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Have you noticed that there is a growing trend towards growing food in one’s own back yard? It is no longer the practice of only a few tree-hugging ‘greenies’ or permaculture practitioners, but has become a pretty mainstream, trendy and, lets face it, sensible thing to do. Apart from the sheer delight of plucking a ripe and juicy fruit specimen off the tree in your own backyard for instant gratification of the senses, the benefits of eating produce that has been grown with a modicum of control regarding the use of pesticides and herbicides is immeasurable.

 And the well-worn wail of “Id simply love to grow fruit trees but I have no space in my garden” does not cut it. With the help of the technique of Espalier and with so many new varieties being bred that can live hapily in tubs, there is no excuse. One gardener we know has a variety of fourteen different fruits growing in her 500sq meter section and she still has space for ornamentals, a pond, veggies and a small native forest – plus the house of course. 

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A popular Avocado with fruit that ripens summer-autumn. It is a beautiful evergreen tree that loves a warm sheltered position with excellent drainage. The fruit is rich in mono-unsaturated oils, proteins and vitamins. Delicious nutty flavour. Protect from frost when young. Most cold hardy variety, down to -5c. Group B Evergreen. Est.10yr.growth.

Pollination is helped in the cooler areas if you have avocados from both group A and B Varieties.
Suitable for warmer areas including Auckland/Northland

 

Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 10m x 5m

Avocado Bacon ZU

New stock expected soon. Pre-order now. Estimated price $69.99 each. Payment when stock arrives.

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A popular Avocado with fruit that ripens summer-autumn. It is a beautiful evergreen tree that loves a warm sheltered position with excellent drainage. The fruit is rich in mono-unsaturated oils, proteins and vitamins. Delicious nutty flavour. Protect from frost when young. Group A Evergreen. Est.10yr.growth.

Pollination is helped in the cooler areas if you have avocados from both group A and B varieties. Avocados may not fruit until 5 years after planting. The flowers are only open for 2 days.
Suitable for warmer areas including Auckland/Northland

 

Habit: Upright
Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 10m x 6m

Avocado Hass

Current Stock Height: 80/100 cm  ? 

Container: pb10  ? 

$69.99

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A large round Avocado that is traditionally harvested mid-summer to autumn. The thin skin remains green when ripe. The flesh is smooth, rich and buttery with a nutty flavour. Plant in a warm sheltered position with protection from frost. Must have excellent drainage and prefers rich loam. Group A Evergreen.

'Reed' Avocados originate from Guatemala (just like Dr Ropata) and require frost free conditions when flowering in early spring in order for there to be a good fruit set. Either Fuerte or Bacon varieties can help with pollination in cooler areas.
Suitable for warmer areas including Auckland/Northland

 

Habit: Upright
Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 10m x 6m

Avocado Reed ZU

Current Stock Height: 70/80 cm  ? 

Container: pb10  ? 

$69.99

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Flying Dragon rootstock. Very juicy and a really good cropper. Once established the tree will seldom be without a lemon. More tolerant of cold than many other lemons. Can you feel a Gin and Tonic coming on? Happiest in a sunny well drained position. Evergreen.

Every NZ garden should have a 'Meyer' lemon tree because they are so easy to grow and crop so well. They are however quite a 'sweet' lemon so if you prefer a real sharp acid taste then plant another variety to keep your 'Meyer' company.

 

Colour: White
Habit: Upright
Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 1.5m x 1m

Lemon Meyer Dwarf

Current Stock Height: 45/70 cm  ? 

Container: 3.5l  ? 

$39.99

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Lemon Meyer Dwarf

Current Stock Height: 40/50 cm  ? 

Container: 4.7l  ? 

$39.99

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Citrus. 'Silverhill' has easy peel, thin smooth rind and attractive, flat shaped, seedless fruit. The fruit is low in acid and therefore really sweet and juicy. Just delicious for a healthy snack in the winter. On Flying Dragon Dwarf Rootstock to keep compact. Can be container grown. Evergreen.

For best results grow Citrus in well drained fertile soil and protect from harsh frost.

 

Colour: White
Habit: Upright
Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 100cm x 80cm

Mandarin Satsuma Silverhill Dwarf

Current Stock Height: 30/40 cm  ? 

Container: 4.7l  ? 

$39.99

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Citrus. Bright, red-orange, semi-flat fruit that are very juicy and rich in flavour with just a hint of sharpness. Thin skinned and very juicy. Pick when skin colour fades. The fruit ripens from August through to October and holds well on the tree. Happiest in a sunny well drained position. Evergreen.

This is reportedly the most popular Tangelo in N.Z.

 

Colour: White
Habit: Upright
Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 1.5m x 1m

Tangelo Seminole Dwf FD

Current Stock Height: 40/60 cm  ? 

Container: 4.7l  ? 

$39.99

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Wairere Nursery
826 Gordonton Road, R D 1, Hamilton 3281 Ph: (07) 824 3430 Email: