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Joined: 01/12/13 Updated: 01/12/13 Frost:
Location: Wilton/Padstow

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Transplanting1 - We are about to move to a new 5 acre property and were wondering about how we should transplant some of our favourite plants. We purchased a box-full of Daley's plants and have been surprised by their growth, however now we are set to move we would great..4957 days 23hrs
Transplanting - We are about to move to a huge 5 acre parcel in the southern Highlands. We bought a box full of fantastic plants that have been growing excellently for the past year. We are really interested in how we should transplant some of our tropical species as we..4957 days 24hrs

Grumichama - Black 9/10

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The grumichama was my first purchase from Daleys about 5 years ago. It is growing just north of Brisbane, hot and humid and about 2/3 the rainfall of Brisbane. It is not all that fussed over really. When it is dry it has to put up with being a bit thirsty. Then a couple of months ago after some regular watering from me it flowered and fruited for the very first time. I couldn't believe my eyes!

The fruit looks for all the world like a cherry but with a little 'tutu'. The skin is not tough, certainly very tasty. The flavour was so good, a great surprise. I was hoping for something cherry-like but not really expecting it would be. The seeds (two in most of the fruits) were fairly small and very much like a cherry stone. The flavour while different to a real cherry, cherry was so very nice and sweet  in its own right that I am overjoyed, very happy with the tree. It has certainly earned its place in the garden. I harvested about three dozen fruits and the tree is only about 4 feet tall. I think that's a pretty fair crop for a tree that has to do it tough.

Fruiting Months September

Planted: 2008

Height 1.5 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Fruit Harvest: 3 Fruit Per Year

First Fruited: 5 Years from purchase in pot

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Winter

Pollination: No

Fertiliser or Organics Used: home made compost

When I Fertilise: Yearly

Pest Control:

No pests noticed yet! I figure if ther have been none in 5 years there probably won't be any.

Question:

I am assuming I can prune it to stay about 6 feet tall. Would that be correct? If so should I just prune after fruiting? Would it fruit more than once a year if I gave it a regular watering?


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