Fruit Trees

Slow Food: Brandied Kumquats - 6 Months from Winter Solstice to Summer Solstice

Kumquat Brandied Fruit
Our "slow food" task today uses the timing of the Winter Solstice to create Brandied Kumquats.

They're easy to make, look great and make nice little gifts. Here's how: Sterilise jars with hot water, fill with pierced kumquats, add spices, I used cinnamon, vanilla, cardamons and star anise, add some sugar, depending on the size of your jar, these small jars have a tablespoon or so and fill the jar to the top with brandy. 

Now for the hard bit, they will not be ready until the Summer Solstice. So keep in a cool dark spot and shake regularly to dissolve the sugar. 
They will make great little Christmas gifts and can be used in deserts. 

Soursop Fruit Drink and Frozen Soursop Pulp

We often get asked where can I get soursop the fruit from? @daleysfruit we only sell the plants which isn't helpful to those who want the fruit asap so we often say best to try Tropical Fruit World where their amazing shop sells them at the right time of year. Today while visiting a Greek/South American, Italian grocer I found a soursop fruit nectar fruit drink $2.25 and 500g of frozen soursop flesh for $8.90 in their freezer and fridge sections. Fruit Drink was very thick with #passionfruit #mango and slight milky flavours. So worth asking your local specialty supermarkets if you can't visit tropical fruit world for the real thing. Frozen Fruit: Cheeky Foods 500g Fruit Drink Dona Paula Nectar Soursop
The Frozen fruit from a Soursop Fruit Tree and Soursop Fruit Drink Nector

Jackfruit Curry for Dinner Tonight? Fruit and 3 veg anyone?

Jackfruit turned into a Curry

This is our staff member Andre's Jackfruit Curry. It was cooked up only last night using a green Jackfruit. Fancy that hey, Fruit being cooked up as the main dish :) Appetising Smell, firm pleasant texture and a full flavour.

Jackfruit Fruit Trees are for sale


Wood Apple Fruit Trees

Wood Apple Fruit Tree vs Avocado
Wood Apples are everywhere In Sri Lanka and the fruit is often made into juices. Tasting sweet yet with a citrus acidic flavour and a very fragrant smell when ripe. Not very pretty to look at but then again either are black sapotes. Looks aren't everything when it comes to fruit. We do not grow wood apples at Daleys Fruit Tree Nursery​ but maybe...one day. We are getting much more adventurous in Australia aren't we :)

Persimmon Fruit Trees - Choose Astringent or Non Astringent?

Persimmon Fruit Trees - Astringent or Non Astringent
Can you write in the comments "Astringent" or "Non Astringent"  so we can see which ones you like best?

If i had to choose I enjoy Astringent Persimmons. The Fruit must be perfectly ripe and almost like Jelly before you can eat it. If you get the timing wrong you will be spitting it out for 1 minute and the sandpaper taste lingers for 5 minutes. But when they are perfectly ripe they are amazing, will stop you from thinking about everything else and just enjoy the moment. Granted eating them is impractical they can fall apart and are sticky and gooey and there is only a very small window where you can eat them but the taste is amazing. Transporting them when they are ready to eat this can be difficult. When growing your own you can control some of these problems. 

Non Astringent persimmons however are practical, easy to transport and can be eaten like an apple and even when hard they still taste good.


Blueberry Plant Pollination Chart - Which Blueberry variety is right for my climate?


Blueberry Plants Pollination Chart

How many Blueberries Plants do I need? Answer: 2 or more is going to maximise pollination and give you more berries. Many varieties can pollinate themselves ( See the yellow star in the picture for these varieties ) but a fruit this tasty yet expensive in shops is well worth growing in pots or in the ground and can be very rewarding. 2 or more will give better fruit set just as long as they can pollinate each other or have a green tick in this chart.

Which varieties will suit? Are you A) Subtropical, B) Warm Temperate - Subtropical or C) Cool Temperate? After you put yourself in one of these categories use the chart to narrow down the varieties to choose from. For example are you in Sunny Coastal NSW and therefore Subtropical. Then Temperate varieties like Blue Rose or Denise are not for you but Sharpblue and Biloxi are.
Blueberry Fruit Tree Pack

Eating Slowly the Monstera Fruit Salad Tree

Fruit Salad Tree Monstera
Do you eat your food too fast? The Monstera nicknamed "Fruit Salad Tree" can help you slow down. It can take 2 weeks just to eat one. It has flavours like pineapple and banana but unlike a banana where the entire banana ripens at once. The Monstera will only ripen about 10% of the fruit at a time. You eat 10% (the ripe bits falling off the stem) wrap it back up in newspaper and wait a few more days for your next delicious chance. Meanwhile your whole house will smell beautiful as it ripens. Lots of us have some places in our backyards that don't get full sun and a Monstera will thrive in partial shade. It grows in a wide range of climates one person saying "Who said it was tropical? I live in Hobart and have one outside the front door"

2017 Nursery Job Application at Daleys Fruit Tree Nursery

At Daleys Fruit Tree Nursery we are looking for a full time experienced Nursery Person to start work in August this year.


Applicant needs to be honest with an enthusiastic work ethic that is motivated and genuinely interested in establishing a long term career as part of a friendly team.

Applicant will genuinely need to enjoy and have the capacity for physical outdoor work.- Experience or willingness to learn production, propagation and dispatch procedures, plant protection and weed control.

Willingness to contribute to a positive team environment.- Preferred Knowledge of fruit trees ( varieties, climatic suitability, orchard planning )

Profit sharing incentives after first year.

If this opportunity is right for you send in your resume and expression of interest to order@daleysfruit.com.au

Growing Cashew Nut Fruit Trees in the Subtropicas ( For Sale )

Buy Cashew Nut Fruit Trees
Cashew Nut Trees fruiting at John Picones exotic fruit orchard. The Juice is delicious. Recovering the Nut from shell is a bit tedious. This is being grown in the subtropics inland from Byron Bay even though they are recommended for the tropics but with the heat perhaps it will be much easier to grow more tropical plants further south. Has anybody had success fruiting cashews further south in Australia?