Plants Information

Best vegies for Brisbane backyards

Jerusalem artichokes
Brazilian spinach
Salad burnett
Paw paws
Cherry tomatoes
Lemon grass
Ceylon spinach
sweet potatoes

carrits - slow
eggplant - summer

the soil type in my suburb
Gravelly red and yellow loamy top soils over clay

fruit trees
Fruit Facts page
paw-paw    Sunny, sheltered position; well drained and composted soils; like dried not too much water
edible fig        Full sun; well drained soils, young trees frost sensitive
fruit trees for small gardens 
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Pawpaw (details in Propagation )
Experiments in Hawaii indicate that direct seeding results in deeper tap-roots, erect and more vigorous growth, earlier flowering and larger yields. In Puerto Rico, it is customary to set 2 plants per hole. In El Salvador planters place 5 to 6 seeds, separated from each other, in each hole at a depth of 3/8 in (1 cm). When the plants bloom, 90% of the males are removed, preferably by cutting off at ground level. Pulling up disturbs the roots of the remaining plants. If the plantation is isolated and there is no chance of cross-pollination by males, all the seed will become female or hermaphrodite plants. Fruits should mature 5 to 8 months later.
The soil should have good drainage. Pawpaws are very sensitive to even short periods of flooding.
Pawpaws are normally propagated by seed. To start a plant, extract the seeds from ripe pawpaws and wash them to remove the gelatinous covering (Fig. 16 Propagation of maradol pawpaw). They are then dried, dusted with a fungicide and planted as soon as possible (the seeds loose their viability rapidly in storage). Plant the seeds in warm (80° F), sterile potting mix. Seeds should be planted in sterile soil as young pawpaw seedlings have a high mortality rate from damping off. Potting soil can be sterilized by mixing 50-50 with vermiculite and placing in an oven at 200° F for one hour. Under ideal conditions the seeds may germinate in about two weeks, but may take three to five weeks. Gibberellic acid can be used to speed up germination in some seasons. Seedlings usually begin flowering 9-12 months after they germinate.

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  1. Location Morningside