Fruit Trees for sale online
Fruit trees have been popular in Australian gardens for hundreds of years. Depending on the climate zone, hundreds of varieties can be grown commercially and in the home garden. One of the most popular ways to buy deciduous varieties is as bare-rooted stock online in the cooler months when dormant. With new and improved varieties finding their way onto the market, now is the time to plant a home orchard. There are hundreds of varieties available for sale online from specialist growers.
Dwarf fruiting varieties are suitable for growing in large pots. Grafted varieties are grown on stronger or disease-resistant rootstocks.
Usually grafted onto a dwarfing rootstock, dwarf fruit trees are very popular in the home garden. Many now available for sale are suited for growing in pots and containers.
Trees are grafted for a number of reasons. Usually, they are grafted onto a more resilient rootstock, which includes dwarfing rootstock. They can also be multi-grafted with more than one fruit on one tree.
Espalier varieties are excellent for limited space and growing on walls and fences.
When to plant fruit trees
This will depend on how you buy them and where you live.
- Bare-rooted trees will always be planted in mid to late winter.
- Potted varieties can be planted at any time of the year. The best time is in early autumn. The soil is still warm so you will get some root growth before winter. This gives the trees time to settle in before the first summer. You can also plant in early spring.
- Spring can be a good time to plant in warmer climates where you get wet summers.
We provide access to growers of dwarf, multi-graft, citrus trees and fruit salad trees, tropical, sub-tropical, cool climate and temperate fruit trees, vines, climbing fruiting plants, multi-graft fruit trees and dwarf fruit tree varieties.
In Australia, climatic areas for growing fruit fall into four main areas: Tropical, Subtropical, Temperate to Cool and Mediterranean.
Trees for different climates
The types and varieties of fruit trees that can be grown in each area vary significantly.
Tropical Fruit Tree varieties for Australia include:
- Abiu, Carombola, Mango, Paw Paw, Lychee, Banana, Sapodilla, Dragon Fruit and Mangosteen.
Sub Tropical Areas
- Acerola, Jabotica, Grumichama, Persimmon, Strawberry Guava, Papaya, Tamarillo, Banana, Sapote and Cherimoya.
Mediterranean Climate Areas
- Olives, Citrus, Figs, Mulberry, Pomegranate and Quince.
Temperate to Cool Climate
- Citrus, Apples, Pears, Plums, Figs and Apricots.
Fruit trees are a popular choice for both commercial and smaller-scale planting in orchards, backyards, and home gardens across Australia. These trees have been part of the Australian landscape since the early days of settlement, initially arriving with settlers who brought various cultivars to the continent.
In home gardens, the most common fruit trees are typically Apple, Plum, and Lemon varieties. However, today, a wider variety of fruit trees, grapevines, and berry-producing plants are available than ever before.
Thanks to the availability of high-quality trees suited to various climate regions across Australia, growing fruit trees has become very popular. It allows people to enjoy fresh produce and the opportunity to preserve and share these delicious fruits with family and friends.
You can easily obtain a wide range of fruit tree varieties through online sources, local nurseries, or specialized nurseries. Planting and pruning fruit trees is not difficult, and suppliers can offer helpful guidelines for assistance. If you are interested in heritage and older fruit tree varieties, you can explore our dedicated section on Heritage Fruit Tree Varieties for more information.