Question Fruit recommendations

OrganicDisposalInitiative

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Howdy guys, after a little advice. I live on the Yorke Peninsula (Tiddy Widdy Beach) and I am looking at growing some fruit but not quite sure on what to put it. Ideally something that is more on the small shrub end of the scale. Around the area we have peaches, oranges, lemons, cactus fruit and few other natives like quandongs growing so I am looking for something for my backyard for my own use. I have a fence section that I will most likely grow another couple passionfruits or even grapes along, not overly sure yet and was thinking maybe a small kumquat or two and possibly a fig but not sure. Advice would be much appreciated

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Jacob
 

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Whilst not a tree how's the soil for grapes?
 
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Like all the soil around my property it needs some aeration, mix of organic matter/compost and manure added but I don't see why not. If I was able to find a nice variety to grow I would definitely be up for giving it ago.
 

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I have a fence section that I will most likely grow another couple passionfruits or even grapes along, not overly sure yet and was thinking maybe a small kumquat or two and possibly a fig but not sure.
Good ideas, I was going to say to consider Cumquats, Pomegranates or Blueberries. Passionfruits would be lovely if you don't mind a vine :)

Soil sounds good, with care you could grow all sorts of things.
 

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Good ideas, I was going to say to consider Cumquats, Pomegranates or Blueberries. Passionfruits would be lovely if you don't mind a vine :)

Soil sounds good, with care you could grow all sorts of things.
I do already have a 2 year old non grafted passion fruit along my front fence with about 20+ fruit on it. If I am able to find a nice grape I have also thought about growing some grapes for the sole purpose of homemade wine.
 

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Just to give you all a better understanding, I have attached pictures of the area I am working with. Soil still needs working and the addition of organic matter, manure, compost etc. in all area and possibly some higher raised beds at the back against the fence. Will eventually be putting up a bit of a chicken wire trellis along the fence for any passion fruit or grapes I may plant.
 

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I don't know how well it grows there, but pineapple guava grows well, once established, in poorer soils and is drought tolerant. They are inexpensive to buy as gallon plants, and if allowed to do so, they will grow and spread and form a green wall with fruit as a benefit. With pruning, you can keep them down to shrub size.

Loquat is a nice, smaller, tree.

I love kumquats and most citrus, and they can all be kept reasonably small.
 

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Have you thought about more instant fruits like pepino (google it) which is a bush that spreads on the ground.
Depends on how much water you have and what the humidity is for the hottest part of the year and what your pH is.
If it's acidic then blueberries, blackberries or raspberries are the thing to grow. But if its alkaline then rockmelons, watermelons, cherries, figs or plums.
 

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Hi Jacob,
We just ate a bowl of lychee and mango ... grow the unusual, Mate !!

Happy Gardening !
P J, the Dirt Diva
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Howdy guys, after a little advice. I live on the Yorke Peninsula (Tiddy Widdy Beach) and I am looking at growing some fruit but not quite sure on what to put it. Ideally something that is more on the small shrub end of the scale. Around the area we have peaches, oranges, lemons, cactus fruit and few other natives like quandongs growing so I am looking for something for my backyard for my own use. I have a fence section that I will most likely grow another couple passionfruits or even grapes along, not overly sure yet and was thinking maybe a small kumquat or two and possibly a fig but not sure. Advice would be much appreciated

cheers all
Jacob
If you are after a bush you could consider kiwi berries? Additionally a little larger bush pomegranate? I guess it depends how long you're prepared to wait before fruit bearing age.