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Deciduous Fruit Trees

While we are specialists in producing advanced ornamental trees for landscaping, we also grow a number of fruiting trees. The ones listed here are deciduous.

Acca sellowiana

Pineapple Guava, Feijoa

This is a small evergreen fruiting tree to approximately 3m tall. It produces green-skinned fruit with a sweet, aromatic flavour, which taste like pineapple, apple and mint. As a tree, it has attractive leathery green leaves with silvery undersides and pinky-white flowers with large red stamens. Good as a contrast tree in the garden.

Ficus carica 'Brown Turkey'

Common fig

This is a small deciduous tree with bold, deeply lobed leaves and insignificant flowers followed by edible fruit which are first green, but purplish when ripe. Usually produces one crop of fruit per year. Foliage has a distinct shape.

Ficus carica 'Black Genoa'

Black Genoa Fig

A fast growing, medium sized deciduous tree growing 3-5 metres tall. During summer, this variety produces masses of excellent quality, delicious dark red fleshed fruit with purple-green coloured skin. Self-pollinating and producing two crops per year, it is a reliable and heavy cropper with a vigorous spreading habit. This is a great variety for making jams, drying or eating fresh.

Ficus carica 'White Adriatic'

Common Fig, Edible Fig

Unsurpassed for flavour when ripened on the tree, this medium to large sized fig has an excellent sweet flavour. The tree generally crops once per year with fruit which is very easy to peel when it ripens in late summer. Green to yellow skinned, the flesh is a rich, strawberry red and is a great variety for making jams, drying or eating fresh.

Malus domestica 'Granny Smith'

Granny Smith Apple

One of the world's best cooking apples, originating from an Australian seedling. This variety of apple is tip bearing, with bright green skin. It has a tart flavour with a crisp texture. It is revered as a cooking apple, but should certainly not be overlooked for an eating apple if left on the tree to fully ripen. Granny Smith apples have a long storage life and the trees require fewer chilling hours. For optimum yields, cross-pollinate with varieties such as Pink Lady, Delicious, or Jonathan.

Malus domestica 'Pink Lady™'

Pink Lady Apple

An Australian bred fruiting apple with bright pink blushed skin and crispy, smooth textured flesh, making it a wonderful eating/dessert apple. Ripening late in the season, from mid to late May, this variety stores well and is self-pollinating, however will be much higher yielding if cross pollinated with a companion such as Granny Smith. Foliage is green with a slightly downy underside turning yellow in autumn. An ideal deciduous fruit tree for a small garden.

Olea europaea 'Correggiola'

Correggiola Olive

This tree has leather-like thin leaves which are green with silver undersides. Small delicate cream flowers are followed by green fruits turning purple-black when ripe. The fruit is edible.

Olea europaea 'Garden Harvest'

Dwarf Olive Tree

This dwarf growing Olive tree has attractive grey-green foliage and masses of fruit in spring and summer. It can be used as a hedge.

Olea europaea 'Mission'

Mission Olive

Native to the Mediterranean, Olive trees are generally hardy trees with good tolerance to poor soils. This one is no exception. The Mission Olive grows between 4-9 m depending on conditions. Ours is grown as a single trunk specimen. The grey-green leaves are thick and leathery. Fruits start green, and turn black when they ripen.

Prunus armeniaca 'Moorpark'

Moorpark Apricot

This is a relatively fast-growing, small tree with a spreading, rounded canopy. Its leaves are heart-shaped with serrated margins. Pinkish white blossoms appear in spring, followed by large, yellow apricots which ripen in mid to late summer. The fruit is sweet, rich and juicy and considered to be one of the best apricots for flavour. Although this variety is self-fertile, it would benefit from planting two or more varieties to produce a better crop.

Olea europaea 'Swan Hill'

Swan Hill Olive

This low-fruiting olive tree has slender, greyish-green foliage with a silvery underside. It is a relatively slow grower which responds well to pruning. If left unpruned, it can grow as tall as it does wide. Bark is pale grey in colour and although this variety does produce white flowers in spring, they are generally sterile and so will produce very little fruit. This is a tough tree which, once established, will tolerate periods of dryness.

Olea europaea 'Tolley's Upright'

Tolley's Upright Olive

This is a low fruiting variety of olive tree that has an upright growth. Responds well to pruning and can be grown with a single leader or easily pruned into a hedge for screening. Foliage is silvery.

Prunus persica nucipersica 'Goldmine'

'Goldmine' nectarine

This is a popular variety of nectarine bred in New Zealand. It is red and yellow in appearance with white flesh. Fruit matures in late February - March and is in abundance. Low chill requirement so suitable for a wide range of climates.

Prunus salicina 'Santa Rosa'

Japanese Plum

This is another attractive deciduous fruiting tree for small gardens with strong upright growth. It produces a large sweetish purplish plum highly regarded for eating, preserving and stewing. The flesh is yellow.

Pyrus communis 'Beurre Bosc'

European Pear

'Beurre Bosc' is an heirloom variety of pear first recorded in Europe in the early 1800's. it is a medium-sized deciduous fruiting tree with an upright, pyramidal habit. Fragrant white flowers are borne in spring, followed by elongated conical fruit which matures in mid to late autumn. The fruit is juicy and buttery with a slightly grainy texture and is distinguished by its cinnamon-brown, russetted flesh - an excellent variety perfect as a dessert pear.

Prunus salicina 'Satsuma'

Japanese Blood Plum

A small and attractive fruiting deciduous tree, leaves are green and flowers before the onset of fruit, are pink and white and fragrant. The fruit of this very popular blood plum is great for eating, stewing, preserving and making juice. It is rich, juicy and dark red from skin to stone and is sweet and flavoursome.

Pyrus communis 'Packham's Triumph'

Common Pear

This is an Australian heirloom pear bred in Molong, NSW, a small town in the central west of NSW and dates back to the late 1800's. It is a great eating pear with smooth, green to yellow skin and juicy, white flesh which is sweet and rich in flavour. Fragrant, white flowers are borne in spring and the fruit ripens from late Autumn to early Winter. The fruit stores well if refrigerated. This variety will benefit from cross pollination, rewarding the grower with an abundance of beautiful, sweet dessert pears.


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