EVERY Fruit Tree We're Growing Full Garden Tour

EVERY Fruit Tree We're Growing Full Garden Tour

In this video, I take you on a full tour of our Self Sufficient Me backyard garden to show you all the fruit trees we grow here in our orchard and around our property to provide food all year round.

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  1. Foodie on May 30, 2020 at 5:43 pm

    Custard apples (cherimoyas) are riped when they have a sweet aroma (similar to jackfruits give sweet aroma when they ripen) the skin starts separating and gets darker, and the fruits pull back from the stems. Custard apples, wax apples, mangosteens, rambutans, sapotes and longans are my favorite fruits. Those are the fruits I remembered we grew back in Asia growing up. But we live in thw US now and we are lucky to grow apples here because of the region:(

  2. Tyler Durden on May 30, 2020 at 5:43 pm

    do you have an overview garden map photo or drawn of entire property?
    would love to see how it looks..from above..

  3. Teix Neves on May 30, 2020 at 5:47 pm

    Siver bananas jaboticaba Apple bananas ??? Come to Brazil and get then !!!

  4. Foodie on May 30, 2020 at 5:47 pm

    I love kaffir lime trees – the leaves are what Asians use, we never use the fruits. The leaves can be frozen. Fresh is preferred. Kaffir lime leaves are mostly used in soups and sometimes I see the fresh leaves rolled up and sliced to be added to Asian beef salads. I have tried to grow the tree in my zone 5 here in the US, but seemed to not take.

  5. K K on May 30, 2020 at 5:47 pm

    Does the pest oil you mention work on Apple trees? If so, do you have a recommendation for a brand? Beautiful orchard!

  6. stillearning on May 30, 2020 at 5:48 pm

    In almost every video I get to a point where I think about how much I want to move to Australia. There are beautiful birds and I could grow my own citrus…and then there is a closeup of a terrifying spider or a deadly snake.
    I’ll hold on to my North American winters a little longer.

  7. WEST COAST on May 30, 2020 at 5:49 pm

    Enjoyed watching your garden
    Beautiful property
    Loved your trees
    Must be a lot of work taking care of all those trees

  8. Ronald Mangal on May 30, 2020 at 5:50 pm

    The star fruit as u called it is called five fingers in Trinidad and Tobago and its great for juicing and added to other fruit juices

  9. Sheppard & Pace on May 30, 2020 at 5:53 pm

    where do u get all the seeds or fruit trees from? I would love some fruit trees to grow in my yard but not sure where to get them from. My local nursery doesnt carry them, i live in USA in zone 8

  10. pig spartan on May 30, 2020 at 5:55 pm

    so did the rest of the fam 32:14

  11. Buen Sancho on May 30, 2020 at 5:56 pm

    It has been a year since you published this video and maybe I’m late with the information but, to have better results with the fruiting of the avocado tree it is necessary to have at least two trees. You see, avocado flowers have both sexes but it is very difficult that they can pollinate themselves because of their cycles. When the flowers on a tree open they are all of the same sex (they are in the same phase) suppose they are female, then they close and when they reopen they are all in the other phase corresponding to the other sex (male), this means that the pollinator that takes pollen in the male cycle must return to the tree when the flowers reopen in their female cycle … this is unlikely to happen and explains the low production. Having two or more trees increases the probability that when they bloom they are not in the same phase or sex and a pollinator can move from one tree to another and successfully complete its task. Thank you very much for your videos, I really enjoy them and I take advantage of each piece of valuable information that you offer us. I hope you have received this information about avocados previously , otherwise I’m glad to share it with you here from my experience growing avocados. Best regards from Margarita Island, Venezuela

  12. Tamalia Alisjahbana on May 30, 2020 at 5:56 pm

    Good heavens! What you have is a botanical garden! I really enjoyed your tour of the fruit trees.
    To complete your citrus collection you should get musk limes. We use them for the peanut sauce for satay in Indonesia. Their skins are very fragrant.
    The star fruit did not look ripe enough to me. When it’s really ripe it should be orange in colour and then it’s juicy and really sweet. Good for lowering blood pressure.
    Your sapodilla tree is going to grow enormous and the fruit is very, very sweet. I wonder if you have given it enough room.
    The star gooseberries are very sour. You won’t be able to just eat them like that. We usually make sweet pickles out of them.
    The hog plums turn yellow when they are ripe and are delicious when juiced and you add one of those small preserved Chinese plums. Very high antioxident. But the fruit has a lot of fibre that you have to be careful about.
    The custard apple will become soft when it’s ripe. Do you have soursop? It’s a lovely fruit and delicious for icecream.
    You seem to live in paradise. Everything grows. Can rambutans grow where you live?

  13. Gale Dacalio on May 30, 2020 at 5:56 pm

    Wow,I thought you were out in the country. But looks like you live in a subdivision. Now, I’m even more impressed. Strong Work!

  14. Teix Neves on May 30, 2020 at 5:59 pm

    Did you invite crocodile Dundee?

  15. Sarah Mills on May 30, 2020 at 5:59 pm

    Wow! I had no idea that there were so many fruit trees native to Australia. Pretty cool. Wish we had them here. We do have the laundry tree in Canada too though. LOL!

  16. Sirbob Games on May 30, 2020 at 5:59 pm

    Hi from California. Keep your avocado leaves under it’s canopy make sure not to tread under it.

  17. nicholas williams on May 30, 2020 at 6:01 pm

    The custard apple in trinidad and Tobago usually turns a peach like colour and gets a bit soft

  18. Teix Neves on May 30, 2020 at 6:03 pm

    Oasis !

  19. the SingularitY on May 30, 2020 at 6:05 pm

    This is truly remarkable ….im 12 minutes in 👍👍👍

  20. fantasyexctasy on May 30, 2020 at 6:05 pm

    I would sell those extra fruit at a farmers market. You can make thousands a year

  21. Gale Dacalio on May 30, 2020 at 6:08 pm

    I love your videos. I have learned recently that putting mulch around the tree trunk is not good – causing diseases. Maybe it’s different in your climate. But this has been helpful to me in the hot humid climate of south Georgia USA. Here is a link that you may want to investigate: https://www.dirtdoctor.com/garden/Fabulous-Trees-Slideshow_vq13781.htm Blessings!

  22. Sharon Andrews on May 30, 2020 at 6:09 pm

    Mark, you have me so wired up to garden that I can barely wait. Moving from Texas to Washington State in 1-1/2 mo, so I didn’t bother putting anything in this spring. Up near the coast will prove to be interesting, though a lot of what I want isn’t what I’ll get. We’ll build the raised beds this summer and fall so they’ll be ready to plant come spring. Videoing and gardening must take a lot of time, but you’re an inspiration; your information is spot on; and you are relaxing to listen to. I love what you give to us, and always press the thumb’s up button even before you “get into it”. Many thanks, and keep up the good work. Bless you, and stay safe and healthy.

  23. Hannah Foenander on May 30, 2020 at 6:09 pm

    What a bloke, he just went around and identified everything with few mistakes! His knowledge of everything is out of this world!

  24. K Powell on May 30, 2020 at 6:09 pm


  25. Tha Weezl on May 30, 2020 at 6:11 pm

    Thank you for posting the names of the plants on the screen.

  26. K K Gan on May 30, 2020 at 6:11 pm

    Hi Mark , how to handle pest from eating your crops ? Any advices ? Thanks

  27. The Island Farmer on May 30, 2020 at 6:11 pm

    you are much more of an expert than me but I’ve lived in central Florida most of my life around Ben Hill Griffin territory and his Orange Groves. I would 100% agree with you about trees and plants self fertilizing themselves with their die off but… citrus seem to poison the ground with citrus acid over time if the fruit is left to fall on the ground. over say 10 years of acidic citrus fruit falling on the ground i think the soil can become very inhospitable to most plants and trees. I’ve seen less maintained citrus groves completely die over the years while the ones that are well maintained flourish. Maybe im completely wrong… but might be worth considering

  28. Vivek Talwar on May 30, 2020 at 6:13 pm

    Custard apple is good for harvesting when the gap between the ridges widens and becomes whitest. It is still hard and will soften in 3 days after harvesting. If left in tree the birds will get to it before y do. Bagging it in the tree is a good idea

  29. Karen McNeil on May 30, 2020 at 6:13 pm

    Mark or Marc? Did you have to do anything to the mango seeds prior to planting them in the ground? I just popped the pit into a pot and am now just waiting.

  30. preciosa babaran on May 30, 2020 at 6:13 pm

    You can tell a custard apple is ready to pick when it cracks open a little.

  31. Melbourne Bound on May 30, 2020 at 6:15 pm

    They actually get real soft and looks like its rotting. Thats when you pick them. It should just peel open real easy. They grow well here in the Philippines.

  32. g whizz on May 30, 2020 at 6:19 pm

    I will be buying a small piece of land in Portugal and would like to sell a small amount of fruit and veg. to the local campsites. Already has figs and olives, any ideas for something easy to grow and hopefully sell.

  33. Texas Saltwater Life on May 30, 2020 at 6:20 pm

    Let me get my passport and tent I can live on ur property love those mangos avacados oranges apple I would not starve

  34. Gael Bechard on May 30, 2020 at 6:20 pm

    I pick the custard apple when the eyes look expanded. The fruit is not soft yet when I pick it up because the birds love them. So I let it soften on the shelf for 2 to 3 days max.

  35. Stephen Masaira on May 30, 2020 at 6:23 pm

    What a dressed piece of property Mark!

  36. Foodie on May 30, 2020 at 6:24 pm

    Loquat leaves should be saved. Fresh leaves and dried leaves serve medicinal purposes. It is said they control and stave off certain ailments such as diabetes, high blood pressure, etc.

  37. wolfmooch on May 30, 2020 at 6:24 pm

    i would have liked to hear how many lbs/kilos from each

  38. Strange _ on May 30, 2020 at 6:25 pm

    I dont know you can get high by sniffing a fragrance plant leaf

  39. Teix Neves on May 30, 2020 at 6:25 pm

    Eden Garden must be on Australia?

  40. normanshadow1 on May 30, 2020 at 6:27 pm


  41. Shaun Torpey on May 30, 2020 at 6:29 pm

    Citrus have some of the best smelling flowers.

  42. Foodie on May 30, 2020 at 6:30 pm

    Wow, I love the layout. I can’t imagine how much maintenance goes into it.

    You should try to graft multi fruits in one tree to save space or just as an experiment. But you have to graft the fruits in the same family. I’ve tried it on my Asian pear trees and I get 3 different types on one tree.

  43. pig spartan on May 30, 2020 at 6:32 pm

    can i see this now

  44. Frank Perez on May 30, 2020 at 6:32 pm

    Im glad you have taken care of this land!

  45. Firefox, the browsing dog on May 30, 2020 at 6:32 pm

    Look up natural insect repellent using hot peppers! Works beautifully. Add a little garlic and some random other things you find useful – perfect.

  46. Self Sufficient Me on May 30, 2020 at 6:34 pm

    G’day Everyone! I tried to get this video uploaded yesterday but alas YouTube had other ideas and the upload failed for some reason… Anyway, here it is – thanks for your support 🙂

  47. tranquilityrules on May 30, 2020 at 6:35 pm

    So …. When ya selling ya extras on those lemons ?

  48. Charmaine Martinez on May 30, 2020 at 6:35 pm


  49. Chris Stanifer on May 30, 2020 at 6:36 pm

    If it hasn’t already been answered: Custard Apples are ripe when they yield slightly to gentle pressure.

  50. Shrimp Zoo on May 30, 2020 at 6:41 pm

    Love the bloody channel mate.
    From America

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