Fruit Trees

Fruit Forest Farm Visit

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Cupuassu, Related to cacao, the cupuassu is popular in its native Brazil, but little know elsewhere. Unlike cacao, the pulp of the large-fruited cupuassu is used rather than the seeds. Unique flavour with hint of Pineapple

Tatura Trellis - cyclone proof trees, framework for netting and also training limbs to be more fruitful

Carters Red Pomelo

Cacao fruit - flesh around beans (that are used to make chocolate) taste like mangosteen and Soursop.

Canistel dip - great way to use this fruit. Just mix with Lime and Chili. So tasty!!

One of Peters Crisp Orange Jackfruit selections ‘Berry’ superb flavour.

Todays visit to Peter and Alison Salleras Fruit Forest Farm was awesome. Their passion in trialing and growing commercially a large range of exotic tropical fruits was so inspiring. After experiencing the full fury of Category 5 Cyclone Yasi in 2011 Peter and Allison were not deterred but actually inspired to future proof their orchard by establishing all new planting’s using Tatura trellessing. We were at the tail end of the wet season fruiting, but still managed to taste amazing Soursops, Durian, Jackfruit, Rollinia, Mangosteen, Breadfruit, Cacao, Black Sapote, Breadnut, Cupuassu, Pomelo and Canistel. It was great to finally meet the Salleras’ that I have heard so much about. They are so generous with their knowledge and their lifetime dedication to trialing and implementing new ways of growing Tropical fruits is so inspiring. If you are ever visiting North Qld you have to book into one of their Saturday afternoon Farm Tours.

Dwarf Navelina Orange Fruit Tree - Big Crop, Best taste

There are Supermarket Oranges and then there are backyard grown, big cropping, sweet and juicy, Seedless, Full Tasting, Fresh room filling aroma, Magical Texture and "to live for" Oranges that will give you enough fruit to share with friends and family. The grafted Dwarf Navelina Orange tree is exactly this. Show us a backyard or a sunny patio and Daleys will say you need a Dwarf Navelina Orange tree growing right there.

Transcript from Orange Tree Video

This is one of my absolute favourite
citrus this is a Navelina orange and I
adore this citrus because it's a great
sized tree so you can see behind me it's
only a small compact tree and with the
Navelina it's actually the scion that
keeps it small so although it's grafted
onto trifoliata which is your regular
citrus rootstock it only grows a couple
of metres tall so it's a dwarf tree and
it's wide and broad it crops beautifully
and it has these absolutely deliciously
sweet juicy seedless oranges and I just
love it so it's one of my favorite
oranges in my orchard I've actually planted
more trees cause this one is so
productive so it's a early navel it
comes off in about May and like all
citrus it's a heavy feeder so it likes
regular nutrition some trace elements
every now and then lots of water when
it's fruiting and regular water
throughout the year and apart from that
its really easy to grow so you've got
no excuse not to have beautiful oranges
in your garden so get out there plant a
lovely navel orange and in May you'll be 
picking these beautiful home grown fruit

Fabulous Carambola Fruit Trees - Delicious

Fabulous Carambola Fruit Trees ( star fruit )
We are really enjoying these fabulous carambolas - Daleys Sweet Gold Carambola Star Fruit Tree, it is one of our home grown selections that produces an abundant crop of sweet, juicy, medium sized fruit. Best eaten fresh, straight off the tree.

We'd love it if you would like to share with us whatever it is you are enjoying out of your home orchard.

Yes we send Fruit trees to WA Western Australia (Ordering Window FAQ)

Yes we send fruit trees to WA
Yes we send Fruit Trees To WA
1. WA 2 week Ordering Window
To be notified when we are taking orders to WA. Please enter both your
  1. WA Post code
  2. Email Address
  3. * Optional mobile number for SMS notification

Join Now: WA Email List

Filling in WA form for notifications
Example: How to fill in the form to be notified about WA dispatch dates
Yes we send fruit trees and many non-fruiting plants to WA about 3-5 times per year. If you are part of our email list with a WA postcode (must be: 6000-6999 ) then we will send you an email and SMS to say that we will be taking orders for 2 weeks to WA. You can then look at our list of plants that we have approved to be sent to WA.

2. How does the 2 week Ordering Window Work?

  1. We notify you by Email/SMS ( See Number 1 above to join )
  2. Weeks 1-2 You have 2 weeks to place an order ( Ordering Window)
  3. Week 3: We send a list of the plants you ordered to the DPI to confirm they are ok.
  4. Week 4: We organise for a DPI officer to visit our nursery and check your plants.
  5. Week 5: Your order will arrive at your home in Western Australia (WA).
3. What Date is your next WA 2 week ordering window?
We do not give out exact dates until we have been in communication with the DPI official to organise a date that suits both them and us and also we look at the long range weather forecast. Once this date is set we will then send out emails to everyone on our WA list ( explained in Number 1 above) You may also like to look back through our history of WA dispatch dates.

4. Can I Pre Purchase or Reserve Plants before the WA 2 week ordering window?
No, We can only send you plants that are in stock and the correct height and root growth to be sent to WA. This list will be shown to those on our WA list ( explained in Number 1 above)

5. How Much is Freight?
If you wish to get an idea of the freight costs for plants sent to WA you can do this on our freight page here:

6. What plants can you send to WA?
Method 1:
In stock plants that can be sent to WA can be viewed as one long list here:
However please note that this list is always changing and only plants that are in stock during our WA 2 week dispatch window will be able to be sent to WA.
Method 2:
Using the search feature find the plant that you will be interested in having sent to WA. The search feature is up the top of every single page eg our home page when you find the plant you were after click to view the full details of this plant. Look under Plant Specifications and you will be shown if there are any "Quarantine restrictions into this area" It will say WA if it can not be sent to WA.

Video Bare Root Fruit Trees

See what Bare Root Fruit Trees look like, how they are transported and the specific points on these "Sticks" that you need to understand. A whole orchard can be created in 1 compact order.

Detailed/Pictured List of Bare Root Plants that will be sent in June/July
Compact Page with every Bare Root Plant

In the video we show you how they save space making them perfect for mail order and offer 50% off freight compared to buying these plants as potted plants outside of Winter.

Loquat Fruit Trees Grafted vs Seedling

5 Benefits of Grafted Loquats over Seedling Loquats
1) Known Flavour: Sweet and consistent texture. Seedlings can be sour (Luck of the draw)
2) Time to Fruit: Grafted plants will flower & fruit right away but best to remove flowers & fruit in the first few years to establish.
3) Known Fruit Size: Very rarely will a seedling loquat produce fruit of the size of Nagasakiwase or Bessell brown grafted variety.
4) Flesh to seed ratio - Loquats can have multiple seeds in the one fruit but grafted varieties have less seed for the amount of fruit.
5) Big Crop of Fruit: Known for producing a bumper crop.

My Favourite thing about Loquats:
We all get the bug to garden just as Spring starts. Your grafted Loquat is producing fruit you can eat right off the tree while most of your other trees are just starting to think about their flowers. Inspiration you can taste.

Loquat Fruit Tree: Nagasakiwase:

Loquat Fruit Tree: Bessell Brown

The Richmond Birdwing Butterfly and Vine

Who am I?
Who am I ? ..... I am not a pest, I don’t always look like this, I am like the ugly duckling 🐥, there is only certain vines I like, if you plant them I will come. Who am I?

Richmond Birdwing Vine:
Answer from last post: I am the caterpillar of the Richmond Birdwing butterfly. I only like the Richmond birdwing vine and I am one of your largest butterflies in Australia my wingspan can be 16cm. Grow my vines and I will come.

Who am I? caterpillar

Who am I ? ..... I am not a pest, I don’t always look like this, I am like the ugly duckling 🐥, there is only certain vines I like, if you plant them I will come. Who am I?
Who am I?

Making Potting Mix at Home and in a Nursery.

Video: Making your own potting mix
Video Transcript
We're often asked about our potting mix
we make our premium potting mix here at
Daley's nursery
Keep in mind that we do make
different mixes for specific plants so
I'm just going to show you a general
potting mix that you can also make in
your garden to pot up your beautiful
fruit trees and any other plants that
you're growing in containers so firstly
we start with basic ingredients and we
buy ours in bulk of course so this is
Coir and you can buy it in blocks like
this it's dried out it's pressed
together and it's quite compact so what
you need to do when you get your block
of Coir is to wet it down so you can pop
this in a wheelbarrow put in about ten
litres of water twenty litres of water
and it expands so you can see how much
it expands here so this is one block
once it's expanded so we actually put a
little sprinkler over lots of blocks of
koi and we wet them all down together so
we're ready to mix our potting mix now
as soon as you move this block it's
going to break up so I've got one here
that we've just moved over and you can
see it just becomes like a powder so
this is one of the basic ingredients of
our potting mix now next to us here
we've got composted pine bark and this
is just medium pines of composted pine
bark and it's the other main fundamental
ingredient in our potting mix and we're
going to actually mix these together so
what we do here at the nursery is we mix
about one-third of Coir to two-thirds of
pine bark we use a tractor and a scoop
and we actually put them in a big old
cement mixer so they get fed into this
chute we mix it all up with fertiliser
so we add slow-release fertiliser gypsum
we add Nutrimin and then we feed it up
this chute into our potting machine once
it's all really well mixed and then the
potting machine feeds the Potters to pot
up the plants so I'll show you that next
so this fabulous machine is our potting
machine and this is where we pot up the
majority of our plants here at Daley's
so it's a two-person operation and we'll
show you how it works but basically when
you turn it on it feeds out the potting
mix and people pot up here it's a really
fast and efficient way of potting up
so if you want to make your own potting
mix at home you're going to need a
wheelbarrow some basic ingredients some
coir some pine bark if you can get it or
you might want to just use a bag of
premium grade potting mix so that's
going to be similar and it's already
going to have the fertilizer if you're
using plain pine bark you're going to
need some slow-release fertiliser so
we've got a couple of cups of Osmocote
and Nutricote coat these are slow-release
and they're going to last about eight to
twelve months so mix it all up in your
sprinkling my slow-release fertiliser so
I've got about two cups
and then mix it all through.
so you can see that the
fertiliser is sort of nicely spread
through the mix you can see the Coir is
pretty much broken up and I've got a
really beautiful mix of ingredients so
this is excellent we're going to use
this to pot up some of our beautiful

fruit trees