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Alicat's Edible Backyard

Joined: 08/11/12 Updated: 09/11/12 Frost: None
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Fruit as fence topper - I have a colorbond fence against which I would like to plant some fruit. The sun hits it from my neighbours side so it gets very hot in summer, on my side it is in full shade for most of the day. I'm wondering if anyone has had success training a fruit t..559 days 21hrs
Thornless youngberry rootstock - Thanks Db for your help. Looks like i will have to. Happy gardening...2286 days 22hrs
Thornless youngberry rootstock - Thanks for replying Db. Just saw you message, no internet for last week :(. It definitely grew thornless for first 2 years and I recall at planting, the usual 'Dont plant in ground below the graft' message. Wanting to know what it is so i can care for ..2288 days 15hrs
Thornless youngberry rootstock - Does anyone know what the rootstock might be? Any help appreciated :)..2297 days 21hrs
Thornless youngberry rootstock - Was probably my lack of knowledge at the time, grew ok, just seemed never fruited or did particularly well. The berries from the rootstock are very delicious and plentiful though. Look and taste is somewhat like a boysenberry but with so many hybrids it h..2298 days 19hrs
Thornless youngberry rootstock - I have a Thornless Youngberry purchased from Daley's approx. 7 years ago. The Youngberry never thrived and I ignored it, only to find that its thorny rootstock is now laden with delicious dark red, sweet/tart berries. I was hoping someone would know what..2299 days 2hrs
Pool friendly fruit trees1 - Am wanting to landscape my backyard and include some productive fruit trees / bushes. There is a pool so the trees need to be safe to plant about 2-3 meters from the pool itself (non invasive root system) and not drop too many leaves (preferably evergre..2865 days 15hrs
Pool friendly fruit trees - Am wanting to landscape my backyard and include some productive fruit trees / bushes. There is a pool so the trees need to be safe to plant about 2-3 meters from the pool itself (non invasive root system) and not drop too many leaves. Preferably evergre..2865 days 15hrs

Dwarf Nectarine - Nectazee 7/10

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Update: 2297 days 21hrs

Fruiting Months December

Planted: 2011

Height 0.5 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pollination: Self Pollination

When I Fertilise: Spring

Pest Control:

Leaf curl protection

1 spray of Copper oxychloride - when dormant, at bud swell, bud burst and full bloom and leaf fall.

Lime sulpher spray when dormant. to kill overwintering pests.

Need

Organic Status:Pesticides Used


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Grumichama - Black 8/10

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Update: 2297 days 22hrs

Comments: -

Very healthy but never had more than two cherries per year.

Planted: 2007

Height 1.5 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pollination: Self Pollination

Pest Control:

Pest free.

Organic Status:Organic


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Blueberry - Sunshine Blue (Seedling) 8/10

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Update: 2297 days 22hrs

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Easier blueberry to maintain than other varieties.

AKA: Nellie Kelly

Fruiting Months September and October

Planted: 2012

Height 20 Centimetres

Growing: In a Pot

First Fruited: 1 Months from Purchase in Pot

Sun/Shade: Full Shade

Pollination: Self Pollination

Fertiliser or Organics Used: Coffee grounds, complete fertiliser for acidic plants

When I Fertilise: Spring

Pest Control:

Aphids - control with white oil

Organic Status:Partially Organic


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Dwarf Orange - Valencia Seedless (Grafted) 7/10

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Update: 2297 days 22hrs

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New plant only 1 month old. No new growth yet. Looks healthy

Planted: 2012

Height 70 Centimetres

Growing: In a Pot

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pollination: Self Pollination

Pest Control:

None required yet


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Mango - R2E2 (Grafted) 7/10

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Update: 2298 days 18hrs

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Yummy fruit. Attractive tree. Prone to fungal and scale problems. Furit yields increase each year. Do not water whilst in flower. Wait until fruit set.

Fruiting Months January

Planted: 2007

Height 1.5 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Fruit Harvest: 5 Fruit Per Year

First Fruited: 4 Years from purchase in pot

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Autumn

Pollination: Self Pollination

Fertiliser or Organics Used: Citrus fertiliser in Summer, potash when flower buds form

When I Fertilise: Spring

Pest Control:

Very prone to Anthracnose (more so on leaves). This year, I started spraying Mancozeb monthly during high growth periods, Weekly whilst flowering. This has substantially improved the health of the tree.

Brown and Pink

Organic Status:Organic


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Blackberry - Thornless Waldo (Seedling) 7/10

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Update: 2298 days 18hrs

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Compact, suited for pot culture, thornless. Slow to establish. Burns easily in hot summer sun.

Fruiting Months November and December

Planted: 2011

Height 50 Centimetres

Growing: In a Pot

First Fruited: 1 Years from purchase in pot

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Spring

After Fruiting

Pollination: Self Pollination

Pest Control:

White oil to control aphids on fruit

Organic Status:Organic


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Raspberry - Autumn Bliss (Cutting) 9/10

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Update: 2298 days 19hrs

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Description: Very vigorous everbearing / autumn variety fruiting on primocanes not floricanes unlike summer bearing varieties. Keep contained so it does not take over the garden.

Flowers: White flowers on primocane tips. Flowers commence burst in mid October.

Fruit: Very large fruit with with good flavour and firmness.

Harvest: Bears from late January to late April.

Propagation: Dig out shoots that pop up between rows and plant elsewhere.

CARE AND MAINTENANCE

Soil: Plant in rich well-drained soil (slightly acid preferred, ideal pH 5.6 to 6.2). high in organic matter. Cow manure and compost added each spring.

Mulch: Add mulch during the growing season with organic matter to keep the shallow roots cool and protected.

Position: Protect from the hot sun in summer, burns easily.

Pruning:  Autumn fruiting raspberries (such as Heritage and Autumn Bliss) wake up from their winter slumber, form canes over spring and summer, then flower and set fruit during autumn. Once the canes finish fruiting, they die. This means that pruning is a simple matter of cutting all the canes of autumn fruiting varieties back to ground level in winter,  leaving a maximum of 10 strong canes.

Fruiting Months January, February, March, April, December

Planted: 2011

Height 1.2 metres

Growing: In the Ground

First Fruited: 6 Months from Purchase in Pot

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Autumn and Spring

Pruned By: 100% in Spring

Pollination: Self Pollination

Fertiliser or Organics Used: Potash, Dynamic lifter

When I Fertilise: When Fruiting and Spring

Pest Control:

Mites - Two spotted and red noted in October 2012. Watching before controlling. so to see if predators will take care of it for me.

Fungus control - Spray with Copper Oxychloride in winter when dormant. Do no

Organic Status:Partially Organic


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