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Timbo's Edible Backyard

Joined: 04/09/12 Updated: 02/09/14 Frost: None
Location: BEXHILL, NSW,

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Fruit Tree Forum Contributions

Timbo Forum Contributions
Macadamia flower caterpillar - If it was caterpillars and not lace bug try Dipel for a soft option ..297 days 17hrs
Tree identification2 - I think it's Tristaniopsis laurina 'Luscious'..1646 days 3hrs
Phytophtora - I'm pretty sure birdwood are the only nursery growing clonal phyto resistant avocado trees. With a huge waiting list for farmers only at the moment, costs will by high as they will be grafted twice. Watch this weeks gardening Australia on abc iview for a..1647 days 1hrs
Fruit tree identification pics included - I think it might be a yellow papaya, sometimes they don't have seeds ..1664 days 22hrs
Dwarf avocado trees1 - Hey brain turners have a huge range right now. heaps of lamb hass at the moment. Also Rincon, edranol, sharwil, shephard, fuerte, hass, wurtz, Pinkerton and reed. I don't really work there anymore so this isn't a plug but just letting ppl know for month..1676 days 16hrs
Dwarf avocado trees1 - Why avoid Wurtz? Is Rincon fruit quality any good?..1677 days 22hrs
What kind of citrus rootstock is this - If you were told it's Troyer, I think it looks like Troyer. It probably is! Troyer usually grow very straight :)..1682 days 14hrs
Id - Is this banana Passionfruit? I found it growing near bonalbo ..1693 days 22hrs
Worth mentioning - Hope you didn't try to kill this one..1701 days 21hrs
Cox mandarin hybrid roostock - All I know is it's the most expensive to buy seed of from auscitrus due to royalties being paid to the breeder, I notice birdwood use it on rainforest pearl sometimes..1702 days 20hrs
Wampee seeds - I grow a grafted teem pay from birdwood it's awesome..1702 days 21hrs
Wurtz avocado - I dont have to pull my flowers off avos or mangos bloody possums stripped most of them which saves me doing it while the trees are young. I see a couple of baby avos on my lamb hass ..1703 days 6hrs
Papaya4 - To add to this topic. Will the seeds from my bisexual papaya produce bisexual offspring? My trees are well isolated with no male trees nearby ..1710 days 6hrs
Transplanted mango trees - I have seen a lot of fruit trees go to the compost heap this way. The way the bark looks wrinkled and the way the petioles hold to the tree suggest the tree will only ever go backwards from here...1723 days 24hrs
Transplanted mango trees - Hey rinmak, your mango tree is dead even though there is green in the stem. ..1724 days 0hrs

Fruit Tree Forum Likes

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Finger limes22 - you can largely ignore that parking lot science that is churned out of the current DPI. It's the dunce sector of Australian research. Don't remove fruit from grafted trees if they're producing. If you want quality over abundance thin the fruit. Whil..Liked Question 1664 days 21hrs
Worth mentioning - you're way out of order s1. Not sure what's going on for you but there might be other more productive avenues for you to express yourself than these threads, especially getting aggressive etc. Give a help line - or somebody you care about- a cal..Liked Answer 1699 days 21hrs
Spices - Id give it a go then - a bit like Fresh truffles Vs preserved truffles and I would not eat preserved now ive tasted the real thing now - anywhere you know in melb selling stems?..Liked Question 1724 days 6hrs
Spices - most of the plants on the first list should do ok apart from Wasabi. It needs cool mountain climate. can be grown in streams or in soil. It's grown commercially in Tas. and parts of Sthn. NSW. Sechuan Pepper and Japanese Pepper are very closely rel..Liked Answer 1724 days 7hrs
Spices - Hi, Has anyone grown any of these spices successfully in the subtropics? aniseed black cumin/ kalonji/ nigella / onionseed caraway cumin fennel seed fenugreek/ methi japanese pepper sesame seeds sumac szechuan pepper star anise (seems not..Liked Question 1724 days 7hrs
Jackfruit8 - my tiny jack fruit still in the pot already developed fruit (it's a miracle!)..Liked Answer 1864 days 15hrs
Rare fruit in maket - Mike, I picked small because I had no-one to share with, the Mrs tried her best a couple of times, I admired her willingness, and I wasn't going to waste any. I checked the fruit stem knuckle for the clean break before buying. This pic might be a better ..Liked Answer 1866 days 23hrs
A small market trip - Yeah Mike, I can see that. But I was going to grab a couple to take home as I thought they would ripen up, given time...Liked Answer 1919 days 18hrs
Dragon fruit23 - All this reading is making me hungry.I might compare a fruit a friend grew with one of mine...Liked Answer 1939 days 20hrs
Red dragon fruit pitaya hylocereus - Hey starling - a guy posted this on FB group - it's his mates dragon fruit...and doing really well by all accounts...!? I thought it was really interesting?! ..Liked Question 1939 days 20hrs
Cinnamon tree propagation - Hi MaryT, I use 'Rooter Pots' for air layering, they come in two sizes, so I bought 2 of each. They work on avocado trees with stems around 10 to 20mm thick, they work best if the stem is vertical. You can use softdrink bottles as well :-)..Liked Answer 1947 days 4hrs
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Stink bugs - I'm not amenable to the idea that insect's nervous systems are far removed from ours.Organophosphates work by inhibiting the degradation of acetylcholinesterase ;this in turn causes a depolarising block of the neuromuscular junction and other synapses c..Liked Question 1959 days 17hrs
Compatible avocado flower types - Hi gimme, you could try an Edranol. Very good fruit and does pollinate Hass. My pick for sure! Fuerte will pollinate AND 'cross' with Hass. Zutano will also pollinate Hass. Nabal, Shepard, Linda & Walden might work too. Good luck...Liked Answer 1986 days 22hrs
Lamb hass avocado1 - I actually have a Sharwil but it gets absolutely PUNISHED in the Summer here. It might fruit this year (never has before) but it's the days over 40c that it just can not deal with in anyway. Most Avocados burn a little on hot Southern days, Fuerte does b..Liked Answer 1986 days 22hrs

Finger Lime - Red Cutting (Grafted) 9/10

Timbo's Edible Fruits
Update: 2336 days 15hrs

Comments: -

Interesting plant, tucked in the corner of my yard, has minimal dieback each year but i think thats normal

Fruiting Months January and December

Planted: 2008

Height 2 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Fruit Harvest: 0.25 kilograms per Year

First Fruited: 2 Years from purchase in pot

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pruned By: 20% in After Fruiting

Pollination: No

When I Fertilise: Yearly and Spring

Pest Control:

black aphids i spray with pyrethrum or confidor. Remove citrus butterfly by hand

Organic Status:Partially Organic

Question:

Mine is yellow fleshed and is very acidic, almost sour. I'm wondering if the pink and red ones are less acidic?


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Peanut Tree (Seedling) 9/10

Timbo's Edible Fruits
Update: 2336 days 15hrs

Comments: -

 One of my favourite bush tucker plants.

Planted: 2010

Height 2 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pollination: No

When I Fertilise: Yearly

Organic Status:Organic


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Miracle Fruit (Seedling) 9/10

Timbo's Edible Fruits
Update: 2336 days 16hrs

Comments: -

attractive little plant, likes the shade, fruit has small amount of flesh but excellent flavour

Planted: 2012

Height 0.5 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Low Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pollination: No

Fertiliser or Organics Used: liquid

When I Fertilise: Spring

Organic Status:Organic


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Comments

Timbo says... [2041 days 2hrs ago]
leaf tips always brown, too alkaline?

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Davidsons Plum - QLD (Seedling) 10/10

Timbo's Edible Fruits
Update: 2336 days 19hrs

Comments: -

beautiful tart fruit for jams. have made some from a freinds larger specimens.

Lovely leaves. cauliflorous flowers and fruit will make it a great specimen once mature.

Have planted a few and a sunny spot tends to stunt them.

Planted: 2011

Height 1 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Full Shade

Water Given in: Spring

Pollination: No

When I Fertilise: Never

Organic Status:Organic


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Kangkong ( Water Spinach ) 9/10

Timbo's Edible Fruits
Update: 2336 days 19hrs

Comments: -

great alternative to spinach which can be hard to grow here in summer

Planted: 2011

Growing: In a Pot

Qty: 15

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Pollination: No

Pest Control:

some chewing and sucking pests

Organic Status:Organic


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Kumquat - Meiwa (Grafted) 10/10

Timbo's Edible Fruits
Update: 2336 days 19hrs

Comments: -

one of my favourite citrus to eat off the tree, the skin is my favourite part

Planted: 2011

Height 0.75 metres

Growing: In a Pot

Qty: 1

Fruit Harvest: 1 kilograms per Year

First Fruited: 1 Years from purchase in pot

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pruned By: 10% in After Fruiting

Pollination: No

When I Fertilise: When Fruiting, Winter, Spring

Pest Control:

oil, natrasoap

Organic Status:Partially Organic


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Pandanus - Edible 4/10

Timbo's Edible Fruits
Update: 2336 days 19hrs

Planted: 2011

Growing: In the Ground

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pollination: No

Organic Status:Organic

Question:

do these need alot of water growing very slow


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