We dispatch our trees every Tuesday, for delivery to most states of Australia.

For WA and Tasmania, we send trees on the first Tuesday of each month.

Due to the new Fire Ant restrictions, SA trees will also be sent on the first Tuesday of each month until further notice.

Apple Looper Caterpillars

Looper Caterpillars, which are from the moth family, attack all fruit trees. They grow to about 35mm long, and have a distinct looping action when they move. They are more abundant in warmer weather.

Plant Parts: Leaves

Season: Spring - Summer

Symptoms: The eggs can be found on the under-surfaces of the leaves. They attack foliage and as they grow move up the plant. Sometimes attacking flowers and fruit parts.

Control: They can be removed by hand or if you decide to spray, you can use a product called 'Carbaryl'. Do not harvest any fruit for at least 3 days after application. Read all directions on the packaging. Check with your local nursery for other treatment suggestions.

Prevention: Encouraging beneficial insects to your garden will help control this pest.

References: Department of Primary Industries WA. and the Fruit Salad Tree Team.