Heirloom fruits

Discover the flavour and variety of heirloom fruits for all backyard gardeners.
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Fig  Blue Provence
Fig Blue Provence
PLANTS: WFBP
Decorative and delicious fruit is marked with pronounced blue striped skin, encasing sweet purple flesh within. Once more widely grown, 'Blue Provence' was initially listed in Goodmans Fruit Catalogue in 1911. Figs ...
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ALMOND SELF-POLLINATING
ALMOND SELF-POLLINATING
PLANTS: WALM
This variety is the first choice for gardeners as it is both self-pollinating and bears high yields of sweet nuts in an easily cracked shell. Not only is this one of the most beautiful of Winter flowering ...
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APRICOT MOORPARK Bare root
APRICOT MOORPARK Bare root
PLANTS: WAPMO
The most famous of apricots mentioned in Jane Austen's Mansfield Park as being superior to all other varieties. Huge fruit to 7cm wide that is sweet rich and juicy. Although apricots can be fan trained they ...
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DWARF APPLE BRAMLEY'S SEEDLING
DWARF APPLE BRAMLEY'S SEEDLING
PLANTS: WAPBR
In much the same way that 'Granny Smith' has entered the folklore of Australia, so 'Bramley's Seedling' has a special place in the hearts of English apple devotees.Nurseryman Henry Merryweather admired the orignial ...
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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. Raised by Richard Cox, a retired brewer in 1825, this apple remains the benchmark for dessert apples, with a stripy golden skin and a rich creamy flesh, Cox has a ...
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DWARF APPLE CRIPPS PINK
DWARF APPLE CRIPPS PINK
PLANTS: WAPPI
This popular Australian apple variety is a cross between `Golden Delicious' and `Lady Williams'. It combines the sweet juiciness of `Golden Delicious' with the tartness of `Lady Williams' to produce one of the best ...
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DWARF APPLE EARLY McINTOSH
DWARF APPLE EARLY McINTOSH
PLANTS: WAPMA
So good they named a computer after it! McIntosh is one of the most popular apples in America and has been used extensively in apple breeding because of its bright red skin, sweet crisp flesh and its generous size. ...
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DWARF APPLE GRANNY SMITH
DWARF APPLE GRANNY SMITH
PLANTS: WAPGA
Australia's own heirloom apple, being a chance seedling in Mrs Thomas Smith's garden in Ryde NSW in 1860. Bake or bottle, or wait until it turns dull yellow for maximum sweetness. Stores well. Pollinated by 'Cox's ...
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DWARF APPLE JONATHAN
DWARF APPLE JONATHAN
PLANTS: WAPJO
First described in the US in 1826, this is an intensely flavoured apple with crisp, yellowish flesh and a spicy fragrance. Mid to late season harvest. A universal pollinator, 'Jonathan' will pollinate all other ...
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DWARF APPLE ROME BEAUTY
DWARF APPLE ROME BEAUTY
PLANTS: WAPRO
A dual purpose, SELF-POLLINATING apple that is well-suited to our long hot summers (the Poms have never had much success with this one as it ripens too late for their short season). A chance seedling arising from an ...
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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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DWARF APPLE WILD GRANNY
DWARF APPLE WILD GRANNY
PLANTS: WAPWO
Our newest heirloom discovery, Wild Granny was found by Kylah Edwards on an Easter camping trip. The knarled tree was smothered in the most beautiful and deliciously sweet apples. Each pink-red fruit is marked with ...
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ESPALIER ORCHARD COLLECTION 5 TREES
ESPALIER ORCHARD COLLECTION 5 TREES
PLANTS: WCOES
The perfect starter kit for your very own heirloom mini orchard, this collection of dwarf trees is perfectly suited to espalier training. Planted together, this combination will provide pollination for each ...
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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 back. Sourced from Phil Shepherd, whose ...
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Lemon Lemonade Citrange
Lemon Lemonade Citrange
PLANTS: WCITLL3
The low acid levels in the flesh make this the sweetest of lemons that you can eat straight from the tree as refreshing as an ice-tinkling glass of cold lemonade. Tip prune regularly to keep new growth coming and you ...
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LEMON LISBON BERRY SEEDLESS - CITRANGE
LEMON LISBON BERRY SEEDLESS - CITRANGE
PLANTS: WCITLIB
An Australian seedless strain of the Portugese heirloom Lisbon. Lisbon bears a large fruited that is thin-skinned which produces high quality fruit richly endowed with juice. Heaviest crop from June to October, but ...
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LEMON 'PRIOR LISBON' FLYING DRAGON
LEMON 'PRIOR LISBON' FLYING DRAGON
PLANTS: WCITLIP
A vigourous and dense tree that has far fewer thorns than the original strain of the Portugese heirloom. Lisbon bears large almost SEEDLESS fruit that is thin-skinned which produces high quality fruit richly endowed with ...
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NECTARINE GOLDMINE
NECTARINE GOLDMINE
PLANTS: WNEGO
This old Californian variety with smooth dull red skin covers sweet tasty white flesh. Producing crops over a long period it is ideal for home gardeners. Fruiting within two years of planting it can be easily ...
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PEACH ANZAC Bare root
PEACH ANZAC Bare root
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 so growing on your own tree you can pick fruit when it is properly ripe. ...
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PEACH 'CHINA FLAT' Bare root
PEACH 'CHINA FLAT' Bare root
PLANTS: WPECH
Also known as the Donut or Saturn Peach this freestone peach is as tasty as it is unusual. Looking like they have been squashed into a UFO shape they make for an interesting addition to the fruit bowl. With white ...
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PEACH ELBERTA Bare root
PEACH ELBERTA Bare root
PLANTS: WPEAB
Large yellow fruit with a crimson blush, this peach is a home garden favourite that is perfect for desserts, jam, freezing and bottling. A reliable cropper that will reward you with abundant fruit year after year.
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PEAR 'DOYENNE DU COMICE' DWARF
PEAR 'DOYENNE DU COMICE' DWARF
PLANTS: WPEDD
The 'elder' of the tribe, 'Doyenne du Comice', roughly translates as "The Dean of the Show", or the "Best in Town" if you live in the Loire Valley in Central France, where this variety aroused in 1849. A greenish, ...
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RASPBERRY AUTUMN BLISS CANE SOLD OUT 18
RASPBERRY AUTUMN BLISS CANE SOLD OUT 18
PLANTS: WRAAC
Blissfully sweet large fruit adorn this dual cropping variety. Being a Primocane variety these canes are easy to maintain. Simply cut down the old canes in winter after you have finished harvesting to make way for the ...
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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 ...
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FIG DIGGERS PURPLE HEART
FIG DIGGERS PURPLE HEART
PLANTS: WFRR
Donated to Diggers by Cheryl Dingle, a Diggers member in central Victoria. Cheryl's tree came from a cutting from a farm in Alexandra. The tree was reported to have been brought into Australia by a Spanish/Italian (not sure which) immigrant in the late 1800's. The distinctive heart-shaped leaf meant that Cheryl called it 'The Heart Fig' and desc...
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