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Many of us are familiar with the lychee because they are easy to grow commercially but there are so many other asian fruits which are great tasting that you may only experience from the local growers below.

carambola

Diana's Edible Fruits
Update: 1hr11mins

Comments: -

Growing well, with new growth and flowers. I have two for cross-pollination (one Kembangen, one unknown). No fruit yet, although both have flowered last year too.

Planted: 2008

Height 2.5 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Pollination: Self Pollination

Fertiliser or Organics Used: compost

When I Fertilise: Spring


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Michael says... [3684 days 7hrs ago]
Your leaves look green and lucious
Diana says... [3677 days 21hrs ago]
Thanks, Michael. I have got in the habit of giving it half a watering can full before I leave for work every morning (and the bananas and fig, and anything fairly new).

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jakfruit

Diana's Edible Fruits
Update: 1hr11mins

Comments: -

One fruit in December, but went mouldy and fell off in January rain

Planted: 2008

Height 2.5 metres

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Spring

Pollination: Self Pollination


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Dwarf Loquat Nagasakiwase (Grafted) 10/10

Innoxa1's Edible Fruits
Update: 7 days 22hrs

Comments: - Beautiful tree and tasty fruit been waiting maybe a year for this baby to come on the market and i got it woo!!!

Planted: 2020

Height 60 Centimetres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Spring


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Wampee - Yeem Pay 9/10

Davewastech's Edible Fruits
Update: 24 days 9hrs

Comments: -

Wonderful, rather complex taste. Fruited after 2 years. All the fruit ripened at the same time (February). Attractive shrub, looks healthy thru the whole year (I'm in Sydney).  But in second season I got no flowers or fruit. Third season got about 70 fruit.

Seedling purchased from Daleys. I planted a few seeds from my first crop and most of them are growing (slowly - 1 year old, just 20cm high), so I suppose that's an easy way to grow them if you're not in a hurry.

Fruiting Months February

Height 1.4 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

First Fruited: 2 Years from purchase in pot

Pollination: No

Fertiliser or Organics Used: Citrus fertilizer 3 / year

Pest Control:

First crop had no pests, but third season about half had Qld fruit fly. (I'll net next season!)  If it didn't get fruit fly I'd rate it 11 out of 10. Up there with the yummiest! (although not quite up there with good durians...)

Organic Status:Partially Organic


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Jakfruit - Brinsmead Special (Grafted)

Edward3's Edible Fruits
Update: 45 days 7hrs

Comments: -

Wanted to try a crisp grafted variety from Daleys, seeing that our own seedlings were doing quite well in Sydney.

During several days of rain in 2019, the bottom of the trunk got attacked by a white powdery fungus, so the tree is not growing well at present. Painted this area with copper fungicide to try and save the tree.

Planted: 2015

Height 0.5 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Spring

Pollination: Cross Pollination


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Lychee - Bosworth 3 (Cutting) 10/10

Edward3's Edible Fruits
Update: 45 days 7hrs

Comments: - This variety produces large fruit with very good taste and many have small seed. We prune the top after fruiting to keep the size manageable. 

Fruiting Months January

Planted: 1999

Height 3 metres

Qty: 1

Fruit Harvest: 15 kilograms per Year

First Fruited: 8 Years from purchase in pot

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Pruned By: 10% in

Pollination: Self Pollination

Pest Control:

Macadamia nut borer is a problem which spoils some of the crop. A thorough spraying with insecticide all over the tree when the fruit is still quite small, including inside the tree to eliminate the moths which harbour there, is very effective. We have


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Jakfruit - Seedling 9/10

Edward3's Edible Fruits
Update: 45 days 7hrs

Comments: -

Jakfruit tastes great but is rather expensive to buy in Sydney, so decided to try growing it. The tree likes plenty of water, but we don't have a suitable location so it took a while of TLC to get the tree to grow large enough to start producing fruit. We found that the tree initially produced many male fruits (smooth skin) which go mouldy and drop off, and it took a long time before we got the first female fruit (rougher skin) - took about 13 years. The fruit grew well and to a large size. Unfortunately, it ripened and dropped to the ground during our 2-week absence on holidays so we didn't get to taste it.

But with the warming climate, we are now getting more fruits forming and in 2019 we had a crop of 3 jackfruits to full maturity. 

By the way, none of the fruit books talk about the male and female fruits, so this is from our experience. 


Fruiting Months April and November

Planted: 2000

Height 3 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 2

Fruit Harvest: 1 Fruit Per Year

First Fruited: 14 Years from Seed

Pollination: Self Pollination


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Loquat - Nagasakiwase (Grafted) 8/10

Edward3's Edible Fruits
Update: 45 days 7hrs

Comments: - The fruit is rather small but the seeds are also small. Good taste. Have moved the tree to Katoomba where it continued to grow well and produced very tasty fruit. Coddling moth was a serious problem in Sydney but have not had this issue in Katoomba so far. The tree is now doing very well, no transplant shock, and has produced good fruit.

Fruiting Months December

Planted: 2012

Height 1.5 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Fruit Harvest: 20 Fruit Per Year

First Fruited: 2 Years from purchase in pot

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Pollination: Self Pollination


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Loquat - Nagasakiwase (Grafted)

Kimseman1's Edible Fruits
Update: 98 days 2hrs

Comments: -

Fruit tastes fantastic, fruited after less than 2 years (in Sydney).  It's in a pot for now but will eventually need to be planted out.  I feed it every month or 2, with something different from last time, eg. organic citrus fertiliser, blood & bone, rock dust, worm juice etc

Fruiting Months October

Growing: In a Pot

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Pollination: Self Pollination

Pest Control:

Nothing needed so far

Organic Status:Organic


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Lychee - Red Ball (Cutting) 8/10

Red Ball 1's Edible Fruits
Update: 108 days 2hrs

Planted: 2018

Height 1 metres

Growing: In a Pot

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Pollination: No

When I Fertilise: Spring


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Jakfruit - Black Gold 8/10

Jayantha1's Edible Fruits
Update: 132 days 9hrs

Comments: -

I am not sure the varity. I need to plant grafted jakfruit in my greenhouse(Canberra)

Do you have Cheena Cempedak?


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health101orgarticles1 says... [25 days 2hrs ago]
This is not a forum etc. This is where you comment about your growing trees. Duh.

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Wampee - Yeem Pay 10/10

Kenlovell1's Edible Fruits
Update: 148 days 2hrs

Comments: - A very handsome tree that is now growing quite quickly after a slow start. It had its first fruit last year - a small crop but delicious if left until very ripe. The fruit fly left them alone too, which was a pleasant surprise. The tree currently has a lot of early flower shoots and I'm looking forward to a good crop this year.

Fruiting Months October and November

Planted: 2014

Height 2 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

First Fruited: 4 Years from purchase in pot

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Autumn

Summer

Pollination: Self Pollination

When I Fertilise: Spring


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Dwarf Loquat Nagasakiwase

Joh1's Edible Fruits
Update: 227 days 8hrs


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Carambola Starfruit - Kary (Grafted) 9/10

Chad1's Edible Fruits
Update: 232 days 5hrs

Height 73 Centimetres

Growing: In a Pot

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Pollination: No

Organic Status:Organic


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Longan - Kohala (Marcot) (Cutting) 7/10

David01's Edible Fruits
Update: 244 days 7hrs

Planted: 2016

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 3

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Spring

Pollination: Self Pollination


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Longan - Seedling (Seedling) 7/10

Amanda's Edible Fruits
Update: 258 days 19hrs

Comments: - This tree is now about 10yrs old and still hasn't had fruit yet. It got it's very first flowers this summer, only a very few, but maybe next year it will get started properly. I think this selection might be chill-sensitive as it get's the winter yellows - which disappear once the weather warms up again in Spring.
This tree was relocated from up north, with us, and has been planted here since 2012.

Planted: 2008

Height 5 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Pollination: Self Pollination

Fertiliser or Organics Used: Balanced organic Acid lovers, sometimes inorganic acid lovers, alternating with slow release organic chook pellets. Little and often. Suphur in early spring and iron sulphate - when pH indicates.


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Longan - Chompoo 9/10

Amanda's Edible Fruits
Update: 259 days 21hrs

Comments: - Marcotted so it starts fruiting straight away. I pruned the fruitlets off for the first year, left some for the scond year - but I probably should just let the tree focus on growing instead. It seems a bit less fussy than the Kohala when it comes to the bore water and rarely gets chlorosis. It might be a varietal difference, or not. 

Fruiting Months January, February, March

Planted: 2017

Height 1.5 metres

Growing: In the Ground

First Fruited: 1 Years from purchase in pot

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Spring

Pollination: Self Pollination

Fertiliser or Organics Used: Balanced Acid Lovers alternating with slow release organic chook manure pellets.


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Native wampee - Clausena smyrelliana (Seedling) 7/10

Amanda's Edible Fruits
Update: 260 days 8hrs

Comments: - Very fast and vigorous growth - hardy and not bothered too much by the lime in the bore water either. Perhaps a possible rootstock candidate? 
Not bothered by our winters. Only planted last year so no fruit as yet.

Planted: 2018

Height 2 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Spring

Pollination: Self Pollination

Fertiliser or Organics Used: Balanced acid lovers alternating with slow release organic chook manure pellets. Little and often


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Wampee (Grafted) 8/10

Amanda's Edible Fruits
Update: 260 days 8hrs

Comments: - I love the Guy Sam fruits - they are so moreish. Have had trouble getting the Yeem Pay to grow here. I have several seedling plants now, to see what they produce. If the Guy Sam fruits were bigger they could be so popular. 
Weighting the branches down inceases flowering, like it does for apples. They also need any alkalinity managed and prefer slightly acidic and organic rich soils. 
A nice looking large bush here, bees love the flowers. Likes regular watering. 
Our two 10yr old trees were relocated from 700km north and handled this well. I recently lost one of these - I don't know why at this stage. It died quite suddenly.

Fruiting Months January, February, March, December

Planted: 2008

Height 3 metres

Qty: 6

First Fruited: 5 Years from purchase in pot

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Pollination: Self Pollination

Fertiliser or Organics Used: Balanced Acid lovers, alternating with organic chook manrue pellets

Question:

Are Yeem Pay more cold sensitive than Guy Sam?


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Loquat - Nagasakiwase

Amanda's Edible Fruits
Update: 260 days 17hrs


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Native wampee - Clausena brevisytta

Amanda's Edible Fruits
Update: 260 days 18hrs

Pollination: Self Pollination


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Lychee Tai So 7/10

Amanda's Edible Fruits
Update: 261 days 7hrs

Comments: - Marcotted. Only very small as yet. Doesn't like the lime in our bore water so has to managed the same as the Kwai Mai Pink we have. Tai So is reputed to be a more heat tolerant variety than Kwai Mai Pink - for Perth. It will be interesting to see how it performs in my slightly colder and wetter winters here. I am hoping that cross-pollination will improve fruit set for both lychees.

Planted: 2018

Height 0.5 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Spring

Pollination: Self Pollination

Fertiliser or Organics Used: Acid lovers balanced, alternating with slow release organic chook manure pellets. Little and often


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Lychee Kwai Mai Pink (Grafted) 7/10

Amanda's Edible Fruits
Update: 261 days 7hrs

Comments: - Previously known as Bosworth 3. A compact tree here and has been quite challenging to get to fruit. It doesn't like the lime in our bore water so I have to use acidifying fertilisers to keep it green and happy. I can become a little chlorotic in our winters - so is perhaps chill-sensitive. Is very recalitrant to flower and fruit. Had no flowers this season due to a boron insufficiency, for eg.
I am hoping it will improve as it matures. When I do get fruit it is delicious of course.I have planted Tai So nearby in the hope that cross pollination might also help.
This tree was dug up 7yrs ago and relocated from Geraldton, so it is 10yrs old now.

Planted: 2008

Height 3.5 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

First Fruited: 6 Years from purchase in pot

Water Given in: Spring

Spring

Pollination: Self Pollination

Fertiliser or Organics Used: Acid lovers balanced fertiliser alternating with organic slow release chook manure pellets, little and often


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Carambola Starfruit - Kary (Grafted) 10/10

David01's Edible Fruits
Update: 269 days 23hrs

Planted: 2017

Growing: In a Pot

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Pollination: Self Pollination

When I Fertilise: Yearly


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Lychee - Wai Chee (Cutting) 7/10

Weasel1's Edible Fruits
Update: 270 days 6hrs

Comments: -

Planted in October 2018.

Very slow growing.  Has a burst of new growth every 6-8 weeks, which then firms up before the next burst.  Some leaves have been chopped or dropped off.

Very pretty little tree.


Fertilised with Scotts Organic Fruit and Citrus in Jan and April.

Seasol every month or so.

I added some lychee skins as mulch and have noticed a seedling (from a store bought lychee) has sprung up in the pot also.

Planted: 2018

Height 40 Centimetres

Growing: In a Pot

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Spring

Pollination: Self Pollination

Fertiliser or Organics Used: Fertilised with Scotts Organic Fruit and Citrus

When I Fertilise: Winter and Spring

Pest Control: Nil

Organic Status:Certified


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Loquat - Nagasakiwase (Grafted)

Chad1's Edible Fruits
Update: 277 days 5hrs

Height 57 Centimetres

Growing: In a Pot

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun


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Jakfruit - Brinsmead Special (Grafted) 9/10

Markmelb's Edible Fruits
Update: 313 days 8hrs

Comments: -

Planted Late December 2014 - Growing amazingly well in its Microclimate over shaded by pea eggplants for shade protection - doesnt like it too hot - tends to wilt and wants more water when this occurs - Updat March 2019 - I think it was getting root rot issues so put back in a pot in spring 2017 and is looking better now in 3/2019

Planted: 2014

Growing: In the Ground

Sun/Shade: Low Sun

Pollination: Cross Pollination

Question:

3rd pic Jan 28 2016 - gave heat from a 5watt brewers pad under frost cloth over winter

is growing slow but ok.


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tbcha1 says... [581 days 20hrs ago]
hey mark. Just wondering how your tree is going? dont live too far from you and thinking of buying one thanks!
Markmelb says... [581 days 0hrs ago]
Its now in a big pot and alot happier - even growing atm inside thru winter 2018

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Lychee - Wai Chee (Cutting) 10/10

Edward3's Edible Fruits
Update: 353 days 3hrs

Comments: - Very good taste. In Sydney, fruits later in February, so good companion to Bosworth 3. Very slow growing, but has a nice compact shape and more tasty fruit with small seed.

Fruiting Months February

Planted: 2000

Height 2 metres

Qty: 1

Fruit Harvest: 8 kilograms per Year

First Fruited: 2008 Years from purchase in pot

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Pollination: Self Pollination

Pest Control: See comments for my other lychee (Bosworth 3).


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Lychee - Seedling 9/10

Anand Rathod's Edible Fruits
Update: 353 days 22hrs

Comments: - Very juicy fruit, love the taste.

Planted: 2019

Height 0.25 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pruned By: 25% in Spring

Pollination: Self Pollination

When I Fertilise: When Fruiting

Organic Status:Organic


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Loquat - Nagasakiwase 9/10

Potty Bob 1's Edible Fruits
Update: 364 days 0hrs

Comments: - Yummy fruit , grew all over Brisbane . Leaves have tiny prickles but fruit is worth it , place n a low trafic area to avoid contact with plant . growing in a 250 l pot.

Fruiting Months July, August, September, October

Planted: 2014

Height 2.5 metres

Qty: 1

Fruit Harvest: 3 kilograms per Year

First Fruited: 4.5 Years from purchase in pot

Sun/Shade: Low Sun

Pollination: Self Pollination


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