Dwarf Fruit Trees

Category

dwarf citrus kumquat can easily be grown in a bonsai bag picture taken at Daleys Nursery up against the shed in 2004

Fruit Trees > Dwarf Fruit Trees
There are many ways to have Dwarf Fruit Trees suitable for turning your small backyard into a thriving orchard. To grow dwarf trees successfully in containers all you need to do is supply a rich potting mix and re-pot regularly. Feed the trees every 6 months with a slow release fertiliser, provide plenty of sunlight, and keep the tree moist. The secret with keeping trees healthy and productive in containers is to re-pot and prune (roots and tops) at least every two years.
Category

Naturally Dwarf Plants

Fruit Trees > Dwarf Fruit Trees > Naturally Dwarf Plants


These plant varieties are naturally small and often very good for growing in pots. They are usually very easy to keep under 2m tall via pruning when grown in the ground or via root restriction in a pot.
Category

Semi Dwarf Plants

Fruit Trees > Dwarf Fruit Trees > Semi Dwarf Plants


When compared to the average size of this plant they are usually much smaller. Eg. If a mulberry naturally grows to 10m but this particular mulberry is known to be 2-5m then this is a semi dwarf fruit tree. Often produced by growing them from cuttings but can be just unique to the particular variety.
Category

True Dwarf Plants

Fruit Trees > Dwarf Fruit Trees > True Dwarf Plants


A true dwarf uses grafting or cuttings to produce a tree that is very compact and small but produces the same sized fruit. Examples would be citrus where the tree usually grows over 5m but when dwarf it can be under 2m.

Dwarf Avocado - Pinkerton (A)

$54.00 ($54.00-$79.00 choose a size)

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.

Dwarf Avocado - Lamb Hass (A)

$59.00 ($59.00-$79.00 choose a size)

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 the more common Hass 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. This variety has Plant Breeder Rights over it.

Dwarf Plum Gulf Gold Tree (G)

$37.00 ($34.95-$79.00 choose a size)

This golden plum is firm with excellent flavour & texture and a small seed. 350 hours chill. This dwarf plum is an ideal backyard variety and perfect for pots. 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. Attractive in spring when it is smother in white blossoms.
Special

Acerola - Florida Sweet

$29.00 ($14.90-$79.00 choose a size)

This bright red cherry like fruit has varying tastes during different stages as it ripens. 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 is called the acerola Florida Sweet Cherry and is a pleasant eating variety that is not too sour. The acerola is well suited to pot culture where it can be kept to a smaller size. It could also be grown this way in cooler climates where it can be moved to a warmer position in the winter. A word of warning the foliage of the plant is covered in tiny irritating stinging hairs that can produce an allergic reaction. When pruning your trees wear a long sleeved shirt and a pair of gloves.
Click Choose above to view Specials

Dwarf Mulberry - Red Shahtoot

$39.00 ($23.90-$79.00 choose a size)

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 small growing habit and it is ideal for school gardens as it does not produce fruits that stain and the sweet fruits are very appealing to children. This variety is best suited to warm subtropical climates and does not perform well in temperate climate where it tends to drop their fruit.

Dwarf Fruit Trees Reviews & Tips

Star Rating

  • Postage Free Truck
  • Plant List
  • Calculate Freight
  • Daleys Fruit Tree Forum