The Black Apple tree is a valued tree. The fruit is a favoured ingredient in bushfood restaurants and the timber is sought after by cabinet makers. In the garden it is just beautiful to look at with its deep green shiny foliage.
Buttressed tree to 35m with open almost horizontal branches. Leaf edges are slightly serated and old leaves turn red before falling. The iridescent blue fruit is edible but sour to taste in raw form. It can be used in jams, pies or stewed in sugar to make puree. The silver-white truck is distinct and the timber is highly valued.
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 Brush Cherry produces tangy and enjoyable fruit however it's mostly planted in gardens as a fast growing screen, and is well known for it's hardiness.
The bunya nut is truely worth feasting on. Nuts are eaten raw, roasted, fried or freshly ground into baking flour. The timber is just as valuable as Hoop Pine, but most would argue that the food value far outways any desire to cut it down for timber.
This handsome hardy tree is frost and drought tolerant. The large deep purple plum like fruit are most edible when they are soft and fully ripened.
The hoop pine is an ancient native conifer tree which can grow to over 40 meters in suitable conditions. Tolerant of coastal conditions, pollution, high winds and drought the hoop pine is so versatile that it is often found in windbreaks on farms through to streetscapes on the coast.
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.
The Illawarra Plum tree is a slow growing coniferous tree with a dense crown of slender glossy evergreen leaves. Splendid as a specimen tree it has been used by many councils to provide shade and beauty in parks and along streets. The plum like fruit tastes rich and sweet when fully ripened and the unique resinous qualities are enhanced by cooking, making...
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.
The Kapok Tree is native to rainforests of tropical America. Up until the introduction of synthetics the tree was grown commercially for its fibre. The tree is a fast growing pioneer that can reach majestic heights of up to 60 meters.
The Koda is a rainforest pioneer tree native to several countries. This tree produces sweetly scented flowers and fruit, is fast growing, briefly deciduous, has valued timber, and is used in traditional Chinese medicine. A permaculture plant without doubt!
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.
The Red Apple is a fast growing rainforest tree with smooth bark, reddish new leaf growth, and pink-white flowers in spring and summer. The timber is useful and the edible sour red fruit is best used in preserves and sauces.
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.
Wild Tamarind is a fast growing leguminous tree to 6 metres with various uses including fodder food, shade tree, nitrogen setting, and charcoal manufacture. In a balanced diet Wild Tamarind is a great tropical fodder crop. We believe it is best kept in a maintained agricultural environment to ensure it does not become weedy (livestock will always munch...