Fruit Trees

Find the Perfect Fruit Tree

Choosing Fruit TreesThere are many considerations in choosing fruit trees that are right for you such as frost tolerance, Dwarf, pollination, fruiting times etc

How it Works

You use a menu (pictured left) to select what you want and the web page shows you plants that match.

What do you Think?

Be the first to use our new web page choosing fruit trees but please remember to tell us what you think below. We will use your feedback to make it better.

19 comments:

  1. I love it!! What a great idea. I can now design my ALL YEAR ROUND FRUITING ORCHARD, and by selecting their heights and growing habits I can compact more trees in my back yard. But I have noticed not all your trees are listed.

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  2. Glad to hear you liked it.

    You are right there are some trees not listed but it won't be long until every plant we stock (there are lots) will appear in this list.

    We have the top man on the job Greg Daley working through this huge list.

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  3. Thefruit tree selector is a great idea. I have two comments.
    Firstly, including a soil type criteria would be a great help, Secondly, the difference between the various pollination types is unclear, and the results seem a little contradictory. Perhaps simplifying the number of pollination types would assist.

    Peter Richardson

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  4. Thanks Peter, We will see what we can do with your feedback.

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  5. I like it. Perhaps another category to add is chill requirements or some indicator of the temperatures that they thrive best in?

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  6. Superb tool. Makes choosing so much easier. Love it.

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  7. excellent to use. All the info is there clearly stated to choose from. Will be ausome when all the plants are on it.

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  8. trying to find fun things to grow in pots not just oranges and lemons. like the frost tab we western australians have to think of that.

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  9. I'm happy with the search results, but the feature is too hard to locate. I can only find it by clicking all the blogs. In fact the whole site design appears stuck in the 1980's.
    Well... you did ask for feedback!

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  10. This is a great tool. I am eagerly awaiting the addition of more of your plants to the selection database. I only stumbled across it by accident so maybe a more visible link on the homepage would be nice. I'm really excited to have this tool to plan year round fruiting in my garden! Thanks :)

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  11. need dwarf trees as well

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  12. Gary, Fairfield VICFriday, October 31, 2008

    I have a courtyard garden in Melbourne, so I'm looking for fruit trees that can be grown in tubs, but as soon as I clicked the "grown in pots option" there was nothing left :-(

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  13. Excellent tool.

    I would like to see all fruit trees that are available in Australia, even those that you do not produce so I can check all my options as I will be replanting my entire backyard to be productive and fruit trees are at the top of my list.

    For trees that you do not produce you could add a 'suggest Daleys produce this' button, when you get enough interest in any particular tree you could then look into producing it to expand your range.

    Perhaps you could add a city selection so people can choose from the best trees for their particular city.

    Once again great work, excellent tool.

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  14. I like this tool, have used it to select all of my fruit trees, but can never find this tool when I look for it again.
    Be great to have a link from the home page.
    I'm also always left wondering if my search is showing up all of my options because as I refine and limit my search oftem it feels like more tree options then show up.

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  15. Great idea! Surely though there are more choices than Kumquats for medium frost tolerance and self pollinating?

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  16. I also think this is a great tool but could be made even better with the suggestions of those above. I also would like to see the following criteria available within the search parameters:
    - Shade tolerance
    - Type of plant (tree, shrub, vine)
    - Wind tolerance (can act as windbreak, tolerant, needs protection)

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  17. could not get a reply for tamarillo

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  18. The idea of this tool is excellent, given that selection of specific fruit trees and then specific cultivars is always challenging. So well done.

    I would point out, however, that there are some inconsistencies, besides those already noted by others. For instance, the metrics about feijoas' pollination and growth height as provided in the plant selector contradicts the text about the cultivars that is on your website. "Unique" is the most obvious problem.

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  19. A great system. I love being able to choose by the microclimate and not risk losing precious trees through bad choices.

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