As we welcome the cooler season it is the time when the citrus trees come into their own. Anyone visiting my house this year is commenting on my orange which has a huge crop of the most delicious oranges that I have ever grown. Mind you I say this every year as I start to pick my citrus. Not only are they a sensational fruit but the trees are also beautiful ornamental plants with large brightly coloured fruits that brighten up the winter orchard. Some citrus are must have for any or every back yard, here are are Daleys Nursery picks. The Dwarf Navelina Orange is our pick of the oranges, this is the one attracting attention in my home orchard at the moment. It is a large early navel with seedless fruits. The Cara Cara Blood Navel is another excellent quality fruit, it has even colour flesh that is a deep orangey red.
Every Australian backyard, where the climate permits traditionally has a lemon tree in the corner, the Meyer is an excellent choice for anyone who wants a very juicy fruit that is perfect for sauces and dressings. It also comes as a dwarf making it ideal for pots and patios. Those wishing to make preserves, jams and jellies should select a true lemon such as the Eureka or Lisbon as these selections contain more pectin.
For all those people that enjoy the flavour of a lemon, the lemonade is the perfect tree for you, it has a wonderful lemon flavour but without the sourness. This tree will produce a bumper crop of deliciously sweet lemonade fruits.
There are two outstanding mandarins that have held the test of time, the Emperor and the Imperial. These are both sensation fruits that will produce a bumper crop for you. They are easy to peel and are perfect for lunch boxes.
If anyone is looking for something a little more unusual the Nam Roi Pummelo is a striking fruit. It is enormous and uncommon in that they are not often encountered in Australian supermarkets. In Asia however they are commonly seem at the market where the ready pealed segments can be purchased.
If you haven't already placed your order for bare rooted fruit trees to plant this winter it is not too late. We are taking orders now for delivery in late June, early July and you can combine your order with plants off our curent list and have it all delivered together when the bare root trees arrive. the great advantage of bare rooted trees is that they are dormant and ready to plant, this causes them the least disturbance and when they wake up in the spring time they will push off with a burst of energy in their new home.
If you have not yet tried out our online delivery service you may be amazed at how well we carefully pack our fruit trees to ensure their safe arrival at their new home. Our trees are ready for planting straight out into your garden. Check out our testimonials page to see what our customers have to say about our delivery service and have a look at how we pack our boxes here before you place an order with us to have your own selection of fruit trees delivered to your door.