Minor Fruits

Loquat

Loquats are evergreen trees and prefer warm dry climates. Hardy but prevent water-logging by maintaining good drainage. Shallow rooted. Loquats enjoy good nutrition, but avoid excessive nitrogen applications. Wind tolerant. 

Chatsworth Victory
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Fruit: Large oval-shape.
Skin: Golden yellow, thick skin.
Flesh: Pale yellow, firm, juicy and sweet.
Maturity: Ripens late November.
Pollinators: Self-fertile.
Comments: Very good quality and good bearer. Frost sensitive.

Enormity
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Fruit: Very large oval-shape.
Skin: Golden yellow.
Flesh: Pale yellow, juicy and sweet.
Maturity: Ripens late November.
Pollinators: Self-fertile.
Comments: The largest of the loquats. Good bearer. Frost sensitive.

 

Persimmon

Persimmons establish well with deep tap roots. Fertilise regularly for best results. Persimmons grow best in loamy soils.  

Fuyu
Fuyu
Fruit: Medium flat round.
Skin: Orange-red, tough.
Flesh: Deep orange, flecked, slight cinnamon taste.
Type: Non-astringent.
Maturity: Ripens April through May.
Pollinators: Self-fertile.
Comments: A consistent cropper with a beautiful Autumn foliage. Fruit can be eaten when firm. ‘Diospyros variety’.

 

Blueberry

Blueberry Burst®
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Fruit: Very large, crisp, sweet.
Skin: Purple-blue.
Flesh: Purple-blue.
Maturity: Fruits for 3-4 months commencing July in warmer regions.
Pollinators: Self-fertile.
Comments: A fantastic new evergreen Australian dwarf blueberry, growing to 1m high, 75cm wide. Very high yielding with a long fruiting period. For best results grow in a pot with suitable potting mix (low pH) in full sun. Suitable for eating fresh, freezing, cooking, jam.

 

Plumcot

Spring Satin™
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Fruit: Round.
Skin: Purple-black.
Flesh: Yellow-red.
Stone: Freestone.
Maturity: End November – early December.
Pollinators: Partially self-fertile. Crop may be improved with Apricots Story’s Improved and Moorpark or Plums Satsuma or Santa Rosa.
Comments: A high-bearing apricot – plum cross. Good disease resistance. Superb abundant white blossom.

 

Prunes

Prunes are very similar in growth to plums. Very sweet fruit, often called ‘sugar plums’. 

d’Agen “Sugar Plum”
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Fruit:
Small to medium oval. 
Skin:
Dark to reddish purple.
Flesh: Yellow, very sweet and sugary, good flavour.
Stone: Freestone.
Maturity: Ripens late February.
Pollinators: Self-fertile, Robe de Sargent.
Comments: The main drying prune. Can be dried whole.

Robe de Sargent
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Fruit: Medium oval.
Skin: Dark blue to black.
Flesh: Yellow, juicy and sweet, good flavour.
Stone: Freestone.
Maturity: Ripens mid February.
Pollinators: d’Agen, Splendour.
Comments: Top quality variety for drying.

Splendour
Splendour
Fruit: Medium to large oval.
Skin: Reddish to purple.
Flesh: Yellow, juicy and sweet, excellent flavour.
Stone: Freestone.
Maturity: Ripens late January.
Pollinators: d’Agen, Robe de Sargent.
Comments: A top quality prune that can be used for dessert.

Pear x Apple

Prapple™
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Fruit: Medium to large, round, 73-85mm.
Skin: Red on cream-green background, pronounced lenticels.
Flesh: White, firm and juicy.
Maturity: End March – early April.
Pollinators: Granny Smith, Pink Lady, Golden Delicious and Red Delicious
Comments: A great apple x pear hybrid, crisp, juicy and sweet to taste.

 

Quinces

Quinces are self fertile, producing large green fruit which turns yellow and drops when ripe. Trees enjoy a good supply of organic matter. Fruit needs protection from strong winds to avoid bruising. Quinces are high in Vitamin C and potassium and may be stored for up to 3 months. 

Pineapple
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Fruit: Medium to large pear-shape.
Skin:
Golden yellow.
Flesh:
Tender when cooked, sweet.
Maturity:
Ripens mid to late March.
Pollinators: Self-fertile.
Comments: Makes a beautiful jelly. Grows to 3-4m. Aromatic.

Smyrna
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Fruit: Very large pear-shape.
Skin: Lemon yellow.
Flesh: Tender and sweet when cooked.
Maturity: Ripens mid April.
Pollinators: Self-fertile.
Comments: Produces fruit at an early age. Grows to 3-4m.