Fruit Trees

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?

Dwarf Plum Gulf Gold Fruit Tree for Sale


Dwarf Plum - Gulf Gold Fruit Tree is our favourite of all the stone fruit. Yes we know it's a big call. It is Low Chill, (350 Chill Hours) excellent juicy flavour and doesn't seem to attract as many fruit fly as other varieties and fills the branches when it crops. Dwarf Gulf Golds can fruit by themselves but to get a better crop you can match them with a Gulf Ruby Plum Tree. We can't say enough good things about this variety and have done lots of videos on it over the years.