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 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
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 respon
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.
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
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.
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 sun-ripened 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)
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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"
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.
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.
Jumbo Nut, high yielding. Preferred variety for all markets. It requires cross pollination with the Halls Giant. The tree is moderately vigorous and has few suckers and is an abundant cropper. The shell is moderately firm and light brown with pronounced darker-colored stripes. Nuts are large and attractive, averaging 4.2 g, and have a kernel percentage of 48%.
Halls Giant is the main pollinator for Ennis. It does not produce a big crop of nuts but it does shed large amounts of pollen late in the season. Every planting of hazelnuts should contain at least 20% pollinators.
A Fleming's quality introduction Produces firm, large, crimson red, heart shaped fruit with an excellent sweet flavour. Precocious and heavy bearing. An excellent choice for the home orchard. Used for fresh fruit, jam and preserving. Mid- to late season maturity. Suitable for small to medium gardens.
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
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.
Green Gage 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. Mid-season blooming. Forms relatively small tree. High chill.
A Fleming's quality introduction. Pluot; '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. Pluot 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.
This Rabbiteye variety was introduced in Georgia in 1955 and was for many years the standard by which all other rabbiteye varieties were judged. The fruit is firm and light blue, and has a good flavour when fully ripe. The fruit is in loose clusters, is firm and has a dry stem scar, making it suitable for mechanical harvesting. The fruiting period is as for powderblue and the bush is very productive and vigorous, for many years.
Bears large, deep red, flavourful fruits in mid- to late summer. Raspberries are biennials that perform best in full sun with plenty of water and a good fertilizing when blooms begin. They are generally thorny, although some cultivars are thornless.
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.
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.
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 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.
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 Ya Li 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. They are best suited to climate with hot, dry summers, they are not well suited to humid coastal climates.
White oval, seedless sultana type grape, tastes absolutely beautiful. Prefers hot dry growing conditions. Will be available as well established Bare root plants in winter. Wholesale pricing applies to quantity orders.
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 and is self fertile.
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 'Moorpark' strain, but matures about three weeks earlier.
Slightly more sour than its relative the blackcurrant, and is cultivated mainly for jams and cooked dishes. Currants require a cold winter and can be grown in areas that may be too wet and shady for other fruit.
A juicy apple with a mild sweet flavour and crisp, creamy yellow flesh. Excellent for eating fresh, cutting into salads or adding to the kids lunch box. They are a thin skinned apple. A high chill variety for cooler regions.
Medium to large size for low chill season. Ovate in shape, with a distinctive tip. Can have a slightly raised suture. Skin has a red blush where exposed, over a yellow ground colour. Can be slightly waxy. Can have some sugar spotting depending on weather conditions and region grown. Flesh is yellow, firm and melting. Freestone.
Maturity: Ripens about 100 days after bloom. Matures mid-to late in the low chill season. Harvest season in northern NSW is about third week in November.
Climate: Best in warm temperate.
Comments: Good flavour and firmness for a low chill
An attractive fruit with yellow skin streaked with red. Fruits are large and juicy with delicious sweet white flesh. They are a high chill variety suited to cooler regions where they are early to fruit.