Apples are one of the most popular fruit trees grown in the world. Here in Australia we are lucky enough to be able to grow ‘High Chill’ (cold) and ‘Low Chill’ (all) apple varieties. Here's a quick guide to growing different apple varieties in our Australian climates.
Winter cold is one of the most important factors to consider when selecting an apple variety. If you are in a warmer climate then select low chill varieties as unless chilling requirements are met you will not get any fruit.
Look up your climate on our interactive climate map and then when you find your Apple Fruit Salad Tree, select the corresponding climate option (either All Climate or Cold Climate). Cold Climate combinations have longer chill hours.
Common growing queries
Common Apple pest and diseases are powdery mildew, wooly aphids, codling moth, black spot – see our pest and disease table for more information.
Our fast fruiting trees can be grown in the ground, or in pots on your balcony. For more information on growing your tree in a pot, read our detailed guide here. For information on planting your Fruit Salad Tree read our step by step guide here, and for planting your tree in clay soil, watch Sue's informative video in our article on planting in clay soil here.
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Your soils contain many nutrients that your plants require, some are only necessary in small doses and others need to be constantly acquired by your plants to assist with their day to day living. Most people have heard of NPK, but do you know what it represents and how it assists the health of your tree and how other elements benefit or harm your garden?
We are still operational and dispatching Australia wide from the farm. You are still able to purchase one of our unique trees for your home garden. Now is a great time while you are following the social distancing requirements, to plant your your own healthy fruit tree.
We have implemented all social distancing and government required health and safety measures with our staff when packing your fruit trees.
There are a few things you can do each season in your garden to prevent pests and diseases causing grief to your Fruit Salad Tree.
We've broken this down into the 3 varieties so you can find the information specific to your tree/s.