Pinot noir grapes are almost black when ripe and are best known for the wine variety of the same name. This grape is best suited to cooler, drier climates, producing a light-bodied wine. It has been grown for wine making since the Middle Ages.
A small deciduous shrub whose berries are used to make elderberry wine. Elderberry plants are also grown as ornamental plants in the garden and are frost tolerant. Full sun and a well drained humus rich soil will provide the best results. A deciduous suckering shrub growing 3m or more. The berries and flowers are edible, but other parts of the plant are poisonous, containing toxic calcium oxalate crystals.
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.
Possibly the whitest flowering blossom tree. Flowering cherries are not just beautiful from a distance, each flower is a work of art - naturally beautiful. The Japanese have a festival celebrating the cherry blossom. Spreading tree to 10m wide, 5 m high. Foliage has lovely orange tones in the winter. Suitable for cooler climates only.
A small to medium sized tree with a spreading habit. The large double flowers start as bright pink buds, as the buds open the outer petals become a soft pink and the centers white. These beautiful blooms are produced in abundance. Attractive autumn foliage. Suitable for cooler climates only
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.
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.
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.
An excellent, sweet, white-fleshed cherry with very good flavour. A new blush-style cherry, recently released to Australia. Medium fruit size. Upright tree habit. Early to mid season, it benefits from being planted with Stella or Lapins.
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
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.
Multi-graft 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. Crimson Crisp is an easy care apple. This gorgeous, apple makes excellent eating. Flesh is creamy-white, moderately firm and with a mild flavour. Bred for resistance to apple scab, making it low maintenance and just right for home gardeners. Pixie Crunch is a bright, crisp and tasty apple is a delight to eat, and has the advantage of being bred for resistance to apple scab, making it low maintenance, just right for home gardeners. Williams Pride is an attractive, early season apple with excellent size. Has the added advantages of having good fruit quality, resistance to apple scab and powdery mildew. Medium to large fruit with red striped skin over pale green. All three varieties are grafted on to the one tree. High chill varieties suited to cooler areas.
The first true Necta-Plum released by Zaiger hybrids. Very sweet, with a indescribably rich taste and aroma, fully ripe fruit is unparalleled in flavour. A nectarine cross plum with an excellent blend of flavour between the sweet nectarine and the tanginess of the plum. It is a gorgeous tree, with deep red leaves in the spring that gradually become a dark green by mid-summer. Relatively Low chill 300
This new low-chill multi grafted Cherry has 2 varieties ( Minnie Royal and Royal Lee ) grafted onto the same plant. Ideal for limited space and both varieties can cross pollinate each other. These 2 new Low Chill Cherry varieties should make it possible to grow Cherries alongside subtropical fruits in warmer climates with only 400 chill hours. According to Tom Spellman from Dave Wilsons Nursery in California these 2 cherry selections have proven to be winners. "Southwestern fruit gardeners can finally celebrate the introductions of two new very-low-chill sweet cherries. Minnie Royal and its companion Royal Lee have proven themselves to be low chill adaptable. In fact, they may not require any chill at all. Minnie Royal is a medium to large size red cherry with a firm texture and superior flavour. Fruit begins to ripen in early November and holds well on the tree into December. The tree is very productive and sets heavy crops in southern California. We estimate the chill requirement at 200 to 300 hours, but some have produced with less than 100 hours. A Zaiger introduction, pollinated by Royal Lee."
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.
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 Delicious is mid-season. Pink Lady - Cripps Pink is late season.
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.
Moorpark, mid- to late season maturity. One of the most popular home garden apricots because of its rich flavour. Excellent for fresh fruit, jam, drying, stewing and juice. Trevatt, early to mid-season maturity. A very popular, excellent quality apricot. Pale apricot skin colour. Flesh is orange in colour, firm and juicy with good flavour. Heavy bearer. Tends to be biennial if allowed to over crop and thinning is necessary when crop is large.
Peach - Okee Dokee, Orcino - Exciting new flat style peach with yellow flesh and excellent flavour. As with all peaches, they are easy to grow. Nectarine - Okee Dokee, Mesembrine - Exciting new flat style nectarine with juicy yellow flesh and excellent flavour. As with all nectarines, they are easy to grow. Flat peaches and nectarines will pack into the lunchbox no worries ! The kids will love them !
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 such as the mariposa, santa rosa or satsuma.
This newly released self-fertile, yellow fleshed plum is exceptionally sweet and juicy. Distinctive elongated-heart shape. Reported to be self-fertile. Mid-season bloom. Generally crops well. Recommended by Flemings Nursery, Pick of the Crop.
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 small cocktail Pear, very sweet fruit, with green skin and attractive blush. Best eaten fresh, used on cheese platters and in childrens lunch boxes. 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 new growth appears. Prune tree when planting to encourage new growth. Pollinate with a Packhams Triumph. Matures, late February, early March (Mid Season)
Brings the flavours of a plum and an apricot together in one delightful new fruit. This is a prolific cropping variety that fruits from early to mid-summer. Red to deep plum coloured skin with mulberry red flesh. Suitable to cool temperate areas. Suggested pollinator - Mariposa
Bright, shiny, vibrant red apple with deep-pink coloured flesh inside. When left on the tree to ripen they develop a sweet, berry flavour. All parts of the tree including flowers, branches and fruit have red-purple colouring. Growing to a height of 2-3 metres with a spread of 2-3 metres, so it is good for backyards.
Juicy, tart, with bright red to almost black fruit with a dust-like coating and distinctive aroma. They are delicious eaten fresh or are used in pies and jams. One of the better performing trailing berries in the subtropics. Thorny
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 medium sized deciduous tree to 15-25 meters. The bark of this ornamental tree is white with black markings. Silver birch prefers a cool winter and warm summer and it is tolerant of poor soils. Widely planted in parks and gardens where it it grown for its beautiful white bark and gracefully drooping shoots. Silver birch wood can make excellent timber for carving kitchen utensils such as wooden spoons and spatulas: its very mild, sweet flavour does not contaminate food, and it has an attractive pale colour. Bark can be heated and the resin collected; the resin is an excellent water proof glue and firestarter.
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.
A small, dense tree with excellent year-round colour. Magnificent bronze-purple foliage is combined with a good shape and a useful size to make an attractive specimen tree for a protected area in the landscape. Should not be planted in exposed areas where hot summer winds may stress the tree. Leaves may suffer scorch in very hot sun.
Attractive red skinned flesh with yellow background. Mid season, early flowering variety requiring only a medium chill. Unlike the common green skinned varieties where the skin becomes very thin and hard to differentiate when biting into it. The Corella variety when ripe still has the sweet soft flesh but the skin remains hard and crunchy and it makes for a satisfying mouth feel with the crunchy tasty skin contrasting the very juicy sweet flesh. Moderate juice and the fruit is small to medium sized fruit.Pollinators, Williams, Buerre Bosc, Ya li
Considered to be the most beautiful selection of Canadian Maple. Displays brilliant red autumn colours and has a neat, upright growth habit making it an excellent choice for small gardens, avenues and street planting.
The flavour of the arils of this variety is something else. Gulosha azerbaijani produces medium to large sized, slightly elongated fruit with a pinkish hue, but the internal arils surrounding the seed are deep red, large and very juicy.
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.
A large, deep purple-red fruit. Flesh is deep crimson in colour, very sweet, 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.
A showy, narrow-growing small tree with masses of intense pink flowers in summer, highly ornamental bark and very good autumn colour. This is an adaptable and disease resistant plant suitable for a range of situations.
This small to medium sized tree has dark green foliage that turns reddish-orange in autumn. New growth is red tinged. The bark is attractive and the beautiful dark pink flowers appear in late summer to early autumn. Suitable as a feature tree in gardens and parks. An excellent screening or street tree. Prefers an open sunny position with well drained soil. This cultivar has been bred to resist powdery mildew.
Near-black foliage emerges in early spring, followed by masses of pink blooms from summer until first frost. The tree is compact at around 3m, or less if pruned, so would make a stunning hedge. Lagerstroemia Crepe Myrtle are low maintenance, drought tolerant trees and they make a wonderful addition to any garden