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Fruit Plants

and Trees

We have a wide range of fruiting plants available.  From fruit trees and vines to shrubs and bushes.
Some of these are perfectly sized for growing in containers, small city gardens or home orchards.
We also stock some incredible indigenous edible plants for your backyard.

Apple ‘Anna’

Very early season, produce medium to large cylidrical apples with a ligth green-yellow skin and soft rosy blush, sweet, slightly tart crunchy flesh, deliciously crips fresh off the tree, can be canned, juiced, milled into apple cider, cooked or baked, a prolific producer, start to fruit in the second year, good keeper, 6-8 weeks if refrigerated, spur-bearing
Full sun, well-drained, sandy loam soil, requires regular pruning, developed in Israel specifically  for cultivation in areas with warm winters, ‘Dorsett Golden’ will make a good pollinator

80 cm grafted tree

in 4 litre plantbag

K150

Apple ‘Dorsett Golden’

Early season, medium to large apples, a ‘Golden delicious’-like cultivar, often with a pink-red blush over the yellow skin, firm white flesh, lightly aromatic, juicy, sweet with a refeshing crunch, perfect for eating fresh off the tree, also make a vibrant fruit salad, or a delicious apple pie, good for canning, start fruiting in their second year, after picked, they can be kept for 2 weeks if regrigerated, spur-bearing
Full sun, well-drained, sandy loam soil, requires regular pruning, flourish in tropical climates, ‘Anna’ will make a good pollinator

80 cm grafted tree

in 4 litre plantbag

K150

Apple ‘Fuji’

Mid to late season, large fruit, yellow, covered in red-pink striping and blush, low-acid, crisp, very sweet and juicy, one of the best apple varieties for fresh eating, but also suited for cooking, baking, roasting and stewing, make excellent apple juice or cider, extended storage capabilities, heavy producer, tip-bearing
Full sun, well-drained, sandy loam soil, requires regular pruning, do very well in warm winter climates, ‘Gala’ will make a good pollinator

80 cm grafted tree

in 4 litre plantbag

K150

Apple ‘Gala’

Mid to late season, medium to large fruit, red-pink-yellow striped or mottled appearance, pleasant flavour, mild and sweet, crispy and juicy, good for fresh eating, cooking, excellent in salads as the cream coloured flesh is somewhat slow to brown after being cut, good keeping qualities, tip-bearing,
Full sun, well-drained, sandy loam soil, requires regular pruning, grown in areas with warm winters, tip-bearing, ‘Fuji’ will make a good pollinator

80 cm grafted tree

in 4 litre plantbag

K150

Citrus: Lemon ‘Rough Lemon’

Mid-season, medium juice content, sweeter that Eureka, skin makes a good zest for cooking, numerous seeds, vigorous tree, very long bearing season
Well drained, sandy soil, rich in organic matter. To loosen soil, mix compost or dehydrated cow manure into soil. In winter, allow soil to dry out between watering.  In summer, frequent watering is required

80 cm to 1 m tree 

in 4 litre plantbag

K50

Citrus:  Satsuma Mandarin ‘Big mandarin’

Early to mid-season, medium to large fruit, attractive reddish-orange rind, easy to peel,  sweet and juicy, fine texture and rich flavour, seedless or  moderately seedy
Well drained, sandy soil, rich in organic matter.  Cover roots with a thick layer of mulch to deter weeds and keep roots moist and cool.

80 cm to 1 m grafted tree
4 litre plant bag
K100

Citrus: Orange ‘Washington navel’

Mid-season, Popular backyard orange, small to medium tree with a rounded shape, large, firm, seedless fruit, juicy, sweet and delicious
Navels are best for eating fresh out of hand. Well drained, sandy soil, rich in organic matter.  To loosen soil, mix compost or dehydrated cow manure into soil. In winter, allow soil to dry out between watering.  In summer, frequent watering is required

80 cm to 1m grafted tree
4 litre plant bag
K100

Fig ‘Adam’
Ripens March to April, medium sized fruit, very sweet, brown-black skin with reddish flesh, Fresh fruit, drying and jams, Strong grower
Full sun, Very well draining soil. Medium water. Mulch twice a year to keep soil moisture consistent. Keep mulch 15 cm away from the trunk of the tree. Compost and rotted manure are excellent mulches for figs.

60 cm tree
4 litre plant bag
K100

Goji Berry Red

Shrubby plant, orange-red, oval berries eaten raw, cooked, dried, herbal teas, juices, medicines, very high in many vitamins, minerals and antioxidants

Full sun, medium water needs, rich, well-draining soil, improve the texture and fertility of the soil with compost and manure, fruiting starts 2 years after planting, prune and thin out branches after the harvesting, 1 to 3 m

50 cm bush
4 litre plant bag
K50

Grape ‘White Hanepoot’

Produce medium-sized bunches, green skin and clear flesh, turns yellowish when ripe, strong muscat flavour and taste, extremely sweet, juicy texture, used for juicing, table, drying or winemaking
Full sun, well drained, sandy soil, adept at weathering the heat, a compost mulch can be applied once a year during the hottest summer months for best results

60 cm vine
4 litre plant bag
K100

Grape ‘Crimson seedless’

Grape ‘Crimson seedless’

Mid to late season, table grape, red oval berries, crisp texture, good fruity aroma, intense sweet flavour, keeps well on the vine, excellent shelf life, good resistance to powdery mildew

 Full sun, free-draining, deep, loose, fertile, soils. Each vine needs about 1.8 m of space.

60 cm vine
4 litre plant bag
K100

Hylocereus costaricensis (Red Dragon Fruit)
Pitaya roja is a large, climbing cactus plant, bright red skin, purple-red flesh, juicy, sweet, tastes like a combination of a kiwi and a pear. Many health benefits
Loose, well-draining soil, high in organic matter. Medium water. Apply a thick layer of mulch. Fruit contains high amounts of vitamin C, has a high fiber content, good source of B-complex vitamins, potassium, phosphorus, protein and antioxidants.

40 cm succulent vine
4 litre plant bag
K50

Mango ‘Tommy Atkins’

Early to mid-season, large fruit (450 – 700 g) , attractive skin colour, fibreless, exceptional shelf life, very tolerant of handling and transportation with little or no bruising, medium-sized tree, produces consistently heavy and good crops, tolerant to bacterial black spot
Water trees deeply.  Allow the soil to dry to a depth of several inches before watering again. Recommended tree spacing for Tommy Atkins in Zambia is 7×4 m (350 plants per hectare). Foliar potassium nitrate application sprays should be applied at 4% once during full bloom.

80 cm grafted tree
4 litre plant bag
K100

Mulberry black

Very easy to grow, fruit is very nutritious with many medicinal properties and can be eaten fresh out of hand or to make jams, pies, tarts, puddings,  Silvopasture, Leaves are highly palatable and digestible, an excellent protein-rich fodder for livestock and can be used as supplements replacing concentrates for dairy cattle, it  increase milk production of lactating goats, cows, sheep and rabbits, and improve livestock productivity.
Full sun, will thrive in degraded soils but prefers compost-rich, well-drained soil, very drought tolerant, fast growing, resistant to all major pest and diseases

1 m tree K80
1.5 m tree K140
2 m tree K200

Pachira glabra (Saba Nut)

Evergreen tree, fast-growing, smooth green trunk often swollen at the base, popular indoor and outdoor container plant, edible nuts, best eaten and stored roasted, or ground into flour, young leaves and flowers are also edible, air-purifying plant
Full sun to partial shade, medium water needs, drought tolerant, compost-rich, well-drained soil, tolerates wet soil, resistant to most pests and diseases, may grow 7 to 10 m high

5 year old trees, already started to fruit – K200

Papaya ‘Hawaiian Solo Sunrise’ 

Dwarf, fruit sets at average 1 meter above the ground, Red/Pink flesh, very sweet, 500 grams in size, hard outer shell, very good for long shipping, Sunrise is no.1 in world production and grows well in most conditions. Trees can produce up to 100 fruits per year.

Full sun, medium water needs, well-draining soil, space trees 1.5 m by 3 m, fertilize in September, November and January,  Sprinkle 2 tablespoonfuls of borax around the tree once a year and water well. Keep the trees mulched all the time.

Dwarf trees
40 – 60cm high
K50

Papaya ‘Red lady 786’

Dwarf tree, fruit sets at average 70 cm, red flesh, good sweetness, fruit averaging 1.5 to 2.0 kg, production starts 9 months from transplanting, heavy and reliable producer, fruit ships well, tolerant to Papaya Ring Spot Virus
Full sun, medium water needs, well-draining soil, space trees 1.5 m by 3 m, fertilize in September, November and January,  Sprinkle 2 tablespoonfuls of borax around the tree once a year and water well. Keep the trees mulched all the time.

Dwarf trees
40 – 60cm high
K50

Papaya ‘Red Maradol’

Dwarf tree, fruit sets at 40 cm above ground, vigorous trees produces very high yields, thick skin turns yellow-orange when ripe, deep red flesh, very sweet and firm fruit, 1.5 to 2.6 kg, good for shipping and long shelf life,  produce in as little as 7 months, 10-year commercial production success, resistant to Ring Spot Virus
Full sun, medium water needs, well-draining soil, space trees 1.5 m by 3 m, fertilize in September, November and January,  Sprinkle 2 tablespoonfuls of borax around the tree once a year and water well. Keep the trees mulched all the time.

Dwarf trees
40 – 60cm high
K50

Papaya ‘Red Queen’ F1 Hybrid

Dwarf tree, fruit sets at 70cm, red flesh, medium sweet, average size 1 to 1.5 kg, production starts 8 months from transplanting, very high yielder, tolerant to Papaya Ring Spot Virus
Full sun, medium water needs, well-draining soil, space trees 1.5 m by 3 m, fertilize in September, November and January,  Sprinkle 2 tablespoonfuls of borax around the tree once a year and water well. Keep the trees mulched all the time.

Dwarf trees
40 – 60cm high
K50

Papaya ‘Waimanalo X-77’

Dwarf, fruits set at 75 cm above ground, Very popular variety, sweet fruit, distinctive papaya flavor,  Yellow flesh, 680 grams, high yielding, has tolerance to some diseases and fungus, performs well in high moisture areas. 
Full sun, medium water needs, well-draining soil, space trees 1.5 m by 3 m, fertilize in September, November and January,  Sprinkle 2 tablespoonfuls of borax around the tree once a year and water well. Keep the trees mulched all the time.

Dwarf trees
40 – 60cm high
K50

Passiflora edulis (Pruple Granadilla)
Purple skin, delicious, juicy, very aromatic fruit, seeded pulp-filled centre, striking flowers, vines are fast growing and vigorous, need a sturdy trellis structure, richer aroma and flavour than the yellow variety
Full sun. Medium water needs. Deep, loose soil that contains plenty of organic material. Apply a generous layer of mulch. Add compost or manure every year.

50 cm vine
5 litre plant bag
Was K50
Now K35

Pear ‘Bon Chretien’

Early season, large, golden yellow, juicy fruit, with an excellent sweet flavour, superb eating pear, also perfect for poaching and preserving, very good keeping abilities, will keep up to 3 months

Full sun, soil much be well-draining and rich, dig in plenty of manure and compost before planting, average water

80 cm grafted tree

in 4 litre plantbag

K150

Pineapple ‘Smooth Cayenne’

Very large fruits, high juice content, high sugar, low acid flavour, light yellow flesh, excellent for juicing and canning and baking, little or no spines
Full sun, loose, free draining, sandy loam soil, wait until the soil has dried out before watering. Pineapples are planted on riges, two rows 40 cm apart on a ridge, 60 m planting distance in the row and 1.5 m from ridge centre to ridge centre. 

Srong plants
2 years old
4 litre plant bag
K50

Pomegranate ‘Purple Heart’

Large, red fruit, dark red arils, excellent refreshing flavour, sweet with low acidity, medium soft seeds, great for fresh eating and for juicing, trees are high-yielding

Dense, bushy, deciduous shrub, 2‒4 m tall, grow best in loamy soil with good drainage, drought tolerant but grows better with a good supply of water

70 cm tree
4 litre plant bag
K100

Pomegranate ‘Wonderful’

Late-ripening, large fruit, dark purple-red, medium-thick rind, deep-red, juicy, winey pulp, medium-hard seeds. Plants are vigorous and productive.
Dense, bushy, deciduous shrub, 2‒4 m tall, grow best in loamy soil with good drainage, drought tolerant but grows better with a good supply of water

70 cm tree
4 litre plant bag
K100

Quince ‘Portugal’

Large golden pear-shaped fruits, best flavoured quince, soft texture, juicier than most, prized for cooking, jelly making, tasty jams

Full sun, deep, fertile, moist but well-draining soil, grows particularly well when planted near a pond or stream, to improve light penetration, air circulation and constant good yields, prune every winter

80 cm grafted tree

in 4 litre plantbag

K150

Strawberry ‘Tioga’

Vigorous growing variety, medium to large berries, very sweet, high yields over a long period, freeze well, pest and disease resistant
Well drained, fertile soils, enrich with compost and manure, mulch well between the plants with straw to reduce heat, cold and water stress and reduce weed invasion, very good runner and plantlets production

4 Mature plants in a large
4 cavity tray
K60

Tamarillo (Tree tomato) Yellow and Red

Fast growing, evergreen, fruit tree, self-pollinating, very productive, bears fruit in abundance over several months, fruit can be eaten raw, in fruit salads, cooked as a fruit sauce, used in salsa or made into jam, intense tangy, sweet-tart, delicious flavour, may be compared to kiwifruit, granadilla and guava, high in Vit. A, Vit B6, Vit. C, Vit. E, iron, fibre, antioxidants and low in carbohydrates
Full sun, rich, moist, but well-drained soil, average water, mulch well at all times, light pruning after fruiting is recommended, 1.5 – 2 m high

50 cm tree
4 litre plant bag
K50