January 5, 2016 at 9:09 am #538139
My old carport had a passion fruit wall
Variegated society garlic is gorgeous
so are grumichama hedges
Here there is no distinction between front and back yard their are fruit trees everywhere
I use pineapples as hedges to keep the bush turkey awayJanuary 6, 2016 at 1:53 am #538140ballamaraKeymaster
Our front and back yard is some what blurred, being on 22 acres. If I have a definite front yard I grow fruit trees and berry bushes. Or would that only entice passers by to nick some fruit?January 6, 2016 at 2:31 am #538141
that’s what I wonder too
mind you I am in a dead end street, with about 20 houses, more renters than owners, think I’m the only one even growing food
got a couple in the front, strawberry guava and brazilian cherry – contemplating putting a pear tree out there, behind the natives that are also going in
eta well I’ve done it now, a pear tree is out the frontJanuary 6, 2016 at 4:21 am #538142
Most fruit trees grow so much fruit you just cant eat it all.
If you plant it to share with your neighbours its not pinching
People are eating fruit then they will see how good home grown tastes and how easy it is to grow and plant their own for others to share.
Its revolutionaryJanuary 6, 2016 at 7:52 am #538143
oh I’m quite happy to share, but I also want enough to preserve as well, not for someone to strip the whole tree
I will be preserving, canning, fermenting etc, and swapping, bartering or just plain giving away the excess, but my trees wont be giving the full crop anyway, i’ll be keeping them pruned quite small
when I say small, to around 2mtrs
eta – there is also wine 😉January 6, 2016 at 8:55 am #538144
Spose dont put the ones you really need too close to the footpath.
Most people are good
I had passion fruits on my carport in inner city Melbourne they probably got shared but I still had as much as I needed
I remember my walks home from school would include detours to include over hanging branches full of fruit.
Other kids did it too but it wasn’t about stripping the lot but getting a snack on the way pastJanuary 6, 2016 at 8:58 am #538145
Dad has an Apple Almond Bay Feijoa Nectarine and Apricot all in his front yard in Melbourne no one touches them he gives bags away to the neighbours
It might depend on the neighbours and suburb and location .January 6, 2016 at 9:25 am #538146
yes, I don’t have a front fence, but I don’t think it will be a problem here, the ferals have moved lol
my fruit trees are behind the natives, but would still be easy to spot, specially if I have netting around them,
if people ask I also don’t have a problem of sharingJanuary 7, 2016 at 1:23 am #538147ballamaraKeymaster
Calliecat if there isn’t another pear tree in your area then you might have to plant another for cross pollination. The same applies to plums.January 7, 2016 at 1:49 am #538148
this one is self pollinating, china pear, part of the nashi familyJanuary 7, 2016 at 3:09 am #538149
I had one of those in the backyard in Melbourne and a self fertile regular pair tooJanuary 7, 2016 at 6:16 am #538150
not sure how long I need to wait for fruit??
hope it’s within 3yrsJanuary 7, 2016 at 6:44 am #538151
If its grafted should only be a few years.
I had to wait 8 years for my soursop and the web says about 4 years similar with my gramichama
My un grafted peach only took a few yearsJanuary 7, 2016 at 7:06 am #538152
thanksJanuary 8, 2016 at 9:35 pm #538153
I’m also happy to share with the birds, if I can net half the tree and they can take the top bit that’s fine
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