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Frenchie's Edible Backyard

Joined: 19/10/13 Updated: 03/11/14 Frost: None
Location: Alstonville

About My Edible Backyard


Why Frenchie Love's Edible Plants

 Just bought a new house, with uninteresting garden, full of agaves, camelias and rhodos. Have not moved in yet, but lusting over this website and planning an edible garden, with a few natives for the birds. Biggest challenge is the size of the yard (745m2) and exposition. The back fence and front of the house are west facing. Protected from the southerly wind and to a degree from the westerlies as there is a nature srip behind the front neighbours with tall trees. Soil type is red Norhtern NSW plateau soil. The garden is sloping to the north and well drained. Annual rainfall average is 1200mm. The reward will be the fruits of our labour, eating species and varieties not found in supermarkets and even markets, the joy for my children to pick food from their garden.


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Avocado type b - Thanks for your answer SusiS. There is a guy locally selling dwarf Reed trees, and I was a bit suspicious that is in fact a dwarf. I really like reeds too, as well as Sharwil - well I think it is Sahrwil, green skin small seed very nutty and buttery (more..268 days 21hrs
Avocado type b - Hi SusiS, how would you rate the Wurtz and the Pinkerton - have you eaten any yet? What i the oil content like? Thanks!..272 days 24hrs
Dekopon in australia - So I planted my seeds as per Jakfruit's advice. 3 of the 4 seeds germinated. @ of them had only one offspring, the 3rd had 2 of equal size. They are all about 5cm tall and quite slow growing. They are under shade cloth - they probably need more light. An..1298 days 19hrs
Dekopon in australia - Thanks Jakfruit! I have put them in ziplock as per your advice. I'll let you know how I go. I might go and buy more fruits too, give myself more chances!..1396 days 17hrs
Dekopon in australia - I love the Daleys forum, I just discovered the Dekopon last week thanks to this thread... and by chance found some at my local Woolies yesterday. I have 4 seeds from 5 fruits... But I am a very beginner fruit grower. Anyone care to give a few tips for suc..1396 days 20hrs
Grapes with muscat flavour - Thank Allybanana I think I will trial a muscat and iona and maybe a muscadine :) I like strong flavours over intense sweetness - and definitely blue cheese over industrial cheese! The types of nematodes on our block affected about any veggies we planted..1437 days 18hrs
Grapes with muscat flavour - Oh, wow, thanks Grant, I missed your post by 6 months, but that looks awesome! We have built a trellis, but nothing planted here as yet as we have discovered the hard way that nearly all of our block is infected with root knot nematode, so concentrating o..1488 days 21hrs
Zinfandel - try this nursery sunraysianurseries.com.au ..1688 days 9hrs
Grapes with muscat flavour - Thanks for the suggestion Jakfruit. I think I would prefer to grow something that will cope if not thrive in our climate. I mentioned muscat to give an idea of my taste - as opposed to all sugar but no perfume like a flame or thomson. It is interesting t..1688 days 11hrs
Grapes with muscat flavour - I am trying to select a grape variety suitable for Northern NSW, if at all possible with a muscat flavour - black muscat grapes are my favourite variety, but won't grow well here. I am open to other flavoursome varieties. Not interested in a grape that i..1689 days 13hrs
Persimmon leaf loss - Thanks for taking the time answer VF. Greatly appreciated as I could not get this info anywhere. ..1955 days 20hrs
Persimmon leaf loss - Thank VF, could you also tell me when leaf grow starts again? Which variety of persimmon do you have?..1956 days 11hrs
Feijoa bambina - I came across a variety of feijoa called 'bambina" on a NZ nursery website. Grow to 1.5 m. Has anyone come across this variety in Australia? Thanks! http://www.edible.co.nz/varieties.php?fruitid=19..1961 days 21hrs
Persimmon leaf loss - I am contemplating buying a persimmon to use as a shade tree in a spot where I will want the winter sun. I live in Northern NSW and I was wondering what time of the year the leaf loss would be likely occur up in our climate. I am thinking of Nightingale...1961 days 21hrs

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Panache fig tree - Hi Aus, panache is around, but chances are the people who have it won't give you any budwood/cuttings because of the secret squirrel culture. I am currently in the business of smashing this cartel of parsimony to pieces--and if I do say so myself,..Liked Answer 270 days 11hrs
Avocado type b - I had a wurtz for a couple of years, hundreds of flowers last year but no fruit so I added a pinkerton and this year I got fruit set on both trees. I have read some people get fruit with just a wurtz on its own but I had a little space for a second tre..Liked Answer 272 days 24hrs
Dekopon in australia - There we go, my first sumo flowers followed by my first sumo fruit. That didn't take long! The grafted and seedling trees came into fruition simultaneously. Still in pots...Liked Answer 611 days 18hrs
Grapes with muscat flavour - Some of the new "muscat" drying types are very early, may fruit before the rains+humidity really hit in NNSW. Wine grapes are also quite edible, but berries can be smaller + seedier than table grapes. Maybe work out what month the other successful NNSW..Liked Answer 1162 days 14hrs
Grapes with muscat flavour - Pink Iona came to mind when I read, it definitely has an interesting musky flavor. Don't worry about Daley's fair flavor comment, if you are not afraid of intense flavor it is good. Its just the blue cheese rather than the cheddar slices individually wrap..Liked Answer 1437 days 19hrs
Grapes with muscat flavour - Another excellent Blk and Golden muscat season shaping up. Still no mildew issues and taste is sensational...Liked Answer 1488 days 21hrs
For those of you who voted liberal - It is like a slow trainwreck.The level of misrepresentation and keeping the public in the dark has reached fever pitch.Why doesn't one journalist compare welfare budgets of Australia with other western nations,question the undermining of the free press,h..Liked Answer 1961 days 16hrs

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