Daleys Fruit Tree Blog
Australia Day 2008 is being celebrated so I thought I might share a few fruit trees from our Great South Land for this hot green thumb sunday
Macadamia Nut Tree
Below is a picture of my Dwarf Macadamai Nut Tree
in a pot
One of the best tasting nuts you will eat especially when roasted in honey or salt. Most people don't realise that it originates in Australia.
Australian Finger Lime
Comes in many different colours and I heard that it often fruits in Australia at times when your other citrus doesn't.
Our Staff Member Paul who has a passion for bushfoods describes this naturally occuring berry in the wild as his favourite. The flowers are quaint and pretty and the soft pulp is very sweet
Labels: finger lime, macadamia tree, Midyim Berry
We recently asked each of our Staff
about their favourite fruit trees and Greg
gave what I thought was a very interesting answer by saying:"a tree ripened Navelina Orange picked in June. The juicy and sweet flesh is superb."
Just recently a TV show exposed that fruit found in Australian supermarkets
at certain times of the year would sit in a warehouses for 8 months before being sold.
You can watch the video here
but the gist of it is that the chemical called ethylene can be measured to find the real age of
fruit. The show concentrated on how the nutrition of fruit reduced with age but I think they missed what I think to be the most important point and probably what you know because you are reading a blog about fruit trees
The point is this: There is a something becoming about picking and eating a piece of fruit that you have grown yourself.
At Daley's we learnt very early on that growing fruit trees is a passion, a hobby and a lifestyle and our aim is to show this in as many parts of our nursery as we can. One way we have done this is through our monthly newsletters.
In 2006 when youtube was just starting up we decided to do our first video newsletter and ask our readers what they thought. We got some very mixed responses where some people loved it and others preferred the old format.
Since then we decided to go with mixed video and text which we have in many parts of our website now.
Today we found out that Jane Toohey from Marketing Angels who is also a columnist for My Business Magazine has a passion for fruit trees and mentioned us in her column. We would like to share a snippet with you from the February edition which should be in shops soon.3. Add sound and video to your website
Thanks to uTube and other services, it's easy to add sound and video to your website. You might do this when you need to develop trust with a client so they will purchase from you online. A great example of this is available in the Shop section of http://www.daleysfruit.com.au/ where the video shows customers how plants are carefully packaged for shipping. This video demolishes a barrier to purchase. Are there areas of your business that might benefit from such treatment? Is there something you are proud of that you should be showcasing on your website?
Click to watch all Daleys Fruit Tree Videos
We recently sent plants to Graham who gave us some great feedback on our forestry tubestockDaleys service and plant quality was excellent, although i was little disappointed in not being able to buy tubestock in smaller than minimum quantities available. all the best for Christmas and the new year. regards Graham Banks, BOYNE ISLAND QLD AUSTRALIA (16th Dec 2007)
As our packing techniques
are getting better we are able to handle these smaller fiddly quantities more efficiently. And we reduced it from a minimum tubestock amount of 7 down to 5 and today we have decreased it down to a minimum of 4. Our new boxes are also designed to accommodate these smaller quantities.
Labels: New to Website
A few pictures for Green Thumb Sunday from my backyard Pot Orchard.
My Glenn Mango Tree
in pots are nearly ready. (2 years old)
This is a dwarf lemon tree
in a pot (1.5 years old) - it is keeping small but flowering and fruiting well
Labels: dwarf fruit trees, green thumb sunday, pots
The biggest flood in 54 years swept through Kyogle
the second biggest on record. Most of our young plants are safe but some of our orchard went under water.
Orchard Under Water
Flood Waters Creeping up to the Nursery
Labels: kyogle flood, video