A precocious and heavy cropping variety in subtropical areas. Good quality medium to large oval nuts with a thin shell. A vigorous tree with an upright habit that makes an excellent backyard tree. Suited to high density plantings.
Large nuts similar to Mahan. Thin shell of attractive appearance. Kernel can exceed 60% of weight of the entire nut. Separates easily from shell; high quality, matures early. Vigorous and hardy tree, prolific bearer.
This guava, native to Brazil, is a hardy shrub or small tree. It has a smooth trunk and dark green, shiny, egg-shaped aromatic leaves. Strawberry guava flowers are white with numerous stamens and red fruits which are about the size of a golf ball. The flesh is sweet and strawberry flavoured. Frost hardy.
This is a white fleshed freestone variety is ideally suited to the subtropics. The compact size of this variety makes it ideal for the back yards or as a potted specimen. Seed grown and will bear in 2 years. Very attractive pink blossoms
A precocious producer of large (50 to 60 per lb), thin shelled nuts of high quality. This new cultivar is thought to have a high yield potential, and early nut maturity should contribute to regular bearing capability
A - SP - Proven variety that produces a large nut with a thick shell. The meaty kernel is of very good quality. Light producer in early years with good production by year 12 when it crops prolifically and consistently.
One of the most prolific varieties known. Suited to high density planting. Medium sized nut. Very easily shelled and precocious variety that crops well without cross pollination. Ideal back yard variety.
One of the most highly valued pomegranates in the world, thanks to its extraordinary flavour and high antioxidant, vitamin and mineral content. Elche comes from the Spanish city of the same name. Elche Pomegranates have to be picked at just the right time: Not too early because, once picked, pomegranates halt the ripening process immediately, and also not too late because they are then at risk of bursting.
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.
A small, green to purple skinned fruit similar to kiwifruit. Often sweeter than the kiwifruit, hardy kiwifruit can be eaten whole and need not be peeled. The skin is smooth and leathery providing a deceiving contrast to the fuzzy, brown exterior of its larger sibling fruits. Plant 3 or more to increase your chances of getting both male and female plants for pollination.
The best Japanese variety so far, it has deep orange flesh, high flesh/seed ratio and very sweet flavour. Earliest variety to ripen. Thinning fruit will enhance fruit size. The Nagasakiwase often has 2 crops a year in the subtropics. The first crop in April / May then again in August. We have found by cincturing in summer, the August crop has a much larger crop and better fruit size.
Juicy, tart, wine-red to almost black fruit with a dust-like coating and distinctive aroma. They are delicious eaten fresh or are used in pies & jams. One of the better performing trailing berries in the subtropics. Thorny
A selection of Sunshine Special that produce an abundance of purple fruit. Suitable for planting in cold climates but thrives in warm areas. Best grown in a sunny, well drained position with adequate support. This cutting grown selection will not produce suckers. keep moist. Fertilize in the spring with a potassium rich fertilizer as the flowers appear. Prune the side shoots until the main stem reaches 1.5 m. Prune to size in autumn and fertilize with a complete fertilizer.
Seed selected from a very sweet yellow fruited variety. We have found these seedlings to flower within 3 years from seed and exhibit low chilling requirements They will not come true to type but may be worth experimenting with to see if you can come up with your own special selection. Remember they are dioecious and hence seedlings may be male or female. They also make an excellent rootstock for grafting Kiwifruit varieties onto.
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.
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.
An attractive large pine tree that bears cones of edible nuts considered a delicacy. Trees can be expected to start producing cones from about year 6. Each cone holds about 50 nuts and 100 kg of cones holds about 20 kg of nuts. Grows best in dry cold areas.
A moderately upright tree which is vigorous and bears at an early age.Precocious and prolific.The nuts are large, have purplish black stripes and splotches on clear, brown shells. They are moderately elongated. Ripens in mid-season
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.
The Butia or Jelly palm yields a host of edible and useful products. They have large stalks of golden fruit in clusters. The fruit is green before it ripens, then turns golden, sometimes having a reddish tinge when ready to eat. Soft, tasty flesh surrounds a hard seed that looks like a miniature coconut. Simply peel the flesh away and eat it, prepare a soft puree, or use Butia Palm fruit in jelly. The taste is delicious and starts out like apple and transforms into tropical like flavours similar to an apricot/banana mix. Although delicious when eaten fresh they are most often preserved due t
This is the mildest and probably the sweetest guava of all. Fruits are 3cm in diameter yellow skinned with a sweet, aromatic, creamy flesh and numerous small seeds. Begins bearing when less than 1 meter high. Prolific bearer.
A large, deep purple-red fruit. Flesh is deep crimson in colour, juicy and of a delicious vinous flavour. Seeds not very hard. Good for juicing and eating out of hand. Plant is vigorous and productive. Best commercial variety in California.
This is a self fertile cultivar from New Zealand. It a small productive, vigorous tree growing to about 2.5m making it ideal for smaller back yards. Flesh is smooth and of good flavour, fruits are early to ripen. Performs well in cooler areas.
The Goji Berry is native to the Himalayas and inner Mongolia where it has been used for thousands of years as food and for its health benefiting properties. The fruit are very high in antioxidants and vitamin C. They have a sweet and juicy taste comparable to cranberries or plums. The Goji Berry is a sprawling shrubby vine that lives for 5-8 years. The fruits are small and shiny red with oval berries about 1cm long with lots of small edible seeds in the center. Plants prefer a sheltered sunny spot with good drainage and a trellis wall or structure to climb up and scramble over. Plants respond
Round, medium to large, yellow fruit. Crisp creamy white flesh; mild, sweet flavour. Tastes best when tree ripened. Hangs on the tree in good condition for 4 - 6 weeks. Vigorous and spreading. Self-pollinating with a lower chill requirement than most.
Australian selection from Victoria, excellent size up to 200gm. Very pleasant non-gritty flavour. Has proven to be a good commercial variety. Feijoas are highly ornamental with beautiful red flowers followed by delicious autumn fruit.
Noted because the fruit has a powdery blush and is medium in size. It is one of the toughest blueberry varieties with a harvest later in the season. A bigger harvest can be achieved by mixing with other rabbiteyes such as the tifblue or others will suit. A great selection for QLD and northern NSW as they don't need many chill hours for the fruit to set. Often the white flowers have a flush of pink. Grows well in pots and has thick enough foliage to be used as a hedge in summer but lets the light through in winter.
An astringent persimmon with medium sized fruits. Excellent back yard tree, it is precocious and is delicious eaten fresh when fully ripe. The tree has particularly beautiful autumn colours in its foliage before the leaves drop for winter.
A delicious juicy blood plum with pale skin and deep blood red flesh. They have a sensational flavour with a smooth, soft texture and lots of juice. The Dorrigo Blood is a superb choice for cooler climates although they will crop in the subtropics. Cross pollinate with a Satsuma.
The pawpaw is the only temperate member of the tropical Annonaceae family. It is a small, deciduous tree that may attain 5 to 10 m in height. In the forest understory, 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 color during the fall. Flowers emerge before leaves in mid spring. The blossoms occur singly on previous year's
An excellent ornamental shrub that produces a spectacular display of deep rose-pink or mauve flowers. Appearing throughout spring the flowers are followed by small round purple berries that have few seeds. The sweet berries are delicious eaten fresh or in Jams. They are similar in taste to blueberries and raspberries but they have thicker, richer juice. The bush is very frost hardy and will fruit as far south as Melbourne. It is often seen grown as a highly decorative hedge. Interestingly the shrub is also adapted to fire and will re-shoot vigorously if it is burnt. Weed Warning: Ceylon Hill
A fast growing tree that produces small raisin like fruit from the trunk. The Raisin Tree is deciduous and can grow to a height of 21m but is more commonly around 9m with a single trunk and a rounded head. They have large, glossy, green, cordate leaves which can be rather limp. The flowers are small but are clustered together in great masses and are cream in colour.
These bushes produce masses of berries, high in Vitamin C. Ideal fruit for making jams, juice and even liqueur. Highly frost tolerant requires an area where winters are cold. Plant into rich moist free draining soil in a site protected from strong hot winds. Full sun or a site that gets late afternoon shade. Tolerant of heavy wet soils.
Thornless mildew resistant Gooseberry, red sweet fruit when fully ripe. Requires cold winters and a moist partial shaded area rich in organic matter. Small deciduous bush producing many green gooseberry fruit in Summer.
Cross between the blackberry and the red raspberry. The long cylindrical berry is a delightful dusky purple-red when ripe. The aromatic fruit becomes sweeter when sunripened and is delicious eaten fresh or used in preserves and desserts. Thorny.
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
Considered by many the finest of Fig Varieties, Violette De Bordeaux sets the standard for closed-eye, mission type figs. Deep Aubergine skin conceals a vibrant red strawberry pulp that is superb and rich with complex flavors, notably that of maple sugar. Fruits are medium to large sized and suitable for both fresh and drying. A hardy cultivar that is naturally semi-dwarfing and drought tolerant, Violette de Bordeaux is an excellent choice for those with space and water restrictions.
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.
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.
Fruit is round but flattened on the bottom and 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)
Related to the Chinese Gooseberry it differs in fruit and hardiness. The fruit are generally green, fuzzless, and the size of grapes. Cut open, they look much like regular kiwifruit with its small black seeds. Also known as the Hardy Kiwi.
Thornless Ever-bearing type with absolutely no prickles and excellent flavoured fruit of good size. Crops on the new growth, fruiting from late summer onwards. Prune each winter by removing all canes. Grows to around 1.2 metres.
Medium vigour tree with a spreading and dense canopy, coming into production early. In Australia it has started to bear heavy commercial crops before most other varieties. It shows constant and high productivity and is very hardy. The Picual variety represents about 90% of the olive trees planted in the Jaen region of Spain , the largest olive growing area in the world. Largely self- fertile but can benefit from cross-pollination. Cross-pollinates with Arbequina and Barnea. Medium sized fruit (3-4g). High yields. High oil content. Ripens Mid/late season. Performs well across a wide range of
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. Partially self fertile but benefits from pollination with other plums and apricots the Santa Rosa is a good choice or any of the Japanese plums.
A probable Reticulata hybrid, Rosa produces exceptionally creamy, gigantic fruits which bear the fine flesh qualities of Cherimoya whilst also being larger than not only those of all other varieties in its class, but also that of sugar apples, including African Pride. Fruits are ovoid, heart shaped and have slightly reticulated skins. Thought to be of Spanish Origin.
*Prefers a male Chieftain kiwi fruit for pollination.In Production
Passionfruit - Misty Gem
Known to be the tastiest of all the Passionfruit varieties, the pulp varies in colour from bright yellow to pumpkin colour and has many small, hard, black, seeds. The flavour is refreshing, guava-like and tangy. Eaten by spooning directly from the shell, the pulp can be used on Pavlovas, cheesecakes, fruit flans and icings. Only available to commercial growers. "This variety is owned by APIA and cannot be propagated without permission"