This was the first Australian native food plant to be grown by non-indigenous Australians as a commercial crop. Seedlings from the original plantation near Alstonville were used as rootstock for grafted modern varieties well into the 20th Century. Since the clearing of the Big Scrub the genetic diversity of this valuable nut species has been reduced significantly. Very hardy and easily grown along most of Australia's east coast and even down into Victoria.
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 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.
Sweet aromatic apple with yellow fruit and a delightful pink blush and firm white flesh. Low chill requirement allows it to be grown in subtropical climates. Grafted on a dwarfing rootstock they are ideal for backyard plantings.
Delicious crunchy apples similar to their cold climate cousins, Red Delicious, but only require a low amount of chill. On a dwarf rootstock they are ideal for backyard plantings and container specimens.
This mulberry has a very low chill factor making it ideal for our subtropical climate. Pruning after fruiting allows it to be kept under 3mtrs, and also encourages multiply cropping throughout the summer. It is best to pick the fruit when ripe, as it doesn't ripen further off the tree. A benefit of a mulberry tree is that the fruit ripens over an extended period of time unlike other fruit that often ripens all at once. The fruits of the black mulberry, considered the tastiest and most versatile of the mulberries are large and juicy with a good balance of sweetness and tartness. The fruit of
A stout, attractive bush showing good vigour. Heavy yield with large berries, sweet aromatic flavour and excellent bloom. Well suited to low chill areas and is suitable for NSW and southern Qld. Self fertile but benefits from being with other low chill varieties.
The tropical equivalent of the cherry. The purplish-black fruit 2cm diameter are produced in clusters. Flesh white, melting and tasty. Mostly used for fresh eating, but also highly prized for jams, jellies and pies.
A great choice for hotter climates with very little chill hours. It is often the first variety to hit the markets ripening a few weeks before other early blueberry varieties. The fruit is firm and the size is medium. Even though it fruits early it can often produce a second harvest later in the season although it's first time to fruit yields the best harvest. Best to mix with other varieties so that when this one is not fruiting another variety is.
Ornamental evergreen tree from Brazil grown for unusual sweet black fruit which cover the inside trunks. Crops several times per year. Flowering to fruit maturity only takes about 1 month. Larger fruit than small leaf selection, but skin a little tougher.
Often called the Wonder Tree, the neem has been used for centuries in Asia as an insecticide and for medicinal purposes. The natural insecticide azadirachatin can be extracted from the seeds of the neem tree. Frost sensitive. Weed warning: in Dry Tropics Neem tree regenerates easily and can be a weed problem. They can also self seed in subtropical regions.
The jaboticabas habit of producing the fruit directly on the trunk makes this a striking tree. Fruit is similar to a grape with a sweet and aromatic flavour. The new growth is a coppery colour along with their beautiful honey scented flowers makes it a very ornamental tree. Bears heavy crops of quality fruit that can be eaten fresh from the tree. Often fruiting up to 3 times per year. Time from flowering to fruit being ready to eat is only 30 days. More Information: California Rare Fruit Growers Association.
This selection is very sweet with low acidity. The pineapple makes a very attractive patio plant, which will reward you with fruit within 2 years. In the Bromeliad family it requires very well drained potting mix and a sunny warm position, otherwise very hardy.
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
A highly ornamental shrub with spreading branches and aromatic foliage. The Brazilian cherry has delicate white flowers that are followed within 3 weeks by a ribbed fruit that changes from green to orange to maroon-red when fully ripe. The young bronze foliage turns a glossy deep 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 and makes these a good substitute for strawberries. Weed warning: This tasty and very hardy pumpkin shaped berry is popular as a kids treat.
Bisexual orange - red fleshed Papaya with very sweet juicy flesh. Heavy cropper of elongated fruit. Seedlings have been selected from high quality self pollinated selection, so expect at least 80% bisexual plants. Performs best in a sheltered warm location.
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.
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.
Vigorous, upright, high yielding and very consistent bearer of medium-sized fruit with a very superior flavor and sweetness. Rated as one of the highest flavor blueberries. The quality of the fruit is superior to many cultivars and has long storage time of around 8 days if kept refrigerated. The fresh market is recommended due to the high quality of the fruit flavor. A mid season, medium chill variety that extends the blueberry season! Well suited to most regions of NSW and QLD and in all areas is 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
The popular Meyer is not a true lemon but likely to be a natural hybrid between a lemon and an orange. The lower acidity and reduced bitterness makes it one of the most widely grown home-garden varieties. Very hardy and prolific.
A close relative to the Lychee tree but much larger, stronger and more cold tolerant. The fruit is deliciously sweet. Seed selected from the superior Kohala variety. Even though not true to type the benefits include a vigorous tree making it more suitable for marginal climates. Cincturing at about 3-4 years of age can force earlier fruiting than normally expected from seedling trees.
This lemon is probably the most widely grown lemon in the world It is a true 'bitter' lemon with a high juice and acid content. Can have some fruit most of the year. With good care the fruit is thin-skinned and virtually seedless.
This bright red cherry-like fruit has varying tastes during different stages in maturity. When fully ripe the fruit is juicy and aromatic with its acid content giving it a sweet acid apple-like flavour. The tree can produce a number or crops each year, making for quite a long harvest season. Our selection we grow is called the acerola Florida Sweet Cherry and is a pleasant eating variety that is not too sour. The most notable feature of Acerola Cherry is its very high Vitamin C content, once grown commercially just for its Vitamin C. The acerola is well suited to pot culture where it can be
Large, sweet fruit can reach up to 10cm in length. Delicious eaten fresh but can also be sundried and eaten as a sweet. Medium sized, spreading tree with a weeping habit, excellent shade tree. Birds love them too so make sure you cover them if you don't want to share. You can also get multiple crops by pruning immediately after your first crop.
One of the most attractive Blueberries with bluish green leaves which contrast perfectly with striking pink and white spring flowers. You can get an even bigger harvest when planted with other varieties. Because of low chill hours it is a favorite in the subtropics. The Misty is one of the first varieties to fruit and the size is medium to large. Their flavour is sweet and spicy and perform brilliantly in pots.
A large tuber, sometimes reaching up to 3-4 kg. Taro a staple crops of the Pacific. The delicious tuber can substitute potato in almost any dish. Its heart-shaped leaves make for an attractive ornamental plant that grows well in both shade and sun. Prefers moist soil.
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.
Pear-shaped fruit, with yellow skin, thick, pale-yellowish flesh surrounding the white central pulp, excellent strawberry-like flavor. It contains numerous small, hard seeds and is quite firm even when fully ripe.
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.
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.
The Dwarf Granny Smith apple tree has a tart-tangy, crisp flavour and bright green skin. One of the best apples for eating out of hand and a very good cooking apple because of its ability to retain flavour. Perform best in cooler regions.
Seedling of the popular Nagasakiwase variety. Quick growing and hardy, bearing after 4-5years. Loquats are suitable for growing in a range of climates as they do well in the subtropics but are also ideal for temperate gardens.
Medium / large fruit (4.8g). High yields. Ripens early. Excellent pickling fruit, green or black. Fruit is of excellent taste and texture. Fruit should be processed before it is fully ripe to retain flesh firmness. Origin:Spain. Not recommended for oil, as oil extraction can be difficult. Suggested cross-pollinators are Frantoio, Picual and Arbequina
A highbush selection best suited to cooler climates. An excellent variety, with good autumn foliage, and large fruit. It is essential that the fruit be left on the shrub until the last minute, as the fruit is very acidic and will not ripen after being picked. When they are fully ripe they make an excellent berry for cooking or fresh eating. The skins will melt after about 10 minutes of simmering and produce a self-thickening sauce that is delicious poured over ice cream. They are one of the few berries that, when frozen and thawed, keep their form and flavour.
Tall growing and extremely vigor
Very attractive slow growing tree, with dark green leathery leaves. Native to wet forests of Central America.
Oval shaped fruits are produced in summer reaching up to 5cm. The white pulp has a pleasant subacid aromatic flavour, but can be quite acid if harvested prematurely.
Very ornamental making an excellent display potted plant. While the tree may not produce fruit in colder regions, the leaves are quite cold hardy and can tolerate winter conditions. May require protection from frosts when young. The tree hardy to most soil conditions and is not nutrient demanding. Featured in our newslet
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
A large, scraggly shrub native to Asia produces small, orange-yellow flowers followed by fruits, 1cm in diameter produced in in open, branched clusters. The soft, fibrous flesh is greenish-white stained with purplish-red near the skin. The flavour is pleasantly acid, somewhat grape-like. The fruits are eaten fresh as dessert, are made into syrup, and extensively employed in the manufacture of soft drinks
Closely related to the Persimmon this attractive glossy foliaged tree produces a fruit often called the 'Chocolate Pudding Fruit'. Delicious when eaten as a desert with cream and a touch of Rum or vanilla. Seedling selection worth growing in cooler marginal 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.
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.
Originating in Africa, this tree bears a small plum like fruit bright orange in colour. A thin layer of acid-sweet, watery pulp surrounds the seed. The rather tender skin tends to prevent packing and shipping of the fruit, but it deserves to be more widely cultivated as a home fruit. Hardy to most conditions. Dark green leathery leaves and ornamental structure make it appealing as an interesting and edible landscape plant. Grows to a bush or small tree to 4-6 m. Imbes have good salt tollerance and are also wind tollerant. Trees are dioecious, so one of each a male and female are needed for
The fruit is a crisp fleshed, sweet fruit, harvested over 3 - 4 months resulting in a constant supply of delicious, healthy fruit, filled with anti oxidants. Blueberries have been nick named Brain Berries and Youth Berries because of the high anti oxidant levels in them. This variety is an evergreen,naturally dwarfing variety growing to 1.0m high x 0.75m in width. It is self fruitful and because of its low chilling requirement can be grown anywhere in Australia. This variety has been growing in trials in both warmer and cooler climates in Australia with great success in all climates.
The cape gooseberry is a low lying bush with its bright orange berry enclosed in a pale brown parchment like case called the Cape. The berry is the size of a cherry tomato is very aromatic and full of tiny seeds. They are delicious eaten straight from the Cape or made into gooseberry Jam. They can be added to salads, desserts and cooked dishes, they are delicious stewed with apples or dipped in chocolate. They can also be dried or used in savoury dishes with meats and seafood. The small cucumber beetle also enjoys feasting on the cape gooseberry although they munch only on the leaves. Hand p
Purple skin with pale cream flesh. A warm and sunny position is essential, this variety is less susceptible to attack by soil insects than gold types. The Sweet Potato is a perennial trailing plant that develops fleshy tuberous roots over summer which are harvested in autumn.
This round fruit, although relatively little known has a rich aromatic and delicious flavour. The fruit is the size of an orange and has a dull green surface with perfectly textured pulp. The tough skin allows it to be handled easily and makes it resistant to insect attack. The seeds separate easily from the luscious perfectly textured pulp.
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.
Large oval fruit to 30cm turning rich golden. Fruit can be cooked green like a marrow or ripened and eaten fresh. The pulp can be used with a dessert or made into sherbert. Handpollination aids fruit set.
Excellent quality large fruit. Very low chill requirements and self-pollinating. A tough and vigorous bush. It has grown well in both sandy soils and heavier loams. The fruit has a wet scar, and is likely to become soft during very hot weather, meaning that it needs to be harvested frequently to overcome this.
Sometimes known as Caimito is native to the West Indies where it is a very popular fruit. Fruit can be purple or green skinned. When cut in half there is an attractive star pattern. The flesh is sweet and tastes very smooth and aromatic. A very attractive tropical tree, leaves green above and gold underneath. Not suitable for temperate climates.
Sweet Leaf Bush has been a popular leafy green perennial vegetable in Malaysia (especially Borneo) for many years.
The crop grows rapidly in hot humid conditions but becomes relatively dormant in cooler environments. It will grow in acid soils and in heavy clay soils.
The leaves and the top 15cm of stem tips of the Sauropus plant have a pleasant taste, similar to fresh garden peas, with a slightly nutty flavour. It is one of the most popular leaf vegetables in Southeast Asia and is notable for high yields and palatability. The shoot tips have been sold as tropical asparagus. In Vietnam, t
Sunshine Blue has it all. This semi-dwarf, versatile semi-deciduous blueberry features showy hot pink flowers that fade to white in spring, yielding large crops of delicious berries. Sunshine Blue tolerates higher pH soils better than many other blueberries and it is self-fertile. It is is a Southern Highbush with the low chilling requirement of 150 hours makes it suitable for the subtropics, but we find it is surprisingly cold-hardy and a wonderful addition to patios and gardens in cooler areas.
Much more compact in growth habit than the King White Shahtoot. These delicious sweet fruits can reach 10cm in length. Ideal for back yards and we consider it a must have fruit tree for the back yard. The best way to eat mulberries is fresh from the tree but if some should make it to the kitchen bench they make excellent pies, jams, wines and sauces. Multiple crops are possible by pruning directly after your first crop. Suitable for most regions of Australia, although it can be susceptible to damage from late frosts. The red shahtoot is ideal for growing in pots and containers due to it smal
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 inside wall of the Misty Gem is white. 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"
This medium sized fast growing evergreen tree is grown in many parts of the world. It is sometimes known as the Saba Nut and is grown mainly for its edible seeds; however it also makes a suitable potted indoor plant or outdoor specimen. The large white flowers are very fragrant, another reason to have it in the garden. Overall, this versatile tree is a handsome landscape addition The seeds can be eaten either raw or roasted. When roasted or fried in oil they taste like chestnuts or cashews, raw they taste like peanuts and keep for months in a cool, dry place. They can also be ground and used
White, non browning fleshed variety requiring only 225 hours chill. A freestone peach with round, medium to large, creamy white skin and outstanding flavour. Highly resistant to bacterial spot. Ripens November to December
Resistant to both 'Berry Disease' and 'Coffee Rust' this tree was developed and recommended for growing in the Northern Rivers Area by NSW Agriculture Department after extensive trials at Alstonville NSW. An open spreading variety, it is a reliable cropper, producing large flavour-filled beans; it is also the recommended variety for those who intend to harvest mechanically.
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.
The Matisia is a fast growing tropical tree native to the lowland rainforests of Peru, Equador and adjacent areas of Brazil. In its native forest it can grow to 45m but in cultivation it reaches about 12m. Sometimes seen as a buttressed tree, it is semi-deciduous and has tiered stiff branches in whorls of five. The leaves are clustered in rosettes towards the ends of the branches. Attractive flowers that are either yellowish white or rose tinted are bourne along the lesser branches and trunk, these are followed by the fruits in late Summer and Autumn. The rind is thick, leathery, greenish br
A primocane variety producing fruit on canes that arise from the ground during one season. Often referred to as low chill since canes do not need chilling to produce flowers. A most sought after variety as it fruits in Autumn thus extending the traditional fruiting period. It has a picking period of 8 - 12 weeks beginning in February.
This grafted variety has a sweet tangy aromatic flavour. Wampees are a handsome foliage evergreen tree grown for Summer ripe fruit with grape like flesh that hang in bunches. When grown on its own the fruit is seedless. Excellent tree for the subtropics and can be kept under 3 metres with pruning.
A staple crops throughout Asia and the Pacific. The delicious small tuber can substitute potato in almost any dish. Its heart-shaped leaves make for an attractive plant that grows well in shade and sun. Prefers moist soil.
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.
A medium height, fast growing dense shrub with mid-sized glossy golden leaves, compactly arrayed. It flushes several times a year with fresh new growth. A great feature, screen, hedge and topiary plant that is also good for pots. Grows to four meters tall and one and a half meters wide, and responds well to pruning to keep it to whatever height is desired. The root system is not overly aggressive. This is a great choice for a native hedge, as it responds brilliantly to pruning. It has fluffy flowers in the warm months, followed by red berries. Good in a sunny to part shaded position. Mulch w
The small to medium fruit is pale lemon-yellow with smooth thin skin. The flesh is a translucent pale green, tender and juicy with a true acid lime flavour. It is best to pick the fruit green as it can suffer from rot if left to ripen on the tree.
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.
This golden plum is firm with excellent flavour & texture and a small seed. 350 hours chill. A dwarf plum tree which makes this an ideal backyard variety. An excellent all-round variety with the added bonus that it doesn't seem to be attractive to fruit fly as much as other stonefruit. Partially self pollinating but benefits from pollination with Gulf Ruby. Perfect for pots.
One of the most highly acclaimed olives for the production of quality oil, producing a fruity and aromatic oil. Fruit are small - medium. A mid to late season cropper consistently producing heavy yields. Dual purpose olive, good table or oil purposes. Pickled fruit have a nutty flavour.
Kwai Muk produces a 5cm wide orange fruit that is subacid and excellent flavour. It can be eaten fresh when fully ripe, dried, or preserved. The tree grows slowly and good for landscaping. More cold hardy than the Jakfruit.
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 l
Most common variety grown with excellent quality fruit. Bowens are naturally polyembryonic hence are virtually true to type from seed. Cropping takes 3-4years, with identical fruit quality to grafted trees.
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
Grown for both its spectacular show of spring blossom and it tiny tasty fruits which are used in jam, jellies, juices and wines as well as being pickled with vegetables. It is prized by bonsai growers and can be used as a dwarfing rootstock for other cherries. Suitable for cool climates, it will crop in cooler parts of the Sydney basin.
A heavy bearing variety. Medium sized round fruit of excellent eating quality with crisp, white flesh and yellowish-green, transparent skin and moderate sugar content. Will set fruit without pollination however the fruit is smaller.
This selection has been grown and fruited in Northern NSW, producing orange fruit that is subacid and excellent flavour. It can be eaten fresh when fully ripe, dried, or preserved. The tree grows slowly and good for landscaping. More cold hardy than the Jakfruit
Seedless variety, maturing later than all other navels, usually mid July through to October. Thin smooth rind. The fruits are similar to the Washington but they are picked a couple of months later in the season. They are therefore a great companion tree to plant with a Washington navel or a Navelina for an extended fruiting season of navel oranges.
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 Japanese blood plum with dark red flesh and large fruit if thinned. The flavour is excellent, the skin glossy red and it has a egg shaped fruit. Will crop over a wide range of climates. Pollinator Satsuma
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.
A very sweet fruit with a high pulp content. Fruits are highly sought after due to the productivity of the vines and are one of the highest yielding black passionfruit selections.
A commercial selection that is only available to commercial growers.Â "This variety is owned by APIA and cannot be propagated without permission"
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.
This grafted selection was made from a tree cropping in a frost free region of Kyogle. The fresh flesh is juicy and slightly acid producing a rich creamy thirst quenching juice. Also known as Graviola or Guanaban. Prefers a tropical climate but worth trying in marginal climates by the enthusiast fruit grower.
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 fruit has a pale orange skin that is inclined to be puffy. Excellent flavour however the fruit can be prone to drying if harvest is delayed. Loose skin that is very easy to peel. Most popular mid season variety.
The fruit is heart-shaped with a rough green skin and soft fleshy spines. The fresh meaty flesh is juicy and slightly acid producing a rich creamy thirst quenching juice. Superb when fruit is pureed with 1/3 of vanilla ice-cream. Also known as Graviola or Guanaban. Not suitable for temperate climates.
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.
A slender and erect tree with cream coloured fragrant flowers. The fruit is round to oval and matures to a yellow-orange colour. The yellow flesh has a sweet earthy flavour and a meaty texture similar to a boiled egg. Seedling selection cropping in 4 years.
A very large fruit, flattened at both ends and with few seeds. A small tree to only 4 meters, it is a prolific bearer of very high quality fruit. Closely related to the Persimmon this attractive glossy foliaged tree produces a fruit often called the 'Chocolate Pudding Fruit'. Delicious when eaten as a desert with cream and a touch of Rum or vanilla
Late variety, very juicy, holds well. The ideal variety to extend the season right through to December. Crops very well in the subtropics. The dwarf rootstock, flying dragon modifies the top growth making this a dwarf plant that is ideal to use planted out or as a pot specimen.
Yellow fruiting species with a distinctive sweet tangy flavour reminiscent of pineapple. We consider this tree a showpiece. Its lime green leaves have an unusual soft, almost powdery appearance and its beautiful golden green pendulous branches make it a worthy feature in the garden for its highly ornamental nature. The fruit of the black jaboticaba is becoming more popular and widespread (I even found some on the shelf of a local grocery store here in Lismore last week) while the yellow jaboticaba still remains a mystery to many. A prerequisite for enjoying the fruits of the Black Jaboticaba
Also known as Wild Soursop, the fruit has lemon coloured smooth flesh. The fruit is round, with a pale green/yellow skin when ripe. Quality is inferior to the common Soursop, but its hardiness makes it useful as a rootstock and in colder regions. The skin is less spiky than that of the soursop. Much hardier than soursop tolerating temperatures down to -2 degrees, dry conditions and a wide range of soils. Will grown in full sun or part shade. Trees can reach up to 8m and seedling trees often produce fruit after just 2-3 years. An infusion of the leaves are said to have pain-relieving qualitie
This variety was selected by John Picone at Newrybar. He describes it as excellent quality and texture. Closely related to the Persimmon this attractive glossy foliaged tree produces a fruit often called the 'Chocolate Pudding Fruit'. Delicious when eaten as a desert with cream and a touch of Rum or vanilla
A Spanish variety of fruiting olive, this attractive evergreen tree is self-fertile and begins cropping very early. It is prized for both the olives and the oil. Medium vigor and compact shape makes it ideal for backyards. Performs well in warm climates. Suited to pots and hedges.
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.
Medicinally this odd looking fruit is said to cure everything from stone-fish wounds to digestive upsets to far more serious disease. A concoction from the bark, leaves, roots and fruit can be drunk. When ripe or overripe the skin of the fruit becomes almost translucent and the flesh turns soft to develop an unpleasant odour. The odour has led to nickname of the 'starvation fruit' due to the fact that you would have to be starving to eat it as a fresh fruit. Strictly tropical climate only.
A selection originating from north Qld. As the name suggests it is a superb quality fruit. Tends to be seedless if not cross pollinated. Heavy bearing. Also called 'Chocolate Pudding Fruit'. Delicious when eaten as a desert with cream and a touch of Rum or vanilla
Medium-large to large blood orange variety with few to no seeds. Has the highest Vitamin C content than any other orange. One of the major blood orange varieties of the world. The distinctive color is a natural mutation and is due to the presence of anthocyanin, the same plant compound that is responsible for the color of pomegranates. The distinctive color requires a chilly winter to develop properly.
A highly ornamental tree that bears small red berries within its first year. Blossoming and producing all year round, the flowers are white and followed by small red fruit that is sweet with the taste of caramel. The trees are exceptionally attractive with long spreading branches that often droop down to the ground and soft weeping foliage. Trees are very fast growing and drought hardy once established. They can grow 5-10m in ideal conditions but respond well to being cut back so it is possible to keep them smaller than this making it easier to browse on the tempting little fruits. Panama berr
Of all the fruit trees in the tropics the Tamarind fruit tree is the most widely distributed and appreciated as an ornamental. The sour and fruity taste of merges weell with the heat of chillies. It gives many South Indian dishes their hot and sour character and their dark colour. In India the tamarind is mostly combined with meat or legumes eg. lentils, chickpeas or beans. The pulp is sold dry and must be soaked before usage. Only the water is then added to the food. Alternatively tamarind extract may be used with the same effect. The tamarind is a slow growing but long lived tree reaching
A supply of fresh berries in early spring when there is few other fruits available is very welcomed. The fruit looks like a large blackberry and has a flavour between that and a raspberry. A strong trellis is needed for support. Very vigorous. Weed Warning: This very desirable and heavy fruiting berry is a very vigorous grower. It can be easily maintained in a garden situation by mowing around the production area to keep down the runners, however if neglected and abandoned the runners will gradually spread through a large area and can be difficult to regain the balance. Grown commercially in
A Spanish variety. Navelina produces fruit of excellent quality and brilliant colour, very early in the season. Good fruit size and naturally develops an outstanding deep red orange skin which is very attractive. Trees are compact and smaller growing than most varieties of orange.
The small oval fruit is a brilliant deep orange colour with a highly aromatic skin. The fruit holds on the tree for a long period adding to its high ornamental value. It can be eaten whole as a fresh fruit or in the same way as other kumquats.
A very handsome evergreen, reaching a height of 8 - 15 metres and bearing the worlds largest fruit. Fruits can weigh up to 20kg. Crisp textured Jackfruits are best eaten fresh, they are delicious with a pineapple after taste. Non Crisp Jackfruits are best eaten dried or frozen. Seed has been selected from superior Crisp cultivars. Being seedlings they are initially more vigorous and hence more likely to establish in marginal climates. Once trees are large enough, cincture to force tree into flowering and fruiting.
Very similar to the Glengarry, this local selection originates from just outside Lismore. A hardy tree, that comes into fruiting early and produces good crops of good quality, medium sized apricots. Approx. chill hours 500, slightly higher than Glengarry, fruiting in November.
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
This popular Asian cooking ingredient is a tropical member of the sedge family. These nutritious underground corms reaching up to 4cm in diameter have an appealing crisp nut like texture. They can be cooked as a vegetable offering a contrasting texture to many dishes or they can deliver their sweetness and juiciness prepared fresh and raw or lightly steamed or sauteed for salads Water chestnuts can be grown in a pond of a container, an old bathtub or a salvaged water tank cut in half are ideal options. Plant the corms in spring, about 5cm deep into friable soil preferably rich in organic mat
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 pateï¿½s, 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
Sweet variety requiring hot dry conditions for best colour. Blood oranges have their own distinctive flavour reminiscent of strawberries. This is the best colouring variety in the sub tropics. New PVR blood orange.
Moderate sized fruit with large volume-to-husk ratio. Reputedly the sweetest fruits for drinking. These high yielding precocious hybrid selections will grow outside of the tropics, in a warm and sheltered position. Worth trying in coastal locations as far south as Coffs Harbour. They will require free draining soil and are best planted deep with a deep organic mulch surrounding them.
An outstanding new variety of Pomegranate that was developed especially for the home garden. It produces very large fruit to 1.5kg. The fruit is very sweet and juicy. The variety is very adaptable and will grow in regions ranging from temperate to tropical. Unauthorised commercial propagation of this variety is an infringement under the PBR
There are two forms of the Santol the red and the yellow, both have large round textured yellow fruit with a very thick velvety skin. The divided fruit segments can be consumed raw or as in India, eaten with spices. The flesh is usually sucked off the seeds as the pulp clings firmly to them.Take care not to swallow the slippery seeds. By removing the seeds it makes a tasty jam or jelly.
The tree itself is very elegant in appearance with large lime to deep green leaves and offering occasional contrasting red leaves. In its native setting it is a large tree that will buttress with age
Very large table fruit (12g) with a small seed. These olive do need to be pickled with care and correctly in order for them to be delicious as they can be tough and fibrous if prepared incorrectly. They are pickled when green. The jumbo kalamata is not related to the Kalamata olive.
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 includ
This star like fruit has five golden wings that reveal a star-shaped pattern when cut crosswise. The juicy transparent flesh has a citrus quality with a floral accent and is delicious eaten fresh, made into juice or into a delicious chutney. Seedling grown from the popular Kary selection, which we have found to begin cropping in 2-3 years.
This Chocolate Pudding Fruit selection from northern NSW has excellent eating qualities. Crops well into late spring to extend the harvest. Heavy cropper. Also called 'Chocolate Pudding Fruit'. Delicious when eaten as a desert with cream and a touch of Rum or vanilla
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.
Late variety, very juicy, holds well well on the tree getting sweeter the longer the fruit are left, they can be picked as required. The ideal variety to extend the season right through to December. Crops very well in the subtropics. Valencis is a well known juicing orange which has a distinctive fresh orange tang.
This lemon is probably the most widely grown lemon in the world It is a true 'bitter' lemon with a high juice and acid content. Can have some fruit most of the year. With good care the fruit is thin-skinned and virtually seedless. Grafted onto Flying Dragon this is more compact and slower growing than the regular Eureka, growing 2-3m
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 and jams. One of the better performing trailing berries in the subtropics. Thorny
The abiu is a smooth, brilliant yellow fruit with sweet translucent flesh. It's delicious flavour is reminiscent of crï¿½me caramel andï¿½it is sometimes used to flavour ice cream and make other desserts. The fruit is considered a delicacy for those who can grow it successfully, and itï¿½thrives in warm subtropical and tropical conditions.ï¿½
It is native to South America and can be found growing wild throughout much of Amazonia. In Brazil the pulp from the plant is used medicinally, to relieve coughs and bronchitis. Of course, most people loveï¿½the fruit's flavour, which is enhanced when ea
This attractive tree has clusters of yellow flowers that are followed by an abundance of dark red fruit to around 2.5cm long. The rich, sweet flesh has a texture similar to peanut butter. The fruit can be eaten fresh or made into milk shakes.
The small to medium fruit is pale lemon-yellow with smooth thin skin. The flesh is a translucent pale green, tender and juicy with a true acid lime flavour. It is best to pick the fruit green as it can suffer from rot if left to ripen on the tree.The dwarf rootstock, flying dragon modifies the top growth making this a dwarf plant that is ideal to use planted out or as a pot specimen.
A proven early variety that is still very popular today. Excellent colour and flavour; the skin is smooth, glossy, thin and easy to peel. Older trees may develop a biennial bearing habit. Dwarf trees grow to about 2m tall.
The oldest and most popular navel grown in Australia. Has excellent skin colour and taste, and usually produces round fruit. Is inclined to drop fruit and split in some climates. The dwarf rootstock, flying dragon modifies the top growth making this a dwarf plant that is ideal to use planted out or as a pot specimen.
Recently imported Tangor, with rich, sweet juicy flavour. The tree is moderate in size and vigor. Thin, smooth, orange rind that is easy to peel. The fruit is low-seeded in the absence of cross-pollination, but seedy when cross-pollinated.
Very early fruiting and easy peeling. High sugar levels in fruit. Very popular export variety. One of the main satsuma varieties of Japan. Slow growing dwarf tree. Fruit is better flavoured than the common Silverhill variety although a little smaller.
A red fleshed navel, this variety was discovered in Venezuela in 1976. It has pink to red flesh similar to Star Ruby grapefruit. In South Africa it matures slightly earlier than Washington navel. It is sweet and the fruit often grows quite large. It is also a seedless variety that looks fantastic. The fruit is very large and is becoming a favourite in taste all around Australia. Quickly becoming the Blood Orange Tree to choose.
A firm guava with crisp, clean white flesh that if not cross pollinated will produce seedless fruit that can be eaten fresh out of hand like an apple. Cross pollinated fruit will produce extremely small central cavities dotted sparsely with soft 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.
A seedling of the Hawaiian Supreme commercial variety. Fruit is large, yellow skinned and pink fleshed fruit. Very hardy prolific cropper. Can be eaten fresh or juiced. Responds well to pruning to keep compact.
A very precocious tree that can produce commercial yields in three years. A medium spreading tree with an open canopy. Mid season fall. Susceptible to stress from high temperatures, performs well in NSW and cooler regions. Needs extra fertilizer to compensate for its early cropping ability. Can be susceptible to wind damage.
A spectacular night flowering cactus with highly ornamental pink skin & white flesh fruit containing numerous small black seeds. Fruit can be up to 1kg with a melon like flavour. Self pollinating selection from Vietnam. Sourced from Picone Exotic Orchards Guide to planting bare rooted cacti.
Please note, calloused cuttings are marked with an arrow, plant with the arrow pointing upwards.
Seedling of the well known Californian Medjool variety. Beautiful ornamental tree with the added advantage of delicious dates. Male or female plants so plant more than one. Require a long hot dry summer. Our palms are small seedlings and are not sexed, they will take about 4-6 years to flower and you will not be able to sex them until then, we recommend a planting of at least three to increase your chances of having both a male and a female palm.
The Ambarella also known as the Hog plum or Golden apple is one of the newer fruits on the ever expanding list of exotics quickly gaining in popularity. Despite being tropical the ambarella has proven to be quite hardy and are very fast to become established in the subtropics and fruit begins to appear after only three years. Uses This pleasant tasting acidic fruit has a pineapple-mango flavour and a crunchy texture. The part nearer to the peel is quite sour getting sweeter near the seed. The ripe fruit is also much sweeter than the less mature green fruit. The fruit is quite nice eaten fres
White aromatic fleshed nectarine requiring 250 hours chill. Beautiful red skin and excellent quality fruit. Prune after fruiting in summer to encourage fruiting wood for next season. Thin fruit for good fruit size.
A superior low chill nashi suitable for subtropical areas, a vigorous selection that is self pollinating and will be highly productive within 2-3 years. The delicate beige speckled skin is attractive, the flesh is white, crisp and crunchy and melts in the mouth. Delicious eaten straight off the tree.
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.
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
The fruit has a pale orange skin that is inclined to be puffy. Excellent flavour however the fruit can be prone to drying if harvest is delayed. Loose skin that is very easy to peel. Most popular mid season variety. Flying Dragon modifies the top growth making this a dwarf plant that is ideal to use planted out or as a pot specimen. Trees will grow to about half the normal citrus size. Flying Dragon rootstock also adds cold hardiness and grows well in heavier soils, like Trifoliatia rootstock.
Recently introduced variety from Californian that is showing promise over a large range of climatic regions. Large fruit size, well coloured fruit and relatively seedless. Flying Dragon modifies the top growth making this a dwarf plant that is ideal to use planted out or as a pot specimen. Trees will grow to about half the normal citrus size. Flying Dragon rootstock also adds cold hardiness and grows well in heavier soils, like Trifoliata rootstock.
Large juicy very sweet fruit to 4cm. Super tasty and makes an excellant Mulberry pie with its perfect balance between sweet and tangy. This tree requires virtually no maintenance and is fairly drought-resistant once established. Well suited to a range of climates.
Yellow fleshed variety needing only 150 hours chill. A semi-clingstone peach with round, large size and very good skin colour. Very firm with excellent flavour. One of the best Subtropical peach selections.
Early maturing, firm dark orange skin and flesh, with very good flavour. Resistant to bacterial black spot. Botanically a peach but has apricot characteristics. Low chill and can be grown successfully in subtropics
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.
This variety originates from Singapore. It has attractive red brown flesh when ripe with a mild flavour, the flesh is slightly gritty like a pear. Fruits are oval and weigh 50-100 g. Sapodillas are highly prized in Asia with their sweet brown sugar cinnamon flavoured fruit that look like a kiwi fruit.
A Singapore variety to 4m tall. Flavour is very sweet like brown sugar with a slightly gritty texture like a pear. Average weight 100 - 115gms. Sapodillas are highly prized in Asiawith their sweet, brown-sugar, cinnamon flavoured fruit. Their brown furry skin looks a little like a kiwi fruit
Large ripe fruits (20-25mm) are golden bronze in colour, sweet and juicy with a delicious and distinctive fruity flavour. Highly disease resistant and should not require spraying making them ideal for coastal climates and the subtropics. This variety is owned by FAVGRO. The purchaser agrees that propagation of the vines for sale, without authorisation from the breeder is prohibited.
A rounded fruit with the later crop being more pear-shaped. The thick flesh has a smooth-texture, good flavour and high oil content. It shows some cold tolerance and bears consistently heavy crops. H June to August The fruit is medium sized with green leathery pliable skin and a small seed.
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.
Although not sweet itself this miraculous fruit, consumed fresh and allowed to coat the mouth alters your tastebuds so that everything you eat tastes sweet, lasting for an hour or two. It's extraordinary. The beauty of it is that it only removes the sourness 'acidity' from what you are eating, the natural aroma and taste remains. It has been used to sweeten bitter medicines. For success the plant prefers a pH as low as 4.5. A great companion for your blueberries. Requires a sheltered position free from frost and partial shade. Excellent unusual potted plant that can be moved into a hot spot
Huge bright golden fig with a ruby blush and amber flesh that is tender and very sweet. Vigorous grower with a fig at every leaf axil. Delectable eaten fresh but also dries well. Grows well in containers.
This golden plum is firm with excellent flavour & texture and a small seed. 350 hours chill. A Dwarf Plum Tree which makes this an ideal backyard variety. An excellent all-round variety with the added bonus that it doesn’t seem to be affected by fruit fly. Partially self pollinating but benefits from pollination with Gulfruby, Gulfblaze.
An excellent ornamental shrub. The pitomba produces bright orange-yellow fruit with soft, melting, juicy flesh with a highly aromatic slightly acid flavour. They are good eaten fresh or made into jelly and preserves. Taste comparable to an apricot. Very slow growing, hence suitable as a dwarf fruit tree.
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 early fruiting variety that is low chill and well suited to warmer regions. Harvest when the skin is still green and the fruit will ripen to yellow. Very sweet and self fertile. Rounded fruits similar to a nashi in shape.
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.
Native to Brazil this rare tree have attractive bright green foliage and purple-black fruits. The new growth is rusty-brown, turning yellow and then deep, dark green. The reddish-brown bark peels off naturally showing a smooth reddish trunk. The ripe fruit is a round or slightly elongated berry, It has a thin purple-black skin and a wet, firm, whitish pulp about 3mm thick, surrounding a loose seed. It is edible, moderately sweet, with an aroma similar to the jaboticaba. The fruit are consumed fresh or made into jams. Grows 3-6 m tall with a conical canopy up to 2m wide
Excellent, all-around rootstock for apricots, plums, almonds. Shallow but vigorous root system tolerates wet soils and is widely adapted; is more deeply rooted than Marianna. Resistant to root-knot nematodes and has some resistance.
These high yielding precocious hybrid selections are best grown tropical locations. Worth trying in coastal locations as far south as Coffs Harbour as long as they have a warm sheltered coastal location. They will require free draining soil and are best planted deep with a deep organic mulch surrounding them.
Produced bronze to red coloured fruit. Tapering trunk with a bulbous base. These high yielding precocious hybrid selections will grow outside of the tropics, in a warm and sheltered position. Worth trying in coastal locations as far south as Coffs Harbour. They will require free draining soil and are best planted deep with a deep organic mulch surrounding them.
Produced bronze to red coloured fruit. Tapering trunk with a bulbous base. These high yielding precocious hybrid selections will grow outside of the tropics, in a warm and sheltered position. Worth trying in coastal locations as far south as Coffs Harbour. They will require free draining soil and are best planted deep with a deep organic mulch surrounding them.
Similar to the Nam doc mai, but twice the size. It has elongated fruit of a consistent light yellow. This variety has excellent disease resistance and is a heavy cropper. Performs very well in south eastern Qld and the northern coast of NSW.
The Amla or Indian Gooseberry is a small leafy tree that grows throughout India and bears an edible fruit. This fruit is highly prized both for its high vitamin C content and for the precious oil, which is extracted from its seeds and pulp and used as a treatment for hair and scalp problems. The amla fruit is often referred to as the "Indian Gooseberry" because of its edible, very tart taste. It is also very high in pectin making it ideal for jam and chutneys. The tree begins to yield fruit from the third year onwards and the productivity levels are good. Another common use of this fruit is
Pear shaped fruit, small to medium in size with slightly rough, thin green skin. The flesh is of a buttery texture with excellent flavour. Vigorous spreading tree that bears biennially. Harvest April - June
A recently imported Pummelo from Vietnam, where it is a very popular seedless variety. Pummelos are similar to grapefruits, but larger and sweeter. Most adaptable citrus to tropical areas. The dwarf rootstock, Flying dragon modifies the top growth making this a dwarf plant that is ideal to use planted out or as a pot specimen.
An Australian selection that shows dwarfing tendencies. High yielder, excellent nut quality. Slow growing and wind tolerant. Med - large nut and high kernal recovery. A semi-dwarfing small, compact tree.
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. Fruits within 4 years from seed. Seed selected from extremely sweet and flavoursome fruit with firm white flesh and few seeds.
Aurea produces a large elongated fruit of excellent quality. The fruit is delicious eaten fresh or with a little salt and lemon juice added. Canistels are often added to sweet custards or made into delicious eggnog-like milk shakes.
Allspice takes its name from its aroma. The dried berries smells 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 which 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.
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 will grow only in North QLD. Not suitable for temperate climates.
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.
Considered the best of the green eating varieties in Thailand where it is prized for its crunchy flesh texture and nutty sweet flavour. It is mainly used as a green salad vegetable. When ripe it turns a soft green/yellow. Semi-translucent pulp with overripe flavours. Oblong dark green fruit weighing between 170 and 390 grams with a polyembryonic seed
An excellent choice of mango and is believed by some to set the taste standard. The highly coloured fruit is large and beautiful. The fruit is longer than the bowen and has a thinner skin. It's vigorous and upright. Consistently productive. 450gms
Some people regard the durian as having a pleasantly sweet fragrance and an irresistible flavour; others find the aroma overpowering and revolting. The smell evokes reactions from deep appreciation to intense disgust, it has been described variously as rotten onions, turpentine or worse. The persistence of its odour, which may linger for several days, has led to the fruit's banishment from certain hotels and public transportation in Southeast Asia. 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 dur
Commonly known as soup tree as the young leaves are used in a very popular soup in Nigeria. The female flowers are insignificant but are followed by large irregularly shaped yellow fruits, which are 10-15cm across and contain up to 15 large seeds, each enclosed in a polygonal segment. The flesh is edible raw and the seeds, which are about 1 cm long, are very nutritious, containing oil, proteins and sugars. They can be shelled and cooked in various ways. There is no mistaking this tree with its enormous leaves that reach 70cm in diameter, with 7-9 leaflets up to 50cm long and 25cm across.
Most popular variety due to both its superior taste and excellent keeping qualities. Medium sized, pear-shaped fruit has an excellent creamy, flesh. The leathery rough dark-purple skin turns to black when ripe. H Aug-Dec
A late selection that produces a pear shaped green skinned fruit with a Hass like textured skin. The fruit is of excellent quality with rich, creamy flesh. A very precious variety producing fruit often in its 2nd year. Self pollinating. H Aug - Dec This is a local selection with Hass and Sharwill as parents that was selected by Daleys and is proving an excellent backyard variety.
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.
This fruit is the tropical equivalent of the cherry and just as difficult to resist. The fruit is borne in clusters and is delicious eaten fresh. The yellow form is almost identical to the dark form apart from the yellow fruit.
This interesting and ornamental small tropical tree features a bushy crown, red flowers and abundant waxy yellow fruit. It is popular for its medicinal values and as an ingredient in sweet relishes and preserves in its native region of, India and Madagascar. Its popularity has spread it widely throughout Asia and the Pacific and occasionally spotted throughout Central America. The young leaves are also cooked as a green. While tolerant to most soil types, it prefers moist sites in the full sun in the sub/tropics. Also know as Otaheite Gooseberry or Tahitian Gooseberry
The name Hardy Kiwifruit comes from the fact that this species can tolerate very low winter temperatures and at the same time doesn't require a lot of winter chill, so can be grown over a wide climatic range. Pollinates with a regular male kiwi fruit. Hardy kiwifruits are smaller than normal Kiwifruit, an inch or so long. Fruits are borne in clusters and have smooth, edible skins so can be eaten just like grapes. The hardy kiwifruit has the same emerald-green interior and similar flavor to the grocery store kiwifruit, except that hardy kiwifruits are sweeter.
Most popular red muscadine grape for wine or juice production. It is self-fertile. Yields and disease resistance are high, and berry ripening is fairly uniform. Flavour is less musky than most muscadine grapes. Excellent fresh eating or good for wine making. Exclusive to Daleys this is a recently released Florida variety.
This popular variety of 'lemon' is not a true lemon but likely to be a natural hybrid between a lemon and an orange. The lower acidity and reduced bitterness makes it one of the most widely grown lemons for the home-garden. Very hardy and prolific. The dwarf rootstock, flying dragon modifies the top growth making this a dwarf plant that is ideal to use planted out or as a pot specimen.
This variety was discovered in Venezuela in 1976. It is smaller than many other navel selections but has pink flesh similar to Star Ruby grapefruit. In South Africa it matures slightly earlier than Washington navel. Although Cara Cara has yet to be evaluated fully under Australian conditions there is considerable interest in it locally. The dwarf rootstock, flying dragon modifies the top growth making this a dwarf plant that is ideal to use planted out or as a pot specimen.
This seedless orange is a bud sport of the Valencia, maturing a little earlier, its a heavy cropper and good juicing variety. Attractive compact tree. The dwarf rootstock, flying dragon modifies the top growth making this a dwarf plant that is ideal to use planted out or as a pot specimen.
Larger and rounder than most other avocado varieties. It has a very dark, almost black skin that only gets darker as it ripens. The flesh is a pale green colour with a creamier consistency than its more common Hass relative and it has a slightly nutty and creamy taste. It has a medium-sized seed. Lamb Hass is a smaller tree that bears more fruit and it matures later in the season than regular Hass avocados. The symmetrical fruit has pebbly skin with green flecks.
A medium sized fruit with rough green skin closely resembling the Fuerte but slightly more oval in shape. The fruit has a rich flavour, good oil content and small seed. Sensitive to frost. H June, Aug The Sharwill represents up to 20% of all avocadoes grown in NSW, is a regular and moderate bearer with excellent quality fruit.
Also known as Chinese dates the jujube is a small deciduous tree or shrub reaching a height of 10 m, usually with thorny branches. Fruits are oval 1.5-3cm in size, when immature they are smooth-green, with the consistency and taste of an apple maturing dark red to purplish-black and eventually wrinkling to look similar to a date. There is a single hard stone similar to an olive stone. Weed Warning - Trees do tend to sucker from their roots around the tree and these suckers are spiny and can be a nuisance.
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.Â
Trees are very cold sensative and are only suited to the tropics, we only recommend rambutans for tropical Queensland.
The sugar apple is an interesting tropical fruit that has succulent segmented flesh that is creamy-white, it is similar to the custard apple to which it is closely related. Delicious eaten raw (preferably chilled), in fruit salads, ice creams and drinks.
This heart shaped fruit has a medium thick skin, more seed than the Pinks Mammoth and produces high yields. Early and consistent bearing, presentable fruit and early maturing is what makes this the main commercial variety.
A modern selection of the popular Pinks Mammoth variety. It has a low seed count and excellent natural fruit set. This means that, unlike some other varieties, there is no need to laboriously hand pollinate each bloom to achieve a good harvest. Unpruned custard apples grow into very large trees. With dedicated, twice yearly pruning it is possible to restrict tree height and spread to 3-4m.
A cutting grown selection of Hawaiian. Fruit is large, yellow skinned and pink fleshed fruit. Very hardy prolific cropper. Can be eaten fresh or juiced. Can be pruned to keep compact. Grown from Cuttings.
The Guiana Chestnut is closely related to the smaller but similar Malabar Chestnut. Native to estuaries and lake shores in the tropical rainforest's of Mexico, Central and South America where it is seen as a large spreading tree with buttressed root systems to hold it in place during flooding. The flowers of the Guiana chestnut are fragrant and stunning, they emerge from foot long buds where they are almost hidden amongst the dense foliage. The long cream coloured petals droop and disappear to show off the dramatic clusters of scarlet tipped stamens. The fruits that follow the flowers are fo
Thai-type mango with green-yellow skin, sweet, tender and juicy with an excellent flavour. Regular cropper in cooler climates.It is elongated and tapers to a long point. They contain little acid and are fibreless. Susceptible to Anthracnose, resistant to Black Spot. Size 375gms. It is esteemed by Asian cultures as a pickled fruit, or as one eaten green or ripe.
One of the largest and most attractive fruits with good, sweet flavour. High flesh to seed ratio with very slight fibre. Susceptible to Black Spot and Anthracnose. It has proven to be a consistent cropper over a range of climates. Vigorous growth habit. wt 675gms.
A recently imported Pummelo from Vietnam, where it is a very popular seedless variety. Pummelos are similar to grapefruits, but larger and sweeter. Most adaptable citrus to tropical areas. Grows very well in subtropical climates too.
Flavour is very sweet like brown-sugar with a slightly gritty texture like a pear, contains several shiny, black seeds. Very hardy, slow growing, subtropical fruit tree. Seedlings take longer to start fruiting and fruit size and quality will be variable. Seedling trees are much hardier and more adaptable to marginal climates. Trees can be forced into flowering by cincturing when large enough.
A very handsome evergreen, reaching a height of 8 - 15 metres and bearing the worlds largest fruit. Fruits can weigh up to 20kg. Strong odour but is deliciously sweet. It can be eaten fresh or dried. Very quick growing and usually starts fruiting in 4th year. Cincturing can help earlier fruiting.
There is an old Sri Lankan proverb that says, “with jak and coconut in your backyard you will never starve”. This is because every part of the jackfruit tree is useful. Unripe jackfruit can be cooked with chicken, fish and eggs, and ripe ones can be eaten as-is or processed into drinks, jam, jelly
Pink fruiting selection. Also called the Peruvian apple, this is a night flowering, column cacti from South America. The flesh is soft, sweet and delicate in flavour, similar in taste and texture to Dragon Fruits. The plants will require free draining soil to thrive, and can be grown as a potted house plant, it is very attractive and drought tolerant. Pollination is beneficial, plant a pink fruiting selection for cross pollination, the nocturnal flowers are pollinated by moths or bats. Sold as cuttings ready to plant. Guide to planting Bare Root Cactus
Orange fruiting selection. Also called the Peruvian apple, this is a night flowering, column cacti from South America. The flesh is soft, sweet and delicate in flavour, similar in taste and texture to Dragon Fruit. The plants will require free draining soil to thrive, and can be grown as a potted house plant, it is very attractive and drought tolerant. Pollination is beneficial, plant a pink fruiting selection for cross pollination, the nocturnal flowers are pollinated by moths or bats. Sold as cuttings ready to plant Guide to planting bare rooted cacti
Fast growing tree, attractive pink pear shaped fruit that are crunchy and refreshing on a hot summers day. Grows and crops well here in the subtropics as long as they are protected from frosts when young
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. Seedling trees will take 5-6 years to fru
Red waxy skin with crisp white flesh. Highly ornamental as well as sweet and tasty. Fast growing tree bearing attractive red pear shaped fruit that is crunchy and refreshing on a hot summers day. A highly ornamental fruit due to its striking red colour.
Crops heavily and regularly in subtropical climates with high quality delicious fruit. Compact growth habit. Freshly picked Lychees are absolutely delicious compared to canned or supermarket fruit. Prefers sheltered, rich well drained soil, with lots organic mulch.