Fruit Trees

Lilly Pilly Edible Hedge the Bushfood Riberry (Syzygium luehmanii)

Lilly Pilly Edible Hedge Riberry

Video Transcript
This beautiful hedge here is a Riberry Hedge, Syzigium luehmanii and it is a perfect bushfood for hedging. You can see it has this gorgeous leaf flush which is what this is primarily grown for. So this hedge is cut back by using pruning sheers and what that does is it keeps this juvenile leaf flush coming on this hedge so it doesn't fruit so if you wanted your hedge to fruit and produce a massive crop of fruits you'd need to use your cincturing tool to cincture these plants and then you'd actually encourage flowering and fruiting. So if you want a fruiting hedge cincture your trees to keep them small and dwarf them and if you want  a beautiful leaf flush use your pruning sheers to hedge them.

Grafted vs Seedling Fruit Trees - Which to choose? (1/2)

Grafted Fruit Trees vs Seedling Fruit Trees

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So a really common question here at Daleys is what is the difference between a grafted plant and a seedling and I'm just going to show you a couple of examples. So I have here a  seedling Feijoa so this plant is grown from seed and there's going to be a lot of variation between each tree so if you had a 100 trees that were each grown from seed the fruit that each tree produces is going to be slightly different so they don't necessarily grow true to type is what we call seedling variation and they're all genetically different so if you wanted to cross pollinate trees 2 seedlings are going to cross pollinate or you can also cross pollinate a seedling tree with a grafted plant such as this. Now if you look at these 2 plants and this one is a grafted tree, this one is a Duffy. You can see that the foliage is slightly different so this is juvenile foliage and this plant goes through a juvenile phase much like people become teenager and then adults. So this goes through a juvenile phase where as this plant already has it's adult foliage. So this is grafted and it's grafted down here and this is basically a miniature mature tree. The fruit that are produced on this grafted variety are going to be true to type so they are going to be exactly the same as the parent tree, you are going to know what you're going to get and it's going to fruit much quicker than this seedling tree. So there are advantages and disadvantages of both the Advantages of a seedling is they tend to be more vigorous and more  hardy they also grow slightly larger and the advantage of your grafted plant is that they are true to type and they fruit quicker. There are also different maintenance things so this grafted plant is grafted onto a seedling plant exactly like this and you need to de-sucker anything below the graft so if you look closely here you can see the graft and here's the sucker so this is a seedling sucker and it's really important to maintain your grafted plants by removing all the suckers so that's a really important maintenance to maintain your grafted tree for this seedling is going to be more vigorous and it can actually overgrow your graft it can kill off the graft because it has more energy so it's really important to get your secateurs and cut that sucker off.

Kaffir Lime Fruit Trees Use: Leaves, Rind, Seeds for your Patio, Backyard or balcony

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Usefulness: 1st: Leaves, 2nd: Rind, Equal 3rd: Juice & Seeds, 4th: Entire Fruit crystallised
Trivia 1) Crushed Kaffir seeds are high in pectin and can help in setting jams.
Trivia 2) The Rind is used as the main ingredient in many Curry pastes. (No you can't just use any lime it has to be Kaffir)
Trivia 3) The Juice is used in shampoos (believing it gets rid of head lice) and clothing cleansers.

Originally from just above us in Indonesia the Kaffir lime fruit tree is now famous worldwide and common to many Australian backyards. Suited to pots and even grows on a balcony with limited space. The leaves are an essential ingredient in many common recipes. The juice, rind and leaves combines with an array of flavours to make refreshing drinks on those hot days that are coming our way.

Adonis Muscadine Grape Vine Subtropical and Disease resistant

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Adonis Grapes have Large ripe fruits (20-25mm) are golden bronze in colour, sweet and juicy with a delicious and distinctive fruity flavour. Highly disease resistant and should not require spraying making them ideal for coastal subtropical climates.

Pigeon Pea as Companion Plants using Permaculture techniques - taste great too

Pigeon Pea used in a Permaculture Guild
Yes the Pigeon Pea can be eaten just like a normal Pea or legume but watch as we show you how it can be used in a Permaculture Guild or companion plant. Need mulch? the Pigeon Pea can help. Need Nitrogen fixed soil: the Pigeon pea can help. Need a precious fruit tree protected from the sun? the Pigeon Pea again. #pigeonpea #daleysfruit #permaculture #permacultureguild

Video: Pigeon Pea as Companion Plants
Here we've got a good example of how our Pigeon Peas can work for us in the garden. Why should you add this to your order? They are good examples of a permaculture guild where you use Pigeon Peas as a support system for your main tree so we have got a Cashew here and we've got a Naranjilla. They will require shade in the hot Summer days they will require nitrogen and they require mulch. These Pigeon Peas they provide everything. So to start with you can prune it up and use that as mulch. So that will provide a bit of structure in the soil and every time you prune it, it releases Nitrogen in the soil through the roots. During the hot summer days let it grow over your trees. During the winter days where you require as much Sun as possible, chop it up. Use the leafage on the bottom so it stabalises the temperature of the soil and that's a good example of a permaculture guild. They're high in protein, They're beans so you can pick them green and are a great substitute for a pea. That's why it's called a pigeon pea so it provides 2 different products on the same plant. 1 is the peas that you can cook. You need 10 minutes to cook it. You just pick the dry ones and store it.