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Feijoa

Feijoa

Common name  feijoa, pineapple guava
Botanical name  Acca sellowiana
Family  Myrtaceae
Flowers  Pink
Diameter  4.00
Height (m)  4
Drought tolerance  
Edible  
Evergreen  
Fruit / berries  
Perennial  
Shade / Sun  Full sun
Tags    hedge  autumn  fruit 
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Greenhouse

Greenhouse

Details  A well designed, large greenhouse is great way to grow plants that otherwise would have a limited season or not be possible to grow at all. Here we are growing (from left to right) tomatoes, purple passion fruit, thai ginger (galangal) and babaco (mountain pawpaw)
Date  December 23, 2014

Apple - Royal Gala

Details  Creamy, fine textured flesh, crisp, sweet and juicy, Royal Gala is regarded as one of the world's finest apples. Matures in mid summer. Tip bearing.
Options  Prefer smaller diameter, Prefer larger diameter, Any diameter
Price  $3.40  Each
Price for 2 or more  $2.90  Each if you buy 2 or more
Tags    fruit  graft  scion 
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Blackberries

Blackberries

Wild blackberries are a bit of a curse round here, growing rampantly wherever they can. However at this time of year they redeem themselves somewhat by offering up sweet berries.
In addition to the thorny wild plants, we have a thornless variety in the garden that produces larger, more accessible berries.
February 16, 2010
Drying Fruit

Drying Fruit

Another way of dealing with surplus fruit is to dry them in the sun for use over winter.

Use a simple wooden frame with fine mesh / gauze stretched over and then place the cut fruit and put the whole contraption out in the sun.
February 17, 2010
Quince root stock for grafting dwarf pear and loquat

Quince root stock for grafting dwarf pear and loquat

Botanical name  Cydonia oblonga
Details  Quinces are used as a root stock for producing dwarf pears, loquat and other quinces.

Root stocks can be created from root suckers, stool bed or seeds from overripe fruit planted in late autumn.
Flowers  White
Fruit / berries  
Tags    graft  dwarf  fruit tree  pear 
Benefits  The primary benefits are smaller trees that fruit sooner
Negatives  Many cultivars of pear are not directly compatible with quince and require double grafting with a compatible interstock
Pears grafted on quince have shorter lifespan than on seedling grown root stocks
Quince trees are prone to suckering, sending up growth from around the base of the tree and near damaged roots. These can be used as rootstocks.
Peaches

Peaches

Our crop of peaches came ready unexpectedly early. Thanks to the wet season they are sensationally juicy.

As with the plums we have more than we know what to do with and so jam making was in order.
February 15, 2010
  Peach  Jam  Preserve  Fruit 
Pruning fruit and nut trees

Pruning fruit and nut trees

Time of year for pruning, and an attempt to improve the shape of the trees for easier picking.

Our orchard has a number of large trees as well as a collection of younger ones, all require attention.
June 16, 2010
  Fruit  Trees  Pruning  Almond 
Plums

Plums

A bumper crop of plums this year. We have been eating them, freezing them, giving them away and trading into the community.
With several trees yet to ripen there is no end in sight.
January 08, 2010
Flavour of the day - Raspberry

Flavour of the day - Raspberry

Details  Over the past few weeks we've been getting the odd handful of berries off our small patch of raspberry canes.
Today I noticed they were dripping with fruit. Some so ripe they fell off as I brushed past the plant.
It's going to be raspberries and ice-cream for desert.
Date  March 08, 2010
Tags    Raspberry  Berries  Cane Fruit 
The bees and the bees

The bees and the bees

With the invasion of the varroa bee mite there has been a reduction in the number of nearby hives (both wild and domestic).

I was surprised and relieved to witness a large number of bumble and honey bees servicing the apricot tree.

This photos shows one of the more wild bees. Notice the dark colouring, where 'normal' bees are orange an black striped.
September 05, 2011
Pomegranates

Pomegranates

We have a small pomegranate tree down the back of the garden. Last year it had 1 small, hard, dry fruit.
This season, after a vigorous pruning, we got 2 plump fruit bursting with pink seeds.
The inside is somewhat like a passionfruit, although not as sweet and tasty unfortunately.
May 28, 2011

Apricot - Moorpark

Details  Freestone variety that has superbly flavoured fruit that are medium to large in size. Skin is deep yellow with orange blush that's fuzz free. The soft and juicy flesh of Moorpark allows the fruit to be suitable for fresh eating, bottling or drying. A mid-season variety best suited for cooler climates.
Options  Prefer smaller diameter, Prefer larger diameter, Any diameter
Price  $3.40  Each
Price for 2 or more  $2.90  Each if you buy 2 or more
Tags    fruit  graft  scion 
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Apricot - seedling mix

Details  Assortment of healthy apricots fruiting at different times.
Options  Prefer smaller diameter, Prefer larger diameter, Any diameter
Price  $2.40  Each
Price for 2 or more  $1.90  Each if you buy 2 or more
Tags    fruit  graft  scion 
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Pear - Conference

Details  A sweet and juicy pear with green skin and some russeting. A self-fertile variety, which is a regular and reliable bearer. Ripens Feb-March. Used as an interstem graft onto quince root stock
Options  Prefer smaller diameter, Prefer larger diameter, Any diameter
Price  $3.40  Each
Price for 2 or more  $2.90  Each if you buy 2 or more
Tags    fruit  graft  scion 
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Babaco cutting

Babaco cutting

Details  Propagate and grow your own babaco plants quick and easy with stem cuttings. Simply place the cutting 1 third into the soil (right way up) and keep damp in a sunny sheltered warm location.

High success rate and should produce fruit in 12 - 18 months.
Wind tolerance  poor
Flowers  white
Frost sensitive  
Edible  
Fruit / berries  
Perennial  
Tags    subtropical  fruit  cuttings  propagation 
Price  $3.90  15cm stem cutting
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Babaco

Babaco

Common name  Babaco, Mountain Papaya, Champagne Fruit
Botanical name  Carica x heilbornii
Details  Grown under plastic. Produces large, yellow fruit pentagonal in cross-section. Easily propagated from stem cuttings.
Variety  Pentagona
Flowers  Small white
Diameter  1.00
Height (m)  2
Edible  
Evergreen  
Frost sensitive  
Fruit / berries  
Perennial  
Shade / Sun  Full sun - part shade
Soil type  Rich, free draining
Wind tolerance  Low (large leaves)
Tags    exotic  sub-tropical  fruit 
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Almond - Paper shell

Almond - Paper shell

Details  Sweet almonds with easy to open shell (no tools required)
Options  Prefer smaller diameter, Prefer larger diameter, Any diameter
Price  $3.40  Each
Price for 2 or more  $2.90  Each if you buy 2 or more
Tags    fruit  graft  scion 

Apple - Freyberg

Details  A yellow green skin with some russeting. A juicy, aromatic apple with, creamy white flesh with a firm texture. Flavour is a combination of apple, pear and banana with a touch of anise and liquorice.
Options  Prefer smaller diameter, Prefer larger diameter, Any diameter
Price  $3.40  Each
Price for 2 or more  $2.90  Each if you buy 2 or more
Tags    fruit  graft  scion 
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Apple - Granny Smith

Details  The classic late season green apple that ripens to a pale preen-yellow. great for eating fresh or cooked although skins can be a little tough.
Options  Prefer smaller diameter, Prefer larger diameter, Any diameter
Price  $3.40  Each
Price for 2 or more  $2.90  Each if you buy 2 or more
Tags    fruit  graft  scion 
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Apple - Braeburn

Details  Late season, large sweet+tart fruit with red/orange vertical streaky appearance on a yellow/green background. A seedling from the 'lady hamilton' apple. Named after braeburn orchard near motueka, where it was first commercially grown.
Options  Prefer smaller diameter, Prefer larger diameter, Any diameter
Price  $3.40  Each
Price for 2 or more  $2.90  Each if you buy 2 or more
Tags    fruit  graft  scion 
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Nashi - Hosui

Details  Golden brown skin with crisp and juicy medium to large fruit
Options  Prefer smaller diameter, Prefer larger diameter, Any diameter
Price  $3.40  Each
Price for 2 or more  $2.90  Each if you buy 2 or more
Tags    fruit  graft  scion 

Apple - Fuji

Details  A large, sweet, crisp, fine textured, and complexly flavoured apple. This vigorous tree produces excellent eating fruit that store very well. A late season apple, Fuji has eating qualities that are similar to Red Delicious. Requires 500 chilling hours to set fruit. Tip bearing.
Options  Prefer smaller diameter, Prefer larger diameter, Any diameter
Price  $3.40  Each
Price for 2 or more  $2.90  Each if you buy 2 or more
Tags    fruit  graft  scion 
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Apple - Belle de Boskoop

Details  Heritage variety introduced in the 1850s in the Netherlands. Large fruit suitable for cooking or eating fresh.
Options  Prefer smaller diameter, Prefer larger diameter, Any diameter
Price  $3.40  Each
Price for 2 or more  $2.90  Each if you buy 2 or more
Tags    fruit  graft  scion 
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Cherry - Mix

Details  Selection of large fruiting cherries suitable for eating fresh, varieties unknown
Options  Prefer smaller diameter, Prefer larger diameter, Any diameter
Price  $2.40  Each
Price for 2 or more  $1.90  Each if you buy 2 or more
Tags    fruit  graft  scion 
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