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This category is largely made up of deciduous fruit trees. When selecting temperate fruit trees it's important to consider their pollination and chill hour requirements. As the coastal region or northern NSW and south east Qld has such a mild climate, care must be taken to choose deciduous fruit trees appropriate for our mild winters. The selected varieties we sell have the lowest chill factor of their groups. If you are looking for stonefruit we have selected lowchill varieties that are listed in the subtropical fruit tree category.

Cherry - Minnie Royal

$79.00

Minnie Royal cherry is showing good promise as a low chill producer of fruit with a stand our flavour. It is a medium to large size red cherry with a firm texture Fruiting can be as early as November. The tree is very productive and has been known to set heavy crops in southern California. Chill hours can be as low as 200 hours.

Cherry - Royal Lee

$79.00

Delicious, medium to large dark red cherries are produced on this low chill cherry. Royal Lee is a pollinator for the Minnie Royal, and produces in early summer

Currant - Red

$17.90 ($14.90-$17.90 choose a size)

Slightly more sour than its relative the blackcurrant, and is cultivated mainly for jams and cooked dishes. Currants require a cold winter and can be grown in areas that may be too wet and shady for other fruit.

Japanese Raisin

$28.90 ($16.90-$28.90 choose a size)

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.

North American Paw Paw

$27.00 ($24.75-$27.00 choose a size)

The pawpaw is the only temperate member of the tropical Annonaceae family. It is a small, deciduous tree that may attain 5 to 10 m in height. In the forest understory, trees often exist in clumps or thickets. This may result from root suckering or seedlings developing from fruits that dropped to the ground from an original seedling tree. In sunny locations, trees typically assume a pyramidal habit, straight trunk and lush, dark green, long, drooping leaves that turn gold and brown in colour during the fall. Flowers emerge before leaves in mid spring. The blossoms occur singly on previous year's wood and may reach up to 5 cm in diameter. Flowers are strongly protogynous, self-incompatible and require cross pollination although some trees may be self-compatible it is a good idea to plant two or more trees for cross pollination. Fruits are typically 3 to 15 cm long, 3 to 10 cm wide and weigh from 200 to 400 g. They may be borne singly or in clusters which resemble the "hands" of a banana plant (Musa spp.). This highly aromatic, climacteric fruit has a ripe taste that resembles a creamy mixture of banana, mango, and pineapple. Shelf-life of a tree-ripened fruit stored at room temperature is 2 to 3 days. With refrigeration, fruit can be held up to 3 weeks while maintaining good eating quality. Within the fruit, there are two rows of large, brown, bean shaped, laterally compressed seeds that may be up to 3 cm long.

Peachcot Ora A

$39.00

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

Truffle - White - Hazelnut Ennis

$79.00

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 pate's, 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 highly valued ingredient. The host tree is the hazelnut, or Corylus avellana which produces the delicious nuts, they are inoculated with truffle mycorrhiza. In Europe, truffles thrive in nutrient poor, calcareous (lime) soils and a temperate climate. Therefore to establish a truffiare in Australia you will require an area with a similar climate, including rainfall & winter frosts, sufficient available water for drought proofing, and apply a great deal of lime to replicate the European soil types. They need cold winter temperatures with a few frosts. Hot summer temperatures for initiating truffle formation. Free draining soils, suitable for altering with lime. Sufficient rainfall or irrigation water.

Truffle - White - Hazelnut Halls Giant

$79.00

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 pate's, 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 highly valued ingredient. The host tree is the hazelnut, or Corylus avellana which produces the delicious nuts, they are inoculated with truffle mycorrhiza. In Europe, truffles thrive in nutrient poor, calcareous (lime) soils and a temperate climate. Therefore to establish a truffiare in Australia you will require an area with a similar climate, including rainfall & winter frosts, sufficient available water for drought proofing, and apply a great deal of lime to replicate the European soil types. They need cold winter temperatures with a few frosts. Hot summer temperatures for initiating truffle formation. Free draining soils, suitable for altering with lime. Sufficient rainfall or irrigation water.

Truffle - White - host Pinus pinea

$79.00

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 pates, 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 highly valued ingredient. The host tree is the hazelnut, or Corylus avellana which produces the delicious nuts, they are inoculated with truffle mycorrhiza. In Europe, truffles thrive in nutrient poor, calcareous (lime) soils and a temperate climate. Therefore to establish a truffiare in Australia you will require an area with a similar climate, including rainfall & winter frosts, sufficient available water for drought proofing, and apply a great deal of lime to replicate the European soil types. They need cold winter temperatures with a few frosts. Hot summer temperatures for initiating truffle formation. Free draining soils, suitable for altering with lime. Sufficient rainfall or irrigation water.
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Angel Peach Tree - Donut Peach

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Prunus persica
The ever popular Dwarf Pinkabelle Apple Tree was released first and this new peach is their second installment. The Angel Peach grows to approximately 3 metres by 3 metres, and displays a beautiful spring flush of pink flowers. PlantNet has two varieties of the Angel Peach which can be grown around Australia - a high chill variety, which fruits in January / February, for the cooler areas and a low chill variety, which fruits in December, for the warmer areas of Australia.
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Apple Tree

Fruit Trees > Temperate Fruit Trees > Apple Tree

Malus domestica
These delicious and crunchy apples are very similar to their cold climate cousins however they only require a low chill. Ideal for growing an apple tree in warmer climates, these unique varieties don't require frost to initiate budding. While these apple trees can reach up to 8m in the ideal conditions, if left to their own defenses. However they are better managed to a height (approx 3-4m) and shape to encourage best fruiting performance and easy harvest and maintenance.
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Apricot Tree

Fruit Trees > Temperate Fruit Trees > Apricot Tree

Prunus armeniaca
There is no comparison to tree ripened apricots with their delicious flavour, sweet juicy flesh and unique aroma. The low-chill varieties make it possible for warm climate gardeners to grow fruit. The self-pollinating varieties listed below require from 300 to 500 hours chilling below 7C.
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Berries Plants General

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Blueberry

Fruit Trees > Temperate Fruit Trees > Blueberry
Fruit Trees > Berries Vines and Climbers > Blueberry

Vaccinium spp
These varieties of blueberry plants perform well in warm conditions and provide a good bounty of berries. To grow successfully provide organic matter and ample moisture along with a soil pH of 5.5, also ideal for azaleas. Blueberries make excellent potted specimens provided 25% of Peat Moss is added to the potting mix. Potted plants are a great gardening project for Children who delight in harvesting the fruit. Low chill varieties such as 'Misty' and 'Sharpblue' can be pruned after cropping to induce a second crop that will ensure a supply of delicious fruit throughout the year. Blueberries apart from being delicious have many fantastic health benefits. They are extremely high in antioxidants, and have anti-inflammatory properties, as well as lowering cholesterol in the blood, it is also claimed that they improve motor skills, balance and co-ordination in elderly people. The longer the fruits are left on the bush to mature the greater the health benefits are so if you can beat the birds leave the fruits to the last minute to pick.
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Carob

Fruit Trees > Temperate Fruit Trees > Carob

Ceratonia siliqua
This elegant tree is the great chocolate impersonator! Carob is a delicious low fat food often referred to as "fake chocolate" due to its similarities to cocoa in taste and texture. A Mediterranean tree, it favours arid conditions that are naturally alien to fungus and pests. It is very tough, happily growing in poor soils, it acts as a soil improver and stabiliser as well as providing an interesting crop. The tree can take up to 15 years to bear pods from a seedling however a grafted Carob such as the Clifford can take less then 5 years. The Carob Tree fruits well into old age with a large tree producing up to 1 ton of beans per harvest. The pods can be eaten fresh and are a delightful lolly-type stick for children to chew on.
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Cherry Tree

Fruit Trees > Temperate Fruit Trees > Cherry Tree

Prunus avium
Sweet Cherry Trees are large and long lived, they will need space to reach maturity and are only suited to large gardens with the possible exception of the Starkrimson Cherry Tree The juicy succulent fruits are loved by many but they can only be grown in areas that receive a cool to cold winter as they will need 700 - 1400 hours of chill depending on the variety. Many species break bud and flower in early spring so they can be susceptible to late frosts and are best not planted in frosty pockets. Some varieties will require cross pollination but our varieties here at Daley's are all self fertile.
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Fig

Fruit Trees > Temperate Fruit Trees > Fig

Ficus carica
Fresh figs are as different from the dried form as fresh cherries are to the glazed cherry. Cut open, they look very decorative and exotic. Eaten fresh the seeds are indistinct in texture and flavour from the flesh. Eaten dried, the skin thickens and the seeds become grainy and almost crunchy. There are hundreds of varieties and variations between figs but all are sweet and luscious.
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Jujube

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Ziziphus jujuba
The Jujube is classed with the raisin, date and fig as a pectoral fruit and can be eaten fresh or dried. The fruit varies in size depending on the cultivar with a thin, edible, dark red skin surrounding a crisp white flesh. At the centre of the flesh is a small seed (pip). The fruit has a pleasant sweet taste and the texture and flavour resembles more an apple/pear than a date. They can be processed in various ways such as fresh, dried, candy, jam, pulp and wine. Jujubes are extremely hardy and tolerate saline soils which make it a highly adaptable crop well suited to a range of climatic condition.
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Medlar

Fruit Trees > Temperate Fruit Trees > Medlar

Mespilus germanica
The Medlar is native to the eastern part of the Mediterranean and the eastern part of Turkey. While it has been cultivated in Persia for centuries, this highly ornamental fruit tree remains uncommon outside of its centre of origin and there are limited numbers scattered through the gardens of old homesteads in Australia. The Medlar is closely related to the pear. It is a hardy, long lived deciduous tree which can grow to approx 4 metres in height. The large leaves are oval and downy. The flowers borne in late spring are large and white and resemble single white roses fringed with pink. This broad-crowned tree it has heavy foliage that turns a beautiful reddish-brown in autumn. The unusual fruit are apple shaped with a flat-topped wide open calyx (or ‘eye’) that reveals the five seeded vessels. The fruits are approximately 5cm in diameter and olive green ripening to dark orange and red/brown in late autumn. It is thought that early frosts start the softening process of the fruit, initiating an increase in sugars and therefore a general sweetening of the fruit. Broadly speaking, the flavour is similar to that of a pear. The fruit can be eaten fresh out of the hand when soft or bletted (bletting is similar to the process used in ripening persimmons, leaving them to soften). They may be left on the tree until it drops or can be picked when the fruit is easily removed from the branches. If picked to early the fruit will shrivel or fail to ripen. Eaten while unripe they are very high in tannic acid. In addition to being eaten raw, the fruit can also be used for winemaking. They can be cooked and made into jelly very easily due to the high concentration of pectin in them. The fruit can also be stored by dipping them into a strong salt solution to control fungi, then lay them out singularly, eye down, in a dry cool place until the flesh is soft. This make take several weeks. When kept in a cool place it will keep for weeks, even months during which time a process of fermentation will take place that changes the consistency of the fruit. It becomes soft to touch and brownish in colour. At this stage it can be sucked empty, leaving the skin and stones behind. The consistency of the flesh is rather coarse with a very unique taste to it. There are two cultivars available in Australia. The Dutch and the Nottingham. The Nottingham is a more compact tree with slightly smaller fruit. Both varieties are self - fertile. Planting: The planting site must be in a sunny position and protected from the wind, as the trees are very brittle and susceptible to wind damage. Medlars will grow in most types of soil as long as it is well drained. However, if there is a likelihood of the soil remaining wet for long periods, a medlar grafted onto a quince rootstock would be appropriate. Fertilising and Watering: Medlars have light maintenance requirements. Water requirements are minimal even during the summer period and a light application of manure (3-4kgs) or a couple of light dressings of complete fertiliser in the spring is adequate in most soils. Pruning: Young trees are best if thinned and pruned to desired shape. Established trees require little pruning other than the removal of dead or diseased wood and overcrowded branches. Fruit is borne on the tips of the main shoots and side-growths. The medlar is a relatively slow-growing tree, which means that the wood is rather hard. In earlier days, this wood was used to make spearpoints, clubs and fighting sticks for the hunt and for warfare. Later on the wood was used for making parts of windmills, especially some of the turning wheels.
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Mulberry Tree

Fruit Trees > Temperate Fruit Trees > Mulberry Tree

Morus spp.
Mulberry Trees have delicious juicy crimson black, red or white fruit that is rarely seen on the supermarket shelves hence the need to grow it yourself. For an easy to grow fruit tree that will reward you with bountiful crops of fresh fruit in spring, mulberries are a must in the backyard.
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Nashi Pear

Fruit Trees > Temperate Fruit Trees > Nashi Pear

Pyrus pyrifolia
Also known as an Asian Pear this fruit combines the juiciness of a pear with the crispness of an apple. The taste is similar to a pear but is much sweeter. Fantastic storage qualities.
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Nectarine Tree

Fruit Trees > Temperate Fruit Trees > Nectarine Tree

Prunus persica
Nectarines are very similar to peaches in their requirements and characteristics, the only difference being they don't have the distinctive fuzzy skins. The fruit is much brighter in colour than the peach.
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Olive

Fruit Trees > Temperate Fruit Trees > Olive

Olea europaea
A favourite of the Mediterranean, olives make an exquisite accompaniment to alcoholic drinks, dairy foods, breads and relishes. The following multipurpose olives are well suited for the home grower.
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Peach Tree

Fruit Trees > Temperate Fruit Trees > Peach Tree

Prunus persica
Peaches are white or yellow fleshed and have an excellent flavour with soft, juicy flesh. For subtropical and coastal areas select from our range of low chill varieties requiring as little as 150 hours chill, (150 hours below 7C) Flordaprince, Tropic Beauty, Tropic Snow, China Flat, Sunset Backyard Beauty, Angel - Subtropical, Aztec Gold, Florda gem, Flordagold and Newbelle. With correct summer and winter pruning it's possible to harvest peaches within 2 years of planting. The varieties listed are selected from extensive breeding programs in Florida and are some of the best varieties to date. For Temperate regions choose from Tasty Zee, High Chill Angel and Dwarf Angel, Dwarf Fresno, Anzac, Dwarf Valley Red, these varieties requires 600 + hours of chill and fruit in the summer.
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Pear Tree

Fruit Trees > Temperate Fruit Trees > Pear Tree

Pyrus communis
Pear Trees get far less attention than other fruits do, yet they are sweet and tasty, and nutritious. Like apple trees, they are long keepers when they are picked still green. If kept in a cool location they will last for months.
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Persimmon

Fruit Trees > Temperate Fruit Trees > Persimmon
Fruit Trees > Subtropical Fruit Trees > Persimmon

Diospyros kaki
A very attractive deciduous tree with spectacular dark-orange autumn foliage. The latin name Diospyros translates as " Food of the gods" which is very appropriate when describing the melting flesh of the persimmon fruit. The two fruiting types are made up of astringent and non astringent. The difference being astringent fruit must be left until they soften, astringency is the dry, mouth puckering sensation caused by the tannins in the unripe fruit. Non astringent persimmons do not have this effect, they can be eaten crunchy straight from the tree. Eaten fresh they are delicious, they can also be frozen, dried, made into beer ,wine or cider. They are very versatile in the kitchen and are used in pies, salads, ice cream, juices, and dressings. Dried fruit lose all their astringency, other methods are to freeze fruits for 24 hours or place them in a bag with a ripening banana as it releases ethylene which hastens the ripening process.
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Plum Tree

Fruit Trees > Temperate Fruit Trees > Plum Tree

Prunus salicina
Grafted plum trees are capable of bearing large crops from 1 year after planting. They make delightful ornamental trees due to their mass display of white blossoms during August. Both self-pollinating and cross-pollinating varieties are available and exhibit very different characteristics.
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Pomegranate Tree

Fruit Trees > Temperate Fruit Trees > Pomegranate Tree

Punica granatum
The Pomegranate tree is an ornamental shrub producing fruit with a hard, leathery deep red or yellow rind. When opened the fruit exposes shimmering translucent kernels. The juicy flesh is tart-sweet and surrounds nutlike seeds that are edible and add a bit of a crunch to the overall texture. Pomegranates store extremely well in a cool dry place and continue to sweeten off the tree. The plant itself is very hardy and highly ornamental, it has large showy flowers and is suitable for use as a feature plant, for hedges and container growing, it also makes an attractive and interesting bonsai specimen. A shrub or small tree to about 4 m, the pomegranate is multi stemmed, spiny and extremely long lived. Plants are usually pruned to form a short but well defined trunk allowing 4 or 5 shoots to develop into a multi branched form. Pomegranate is not fussy about soil condition, in its native environment in Northern India and Iran it is found growing in rocky gravel.
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Quince

Fruit Trees > Temperate Fruit Trees > Quince

Cydonia oblonga
The quince tree has been cultivated by people for thousands of years. Originating from Turkey and Iran this is a fruit with a fascinating history, it features strongly in the history and mythology of both Greece and Rome. Trees are very long lived and have a beautiful, gnarly twisted appearance, they are exceptionally hardy and can withstand both periods of dry and severe cold. The quince is valued for its high pectin content and is used frequently in jams, jellies and cosmetics. This fruit is one of the few that must be cooked as it is too tart, hard and unpalatable to eat raw.

Peach - Anzac

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

An heirloom Australian peach with white flesh and ruby red skin. The sweet fruit are produced abundantly from about mid January. Freestone.
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Pear - D6

$9.90 ($7.75-$9.90 choose a size)

Plum - Iluka Blood

$31.95 ($31.95-$34.95 choose a size)

A red fleshed, local blood plum with very sweet, small round fruit. Self pollinating. 400 hours chill. Bears Nov to Dec.

Blueberry - Rahi

$17.90 ($17.90-$24.75 choose a size)

Firm light blue berries have great flavour and store well. A Rabbit Eye variety it will need another Rabbit Eye variety planted with it for cross pollination such as the premier, brightwell or powderblue. Deciduous and frost hardy but take care to protect it from late frost which can damage the spring flowers.

Peach - Tropic Beauty

$59.00

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.

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