Amla is a medium sized spreading tree with small delicate leaves and flowers. The tree is prized in Ayuvedic medicine which uses all parts of the tree in herbal preparations. The edible fruit ripens in Autumn, it is very high in vitamin C but very sour to taste, so it no wonder that one popular Indian recipe involves preserving the fruit in sugar syrup.
The tropical fruit tree starts to bear fruit after 4 years and fruit is edible once ripe. Fruit tastes mildly of chocolate only when perfectly ripe, hence its common name Chocolate Pudding Fruit. The tree grows well in most soil types, but does not tolerate prolonged drought or moderate to heavy frosts.
Bowen Mango trees produce sweet, delicious, high quality fruit. Trees start to produce fruit at around three years of age, and reach cropping maturity at around 7 years.
The Brazilian Cherry bears edible red cherry like fruit. Useful as a screening plant it can be hedged to size, or allowed to grow into a small tree which will slowly reach its natural height of around 7 meters. The leaves bring colour with the seasons as they change to red during winter, and glossy vibrant green during the summer rainy season.
Gold-orange bite sized fruit bursts in your mouth with a sweet tart flavour. Eat raw, add to fruit salads, or make a desert using numerous recipes on the web. Grey-green soft heart shaped foliage and papery husks encasing the fruit makes this a very pretty small shrub when grown in suitable conditions.
Coffee is a globally adored bean but how many of us grow it and get to appreciate this beautiful small tree in the garden? Glossy ornamental leaves can be enjoyed all year round, and in spring you can enjoy your own home grown coffee once the berries ripen to red and are ready for harvest.
Fleshy green ribbed stems bear large white flowers in Summer that bloom for one night only with a strong attractive fragrance to lure in pollinators. Delicious pink leathery skinned fruit with red flesh ripens during Autumn and is normally ready to harvest before Winter in the subtropics.
Fleshy green ribbed stems bear large white flowers in Summer that bloom for one night only with a strong attractive fragrance to lure in pollinators. Delicious pink leathery skinned fruit with white flesh ripens during Autumn and is normally ready to harvest before Winter in the subtropics.
Fleshy green ribbed stems bear large white flowers in Summer that bloom for one night only with a strong attractive fragrance to lure in pollinators. Yellow leathery skinned fruit with sweet white flesh ripens during Autumn and is normally ready to harvest before Winter in the subtropics.
The elderberry shrub is best known for its fragrant and flavoursome flowers. The shrub has a suckering habit. The leaves die back in winter, with new leaf growth in spring being shortly followed by clusters of dainty white flowers.
The Feijoa is an ornamental shrub from South America with delicious fruit. Shrubs are dense and leafy which makes them suitable for screening.
The Icecream Bean tree is highly valued on our property for it's sweet fruit, leaves for animal fodder, shade in summer and for its timber. Being leguminous this tree also improves the soil around it by fixing nitrogen through it's root system.
Depending on climate and growing conditions the Jaboticaba will mature at a height of 3 to 5 meters. The compact upright form of the shrub makes it a wonderful screening plant that can be pruned to a desired height. Fruit grows on the old growth stems and trunk so pruning a mature plant will result in reduced yield.
Jackfruit trees produce very large fruit, which ripen anywhere from mid Spring through to early Autumn. The spiked skin encases clusters of sweet golden pulp which has been described as similar in flavour to juicy fruit bubble gum.
Kaffir lime leaves are aromatic and an essential ingredient for many asian dishes. This citrus plant will grow to over 5m unpruned but can easily be shaped into a smaller shrub or grown in a pot.
The Loquat tree is very ornamental and useful. The leaves are long and textured, the flowers are sweetly scented and the fruit is delicious. Fruit ripens in later winter,providing a source of food at a time when many other plants don't.
This Native Gardenia grows to about 6 meters. It has large attractive dark glossy green leaves with fragrant white flowers appearing in Spring that resemble and smell like the exotic gardenia flower. Round fruits mature in Autumn and are ready to eat when soft.
The olive tree means much to many past and present civilizations. Pickled olives and olive oil grace kitchens everywhere and the tree itself is beautiful.
We grow this passionfruit for personal use and it never fails to produce a plentiful crop each year, sometimes even two. The vines trelis up over an arbour and give us shade in the summer months.
The Pomegranate is a small deciduous tree averaging 5m in height with a rounded crown of slightly weeping glossy mid-green leaves. The leathery skin can range in colours from yellow-green to deep pink-red, containing a large number of delicious highly nutritious seeds.
Beautiful dark red skinned fruits ripen in Summer with sweet pinkish pulp. The tree is highly ornamental, with deep red colored leaves and fluffy pink flowers.
Soursop is a small tropical evergreen tree with large creamy edible fruit pulp likened to being sweet and sour at the same time.
A tropical tree with golden leaves and edible sweet purple fruit. When you cut the fruit in half it has a star shaped arrangement of seeds inside and the soft ripe fruit has some apple flavour, hence the common name star apple. The leaves are very stunning, with shimmering gold velvety undersides and glossy green above.
The Tamarind is a tropical tree from Africa, now grown around the globe because of its wonderful sweet and sour fruit. Growing to around 18 meters, with abundant dainty fine evergreen leaves the Tamarind tree is a beautiful ornamental that will provide you with ample shade year round.