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Fruitful's Edible Backyard

Joined: 21/11/12 Updated: 02/10/13 Frost: None
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Fruitful's WISH LIST

Cherry of Rio Grande 10/10

Why Fruitful wants it: - This apparently is the tropical version of a cherry that tastes like a cherry. Looking forward to trying one!







Panama Berry (Seedling) 9/10

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Update: 2017 days 11hrs

Comments: - Apparently this tree fruits for most of the year and after hearing the berries taste like caramel - well I bought 2! It is also a great shade tree with an umbrella style shape when mature. The leaves are soft and velvety and after planting it 3mths ago already it is fruiting. I also read that the Panama Berry is one of the fastest growing trees you can find. 

Planted: 2012

Height 1.5 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 2

First Fruited: 1 Months from Purchase in Pot

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pollination: No

Fertiliser or Organics Used: Dynamic Lifter

Pest Control: No Pests!

Organic Status:Organic


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Star Apple - Haitian (Grafted) 10/10

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Update: 2017 days 11hrs

Comments: -

This is my fav tree in the garden. The leaves are beautiful glossy green and a creamy underside. The trunk and branches are also creamy and smooth. It is quite spectacular. The fruit apparently is divine, and it is a cousin of Abui tree, which has yellow fruit. Star Apples are a beautiful huge tree, growing to between 8 - 30 metres when mature so they need plenty of space. A mature one looks very similar to a Bodhi Tree and it can yeid 68kg of fruit each year.

I bought the Haitian from Daleys because it is said to fruit within 2 yrs. 

Planted: 2012

Height 1 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pollination: No

Fertiliser or Organics Used: Dynamic Lifter

When I Fertilise: Spring

Pest Control: No pests as yet!

Organic Status:Organic


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Lemonade Tree (Grafted) 9/10

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Update: 2017 days 11hrs

Comments: -

I love lemonade fruit!

Got this one from Clunes nursery - was very healthy and even though it is is quite young, I have been nipping its buds so it can get stronger before it fruits. 

Im thinking now to just let it do what it wants and see what happens :)

Planted: 2012

Height 1 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Fertiliser or Organics Used: Dynamic Lifter

When I Fertilise: Spring

Pest Control: Neem Spray

Organic Status:Organic


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Brazilian Cherry - Black Beauty (Seedling) 9/10

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Update: 2028 days 19hrs

Comments: -

After reading a couple of threads on  forums here and then researching further, I waited months for this Black Cherry to become available from Daleys because although it is rare, the fruit is apparently sweeter and has a less resinous aftertaste the the more commonly acquired Red Brazilian Cherry.


I have never tried the fruit, but so far its looking beautiful with soft green leaves and the new growth is red. It can fruit up to 4 times a yr, esp if pruned after each cycle of fruiting. It is more of a shrub than a tree, and with its lightish green leaves it is quite stunning as well.


Here are some highlights from the web:


Brazilian Cherry Eugenia uniflora a.k.a. Pitanga, is an evergreen tropical shrub to the subtropics. A member of the Myrtaceae family, the plant is related to guava, jaboticaba & lilly pilly,  Easy to care for,  great as a hedge, fruits between 2-4 yrs. Fruits 3 weeks after flowers openThe fruit is tart when not quite ripe, High in vit C...


Quite frost tolerant. Young plants are damaged by temperatures below -2  C, but well-established plants can survive -5  C. Full sun is best for greatest fruit production. Very adaptable to different soil types: Sand, sandy loam, stiff clay, soft limestone. It can stand waterlogging for a time and also drought. It is intolerant of salt.


 They are most productive if unpruned, but still produce a great many fruits when close-clipped in hedges. If the plant is pruned quarterly feeding with a complete fertilizer formula promotes fruiting. The plant responds quickly to irrigation, the fruit rapidly becoming larger and sweeter in flavor after a good watering. 


Note: in northern NSW the plant has escaped gardens as birds spread the seed. Best to net your tree or collect all fruit if you live in this area.  

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Planted: 2012

Height 30 Centimetres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pollination: No

Fertiliser or Organics Used: Dynamic Lifter

Pest Control: No Pests as yet!

Organic Status:Organic


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Soursop (Seedling) 2/10

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Update: 2028 days 19hrs

Comments: - This was very sick when it arrived  From Forbidden Fruits Nursery at Myocum. Me transplanting it a couple of times hasnt helped either. Not sure how it is going to go. I bought it due to the value of soursop in the treatment of cancer - not that I have cancer, but I figure its a great idea to have it on hand if need be. Hopefully this little fella will make it through.

Height 50 Centimetres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pollination: No

Fertiliser or Organics Used: Dynamic Lifter

When I Fertilise: Spring


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Orange - Arnold Blood (Grafted) 5/10

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Update: 2028 days 19hrs

Comments: - This one came from Bangalow Markets Forbidden Fruits Stall Sept 2012. Was healthy when I brought it home but then I transplanted it a couple of times before I found the right positin for it and since the last transplant about 2 mths ago it has completely halted in its growth. Keeping my eye on this one, not sure how she will go...

Planted: 2012

Height 1 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pollination: No

Fertiliser or Organics Used: Dynamic Lifter

When I Fertilise: Spring

Organic Status:Organic


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Dwarf Mulberry - Black (Seedling) 9/10

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Update: 2031 days 7hrs

Fruiting Months November and December

Planted: 2012

Height 1 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 3

First Fruited: 2 Months from Purchase in Pot

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pollination: No

Fertiliser or Organics Used: Dynamic Lifter

When I Fertilise: Spring

Organic Status:Organic

Question: These babies came from the Forbidden Fruit stall at Bangalow Markets. They were bought during a drought period and didnt really come good until the rains came back, now they are becoming lush and healthy.


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Mulberry - Dwarf Black (1.4mts tall 20ltr Bag) (Seedling) 10/10

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Update: 2031 days 7hrs

Comments: -

This one came from the nusery stall at Lismore car boot market. It has produced a regular supply of delectable fruit! 

Fruiting Months March, April, May, September, October, November, December

Planted: 2010

Height 2 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Fruit Harvest: 1 kilograms per Year

First Fruited: 1 Months from Purchase in Pot

Water Given in: Spring

Pruned By: 50% in

Pollination: No

Fertiliser or Organics Used: Dynamic Lifter

When I Fertilise: Spring

Pest Control: No Pests!

Organic Status:Organic


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Abiu (Seedling) 9/10

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Update: 2031 days 7hrs

Comments: -

Bought 2 of these from Daleys in Sept 2012. Apparently they pollinate better with each other. The fruit I am yet to taste but it sounds divine, as it is said by some to taste like lemon merange pie!

Abiu is a cousin of the spectacular Star Apple tree, with similar style of fruit.

Planted: 2012

Height 1 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 2

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pollination: Cross Pollination

Cross Pollinator Variety: Same Variety

Fertiliser or Organics Used: Dynamic Lifter

When I Fertilise: Spring

Pest Control: One of my 2 plants have an infestation of flying bugs and ants, which a regular spraying of neem seems to be keeping them at bay.

Organic Status:Organic


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Achacha (Seedling) 9/10

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Update: 2031 days 7hrs

Comments: -

Achacha is said to be the Queen of all fruits, tasting like lemon sherbet. It is a very tropical tree and doesnt tolerate cold too well, so Im not sure how it will go in the subtropical Northern Rivers. It is a cousin of the Mangosteen can tolerate strong winds.

I think it is a slow grower. I planted this one in Oct 2012, and in 2 mths there has been no change, as if it is frozen, yet still looks healthy and green.

I cant wait to try the fruit!

Planted: 2012

Height 60 Centimetres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pollination: No

Fertiliser or Organics Used: Dynamic Lifter

When I Fertilise: Spring

Pest Control: No Pests as yet!


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Comments

Waterfall says... [1063 days 9hrs ago]
Mine survived a Sydney winter without dropping a single leaf so I think they can handle the cold no problem. We are frost free though.
Farouk says... [169 days 9hrs ago]
**The Mangosteen is the true Queen of Fruits, whereas the Achacha is the Princess of fruit ;)

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Star Apple (Seedling) 3/10

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Update: 2039 days 19hrs

Comments: - I bought this Star Apple seedling from Forbidden Fruits Nursery at Myocum. It was very sick, and still is. Not quite sure how to help it. Seems very stunted and its main trunk has been eliminated so it wont grow very tall. Star Apples are spectacular and I hope this one pulls through.
 The fruit apparently is divine, and it is a cousin of Abui tree, which has yellow fruit. Star Apples are a beautiful huge tree, growing to between 8 - 30 meters when mature so they need plenty of space. A mature one looks very similar to a Bodhi Tree and it can yeild 68kg of fruit each year.

Planted: 2012

Height 30 Centimetres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Fertiliser or Organics Used: Dynamic Lifter

When I Fertilise: Spring

Organic Status:Organic


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Grumichama - Black (Seedling) 10/10

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Update: 2039 days 20hrs

Comments: - This came from Daleys and has been transplanted a couple of times since, even so, it is going strong. I have never tried the fruit but apparently it fruits in abundance and is a tropical variation of a cherry. 

Height 40 Centimetres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Fertiliser or Organics Used: Dynamic Lifter

Pest Control: No Pests!

Organic Status:Organic


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TRIED BUT DIED

Cherimoya - Seedling (Seedling) 4/10

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Update: 2010 days 22hrs

Comments: -

Bought it from Forbidden Fruits Nursery in Myocum - very sick, nearly died, leaves all went yellow and fell off, has been transplanted twice, and after 2mths since its arrival, its just started to grow green growth again. Shows great promise!

UPDATE: Jan 2013 It didnt survive our summer heatwave :(

Planted: 2012

Height 1 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Fertiliser or Organics Used: Dynamic Lifter

When I Fertilise: Spring

Organic Status:Organic


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