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About My Edible Backyard


Why Love's Edible Plants


I seem to love a challenge to grow fruit. Tried establishing a home orchard (temperate) in the wettest town in New Zealand for many years. Now trying to establish a large sub-tropical/low chill home orchard just inland of Northern Brisbane.

Orchard site:Gently sloping ex dairy pasture near the base of Mt Mee - all day sun but often strong northerly winds. Soil type clay, derived from Samford granodiorite - depleted in nitrogen and trace metals requiring fertiliser. Annual rainfall around 1400mm, temperature variation (low of 3 degrees once or twice a winter to long summers of 38 degrees). Last few years area has experienced a tropical climate - protracted dry season July to Nov/Jan followed by high rainfall events then months of regular rainfall.


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Apricot - Glengarry (Grafted) 8/10

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Update: 1989 days 24hrs

Comments: - handling the heat well

Planted: 2013

Height 1 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pollination: No

Fertiliser or Organics Used: fruit tree mix

When I Fertilise: Spring

Pest Control: none


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Custard Apple - African Pride (Grafted)

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Update: 1991 days 10hrs

Comments: - growing well

Height 2 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Winter

Pollination: No

When I Fertilise: Spring


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Jakfruit - Seedling (Seedling)

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Update: 1991 days 10hrs

Comments: - Growing well

Height 2 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Winter

Pollination: No

When I Fertilise: Spring


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Avocado - Sheppard (B) (Grafted)

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Update: 1991 days 11hrs

Comments: - suffered leaf damage after 42 degree temperatures

Planted: 2013

Height 0.5 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Winter

Pollination: No

When I Fertilise: Spring


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Loquat - Nagasakiwase

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Update: 2012 days 9hrs

Height 0.4 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pollination: No


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Quince - Champion (Grafted) 7/10

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Update: 2012 days 9hrs

Planted: 2013

Height 0.5 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pollination: No


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Kiwifruit Gold Seedling (Seedling) 5/10

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Update: 2012 days 9hrs

Comments: - Not sure if root rot or drying winds killed it, abruptly died after quick growth (had been pottted up to 20cm pot some months prior and regularly watered every couple of days)


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Purple Sugar Cane 1/10

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Update: 2049 days 9hrs

Comments: - Drought


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Panama Berry (Seedling) 2/10

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Update: 2049 days 9hrs

Comments: - Seemed very susceptible to dry conditions - even in spring when it wasnt extremely hot. 


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Sapodilla - Seedling (Seedling) 2/10

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Update: 2049 days 9hrs

Comments: - Arrived as a sad litle plant, with few growing tips. Not hardy enough to withstand drought.


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Wax Jambu - Red (Seedling) 2/10

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Update: 2049 days 9hrs

Comments: - Seemed to suffer wind burn very easily and leaves shrivelled up, managed to ressurect once before finally dying. Was one of a few small plants that carked it in Brisbanes second driest October on record (2013)


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