Autumn Sale List March 2015 copy

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Our $10.00 Autumn sale. Pip and Stone
fruit now have $10.00 off their price and
all berry fruit are $10.00 each. Selected
lines, good range, top quality trees,
strictly while stocks last
Fruit Trees in Planter Bags, plant now
the autumn rains have arrived
ALL trees listed below were @ $30.00 take $10.00 off
now $20.00
A, consistent cropper of large nuts that has a soft shell almost paper
shell. The kernel is mid to dark brown with a broad base tapering to a sharp short beaky
point. Useful for blanching, roasting, eating fresh, and cooking. IXL is a partially selffertile.
APPLES – SMALL ON MM102 - Small trees 3-4 metres
BALLARAT A mid season cooking apple which is a good keeper. A large apple with red
blush over green skin. It has strong upright growth. This variety Fluffs up beautifully
when cooked.
A medium sized apple with a sharp tangy
flavour. The skin is striped red over green background. Ripening early to mid season.
3.5 – 4.5m in height, recommended for orchards on welldrained soils. Resistant to woolly aphids. Fruit produced early in life of the tree.
BELLE DU BOSKOOP Holland 1856. A late season apple skin is gold overlaid with red
and covered in russet. Firm flesh, juicy, aromatic and high in vitamin C. Excellent dual
purpose apple good for eating but stores very well, best flavours develop after about 8
weeks in storage. Needs pollination.
Planted in 1809 by schoolgirl Mary Ann Brailsford from apple pips on her
mother’s kitchen table. An Exceptionally long- lived variety and the classic English
cooking apple. Large, green apples with a hint of red on the skin. They are tart, crisp and
ideal for making into pies,pastries, crumbles and chutneys. Being slightly tart they hold
together well when baked.
Attractive cherry red skin over green turning dark red as it ripens. Fruit
ripening in late
February to early March. Selected for its resistance to black spot and mildew. A healthy,
vigorous tree which, bears large crops of crisp and juicy apple with a mild pleasant taste.
DISCOVERY Essex England 1949
Medium round flat apple flushed bright blood
red, russet on top. 4- week ripening period in Feb. A juicy, fairly sweet apple, with a
pleasant flavour, firm flesh and finely textured. A reliable cropper shows resistance to
black spot.
MERTON RUSSET (Cox’s Orange Pippin/Strummer Pippin 1921)
Oval shaped apple, which is medium to small in size. Yellow flushed dull red but covered
in golden russet. Flesh yellowish tinged green, firm, crisp, sweet and sub acid, an
excellent keeper. Best stored 2-3 weeks before eating. Ripens in early April.
WELLINGTON SPECIAL A large to huge cooking apple, that came to us from
Wellington, even the leaves are large. The fruit ripen well into April and are green
skinned with red overtones. Fluffs up beautifully when cooked. Healthy tree.
Intense red crimson blush with a strawberry like flavour
which is sweet and juicy, flavour improves with maturity
KNOTTED KERNEL An old Somerset cider variety. Trevor Fitzjohn, a British radiologist
who emigrated to NZ in the late 1980’s helped to reintroduced this variety back to England
via Bernwode Fruit Trees where it was thought to have no longer been available.
SLACK MA GIRDLE A medium sized apple with quiet a flat shape, with yellow green and
bright red patches. The flesh is very sweet, making it good as a blend with a bittersweet
and a sharp cider apple. So sweet that they are also good to jam (blackberry and apple).
Late season ripening.
SWEET ALFORD A late season cider apple, of medium size. The skin is waxy with a
yellow often pink blushed. It is juicy, sweet and non-astringent.
Sour cherries, unlike their sweet counterpart, are most to sour to be
eaten fresh use in cooking, especially in soups and pork dishes. Thus a variety of liqueurs,
desserts, preserves and drinks are made with sour cherries or sour cherry syrup. Will grow in
conditions similar to pear, deep loamy and can cope with slightly heavy soils.
MONTMORENCY Reputed to be the best sour cherry for eating fresh, canning, baking
and preserving. Bears large fruit very young of a deep red colour. Self pollinating.
An excellent eating variety which is sweet, crisp, juicy with good acid balance
and fine texture. Medium to large russeted golden brown fruit, ripens mid season. Kosui
the pollinator.
An early season, large golden yellow russet, the flesh is very sweet, juicy
and tender. Needs Hosui as a pollinator.
Peach Rootstock is better adapted to lighter soils and is more vigorous than Plum
rootstock. Grows to 3- 4 M.
GORDON GLORY A clingstone peach with similar flesh and flavour to Golden Queen
ripens end March/early April. Attractive gold skin with bright orange-scarlet cheek.
Raised, in Palmerston North and shows resistance to leaf curl.
A medium sized peach with golden skin and red blush, flesh is golden, ready mid season.
A healthy variety showing resistance to leaf curl.
PEARS - DWARF To produce high quality trees that yield well, our pears are grown as double
worked trees, produced on Quince rootstock with an inter-stem (double worked rods). Height
DOYENNE DU COMICE One of the most delicious pears grown. Large pale yellow
fruit with greenish tinges and patches of brown russet ripening in Feb/March. A very sweet
and juicy pear. Pollinate with W.B.C. or Winter Nelis.
RED ANJOU Red Anjou are a sport of green Anjou, they have the same squat egg shape.
They develop a mild, sweet flavour with very smooth texture and abundant juice when ripe.
The skin colour is a deep, rich maroon colour, very showy.
A red skinned form of Clapps Favourite. Excellent skin colour
of a dark ruby red, and is the best red pear for colour maturing mid January to early Feb.
A sweet & juicy variety. Pollinators Conference, Winter Nelis, & WBC.
An early season pear of medium size with smooth
greenish-yellow skin and a melting flavour. Good for dessert& bottling. A vigorous,
upright tree. Pollinators Beurre Bosc, Packham’s Triumph and Winter Nelis.
Small dessert pear, russet over green skin, ripening mid to late
season. A good keeper. Pollinators - Beurre Bosc, Packham’s Triumph, WBC.
A late season pear ripening in March with regular crops. A long
keeping dessert quality pear with a light russet skin. Pollinate Conference or WBC.
WORDEN SECKLE Small, to medium in size, needs thinning to obtain good size fruit.
The skin is golden/yellow, bright red blush the flesh is yellowish and fine grained, tender,
melting buttery, very juicy spicy aromatic dessert fruit. Very good quality.
CIDER PEARS - Make your own Perry cider, fruit not of eating quality and
produce superior perry.
KIRCHENSALLER A German variety introduced to New Zealand over 30 years ago. Fruit
is large brown-purple in colour. Extremely tart.
Old heritage variety of cider pear introduced to New Zealand early last
Plum Myrobalan rootstock, growing to 3-4 metres in height
(Yellow Gage, pollinator for Greengages)
A late season, medium to small sized plum, yellow skin & flesh. Pollinate with Gages
(English Plum) Small oval fruit, with greenish yellow flesh and blue-black skin
with attractive bloom on surface. A spreading tree with moderate vigour whose fruit ripen
mid season and is self-fertile. Make excellent jam, preserve, chutney and pickle.
Originating in France from the popular English
Greengage. In spite of being green when ripe, one of the sweetest plums in existence.
Ripens late in the season, is medium in size and has yellow green skin & flesh. Needs
Coe’s Golden Drop as a pollinator to get good crops.
Koanga Heritage fruit trees were @ $32.00
now all @ $22.00
Koanga Institute Heirloom Fruit Tree Collection based on wonderful old-fashioned fruit varieties
planted last century. These varieties have been chosen for taste, disease resistance, reliability
and usefulness in the home garden, especially for those wanting to grow under organic conditions.
The information regarding variety descriptions, ripening times etc. is intended as a guide from
information gained observing and growing these varieties for many seasons at the Koanga Institute
in Northland. This information is intended as a guide only as it is specific to Northlands Bioregion.
We are proud that a Royalty is paid back to the Koanga Institute so they can continue their
valuable work in maintaining the collection.
MM106 – Mature Height 3 - 4 m - A semi-dwarfing rootstock that enjoys free
draining soils.
GOLDEN RUSSETT -Northland Golden Russet
The skin is totally covered in a golden russet, the flavour is very rich and full, and it
develops more if the apples are picked for a week or two before eating. This one is from
the garden of the late Ham Worsfold of Kaiwaka, Ripe March.
The apple has dark red skin, with golden russet; the flesh is
white with a lot of red streaking through it. Full flavour and sweet. Hayward Wright was
one of N.Z’s most well-known plant breeders of Kiwifruit fame.
A late apple med/large size with flat green skin, and gold russet on
top. A beautiful dessert apple, good for drying, cooking, & juicing. Excellent oldfashioned full flavour.
(Originated in France, 1771) A late/ very late season
apple. Skin is a pale green covered with brown russet, firm creamy white flesh. An
excellent dessert apple being juicy & spicy, stores up to 6 months. A triploid so plant with
at least 2 other apples.
A large classical conical shaped, bright dessert apple. It has red
streaky skin and rich, juicy, flesh with outstanding sweet taste. Mid season ripening. Gifted
by a Chatham Island family – their favourite in the old Zimmerman orchard.
Sequential order of apple ripening, ensuring plentiful apples throughout the season.
Hayward Wright – Zimmerman –Golden Russet – Reinette du Canada – Mayflower
All Berry plants now @ $10.00 that’s a huge
saving of at least $4.00 per plant in some cases
$8.00 per plant, now thats a berry good deal.
Blueberries are easily grown by the home gardener but do need
an acidic soil pH of about 4.5 and no higher than 5.2, Use flowers of sulphur to
lower the pH, adding acid peat, or mulching with pine needles will also lower the PH.
Berries can be eaten fresh, cooked in pies, muffins, jams and hot fruit sauces.
MISTY A high bush variety with a mild sweet flavour. Medium to large sized berries. Best
results when planted wit another variety. Easily grown and adapts to most conditions.
O’NEAL Southern high bush type. An early season variety ripening over 4 weeks. A low
chill variety and suitable also for Northern Districts Waikato, North. Berries are medium
blue, large sweet and relatively firm. Great tasting variety.
A high bush variety, high yielding, and smaller tasty berries. Summer
ripening fruit, low chill variety. Pollinate with O’Neal.
Southern high bush varieties are best grown in warmer parts of New Zealand
(Waikato North), their late winter flowers are less likely to be hit by frost. They ripen
October-December) (Misty, O’Neal, Petite Blue)
BLACKBERRY – They bear fruit on 2 year old canes, when these have fruited cut these out at
the base and tie one year shoots down for fruiting the next year.
THORNLESS As mentioned a thorn-less blackberry which is not inclined to take over the
garden. Long fruit laterals produce good crops of luscious blackberries, medium in size and jet
black when fully ripe. Harvest is from early February until late March
BOYSENBERRY - Habit 1.5 m high and spreads. They fruit on 2 year old canes.
A wonderful boysenberry to grow as it is almost thorn less and the fruit have
an outstanding flavor. Ripening after the other boysenberry from January to February.
RASPBERRY Generally only leave 4-5 canes to produce fruit per plant.
Early = Dec ripening, Mid season = Jan/Feb and Late season = March into April
Summer fruiting, (Dec/Jan) medium sized red shiny fruit easily removed.
Good yields. Suitable for Central and Southern districts.
FAIRVIEW An early to mid season variety (December through January). The fruit are
large, light red well flavoured berries. Bears heavy crops.
GLEN PROSSEN A newer Variety of Scottish decent. Quite a sweet tasting fruit that
produces just after Christmas. A single cropper that requires a cold winter for fruit to set.
Has a great growth habit for the home gardener. A big cropper.
A mid season summer fruiting variety with very good yields. It produces
moderate numbers of medium vigour canes with few spines. The fruit is medium to large,
medium red very firm and shiny. The fruit is easy to pick is a double cropper and also
suited to a warmer climate..
QUALICUM An early to mid season variety (December) it is a heavy cropper of large, firm
medium red fruit with excellent flavour, good shelf life. Shows resistance to Botrytis.
An excellent variety of Raspberry with almost thorn less 'canes' and bright
glossy berries with an excellent flavour. Bred with good resistance to fruit rot. The fruit
ripens in early summer.
TULAMEEN A mid season variety which carries on fruiting for a long time. It has good
yields and moderate upright cane growth. The fruit are attractive bright red, large to very
large in size, show good firmness. Fruit flavour and shelf life are excellent.
A variety which is grown commercially, considered to be the sweetest
and tastiest of all raspberries. It is a strong grower and produces heavy crops of large,
firm, roundish fruit which fruits in late December. Does best in cooler districts.
This Bramble is a cross between a Blackberry and a Raspberry and
originates Scotland. It’s berries are delicious sweet and aromatic large fruit which are best
eaten fresh. The fruit are easy to pick and best done when the berry colour is a deep
maroon. Plant in sun/semi-shade in a deep acidic soil.
ELDERBERRY ‘ADAM” A fast growing, early producers of large bunches of red/black
berries, they require high moisture and prefer a fertile soil. Flowers are great for making
elderflower lemonade or Champagne. The berries are good to eat and make excellent
cordial or wine as well as having medicinal properties. Grows to a height of 2-3 metres.
LACINIATA – Fern or Cut leaf Elder
A delicate fernlike foliage makes this a very
attractive plant in the garden with the added benefit of lovely flower heads in spring and
berries in the autumn. Elders are favoured for medicinal properties.
This variety has the RHS award of Garden Merit. The large berries are veined,
semi-transparent green tending to yellow when ripe. Fruit ripen in Dec. Expected yields of
these large flavourful fruit at maturity are up to 4kg per bush. The fruit can be used for
culinary purposes but also delicious eaten fresh when fully ripe. Resistant to powdery
PAX A more upright variety than invicta & almost thorn less when matures, heavy crops
of red berries, showing good disease resistance. Excellent flavour when eaten fresh.
RED Tamarillo’s are subtropical, they need a frost-free, sheltered microclimate. Best
eaten raw but great stewed, bottled and frozen or made into chutney and jam. Oval red
fruit produced.
WORCESTORBERRY (Ribes divaricatum) Covered in flowers ready to fruit
A deciduous spiny shrub that grows to about 2 metres high. The dark purplish fruit
which appear around Christmas time can be eaten raw or cooked. It has the flavour
between that of a gooseberry and a blackcurrant.
Liquid Copper – Natural Fungicide 250 mls
1 capful makes 2.85 Litres of spray. 3.5mls per 1 Litres of water
Liquid Sulphur – 250ml container
Helps aid control of diseases such as Black Spot, Rust, Powdery Mildew, Leaf moulds
and Spots and spider mites 2.5ml per Litre of water. Makes 100 litres of spray.
Neem Tree Oil – Pest & Fungal Control 200ml
Various pest and disease control 5 to 15 ml per L of warm water.
Raingard – Rain proofer, Sticker & spreader, use 1 ml per 1 Litre of water, makes 100
Litres of spray
100ml container @ $12.00
Pyrethrum - Natural Insecticide 200ml Container
250ml container @ $20.00
1ml to 2.5ml per Litre of water depending on severity. Makes 80 - 200 L of Spray. $17.00
All prices shown include G.S.T., Freight is extra.
Lower North Island $15.00 10kg, Upper North Island $15.00 5kg - $25.00 10kg
South Island $20.00 per 10kg $30.00 per 15kg. Rural Address Fee $4.00,
Packing $5.00 per order. Payment upon receipt of invoice please.
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