Sub-Tropical Apple Varieties

Anna is specialized low chill, sub-tropical variety suited to climates that have mild winters. Original developed in Israel they are the best choice for warmer parts of QLD, NSW and will fruit well from Sydney to Cairns. These trees will grow well in colder areas but late spring frosts may affect fruit set. Anna produces delicious, crunchy apples very similar to their cold climate cousins. They however, only require a low amount of winter chill. They are comparable in taste and shape to Red Delicious

Growing Olives in Southeast Queensland

Growing olives trees for fruit production in southeast Queensland can be a challenge but with a good understanding of the trees cultural requirements and careful variety selection quality yields can …

A Brief History of Olives in Australia

The history of olive farming in Australia dates back to the early 1800’s. Olives were probably first planted in groves around 1805 in Parramatta near Sydney. Olives and olive oil …

SICILIAN STYLE OLIVES

According to Professor Stan Kailis one of Australia’s foremost experts in processing table olives, the Green Sicilian olives found in Australian supermarkets are likely to be the Sicilian olive variety …

Sunburn Damage in Fruit Trees

Many fruit trees are susceptible to sunburn damage as young, newly planted trees in the field. Sunburn on young trees can seriously affect growth and in some cases, be fatal. …