Fruit Trees

Lemongrass πŸŒΏπŸ’›

 Lemongrass is one of the most versatile of herbs. It makes a delicious herbal tea, is often used in cooking, as an effective pest repellent, and an almost impenetrable weed barrier. Tie the outer leaves in a loop and cook with food to impart flavour. Be sure to remove before serving.

Lemongrass is incredibly fast to become established and drought tolerant. The fleshy, purple part of the stem is used in curry pastes, and can be ground into a paste and added to marinades and sauces to impart a fresh, lemony flavour #daleysfruit #daleysnursery #lemongrass

Carambola - Starfruit ⭐

 A large fruited selection with sweet juicy flesh. The juicy transparent flesh has a citrus quality with a floral accent and is delicious eaten fresh, made into juice or into a delicious chutney. Carambola trees have an attractive weeping habit, producing a profusion of pink flowers. The foliage is delicate on young trees, and our potted plants are known for their older leaves turning yellow and dropping during transport to conserve energy. This is not a problem long term. With care and acclimatisation they will bounce back #daleysfruit #daleysnursery #starfruit #carambola

The ever aromatic Lemon Myrtle 🌿

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, boiling or baking can often reduce 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 it is used extensively to scent confectionery, perfumes, aromatherapy oils, and food flavourings 🌿 #daleysfruit #daleysnursery #lemonmyrtle #backyardgarden


Brown Turkey Fig 🀎

The Brown Turkey Fig is a brown skinned, medium to large fig with copper-coloured skin and whitish to pink pulp. It is of very good quality with few seeds.
A prolific bearer and popular commercial variety.
Brown Turkey Figs can grow up to 2.5m in good conditions, but can be pruned to 2m.
They are a deciduous, self-pollinating tree that can handle moderate frost.
They can thrive in large pots and require moderate watering #daleysfruit #daleysnursery #brownturkeyfig #figtree #backyardgarden


Pluot Plum - Black Adder πŸ–€

 Our friend Graham Richards kindly gave us this low chill Pluot Plum to trial from his low chill breeding program. First fruiting this season, excellent flavour and texture. A Pluot is a cross between an Apricot and Plum- however more Plum characteristics are present. The Black Adder has Purplish-black skin with an amber flesh turning a deeper colour when very ripe.

Pluots normally require cross pollination to set fruit, so try cross pollinating with another Pluot, or a Japanese Plum variety- like a Mariposa. We are currently assessing its ability to self pollinate, and will update our growing advice with those results. Ensure adequate sunlight, and free-draining fertile soil for maximum yields and healthy productive trees. Being low chill, it will produce fruit where winters are mild, but still may not thrive in areas with hot summers. Protection may be beneficial πŸ–€ #daleysfruit #daleysnursery #pluotplum #backyardgarden

The enormous and delicious Blueberry Burst πŸ’™

 The fruit of the Blueberry Burst is a very large, crisp fleshed, sweet fruit. It can be harvested over 3-4 months, resulting in a constant supply of delicious, healthy fruit, filled with antioxidants. Blueberries have been nick named Brain Berries and Youth Berries because of the high antioxidant levels in them.

This variety is an evergreen, naturally dwarfing variety, growing to 1.0m high x 0.75m in width. It is self fruitful and because of its low chilling requirement can be grown anywhere in Australia. This variety has been growing in trials in both warmer and cooler climates in Australia with great success in all climates πŸ’™ #daleysfruit #daleysnursery #blueberry #blueberryburst #blueberrybush

The super sweet Blueberry Kisses πŸ’™

Characterized by it enormous fruit size and naturally dwarfing habit, Blueberry Kisses is self pollinating, and perfect for planting with Blueberry Burst to extend the fruiting season.
This low chill variety has a flowering and fruiting period over 4 to 6 month with an exceptionally high yield. It has been trialed in both hot and cold climates in Australia, and was very successful. Protected by Plant Breeders Right (PBR)Developed by Plantnet. πŸ’™ #daleysfruit #daleysnursery #backyardgarden #blueberrykisses


Passionfruit - Panama Red Pandora ❤

 Passionfruit - Panama Red Pandora is a lush, vigorous, tropical climber that produces an abundance of large, sweet, red skinned fruit. It is a popular, self-pollinating plant with fruit that is rich in vitamin c and folate. Grow in a sunny position with well drained soil. Apply well composted organic matter prior to planting ❤

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