Fruit Trees for Sydney and New South Wales
When we talk about fruit trees Sydney, we get a wide variety. The climate allows for many sub tropical fruit tree to be successfully grown as well as those suited to cooler climates.
Fruit Trees and Dwarf Fruit Trees (including Dwarf Fruit Trees and Multi Graft Fruit Trees) that can be grown in Sydney and across NSW include a wide range, from cool climate apples to sub tropical fruits, depending on the area.
Popular fruit trees for Sydney and New South Wales
Fruit trees suited to Sydney are varied and will include many fruit trees that struggle further south. Avocado trees will do well in Sydney. If we travel further north, sub tropical fruit trees can also do well. Further south in New south Wales fruit trees such as stone fruit that require a ‘high chill factor’ are also successful.
Popular Fruit Trees for Sydney and New South Wales include both ‘dwarf fruit trees’ and ‘multi graft fruit trees’ or ‘fruit salad trees’. Citrus trees are widely planted and apple trees are also popular. Olive trees are increasingly popular both for fruit and as landscaping plants.
Fruit trees which are well suited to the Sydney climate include Mango Trees, Lemon Trees, Avocado Trees, Pomegranate, Mulberry, Custard apple, Olive, Feijoa.
Fruit trees for Sydney and New south wales can be purchased from both good Garden Centres and from online fruit tree suppliers, these nurseries will send bare rooted fruit trees during dormancy (winter months)
Growing Fruit Trees in Sydney
If you have a sunny position, you are half way to growing a great range of fruit trees in Sydney. The next step is to look at the soil, and this differs between coastal areas and the western suburbs. Some of the sandstone soils are very poor in nutrients, while the shale soils are much more fertile and better suited for growing fruit trees.
In the sand soils, it may be advisable to add some Kaolin, along with adding compost to raise the humus level and improve moisture holding ability.
Most soils can be improves in some way, mulching, compost, adding manures and fertilisers such as blood and bone and seaweed fertilisers are proven methods. Raising garden beds in areas of heavy clay is also a good way to improve the soil.
Our Top Tips for growing fruit trees in Sydney
- Choose a sunny position (for most fruit trees.
- Improve the soil where needed.
- For more tropical type fruit trees choose a sheltered position, particularly in areas of cold winds.
- Mulch beneath fruit trees.
- Drip irrigate where needed.
- Prune fruit trees as required.
- Clean up dropped fruit to prevent disease and insect pests.
- Grow fruit that you like to eat and will grow well in your area.
- Use container growing for smaller courtyards, especially with dwarf trees.
Fruit Trees for Sydney are available for sale online from the following growers and nurseries
Mail order fruit tree nursery with over 200 temperate climate fruit trees.
Heritage varieties and dwarf fruit trees. Apple Trees, Stone Fruit, Nut Trees and Berry Fruit.
56 Coronation Pde Enfield NSW 2136.
Good range of fruit trees including Blueberry, Banana, Lyche, Dragonfruit and Papaya as well citrus, nuts trees and stone fruit.
MILLERS GARDEN CENTRE- phone 02 4577 2576
189 Cnr Windsor &McGrath Roads. Vineyard 2765 NSW
Open 7 days 8.30- 5pm
Large range of fruit trees including Mango, Guava, Stonefruit and Citrus.
FRUIT TREES AUSTRALIA – phone: 0350276264
Nentoura Rd Dareton NSW 2717
Online retail fruit tree nursery trees available all year.
WUDINA GARDENS NURSERY – Phone: 0429 420 894
105 Congo Rd Moruya NSW 2537
Selection of fruit trees
FRUIT SALAD TREE COMPANY
2369 Gulf Road, Emmaville, N.S.W. 2371 – Ph/Fax: (02) 6734-7204
Strictly wholesale but with with links to retailers.’Gala’, ‘Golden Delicious’, ‘Jonathan’, ‘Red Fuji’, Ballerina series, ‘Pink Lady’ and others.
HUONBROOK FRUIT TREE NURSERY – PH (02) 66840152
Huonbrook via Mullumbimby NSW 2482
130 Varieties of Fruit trees. (incl citrus, stone, nut and subtropical) For list send SAE.