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True Dwarf Fruit Trees are much smaller than the normal variety but produce the same sized fruit. Great for pots

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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 Almond - Self Pollinating Papershell

$49.00

A new dwarf selection of this excellent, self-pollinating almond that bears heavy crops of soft-shelled almonds with a good, sweet flavour. The kernals are broad, full and oval in shape, they are mid season. The tree has an upright form and is a self pollinating large Papershell. Almonds require a climate with dry Summer/Autumn and cool winters.

Dwarf Apricot - Bulida

$49.00

Bulida is a well known and popular Apricot that produces large golden orange fruit. The fruit is firm and very sweet and juicy. Grows to a height of 2m and a width of 2m. Fruits mature early to mid December. Self pollinating. Medium chill makes this a variety that can be grown in most temperate regions of Australia. Plant in a well drained and well worked soil. Take care to plant the bud union above the soil level. Water in well and keep soil moist until tree is established. Fertilise when planting and again after new growth appears. Prune tree when planting to encourage new growth.

Dwarf Apricot - Storeys (Early Moorpark)

$59.00

Large, rich golden fruit with some red blush. Flesh is deep yellow and firm. Good flavour, excellent for jam, preserving and drying. This apricot is a 'Moorpark' strain, but matures about three weeks earlier.

Dwarf Kumquat - Nagami

$46.95

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.

Dwarf Lemon - Meyer

$39.00

This popular lemon is not a true lemon but likely to be a natural hybrid between a lemon and an orange. The lower acidity and reduced sourness makes it one of the most widely grown lemons for the home-garden. Very hardy and prolific. The fruits are deep orange-yellow in colour with thin skin and they are very juicy, making them perfect for use in dressings and marinades. The meyer is low in pectin. 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.

Dwarf Mandarin - Emperor

$42.95

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.

Dwarf Mandarin - Imperial

$39.00

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.

Dwarf Mulberry - Black

$31.95 ($19.75-$79.00 choose a size)

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 the dwarf black mulberry is the same as that on the large black mulberry that we all know and love. The fruit is large, resembling a blackberry, sweet and luscious. When not devoured fresh it is ideal to use in jams, wines and mulberry pies. (Dwarf Mulberry Tree Video )This variety performs excellent in the Subtropics. There has been feedback that this variety doesn't perform as well in Temperate Climates.

Dwarf Nectarine - Fantasia

$59.00

A new dwarf selection of the Fantasia nectarine, large yellow fleshed fruits have excellent flavour. The skin ripens to a beautiful red with yellow tints.These delicious freestone fruits are eaten fresh, dried or stewed. Suitable for temperate climates.

Dwarf Nectarine - Royal Gem

$59.00

Royal Gem is a medium sized premium quality Nectarine. It has deep red skin on a creamy background with unique pinkish white flesh. Royal Gem has firm flesh and fantastic flavour, with a semi freestone and matures in early December. It is self fertile. Suitable for temperate regions.

Dwarf Orange - Cara Cara

$39.00

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.

Dwarf Orange - Valencia

$39.00

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.

Dwarf Orange - Washington Navel

$46.95 ($46.95-$79.00 choose a size)

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.

Dwarf Plum - Mariposa

$49.00

Large heart shaped blood plums, dark red skin with some spotting, and deep red, juicy sweet flesh with excellent flavour. Fruit is soft when fully ripe - Semi-Freestone. Grows to a height of 2m and a width of 2m. Fruits mature late January - early February. One of the largest blood Plums, used for fresh fruit, preserves, jams and juices. An upright vigorous growing tree. Plant in a sunny position with well drained and well worked soil. Take care to plant the bud union above the soil level. Water in well and keep soil moist until tree is established. Fertilize when planting and again after new growth appears. Prune tree when planting to encourage new growth.

Dwarf Plum - Santa Rosa

$59.00

Medium sized round fruit with dark red skin and yellow to pink flesh. It has a sweet taste with slight bitterness near the stone - clingstone. Grows to a height of 2m and a width of 2m. Matures early to mid January. Partially self fertile, pollinates with Mariposa or satsuma. Used for fresh fruit, stewing preserves and jams. Vigorous upright growth habit. This is a very popular variety for home gardens and has good keeping qualities. Plant in a sunny position with well drained and well worked soil. Take care to plant the bud union above the soil level. Water in well and keep soil moist until tree is established. Fertilise when planting and again after new growth appears. Prune tree when planting to encourage new growth.

Dwarf Plum - Satsuma

$59.00

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.

Dwarf Plum Gulf Gold Tree (G)

$40.95 ($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.

Nanking Cherry

$31.95

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.
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Dwarf Citrus Trees

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Dwarf citrus trees such as oranges, lemons, and limes are living conversation pieces. Daley's Nursery has been growing dwarf citrus trees that give delicious fruits for over 30 years. How? They graft a normal fruiting branch of a fruit tree (called a scion) to a dwarf tree rootstock to create a small tree that produces the fruit of its full-size cousin. Their shiny foliage, bright fruits, and fragrant blossoms provide year-round enjoyment and is the reason they are so sought after as containerised pots. Dwarf citrus trees require periodic repotting (every third year or so.) They have a shallow root system, so a wide container is far better than a deep one. When repotting, use a fresh mixture of one-third peat moss, one-third sand, and one-third sterile potting soil. Citrus trees respond well to pruning. Keep all the dead branches trimmed off, and thin the plant to the three strongest trunks.
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Dwarf Peach Tree

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This tree is sought after just as much for its ornamental value as it is for the delicious fruit. Although small in stature these peaches are anything but small in taste. They are a white fleshed freestone variety ideally suited to the subtropics. The compact size of this variety (height can be kept to 1 metre) makes it ideal for the back yard planting, container planting or as a potted specimen. An added advantage of this variety is its beautiful pink flowers that bloom in late July making it also very ornamental. The fruit ripen around late December.

Dwarf Pummelo Nam Roi

$46.95

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.

Dwarf Kumquat - Nagami

$46.95

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.

Dwarf Lime - Tahitian

$39.00

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.

Dwarf Orange - Valencia Seedless

$39.00

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.

Dwarf Orange - Cara Cara

$39.00

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.

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