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Sandy31's Edible Backyard

Joined: 29/05/13 Updated: 04/12/17 Frost: Low
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About My Edible Backyard


Why Sandy31 Love's Edible Plants

 Nothing better tasting than growing your own food.

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Our Objective is to advance and promote home horticulture through the sharing of knowledge and experience. 
DescriptionOur Objective is to advance and promote home horticulture through the sharing of knowledge and experience. 
We are the place to discuss all aspects of home gardening related to the growing of fruit and vegetables for our own consumption, and to employ and advance organic farming methods towards a safer, more environmentally friendly, and healthier alternative. 

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mcmelb1 says... [206 days 8hrs ago]
You should check this website out: https://www.reddit.com/r/AustralianPlantSwap/ You can trade seeds there. Share the link!
sandy31 says... [205 days 8hrs ago]
Ok thanks

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Fruit Tree Forum Contributions

Sandy31 Forum Contributions
Dwarf peach trees1 - Fruitylicious1, I think i will give a go with some points u mentioned in ur post... If its still turns out to be a dud... then it has to go Thanks ..8 days 14hrs
Tropical low chill peaches - hi all I am in Sydney NSW and get 500 chill hours I have Super Dwarf Sunset Peach ™-Red Leaf Peach and in in ground from last 5 Years. Its in full sun Very healthy, vigorous and growing good. It get plenty of water when required and i feed it every m..11 days 10hrs
Dwarf peach trees1 - hi all, i am in sydney west NSW and gets 500 hours of chill I have Super Dwarf Sunset Peach ™-Red Leaf Peach and in in ground from last 5 Years. Its in full sun Very healthy, vigorous and growing good. It get plenty of water when required and i feed i..11 days 10hrs
Royal lee minnie royal cherry - I got the answer now from Flemings which graft is which variety "e; The only way you can tell is when they come into leaf. They will both have a serrated margin on the leaf, However, Minnie Royal will more heavily / more distinctly serrated with a..52 days 14hrs
Scion wood required for grafting - Hello I am after Anna and Golden Dorsett and pipin cox Apple's scion ( bud wood). Would anyone please send me some. I am happy to pay for postage or if you want to swap for sime other scion thats no issue too. I m in Sydney west Thanks..157 days 7hrs
Royal lee minnie royal cherry - Frosty here in western sydney 2..3 times in a week but can see green tip. Looks like it's waking up..883 days 6hrs
Royal lee minnie royal cherry - Just curious one Graft is more vigrous than other. Which is more vigrous royal lee or minni royal ..883 days 6hrs
Fruit tree grafting - can anyone help me in grafting ( multi) some fruit trees, I tied many times but all in vane . i need to multi graft some of my fruit trees ( pear, plum, citrus, nectarine, peach). I am short on space and some of my trees are in pot, and its very hard to ..947 days 5hrs
Low chill apricot variety availabilty - Guys i have a C-n-C,and i live in western syd, we get some 500 chill hours. The C-n-C, is only 1 yr old in ground and produces some 10-12 fruits, but i thinned them all in order to make better structure in first year. I am looking for a Pluot scion wo..1059 days 9hrs
Apple tree dormancy times - My Dwarf Gala, standard gala, fuji, dwarf pinklady all have broken dormancy, But Pinkabella and Dwarf Grany smith have not? Any idea why ? Do they break very late dormancy ? I live in Western sydney ( Quakers Hill) and get approx 500 chill hrs. Thanks ..1198 days 10hrs
Dekopon in australia - Sumo mandarin are available at Town Hall NSW Wollies, for 8AUD /kilo I ate 4 in lunch and NO seed......:(..1219 days 10hrs
Trees in one hole - Hay Guys I have a tight corner spot, a raised bed 85cm x 85cm, on corner blocked by the colour bound garage wall. Being on corner of garden bed left side is limited too . ( see attached pic) will it be best to plant 2 ( duo) or 3 (trio) here. The Plant..1241 days 2hrs
Trees in one hole - can i plant new bare root Nectarine ( goldmine) tree next ( 18 inches apart) to a one year old ( ground time)nectarine ( Fantasia) Tree as a Duo ? I ran out off space in backyard and don't want to put this new Tree into pot. This is the only option i ..1247 days 14hrs
Plum multigraft - Need some advise on my Unhealthy looking Plum tree. I Have a double graft Plum ( satsuma and santa Rosa) and i planted it last year ( sept 2013) and i am raising it as an Espalier. But things ( espalier) is not looking good due to one Graft is too stron..1247 days 14hrs
Passionfruit - I would like to grow a passionfruit vine in a pot ,panama red, but am getting conflicting information about whether or not it is possible. Please suggest... thanks in advance ..1298 days 3hrs

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Royal lee minnie royal cherry - Thanks Sandy I had a look, I can see the differences. Minni Royal also breaks bud about 10 day earlier. On that note has anyone found a pollinator for the fist flowers of Minnie royal as most of the flowers open before the pollinator on my tree. Has anyon..Liked Answer 50 days 14hrs
Scion wood required for grafting - hi Sandy31 ... why don't you try looking up who locally has Golden Dorsett and Pippin Cox in their edibles and contact them directly? People might miss the request on the forum... People listed with Golden Dorsett can be found here: https://www.daleysfr..Liked Answer 128 days 13hrs
Fruit tree grafting - For your pear tree, Google Cleft graft and bark or rind graft, that's what I use, there are others, do it when dormant in late winter, early spring...Liked Answer 947 days 2hrs
Fruit tree grafting - I had successes this year Bud Grafting Pear and Cherry. I have a Large Weeping ornamental Cherry out front (12 years old)and whip and tongue grafted some lapins on it last year that took off and this Feb around Valentines Day bud grafted 5 buds of 3 othe..Liked Answer 947 days 2hrs
Fruit tree grafting - You can read up on grafting online or in a book. Practice first on making the matching cuts on a soft wood stem of willow or similar, Then Tie it all up with plumbers ptfe thread seal tape from a hardware store. It will be most helpful to learn hands on f..Liked Answer 947 days 2hrs
Trees in one hole - Hay Guys I have a tight corner spot, a raised bed 85cm x 85cm, on corner blocked by the colour bound garage wall. Being on corner of garden bed left side is limited too . ( see attached pic) will it be best to plant 2 ( duo) or 3 (trio) here. The Plant..Liked Answer 1241 days 11hrs
Trees in one hole - In my humble opinion, I'd go with the two distinct trees like you said, 18 inches apart. You already have the tree and they grow well together, even in the same hole. Whatever way you decide, keep the larger/faster growing tree in check...Liked Answer 1241 days 14hrs
Trees in one hole - Option three is to graft one onto the other. That way you get both fruit, and don't have to worry about space...Liked Answer 1241 days 14hrs
Grafting citrus - Hi all I am new to grafting , and was thinking to give Grafting a Try. I do have a well established Tahitian Lime tree in my backyard and it fruits very well. One of my mate who lives close by has well established Navel orange, manderine and tangelo tree..Liked Question 1358 days 10hrs

Dwarf Peach - Sunset Backyard Beauty (Grafted) 2/10

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Update: 11 days 10hrs

Comments: - Super Dwarf

Fruiting Months November

Planted: 2013

Height 1.5 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Fruit Harvest: 0.4 kilograms per Year

First Fruited: 1 Years from purchase in pot

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pollination: Self Pollination

Fertiliser or Organics Used: Osmocote

When I Fertilise: Winter and Spring

Pest Control: Dormant winter spray

Organic Status:Partially Organic

Question: Its flowers a lot but not fruit set


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sandy31 says... [11 days 10hrs ago]
Plethora of flowers but only 1-2 fruit set. This is year i only got 2 Peaches, they both are VERY BIG and exceptional quality My garden is Bee friendly and has many bee attracting plants and shrubs. Also fruit trees next to it ( Gulf gold Plum and Angel low chill peach ) they all get a heavy fruit set. so i am not concerned about pollination or pollinators. I do administer Winter dormancy spray ,when tree is dormant, with LIME SULFUR once every year but only when its dormant and not when in bud break or bloom. not sure why i may have a poor fruit set despite plethora of blooms ?

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Dwarf Persimmon - Ichikikijiro (NA) (Grafted)

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Update: 11 days 14hrs

Comments: - NA Fruit and ornamental nature of Tree, Being a dwarf is an added bonus

Planted: 2014

Height 2 Feet

Growing: In the Ground

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pollination: Self Pollination


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sandy31 says... [1065 days 15hrs ago]
Standstill, Only 3-4 inch new growth in spring. After that No sigh of any growth. Leafs are Sun burn due to high temps.
sandy31 says... [882 days 9hrs ago]
Stand still ...Quite...Pin drop silence
sandy31 says... [464 days 10hrs ago]
Stand still ...Quite...Pin drop silence... ALIVE but WAITING for dont know what
noisymina1 says... [432 days 19hrs ago]
Same here. It has now shot below the graft. Think this one is not going to survive.
sandy31 says... [267 days 11hrs ago]
Dead now...what a waste of time effort and MONEY
noisymina1 says... [265 days 15hrs ago]
I totally agree. I am still persisting, but don't hold a lot of hope. Very expensive trees. I have not lost many plants, but a couple have turned up toes quite inexplicably.
sandy31 says... [30 days 13hrs ago]
Bought New same variety and planted on to a different location..But its mid nov and no sign of growth... :(
noisymina1 says... [30 days 12hrs ago]
Sad, isn't it? :(
sandy31 says... [29 days 12hrs ago]
yes..i think time to think NOT on persimmon anymore
noisymina1 says... [28 days 4hrs ago]
Yes. All the other trees in that area are now taking off ...the "e;Dwarf"e; cherry is not so "e;dwarf"e; but alive! and two Dwarf Peaches are looking good. Got to wonder why the Persimmons are so touchy.
sandy31 says... [11 days 14hrs ago]

sandy31 says... [11 days 14hrs ago]
Pulled Out on 3/12/17 from ground and planted Guava in its place. Can see New Roots development but no growth on twigs, No patience left with persimmon. Planted in Pot

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Guava - Mexican Cream (Seedling) 5/10

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Update: 11 days 14hrs

Comments: - fruit

Planted: 2017

Height 2 Feet

Growing: In the Ground

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pollination: Self Pollination


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sandy31 says... [11 days 14hrs ago]
Planted on 3/12/2017, Arjun's Bday, Hopefully 3rd time lucky

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Passionfruit - Panama Red (Grafted) 5/10

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Update: 29 days 3hrs

Comments: - NK's passionfruit. Still in pot, looking it to plant someplace frost free

Planted: 2014

Growing: In a Pot

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pollination: No


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sandy31 says... [882 days 9hrs ago]
Grown vigorously, i can see 2 fruits on it, But its getting frosty here every 2nd day.
sandy31 says... [30 days 14hrs ago]
it fruited very well in 2016, It turned out to be Panama GOLD and not RED. I prunnned i think bit too much in 2016 after fruit, This year very little fruit.
sandy31 says... [11 days 11hrs ago]
Bought Panaman red and planted next to it on 15 nov 17

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Dwarf Apple - Pinkabelle (Grafted) 5/10

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Update: 29 days 3hrs

Comments: - Dwarf apple

Planted: 2014

Height 2 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pollination: Self Pollination

Organic Status:Partially Organic


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sandy31 says... [30 days 14hrs ago]
Was not doing well so Position changed in July 2017 and pruned half. now in front yard

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Dwarf Mulberry - Red Shahtoot (Grafted) 5/10

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Update: 29 days 3hrs

Comments: -  Super sweet and Juicy fruit

Planted: 2013

Height 2 Feet

Growing: In a Pot

Qty: 6

Fruit Harvest: 5 Fruit Per Year

First Fruited: 1 Years from purchase in pot

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pollination: Self Pollination

Organic Status:Partially Organic


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sandy31 says... [1065 days 15hrs ago]
Had 100's of fruit this year, but didn't get get to eat not even a Single one. All fruits fall off. Not sure y but may be coz of over watering. feeling hopeful for next year
sandy31 says... [30 days 11hrs ago]
planted in ground in Aug 2017, NO FRUIT YET

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Mandarin - Hickson (Grafted) 5/10

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Update: 30 days 11hrs

Planted: 2017

Height 30 Inches

Growing: In a Pot

Sun/Shade: Full Shade

Water Given in: Spring

Pollination: Self Pollination

When I Fertilise: Never

Organic Status:Partially Organic


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sandy31 says... [30 days 11hrs ago]
2017 Planted in a 65L pot

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Spicezee - Nectarine x Plum 5/10

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Update: 236 days 14hrs

Comments: -

The first NectaPlum%uFFFD from Zaiger Genetics: a white-fleshed, nectarine-peach-plum hybrid. Skin is dark maroon at fruit set, and turns pale pink when ripe. Fully ripe fruit is unparalled in flavor, and both nectarine and plum traits are easily detectable. Very productive tree is also quite ornamental. Tremendous purplish pink bloom in the spring, followed by a flourish of red leaves which mature into lush green in late summer.

Planted as a DUO with Plum Luisa

Height 1 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Sun/Shade: Full Shade

Water Given in: Spring

Pollination: Self Pollination

Organic Status:Partially Organic


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sandy31 says... [464 days 10hrs ago]
had 6 Tennis ball Size Fruits of it after one year. Really juicy and sweet
sandy31 says... [30 days 11hrs ago]
2016 had 20--25 nice quality fruit 2017, looking good and has close to 30 fruit

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Jambolan Plum 5/10

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Update: 236 days 14hrs

Planted: 2017

Growing: In a Pot

Sun/Shade: Full Sun


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mcmelb1 says... [207 days 14hrs ago]

mcmelb1 says... [207 days 14hrs ago]
Where are you located and is your tree fruiting? I've read that the plant only fruits (well) in tropical areas.
sandy31 says... [207 days 3hrs ago]
I m in Sydney west. I have several jambolan plum trees growing in in india on my farm. They usually fruit after 4..5 yrs of planting. Also i bought this as few days ago only and is growing in a pot. Need to wait 3..4 yrs for fruit though. Once its eastablished it should fruit as in syd weather. Not sure about melbourne though
sandy31 says... [30 days 11hrs ago]
affected by frost in 2017, but is now coming back

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Cherry- 2 way minni royal - royal lee (Grafted) 5/10

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Update: 883 days 6hrs

Comments: - Supposingly Low chill

Planted: 2015

Height 1 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Spring

Pollination: Cross Pollination

Pest Control: Lime sulpher and copper spray

Question: One Graft is more vigrous than other. Which is more vigrous royal lee or minni royal? 


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sandy31 says... [464 days 10hrs ago]
Plant died due to drowning 2015
sandy31 says... [30 days 11hrs ago]
2017 Both low chill cherry grafted on a wild rootstock, Looking good in a pot

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Papaya - Southern Red (Seedling) 6/10

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Update: 944 days 6hrs

Comments: - fruit is sweet and good for cooking too

Planted: 2013

Height 8 Feet

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Fruit Harvest: 10 Fruit Per Year

First Fruited: 1 Years after I planted Cutting

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pollination: Self Pollination

When I Fertilise: Winter and Spring

Organic Status:Partially Organic


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sandy31 says... [1065 days 15hrs ago]
Severely damaged by Frost, recovered well in summer 15. But looks like fruit will never ripe as by the time it recovers and produce fruit autumn/winters Kicks in .
sandy31 says... [944 days 6hrs ago]
it survived and fruited, but sadly winters are back...
sandy31 says... [882 days 9hrs ago]
Again Hit by frost very hard, I think i will chop it down as no point in keeping it.
sandy31 says... [30 days 14hrs ago]
I got of it
sandy31 says... [30 days 11hrs ago]
Planted new Tree in ground on a protected spot in March 2017

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Pomegranate - Wonderful (Cutting) 10/10

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Update: 944 days 6hrs

Comments: -  Super sweet and Juicy fruit. Got from friend not sure if its Wonderful or not....

Fruiting Months April, May, June

Height 3 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Fruit Harvest: 20 Fruit Per Year

First Fruited: 10 Months from Purchase in Pot

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pruned By: 20% in Autumn and Winter

Pollination: No

When I Fertilise: Winter and Spring

Organic Status:Partially Organic


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sandy31 says... [976 days 1hrs ago]
3rd year in Ground and Very large fruit this season. Very low maintenance plant.
sandy31 says... [882 days 9hrs ago]
Propagated this plant ( 3 ) and gave to friends
sandy31 says... [30 days 11hrs ago]
2016- close to 70 Pommies, Great size and taste 2017- prunned one main branch as it was getting heavy and vigrous. propogated more plants for friends

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Mulberry - White Shahtoot (Grafted) 6/10

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Update: 944 days 6hrs

Comments: -

Long honey sweet fruit, No strain and weeping natue of tree.

Plus this fruit is very hard to find in supermarkets.

Height 2 Feet

Growing: In the Ground

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pollination: No


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sandy31 says... [1065 days 15hrs ago]
Growing well , semi vigorous and weeping. Pruning as Per Dave Wilson Nursery Backyard Home Orchard Culture.
mcmelb1 says... [206 days 3hrs ago]
Would you recommend the white or red variety?
sandy31 says... [205 days 8hrs ago]
My fav is white variety between two . I found them better in taste and no strains
sandy31 says... [30 days 11hrs ago]
Had loads of Shahtoth this year, 2017

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Blueberry Burst (Cutting) 7/10

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Update: 968 days 12hrs

Comments: -

Fruit size 

bought 3 plants, all loaded with fruits in first year

Planted: 2013

Height 1 metres

Growing: In a Pot

Fruit Harvest: 1 kilograms per Year

First Fruited: 1 Years from purchase in pot

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Pollination: No

When I Fertilise: Winter and Spring


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sandy31 says... [969 days 9hrs ago]
Bought 4 more Plants in 50% sale in Bunnings ( 10AUD each), Very productive
sandy31 says... [968 days 12hrs ago]
Harvest in first year from three plants. had 3-4 more punnet in 2nd harvest same year.
Markmelb says... [870 days 5hrs ago]
can you please put your ripe fruit next to a $1 coin for reference? Thanks
Markmelb says... [870 days 5hrs ago]
Also can you measure your soil PH with a test kit from bunnings? Others would like to know of your successes on forum. Cheers
sandy31 says... [30 days 14hrs ago]
I planted 2 plants in soil in Aug 2017. One died.i Hope i will have more success in ground

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Peach Double Jewel (Grafted) 5/10

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Update: 1065 days 14hrs

Comments: - Double Flowering and excellent export quality peaches

Planted: 2014

Height 1 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Water Given in: Spring

Pollination: Self Pollination

Organic Status:Partially Organic


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sandy31 says... [30 days 11hrs ago]
It slow growing mainly coz of position nest to big native trees, has approx 10-15 peaches on it 2017

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Plum Luisa 5/10

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Update: 1065 days 14hrs

Comments: -

yellow fleshed plum and is exceptionally sweet and juicy. Distinctive elongated-heart shape. Having some disease resistance .

Planted as a DUO with SPICEZEE

Height 1 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Sun/Shade: Full Shade

Water Given in: Spring

Pollination: Self Pollination

Organic Status:Partially Organic


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sandy31 says... [30 days 13hrs ago]
fruited in 2016 approx 30 plums,, SUPER JUICY AND TASTY
sandy31 says... [30 days 13hrs ago]
Nice fruit set as well in 2017, approx 50 fruits

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Dwarf Apple - Pink Lady 5/10

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Update: 1244 days 3hrs

Comments: -

Raising as a Stepover apple

Height 2 Feet

Growing: In the Ground

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pollination: Cross Pollination

Cross Pollinator Variety: Granny Smith

When I Fertilise: Yearly and Winter


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sandy31 says... [1065 days 15hrs ago]
Growing great. Vigorous and Vase shaped. Pruning as Per Dave Wilson Nursery Backyard Home Orchard Culture. Will convert it into Step Over Apple.
sandy31 says... [30 days 11hrs ago]
Size is controlled heavily,L SHAPED, 7 feet tall and 5 feet wide only

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Dwarf Apple - Granny Smith 5/10

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Update: 1244 days 3hrs

Comments: -

Great pollinator for other varities.

Raising as a Stepover apple

Planted: 2014

Height 2 Feet

Growing: In the Ground

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Water Given in: Winter and Spring

Pollination: Cross Pollination

Cross Pollinator Variety: gala

When I Fertilise: Yearly and Spring

Organic Status:Partially Organic


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sandy31 says... [1065 days 15hrs ago]
Growing great. Vigorous and Vase shaped. Pruning as Per Dave Wilson Nursery Backyard Home Orchard Culture. Will convert it into Step Over Apple.
sandy31 says... [30 days 11hrs ago]
fruited this year approx 10 apples. Size is controlled heavily, 5 feet tall and 5 feet wide only

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(Grafted) 5/10

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Update: 1244 days 3hrs

Comments: -

Heard a lot on it by Tom Spellman ( DWN), thought to give a try to this Interspecific Apricot/plum Aprium Cot N Candy.

Hope fully it will thrive/fruit in medium chill.

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Winter and Spring

Pollination: Self Pollination

Fertiliser or Organics Used: Blood and Bone

When I Fertilise: Yearly, Winter, Spring

Organic Status:Partially Organic


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sandy31 says... [1065 days 15hrs ago]
Growing great. Vigorous and Vase shaped. Pruning as Per Dave Wilson Nursery Backyard Home Orchard Culture
sandy31 says... [882 days 9hrs ago]
I can see lot of Fruiting wood just in one Year in ground, hopefully will get some fruit
sandy31 says... [464 days 10hrs ago]
No fruit yet, flowered profusionly but no fruit, May be this year, still dormant though
sandy31 says... [30 days 13hrs ago]
Loaded with fruit this year,, will post pic when ripen

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Peach - Angel Subtropical (Grafted) 6/10

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Update: 1267 days 5hrs

Comments: - looking forward for aweet tasty peaches

Planted: 2014

Height 2 Feet

Growing: In the Ground

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pollination: No

Organic Status:Partially Organic


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sandy31 says... [1065 days 15hrs ago]
Growing great. Very Vigorous and Vase shaped. Produced few peaches in first year but i thinned them all. Pruning as Per Dave Wilson Nursery Backyard Home Orchard Culture.
sandy31 says... [882 days 9hrs ago]
Looking good and flowing Good too, only worry is its Mid july and we has frost every 2nd day.
sandy31 says... [464 days 10hrs ago]
Has 30...40 fruit on it, mostly has maggots. But the fruit taste AMAZING, what i can salvaged This year again heavy fruit, AND i neeteed it fully. Hopefully no fruit flies.
sandy31 says... [266 days 2hrs ago]
Tree died... had peach leaf curl. After harvesting the fruit 30 approx all were full of maggots. I noticed tree has shed lot of leaves and die back plus dead branches. Not sure was it coz of netting. I prunned the dead bits... And hoped it will bounce back. But it never recovered. Thinking of buying one more....
sandy31 says... [11 days 14hrs ago]
Bought new same peach in Autumn 2017, hopefully it will live longer

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Guava - Brazilian 8/10

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Update: 1268 days 1hrs

Comments: -

Indian Guava, large round sweet fruit with less seeds.

Growing in a Pot

Planted: 2013

Height 1 metres

Growing: In a Pot

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pollination: No

When I Fertilise: Winter and Spring


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sandy31 says... [1257 days 8hrs ago]
Hit by a Heavy Frost on 03/07/2014, temp dipped down to -4 degrees. I hope it will survive...
sandy31 says... [1065 days 15hrs ago]
Survived but growing slow now. Leaf mass is reduced by half.
sandy31 says... [30 days 14hrs ago]
No fruit TILL DATE, in a pot

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Mandarin - Imperial (Grafted) 7/10

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Update: 1268 days 1hrs

Comments: -

Sweet and juicy fruit.

Dwarf, and  growing in a Pot

Height 2 Feet

Growing: In a Pot

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pruned By: 10% in Autumn and Winter

Pollination: No


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sandy31 says... [30 days 13hrs ago]
Fruited in winter 2017, approx 20 fruits

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Guava - Mexican Cream (Cutting) 6/10

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Update: 1268 days 2hrs

Comments: -

Creamy sweet fruit with less seeds.

Seeds are soft

Planted: 2014

Height 1 Feet

Growing: In a Pot

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pollination: No


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sandy31 says... [1065 days 15hrs ago]
Died due to frost. Looking for a New One now
sandy31 says... [944 days 7hrs ago]
Got new One from a Friend who is moving to Melbourne. feeling excited.
sandy31 says... [30 days 13hrs ago]
Its Finally died.....
sandy31 says... [11 days 14hrs ago]
New Guava planted on a new Spot

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Grape - Sultana H5 (Grafted) (Cutting) 6/10

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Update: 1268 days 2hrs

Height 2 metres

Growing: In a Pot

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pruned By: 30% in Autumn and Winter

Pollination: No

When I Fertilise: Winter and Spring

Question:

Extremely sweet, crisp and seedless berries.

Growing in a Pot on east side of colourbound garage, will get harsh western sun. hopefully this will ripe berries well in time before cool temps/rain comes in late summer in my area/climate


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sandy31 says... [30 days 13hrs ago]
relocated to ground in 2017

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Fig White Adriatic (Cutting) 6/10

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Update: 1268 days 2hrs

Comments: - No figs yet.. 

Planted: 2012

Height 2 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Winter

Pruned By: 30% in Autumn and Winter

Pollination: No


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sandy31 says... [1065 days 15hrs ago]
Pruned back to knee height in winter as it had growth on top only. feed with urea in spring After that Vigorous growth and now it has figs too.
sandy31 says... [464 days 10hrs ago]
haD 10..15 FIGS,, excellent QUALITY and TASTE. BESTEST

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Fig Black Genoa (Cutting) 6/10

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Update: 1268 days 2hrs

Comments: - Sweet heavenly fruit

Height 2 Feet

Growing: In a Pot

First Fruited: 1 Months from Purchase in Pot

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Pruned By: 20% in Autumn and Winter

Pollination: No

When I Fertilise: Winter and Spring

Organic Status:Partially Organic


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sandy31 says... [1065 days 15hrs ago]
Produced 8-10 Figs in first year. Excellent flavour and Honey sweet.
sandy31 says... [30 days 11hrs ago]
2016 No fruit

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Cherry - Lapins (Grafted) 5/10

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Update: 1268 days 2hrs

Comments: -

planted as DUO with Stella in same Hole 18 inch apart. Hopefully will get some cherries in 400 chill hours...

rootstock Mozzard F12

Height 1 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pruned By: 20% in Autumn and Winter

Pollination: No


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sandy31 says... [1065 days 15hrs ago]
Growing well , semi vigorous. Pruning as Per Dave Wilson Nursery Backyard Home Orchard
sandy31 says... [30 days 13hrs ago]
no fruit yet.. Grafted low chill cherry on it in 2017

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Cherry - Stella (Grafted) 6/10

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Update: 1268 days 2hrs

Comments: - planted as DUO with Lapins in same Hole 18 inch apart. Hopefully will get some cherries in 400 chill hours....

Height 1 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pollination: No


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sandy31 says... [1065 days 15hrs ago]
Growing well , semi vigorous. Pruning as Per Dave Wilson Nursery Backyard Home Orchard Culture.
sandy31 says... [30 days 13hrs ago]
no fruit yet.. Grafted low chill cherry on it in 2017

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Apple 3 way - Gala, Red Fuji, Pink Lady (Grafted) 6/10

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Update: 1268 days 2hrs

Comments: -

Love Fuji and gala apples. Double grafted, Gala/Fuji and growing as an Espelier along the fence 

Height 2 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pollination: Cross Pollination

Cross Pollinator Variety: gala

Pest Control: copper spray, Lime sulpher


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sandy31 says... [1065 days 15hrs ago]
Growing well , semi vigorous. had some flowers this year but no fruit. Pruning as Per Dave Wilson Nursery Backyard Home Orchard
sandy31 says... [30 days 11hrs ago]
2016- Had gala apples 5--7 and fuji around 5-6 2017- Looks like a reasonable crop, bagged on 14/11/17 to protet from fruit fly

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Plum - Satsuma (Grafted) 5/10

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Update: 1268 days 2hrs

Comments: -

tried in supermarket, loved the fruit taste

Double grafted, with santa rosa and growing as an Espelier along the fense 

Planted: 2013

Height 2 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pollination: No

Pest Control: copper spray, Lime sulpher

Organic Status:Pesticides Used


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Plum - Santa Rosa (Grafted) 6/10

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Update: 1268 days 2hrs

Comments: -

fruit tastes good

loved the fruit.

Double grafted, with sastum and growing at an Espelier along the fense 

Height 2 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Pollination: No

When I Fertilise: Winter and Spring

Pest Control: copper spray, Lime sulpher

Organic Status:Pesticides Used


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sandy31 says... [11 days 11hrs ago]
It was 2 way plum but one graft was not doing well, so it was taken off. Maripossa was grafter in 2016 and Luisa plum is grafted in 2017

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Pear - Williams (Grafted) 6/10

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Update: 1268 days 2hrs

Comments: -

loved the fruit.

Double grafted, with Pekham and growing at an Espelier along the fence 

Height 2 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Fruit Harvest: 1 Fruit Per Year

First Fruited: 1 Years after I planted Cutting

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pollination: No

Pest Control: copper spray, Lime sulpher


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sandy31 says... [30 days 13hrs ago]
Its fruiting in Sydney, has approx 30-40 pears

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Pear - Packhams Triumph (Grafted) 6/10

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Update: 1268 days 2hrs

Comments: -

loved the fruit.

Double grafted, with williams and growing at an Espelier along the fense 

Height 2 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Pollination: No


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sandy31 says... [30 days 11hrs ago]
Its fruiting in Sydney, has approx 10-20 pears

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Nectarine - Fantasia (Grafted) 6/10

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Update: 1268 days 2hrs

Comments: - Fruit tastes great

Height 1 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pollination: No


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sandy31 says... [1065 days 15hrs ago]
Moved to New Location in front. Had 2 Delicious Nectarines This year (14 Jan 2014), Looks Like May be its not fantasia could be May grand.
sandy31 says... [30 days 13hrs ago]
Doing ok in new location . in 2016 has 30 nectarines of it... Grafted may grand, arctic rose and spize zee on it in 2017 to extend harvest time

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Plum - Gulf Ruby (Grafted) 5/10

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Update: 1268 days 2hrs

Comments: - Hoping to get some plums in Sydney

Height 2 Feet

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pollination: No

Organic Status:Partially Organic


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sandy31 says... [1065 days 15hrs ago]
Growing great. Very Vigorous and Vase shaped. Produced few peaches in first year but i thinned them all. Pruning as Per Dave Wilson Nursery Backyard Home Orchard Culture.
sandy31 says... [882 days 9hrs ago]
Looking good and flowing Good too, only worry is its Mid july and we has frost every 2nd day. And its partner Gulf gold is still dormant
sandy31 says... [30 days 13hrs ago]
Never disappoints me,,, Lovely small tree plethora of flower and fruits

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Dwarf Plum Gulf Gold Tree (G) (Grafted) 5/10

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Update: 1268 days 2hrs

Comments: - Looking for some nice fruit

Height 2 Feet

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pollination: No


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sandy31 says... [1065 days 15hrs ago]
Growing great. Very Vigorous and Vase shaped. Produced few peaches in first year but i thinned them all. Pruning as Per Dave Wilson Nursery Backyard Home Orchard Culture.
sandy31 says... [882 days 9hrs ago]
Looking good and flowing Good too, only worry is its Mid july ( 17 july 15) and we has frost every 2nd day.
sandy31 says... [30 days 13hrs ago]
Dead in 2016
sandy31 says... [30 days 13hrs ago]
Bought new same peach in Autumn 2017, hopefully it will live longer
sandy31 says... [11 days 14hrs ago]
Never disappoints me,,, Lovely small tree plethora of flower and fruits

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Lemon - Eureka (Grafted) 8/10

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Update: 1268 days 2hrs

Comments: - All year around

Fruiting Months August and September

Planted: 2008

Height 2 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Fruit Harvest: 5 kilograms per Year

First Fruited: 2 Years after I planted Cutting

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Winter

Pruned By: 20% in After Fruiting

Pollination: No

When I Fertilise: Winter and Spring

Pest Control: White oil

Organic Status:Partially Organic


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Lime - Tahitian (Grafted) 10/10

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Update: 1268 days 2hrs

Comments: - Flavour and smell is perfect for any type of cooking and drinks

Fruiting Months May, June, July

Planted: 2008

Height 3 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Fruit Harvest: 20 kilograms per Year

First Fruited: 1 Years from purchase in pot

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Winter

After Fruiting

Pollination: No

When I Fertilise: Winter and Spring

Pest Control: Home made White oil

Organic Status:Partially Organic


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sandy31 says... [1065 days 15hrs ago]
Heavy infestation of Bronze Bugs. Lost majority of crop this year.

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Orange - Washington Navel (Grafted) 6/10

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Update: 1268 days 2hrs

Comments: -  Super sweet and Juicy fruit

Fruiting Months May, June, July

Planted: 2012

Height 2 Feet

Growing: In a Pot

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pollination: Self Pollination

When I Fertilise: Winter and Spring

Organic Status:Partially Organic


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sandy31 says... [1065 days 15hrs ago]
No sigh of growth, Looks Like i am going to put it up for Donation.
sandy31 says... [882 days 9hrs ago]
Looks like this plant has given up, no sign of growth
sandy31 says... [30 days 13hrs ago]
No growth.. flowers every year but no fruit

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