Fruit, Nuts and Berries

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Fruit, Nuts and Berries

The taste of home grown sweet juicy fruit is hard to match. We have a good selection of Apples, Apricots, Nectarines, Peaches, Pears, Plums, Cherries and Nuts. If you want something different try the stonefruit hybrids – Plumcot, Peacherine or Peachcot. These all produce tasty fruit, about 3 years from planting. 

Caring for your stonefruit with a regular spray programme is very important in growing these successfully. From bud break you need to spray them fortnightly with Copper Oxycloride to prevent peach curl. Plums can be susceptible to aphids which will also cause leaf curl. At the first signs of this you need to spray underneath leaves with Mavrik, Pyrethrum or garlic to remedy this.

ALMOND

 

Almond All in One

Heavy crops of soft-shell nuts with sweet ,flavourful kernels.Needs hot summer to ripen .Frost hardy and self fertile.Ideal for home orchards.

Type: Deciduous   Size: 3m

Almond Garden Prince

Compact lushly-foliaged tree. Soft-shelled kernels sweet and tasty. Bears young and heavily. Large soft pink blooms. Self fertile. Useful as pollinator.

Type: Deciduous   Size: 3m

APPLE

 

Apple Ballerina Bolero

A dwarf apple that has attractive pink tinged, white spring blossom followed by shining green, early season ripening fruit with white juicy flesh. PVR)

Type: Deciduous  

Apple Ballerina Polka

Medium sized round fruit with green skin, flushed red. Flesh is crisp and juicy with a very good flavour. Matures mid season. PVR

Type: Deciduous  

Apple Ballerina Waltz

Medium to large, round-conical fruit with red skin. Crisp and juicy with slight tang. Good fresh, for drying or cooking. Mid season. PVR

Type: Deciduous  

Apple Baujade

A sweet and aromatic, Granny Smith-type apple, ripening late season. Disease resistant variety.

Type: Deciduous  

Apple Belle de Boskoop

Large dull red ,heavily russeted apple with greenish white ,firm flesh. Suitable for eating fresh or cooking. Crisp ,tangy full flavoured apple. Ripens late season. Good keeper. Wide spreading tree.

Type: Deciduous  

Apple Braeburn. M106

Medium to large fruit with sweet and tangy flavour. Heavy cropper, maturing late March - April. Stores well

Type: Deciduous  

Apple Braeburn. M9

Medium to large fruit with sweet and tangy flavour. Heavy cropper, maturing late March - April. Stores well

Type: Deciduous  

Apple Bramley M106

Popular English cooking apple with firm, tart flesh yet sweet. Good flavour and plenty of juice. Medium- large sized fruit.

Type: Deciduous  

Apple Divine

Divine is a red-skinned crisp apple with a flavour similar to Royal Gala. Late ripening, it improves in flavour after keeping for a few months. PVR

Type: Deciduous  

Apple Egremont Russet

The classic russet, with a very rich, sweet nutty flavour and firm flesh. Compact growth makes it suitable for pots. Mid season.

Type: Deciduous  

Apple Fuji

A salad and dessert apple that can be pink striped through to red. Juicy and crisp with low acid sweetness.

Type: Deciduous  

Apple Ginger Gold

Ginger Gold is an attractive early-season apple, ripening during January or early February in most areas. The skin is a golden green color, often with a sun-kissed flush. Disease resistant. PVR

Type: Deciduous  

Apple Golden Delicious M106

Yellow, with light yellow flesh. Great for eating freshly picked, or in salads and pies. Mild, sweet flavour. Mid season.

Type: Deciduous  

Apple Granny Smith M106

Tart and juicy apple for dessert or cooking. April or later. Large crisp, very white flesh. Vigorous upright tree. Good keeper.

Type: Deciduous  

Apple Greenmeadows Cox

Early season apple with green/yellow skin and bright red stripes. Sharp tangy flavour.

Type: Deciduous  

Apple Hetlina

An old apple variety with high levels of beneficial compounds. Early season dessert apple with crisp, red fruit. Disease resistant.

Type: Deciduous  

Apple Irish Peach

Early season, heritage variety thought to have originated in Ireland. Green with faint red stripes and good flavour.

 

Apple Kentish Fill Basket

Very large pale green apple with red streaks, ripening mid to late season. Excellent for dessert or cooking. Vigorous disease resistant tree.

Type: Deciduous  

Apple Knotted Kernel (Cider)

Bitter sweet English cider apple. Small to medium fruits of good to excellent quality. Hardy.

Type: Deciduous  

Apple Little Rascal M9

New KiwiApple. Pink and white blossoms in spring followed by rose red fruit in autumn. Medium sized fruit with white crisp juicy flesh. Sweet flavour. Can be biannual fruitier if fruit is not thinned. Plant with other apples. PVR

Type: Deciduous   Size: 1.5m

Apple Merton Russet M106

Old English variety, quite acidic at harvest, becoming richer and sweeter in storage. Good keeper. Good disease resistance. Deep yellow flesh with golden russet on skin. Ripens January.

Type: Deciduous  

Apple Merton Worcester

Similar to Cox's Orange with pineapple-like taste. Skin like beaten gold. Ripens April.

Type: Deciduous  

Apple Monty’s Surprise

A ‘medicinal apple’ with high levels of beneficial compounds. Crisp, large apples for eating fresh or cooking. April harvest. Sweet and Juicy.

Type: Deciduous  

Apple Northern Spy

A medium sized dessert apple with greenish yellow skin, striped and flushed with red. Has good flavour and is a good keeper. Good home garden variety as it is compact and requires little attention.

Type: Deciduous  

Apple Pacific Rose

A cross of Gala and Splendour. A unique rose- pink skin colour, medium to large with a rich, sweet flavour, and crisp juicy flesh. Exceptional appearance and storage capability. PVR

Type: Deciduous  

Apple Peasgood Nonsuch M106

Old variety with huge apples, good for eating, excellent for cooking. Ripens March. Crisp white flesh with red stripes on green skin.

Type: Deciduous  

Apple Red Delicious

Crisp sweet flesh with ruby red skin and classic heart shaped fruit of this old favourite apple. Suitable for eating fresh or dessert. Ripens mid season.

Type: Deciduous  

Apple Reinette du Canada

Old reliable variety. Russeted golden skin over pale green. Crisp and juicy with a slightly sharp flavour. Mid season ripening . Suitable for dessert or cooking. Very good keeper.

Type: Deciduous  

Apple Royal Gala

Sweet and Juicy with bright red skin. Good dessert apple maturing late Feb to March. Good keeper.

Type: Deciduous  

Apple Sir Prize

Large, yellow apple with blush, similar to Golden Delicious. Very juicy, crisp and tender. Good keeper. Mid to late season. High health variety, good for home gardens and organic plantings.

Type: Deciduous  

Apple Slack my Girdle M106

Heritage cider apple. Medium sized fruit .Greenish-yellow skin with crimson streaks and tender sweet flesh. Ripens mid to late season.

Type: Deciduous  

Apple Sturmer

Crisp and juicy, excellent eating and cooking. Good keeper and easy to grow. Matures April. Small tree of medium vigour.

Type: Deciduous  

Apple Teachers Pet M9

New KiwiApple. Pink and white blossoms in spring followed by dark red fruit in autumn. Medium sized fruit with white crisp juicy flesh. Sweet flavour. Can be biannual fruitier if fruit is not thinned. Plant with other apples. PVR

  Size: 1.5m

APRICOT

 

Apricot Clutha Gold

Large fruit with real apricot flavour. Has an orange skin with slight red blush. This is a great eating experience! Ripens late January.

Type: Deciduous  

Apricot Clutha Late

Medium sized orange fruit with sweet juicy flesh. Late season and self-fertile. Requires winter chilling, good drainage and plenty of sun (PVR)

Type: Deciduous  

Apricot Gold Nugget

A traditional yellow skinned apricot with old fashioned flavour. Ripens late December. Self-fertile. (PVR)

Type: Deciduous  

Apricot Stevens Favourite

Very popular mid season variety with particularly large, golden fruit and firm flesh. Suitable for use as both a dessert or bottling apricot.

Type: Deciduous  

Apricot Sundrop

Large oval shaped fruit with golden skin. Good flavour and texture. Freestone. Suitable for fresh eating or preserving. Mid season variety ripening January. Pollinated by Trevatt.

Type: Deciduous  

Apricot Trevatt

Good sweet flavour with juicy, firm, orange flesh. Pale yellow skin. Med to large Fruit. Can be eaten fresh, dried, jammed or preserved. Ripens early season. Self fertile .Good pollinator for Sundrop.

Type: Deciduous  

BERRY FRUIT

 

Blueberries

 

Blueberry Duke

Northern Highbush.Early ripening selection with good crops of mildly sweet-flavoured berries.Foliage turns yellow-orange in autumn.Requires acid soil , summer moisture and sun.Pollinate with other Northern Highbush variety such as Blue Crop,Blue Jay or Dixi.

Type: Deciduous   Size: 1.2m

Blueberry Blue Dawn

Rabbiteye. Large, tasty fruit ripening late summer. Pollinate with Tasty Blue or Blue Magic.

Type: Evergreen  

Blueberry Blue Magic

Rabbiteye. Pink tinged creamy white flowers in spring followed by large tasty medium sized berries that ripen over an extended period. Bred for NZ conditions. Pollinate with Tasty Blue.

Type: Evergreen  

Blueberry Bluecrop

A popular old northern highbush variety, known for huge crops of large berries in mid season. Vigorous, upright shrub. Tolerates spring frosts. Pollinate with other highbush variety such as Duke ,Dixie PBBB or Blue Jay.

Type: Deciduous  

Blueberry Dixie

Northern Highbush. Rich, tangy and sweet. Ripens for a long time in mid-season. Pollinate with Bluecrop, Bluejay or Petite Blue

Type: Deciduous  

Blueberry Muffin

Plant in well drained soil rich in organic matter. Mulch well to ensure moisture for shallow root systems. Feed with with slow release fertiliser low in calcium early spring & mid summer. Self fertile.

Type: Semi- deciduous  

Blueberry Nui

Northern high bush variety with enormous,light-blue berries. Excellent keeping variety. Prefers full sun and acidic soils. Best planted with Bluecrop, Blue Joy, Dixie or Duke.

Type: Deciduous   Size: 1.2m

Blueberry Reka

NZ highbush hybrid. Dark blue, medium sized berries with a sweet flavour,ripening before Christmas. Good autumn colour. Pollinate with other Highbush variety such as Blue Crop,Duke Nui.

Type: Deciduous   Size: 1.5m

Blueberry Tasty Blue

Pink tinged, creamy white flowers in Spring followed by large tasty fruit
that ripen over an extended period late Summer. Vigorous bush bred for
NZ conditions. Pollinate with Blue Magic.

Type: Evergreen  

BRAMBLE

 

Bramble Aurora

A trailing heavy-cropping variety with tender pleasant fruit. Early December fruiting, resistant to wilt. Ideal for jams, pies etc. Plant in rows 50cm apart.

Type: Deciduous  

Bramble Berry Delight

(Boysenberry x Loganberry ) Thornless vigorous climber which produces delicious, large dark red fruit in December/January.Heavy cropper.Very hardy and self fertile. PVR

Type: Deciduous  

Bramble Blackberry Black Satin

Thornless, late fruiting plant. Needs well drained rich soil. Fruits on last season’s wood.

Type: Deciduous  

Bramble Blackberry Karaka Black

Very black berries over a long season. Resistant to disease.

Type: Deciduous  

Bramble Blackberry Thornless

Thornless spreading shrub, with clusters of white-pink flowers .Followed by round, red berries which ripen black. Good for freezing, jams and pies. Easily grown and tolerates wet conditions. Plant 2.5m apart. Prune out wood that has fruited.

Type: Deciduous  

Bramble Boysenberry Brulee

Vigorous semi thornless boysenberry producing heavy yields late season. Large purple/black berry of excellent flavour. Plant in well drained soil rich in organic matter. Self fertile.

Type: Deciduous  

Bramble Boysenberry Mapua

A mostly spineless berry cropping well late in the season. Large berries that are easily harvested.

Type: Deciduous  

Bramble Boysenberry McNichol's Choice

A selection from Hawkes Bay with high yields of medium to large berries.

Type: Deciduous  

Bramble Boysenberry Riwakas Choice

A heavy cropping variety maturing late season. Very large berry size and excellent flavour.

Type: Deciduous  

Bramble Loganberry

Long, black-red fruit excellent for freezing, jams and pies. Best in fertile moist position and will tolerate warmer climates.Ripe from early December. Plant 1.5m apart. Prune old canes.

Type: Deciduous  

Bramble Loganberry Waimate

A vigorous thornless loganberry with large fruit size and high yields. Long, conical, dusky red fruit with good flavour, ripening from mid summer. Excellent fresh or for processing.

Type: Deciduous  

Bramble Orangeberry

Dramatic, fast-growing plant related to the Strawberry. Delicate white flowers in Spring followed by bright orange fruit for Xmas. Best in full sun. Little care needed. Trim edges to maintain desired shape. Self fertile. Hardy.

Type: Evergreen  

Bramble Rainui Berry

(Blackberry, marionberry cross ) Thorny high cropping berry with fruit same size as blackberry. Taste is tangy but very moorish. Crops before Xmas. Used by restaurants in sauce over pork and makes great jam.

Type: Deciduous  

Bramble Tayberry

Large red fruit. Cross between loganberry and raspberry.

Type: Deciduous  

Bramble Thornless Jewel

Thornless boysenberry cross with large almost black berries with boysenberry flavour in December.

Type: Deciduous  

CHERRY

 

Cherry Compact Stella

Large, dark red fruit with good flavour. Ripens late Dec - Jan. Self fertile, excellent pollinator. Small, heavy cropping tree. Good home variety

Type: Deciduous  

Cherry Dawson

Old favourite. Large dark red skinned, dark fleshed cherry, maturing mid to late December. Upright habit. Can be pollinated by Stella or Bing.

Type: Deciduous  

Cherry Double Graft Stella/Dawson

 

Cherry Griotella (tart)

Dwarf weeping habit. Heavy cropping sharp tasting fruit. Ideal for cooking. Self fertile.

Type: Deciduous  

Cherry Lapins

Large, dark fruit. Excellent flavour. Self fertile. Ripens early January. Resistant to cracking.

Type: Deciduous  

Cherry Montmorency (sour)

An Amorelle-type sour cherry with bright red skin, white flesh and clear juice. Great for pies and conserves. High in antioxidants. A disease resistant, compact, spreading tree. Self Fertile

Type: Deciduous  

Cherry Rainer

Large, white fleshed fruit blushed red. Ripens in December. Pollinate with Stella.

Type: Deciduous  

Cherry Rainer

Large, white fleshed fruit blushed red. Ripens in December. Pollinate with Stella.

Type: Deciduous  

Cherry Tangshe

Fruiting cherry with self fertile pale pink blossom. Fruit are a pale pink with red cheek and good flavour. Early ripening , about Christmas time. Self fertile.

Type: Deciduous  

CHESTNUT

 

Chestnut Castanea Sativa 1005

Big tree with heavy crops of medium to large nuts in early March. Mostly self fertile, but will crop better if planted with 1002.

Type: Deciduous  

CITRUS

All citrus except Meyer lemons are grafted onto dwarf, frost resistant, quick fruiting rootstock. Meyer lemon is cutting grown. All citrus plants need a warm sunny position in our cooler climates. Meyer lemon is the hardiest and easiest to grow. Citrus should be planted where they can be protected from frost and get the last of the sun every day, preferably against a brick wall.

 

Citrus Grapefruit Golden Special

Med to large fruit, thin skinned, juicy and tangy.

Type: Evergreen  

Citrus Kumquat Meiwa

Shiny, thin skinned fruit about 2cm across with tart and distinctive flavour. Good for marmalade. Highly ornamental shrub. One of the hardiest citrus. Prefers a prominent sunny position.

Type: Evergreen  

Citrus Lemon Meyer

Hardy tree which produces large sweet fruit at an early age. Requires good drainage and warm sheltered position. Keep well watered and feed regularly. Avoid deep cultivation.

Type: Evergreen  

Citrus Lemon Yen Ben

Lisbon type lemon with thin skin. This is a prolific bearer . Fruit are juicy. Good variety for home gardener as smaller growing and hardy . Will need warm sunny position and protection from frost .

Type: Evergreen  

Citrus Lemonade

A prolific producer of easy peel, very juicy, ideal for both eating or juiced for a tangy drink. Mild fresh flavour.

Type: Evergreen  

Citrus Lime Bearss

This improved selection of Tahitian Lime produces small, thin-skinned, almost seedless fruit. Needs a warm, sheltered, frost free site. Ideal container plant.

Type: Evergreen  

CItrus Lime Kaffir

The rind and leaves of this variety are popular in Asian cooking although the bumpy-skinned fruit is inedible. Must have a warm, sunny site with frost protection in the winter.

Type: Evergreen  

Citrus Mandarin Miho

Easy peel, cold hardy with heavy crops of juicy, flavoured seedless fruit. Early to ripen. Suitable for containers.

Type: Evergreen  

Citrus Mandarin Silver Hill

Abundant, large satsuma type fruit. loose skinned, peels easily. Juicy and mild in flavour. Tolerant of cooler climates.

Type: Evergreen  

Citrus Orange Harwood Late

Average sized ,very juicy fruit with a rich flavour. Ripens from November to March. Protect from frost. Needs warm sunny position.

Type: Evergreen  

CRANBERRY

 

Cranberry Bergman

Attractive ground cover which produces tasty red berries in mid season. Used for making traditional cranberry sauce and also jelly and juice. Plant in damp, acidic soil with cool roots. Protect from heavy frost.

Type: Deciduous  

Cranberry Crawley

A true Amercian type with cherry sized purple/red fruit, grows as a prostrate creeper. Likes damp situation .Protect from heavy frost.

Type: Evergreen  

CURRANT

 

Currant Black Cotswold Cross

Early fruiting with large sweet berry. Prefers rich moist soils and sunny position.

Type: Deciduous  

Currant Black Goliath

Large thin skinned berries borne mid season on short trusses.

Type: Deciduous  

Currant Black Goliath

Very large ,thin skinned berries borne mid season on short trusses. Prefers deep fertile soil and adequate drainage. Plant two metres apart.Fruit mainly on new seasons wood.

Type: Deciduous  

Currant Black Magnus

First of the early croppers. Sweet medium sized berry. Fruits mostly on new season’s wood. Plant 2m apart.

Type: Deciduous  

Currant Improved La Versailles

A heavy crop of deep red berries from late Dec to early February.

Type: Deciduous  

Currant Red Amgot

Cluster of small red berries in abundance in December. Fruit appears on 2 year old wood so only prune branches that have produced fruit or are weak

Type: Deciduous  

Currant Red Gloria de Versailles

Heavy crops of red berries in December- January. Fruits on 2 year and older wood so only prune out weak branches, or to improve shape. Very hardy

Type: Deciduous  

Currant Red Murray's Red

A vigorous upright bush with large bright red glossy fruit. An abundance of fruit ripening December January. Red currants fruit on 2 year and older wood, when pruning take out weak branches and old wood that has fruited.

Type: Deciduous  

Currant White

Small deciduous bush growing to 1.5m tall. White fruit can be eaten fresh or used in jellies, fruit salad and tarts.

Type: Deciduous  

FEIJOA

 

Feijoa Apollo

Large fruit with excellent flavour. Requires at least two plants for cross-pollination. Hardy. Suitable for edible hedge.

Type: Evergreen   Size: 3m

Feijoa Bambina

A dwarf evergreen bush with a rounded canopy. Small in size, leaf, flower and fruit. Thin edible skin surrounding sweet aromatic pulp bursting with flavour. No need for the spoon. PVR

Type: Evergreen   Size: 1.5m

Feijoa Den's Choice

A plant of good growth habit that fruits mid-season with large sweet fruit. A good variety for eating. This variety is drought tolerant. Best planted with another variety for better pollination, such as Apollo or Kakapo.

Type: Evergreen  

Feijoa Kaiteri

Very early season variety with exceptionally sweet, tasty and large fruit. Partly self fertile but best planted with other variety. Feijoa’s have attractive foliage and striking red flowers in summer. Hardy. Needs hot summer for good fruit .(PVR)

Type: Evergreen  

Feijoa Kakapo

Pale green skin and blocky to oval shape .Pleasant mild sweet flavour. Ripens mid season. Requires hot sunny position with good soil. Cross pollinate with another variety.

Type: Evergreen  

Feijoa Unique

Small tree producing lots of large fruit. Self fertile and useful as pollinator.

Type: Evergreen  

Feijoa Wiki Tu

A dwarf, easily managed tree with huge fruit of firm texture. Partly self fertile, better if you plant more than 1 plant.

Type: Evergreen  

FIG

 

Fig Brown Turkey

Light amber flesh with green skin. Good for drying and jam.

Type: Deciduous  

Fig Mrs Williams

Strong growing tree which crops well. Fruits have yellowish- green stain, with rich red flesh. Requires hot dry conditions.

Type: Deciduous  

Fig Robyn

Conical shaped fruit with yellow skin and pink flesh .Excellent eating. Requires warm sunny position. Self fertile.

Type: Deciduous  

Fig Sweet Black

A sweet dark skinned fruit with pink flesh and creamy texture. You can eat the whole fruit. Reliable good cropper. Good for cooler summers.

Type: Deciduous  

Fig White Adriatic

Large round with dark red very sweet pulp. Skin pale green, nearly white when ripe. Fruits mature march- April. Huge reliable crops. Requires a long hot summer for ripening.

Type: Deciduous  

GOOSEBERRY

 

Gooseberry Farmer's Glory

Excellent older variety with large flavourful green fruit. Heavy cropper. Plant in full sun and well drained soil.

Type: Deciduous  

Gooseberry Invicta

Vigorous bush, large, pale green fruit. Resistant to powdery mildew. Also available in standard

Type: Deciduous  

Gooseberry Pax

Mildew resistant variety. Fruit flushed red when ripe. Lovely eaten fresh. Plant is mostly thornless. Also available in standard

Type: Deciduous  

GRAPE

 

Grape Albany Surprise

Large, blue-black, aromatic, spicy grape. One of the most popular and reliable outdoor grapes in N.Z. Ripens March.

Type: Deciduous  

Grape Black Hamburg

Reliable black table grape ,best grown indoors. Does well in unheated glasshouse. Good cropper in autumn. Best picked when just ripe as skins may split when over-ripe.

Type: Deciduous  

Grape Canadice

Medium sized bunches of red-black seedless grapes, with excellent delicate flavour. Good disease resistance and winter hardiness. Early ripening.

Type: Deciduous  

Grape Iona

Medium sized white grape, tinged red. Ripens February. Very sweet and juicy. Disease resistant and hardy.

Type: Deciduous  

Grape Niagara

Sweet, white table grape. Hardy, low seed count. Ripens Feb-Mar.

Type: Deciduous  

Grape Schuyler

Large, early fruiting, sweet, black dessert grape. Regular heavy cropper.

Type: Deciduous  

Grape Thompson's seedless

Famous commercial selection and mainstay of California table grape industry. Large clusters of pale green gold, very sweet, seedless berries. Needs plenty of heat and best with a spray programme. Later ripening.

Type: Deciduous  

GUAVA

 

HAZELNUT

 

Hazelnut Corlylus avellana Barcelona

Large nut with good flavour. Vigorous, heavy cropper. Pollinate with Alexandra or Merveille de Bollwillier.

Type: Deciduous   Size: 5m

Hazelnut Corlylus avellana Merveille de Bollwillier

A hardy vigorous hazelnut, cropping in late autumn. Useful tree ideal for hedging or specimen planting. Delicious nuts and an excellent pollinator.

Type: Deciduous   Size: 5m

Hazelnut Corlylus avellana Whiteheart

(Hazelnut) Large bushy shrub which makes a good hedge. A selected form with nuts of excellent flavour for eating, roasting, cooking or stuffing. Pollinators Alexandra, Merveille de Bolwillier.

Type: Deciduous   Size: 5m

Juglans English (regia Seedling) (Walnut)

A slow growing medium sized tree with rounded head. Valuable as a timber tree and for nuts. Prefers well drained soils.

Type: Deciduous  

Juglans Meyric (Grafted Walnut)

Very fine nut with light colour and smooth shell. Heavy cropper. Grafted variety. Commercial variety, also good for home orchard.

Type: Deciduous   Size: 10m

Loganberry Waimate

A vigorous thornless loganberry with large fruit size and high yields. Long, conical, dusky red fruit with good flavour, ripening from mid summer. Excellent fresh or for processing.

Type: Deciduous  

LOQUAT

 

MEDLAR

 

Mespilus Germanica

A picturesque small tree with wide spreading branches. White flowers in summer are followed by edible brown fruit.

Type: Deciduous  

MORUS (MULBERRY)

 

Morus alba Pendula

A very striking small weeping tree with closely packed pendula branches. Pale green flowers in late spring followed by sweet edible fruit which are green-white ripening purple. Hardy.

Type: Deciduous  

Morus European Black

An attractive fruiting tree. An early maturing variety. Red immature fruit turns to large, elongated sweet black berries. Prefers well drained and moist soils. Disease resistant

Type: Deciduous  

Myrtus molinae Sungold

Varigated NZ cranberry with vibrant, golden bronze tinted, young growth that fades. Small white tinted pink flowers in late spring and followed by red edible fruit in summer. Both flowers and fruit scented. Hardy. Prefers well drained sunny or part shade position.

Type: Evergreen  

Myrtus Ugni

(Chilean Guava) Slow growing small sized bush with aromatic leaves. Edible fruit, tasty mahogany-red berries.

Type: Evergreen   Size: 1.5m

NASHI

 

Nashi Hosui

Medium sized, rounded fruit with golden russeted skin and highly flavoured juicy flesh. Good pollinator. Pollinate with Kosui, Nijiseiki, or Shinseiki.

Type: Deciduous  

Nashi Nijiseiki

Large, rounded fruit with smooth, yellow-green skin. Sweet, juicy flesh. Self fertile, but can be helped by planting Kosui or Shinseiki

Type: Deciduous  

NECTARINE

 

Nectarine Flavourzee Dwf

A bushy dwarf nectarine with good-sized, tasty, yellow-fleshed fruit in mid season. Self fertile but fruits better near another nectarine or peach. Great for potagers or tubs.

Type: Deciduous  

Nectarine Mabel

Unique dark purple foliage tinged with green. Delicious sweet purple-skinned fruit. Ripening mid season and is quite hardy to diseases. Self fertile. PVR

Type: Deciduous  

Nectarine Venus

A red skinned nectarine with sweet yellow flesh. Freestone, ripens mid to late January.

Type: Deciduous  

OLIVE

 

Olive Arbequina

A smaller growing tree which is a heavy cropper. Has high oil content and is popular with commercial growers.

Type: Evergreen  

Olive Frantoio

One of the best Tuscan oils. Smallish fruit, ripening late in season. Vigorous. Self fertile, but pollination improved with Leccino, Picholene.

Type: Deciduous  

Olive Leccino

A great Tuscan variety producing good low-acid oil. One of the most frost hardy cultivars. Vigorous. Cross pollinate with Picual ,Pendolino or Frantoio.

Type: Evergreen  

PASSIONFRUIT

 

Passionfruit Robinson's Black

A vigorous vine with purple and white flowers followed by 4-6cm fruit, purplish black when ripe, containing rich, sweet, orange pulp. For sunny, moist, frost free position.

Type: Evergreen   Size: climber

PEACH

 

Peach Black Boy

Late peach with purplish red flesh, suitable eating or preserving. Sweet fruit, reliable cropper and resistant to Peach Curl.

Type: Deciduous  

Peach Garden Lady (60cm)

Dwarf variety which grows to 2 metres if not pruned. Carries large crop of full size yellow fleshed peaches. Freestone.

Type: Deciduous  

Peach Hiawatha

Attractive peach tree with deep purple leaves and pink blossom. Fruit is purple skinned with orange flesh and good flavour. Excellent fresh eating, mid season ripening and self fertile. Regular cropper.

Type: Deciduous  

Peach Scarlet O'Hara

Produces large crops of medium to large round fruit, with pink-red skin and white crisp juicy flesh. Fruit ripens mid/late season, Protected by PVR.

Type: Deciduous  

Peach Sweet Perfection

New leaf curl resistant selection found by Helen Brookes near Duntroon. Abundance of red skinned, freestone, yellow fleshed, juicy fruit. Almost fuzzless skin. Resistant to browning. Great flavour and good for preserving.(PVR applied for)

Type: Deciduous  

Peacharine Healey's

Cross between peach and nectarine. Beautiful tasting with golden crunchy flesh with a red blush. Fruits late January. Regular cropper. Self fertile.

Type: Deciduous  

Peachcot

A peach-apricot cross. Fine dessert fruit crossed between apricot and peach. Very sweet and tasty with firm texture and golden yellow skin. Ripens in March. Heavy cropper. Self fertile.

Type: Deciduous  

PEAR

 

Pear Buerre Bosc

Heavy crops of fruit with sweet, rich flavour. Ripens in March. Suggested pollinators, Conference, Winter Nelis, Taylor’s Gold.

Type: Deciduous  

Pear Conference

A large, mid season dessert pear with rich flavour. Green skin with some russetting. Self fertile, but crop can be improved by planting with other varieties.

Type: Deciduous  

Pear Double Graft Conference/Doyenne Du comice

 

Pear Double Graft William Bon Chretien/Winter Nelis

 

Pear Doyenne du Comice (DDC)

The ‘ice cream pear. A delicious, large mid season pear. Dessert type, skin green/yellow with a brown blush. Suggested pollinators Bon Chretien or Winter Nelis.

Type: Deciduous  

Pear Louise Bonne Jersey (LBJ)

Large ,long fruit with red-bronze over green skin.Mid season ripening dessert pear.Pollinate with William bon Chretien or Conference.

Type: Deciduous  

Pear Stark Crimson

Early season, bright cherry red in colour with sweet flavour. Vigorous tree, good cropper, but short storage life. Pollinators Bon Chretien or Winter Nelis.

Type: Deciduous  

Pear Taylors Gold

Outstanding gourmet pear with brown russetted skin and sweet, white juicy flesh. Later ripening. Requires another pear for pollination.(PVR)

Type: Deciduous  

Pear William bon Chretien (WBC)

Large early variety with white firm but juicy flesh and pale green skin which turns yellow when ripe. Best picked green .Suitable for cooking ,preserving or fresh eating. Pollinated by Beurre Bosc,Winter Nelis, Conference or Doyenne du Comice.

Type: Deciduous  

Pear Winter Cole

Late pear, medium size with melting, rich flesh. Prolific fruiter, keeps well. Pollinate with Conference, Winter Nelis, Bon Chretien.

Type: Deciduous  

Pear Winter Nelis

Good flavour, light russet skin and long keeping dessert pear. Ripens March. Pollinate with Conference or WBC

Type: Deciduous  

Persimmon Fuyu

Main commercial variety. Medium to large , deep orange fruit that is very sweet and of excellent quality. Keeps well. Vigorous grower. Best grown in good soil and protected from harsh wind and heavy frost.(Ok to -8C) Self Fertile.

Type: Deciduous  

Persimmon Motu Wase Fuyu

Excellent eating variety of persimmon, ripening earlier than Fuyu. Handsome tree well suited to home garden. Round ,non-astringent, flattened fruit with sweet, crisp flavour. Best with good soil. Protect from hard frost and harsh wind. Self Fertile.

Type: Deciduous  

PINENUT

 

Pinus pinea

Umbrella or Stone Pine. Grows into an attractive, flat topped tree. Hardy. Tolerates dry conditions when established. Edible seeds.

Type: Evergreen  

PLUM

 

Plum Billington

First plum with dark red skin and flesh to ripen. Crops heavily around Xmas. Suggested pollinator Black Doris, Wilsons Early or Omega.

Type: Deciduous  

Plum Black Doris

Popular large early plum with dark red flesh and skin. Good for dessert and bottling. Pollinators Billington, Elephant Heart, Santa Rosa.

Type: Deciduous  

Plum Coe’s Golden Drop

Large yellow fruit with great flavour. Excellent mid season dessert plum. Needs a good site. Pollinate with Greengage, Reine Claude

Type: Deciduous  

Plum Damson

English plum with greenish yellow flesh and blue black skin. Traditional jam and sauce plum. Self fertile.

Type: Deciduous  

Plum Double graft Omega/Santa Rosa

 

Plum Duff’s Early Jewel

Very early plum with red skin and yellow flesh. Heavy bearer. Self fertile and excellent pollinator for other varieties.

Type: Deciduous  

Plum Elephant Heart

Large mid season plum with red flesh and skin. Versatile plum, good for dessert, bottling, freezing. Pollinators, Burbank, Omega.

Type: Deciduous  

Plum Greengage English

Round yellowish-green fruit with rich tender flesh. Late season. Recommended pollinators- Coes Golden Drop, Angelina Burdett.

Type: Deciduous  

Plum Greengage Reine Claude du Bavay

Heavy cropping, succulent, sweet green fruit with sweet yellow flesh and distinctive greengage flavour. European greengage type. Self fertile. Ideal for bottling or dessert.

Type: Deciduous  

Plum Hawera

Red skin and flesh with good flavour. Healthy, compact tree that is a reliable, heavy cropper. Great for home orchards. Self fertile.

Type: Deciduous  

Plum Luisa

Very large plum with yellow flesh and skin and virtually freestone. Exceptional eating quality,very juicy. Ripens late January early February. Hardy to all diseases. Self Fertile. Protected by PVR No. 498-Propagation Prohibited.

Type: Deciduous  

Plum Omega

Late season, large plum. Skin is red/green over red flesh with sweet almondy flavour. Pollinate Santa Rosa, Duff’s Early, Elephant Heart, Sultan, Billington. Freestone.

Type: Deciduous  

Plum Prune Crowes

Large, oval shaped prune plum with dark orange-red skin and firm, sweet, golden flesh. Ripens mid season. Excellent freestone plum. Self fertile. High in antioxidants and good source of fibre. Very hardy.

Type: Deciduous  

Plum Prune Stanley

Large sweet yellow-fleshed prune plum with purple skin. Self-fertile and good pollinator for others. Heavy cropper. Late season.

Type: Deciduous  

Plum Purple King

Large purple skinned fruit with yellow flesh. Sweet and juicy. Mid season. Pollinate Omega, Elephant Heart or any Cherry Plum.

Type: Deciduous  

Plum Santa Rosa

Purple skin, yellow flesh tinged pink. Large, firm fruit with tangy flavour. Partly self fertile, or plant with Omega, Duff’s Early Jewel, Satsuma.

Type: Deciduous  

Plum Satsuma

Mid season, medium sized plum with red flesh and speckled skin. Good for dessert, jam. Suggested pollinator Santa Rosa.

Type: Deciduous  

Plum Sultan

Large plum with dark red skin and juicy, highly flavoured red flesh. Heavy cropper. Self fertile.

Type: Deciduous  

Plum Victoria

UK"s favourite plum. Produces heavy crops of egg shaped -plums with yellow flesh and red or mottled skin. Excellent for dessert,bottling, cooking or jam. Grows into wide-spreading tree, magnificent in flower. Self-fertile .Mid season.

Type: Deciduous  

Plum Wilson's Early

Small to medium plums with yellow flesh and red skin. Juicy with slight tart flavour. Heavy cropper in late December -January. Partly self-fertile but benefits from pollination with Omega or other plums.

Type: Deciduous  

PLUMCOT

 

Plumcot Spring Satin

A plum apricot cross, with the flavour of both fruits combined. Large fruit with red skin and golden sweet flesh. Early season ripening. Pollinate with Santa Rosa.

Type: Deciduous  

POMEGRANATE

 

Punica Granatum ‘Wonderful’ (Pomegranate)

Good ornamental fruiting tree for lawns and boarders.Fruit are large, glossy, purplish red with crimson juicy flesh.

Type: Deciduous  

QUINCE

 

Quince Pineapple

Large fruit with white flesh, smooth golden colour and slight pineapple flavour. Good cropper, self fertile. Ripens mid April.

Type: Deciduous  

Quince Smyrna

A vigorous tree with unusually large leaves. Very large fruit with smooth pale yellow skin. Mild, tender flesh, sweet when cooked. Excellent variety which ripens mid-April. Heavy cropper at young age. Self fertile.

Type: Deciduous  

Quince Taihape

Tender fruit of excellent quality and sweet when cooked. Yellow and smooth skin. Ripens mid April. Self fertile. Healthy and disease resistant.

Type: Deciduous  

Quince Van Dieman

A small tree grown for its white rose-like flowers and large, yellow-orange, aromatic fruit with spicy flavour. Early ripening. Heavy bearing and hardier than most quinces. Self fertile.

Type: Deciduous  

RASPBERRY

 

Raspberry Aspiring

This variety crops twice, once in early summer and again in autumn. It has large, dark red, conical fruit with excellent flavour on vigorous canes with few spines. P.V.R.

Type: Deciduous  

Raspberry Aspiring

This variety crops twice, once in early summer and again in autumn. It has large, dark red, conical fruit with excellent flavour on vigorous canes with few spines. P.V.R.

Type: Deciduous  

Raspberry Clutha

Nearly thornless commercial producer. Summer fruiting. Prefers deep, well drained fertile soil. Moist soil and full sun.

Type: Deciduous  

Raspberry Ebony

Spineless canes with rosettes of berries that turn a dark, rich purple-black when ripe, and have a sweet, delicate flavour. Best in rich, fertile, well-drained soil.

Type: Deciduous  

Raspberry Haida

A thornless raspberry that produces good numbers of flavoursome dark red fruit. Remove old canes in autumn. Suited to cooler areas.

Type: Deciduous  

Raspberry Heritage

Small to medium sized berries borne in large quantities from March to May. Fruits on new wood. Plant in well drained, fertile soil.

Type: Deciduous   Size: 1.2m

Raspberry Jackie's Pride

Thornless raspberry ideal for the home garden. Large succulent fruit in early summer.

Type: Deciduous  

Raspberry Kaituna

A summer fruiting spineless raspberry with a long ripening season. Excellent for fresh picking. Vigorous strong upright canes bearing large medium conical fruit with excellent flavour and good shelf life. PVR.

Type: Deciduous  

Raspberry Lewis

A summer fruiting variety with a very good yield of medium-large, firm, shiny fruit that is easily removed from the canes. Moderately vigorous growth with few spines.

Type: Deciduous  

Raspberry Marcy

Strong grower producing an enormous crop in early Dec followed by second crop in Feb. Best in cool districts. Remove old fruiting canes, plant 50cm apart. Excellent dessert raspberry.

Type: Deciduous  

Raspberry Qualicum

Large, bright red fruit which ripen from mid December. Excellent flavour and good shelf life. Resistant to Botrytis. Heavy cropper. Relatively smooth canes.

Type: Deciduous  

Raspberry Southland

A new commercial variety, very sweet & tasty fruit. A strong grower & produces heavy crops in late December. Will tolerate a wide variety of soil conditions.

Type: Deciduous  

Raspberry Taylor

An old American variety ,introduced in 1867,considered by many to be the best tasting. Fruit is large, soft in texture ,juicy and rich. Matures mid to late season. Very hardy. Keep well watered and fed with organic matter during growing season.

Type: Deciduous  

Raspberry Tulameen

A mid-season, summer fruiting variety producing good yields of firm red fruit. Fruit are easy to remove, are large to very large and have excellent flavour and shelf life.

Type: Deciduous  

Raspberry Waiau

Mid to late season berry with a second crop in autumn. Very large, firm fruit. Vigorous, upright growth. Easy to harvest.

Type: Deciduous  

STRAWBERRIES

Plant in well drained fertile soil, full sun. Mulch or lay straw to keep fruit clean and off the soil. Plant 30cm apart. Feed with strawberry fertiliser or top-dress fertiliser. Day Neutral means they will set fruit regardless of how long or short the days are.

 

Strawberry Seascape

Rich, delicious, sweet fruit over several months, Thrives in soil rich in organic compost.

Type: Perennial  

Strawberry Sundae

Large red fruit with excellent flavour. Firm red flesh in an oval shape. December-January Main crop. Short day length.

Type: Perennial  

Strawberry Sunset

Double-cropping, day neutral, Thrives in soil rich in organic compost.

Type: Perennial  

Strawberry Temptation

Day neutral. Large, bright red, full flavoured fruit over a long harvest season.

Type: Perennial  

TAMARILLO

 

Tamarillo Bold Gold

Clusters of pink fragrant flowers in Spring followed by large sweet golden fruit. Less acidic than red varieties. Self Fertile. Plant in a warm, sunny position. Protect from frost.

Type: Evergreen  

Tamarillo Teds Red

Fast growing tree and produces large, round red fruit with a tangy, acidic flavour. Will fruit within 18 months of planting. Requires full sun and protection from frost and strong winds. Plant with plenty of organic matter.

Type: Evergreen  

WALNUT

 

Walnut Meyric

Very fine nut with light colour and smooth shell. Heavy cropper in 3 - 5 years. (Grafted variety)

Type: Deciduous  

Walnut Vina

Small to medium sized tree. Heavy cropper with thin pointed nuts and a flat dark kernel. Keep well watered in dry periods.

Type: Deciduous  

Worcester Berry

(Black Currant, Gooseberry Cross) Prolific dark blushed, gooseberry like fruit, ripening in February. A vigorous shrub with large thorns. Mildew resistant.

Type: Deciduous  


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