THESE BUGS DON'T BURN WITH THE HEAT.

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

Planted: 2009

Height 1.5 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 2

Fruit Harvest: 3 kilograms per Year

First Fruited: 7 Months From Seed

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pruned By: 50% in After Fruiting, Autumn, Winter

Pollination: Self Pollination

Fertiliser or Organics Used: SEASOL

When I Fertilise: When Fruiting and Spring

Pest Control:

NONE

Organic Status:Organic


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Pepino - Kendall Gold (Cutting) 9/10

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Update: 2676 days 23hrs

Comments: -

I love this fruit so I bought a couple of plants from Daleys last October and they fruited pretty much straight away.  I planted them in a spot where they get full sun in the morning. I placed dried sea grass as mulch and more surface roots proliferated as a result they have spread a lot in a short time, snails dislike the mulch so they keep away. I'm waiting for the fruit to ripen, just got afew purple stripes. I fertilise with seasol every three weeks and I also placed a handful of slow release pellets under the mulch. I'm already making new plants from cuttings for next season...no need for rooting hormone. I water daily, but with so much rain there's no need...the watering is being done for me. Only keep fruit off the ground...I cut some PET bottles and use the bottoms to lift the fruit.

Fruiting Months October, November, December

Planted: 2011

Height 0.6 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 2

Fruit Harvest: 12 Fruit Per Year

First Fruited: 1 Months from Purchase in Pot

Pruned By: 30% in After Fruiting

Pollination: Self Pollination

Fertiliser or Organics Used: seasol

When I Fertilise: When Fruiting

Pest Control:

nothing yet

Organic Status:Organic


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