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Cherimoya - White 5/10

Linnie's Edible Fruits
Update: 3419 days 18hrs

Comments: -

This plant has been in the ground for years. When they say "Hand pollinate', they mean it. The only time it has carried fruit, I had methodically hand pollinated the few female flowers with pollen collected from the few males earlier. On that occasion, about 10 fruits developed until almost full and ripe, and HUGE; but then, overnight, the possums/bats etc munched them to nothing, so i've yet to taste one...

Planted: 2005

Height 3 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Pollination: No

Fertiliser or Organics Used: mulch, compost

When I Fertilise: Yearly

Pest Control:

If I ever hand-pollinate agin, I will have to address the possum/bat issue!

Organic Status:Partially Organic

Question:

Do I need to do something else such as prune this plant to get more fruit, or do I really have to hand-pollinate each season?


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Feijoa - Apollo

Linnie's Edible Fruits
Update: 3478 days 23hrs

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I only recently bought this when I realised that the original Feijoa that I planted years ago was a seedling (which didn't fruit)! Sadly, I didn't mark it adequately or have it in a grow-tube, and, following the amazing growing season, it was lost in long grass and beheaded the other day. (Plants at my place need to be survivors!) I have cut it back and will protect what remains in the hope that it will reshoot...... ok, some months later, it has reshot! yay... hopefully, above, rather than below, the graft, or else i am back to the beginning of this saga!!! :)


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Avocado - Fuerte (B) 8/10

Linnie's Edible Fruits
Update: 3611 days 16hrs

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I think we started with a Sharwill and a Hass , but our avos have gone the same way as the mangoes, really. We have one now which is a beauty but I think it is different Avo than we first selected. Very early on, it suffered stress with a very hot dry summer and we simply didn't have spare water. It effectively 'died', but the rootstock shot up again, and we now have a sedling stock (???)

One of those two initial avos has always suffered stress, whilst the other, just 7-8 metres away, copes with everything. Both are over ten years old, so we are growing more in readiness, but are simply allowing self-seeded avos saved from nice fruits to grow up where they choose, as we've heard frequently that seedlings are best in marginal areas.

Fruiting Months April and May

Planted: 1997

Height 3 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 2

First Fruited: 3 Years from purchase in pot

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Summer

Pollination: Cross Pollination

Cross Pollinator Variety: Sharwill/Hass initially.

Fertiliser or Organics Used: mulch, compost, 5-in-1, dynamic lifter

When I Fertilise: Yearly

Pest Control:

The only issues we've had have been fruit-spotting bugs, or something that leaves similar marks. Whilst the nasty galls are a pain, they seem less of a hassle than spraying, as they don't affect too many fruit, so I ignore them. Other than that, we'

Organic Status:Partially Organic


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Jaboticaba

Linnie's Edible Fruits
Update: 3611 days 18hrs

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Bought two small-leaved Jaboticabas from Daleys years ago. Very slow-growing initially, remain nice and compact in difficult soil, but fruit once or twice a year, heavily. The only problem is that this variety (I don't think there was a choice back when i purchased them) has 2-3 large seeds, and, given that the flesh sticks to the seeds, it is hard eating. Jelly is good!

Fruiting Months February and October

Planted: 2003

Height 2 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 2

Fruit Harvest: 1 kilograms per Year

First Fruited: 5 Years from purchase in pot

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Summer

Fertiliser or Organics Used: Mulch, compost, dynamic lifter

When I Fertilise: Yearly

Pest Control:

Nil and birds clean the fruit up if I don't remember to check at the right time.

Organic Status:Partially Organic


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