Fruit Trees

Starling White Guava Fruit Tree with few seeds (Less than normal)


Starling White Guava Fruit Tree

Some people don't like guavas because of their hard seeds. This variety is the starling white guava fruit tree and if you were to grow just this guava and your neighbours nearby didn't have a guava then you should get even fewer seeds forming than in this picture. This is due to no cross pollination. We have lots of guavas growing at Daleys and in this photo there isn't as many seeds as the usual white guava varieties. So we would expect some of our customers in the above scenario to produce guavas with far less seeds than us when growing the starling white guava. Taste is still very sweet and the fruits grow quite large with white flesh and green skin that goes more yellow and fragrant and soft when ripening. They do like warmer climates and could be kept small in a pot. Which makes them easier to protect with netting.

Birds will take the whole crop (Fruit Netting)


A little bit of preparation with Fruit Tree exclusion netting can protect your crop of grapes or many other fruit's ripening in your backyard. We demonstrate how to do this with our Pink Iona Grape vine.

Suitable fruit tree exclusion nets could be the.

Brown Turkey Fig Trees

Brown Turkey Figs just picked

Buying a Fig brown turkey fruit tree variety will get you hooked on Figs. Yes you
need to pick them at the perfect time but when you do you will nod
your head and say "WOW"

They can be grown in Arid, Temperate and Subtropical climates and as
they lose their leaves in Winter they can handle frosts down to -2

Yes to growing and fruiting in pots and you only need one to set fruit.

A full sun position is recommended and make sure when planting you
mound up your planting size height 50-80cm for good drainage.

They don't need much water except when the fruit is growing in early
summer. BUT heavy rain just as they ripening can cause the fruit to
split open ruining your crop.

In the ground it will grow 2-5m but in a pot with root restriction
they should stay under 2m.

Adventurous Ideas: Espalier them :) Dry them, Make Jams.


Lemon Myrtle (Edible Leaves) WOW Factor

Lemon Myrtle in Kyogle NSW Australia in 2020

10/10 choice for a a specimen tree (Wow Factor) as shown in this photo in the main street of Kyogle NSW taken by our Daleys staff member Bianca this year. The lemon myrtle occurs naturally throughout coastal Qld rainforests. It is a spectacular ornamental tree due to both its appearance and the superb fragrance of its flowers and leaves. The leaves and flowers are used in sweet and savoury dishes or as a refreshing tea. However as boiling or baking often reduces the flavour. The leaves are best added to the recipe at the end of the cooking process and either left to steam with the lid on or made into a sauce or dressing. It is usually the older and fully hardened-off leaves that are harvested for use. Enthusiasts describe the distilled oil from this tree as 'more lemony than lemon' and its used extensively to scent confectionery, perfumes, aromatherapy oil and food flavourings.
* Botanical Name: Backhousia citriadora
* Can be grown further south as the climate is Subtropical, Warm Temperate.
* Height in the ground 2-5m
* Self Pollinating ( only need 1 tree )
* Yes it can handle frosts but protect them when young.
* Keeps it's leaves even in Winter ( Evergreen )
* Yes to growing in pots
* Only requires moderate watering.
* You can harvest it all throughout the year.
* Full & Part sun positions are ok.
* Negatives: is susceptible to Myrtle Rust
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Boat Shaped Pods with seeds the size of Peanuts

We like to describe The Peanut Tree (Sterculia quadrifida) like this "boat-shaped pods that ripen throughout summer. They split open to display a beautiful, bright red interior that contains shiny, black, peanut-sized seeds which have a delicious, nutty flavour. It is a fast growing highly ornamental rainforest tree. Indigenous Australians ate the nuts both raw and roasted and used the fibrous bark to make nets." Looking at this picture our staff member Bianca took of their tree at home I think we got the description just right. Great for Subtropics and grows 10m+ (large) in ground. It requires only moderate watering once established. The botanical name is Sterculia quadrifida. In winter it can look a bit shabby because it is "partly deciduous" Lots of reports of people growing them as a bonsai in a pot who were blown away when it fruited in the pot with these boat shaped pods.