Not surprisingly, this is one of our most popular fruits, and if you like Chocolate Pudding you'll love the Black Sapote! Commonly known as Chocolate Pudding Fruit, this amazing fruit is an excellent source of Vitamin C, containing about 4 times as much as an orange.
Native to China, the Yuzu has been used and cultivated in this region for thousands of years. The fruit is tart, resembling a grapefruit with mandarin overtones. It is rarely eaten as a fresh fruit, but is used to makes sauces, preserves and a popular yuzu vinegar. In Korea, thinly sliced fruits are combined with sugar and honey to make a thick marmalade like syrup. Yuzu kosho is a spicy Japanese sauce made from green or ripe yellow yuzu zest, chillis and salt. The yuzu is more cold tolerant than most other citrus, being able to tolerate to -5 degrees ❄
An evergreen rainforest tree with attractive glossy foliage and highly perfumed, small, white, tubular flowers. They also produce a large, edible, yellow fruit which turns brown and soft when ripe. The smooth flesh around the seed can be sucked, it is sweet like dates but has a bitter aftertaste. The flesh under the skin is similar with a gritty texture. Ideal in large tubs as a shade tree, or somewhere the delightful scent of the flowers can be enjoyed #daleysfruit #daleysnursery #gardenia #native
The fermented pod of this aromatic climbing orchid are used to flavour cakes, sweets and perfumes. The Vanilla Vine must be hand pollinated. The only insect capable of pollinating the blossom is the Melipona bee. This bee is native only to Mexico, so all Vanilla Vines in Aus must be hand pollinated within 12 hours of the flower opening. The pods take nine month to develop
The Edible Pandanus is widely cultivated for use in Asian cooking and basket making. It has a nutty fragrance and is most commonly used in rice dishes or tied in a bundle and cooked with food. Also useful in flower arrangements. A low growing plant to 1m with long narrow blade-like leaves and woody aerial roots. In tropical climates it can be grown as a marginal plant in dams and ponds, and used as a bedding plant in tropical landscaping. If you live outside of the tropics, it is well worth trying as an indoor plant in winter with a warm, sunny aspect. Allow the plant to dry out over the winter months.
Muscadines are well adapted to the warm, humid conditions of the south-eastern U.S., therefore will grow well in all humid areas of Australia where European grapes are unsuitable. Both east and west coasts, and through the “top end”, provide the climatic requirements for growing muscadines successfully. It is a vigorous vine and should not be planted where it can escape into native bushland, as it would quickly smother surrounding trees and shrubs. A level of frost sensitivity limits it to regions North of Sydney and Perth.
Pecan Nut Trees are among the best of the multi-purpose trees, providing a valuable nut crop and an excellent long-term investment. The trees are long lived, and unlike other commercial crops don't have to be replaced in the short to mid term. Although most varieties are self pollinating (SP), planting 2 varieties - one from each group - will ensure optimum cross pollination. Or, for large plantings, 1 of one type, to up to 5 of another.
Custard apples grow on an attractive small to medium sized tree that is similar in habit to the cherimoya. The open, spreading canopy is made up of long drooping branches that can often touch the ground. This tree offers delicious fruit and succulent soft white flesh that is wonderful eaten fresh or blended into ice-cream or as a rich and smooth drink
The Plum Pine is an attractive rainforest pine that bears seeds on swollen edible stalks - which is the 'plum'. The seeds get darker the riper they are. The purple 'fruit' are grape-like, with a sweet, juicy, soft jelly-like pulp and a subtle plum flavour. The slightly resinous fruit can be used for both sweet and savoury recipes. It is an attractive hedge due to its contrasting dark and lime green foliage. The timber is popular in cabinet making. The trees are either male or female, so planting 3 or more together will increase your chances of getting both a male and female tree which then allows for pollination and fruit set. They are from an ancient family of trees originating in the time of Gondwana, growing now in the rainforests of the east coast of Australia. The tree grows quite slowly and can take 8-15 years to fruit