has a tart-tangy, crisp flavour and bright green skin. One of the best apples for eating out of hand and a very good cooking apple because of its ability to retain flavour. The Granny has a higher chill requirement (600 hours) than those listed above. High potential for self pollination.
Spring Satin is a cross between an apricot and a plum. Fruits are large with reddish black skin and golden red flesh, they are firm and very sweet, simply delicious! Beautiful blossoms in spring, fruit ripens December. Productive, vigorous tree grows to approximately 4m at maturity.Partially self fertile but benefits from pollination with other plums and apricots.
An old cultivar that produces large fruit to 6cm on a small, elegant, slightly weeping tree. The best variety for making jams and jellies, but also acceptable eaten fresh. Blooms in late spring with large flowers resembling single white roses. Fruit is eaten when soft, generally after a frost and has a mild flavour similar to a pear. Self - fertile.
Smaller fruit than Dutch, but considered the best flavoured medlar for fresh eating. A pretty ornamental tree. Blooms in late spring with large flowers resembling single white roses. Fruit is eaten when soft, generally after a frost and has a mild flavour similar to a pear. Self - fertile.
The quince tree has been cultivated by people for thousands of years. Originating from Turkey and Iran this is a fruit with a fascinating history, it features strongly in the history and mythology of both Greece and Rome. Trees are very long lived and have a beautiful, gnarly twisted appearance, they are exceptionally hardy and can withstand both periods of dry and severe cold. The quince is valued for its high pectin content and is used frequently in jams, jellies and cosmetics. This fruit is one of the few that must be cooked as it is too tart
From Emerald Lake in the Dandenong region. It is a beautiful spreading tree that is almost weeping in habit. Very prolific, tends to bear heavily which greatly influences nut size. A distinctive orange-tan coloured nut without stripes. Evidence of Asian parentage.
Excellent, self-pollinating almond that bears heavy crops of soft-shelled almonds with a good, sweet flavour. The kernels are broad, full and oval in shape, they are mid season. The tree has an upright form and is a self pollinating large Papershell. Almonds require a climate with dry Summer/Autumn and cool winters.
A vigorous heavy bearing table grape, it is a hybrid of Thompson and Cardinal that produces large clusters of medium-large sweet red grapes. The vines require a long growing season and perform badly in cool damp areas or hot humid coastal climates. It is well suited to areas with hot dry summers.
A tall growing deciduous tree with maidenhair like foliage. The foliage colours golden yellow in Autumn. The female tree bears a plum-like cone with an ill smelling flesh, but the kernel is edible and sweet. Slow growing and requires good soil and plenty of water during summer.
A primocane variety producing fruit on canes that arise from the ground during one season. Often referred to as low chill since canes do not need chilling to produce flowers. A most sought after variety as it fruits in Autumn thus extending the traditional fruiting period. It has a picking period of 8 - 12 weeks beginning in February.
Compact apple tree growing to only 2m high making it ideal for containers, courtyards, decks and balconies. It has delicious fruit that ripen two weeks earlier than the Pink Lady but are similar in flavour. Grows well in all temperate climates of Australia. Partially self pollinating, planting with Granny Smith will improve fruit set.
An attractive, white-fleshed peach with excellent quality. Produces commercial grade peaches that are very sweet, firm and juicy, freestone. Used for fresh fruit and drying. Late-season maturity. Tree grows 4 x 4m
Green Gage or Greengage Plum is a European type plum with small-medium sized, roundish fruit with greenish-yellow skin. Flesh is amber-yellow coloured, firm, freestone. Good, sweet flavour. Tends to bear biannually. A favourite for cooking, canning and desserts. Ripens in late summer. Self-fertile. Mid-season blooming. Forms relatively small tree. High chill.
A Fleming's quality introduction. PluotÆ 'Flavour Supreme' interspecific plum (meaning plum/apricot hybrid) is one of a new generation of traditionally bred plums with a bright, very sweet flavour.
'Flavour Supreme' does not have the tart aftertaste of many plums; this has been replaced with the aroma of the apricot that forms part of its parentage. PluotÆ interspecific plums are as easy to grow as any regular plum.
Suitable pollinizer: 'Mariposa'.
Purple coloured oval-shaped fruit. Very sweet yellow flesh with a freestone. A prolific bearer, dAgen is excellent for fresh fruit and drying. Fruit should be fully mature to ensure maximum sugar content. Pollination, other prune cultivars or Coe's Golden Drop, Green Gage plums. High Chill.
The dwarfed red delicious produces excellent crops of bright red, large, crunchy apples. The flesh is greenish white and has a crisp texture. The are great to eat straight off the tree. Pollinate with a Granny Smith, Pink Lady or a Red Fuji. A high chill variety for cooler regions.
The Angel Peach is a new form of peach, which has donut shaped fruit. It is a very sweet white fleshed variety, which is more soft and juicy in texture compared with standard peaches. Performs best in temperate climates.
The Yali pear has very white, very juicy and very sweet flesh, with a satisfying crunch to it. The skin and the flesh texture is smooth making it a scrumptious delight. It pollinates well with all other nashis.
A hardy, compact tree growing to 2 meters at full maturity. Often called the Super Dwarf Valley Red. Long thin leaves are glossy and dark green. A beautiful display of rose-pink flowers are produced in spring. A moderate crop of fruit is produced mid-late season. Size and shape is medium and round to oblong. Skin colour is orange-yellow with a deep red blush. Flesh is golden when ripe and the eating quality is very good, with a melting sweet flavour. High Chill, not suited to Warm climates
A hybrid seedless black grape with crisp sweet flesh. The fruits are large and oval shaped with blue black skin and delicious translucent yellow-green flesh. Grafted to give resistence to phylloxera and nematodes. They are best suited to climate with hot, dry summers, they are not well suited to humid coastal climates. Rootstock: Paulsen 1103
Newly developed Californian walnut, upright and moderately vigorous. Comes into production early, heavy producer of large well seals nuts. The crack-out is around 53% It blooms late, an advantage in frosty areas, but is still matures its nuts mid season.
Large, rich golden fruit with some red blush. Flesh is deep yellow and firm. Good flavour, excellent for jam, preserving and drying. This apricot is a 'Moorepark' strain, but matures about three weeks earlier.
An attractive fruit with yellow skin streaked with red. Fruits are large and juicy with delicious sweet yellow flesh. They are a high chill variety suited to cooler regions where they are early to fruit.
This sweet juicy pear has a subtle flavour that makes them ideal for cooking and bottling. Large fruit, green in colour and long in shape. A regular and heavy bearer. Requires a cold winter for good crops.
Large, round fruit with deep pink to red skin over a yellow-green background and a heavy bloom. Flesh is creamy white. The tree is a heavy producing variety, the fruit are sweet, firm and juicy. Used for its fresh fruits, jams and stewing.
Red to purple flesh with a freestone. The flavour is good, the growth vigorous and its bears particularly well, in fact to get large fruits it may require thinning. The firm juicy flesh has a sweet spicy flavour. 350 - 400 hours chill. Bears November to early December.
High density flowering of double pink peach blossom in spring make this tree a delight in the garden, it produces white fleshed full sized freestone peaches in early summer Often ripening just in time for Christmas. No pollination required. Sometimes referred to as a Super Dwarf Peach Tree.This is an ideal tree to get the kids involved in growing their own fruit in the garden!
The Super Dwarf Sunset Nectarine has beautiful red leaves throughout the year. The plant grows to approximate 1-1.5m height x 0.8m width. It has high density flowers and single pink blossoms in spring. The full sized, yellow flesh nectarines mature in November/December in Subtropical areas and December early January in cooler areas so you can avoid the rush of going to the supermarket to get your early season Summer fruit - just grow your own! This is also the ideal fruit tree to inspire kids to grow their own food in the garden
Perhaps the most widely eaten grape and one of the older varieties of seedless grapes. Oblong shaped grapes, with a light green skin, very sweet and juicy with a high sugar content, with half as glucose, and half as fructose. Prefers hot dry climate free of humidity.
One of the most widely recognised red grape varieties, Cabernet Sauvignon is grown in almost every grape growing region of the world for the high quality wine produced from the fruits. Well suited to regions with cool winters and long dry summers.
The rounded fruit is of medium sized, orange-red, glossy, with a slight bloom; has dark flesh, is not edible until fully ripe and soft; seedless unless cross-pollinated; bears good crops regularly. The tree is of semi-erect habit.
A traditional tasting mid season apricot with deep orange coloured skin and very sweet flesh. Suitable for temperate regions with 450 hours chilling. Partially self pollinating but will benefit from pollination with other apricots.
The aromatic flesh of the red fuji is tinged with a delicate honey-pineapple flavour, sweet and aromatic. The crisp, crunchy flesh is very juicy and the fruits hold well on the tree. The skin ripens from greenish yellow to a dull russett red. Partially Self pollinating, pollinates with the red delicious, and pink lady. Fuji will perform in both cold and warmer temperate climates.
A large deciduous tree suitable for parks and larger gardens, it can grow to 50m tall and is the tallest eastern hardwood. It is fast growing and produces large attractive flowers that are pale green or yellow with bright orange centers.
If you have the space this is an excellent specimen tree for cooler climates.
Compact, columnar tree. A late dessert apple with a crisp texture. Skin colour is flushed red over a green ground cover. Crisp and juicy. Excellent flavour with a slight tang. White spring flowers, with splashes of pale pink.
Extremely sweet, yellow fleshed fruit with red to dark red skin. Heavy and regular bearer of small fruit, long-oval in shape. Excellent for drying and jam making. Mid- to late season maturity. High chill, needs a cold winter.
Large, golden yellow, pear shaped fruit with a mild flavour. Excellent when preserved. The flesh becomes a beautiful dark red when cooked and the conserve, quince jelly, is one of the best. A very hardy small tree that thrives and bears well.
Large, first quality fruit, purplish-crimson in colour with a pale blue bloom. Flesh yellow, with a red blush coming from just below the skin. Mildly sweet, with some tartness near skin and stone. Good bearer, considered to be one of the best plums.
This beautiful, hardy tree is well adapted to harsh urban conditions. A deciduous tree with Yellow-green, serrated, lobed leaves. Fast growing and drought tolerant. Performs well in warmer areas in sun or semi-shade.
Excellant feature tree with its attractive glossy foliage that emerges as ruby-red, turns bronzy-green and then yellow-gold in autumn. The 'Ruby Lace' variety grows to thornless, small to medium-sized tree and has a open, spreading canopy and attractive, fine, weeping foliage. Fast-growing, heat and drought tolerant.
A dark skinned grape used to make wine.This wine grape variety is the most popular planted grape in Australia, it can flourish in a range of climates, cropping well in cooler climates. The soft ripe tannins in Shiraz finishing into a wine you can drink right away, though over time, wines from a Shiraz grape develops a flavor profile that has been described as powerful or full bodied.
Gordo Blanco is a medium sized firm crispy grape with a muscat flavour. Is Self fertile and matures in February. This grape is an all rounder, eaten fresh ,used in raisin production and makes a wonderful white wine having a sweet earthy flavour.
Bulida is a well known and popular Apricot that produces large golden orange fruit. The fruit is firm and very sweet and juicy. Grows to a height of 2m and a width of 2m. Fruits mature early to mid December. Self pollinating. Medium chill makes this a variety that can be grown in most temperate regions of Australia. Plant in a well drained and well worked soil. Take care to plant the bud union above the soil level. Water in well and keep soil moist until tree is established. Fertilise when planting and again after new growth appears. Prune tree when planting to encourage new growth.
Large heart shaped blood plums, dark red skin with some spotting, and deep red, juicy sweet flesh with excellent flavour. Fruit is soft when fully ripe - Semi-Freestone. Grows to a height of 2m and a width of 2m. Fruits mature late January - early February. One of the largest blood Plums, used for fresh fruit, preserves, jams and juices. An upright vigorous growing tree. Plant in a sunny position with well drained and well worked soil. Take care to plant the bud union above the soil level. Water in well and keep soil moist until tree is established. Fertilize when planting and aga
Medium sized round fruit with dark red skin and yellow to pink flesh. It has a sweet taste with slight bitterness near the stone - Clingstone.Grows to a height of 2m and a width of 2m. Matures early to mid January. Partially self fertile, pollinates with Mariposa or satsuma. Used for fresh fruit, stewing preserves and jams. Vigorous upright growth habit. This is a very popular variety for home gardens and has good keeping qualities. Plant in a sunny position with well drained and well worked soil. Take care to plant the bud union above the soil level. Water in well and keep soil
Crimson Crisp is an easy care apple. This gorgeous, apple makes excellent eating. Flesh is creamy-white, moderately firm and with a mild flavour. Bred for resistance to apple scab, making it low maintenance and just right for home gardeners.
Pixie Crunch is a bright, crisp and tasty apple is a delight to eat, and has the advantage of being bred for resistance to apple scab, making it low maintenance, just right for home gardeners.
Williams Pride is an attractive, early season apple with excellent size. Has the added advantages of having good fruit quality, resistance to ap
Flavor Supreme- Pluot interspecific plum (meaning plum/apricot hybrid) is one of a new generation of traditionally bred plums with a bright, very sweet flavour. Sometimes called a Fruit Salad Tree.
Mariposa - A large sweet flavoured blood plum. The flesh is soft when ripe. Semi-freestone. Mid-season maturity.
Santa Rosa- A bright red plum with yellow flesh which has a pink tinge under the skin. Mildly sweet. Mid-season maturity.
The first true Necta-Plum® released by Zaiger hybrids. Very sweet, with a indescribably rich taste and aroma, fully ripe fruit is unparalleled in flavour. A nectarine cross plum with an excellent blend of flavour between the sweet nectarine and the tanginess of the plum. It is a gorgeous tree, with deep red leaves in the spring that gradually become a dark green by mid-summer. Relatively Low chill 300 to 400 hour but high chill adaptable so it is versatile in a range of climates.
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The Dwarf Granny Smith apple tree has a tart-tangy, crisp flavour and bright green skin. One of the best apples for eating out of hand and a very good cooking apple because of its ability to retain flavour. Perform best in cooler regions.
An Australian selection named for her attractive pink blush over a yellow undertone. Her true pink coloring, crisp crunch and smooth texture assure the ultimate in dessert quality eating apples. Performs best in cooler regions.
Dark green leaves turning bright red in autumn and small, unpalatable, blue-black grapes. This vigorous, deciduous, ornamental climber has deeply impressed veins on the leaves and thick, brown felt underneath. Performing best in full sun. It is a fast-growing plant that can reach up to 25m (82ft) although it will take some years to get to this height! Due to its size and density of leaf cover, it's best planted on its own.
Summer fruiting raspberry that holds fruit well on the canes so that you can revisit every few days to pick fruit at premium ripeness. Sturdy almost thornless canes carry sweet fat fruit in mid-summer.
A primocane selection which fruits in the autumn. The mid to dark red plump fruits that have a delicious flavour. Self fertile, earlier than Heritage. Can be used for eating fresh, jams and freezing.
Easy to grow, this is a great plant for children or beginners.
It is an attractive fern-like perennial that can produce fresh tasty spears for over 20 years if the beds are well-maintained. Asparagus prefers sandy soils but with the right preparation will perform very well in heavier clays. Valuable investment in the long term vegetable garden.
A popular home garden variety. Fruit ripens in mid December. First fruit when plant is 3 years old. Requires a full sun position with protection from wind. Pollinator required with Stella.
Black Boy produces bountiful dark red fruit, with a delicious flavour. Australia's favourite variety.
High chill, requires a cool climate to perform.
Royal Rainier is a large yellow cherry with excellent flavour and holds well on the tree. Taste test winner. Suited to warmer temperate climates, where there isn't as much chill. Multigrafted with Stella for cross pollination.
A new dwarf selection of the Angel Peach. It has donut shaped fruit and is a very sweet white fleshed variety, which is more soft and juicy in texture compared with standard peaches. Performs best in temperate climates.
Multigraft trees are an alternative for small gardens where space is limited and several types of fruit are desired. Suitable cultivars for cross pollination have been grafted on to the one tree. Gala is Early to mid-season. Red Fuji, Mid- to late season and Pink Lady cv.'Cripp's Pink' is a late season variety.
A late maturing cherry with a bright appearance. Large, dark red to mahogany in colour. Red flesh, firm and juicy. An excellent bearer and grower. Late Season. This self fertile cherry is suitable for growing in warm temperate and cool temperate regions.
A new dwarf selection of this excellent, self-pollinating almond that bears heavy crops of soft-shelled almonds with a good, sweet flavour. The kernals are broad, full and oval in shape, they are mid season. The tree has an upright form and is a self pollinating large Papershell. Almonds require a climate with dry Summer/Autumn and cool winters.
A new dwarf selection of the Fantasia nectarine, large yellow fleshed fruits have excellent flavour. The skin ripens to a beautiful red with yellow tints. These delicious freestone fruits are eaten fresh, dried or stewed. Suitable for temperate climates.
Royal Gem is a medium sized premium quality Nectarine. It has deep red skin on a creamy background with unique pinkish white flesh. Royal Gem has firm flesh and fantastic flavour, with a semi freestone and matures in early December. It is self fertile. Suitable for temperate regions.
Crimson seedless grapes have elongated pinkish-red fruits with crisp firm skin and juicy pulp. The flavour is sweetly-tart and almost spicy. Delicious eated fresh as a healthy snack or in fruit salads and cheese platters.
A summer fruiting variety which produces heavy crops of good quality fruit. Sturdy almost thornless canes carry sweet fat fruit in mid-summer. They are a mid season variety. This variety has good disease resistance. They fruit on the floricanes or their two year canes. Each year prune out the canes that have finished fruiting and tie up the new seasons primocanes, these can produce a small autumn crop on their tips, prune these tips back once the fruits are finished.
A giant shade tree with magnificent maple-like leaves that turn brilliant shades of red, yellow and gold during autumn. Plant at least 3 metres from buildings and powerlines. Reaches 15 metres on maturity. Deciduous.
A medium sized deciduous tree to 15-25 meters. The bark of this ornamental tree is white with black markings. Silver birch prefers a cool winter and warm summer and it is tolerant of poor soils. Widely planted in parks and gardens where it it grown for its beautiful white bark and gracefully drooping shoots. Silver birch wood can make excellent timber for carving kitchen utensils such as wooden spoons and spatulas: its very mild, sweet flavour does not contaminate food, and it has an attractive pale colour. Bark can be heated and the resin collected; the resin is an excellent water proof
A large sweet red to dark red cherry. Stella is an excellent choice for backyards as it is compact, growing to about 4 x 4m. Mid - late season maturity. High chill, requires cold winters for satisfactory fruiting
Often called 'Bartlett' or Bon Chretien. Medium to large in size and very juicy with a sweet flavour. Pale green at picking, ripening to a clear attractive yellow, sometimes with a slight blush. Used for fresh fruit, juice, stewing, preserving and drying. Early season maturity. Pollinated by 'Beurre Bosc' or 'Nijisseiki' nashi. Partially self-fertile.
A Japanese blood plum with dark red flesh and large fruit if thinned. The flavour is excellent, the skin glossy red and it has a egg shaped fruit. Will crop over a wide range of climates. Pollinator Satsuma