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Joined: 21/08/12 Updated: 05/09/13 Frost: None
Location: Illawarra, NSW,

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Finger limes21 - Hi all, I was wondering if anyone knows which of the finger limes are smaller growing varieties? Also, which varieties sold at Delaneys at the moment are grafted? I have light clay soil. Thanks...2046 days 5hrs
Cost of peanut butter trees - Hi Everyone, does anyone know how peanut butter trees fare under westerly sun? Any other suggestions for an attractive subtropical small tree or shrub suitable for a hot spot? Thanks, Maria ..2421 days 13hrs
Persimmon - Hi Everyone, I'm looking for the right Persimmon variety for my yard and could use some help. I'm in a bad fruit fly area but have enough cold in winter for a short reprieve. I was told by a friend to buy a late ripening astringent variety for that rea..2451 days 8hrs

Ugni ( Tazziberry ) (Cutting) 8/10

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Update: 1840 days 5hrs

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I have the chilean guava and a mountain guava. Both have such cute leaves, like a loose japanese box. I'm putting the mountain guava in a mixed screen. Can't wait for the fruit.

Sept 2013: Mountain guava doing ok, in a very windy spot. Chilean guava (ugni) was in full north west sun next to wall and died. Put in another in half sun and is full of buds.

Height 20 Centimetres

Growing: In a Pot

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pollination: Self Pollination

Fertiliser or Organics Used: compost, seaweed

Pest Control:

None

Organic Status:Organic


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Yacon - Apple of the Earth (Cutting) 8/10

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Update: 1840 days 5hrs

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Fruit from under the ground? Awsome. Now to break up that clay...

Sept 2013 Was in a pot until last Autumn then was put in the ground. Grew big enough before winter to harvest a few tubers. Pleasant, very juicy and crunchy raw. Only slightly sweet. Works really well in stir frys in place of water chestnuts. Do not store well. Pick off only the brown tubers; the pink tinged ones sprout the new leaves.

Height 30 Centimetres

Growing: In the Ground

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pollination: Self Pollination

Fertiliser or Organics Used: compost, seaweed

Pest Control:

None

Organic Status:Organic


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Midyim Berry (Seedling) 7/10

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Update: 1840 days 5hrs

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Fruited sparsely in first year. More interesting than spectacular but my husband likes them.

Planted: 2012

Height 50 Centimetres

Growing: In the Ground

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pollination: Self Pollination

Fertiliser or Organics Used: compost, chook poo, seaweed

Pest Control:

None

Organic Status:Organic


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Loquat - Nagasakiwase (Grafted) 6/10

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Update: 1840 days 5hrs

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I think the loquat is in too much shade. See what happens this spring.

Sept 2013: Tree has taken off, growing through winter. Had a branch full of flowers, took all but 5 off to see what the fruit are like. Taste great; juicy, sweet, nice texture when bright yellow.

Planted: 2012

Height 80 Centimetres

Growing: In the Ground

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Water Given in: Winter

Pollination: No

Fertiliser or Organics Used: compost, chook poo

Pest Control:

None

Organic Status:Organic


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Jaboticaba - Yellow (Seedling) 8/10

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Update: 1840 days 5hrs

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The idea of fruit growing from the trunk intrigues me. Pretty tree. I had some iron deficiency after only 3 months (green veins, yellow leaves) so added chelates.

Sept 2013 Very slow grower however put out some new leaves even over winter. Responds very well to trace element application and regular water.

 

 

Planted: 2012

Height 50 Centimetres

Growing: In the Ground

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Fertiliser or Organics Used: compost, mature chicken manure

Pest Control:

None


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Pepino - Kendall Gold (Seedling) 7/10

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Update: 2219 days 18hrs

Planted: 2012

Growing: In the Ground

Sun/Shade: Low Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pollination: Self Pollination

Fertiliser or Organics Used: compost, seaweed, blood and bone

Pest Control:

None so far

Organic Status:Organic


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Lemon - Eureka (Grafted) 8/10

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Update: 2220 days 4hrs

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Was here when we moved in and is happy doing it's thing.

Height 3 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Summer

Pollination: Self Pollination

Fertiliser or Organics Used: blood and bone with trace elements

Pest Control:

None. Gets a bit of scale and aphids but nothing serious.

Organic Status:Organic


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Grumichama - Black (Cutting) 9/10

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Update: 2220 days 4hrs

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Pest free lovely fruit. Enough said.

Height 80 Centimetres

Growing: In the Ground

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pollination: Self Pollination

Fertiliser or Organics Used: compost, seaweed, chook poo

Pest Control:

None

Organic Status:Organic


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Dwarf Orange - Washington Navel (Grafted) 8/10

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Update: 2220 days 4hrs

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Like all citrus it loves this frost free temparate climate. Not sure about growing a dwarf but a full size tree is too big for the spot.

Height 50 Centimetres

Growing: In the Ground

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Winter

Pollination: Self Pollination

Fertiliser or Organics Used: compost, chook poo, seaweed, blood and bone

Pest Control:

None

Organic Status:Organic


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Dwarf Apple - Pinkabelle (Grafted) 8/10

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Update: 2220 days 4hrs

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I really like the idea of an apple tree that naturally grows to only 2 or 3 metres rather than being restricted by rootstock. Any apple related bugs are much easier to control organically when in reaching distance!

Height 1 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Water Given in: Winter

Pollination: No

Fertiliser or Organics Used: liquid seaweed, compost

Pest Control:

None

Organic Status:Organic


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Blueberry - Powderblue (Cutting) 8/10

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Update: 2220 days 5hrs

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I love blueberries and it's a small knife in the heart to have to pull the flowers off this year. Planted near a pine tree for that extra acidic touch.

Height 80 Centimetres

Growing: In the Ground

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pollination: No

Fertiliser or Organics Used: compost, chook poo, azalea fertilizer

Pest Control:

None


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Fig Black Genoa (Cutting) 8/10

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Update: 2220 days 5hrs

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Took a cutting from a family tree last autumn and is now shooting out of winter slumber. Plan to leave in a pot.

Height 20 Centimetres

Growing: In a Pot

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pollination: No

Fertiliser or Organics Used: compost, liquid seaweed

Pest Control:

None

Organic Status:Organic

Question:

 


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Mandarin - Imperial (Grafted) 8/10

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Update: 2220 days 5hrs

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Plonked it in with a bunch of compost and is very happy.

Height 50 Centimetres

Growing: In the Ground

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Winter and Spring

Pollination: No

Fertiliser or Organics Used: compost, chook poo, blood and bone with trace elements

Pest Control:

None

Organic Status:Organic


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Passionfruit - Black (Seedling) 9/10

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Update: 2220 days 5hrs

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Don't know about the tradition of burying a animal liver/heart underneath so sprinkled in some iron chelates and is shooting away.

Height 80 Centimetres

Growing: In the Ground

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pollination: No

Fertiliser or Organics Used: compost, chook poo, blood and bone

Pest Control:

None

Organic Status:Organic


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Persimmon - Nightingale (A) (Grafted) 6/10

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Update: 2220 days 5hrs

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I was a bit concerned as this is by far the most expensive tree I bought and my favourite fruit- no signs of life for 2 months. Now the tiniest green bud tips have appeared. Watered very infrequently while dormant.

Height 80 Centimetres

Growing: In the Ground

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Winter

Pollination: No

Fertiliser or Organics Used: liquid seaweed

Pest Control:

None

Organic Status:Organic


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Lime - Tahitian (Grafted) 9/10

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Update: 2220 days 5hrs

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Happy as a clam in the frost free climate, already shooting madly after 2 months in the middle of winter.

Height 80 Centimetres

Growing: In the Ground

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pollination: No

Fertiliser or Organics Used: compost, chicken poo, blood and bone with trace elements

Pest Control:

None

Organic Status:Organic


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Dwarf Avocado - Wurtz (A) (Grafted) 7/10

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Update: 2220 days 5hrs

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Lovely looking tree that's small enough for a suburban block. Needs regular watering to get established even though planted in winter.

Planted: 2012

Height 50 Centimetres

Growing: In the Ground

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pollination: Cross Pollination

Cross Pollinator Variety: Hass across the road

Organic Status:Organic


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Raspberry - Heritage (Cutting) 8/10

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Update: 2220 days 5hrs

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I've gone raspberry mad, I have diggers gold, the red heritage, autumn bliss, williamette and chilliwack.

Height 50 Centimetres

Growing: In the Ground

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Fertiliser or Organics Used: compost, chicken manure, blood and bone with trace elements

Pest Control:

None

Organic Status:Organic


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Asparagus - Mary Washington 7/10

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Update: 2220 days 5hrs

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Very healthy crowns arrived last month (July 2012), dug an enormous trench in my clay soil and dug in a barrow of compost, gypsum and some lime. Sprouting and the brittle shoots need to be protected from my crazy kittens...

Height 50 Centimetres

Growing: In the Ground

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun


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Dwarf Mulberry - Red Shahtoot (Grafted) 9/10

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Update: 2220 days 5hrs

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I planted what looked like a stick a couple of months ago and now it has two big fat green shoots growing. Mmm can taste mulberries already...

Planted: 2012

Height 50 Centimetres

Growing: In the Ground

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Spring

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