1060 Wellington Road
Narre Warren East VIC 3804
T: 03 9554 2000

www.specialitytrees.com.au

Growing your own. Edible & Fruiting Selections

There is something about a social challenge that makes us all review our lifestyle going forward. Being somewhat closer to nature and self-sufficient is a nice feeling. While not a big part of what we do, our advanced edible and fruiting trees offer a ready-made solution.

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.

Laurus nobilis 'Miles Choice'

This Bay tree offers a more compact form and grows slightly smaller than the traditional Bay Tree to around 7m tall. It produces glossy dark green foliage. Leaves are fragrant and can be used in cooking.

Malus domestica '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. Requires 2 compatible plants to pollinate.

Malus domestica '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. Foliage is green with a slightly downy underside turning yellow in autumn. An ideal deciduous fruit tree for a small garden.

Malus pumila x domestica 'Magnus Summer Surprise'

This is a fruiting variety of Malus from Tasmania producing apples with deep-pink coloured flesh after pink spring blossom. It is a crisp eating apple and one of the earliest apples to ripen. All parts of the tree, including flowers, branches and fruit have red-purple colouring.

Olea europaea 'Frantoio'

Frantoio Olive

‘Frantoio’ is the most noted olive oil variety of Tuscany, Italy and grows more like a tree than a bush with an open and airy canopy. Ours stand at a planted height between 2.5-3.5m so they are close to their fully mature size. As a mature specimen, each specimen is gnarly and unique particularly seen through its patterned trunk. While they may throw the occasional fruit, they have been grown for ornamental purposes making them a stand-out selection for projects looking for outside pull or a point of difference.

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'

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 that ripen in mid to late summer. The fruit is sweet, rich and juicy and considered to be one of the best apricots for flavour. Self-fertile but would benefit from planting 2 compatibile varieties.

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. It is rich, juicy and dark red from skin to stone and is sweet and flavoursome.

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.

Prunus persica nucipersica '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.

Punica granatum

Pomegranate Tree

This is an ornamental small tree that produces fruit with a hard, leathery deep red or yellow rind. Fruit is edible and used in cooking. As a tree it has large showy flowers and is suitable for use as a feature.

Pyrus communis 'Beurre Bosc'

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.

Pyrus communis 'Packham's Triumph'

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. This variety will benefit from cross pollination, rewarding the grower with an abundance of beautiful, sweet dessert pears.


Disclaimer: The material contained on the Speciality Trees website is for general information only. Although much care has been taken to provide the information on its website, Speciality Trees does not warrant the accuracy, completeness or currency of this information and its suitability to your needs. All material listed on the Speciality Trees website, its associated links and product sheets are varieties either ready for sale or in production. This is an information source and not confirmation of availability. It is strongly recommended that users enquire about product availability independently of this source.