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Deciduous Fruit Trees

Our Deciduous Fruit Trees

Deciduous Fruit Trees are simply fruit trees that lose their leaves in winter and fruit during summer and autumn.

Each year around June we get a large range of trees into the nursery. The trees have been grown in the ground, dug up so they are bare rooted and then potted into pots ready for sale. These deciduous trees are best planted in winter when they have no leaves. We have a range of full sized, semi-dwarf, dwarf and super-dwarf trees so no matter the size of your garden there will be a tree that will suit your space.

Once we have sold out of a variety, we don’t get more stock into our nursery until the following year. To be guaranteed a good range, the best time to shop with us for deciduous fruit trees is in July to September.

The only deciduous fruit we have left in stock is a small selection of pears, plums, mulberries and persimmons.

APPLES

(Malus domestica)

Apples require a cool climate in order to produce fruit. Apples are grown commercially in places such as Bilpin and Batlow, and this will give you an idea of the best climate to grow them in. Some varieties require more ‘chill hours’ (hours below 7 degrees each year) than others. Apples require full sun and a well-drained soil with plenty of organic matter.

Apples need cross pollination. Apple blossoms have both male and female parts in the one flower but they can’t pollinate themselves and so need the pollen from another variety of apple for fertilisation to occur and fruit to develop.

Apples can be bought as Super Dwarf, Dwarf, Semi Dwarf and Full Size.

All apple trees are grafted but dwarf trees are grafted onto root stock that keeps them more compact.

Super Dwarf – 1.5m

Dwarf – 2m

Semi-Dwarf – 3m

Full Size – 4m

They all produce the same size fruit.

SOLD OUT until June 2022.

Cross Pollination Partners

  • Pink Lady – Gala, Granny Smith, Jonathan, Golden Delicious, Red Delicious, Red Fuji
  • Granny Smith – Gala, Jonathan, Pink Lady, Golden Delicious, Red Delicious, Red Fuji
  • Gala – Granny Smith, Jonathan, Pink Lady, Red Delicious, Golden Delicious
  • Golden Delicious – Granny Smith, Gala, Pink Lady, Red Delicious, Red Fuji
  • Red Delicious – Gala, Granny Smith, Jonathan, Pink Lady, Golden Delicious, Red Fuji
  • Jonathan – Gala, Granny Smith, Pink Lady, Golden Delicious, Red Delicious, Red Fuji
  • Red Fuji – Granny Smith, Pink Lady, Golden Delicious, Red Delicious
  • Sundowner – Gala, Pink Lady, Granny Smith

APRICOTS

(Prunus armeniaca)

Apricots are a Mediterranean fruit tree however they can be grown in most areas of southern Australia. They like a well drained soil that is neutral to slightly alkaline and require a full sun position. Most apricots are self-pollinating and the chill hours required will vary depending on the variety.

Each year we get a range of full sized and dwarf apricots.

APRICOTS – These will grow to approximately 5 metres in ideal conditions.

DWARF APRICOTS – Dwarf Apricots will grow to approximately half the size of their full sized counterparts resulting in a tree 3m x 2m in ideal conditions. Dwarf apricots will produce the same sized fruit and as regular trees and may require staking.

SOLD OUT until June 2022

CHERRY

(Prunus avium)

Cherry trees need a cool temperate climate in order to fruit. They are not suited to coastal NSW.

We usually get in a range of both full sized and dwarf trees.

  • Morello – A sour cherry used for preserving, cooking and wine making. Small to medium sized round fruit with dark red skin and red tart flesh. Fruit ripens late December to early January. Self-pollinating.
  • Lapin – Large, heart shaped fruit with dark red skin. Ripens December
  • Stella – Large, heart shaped fruit. A very popular back yard variety.
  • Sir Don – Heart shaped fruit with dark red to black skin and crisp, juicy, sweet flesh. Prolific bearer. Ripens late December – January. Self-pollinating.
  • Sunburst – Very large round to heart shaped fruit with red skin, firm red flesh with a very good flavour. Fruit ripens mid December. Self-pollinating.

SOLD OUT until June 2022

FIGS

(Ficus carica)

Figs are a medium sized deciduous tree growing between 3 – 5 metres tall. Figs are reasonably drought tolerant, although adequate water will produce the best fruit. They need a full sun position and protection from strong winds. They can produce 2 crops a year, the first on winter wood and then the main crop during summer.

  • Brown Turkey – Medium sized fruit with brown skin with pink flesh, full rich flavour. Brown Turkey produces 2 crops per year in early summer and late autumn. Prefers a warm climate. (SOLD OUT)
  • Preston Prolific – Large, brownish-yellow fruit with amber coloured flesh and a very good flavour. Produces 2 crops per year in early summer and late autumn. (SOLD OUT)
  • White Adriatic – Large fruit, yellow skin with pink flesh and a good flavour. Fruits 2 crops per year in early summer and late autumn.
  • Black Genoa – A fast growing tree and a prolific producer. The fruit is red inside with a dark purple black skin. A very popular back yard variety.
close shot of mulberry fruit on tree with foliage

MULBERRY

(Morus)

Mulberries are a very adaptable tree and grow well in all parts of Australia except the tropics or arid areas. They are a fast growing tree reaching as tall as 12 metres. They have very few pests.

Mulberries don’t require cross-pollination.

  • Black English – Medium tree producing a heavy crop of sweet, long red to black fruit. Fruit ripens from November. (SOLD OUT)
  • Black Seedling – An attractive tree with a finer leaf than the Hick’s Fancy producing sweet black fruit.
  • Hick’s Fancy – A smaller tree that is fast growing and produces abundant, sweet and juicy dark red berries. Fruit ripens from November.
  • White Shahtoot – A beautiful medium tree with a weeping habit producing the largest of all the mulberry fruit. The fruit is up to 10cm long, white in colour and extremely sweet. It can be eaten fresh or dried. (SOLD OUT)
  • Dwarf Red Shahtoot – A dwarf form of the Shahtoot Mulberry growing 2- 3 metres and ideal for pots. Fruit is 6 – 8 cm long, hanging in clusters, maroon in colour and very sweet. (SOLD OUT)

NECTARINE

(Prunus persica var. nucipersica)

Nectarines will grow in most coastal areas in southern Australia where they have adequate water. They require full sun and well-drained soil. Nectarines are self-pollinating.

We supply both full size, dwarf and super-dwarf nectarines in both white and yellow fleshed varieties.

Dwarf Nectarines grow to about half the size of a regular nectarine tree, approximately 2m x 2m at maturity and in ideal conditions. It is recommended that dwarf trees are staked as they produce full sized fruit on a smaller tree.

  • Fantasia – Large fruit, red and yellow skin with firm, sweet and juicy, yellow flesh that has a great flavour and is freestone. Fruit ripens February.
  • Super Dwarf Sunset – Growing to 1.5m high, producing a red skinned freestone fruit with yellow flesh. Ideal for pots. Fruit ripens late November to December. Low chill and suitable for sub-tropical climate.

SOLD OUT until June 2022

NUTS

ALMONDS (Prunus dulcis)

  • Self Pollinating – Large papershell nut that is broad and oval in shape and has a sweet flavor. Medium to large tree. Mid-season maturity early March.
  • Dwarf Self Pollinating – Large papershell nut that is broad and oval in shape and has a sweet flavor. Small tree reaching to around 2 metres high and grown on a dwarf rootstock. Mid season maturity early March.

SOLD OUT until June 2022

CHESTNUTS (Castanea satvia)

  • April Gold – A large tree producing a good crop of large, dark brown nuts encased in a prickly, green case known as a burr. Nuts are used for roasting. Better for a cold climate and is frost tolerant. Cross pollination with another variety is recommended. Fruit ripens April.

SOLD OUT until June 2022

PEACHES

(Prunus persica)

Peaches can be grown in a range of climates and are self-pollinating. They require full sun and a well drained soil.

DWARF PEACHES Dwarf peaches will grow approximately 2m x 2m when fully grown and in ideal conditions. It is recommended that dwarf peaches are staked to help support the fruit load. They are suitable for growing in large pots or tubs. Peaches do not need cross pollination.

  • Dwarf Anzac – Large, round fruit, with skin a deep pink blush over cream background and juicy, white flesh. Freestone. Fruit ripens late December early January.
  • Dwarf Fresno –  Yellow fleshed freestone fruit with an excellent flavour. Heavy cropping with fruit ripening late December. High chill variety better for cool temperate areas. Prolific fruiter that will require staking.
  • Dwarf Golden Queen – A medium sized clingstone fruit, with deep yellow skin and firm yellow juicy flesh with good flavour. Matures March.
  • Dwarf Indian – Medium to large freestone fruit with unusual burgundy skin. Flesh is dark red to purple and cream. Ripens late February.
  • Red Noonan – Medium to large freestone  fruit with a red skin and white flesh. Prolific bearer and should be staked. Fruit ripens late December.

PEACHES

  • Anzac – Large, juicy, white fleshed fruit with pink-blushed skin and a very good flavour, freestone, and crops well. Fruit ripens December. (Sold Out)
  • Elberta – Pink blushed skin and a firm, yellow flesh with a freestone. Sweet and juicy. Fruit ripens February. (Sold Out)
  • Golden Queen – Medium sized fruit with deep yellow skin and firm yellow flesh, clingstone. The most popular variety for canning. A heavy bearer. Ripens March. (Sold Out)

SOLD OUT until June 2022

PEARS

(Pyrus communis)

Pears require cross pollination with specifically matched varieties, and some may require a cold climate in order to produce fruit.

We supply both dwarf and full sized pears.

PEARS

  • Baby Face – Small cocktail pear, very sweet fruit, with green skin and attractive blush. Fruit ripens late February – early March. X-pollinators: Josephine, Packham’s Triumph. (SOLD OUT)
  • Beurre Bosc – Medium to large aromatic fruit with brown skin and a sweet and juicy, coarse textured flesh and a very good flavour. Fruit ripens early March. X-pollinators: Williams Bon Chretien, Nijisseiki. (SOLD OUT)
  • Nashi Nijisseiki (20th Century) – Medium sized fruit, greenish yellow skin, very juicy and crisp with a mild flavour. Fruit ripens mid-March. X-pollinator: Chojura. (SOLD OUT)
  • Packham’s Triumph – Medium to large fruit with pale green to yellow skin when ripe. A very popular commercial variety that is a heavy bearer and fruit that is juicy with smooth textured flesh and great flavour. Fruit ripens February to March. X-pollinator: Josephine de Malines, Baby Face. (SOLD OUT)
  • Red Sensation – Medium fruit with a distinct red skin and a sweet and juicy, fine textured flesh with very good flavour. Fruit ripens March. X-pollinators: Beurre Bosc, Nijisseiki.
  • Williams Bon Chretien – Medium to large sweet fruit that is green when picked then ripens to yellow. Very juicy and smooth textured flesh with fantastic flavour. Fruit ripens early February. X-pollinators: Partially self-fertile, Beurre Bosc, Nijisseiki. (SOLD OUT)

DWARF PEARS Dwarf pear trees will get to approximately half the size of a regular pear, approximately 2m x 2.5m. They are suitable to grow in large pots and tubs.

  • Beurre Bosc
  • Josephine De Malines
  • Red Sensation
  • Williams Bon Chretien

PERSIMMON

(Diospyros kaki)

  • Nightingale – Astringent variety, large conical, pale orange skinned fruit. Firm flesh. Sweet with very good flavour. Must be eaten fully ripe. Fruit ripens late May to June. Self pollinating (SOLD OUT)
  • Fuyu – Non-astringent variety, medium sized, flat, orange skin and flesh fruit. Can be eaten firm, flavour sweetens as it matures. Fruit ripens May – June. Very popular variety. Self pollinating
  • Dwarf Ichikikei Jiro – A smaller growing tree producing large fruit similar to Fuyu. Non-astringent, seedless and sweet with an orange to red skin. Fruit ripens late February – March. Self pollinating

PLUMS

Most plums require cross pollination with specific varieties in order to produce fruit. For optimum fruiting, European plum varieties require high chill hours.

Japanese Plums (Prunus salicina)

  • Mariposa – Large heart shaped blood plum with dark red skin and deep red, juicy sweet flesh with very good flavour. Semi-freestone and soft when fully ripe. Fruit ripens January to February. X-pollinators: Narrabeen, Santa Rosa & Satsuma (SOLD OUT)
  • Narrabeen – Large round firm fruit, reddish skin with creamy white flesh, very sweet with a tang, rich and juicy. Freestone. Fruit ripens late January. X-pollinators: Mariposa, Santa Rosa & Satsuma (SOLD OUT)
  • Santa Rosa – Medium fruit with purplish crimson skin with yellow flesh with tartness near the clingstone. Good cropper. Fruit ripens late December to January. X-pollinators: Mariposa, Narrabeen & Satsuma. Partially self-fertile (SOLD OUT)
  • Satsuma – Small to medium blood plum with dark red skin and sweet, tangy flesh. Heavy cropping tree. Ripens February. X-pollinators: Santa Rosa, Mariposa, Narrabeen.

Dwarf Plums

Dwarf plum trees will get to about half the height of regular trees, growing approximately 1.5 – 2m x 1.5 – 2m when fully grown. They are suitable for large pots and tubs.

  • Dwarf Damson – Produces small, round fruit with a purple skin and yellow flesh that is slightly tart. Freestone. Fruit ripens February. Self-fertile. (SOLD OUT)
  • Dwarf Mariposa (SOLD OUT)
  • Dwarf Sugar Plum – Small elongated fruit with deep red skin with very sweet yellow flesh. Freestone. Matures late February. X-pollinators: Damson, Robe de Sergeant Prune. Partially self-fertile. (SOLD OUT)
  • Dwarf Prune D’agen – Small, elongated dark red to purple fruit. Flesh is yellow, firm and juicy with a very sweet flavour, Freestone. Matures late February. X-pollinators: Robe de Sergeant Prune and Green Gage Plum (SOLD OUT)
  • Dwarf Prune Robe De Sergeant – Small elongated fruit, with dark blue to purple skin, yellow juicy, very sweet flesh, Freestone. Matures mid to late February. X-pollinators: Prune D’agen, Greengage, Coe’s Golden Drop (SOLD OUT)

SOLD OUT of dwarf plums until June 2022

POMEGRANATE

(Punica granatum)

Small to medium tree or shrub with a bushy habit, small leaves and an unusual orange red flower. Fruit is large with a leathery, red skin, and shiny, juicy red pulp surrounding the seeds. Fruit ripens March to May.

Suitable for temperate to hot climates. Pomegranates are self-pollinating.

SOLD OUT until June 2022

QUINCES

(Cydonia oblonga)

Quinces are originally from Asia and grow well in cooler subtropical and cold temperate areas, although are quite adaptable to coastal areas, although they prefer a sheltered position, protected from wind.

They are a vigorous tree and in the ground in ideal conditions, may reach 7 metres. The fruit is generally used in cooking to make tarts and jellies. They are self-pollinating.

SOLD OUT until June 2022

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