Fruit Trees

Mango 平平平

 The Mango Tree is one of the most luscious of all tropical fruits, with flavours varying from exceptionally sweet to turpentine. By planting different varieties of mangoes, harvesting can be extended for up to 12 weeks. Select from some of the wonderful varieties we have available, such as the traditional R2E2, The Bambaroo, Brooks Late or Florigon. Or head to the Thai selection with the Nam Doc Mai or Keow Savoy. Mangoes have had a few rough seasons of late - they are due for another bumper crop within a few years... It's the perfect time to plant so your tree is established and ready to produce 平平平 #daleysfruit #daleysnursery #mango #backyardgarden #mangotree

The ever loved - Cherry

 Cherry Trees are large and long lived. The juicy, succulent fruits are loved by many, but they can only be grown in areas that receive a cool to cold winter as they will need 300 - 1400 hours of chill depending on the variety. Many species break bud and flower in early spring, so they can be susceptible to late frosts and are best not planted in frosty pockets. Some varieties will require cross pollination, but our varieties here at Daley's are all self fertile #daleysfruit #cherry #daleysnursery

Minnie Royal Cherry

 The Minnie Royal cherry is showing good promise as a low chill producer of fruit with a stand out flavour. It is a medium to large sized red cherry with a firm texture. Fruiting can be as early as November. The tree is very productive and has been known to set heavy crops in southern California. Chill hours can be as low as 200 hours #daleysfruit #daleysnursery #cherry #miniroyalcherry #backyardgarden #foodforest #cherrytree

Thai Knight Carambola ⭐

 The Thai Knight Carambola is a sweet, self fertile starfruit with a bright orange colour to the fruit. Carambolas are refreshing and juicy. Thai Knight has as a medium sized fruit, and is an excellent selection with a really good flavour.

If you are not sure which variety of carambola to try, the Thai Knight is a great first option ⭐ #daleysfruit #daleysnursery #carambola #thaiknightcarambola #starfruit

Miniolea Olive

 The Miniolea is a semi-dwarfing Olive.

- Self fertile, producing small to medium fruit suited to pickling and oil production.
- A precocious producer of fruit in most climates, but selected for subtropical areas.
- Will fruit in its 2nd year. With its moderate growth rate and ability to produce fruit on this season's wood, the Miniolea can be pruned to 2m.
- Perfect for growing in pots or as a fruiting hedge.
- Miniolea, after years of research, has been selected by Australis Plants to fruit reliably in both warm and cold climates for home gardens throughout Australia #daleysfruit #daleysnursery #minioleaolive #olive #olivetree #backyardgarden

The Elephant Apple

 The Elephant Apple is a medium sized tree growing to around 15m. It has attractive corrugated foliage. The knobbly fruits can be used in curries, jellies and jams. The fragrant flowers are highly ornamental.

The tree prefers a tropical location, marginal in the subtropics. Great as a Food Forest canopy tree. The fruits are ripe when they turn a yellow colour- pick fruits only when ripe as they will not ripen further. The outer petals can be prepared and eaten, and the gelatinous pulp is often combined with sugar if consumed raw.

The Elephant Apple has medicinal properties, and is a beautiful shady ornamental tree in warm climates. This tree is found growing in Tropical Asia, and is loved by elephants, hence the name #daleysfruit #daleynursery #elephantapple #backyardgarden

Everyone's favourite - The Lychee

 Described as the most luscious of all fruits, the Lychee is native to Southern China. The fruit has a red/pink skin, and the translucent flesh is sweet and juicy. Its hard to stop at one.

For best results, lychees require seasonal temperature variations - warm humid summers and cool dry winters are the ideal climate for growing. They are a handsome, dense, rounded tree that can be susceptible to damage from strong winds. We strongly advise the purchase of marcotted trees as they bear in as little as 3 years.

It is very important to eat Lychees when fully ripe, as they contain toxins that are harmful to health when unripe #daleysfruit #daleysnursery #lychee

The Ambarella

 Despite being tropical, the ambarella has proven to be quite hardy and is very fast to become established in the subtropics. The fruit set begins after only three years.

The Ambarella tastes like a mix between pineapple and mango, but with a crunchy texture. The flesh nearer to the peel is quite sour, but gets sweeter near the seed. The ripe fruit is also much sweeter than the less mature green fruit. In Indonesia, they are steamed and eaten as a vegetable with salted fish and rice, and in Sri Lanka the raw fruit is mostly eaten fresh or cooked in a curry with chili.

As they mature, the skin turns golden-yellow with an orange-yellow pulp surrounding a single large spiny seed. When ripe, they have a pleasant pineapple-like fragrance. With similar growing conditions to the Mango, the tree thrives in humid tropical and subtropical areas, growing up to 2 metres in a single growing season.

It grows on all types of soil as long as it is well drained. The trees are cold sensitive when small and should be protected from serious frost and strong wind. The trees do best in full sun, but will produce some fruit in light shade. As the Ambarella is a large and vigorous tree, it prefers not be planted underneath other large trees, and unlike some mango varieties it is not too fussed on salt spray
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