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New fruit tree - Hi everyone ive recently moved to the barossa valley and lost a few trees over winter to frost as i didnt get much or any in adelaide. Looking to replace some trees. Im after something different that will hold up to the frost. Any ideas or reccomendations..1121 days 2hrs
Dragon fruit pollination - Hi does anyone know if the purple haze d.f is self pollinating on daleys site it claims it's. But than below ses you need two plants ? Cheers..1154 days 0hrs
Dragon fruit - Does anyone know if the purple haze is self fertile , it's states on dailys it's but than below claims you need two.? Cheers..1154 days 0hrs
Angel peach tree heavenly sweet - Hi everyone, it's been some time since a post. I've recently transplanted my peach from pot into the ground. 1 month later and my peach is flowering. ( it's May ) Has anyone had this experience? Thanks ..1285 days 22hrs
Fig blue provence - this guy's a nice blue .. ..1772 days 4hrs

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Mary - Great job Mary...yeah for figs!..Liked Question 1919 days 3hrs
Black sapote and persimmon - I never have a black sapote before and heard that it does not taste like chocolate pudding at all on another thread. Just wondering how does it taste comparing with persimmon as it is related to persimmon? Is it similar?..Liked Question 1969 days 16hrs
China pear guava - Thanks Mike, can I have some seeds of your Pineapple Brazilian guava? Recently I bought yellow cherry guava from one nuresery here but leaves are much different than one from Daleys which i bought just few days back and lable shows pink cherry guava im..Liked Answer 1987 days 14hrs
White sapote dade and kampong - Yes, Kampong fully self-fertile,at least here in sub-tropics, so one would be enough. I had no pollinator, but very young tree set a large amount of fruit which it did not want to abort, so I removed most. The taste was delicious too - my husband dislikes..Liked Question 2124 days 18hrs
Problems with white sapotes pics included - Just an update, all my trees survived their first Vic winter. They are all sprouting new leaves, which is great. I'm hoping I will see some flowers on some of them this season, considering the 2 of my pikes have already fruited. Fingers crossed. Btw t..Liked Answer 2125 days 16hrs
Blueberry - The late afternoon sun is an issue here in Adelaide. Mine are shaded from 2pm onwards.Free draining soil holds very little water add heat and they will dry out pretty quickly.I can see I will have to give them a light water everyday thru summer...Liked Question 2131 days 16hrs
Finger lime varieties1 - Speedy I am sure you are correct.I am just going by the naming conventions of chinese,japanese,thai and vietnamese seed companies in their translations to English.I have been also been told as much by a chinese person.The validity of latin names in botany..Liked Answer 2137 days 16hrs
Dragon fruit - To Dragon Fruit Growers, I have healthy Drg Frt vines producing abundant flowers but still no fruit. i was able to make them flower by a SEASOL foliage spray. Afrter adding Pot Ash to soil/root area still no fruit. My next "Trick..Liked Question 2153 days 13hrs
Goji berries1 - Good info carl - I also thought they were more a 'cooking' berry - eg: throw a handful in the gravy for a roast, type thing. I threw mine out as I just can't afford to water plants for these small luxuries - but that's just my situation :)..Liked Answer 2208 days 23hrs
Angel peach tree heavenly sweet - You just manually thin by twisting the small fruits. They get to be the size of small doughnuts, so make sure they each have enough room to grow and that you dont try to make it hold too many fruit, or it will give smaller fruit or abort many anyways. ..Liked Answer 2209 days 23hrs

Lemon grass

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Update: 2204 days 20hrs

Comments: - great for curry and laska bases. couldnt live without it.


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Dwarf Plum Gulf Gold Tree (G) (Grafted)

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Update: 2204 days 23hrs

Comments: - dog decided too eat some. pruned alot back. looks like its going to flower spring 2013

Planted: 2012

Height 70 Centimetres

Growing: In a Pot

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Pollination: Self Pollination

Organic Status:Organic


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Mango - Nam doc mai (Grafted)

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Update: 2204 days 23hrs

Planted: 2013

Height 50 Centimetres

Growing: In a Pot

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Pollination: Cross Pollination


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Blueberry - Powderblue (Cutting)

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Update: 2204 days 23hrs

Fruiting Months November and December

Planted: 2012

Height 70 Centimetres

Qty: 1

First Fruited: 1 Years from purchase in pot

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Pollination: Self Pollination

Organic Status:Organic


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Dwarf Nectarine - Sunset Backyard Beauty (Grafted)

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Update: 2206 days 23hrs

Comments: - fruit never fully ripens 

Height 70 Centimetres

Growing: In a Pot

First Fruited: 1 Years from purchase in pot

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Pollination: Self Pollination

Question: akway


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Acerola - Florida Sweet (Cutting)

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Update: 2206 days 23hrs

Planted: 2012

Height 1 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Pollination: Self Pollination


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Dwarf Persimmon - Ichikikijiro (NA) (Grafted)

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Update: 2206 days 23hrs

Height 70 Centimetres

Growing: In a Pot

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pollination: Self Pollination


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Persimmon - Fuyu (NA) (Grafted)

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Update: 2206 days 24hrs

Planted: 2013

Height 70 Centimetres

Growing: In a Pot

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pollination: Self Pollination


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Mango - Bowen Seedling (Seedling)

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Update: 2208 days 18hrs

Comments: - pruned heavly first year. 

Height 1.4 metres

Growing: In a Pot

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Pollination: Self Pollination


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Blueberry - Biloxi (Cutting)

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Update: 2208 days 18hrs

Planted: 2013

Height 80 Centimetres

Growing: In a Pot

Qty: 1

First Fruited: 1 Years from purchase in pot

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Pollination: Cross Pollination


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blueberry burst (Cutting)

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Update: 2256 days 20hrs

Fruiting Months August, September, October, November

Planted: 2013

Height 50 Centimetres

Growing: In a Pot

Fruit Harvest: 1 kilograms per Year

First Fruited: 1 Months from Purchase in Pot

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Pollination: Cross Pollination

Cross Pollinator Variety: sharpe blue

Fertiliser or Organics Used: pig manure

When I Fertilise: Yearly

Organic Status:Organic


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Dwarf Avocado - Wurtz (A) (Grafted) 5/10

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Update: 2256 days 20hrs

Comments: -

plant arived topped like this. decided to prune one side and train the other.. 2013 flowering for first time. friend has large feurte flowering going to giv hand polinating a go ..

Planted: 2012

Height 1 metres

Growing: In a Pot

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Water Given in: Winter

Spring

Pollination: Self Pollination

When I Fertilise: Never and Spring

Organic Status:Organic


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Peach - Angel Subtropical (Grafted)

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Update: 2276 days 0hrs

Fruiting Months January and December

Planted: 2013

Height 50 Centimetres

Growing: In a Pot

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Water Given in: Autumn

Pollination: Self Pollination

When I Fertilise: When Fruiting and Spring

Organic Status:Partially Organic


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Dwarf Mulberry - Red Shahtoot (Grafted)

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Update: 2286 days 3hrs

Planted: 2013

Height 40 Centimetres

Growing: In a Pot

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Pollination: Self Pollination


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Dwarf Orange - Lanes Late (Grafted)

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Update: 2286 days 3hrs

Planted: 2012

Height 80 Centimetres

Growing: In a Pot

Qty: 1

First Fruited: 1 Years from purchase in pot

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Pollination: Self Pollination

Organic Status:Organic


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White Sapote - Kampong (Grafted)

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Update: 2290 days 18hrs

Planted: 2013

Height 80 Centimetres

Growing: In a Pot

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Pollination: Self Pollination

Organic Status:Organic


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Comments

Peter91 says... [1230 days 14hrs ago]
Hey VLCT you're in Glenelg so was wondering if you'd had any luck with your white sapote fruiting yet? Could you hit me with an email at peterantoniw@msn.com to discuss this.
Luke :) says... [843 days 7hrs ago]
Hi there, ive just startrd growing this in Adelaide as well, was wondering if it has fruited and how it does in winter, for me the leaves roll up.
Peter91 says... [843 days 1hrs ago]
Hey Luke, Any white sapote will grow fine I'm Adelaide and fruit, just expect it to look a bit ratty in the first year as it adjusts to the Adelaide climate and will probably drop leaves in the first year of winter etc but will make a full comeback.
Luke :) says... [826 days 2hrs ago]
Cheers Peter91, eased my worries on the leaf curl. Seems the growth spurt just before winter didn't have time to harden off and curled up like little tubes.

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Raspberry - Heritage (Cutting)

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Update: 2297 days 18hrs

Fruiting Months January, February, March, December

Planted: 2012

Height 1.4 metres

Growing: In the Ground

First Fruited: 6 Months from Purchase in Pot

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Water Given in: Autumn

Pruned By: 100% in After Fruiting, Autumn, Winter

Pollination: Self Pollination

Organic Status:Organic


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dwarf apple Pink lady, Pixie Crunch (Grafted)

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Update: 2297 days 20hrs

Comments: - planted in same pot, see how it goes.

Fruiting Months January and December

Planted: 2012

Height 1.5 metres

Growing: In a Pot

Fruit Harvest: 2 kilograms per Year

First Fruited: 6 Months from Purchase in Pot

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Pollination: Cross Pollination

Organic Status:Organic


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Blueberry - Brightwell (Cutting)

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Update: 2297 days 20hrs

Planted: 2012

Height 1 metres

Growing: In a Pot

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Spring

Pollination: Cross Pollination

Cross Pollinator Variety: powder blue, brightwel

Organic Status:Organic


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Lychee - Bosworth 3 (Cutting)

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Update: 2297 days 20hrs

Planted: 2013

Qty: 1

Pollination: Self Pollination

When I Fertilise: When Fruiting

Organic Status:Organic


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Davidson Plum - NSW (Seedling)

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Update: 2297 days 21hrs

Height 70 Centimetres

Growing: In a Pot

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Low Sun

Pollination: Self Pollination

Organic Status:Organic

Question: when do they start too fruit ?


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Dragon Fruit - Red (Cutting)

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Update: 2297 days 21hrs

Comments: - not sure this is the correct way of training. single vines more common. see how it goes..

Height 1.2 metres

Growing: In a Pot

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Pollination: Self Pollination

Question: recently noticed a hole on new growth and some rust spots.. maybe too wet. 


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Blueberry - Sharpblue (Cutting)

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Update: 2298 days 22hrs

Planted: 2013

Height 60 Centimetres

Growing: In a Pot

Qty: 1

First Fruited: 1 Years from purchase in pot

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Pollination: Cross Pollination

Cross Pollinator Variety: powder blue, brightwel

When I Fertilise: Spring


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