Daleys Fruit Tree Blog
I love collecting and growing seeds and I always have. The first seed I remember planting was a date palm from a packet of dried fruits, I was about 4 years old and it grew as tall as my finger.
I love collecting seeds because they are beautiful things that are perfectly designed. Complex structures containing all the information needed to make a living plant. I love their shapes, colours and textures. With just a few handfuls I have a potential forest.
I love to grow seeds. Breaking open fruit, pods or capsules to find the seeds inside, or waiting for them to split open. I love planting them and then watching the seeds burst with life, emerging from the ground as their roots anchor into the earth and their leaves unfurl towards the sun.
I love growing seeds to see what they will become and there in nothing more satisfying that watching trees I have grown from seed mature and begin their own cycle of flowering, fruiting and producing seed.
What is the best fruit tree for Christmas? The Dwarf Gulf Gold Plum Tree
and this is why.
It is self pollinating and a low chill plum tree that is great for backyards. So if you live in a Subtropical climate and don't get those months of freezing weather or you live near the ocean and don't get heavy frosts then this is the plum tree for you as it only needs about 200 chill hours.
Why Christmas? Well this Grafted Plum Tree
produces it's golden plums just before Christmas. Why Is it the best. Because of the taste and because of the amount of flesh on each fruit. This is because of it's very tiny seed.
Every staff member at Daleys Fruit Tree Nursery
agrees this is the Champion of plum trees that we grow and the one that gives us the most success.
Buy it now : http://www.daleysfruit.com.au/buy/plum-gulfgold-tree.htm
Learn More about chill hours
Labels: Christmas, dwarf fruit trees, grafted, gulf gold plum tree, low chill fruit trees
When setting up an exclusion orchard that is is fully netted in to keep fruit fly out. You do however need pollination and that is where you can get a native Australian Bee called Trigona. They are a stingless bee which do a great job pollinating.
Labels: bees, exclusion orchard, fruit fly, netting, pollination, video
Send Mail Order Fruit Trees
to a friend or relative this Christmas. The last date to send is December the 16th.
Labels: Christmas, video
4pm just now (18 Nov 2013) outside of Kyogle the 3rd hailstorm in 3 days. Has anyone else been hit? Keep safe everyone.
|Golf Ball Size Hail Stones|
The Fruitful Video Goal
We want to arm you with the knowledge/education to grow some very productive fruit trees in your backyards + We want to make you so passionate you tell your friends about what you have done.
What can we do to reach this Goal?
Via our videos how can we convert your friends to tear up their pristine lawns and make it more fruitful.
This is a Gulf ruby plum tree
and it is a really great low chill plum so it is great if you are in warmer areas. It cross pollinates with all the other gulf series plums. So you can cross pollinate it with a gulf Gold or Gulf blade. They are really lovely delicious plum. Their skin is very waxy and if you just polish it up they are a beautiful bright red skinned plum with yellow flesh. When they are fully ripe they are really delicious but you can eat them fresh off the tree and they are a bit hard and a bit sour but tangy. I think this is a beautiful plum a really versatile plum.
Uses: Preserve them, Bottle them, Eat them Fresh or make Jam.
Buy the Gulf Ruby Plum Tree
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Kath is from Western Australia says "I live on a 5 acre block of absolute rubbish grey sand south of Perth."
BUT Look at what she has done with Kaths My Edibles Page
f you want to share what plants you are growing in your Backyard like Kath you can go to the My Edibles Page.
Labels: My Edibles
Gulf Ruby plums, we have had a bumper crop on our gulf ruby plum this year. When fully ripe they are sweet and juicy. Cross pollinate with a Gulf Gold plum and then thin the fruits so the weight of them does not break the branches on your tree. You will still have enough fruit to feed the family, bottle and make jam too.