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Hard to find and collectable rare trees. Many have been sourced from rare fruit growers throughout Australia and further afield.

Pandanus - Edible

$37.00 ($24.90-$99.00 choose a size)

Widely cultivated for use in Asian cooking and basket making. It has a nutty fragrance and is most commonly used in rice dishes or tied in a bundle and cooked with food. Also useful in flower arrangements. A low growing plant to 1m with long narrow blade like leaves and woody aerial roots. In tropical climates it can be grown as a marginal plant in dams and ponds, used as a bedding plant in tropical landscaping. Outside of the tropics, well worth trying as indoor plant in winter with a warm, sunny aspect. Allow the plant to dry out over the winter months.
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Yuzu - Grafted

$59.00 ($59.00-$99.00 choose a size)

Native to China, the Yuzu has been used and cultivated in this region for thousands of years. The fruit is tart, resembling a grapefruit with mandarin overtones. It is rarely eaten as a fresh fruit but is used to makes sauces, preserves and a popular yuzu vinegar. In Korea thinly sliced fruits are combined with sugar and honey to make a thick marmalade like syrup. Yuzu kosho is a spicy Japanese sauce made from green or ripe yellow yuzu zest, chillis and salt. The yuzu is more cold tolerant than most other citrus, being able to tolerate to -5 degrees

Cinnamon Tree

$49.00 ($27.00-$49.00 choose a size)

Highly ornamental tree and the source of cinnamon spice. The beautiful red new growth is highly distinctive. The spice itself is the inner bark that is peeled from the branches after 2 years. Scrape the outer bark, then peel the inner bark, leave for a day so that the inner bark curls into cinnamon sticks as it dries. They are distinctive in the many layered quill they produce that, when crushed, will shard rather than snap. Cinnamon is a very elegant and useful aromatic, much kinder to the palate than other spices. It imparts a distinctively sweet flavour when used. The leaves themselves are higher in clove oil than cinnamaldehyde, the active component of the sweet aromatic scent of cinnamon. Weed Warning: Can be invasive in tropical areas

Sudachi - Grafted

$44.00

As well known as the Yuzu in Japan where this sour citrus originates it is considered an indispensable companion to eating matsutake mushroom. The freshly squeezed juice is used as an alternative to vinegar. Fruits form in tight clusters and are harvested when still green in Autumn although they do turn yellow-orange when fully ripe. Commonly used as a garnish the aroma is zestier than lemons or limes. This variety has some cold sensitivity and is best grown in sub-tropical to tropical areas.
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Guava - Purple

$14.90 ($14.90-$19.75 choose a size)

A small, purple skinned guava with round fruits to 3-4cm. Fruits look a bit like the strawberry guava but have much darker, more purple skin. Pulp is translucent yellow, with an acidic flavour.
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Vanilla Vine

$24.00 ($24.00-$46.95 choose a size)

The fermented pod of this climbing orchid is harvested from the Vanilla Vine or orchid, an aromatic sweet scents used to flavour cakes, and perfumes. Must be hand pollinated. The only insect capable of pollinating the blossom is the Melipona, a bee (see video) , native only to Mexico so all plants must be hand pollinated within 12 hours of the flower opening. The pods take nine month to develop.
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Cinnamon - Cassia

$29.00 ($29.00-$49.00 choose a size)

Grown for thousands of years in China for both culinary and medicinal purposes and the source of the preferred cinnamon spice in North America, the flavour is stronger and is suitable for both sweet and savoury dishes. Trees are coppiced every 2-3 years and the inner bark is harvested and rolled into quills. The flower buds are also used as a sweet flavouring. Cassia cinnamon is distinguished from true Cinnamon by the thickness of the harvested quills and by the scent of the leaves. These are high in cinnamaldehyde, the source of the cinnamon scent, whereas true Cinnamon leaves smell like cloves. An attractive tree. Weed Warning: Can be invasive in tropical areas

Dragon Fruit - Lemonade

$27.00 ($27.00-$34.00 choose a size)

A unique flavoured Pitaya selection with Lemonade flavour. Pink Skin, white Fleshed. Limited quantities as we are still trialing it and have to fruit it to confirm quality and fruit characteristics.
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Papaya - Broad Leaf

$19.75 ($19.75-$19.75 choose a size)

Large, elongated red fruit with great flavour on a tree with large striking foliage. Needs a warm frost free climate to thrive. Pollination is required so best to have 3 to ensure at least one female
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Dragon Fruit - Pink Panther

$29.00 ($27.00-$29.00 choose a size)

Small to medium sized fruit with magenta coloured flesh, very sweet with berry flavours. A highly productive, self pollinating plant, producing fruit at an early stage. cereus Happy in full sun or part shade. A hybrid dragon fruit, Hylocereus guatemalensis setaceus
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Macadamia - MiniMaca PBR

$59.00

This is a rare Macadamia with unique miniature features. It produces a medium size nut with a thin shell making it easy to crack. It has stunning pink new growth that will stand out in any garden or parkland. This is one for the collectors of Australian bushfoods and everyone that loves macadamias. The MiniMaca can be maintained as a hedge with regular pruning. Its growth habit is more columnar in shape than other varieties. It was discovered in northern NSW which is an area abundant in Macadamia production. Naturally an understory plant in rainforests. Macadamia trees grow best in Warm, frost free locations in free draining soil with lots of organic material and regular watering during the warmer months. This a Plant Breeders Rights (PBR) variety and propagation is strictly prohibited.
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Javanese Ginger

$19.75 ($19.75-$24.90 choose a size)

This species bears a striking similarity to Cape York Turmeric. It differs in that the flower bracts are a deeper pink/purple colour as is the dark strip that runs up the centre of the leaf. Often used medicinally, in Bali a delicious drink is made by cooking dried slices of rhizome in water with palm sugar.
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Rollinia - Picone

$79.00 ($79.00-$99.00 choose a size)

Selection from Northern NSW, consistent cropper in frost free subtropical locations, large juicy fruit. Rollinia is a relative of the cherimoya this plant has its origins in tropical America. The fruit about 100mm in diameter has a creamy juicy and delicious flesh, according to some tasting like lemon meringue pie. Sourced from Picone Exotic OrchardsThe foliage is delicate on young trees, and our potted plants are known for their older leaves to turn yellow and drop during transport to conserve energy. This is not a problem long term. With care and acclimatisation they will bounce back

Lychee - Seedless

$109.00

Sue Lin San Lychee is sweet, large, juicy and seedless, with tropical flavours of pineapple. This unique and desirable fruit can now be grown at home.
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Dragon Fruit - Purple Haze

$19.75 ($19.75-$27.00 choose a size)

Red skin and firm, vibrant electric magenta coloured flesh with outstanding flavour. Cross pollinate with Pink Pearl for good fruit set. Fine seeds similar to those of kiwi. Fruits can weigh up to 1kg.
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Dwarf Apple - Redlove

$49.00 ($49.00-$89.00 choose a size)

Stunning and unique red flesh are the highlight of this new variety of apple. It is a beautiful backyard tree to grow, producing an attractive flush of burgundy coloured spring growth, dark bark and deep red skin also make this a pretty tree. Blackspot and powdery mildew resistant it only grow to about 2.5m and is perfect for pots. Pollinators - Granny Smith, Pinkabelle and Pink Lady
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Pangium

$17.90 ($17.90-$39.00 choose a size)

Massive fruits up to 30cm long, ripen in late summer. Inside are numerous seeds each covered with soft, sweet, tropically flavoured flesh. Fruit attach to the trunk and branches and fall from this large tropical tree when ready. Eat when the thick skin is soft to the touch. Seeds are high in a cyanogenic glycoside and are highly toxic and must not being eaten without extensive leaching and/or fermentation to remove it. Its natural habitat is the lowland humid tropics, so warm temperatures and high rainfall are needed to grow successfully. Trees are dioecious, meaning male and female flowers are on separate trees, so grow three to ensure you have at least one female. A beautiful tropical shade tree, which can grow to 50 m in a forest habitat, 10-15 in the open. Be wary of sitting under the tree when fruit are ripening between January and May, they fall heavily and without warning
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Blackberry Jam Fruit

$14.90 ($4.90-$19.90 choose a size)

The flesh of this rare fruit thinly coats the seed and tastes just like blackberry jam. They are ready when they turn yellow and can be eaten straight off the tree. Slow growing, this is an attractive bushy shrub with fragrant flowers. Grows best in part shade and it is sensitive to over-watering in the cooler months. It required an acidic soil and good drainage.
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Ketembilla

$14.90 ($14.90-$17.90 choose a size)

Fruits are succulent, a little acid and high in Vitamin C. A small tree or shrub native to India and Sri Lanka, deciduous in the dry season with some thorns. Plants can be bisexual, but mostly are dioecious, with male and female flowers on separate plants.
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Palm - Salak Malay

$29.00 ($29.00-$46.95 choose a size)

Superior tasting variety, Malay Salak are delicious fruit covered in snake-skin like scales emerging from the base of these palm trees. Fruit is crisp, and apple like in flavour. They are a distinctly spiny, tropical, short-stemmed clumping palm with very long leaves. Preferring humid, moist conditions and shade when young, mimicking its tropical forest habitat. Trees are dioecious, so will need a male and female growing near each other for fruit harvest. They prefer slightly acid well draining soil and should flower withing 3-5 years in ideal conditions.

Chinese Keys

$17.75 ($17.75-$17.75 choose a size)

A tropical perennial growing to 50 - 70cm high. Leaves die back in frost. It is the fat swollen roots that are sought after in this species and not the rhizome. The succulent roots are used to flavour many kinds of food either added raw or cooked. They are also sold in a pickled form in Indonesia & Thailand. Young leaves & shoots are also eaten. Formerly listed as Boesenbergia panduratum.

Torch Ginger - Thai Pink

$49.00

Stunning pink flowers are fresh and zesty tasting, a favourite in SE Asian cooking. Plants produce large flower spikes in summer and are a stunning addition to gardens, both tropical and subtropical. A very large ginger that in optimum conditions can reach 2-5m in height. Likes part shade and a rich, well drained soil. Fertilise and keep moist for great blooms. The entire plant is edible, including seeds, flowers and leaves.

Giant Lau Lau

$39.00

This tree is scattered everywhere across the Pacific. Very popular in Papua New Guinea and the Solomon Islands. The giant long glossy leaves make it a spectacular feature before you even spot the fruit. The stunning fruit is bright red and has a crisp apple like flavour, although some can be a little watery. If you have some space in a frost free garden this tree will be a treasure. Even though tropical it grows and fruits well in the North Coast of NSW. With adequate water it grows at a rapid rate reaching up to 6-7m

Dragon Fruit - Malaysian Purple

$29.00 ($24.00-$29.00 choose a size)

A purple fleshed variety with great colour and a delicate light flavour. Bob Brinsmead's favourite selection from Tropical Fruit World.

Durian

$29.00 ($29.00-$69.00 choose a size)

Some people regard the durian as having a pleasantly sweet fragrance and an irresistible flavour; others find the aroma overpowering and it is common for them to be banned from public transport. The spikey fruits need to be handled with care, but once open the true richness of this unique fruit can be appreciated. The flavour is rich and sweet, it can be described as having a hint of roasted sweet potato or onion flavours but the one thing that is certain about the durian is that it tends to grow on people. The more you eat it the more likely you are to fall in love with it. Durian trees have one or two flowering and fruiting periods per year. A typical durian tree can bear fruit after four or five years. The durian fruit can hang from any branch and matures roughly three months after pollination. Growers often tie the fruit up to the branch so that when ready to fall they don't hit the ground and get damaged. Durians are very tropical and we only recommend them from areas north of Mackay in QLD.

Seed of Heaven

$24.00

A tropical evergreen, clump-forming spice and fruit bearing giant ginger native to West Central Africa. Growing to 6m or more, the rhizomes are reddish-brown, 1.5 cm in diameter. The large, ridged bright red, fleshy fruit are produced at the base of the plant and contain a sweet edible pulp that is tangy and juicy. The seeds are used as a piquant spice, not unlike peppercorns. Grows best is a shaded position

Akee

$29.00

The brightly coloured orange-red fruits split when fully ripe to reveal three large shiny black seeds, each is partly surrounded but the soft, creamy arils. Akee pods should be allowed to fully ripen on the tree before picking. Prior to cooking the arils are washed and then boiled for 5 minutes, the water is discarded. The dried seeds, fruit, bark and leaves of the tree are all used in traditional medicine. Akee is a tropical evergreen tree with leathery leaves that grows to around 10m. Native to Africa it was taken to the West Indies before 1778 where it has become an integral part of the local cuisine. Akee is now the national fruit of Jamaica. Caution is advised with using akee as it is poisonous when unripe or overripe.

Dwarf Jaboticaba - Costada

$39.00 ($29.00-$59.00 choose a size)

A beautiful, ornamental tree that produces tasty, sweet fruit. Extremely rare. Fruits in two years and perfect for pots.

Rambutan

$34.00 ($34.00-$74.00 choose a size)

Medium sized tropical tree, growing 12 - 20m. Red leathery skin is covered in fleshy soft spines giving it a hairy look. Flesh is translucent, white or pale pink with a sweet mildly acid flavour. The soft seeds are poisonous when raw, although they can be eaten when cooked.Trees are very cold sensitive and are only suited to the tropics, we only recommend rambutans for tropical Queensland.

Lychee - Red Ball

$84.00 ($84.00-$120.00 choose a size)

Fruits at a young age. Attractive large red fruit with relatively small seed. Excellent sweet flavour. Mid season, the fruits are about 40g in weight. Fast growing tree. Recently imported Chinese variety that will become more widely commercially planted.

Michelia Alba - Pak Lan

$99.00

This tree is highly prized, especially by many Asian cultures because of its highly perfumed flowers, and rich, light green foliage. It is fast growing, with an upright habit to 8m , and makes an excellent specimen tree. Prefers warm conditions for growth but also for fragrance.
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Cassabanana

$14.90 ($4.90-$19.75 choose a size)

The fruit is large, up to 60 cm long, with skin of variable color. The fruit has a delicious, melon-like taste when it is ripe, which needs high temperatures to ripen. The sweet, aromatic, yellow-to-orange flesh of the mature fruit is eaten raw or made into preserves, pulp makes a refreshing drink. The immature fruit can be cooked as a vegetable. The fast-growing, fleshy vine can reach 15 m or more in height, climbing with four-part adhesive tendrils The large, hairy, lobed leaves grow to 30 cm in width. It needs good drainage to grow well, and does well on an acidic mix of sand or perlite and rich compost. Caution - Seeds are poisonous. 
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Jade Vine

$39.00

Prized for its stunning claw shaped turquoise flowers. These can be eaten as a vegetable. This is a vine for subtropical, tropical gardens or a warm indoors position. It does not tolerate frost. It prefers a moist, free draining soil and can grow 2-5m.
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Atherton Oak

$14.75

A highly attractive tree native to the highlands of Far North Qld and up to Cape Tribulation. The blue fruits are up to 4cm long and contain a woody-shelled nut with a large, crunchy edible kernel. Ripe in spring. It is hardy outside of its natural range and will grow well in subtropical gardens that have enough space for a large, attractive specimen tree. A great canopy tree for Food Forest gardens
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Cape York Turmeric

$14.90 ($14.90-$24.00 choose a size)

A beautiful, native turmeric the rhizomes of which are eaten roasted by First Nations people. Wide, pleated leaves grow to between 1 and 2m high, preferring shady habitat. Yellow flowers with striking pink bracts appear from November onwards.A plant adapted to the monsoonal tropics, so water well in summer and allow to become dry in the cool months.
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Betel Nut

$23.90 ($23.90-$27.00 choose a size)

This medium sized, graceful, tropical palm is also commonly called areca nut, this is not a true nut but the palm seed. The seed is separated from the outer layer of the fruit and may be used fresh, dried, boiled, baked, roasted or cured. They can be chewed in a similar way to chewing tobacco, producing a mildly euphoric and stimulating effect, and helping reduce tension. Betel nuts and betel quids are generally chewed for their psychoactive properties that help reduce tension, produce a feeling of well being and facilitate social interactions and strengthen social ties. Around 10 to 20% of the world's population chews betel nut in some form. This makes it the 4th most widely-used psychoactive substance,after nicotine, alcohol and caffeine.

Lilly Pilly - Paperbark Satinash

$23.90

Attractive, reddish, papery bark make this tree stand out in it home in the tropical rainforests of North Qld. Citron scented flowers high in the canopy are followed by purple, edible berries up to 3cm long. With shelter, this 15-20m tree can be grown in more temperate climes, provided good moisture is available. Makes a beautiful specimen tree in landscaping

Lychee - Baitaying

$69.00 ($69.00-$120.00 choose a size)

A new variety. Early season, it produces red fruit on an upright tree. Fruits store well and have long shelf life. 30 gm in size.

Jujube - Li

$124.00 ($119.00-$139.00 choose a size)

Large and round in shape. The texture is crisp and fresh fruit have an excellent flavour. Fruit can be picked at the yellow/green stage however the best flavour is obtained when half the fruit has turned reddish brown. Mature fruits are 40-60mm in diameter. Early - Mid season ripening (Feb-April) Self fertile

Jujube - Sherwood

$124.90 ($124.90-$149.00 choose a size)

The Sherwood jujube is considered to be one of the largest and best flavored jujubes, with fruit growing up to 5cm. The Sherwood is a thornless jujube tree producing very dense growth with a columnar, upright tree shape. Late season variety. Cross pollinate for best results.

Jujube - Chico

$124.00 ($109.00-$139.00 choose a size)

Compact and bushy, perfect for pots with round fruit flattened on the bottom. Look similar to a small apple. Pick when the whole fruit (or at least 80%) has just turned brownish red. Texture is crisp and light we consider it an excellent fresh or dried variety. Fruit size 35-45mm. Developed at the Chico institute in California, this is an early fruiting variety. (Jan - March) Cross pollinate for best results.

Mangosteen Purple

$99.00 ($69.00-$99.00 choose a size)

Often referred to as the Queen of Fruits, this tropical evergreen tree is native to Asia. The fragrant edible flesh can be described as sweet and tangy, citrusy with peach flavor and texture. Suitable only for tropical climates or a warm greenhouse. The female and male flowers are borne on separate trees but the female produces fruit on its own - parthenocarpicly. Trees are seedling grown so their sex is not known.

Lychee - Erdon Lee

$79.00 ($79.00-$129.00 choose a size)

This variety grows up to four times the average size of other lychee varieties with an average weight of 52g per fruit. The exterior of the fruit is dark greenish and red in colour. An exceptional lychee. This is the tree for everyone who has ever wanted to eat super sized Lychees. Trees are marcotted so you can trust you have an authentic Erdon Lee and harvesting your fruits in good conditions could begin in 2-5years. Lychees are a very popular fruit for very good reason.. they taste amazing.

North American Paw Paw

$99.00 ($79.00-$99.00 choose a size)

The pawpaw is the only temperate member of the Annonaceae family. The highly aromatic, climacteric fruit (meaning it can ripen off the tree) has a ripe taste that resembles a creamy mixture of banana, mango, and pineapple It is a small, deciduous tree that may attain 5 to 10 m in height. In the forest understorey, trees often exist in clumps or thickets. This may result from root suckering or seedlings developing from fruits that dropped to the ground from an original seedling tree. In sunny locations, trees typically assume a pyramidal habit, straight trunk and lush, dark green, long, drooping leaves that turn gold and brown in colour during the fall. Flowers emerge before leaves in mid spring. The blossoms occur singly on previous year's wood and may reach up to 5 cm in diameter. Flowers are strongly protogynous, self-incompatible and require cross pollination although some trees may be self-compatible it is a good idea to plant two or more trees for cross pollination. Fruits are typically 3 to 15 cm long, 3 to 10 cm wide and weigh from 200 to 400 g. They may be borne singly or in clusters which resemble the "hands" of a banana plant (Musa spp.). Shelf-life of a tree-ripened fruit stored at room temperature is 2 to 3 days. With refrigeration, fruit can be held up to 3 weeks while maintaining good eating quality. Within the fruit, there are two rows of large, brown, bean shaped, laterally compressed seeds that may be up to 3 cm long.

Lychee - Chompogo

$79.00 ($79.00-$120.00 choose a size)

A highly rated variety that produces regular abundant crops of medium to large lychees. Fruits are sweet and juicy. Marcotted trees will produce first fruits in 2-3 years in good conditions. Trees will grow 2-5 metres and may be pruned to keep compact. Lychees grow in full sun with good drainage and need protection from wind and frost when young. Best suited to warm climates.

Brazilian Cherry - Black Beauty

$59.00 ($59.00-$79.00 choose a size)

This selection of Brazilian Cherry ripens to a black colour with exceptional flavour. A highly ornamental shrub with spreading branches and aromatic foliage. The young bronze foliage is deep, glossy green when mature and deep red in cold, dry weather. The fruit is delicious eaten out-of-hand or as an ingredient in jelly, sauce and pies. Refrigeration enhances the flavour.

Bilimbi

$34.00 ($34.00-$79.00 choose a size)

The fruit is crisp when unripe, turns from bright green to yellow-green, ivory or nearly white when ripe and falls to the ground. The skin is glossy, thin, soft and tender, and the green flesh is jelly-like, juicy and extremely acid. They are sometimes faintly five-angled with an acid pulp. The bilimbi is a close relative to the carambola however it is quite different in its appearance, manner of fruiting and uses. Originating and grown extensively in Indonesia it is also cultivated and semi-wild everywhere in the Philippines and is very common in , Ceylon, Burma, Thailand, Malaya and Singapore. The mature fruits have a crunchy watery flesh and resemble small cucumbers. They usually range from 5 to 8cm in length. The fruits are picked by hand, singly or in clusters. They need gentle handling because of the thin skin and cannot be kept for more than 4 to 5 days. The fruit is generally regarded as too acid for eating raw, but in Costa Rica, the green, uncooked fruits are prepared as a relish that is served with rice and beans. Sometimes it is an accompaniment for fish and meat. Ripe fruits are frequently added to curries in the Far East. Bilimbi is often used in place of mango to make chutney. To reduce acidity, it may be first pricked and soaked in water overnight, or soaked in salted water for a shorter time; then boiled with sugar to make a delicious jam. Half-ripe fruits are salted, set out in the sun, and pickled in brine. An attractive and medium sized tree the bilimbi displays attractive dark-red flowers that are produced in panicles from the trunk and older branches. A tropical species the bilimbi is more cold sensitive than the carambola especially when very young. It will be a challenge trying to grow outside the Tropics. It does best in rich, moist, but well-drained soil, it grows and fruits quite well on sand or limestone. No pests or diseases have been reported specifically for the bilimbi.

Truffle - White - host Pinus pinea

$129.00 ($99.00-$129.00 choose a size)

The Bianchetto or little white truffle is from Tuscany. Truffles have a pungent aroma that can be loosely described as of fresh earth and sweet mushrooms. Throughout history people have constantly failed to adequately describe the aroma and flavour of a premium truffle, contributing to the mystique of this exotic fungi. Their taste can permeate and enhance many foods such as soups, dips and pates, salads, sauces, dressings, omelettes and main meals. The irresistible allure of their unique aroma, flavour and taste accounts for their gourmet status, and demand by consumers, and makes them a highly valued ingredient. The host tree is the Pine Nut, or Pinus pinea which produces the delicious nuts, they are inoculated with truffle mycorrhiza. In Europe, truffles thrive in nutrient poor, calcareous (lime) soils and a temperate climate. Therefore to establish a truffiare in Australia you will require an area with a similar climate, including rainfall & winter frosts, sufficient available water for drought proofing, and apply a great deal of lime to replicate the European soil types. They need cold winter temperatures with a few frosts. Hot summer temperatures for initiating truffle formation. Free draining soils, suitable for altering with lime. Sufficient rainfall or irrigation water.

Eucalyptus - Rainbow Gum

$49.00

The unique multi-coloured bark is the most distinctive feature of the tree. Patches of outer bark are shed annually at different times, showing a bright green inner bark. This then darkens and matures to give blue, purple, orange and then maroon tones. This is a tall tropical tree to 60m native to the northern hemisphere. Very frost sensitive the Rainbow Gum is only suitable to large gardens or parks in the tropics or subtropics, it will prefer a site where the temperature does not dip below 15 degrees.

Sandalwood - Indian

$29.00 ($29.00-$99.00 choose a size)

Medium-sized hemiparasitic trees that attach themselves to the root system of nearby plants from which they extract water and minerals. Pinto Peanut and Acacia are suitable hosts as they are a legume and hence a natural nitrogen source. Keep Acacias pruned so they dont over take growth of Sandalwood. Used in the production of sandalwood oil, trees are harvested from 8 years and the entire tree is used for oil production including the roots and stump. The production of sandalwood in India and Nepal is strictly controlled by the government who owns all the trees, however illegal harvesting and smuggling is a problem due to the high value of sandalwood oil.

Bayberry - Black Carbon

$79.00

Selection of the Tiawanese Black Bayberry. The fruits are delicious and famous for their health giving properties.

Jambolan Plum

$34.00 ($19.75-$34.00 choose a size)

Frost sensitive when young but once established is hardy to most conditions. It can tolerate strong winds and can be used as a windbreak tree. It can also tolerate prolonged flooding and dry periods. It is limited to fruit production in tropical regions in elevations from sea level to 600m above sea level. Given such conditions it fruits prolifically. The fruit can be eaten fresh or used in making Pies, Sauces, Jams and Juices. While native to India, Burma and Ceylon, it is now widespread across much of Asia and is also very popular in much of South America. Carries many common names including Java plum, Portuguese plum, Malabar plum, Black plum, Purple plum, Damson plum and Indian blackberry. It is a fast growing very attractive tree highly esteemed by Buddhists throughout Asia and often planted near Hindu temples. Weed Warning: Jambolan plum is naturalized across Hawaii and has weed potential in subtropical and tropical regions in Australia, due to seed dispersal by birds.

Allspice

$34.95

Allspice takes its name from its aroma. The dried berries smell like a combination of spices, especially cinnamon, cloves, ginger and nutmeg. The evergreen tree that produces the allspice berries is indigenous to the rainforests of Central America.It is a member of the Myrtle family, growing as an attractive tree of dense foliage reaching 12m in tropical conditions. It produces small flowers followed by the hard woody reddish/brown berries. While male and female plants are required for pollination to set fruit, the tree is often grown for ornamental purposes and leaf harvest. Female trees are known to occasionally produce some male flowers, thereby setting fruit.Shade and regular water is required for young plants. Even though flowers contain both types of reproductive organs, most trees produce flowers with only one set of functional reproductive organs ("female flowers" produce infertile pollen and "male flowers" sterile eggs).

Pitangatuba

$29.90 ($29.90-$46.95 choose a size)

Similar to the Surinam cherry, but larger. The fruit have a delicious acidic sweet-sour flavour. It is very slow growing but can be quick to flower, 2-3 year old tree can flower when on 30cm tall, it grows 1-2m. It is very ornamental and very rare.

Lucs Garcinia - Limoncillo

$89.00

Native to Mexico, Mexican Achachairu or Luc's Garcinia as it is called produces bright yellow fruit which are single seeded, typically as large as tennis balls, and have both a better pulp ratio and elegant subacid flavour that is considered superior to that of its much celebrated and close relatives, achacha and mangosteen. Slow growing, attractive tree with a spreading form and large leafed foliage that is waxy and deep emerald green. Cold tolerance slightly better than that of Achacha. A very exciting offering that is sure to become a standout in the Australian exotic fruit market.

Plaited Plants - Malabar Chestnut

$79.00 ($79.00-$99.00 choose a size)

A striking indoor or outdoor plant to grow. Plaited plants give a sculptural effect in a display As the plait matures it will thicken and become more intriguing over time. If you are looking for unique plants then this is one to add to your collection.

Lychee - Lin San Sue

$69.00 ($69.00-$120.00 choose a size)

This attractive pink fruit has crisp, sweet flesh, ripening mid season. A new Australian cultivar, it has been selected to produce fruits with mostly small seeds.

Cardamom

$27.00 ($27.00-$39.00 choose a size)

A pungent, aromatic, herbaceous perennial. The green three sides seed pods are popular in Indian and Asian cooking and can be used whole or ground into a spice.The flowers are white to lilac or pale violet, produced in a loose spike 30 to 60 cm long.

Dwarf Jaboticaba - Scarlet

$39.00

Very sweet fruit with an excellent flavour are produced on a dwarf tree. Takes about 3 years to commence flowering and fruit and is suitable for pots where it is eye-catching and beautiful. Grows to about 2.5m.

Bullock's Heart - Pink

$79.00 ($29.00-$79.00 choose a size)

A distinctive heart shaped fruit of the Custard Apple family, with a rusty-brown skin. Flesh is a creamy flavour with a pink hued flesh. Well suited to subtropical growing.

Canistel - Kona

$99.00 ($99.00-$129.00 choose a size)

Not a true Lucuma, more closely related to Canistel. Green skin with bright yellow flesh. It is sweet and similar to a canistel but with a distinctive aftertaste. The fruits are round or oval and very popular in South America when they are dried and powdered. Kona has a dry flesh. They can be blended into a delicious milkshake tasting of rum and raisin and caramel.

Dwarf Fig Pingo De Mel

$35.00

Trial Product, Daley's is currently trialing this product, but we will not have them available for sale in the foreseeable future. If you are interested in this item please request the email notification from this page, but at this stage we cannot give you an estimated time of availability.Commonly grown in Portugal and Spain, Pingo de mel is a semi-dwarfing variety that bears heavy crops of medium sized, yellow-skinned figs of fine-grained amber flesh that is rich, thick and sweet. Translation from Spanish reads 'Drop of Honey'. Especially good for container growth. Daleys Exclusive

Pineapple - Red

$19.75

A highly ornamental pineapple with striking red fruits. The flesh is sweet and juicy, pink-yellow in colour. The fruit weigh about one kilo each. Plant has spines or sharp edges; use extreme caution when handling. Short lived small perennial. Evergreen sword-like grey green leaves with a red hue. Plants take 18 to 24 months from planting to fruit. Fruit should be picked when fully ripe and have developed full flavour and sweetness. Sweetness is enhanced by regular irrigation. Summer ripening. Ripeness can be assessed by tapping the fruit: ripe fruits have a dull, solid sound; unripe fruits have a hollow sound.

Fig - Picone Black

$39.00

A shiny, dark purple, skinned fig with very sweet flesh. Selected by a local fruit grow for the superb quality of the fruit. Sourced from Picone Exotic Orchards

Bael

$29.00

Trial Product, Daley's is currently trialling this product, but we will not have them available for sale in the foreseeable future. If you are interested in this item please request the email notification from this page, but at this stage we cannot give you an estimated time of availability.Bael fruits are large with a hard woody shell that must be cracked with a hammer. They take 11 months to ripen on the tree and grow to the size of a grapefruit or pummelo. The fibrous yellow pulp is very aromatic described as being sweet, aromatic and pleasant, although tangy and slightly astringent in some varieties, smelling of roses and tasting like marmalade, or part citrus, part tamarind. Fruits are eaten fresh or dried. This tree is considered sacred by Hindus and the fruits are used as food and in tradition medicine throughout its natural range in Asia. In India it has a reputation of being able to grow where other trees cannot. It is happy in a wide range of soil conditions, will tolerate periods of waterlogging and has an unusually wide tolerance to temperature, from -7C to 48C. It does require a pronounced dry season to set fruit.

Truffle - White - Hazelnut Halls Giant

$129.00 ($99.00-$129.00 choose a size)

The Bianchetto or little white truffle is from Tuscany. Truffles have a pungent aroma that can be loosely described as of fresh earth and sweet mushrooms. Throughout history people have constantly failed to adequately describe the aroma and flavour of a premium truffle, contributing to the mystique of this exotic fungi. Their taste can permeate and enhance many foods such as soups, dips and pate's, salads, sauces, dressings, omelettes and main meals. The irresistible allure of their unique aroma, flavour and taste accounts for their gourmet status, and demand by consumers, and makes them a highly valued ingredient. The host tree is the hazelnut, or Corylus avellana which produces the delicious nuts, they are inoculated with truffle mycorrhiza. In Europe, truffles thrive in nutrient poor, calcareous (lime) soils and a temperate climate. Therefore to establish a truffiare in Australia you will require an area with a similar climate, including rainfall & winter frosts, sufficient available water for drought proofing, and apply a great deal of lime to replicate the European soil types. They need cold winter temperatures with a few frosts. Hot summer temperatures for initiating truffle formation. Free draining soils, suitable for altering with lime. Sufficient rainfall or irrigation water.

Truffle - White - Hazelnut Ennis

$129.00 ($99.00-$129.00 choose a size)

The Bianchetto or little white truffle is from Tuscany. Truffles have a pungent aroma that can be loosely described as of fresh earth and sweet mushrooms. Throughout history people have constantly failed to adequately describe the aroma and flavour of a premium truffle, contributing to the mystique of this exotic fungi. Their taste can permeate and enhance many foods such as soups, dips and pate's, salads, sauces, dressings, omelettes and main meals. The irresistible allure of their unique aroma, flavour and taste accounts for their gourmet status, and demand by consumers, and makes them a highly valued ingredient. The host tree is the hazelnut, or Corylus avellana which produces the delicious nuts, they are inoculated with truffle mycorrhiza. In Europe, truffles thrive in nutrient poor, calcareous (lime) soils and a temperate climate. Therefore to establish a truffiare in Australia you will require an area with a similar climate, including rainfall & winter frosts, sufficient available water for drought proofing, and apply a great deal of lime to replicate the European soil types. They need cold winter temperatures with a few frosts. Hot summer temperatures for initiating truffle formation. Free draining soils, suitable for altering with lime. Sufficient rainfall or irrigation water.

Clove

$29.00

Trial Product, Daley's is currently trialling this product, but we will not have them available for sale in the foreseeable future. If you are interested in this item please request the email notification from this page, but at this stage we cannot give you an estimated time of availability. Clove is an aromatic spice that is derived from the dried flower buds of this ultra tropical tree.

Lychee - Shuang Balia

$79.00 ($79.00-$120.00 choose a size)

A new variety, An early season variety with deep red, colourful fruit. The tree is quick growing and produces fruits that are 30 gm in size.

Palm - Salak

$29.00 ($29.00-$39.00 choose a size)

Also called the snake fruit due to the beautiful pattern on the fruit, this is a tropical palm from Bali in Indonesia. The brittle thin skin is removed to reveal yellow/white flesh which has flavours reminiscent of Granny Smith apple, strawberry and pineapple. The small palm is very prickly, it has a tendency to blow over in strong tropical storms where it re-roots itself, so it can move from the place it was originally planted Suited to tropical areas only.

Marang

$46.95 ($29.00-$46.95 choose a size)

The Marang resembles both the jackfruit and the breadfruit in appearance. This stately tree is of South East Asian origin. Contrasting the marang's robust aroma, the fruit is succulent and mildly flavoured, regarded as superior to both jackfruit and chempedak. Less cold tolerant than the breadfruit it willgrow only in North QLD. Not suitable for temperate climates.

Dwarf Longan

$27.00

Trial Product, Daley's is currently trialing this product, but we will not have them available for sale in the foreseeable future. If you are interested in this item please request the email notification from this page, but at this stage we cannot give you an estimated time of availability.A rare and highly sought after compact growing selection of longan sourced from Malaysia. Well suited to smaller gardens.

Jaboticaba - Giant

$39.00 ($19.75-$39.00 choose a size)

The largest fruits of all our jaboticabas, this variety can produce golf ball sized fruits and is aptly named the Giant Jaboticaba. It is an ornamental evergreen tree from Brazil grown for it's unusual, sweet, black fruit which cover the inside trunk and branches. The branches weep gracefully and the tree grows at a good pace for a variety of Jaboticaba

Mushroom - Shiitake Grow Kit

$39.00

Edible mushroom native to East Asia, grown in conditions similar to their natural environment on either artificial substrate or hardwood logs, such as oak. Fresh or dried shiitake are used as an ingredient in many steamed and simmered dishes, they may be served fried or steamed. Aussie Mushrooms Grow Kit - 100% Australian Made Shiitake Lentinula edodes (High Yeild Strain) If your not ready to start your kit keep it in your fridge until you are ready (up to 2 months) Step 1, Cut the top off the bag and fill with Cold Water until the Block is submerged let the Log soak in the water for 12 hours, (put something heavy on the Log so its submerged in the water) Step 2, put a Brick in a large bucket or container and some water in the Bottom no more than Half way up the brick, Sit your log on the Brick out of the water as pictured below, and cover the top of the Bucket with some plastic leave a small gap for air exchange (approx 20%) Mist with water 2 times per day, Keep the walls of your bucket wet and your log moist, when the mushrooms start to form do not spray the mushrooms directly. When your mushrooms are grown, Cut them off as close to the block as possible. Allow your block to rest for 10 days and repeat the process, You should get 3-4 flushes of mushrooms You do not need to eat your mushrooms all at once, They will keep in the fridge for 2 weeks in a paper bag. You should get around 500Grams from your first flush. When you harvest pick the large mushrooms leave the small ones until they are fully grown.Ideal Fruiting Temperature between 16-18C. Through summer, gardeners create shaded, moist, cool microclimates like the bucket described above.

Breadfruit

$24.90

Trial Product, Daley's is currently trialling this product, but we will not have them available for sale in the foreseeable future. If you are interested in this item please request the email notification from this page, but at this stage we cannot give you an estimated time of availability.Origins in SE Asia but now widespread across the Pacific Islands as a staple food. The flesh of this large green fruit is used in the same way as potato. Stores well when dried or frozen. The tree reaches 20m, requiring hot tropical areas. Not suitable for temperate climates.

Guava - Starlings White

$27.00 ($27.00-$49.00 choose a size)

A firm guava with crisp, clean white flesh that if not cross pollinated will produce fruit with less seeds that can be eaten fresh out of hand like an apple. Cross pollinated fruit will produce extremely small central cavities dotted sparsely with seeds. Fruits are large and heart shaped, green skinned and highly aromatic. Superior flavour to that of Thai varieties. A must have for those who tend to avoid guavas owing to high seed content.The foliage is delicate on young trees, and our potted plants are known for their older leaves to turn yellow and drop during transport to conserve energy. This is not a problem long term. With care and acclimatisation they will bounce back

Pulasan

$39.00

Trial Product, Daley's is currently trialing this product, but we will not have them available for sale in the foreseeable future. If you are interested in this item please request the email notification from this page, but at this stage we cannot give you an estimated time of availability.Similar to a rambutan to which it is closely related but the fruits are sweeter that the rambutan or lychee. The raw seeds are also edible and taste a little like an almond. Ultra tropical.

Wood Apple

$34.90 ($19.75-$34.90 choose a size)

A large tree with long leaves, a hard berry fruit and an inner sticky brown pulp. Though the rind of the wood apple fruit is so hard that it has to be cracked with a hammer, the sticky pulp is edible and used to make syrups, drinks, jelly, and jams. Other useful parts of the plant are the roots, fruits, and leaves of this tree that are used for medicinal purposes. Wood apple fruit can be eaten plain or made into jams and sweets. In Indonesia, wood apple is mixed with honey and eaten for breakfast. In Thailand, they eat the leaves in salads while in India the pulp is used in savory chutneys.

Red Ilama

$79.00

A sweet and fragrant fruit from the Custard Apple family. Colour varies from white, to pink to red, with hints of strawberry flavour and a creamy flesh. Redder fruits are more tangy. Trees prefer a hot tropical climate, with a distinct dry season. Originating in Central America, temperatures close to zero are not tolerated well by the tree. The colour of the skin also varies from green through to purplish. Scratch the bark of a limb and the colour will hint at the colour of the flesh - green and the flesh will be white, red and the flesh will be pink. Trees are a manageable size and could be pruned to 3-4m. Fruits are best left until they begin to crack open, but they can be picked a little earlier and held up to 3 days to soften. They will not ripen if harvested too early

Maprang, Plum Mango

$29.00

A large tree to 18 m tall with a dense crown and straight trunk. The small cream flowers are followered by the elongated 10 cm long yellow fruits. The edible skin surrounds the sweet or sour orange to red flesh.Uses: Maprang fruits, especially the sweet varieties, are consumed fresh or eaten cooked in syrup. Entire immature fruits are chopped and used as an ingredient in the spicy condiment sambal, and are pickled to prepare asinan. Young leaves are also consumed in salads and eaten with sambal.

Wasabi - Mazuma

$24.00 ($19.75-$24.00 choose a size)

Extremely strong pungency that is akin to hot mustard, wasabi produces vapours that stimulate the nasal passages more than the tongue. Generally used as a sauce that makes sushi or other foods more flavourful by adding spice. Use the stem sparingly and finely grated. Grows naturally along stream beds in cool mountain rivers valleys of Japan. Challenging to grow in Australia. Requires cool, moist, shaded conditions to thrive. It takes about 18 month - 2 years for plants to mature, in the meantime use the leaves and the leaf stems in salads, curries and pickled accompaniments.

Sugar Apple Big Eyes

$27.00

This seed grown Sugar apple is unique in producing giant sized fruit with large fruit carpels on the skin resembling eyes, hence the name Big Eyes. A tropical Custard Apple it has delicious sweet creamy flesh when ripe. The foliage is delicate on young trees, and our potted plants are known for their older leaves to turn yellow and drop during transport to conserve energy. This is not a problem long term. With care and acclimatisation they will bounce back

Palm - Acai

$19.75 ($19.75-$24.75 choose a size)

Promising late variety with large elongated fruit. Acai (pronounced Assai) have brightly coloured skin of purple and red. The flesh is smooth and almost fibreless. Very sweet and good quality, high in calcium and iron. Produces well and is fairly consistent.

Dragon Fruit - Frankies Red Dwarf

$27.00

These strongly scented, trumpet like flowers are freely produced in late summer followed by fruit in 4-8 weeks. Orange-red skin with vibrant pink-red flesh. The best flavoured pitaya, but very thorny.

Langsat

$29.00

Meduim sized tree 10 - 15m. Fruits have thick yellow leathery skin surrounding sweet, slightly acidic flesh, the flavour has been compared to grapes or sweet grapefruit.Very tropical, not suited to areas with cool subtropical winters or temperate regions.

Dwarf Papaya Torpedo

$17.75

Discontinued line. Looking for a reliable supplier of seed. Heirloom Thai variety which will begin to yield from as little as 4 feet in height and will continue to crop abundantly even when pruned to shorter statures. Fruits, which are long and pink fleshed, can reach lengths of up to 55cm. Very prolific and reliable producer of firm and sweet papaya of unsurpassed quality. Popular Thai Papaya called Khak-dam in Thailand. Red fleshed with characteristic Torpedo shape

African Breadfruit

$24.90

Young fruits are cooked as a vegetable. The seeds from the mature fruit are ground into a meal known as breadfruit flour which can be made into bread, pasta and snacks. Dried seeds can be fried or roasted and eaten as a snack. The tree thrives in tropical and subtropical climates and is fast growing and much hardier than the breadfruit. The wood is used for furniture, firewood and can be processed into paper. It is native to riverbanks and waterways so can be used for erosion control and as a source of mulch. The sap of the male tree is caustic and toxic

Mountain Pepper- Female

$19.75

Trial Product, Daley's is currently trialling this product, but we will not have them available for sale in the foreseeable future. If you are interested in this item please request the email notification from this page, but at this stage we cannot give you an estimated time of availability.Attractive aromatic shrub growing 2- 5 m high, it has attractive red stems. Plants are either male or female with the small black berries ripening on the female plants in the autumn. The leaf and berry are both dried and used as a spice. The berries are sweet first at first with a peppery aftertaste. Native to rainforest gullies from Tasmania north to the Barrington Tops where it prefers a cool climate.

Chilli - Ghost Pepper

$17.75 ($4.90-$17.75 choose a size)

Native to Assam in India, the Ghost Pepper held the Guinness world record for the hottest chilli in 2007. Also known as Bhut Jolokia, the word Bhut, means ghost, because of the way the heat sneaks up on those who eat it, is the name given to this chilli from the Bhutias people. The heat is extreme, rated as 14/10 so take care when handing the fruit. This chilli is a must have for those who love chilli and hot, spicy food.

Bakupari

$49.00 ($24.75-$49.00 choose a size)

Thick, orange coloured skin that is easily broken to reveal the white, sweet/sour, aromatic pulp that surrounds one to three seeds. Grows best in fertile soil with abundant moisture and will take 7-10 years to commence fruiting. Best enjoyed fresh or can be used in juices and jellies. The tree with its glossy green leaves and symmetrical shape is also a beautiful ornamental tree.

Red Mombin

$29.00 ($29.00-$79.00 choose a size)

One of the most popular small fruits of the American tropics, the Red Mombin - Spondias purpurea.The Red Mombin may be a shrub or low-branched small tree 8m in height. The branches are thick and brittle. The tiny, 4- to 5-petalled flowers are red or purple and borne in short, hairy panicles along the branches before the leaves appear which are a beautiful bright-red or purple when young. The fruits are plum-like, borne singly or in groups of 2 or 3,varying in colour from purple to bright-red, even yellow sometimes. They vary in shape and size from 2-5cm. The skin is glossy and firm; the flesh aromatic, yellow, fibrous, very juicy, with a rich, plum-like, subacid to acid flavor. Best eaten fresh for a light refreshing snack, but can also be made into jams, chutney, stewed, boiled or dried.

Dragon Fruit - Sugar Dragon

$27.00 ($27.00-$29.00 choose a size)

Small, duck egg sized fruit, purple flesh and brilliant flavour. Heavy flowering vine that is self fertile. Produces abundant pollen for pollinating other varieties.

African Nutmeg

$29.00

Valued for the aromatic seed, resembling the spice nutmeg when ground to a powder. The fruit can reach up to 20cm x 15cm and the white pulp has a sweet scent. The tree is ornamental with large, orchid-like, scented flowers. It originates in Tropical Africa in the west and east of the continent. It is dry-season deciduous but in leaf has a lush crown, growing from 10-35m in height and a large trunk diameter. In the tropics in can be found at elevation so could be worth trialling in the sub-tropics as long as it is protected from frost. Pollination is aided by native insects so in Australia hand-pollination may be needed. Trial Product Only not yet available for sale

Torch Ginger - James Pink

$49.00

Pink Waratah-like flowers are fresh and zesty tasting with a ginger-like flavour, a favourite in SE Asian cooking. Plants produce large flower spikes in summer and are a stunning addition to gardens, both tropical and subtropical. A very large ginger that in optimum conditions can reach 2-5m in height. Likes part shade and a rich, well drained soil. Fertilise and keep moist for great blooms. The entire plant is edible, including seeds, flowers and leaves.

Pedalai

$49.00

Similar to the marang, the pulp is very tasty, without the strong aroma of the marang. The seeds are also edible and consumed like peanuts. The fruit is hairy and looks like a giant rambutan, orange and hairy. The pulp is white and very sweet. Some say the the Pedalai is the tastiest of all the Artocarpus. Strictly tropical, requires are wet, humid climate.