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Planting Fruit Salad Trees in clay soil

Planting Fruit Salad Trees in clay soil

September 16, 2018

Clay soils present challenges for gardeners. Successful planting in clay requires preparation, a quick soil test and some easily gained understanding of your soil.

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Possum proofing your trees

Possum proofing your trees

September 07, 2018

Possums love fruit trees as much as we do. The best way to protect young plants and seedlings from possum attack is to create a barrier to physically stop them from getting to your tree. You can add shade cloth or white bird netting at night time. 

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Planting your Fruit Salad Tree

Planting your Fruit Salad Tree

September 07, 2018

You've purchased your first Fruit Salad Tree, now what? Our trees are delivered via Australia Post and you'll receive an email notification when your tree is despatched so you have an indication of when it will arrive. In the meantime, you can prepare for when your tree arrives. Fruit Salad Trees can be planted in the ground or in pots.

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Aphids - Citrus

Aphids - Citrus

September 05, 2018

There are several species of aphids that are found on Citrus, including brown citrus aphid, black citrus aphid, melon aphid, spiraea aphids.

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Training your Fruit Salad Tree

Training your Fruit Salad Tree

August 29, 2018

Branches of young Fruit Salad Trees can be gently persuaded to grow in any direction. This technique may be useful for training Fruit Salad Trees against walls/structures (espalier) or directing individual grafts.

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Gall Wasp

Gall Wasp

August 07, 2018

Now is the time to check your citrus trees for Gall Wasp. Galls should be removed NOW, before wasps emerge and reinfect nearby trees. For longer term strategies, please read on...

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Terracotta Pots and Fruit Salad Trees

Terracotta Pots and Fruit Salad Trees

July 26, 2018

It's true, terracotta pots have a certain romantic beauty that can’t be replicated by plastic. However, due to their porosity, they do lose a significant amount of water, especially when they are in full summer sun.  Some solutions include sealing the pot and a more frequent watering regime.

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Winter Spraying: Stone Fruit Trees

Winter Spraying: Stone Fruit Trees

July 12, 2018

Winter dormancy is a fantastic opportunity to spray Stone fruit trees for leaf curl and other fungal diseases which in fact, cannot be treated at any other time of year!

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Some Stone Fruit varieties ‘sleep in’...

Some Stone Fruit varieties ‘sleep in’...

April 18, 2016 1 Comment

Some Stone Fruit varieties ‘sleep in’… don't worry if all your branches don't wake up at the same time.

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