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Heirloom fruits

Discover the flavour and variety of heirloom fruits for all backyard gardeners.
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DWARF APPLE 'GRANNY SMITH'
DWARF APPLE 'GRANNY SMITH'
PLANTS: WAPGA
Australia’s own heirloom apple, this chance seedling from Mrs Anne Smith’s garden in Ryde NSW has been winning gardeners over since 1868. Bake, bottle or wait until it turns dull yellow for maximum sweetness. Its long storage qualities and vibrant taste lead to commercial viability, not only in Australia but around the world. Pollinated by ‘Cox’...
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PEAR 'DOYENNE DU COMICE'
PEAR 'DOYENNE DU COMICE'
PLANTS: WPEDD
Bred in 1849 at Comice Horticole in the Loire Valley in Central France, ‘Doyenne du Comice’ roughly translates as ‘Dean of the Show’ or ‘Best in Town’. A greenish-yellow skinned pear, the exquisite creamy flesh melts in your mouth with a flavour reminiscent of cinnamon. A late variety that grows well in both cool and warm climates. Pollinated by...
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ALMOND SELF-POLLINATING
ALMOND SELF-POLLINATING
PLANTS: WALM
The most popular variety of almond for home gardeners, this self-pollinating nut tree bears high yields of sweet nuts in an easy to crack shell. A beautiful winter flowering tree suitable for gardens of all sizes, just 50g of nuts can supply 10% of your daily calcium needs.
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APRICOT 'MOORPARK'
APRICOT 'MOORPARK'
PLANTS: WAPMO
A UK heirloom from 1668, Moorpark is the most famous of apricots, and was even mentioned in Jane Austen's Mansfield Park as being superior to all other varieties. With huge rich juicy sweet fruit to 7cm wide, this is widely recognised as THE best tasting apricot.
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DWARF APPLE 'COX'S ORANGE PIPPIN'
DWARF APPLE 'COX'S ORANGE PIPPIN'
PLANTS: WAPCO
The poster-child of the heritage apple world, this 1825 variety was raised by Richard Cox, a retired brewer, and is considered the heirloom apple for most gardens. With a complex aromatic flavour described as subtly spicy with a nutty pear-like finish, it’s best eaten fresh from the tree. Ripening from March to April, this is the benchmark mid s...
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DWARF APPLE 'CRIPP'S PINK'
DWARF APPLE 'CRIPP'S PINK'
PLANTS: WAPPI
This popular Australian apple variety, bred in 1973, is a cross that combines the sweet juiciness of ‘Golden Delicious’ with the tartness of ‘Lady Williams’ to produce one of the best flavoured apples we can find. Best pollinators are ‘Cox’s Orange Pippin’, ‘Jonathan’ ‘Abas’ and ‘Granny Smith’.
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DWARF APPLE 'JONATHAN'
DWARF APPLE 'JONATHAN'
PLANTS: WAPJO
First described in the US in 1826 and named after Jonathan Hasbrouck, the first orchardist to popularise it. This beloved apple is not only crispy and juicy, it is also a universal pollinator, pollinating all other mid-season apples in the Diggers range. Mid to late season harvest.
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DWARF APPLE 'SNOW'
DWARF APPLE 'SNOW'
PLANTS: WAPSN
This mid-season apple originated in France in the 1600s. Small, sweet and crunchy, the pure white flesh is always popular. Pollinated by ‘Granny Smith’, ‘Jonathan’, ‘Cripp’s Pink’ and ‘Cox’s Orange Pippin’.
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ESPALIER APPLE ORCHARD COLLECTION
ESPALIER APPLE ORCHARD COLLECTION
PLANTS: WCOES
The perfect starter kit for your very own espalier heirloom apple orchard. This collection of Australia's most popular apple varieties includes Cripps Pink, Fuji and Granny Smith, as well as the universal pollinator, and equally popular Jonathon. All you need is 2m per tree along a sunny fence line and a love of structure and fresh fruit, to pla...
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FIG 'ST DOMINIQUE VIOLETTE'
FIG 'ST DOMINIQUE VIOLETTE'
PLANTS: WFSA
Reportedly grown at Burnley Horticultural College in Melbourne as early as 1875 and listed in old mail-order catalogues up until the 1930s, this violet-skinned, French fig is worthy of a reprise. Sourced from Phil ...
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NECTARINE 'GOLDMINE'
NECTARINE 'GOLDMINE'
PLANTS: WNEGO
One of the best tasting nectarines with a reliable crop, 'Goldmine' is an old Californian variety that also has good resistance to leaf curl. Fruiting within two years of planting, expect the beautifully flavoured, white-fleshed nectarines from late-February into March. Suitable for fan-training and espalier. Self-pollinating.
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PEACH 'ANZAC'
PEACH 'ANZAC'
PLANTS: WPEAN
Bred in Australia in 1915, this juicy, red-maroon skin and white-fleshed peach is drippingly delicious. The fruit tastes best when fully soft and ripened on the tree. A freestone peach that crops very heavily from January. Great for preserving or eating fresh from the tree. Self-fertile.
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PEACH 'CHINA FLAT'
PEACH 'CHINA FLAT'
PLANTS: WPECH
The flattest peach available is also one of the most adaptable, growing and fruiting well in humid areas of Australia. Also known as the Donut or Saturn Peach, this freestone variety is as tasty as it is unusual. The highly fragrant fruit features white flesh and a small stone. The perfect lunchbox summer fruit. Self-fertile and low chill (200 h...
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PEACH 'ELBERTA'
PEACH 'ELBERTA'
PLANTS: WPEAB
An old American variety dating back to 1870, the Elberta peach has always been popular for canning (preserving) due to its excellent flavour and ease of processing. Bearing large yellow fruit with a crimson blush, this yellow-fleshed freestone peach is a home garden favourite, producing an abundant crop from mid-February. Self-fertile.
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RASPBERRY 'BOGONG'
RASPBERRY 'BOGONG'
PLANTS: WRAB
A locally bred cultivar, 'Bogong' is an almost thornless cultivar of the classic red raspberry, with high quality large fruit best eaten straight from the cane. Extend you picking season well into the autumn months with 'Bogong', as it continues to crop right through to April.
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STRAWBERRY ADINA 20
STRAWBERRY ADINA 20
PLANTS: PSTAD20
Described as the perfect strawberry, 'Adina' combines taste, juciness, aroma, and appearance, producing large bright red tapered fruit. 20 Bare root runners.
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STRAWBERRY ADINA 50
STRAWBERRY ADINA 50
PLANTS: PSTAD50
Described as the perfect strawberry, 'Adina' combines taste, juciness, aroma, and appearance, producing large bright red tapered fruit. 50 Bare root runners.
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RHUBARB CROWN GARDEN COLLECTION
RHUBARB CROWN GARDEN COLLECTION
PLANTS: PRHCO
Harvest fresh rhubarb all year with this garden collection of rhubarbs. With summer varieties 'Cherry Red' and 'Big Boy' for the warmer months, then abundant short day cropping from 'Winter Wonder' you can grow all your rhubarb needs for the year in 5m square. Two bare root crowns of each, available winter only (6 crowns).
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2 year membership  + Free Seed Sowing Poster and 2 seed packets
2 year membership + Free Seed Sowing Poster and 2 seed packets
Membership: MNE2SP2
A beautifully illustrated heirloom ‘sow what when’ poster for all areas of Australia so that you'll never have to think about what to sow this month again! You will also receive some free Cauliflower 'Mini' and Kale 'Red Russian' seeds to get your garden started.
Member $79.00
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