Fruit Trees

Grafted vs Seedling Fruit Trees - Which to choose? (1/2)

Grafted Fruit Trees vs Seedling Fruit Trees

(Video Transcript)
So a really common question here at Daleys is what is the difference between a grafted plant and a seedling and I'm just going to show you a couple of examples. So I have here a  seedling Feijoa so this plant is grown from seed and there's going to be a lot of variation between each tree so if you had a 100 trees that were each grown from seed the fruit that each tree produces is going to be slightly different so they don't necessarily grow true to type is what we call seedling variation and they're all genetically different so if you wanted to cross pollinate trees 2 seedlings are going to cross pollinate or you can also cross pollinate a seedling tree with a grafted plant such as this. Now if you look at these 2 plants and this one is a grafted tree, this one is a Duffy. You can see that the foliage is slightly different so this is juvenile foliage and this plant goes through a juvenile phase much like people become teenager and then adults. So this goes through a juvenile phase where as this plant already has it's adult foliage. So this is grafted and it's grafted down here and this is basically a miniature mature tree. The fruit that are produced on this grafted variety are going to be true to type so they are going to be exactly the same as the parent tree, you are going to know what you're going to get and it's going to fruit much quicker than this seedling tree. So there are advantages and disadvantages of both the Advantages of a seedling is they tend to be more vigorous and more  hardy they also grow slightly larger and the advantage of your grafted plant is that they are true to type and they fruit quicker. There are also different maintenance things so this grafted plant is grafted onto a seedling plant exactly like this and you need to de-sucker anything below the graft so if you look closely here you can see the graft and here's the sucker so this is a seedling sucker and it's really important to maintain your grafted plants by removing all the suckers so that's a really important maintenance to maintain your grafted tree for this seedling is going to be more vigorous and it can actually overgrow your graft it can kill off the graft because it has more energy so it's really important to get your secateurs and cut that sucker off.

Kaffir Lime Fruit Trees Use: Leaves, Rind, Seeds for your Patio, Backyard or balcony

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Usefulness: 1st: Leaves, 2nd: Rind, Equal 3rd: Juice & Seeds, 4th: Entire Fruit crystallised
Trivia 1) Crushed Kaffir seeds are high in pectin and can help in setting jams.
Trivia 2) The Rind is used as the main ingredient in many Curry pastes. (No you can't just use any lime it has to be Kaffir)
Trivia 3) The Juice is used in shampoos (believing it gets rid of head lice) and clothing cleansers.

Originally from just above us in Indonesia the Kaffir lime fruit tree is now famous worldwide and common to many Australian backyards. Suited to pots and even grows on a balcony with limited space. The leaves are an essential ingredient in many common recipes. The juice, rind and leaves combines with an array of flavours to make refreshing drinks on those hot days that are coming our way.

Adonis Muscadine Grape Vine Subtropical and Disease resistant

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Adonis Grapes have Large ripe fruits (20-25mm) are golden bronze in colour, sweet and juicy with a delicious and distinctive fruity flavour. Highly disease resistant and should not require spraying making them ideal for coastal subtropical climates.

Pigeon Pea as Companion Plants using Permaculture techniques - taste great too

Pigeon Pea used in a Permaculture Guild
Yes the Pigeon Pea can be eaten just like a normal Pea or legume but watch as we show you how it can be used in a Permaculture Guild or companion plant. Need mulch? the Pigeon Pea can help. Need Nitrogen fixed soil: the Pigeon pea can help. Need a precious fruit tree protected from the sun? the Pigeon Pea again. #pigeonpea #daleysfruit #permaculture #permacultureguild

Video: Pigeon Pea as Companion Plants
Here we've got a good example of how our Pigeon Peas can work for us in the garden. Why should you add this to your order? They are good examples of a permaculture guild where you use Pigeon Peas as a support system for your main tree so we have got a Cashew here and we've got a Naranjilla. They will require shade in the hot Summer days they will require nitrogen and they require mulch. These Pigeon Peas they provide everything. So to start with you can prune it up and use that as mulch. So that will provide a bit of structure in the soil and every time you prune it, it releases Nitrogen in the soil through the roots. During the hot summer days let it grow over your trees. During the winter days where you require as much Sun as possible, chop it up. Use the leafage on the bottom so it stabalises the temperature of the soil and that's a good example of a permaculture guild. They're high in protein, They're beans so you can pick them green and are a great substitute for a pea. That's why it's called a pigeon pea so it provides 2 different products on the same plant. 1 is the peas that you can cook. You need 10 minutes to cook it. You just pick the dry ones and store it.

Kwai Muk Fruit Tree - How to cincture to make a Dwarf in a Video

Kwai Muk Fruit Tree

We use our Dwarfing too to Cincture the trunk and now we have the results of it staying dwarfed and the flowering and fruiting of this tree is prolific.

The Kwai Muk Fruit Tree is for Sale at Daleys Fruit Tree Nursery and you can buy the Kwai Muk here:

The video on the Dwarfing Tool at the end of the video can be viewed here:


This is our Kwai Muk tree and because it grows into quite a large tree we cinctured this tree about 6 months ago so we put cuts around the trunk to reduce the flow of sap. The idea being that it keeps the tree smaller because it reduces the vigour and it also encourages flowering and if you have a look at the tree it's just loaded in fruit. So we have our best crop of Kwai Muks ever and I just love these little velvety surprises they are they've got beautiful sour bright red flesh. I can't wait until they ripen up. It will be another Month I'm guessing. Wow.

Redeeming Gift Vouchers at Daleys Fruit Tree Nursery

Example Gift Voucher from Daleys Fruit Tree Nursery

Redeeming Gift Vouchers

If you have received a gift voucher and would like to redeem it on firstly you need to add to cart plants that are in stock and ready to be sent which will create a shopping cart.

Step 1: Adding plants to the Shopping Cart
You can view Every Plant in Stock or you can use the search feature up the top of any page to search for the plant you would like to buy.
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Step 2: Adding your Gift Voucher
You will then have created a shopping cart and below the shopping cart is a box called "Offer or Voucher" in this box type your Gift voucher number and then click on Add
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Once you have added your voucher it will appear in the shopping cart and also tell you how much of the Voucher is left to use on another order.
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Pre Purchases and Gift Vouchers

Plants that are available for Pre Purchase are not yet in stock and therefore can not be used with gift vouchers. If we are successful at propagating this plant we then send you an email to say it is ready to be send and give you the option to add extra plants to your order. At this stage you can click in the email to Add more plants and then add your gift voucher using the steps as shown above.

Example email that you receive

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Purchasing Gift Vouchers

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Plumcott Fruit Trees a mix between a Plum and an Apricot Tree

Plumcott Fruit Trees

Plumcott Fruit Trees like the name cleverly suggests is a mix between a plum and an apricot. Instead of the tart aftertaste that many plums can have it is replaced with the smoothness of an Apricot Fruit Tree. Once a year in winter we send them to Australian homes as bare root (no soil on their roots) in Winter and the 2 varieties we have are "Plumcott Flavour Supreme" and "Plumcott Spring Satin" checkout the descriptions of these 2 varieties @daleysfruit website because these are great backyard trees and easy to keep small via pruning or if you have the room just mound them up with organic matter during the growing season. We love these :)

Grafted Yuzu Fruit Trees - Cooking, Beer, Bathing + many other uses

Yuzu Fruit Trees

Yuzu fruit trees have taken off in Australia with people wanting to take their cooking to the next level. It is like a grapefruit with mandarin overtones and much smaller than grapefruit. Japanese and Korean cooking often call for Yuzu but it doesn't stop there being used by brewing companies in beer and in Japan they use the oil in the skin in their bathing to guard against colds and treat skin roughness. How would you use Yuzu fruit ?

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White Wax Jambu Fruit Tree grown from Cuttings

White Wax Jambu Fruit Tree

The white wax jambu Fruit Tree is in fruit and these are a real treat. They are more tropical and harder to grow than the pink and red selections and are very sensitive to the cold, but the fruits are big, juicy and have the best flavour of them all. You can view all our different coloured Wax Jambu Fruit Trees for Sale