An attractive fern-like perennial that can produce fresh tasty spears for over 20 years if the beds are well-maintained. Valuable investment in the long term vegetable garden. Plant these established crowns into rich well drained soil in your garden and you will be rewarded with delicious fresh asparagus spears every spring.
Crimson seedless grapes have elongated pinkish-red fruits with crisp firm skin and juicy pulp. The flavour is sweetly-tart and almost spicy. Delicious eaten fresh as a healthy snack or in fruit salads and cheese platters.
A delicious seedless grape with a distinctive sweet floral aroma and refreshing mild taste. These clusters make the perfect healthy snack or delicious addition to your next cheese plate. Great choice for drying into honey sweet raisins.
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.
The world's largest seedless black grape variety to be known as Black Opal seedless is reported to have been developed by the Division of Horticultural Research of CSIRO, Australia. This new variety produces berries of 21.5 mm. Diameter with pleasant sweet taste. This variety has shown resistance to Downy Mildew. Black Opal Seedless is a cross between California Black Rose and Ruby Seedless. It can be dried into an attractive raisin.
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 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.
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 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 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.
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.
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%
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 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, hard and unpalatable to eat raw. 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. Smyrna - A
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
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.
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.
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 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!
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.
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 moist unti
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.
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.
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.
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
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. Requires a cold winter as it is high chill.
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.
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.
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 again after ne
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
Mariposa - Mid-season. A popular blood plum with large, heart shaped fruit. Excellent sweet flavour and very dark red, juicy flesh. Sweeter, larger and softer than 'Satsuma'. Used for fresh fruit, juice, jam and stewing. Suitable for small to medium gardens. Flavor Supreme - Mid-season. 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. Flesh is pinkish-red and as fruit matures deepens to a darker red.
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.
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.
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.
Tasty Zee Late-season maturity. 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. Double Jewel Mid-season maturity. The attractive bright pink double blossom and the pleasant tasting quality fruit makes Double Jewel an excellent choice for the home garden. Yellow flesh, medium textured and juicy. Freestone.
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.
A cherry plum cross with attractive smooth red skin. The flesh is golden-yellow in colour and very juicy when mature. Firm texture with a small seed. The flavour is excellent and well balanced between the plum and cherry parentage. Pollination is currently under evaluation but it will cross well with mid to season plums.
A specially selected, budded cultivar. Produces large brown nuts with a predominant stripe. Excellent quality nut for roasting. In addition to their nuts, Chestnuts are valuable as ornamental trees for larger gardens. Prefers well drained, acid soils. Mid-season maturity.
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'.
Nijisseiki Mid season maturity. A heavy bearing spreading variety. Medium sized round fruit of excellent eating quality with yellowish green clear skin and moderate sugar content. Shinsui Early season maturity. Russetted golden brown, excellent eating quality, crisp slightly gritty, high sugar and acid.
An Australian plum variety. Medium size vigorous tree which produces large 63-70mm fruit. Having a great shelf life and storage capability Amber Jewel matures one month after Santa Rosa with a sweet, unique flavour and meaty crisp texture. Trees are partially self fertile Santa Rosa is a compatible pollinators.