Fruit Trees

Persimmons - Non-astringent and astringent

 Persimmons are a very attractive, deciduous tree with spectacular dark-orange autumn foliage. The latin name Diospyros translates as " Food of the gods" which is very appropriate when describing the melting flesh of the persimmon fruit.

The two fruiting types are made up of astringent and non astringent. The difference being astringent fruit must be left until they soften, astringency is the dry, mouth puckering sensation caused by the tannins in the unripe fruit. Non astringent persimmons do not have this effect, they can be eaten crunchy straight from the tree.

Eaten fresh they are delicious. They can also be frozen, dried, made into beer ,wine or cider. They are very versatile in the kitchen and are used in pies, salads, ice cream, juices, and dressings. Dried fruit lose all their astringency.
Other methods are to freeze fruits for 24 hours or place them in a bag with a ripening banana as it releases ethylene which hastens the ripening process ๐Ÿงก #daleysfruit #daleysnursery #persimmon #backyardgarden #astringent #nonastringent

Grapes ๐Ÿ‡๐Ÿ‡๐Ÿ‡

 On a hot summers day the fresh taste of grapes picked from your own vines can't be surpassed.

Grown since antiquity, they are well known and loved, and come in a large range of varieties. White grapes range in colour from pale yellow-green to light green, and black grapes from light red to purple-black.
Grapes are categorized by their uses, either as a table grape or wine grape. Wine grapes have high acidity and are therefore too tart for general eating, but some, for example Chambourcin, are sweet if left to ripen well on the vine.
Our varieties are suited to a wide range of climatic conditions. Those with disease resistance are good for humid, coastal conditions, and others are suited to warm temperate and inland, arid areas.
Fruit can be eaten fresh, frozen for a cool icy snack on a summers day, or dried for later use. It's not just their fruit that is delicious and nutritious, but their leaves as well. Blanch them in hot water and wrap them around a rice and herb filling for a delicious snack or platter filler ๐Ÿ‡๐Ÿ‡๐Ÿ‡ #daleysfruit #daleysnursery #grapes #backyardgarden #grapevine

Truffle ๐Ÿ–ค๐Ÿค

  Truffles have a pungent aroma that can be loosely described as of fresh earth and sweet mushrooms. Their taste can enhance many foods such as soups, dips and pates, salads, sauces, dressings, omelettes and main meals.

The irresistible allure of their unique aroma, flavour and taste accounts for their gourmet status, and demand by consumers, and makes them a highly valued ingredient. The host trees are the Pine Nut, or Pinus pinea, or Enlish Oak, Quercus robur, they are inoculated with truffle mycorrhiza.
In Europe, truffles thrive in nutrient poor, calcareous (lime) soils and a temperate climate. Therefore to establish a truffiare in Australia you will require an area with a similar climate, including rainfall & winter frosts, sufficient available water for drought proofing, and apply a great deal of lime to replicate the European soil types, you are looking for a soil pH of 8.
They need cold winter temperatures with a few frosts. Hot summer temperatures for initiating truffle formation.
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NEW Tommy Atkins Mango ๐Ÿฅญ

 The Tommy Atkins Mango is new to Daleys!

An attractive colour and great size. Regular, moderate cropper. One of the most popular commercial varieties being imported into the US, this variety stores well with firm flesh and citrus and tropical flavour notes. ๐Ÿฅญ๐Ÿฅญ๐Ÿฅญ๐Ÿฅญ๐Ÿฅญ
Good resistance to Anthracnose. #daleysfruit #daleysnursery #mango #backyardgarden

Youngberry ❤

 The Youngberry plant is a vigorous, trailing bramble with sweet, juicy, black-purple berries in Summer. They make a wonderful jam, are fabulous in desserts and drinks, but you will be lucky to get them into the kitchen. A favourite for garden snacking, the juice can leave children "red handed" after raiding the vine ❤ #daleysfruit #daleysnursery #youngberry #berries #backyardgarden

Strawberry - Red Cascade ๐Ÿ“

 The Strawberry Red Cascade SH PBR is a new low chill variety.

It has been bred from heritage strains, making it great for backyard growers.
The flavour is rich and sweet.
The soft, textured stem separates easily from the fruit, so pick with the stem on for maximum shelf life. They are not day length neutral and can be highly productive from May through to November ๐Ÿ“๐Ÿ“๐Ÿ“ #daleysfruit #daleysnursery #strawberry #backyardgarden

Bare Root trees are here! ๐Ÿฅ๐Ÿ‡๐Ÿฅญ๐ŸŽ๐Ÿ‹๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ๐Ÿ“๐Ÿ’๐Ÿ

 Bareroot trees are starting to arrive!

Flemings quality trees are now in the nursery!

Look out for your order activation email, or if you haven't ordered yet, check out the fantastic fruit trees on offer this year ๐Ÿฅ๐Ÿ‡๐Ÿฅญ๐ŸŽ๐Ÿ‹๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ๐Ÿ“๐Ÿ’๐Ÿ
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The visually striking - Jaboticaba

 The Jaboticaba fruit tree has a habit of producing the fruit directly on the trunk, making it a visually striking tree. The black fruit has an edible, thin, but tough skin. The texture is similar to a grape, with a sweet and aromatic flavour.

Cropping can begin at 5 years, with several crops maturing from spring to autumn. The Jaboticaba is a versatile small tree with decorative coppery foliage that makes for a great ornamental tree, or a superb hedge

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