Fruit-and-Nuts - Just Arrived

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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Picture of Olea El Greco

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As indicated by the name this Olive hails from Greece. It has a nice compact form making a good choice for topiary work. Attractive grey green foliage and small white flowers followed by heavy crops of small fruit that have good oil content. Happiest in the sun with protection from harsh wind. Evergreen.

While Olives can tolerate poor soil they are happiest in nice fertile loam. If your soil is poor for best results give your Olive tree some well balanced fertilizer every now and then. Also do not let the tree dry out when the fruit is developing.
Suitable for warmer areas including Auckland/Northland

 

Colour: White
Habit: Upright
Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 5m x 3.5m

Olea El Greco

Current Stock Height: 80/100cm  ? 

Container: 2.5l  ? 

$19.99


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As indicated by the name this Olive hails from Greece. It has a compact form and is a good choice for topiary work. Attractive grey green foliage and small white flowers followed by heavy crops of small fruit that have good oil content. Happiest in the sun with protection from harsh wind. Evergreen.
Suitable for warmer areas including Auckland/Northland

 

Colour: White
Habit: Upright
Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: Std

Olea El Greco Std

Current Stock Height: STD 90/130cm  ? 

Container: 8l  ? 

$129.99


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Olea El Greco Std

Current Stock Height: STD-90/HGT-130 cm  ? 

Container: 5l  ? 

$129.99

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Picture of Olea Frantoio

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Frantoio produces quite small Olives that are very high in oil content. It is considered to be the premier oil variety in Tuscany where there is an Olive oil factory of the same name. Highly ornamental as well as productive. Plant in a sunny well drained spot. Evergreen.
Suitable for warmer areas including Auckland/Northland

 

Colour: White
Habit: Upright
Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 3.1m x 3m

Olea Frantoio

Current Stock Height: 110/130cm  ? 

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Picture of Olea J5

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This Olive is a top producing commercial variety that produces heavy reliable crops of excellent sized drupes or fruits. Proven to be one of the best varieties for growing in the North Island. Good for oil production and pickling. Equally just a nice ornamental evergreen tree.

While Olives are quite tolerant of light to poor soil they will do better with a nice fertile loam. It is important that the soil does not dry out when the fruit are forming.
Suitable for warmer areas including Auckland/Northland

 

Habit: Upright
Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 5m x 3m

Olea J5

Current Stock Height: 130/150cm  ? 

Container: 3.3l  ? 

$19.99


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Picture of Olea Koroneiki

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A small growing Olive that has large crops of small fruit that have a high oil content. Suitable for pickling. Apart from the culinary features 'Koroneiki' also makes a delightful ornamental tree with attractive grey/green foliage. Add a touch of the Mediterranean to your garden. Evergreen.
Suitable for warmer areas including Auckland/Northland

 

Colour: White
Habit: Upright
Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 3.1m x 3m

Olea Koroneiki

Current Stock Height: 80/100cm  ? 

Container: 2.5l  ? 

$19.99


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Providing both ornamental and fruiting benefits Olea Rakino is a shapely, small, open, tree suitable for both inland and coastal situations. A prolific summer fruiter, its flavoursome fruit is ideal for preserving.

Olives are highly ornamental trees as well as good fruit producers. They are very tolerant but do best in a sheltered position. It is important that your Olive does not dry out when the fruit is developing and they enjoy an annual feed general slow release fertilizer.
Suitable for warmer areas including Auckland/Northland

 

Colour: White
Habit: Upright
Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 3.1m x 3m

Olea Rakino

Current Stock Height: 100/120cm  ? 

Container: 2.4l  ? 

$19.99


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Picture of Olea Verdale

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Let me give you the 'good oil' on this yummy Olive. Not only is it a fabulous foliage tree with grey- green leaves you can also look forward to Olive fruits being produced from summer through to autumn. Good oil producer the fruit can be pickled. Likes the sun and protection from wind. Evergreen.

Olives are highly ornamental trees as well as good fruit producers. They are very tolerant but do best in a sheltered position. It is important that your Olive does not dry out when the fruit is developing and they enjoy an annual feed general slow release fertilizer.
Suitable for warmer areas including Auckland/Northland

 

Colour: White
Habit: Upright
Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 5m x 3m

Olea Verdale

Current Stock Height: 130/160cm  ? 

Container: 2.4l  ? 

$19.99


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Wairere Nursery
826 Gordonton Road, R D 1, Hamilton 3281 Ph: (07) 824 3430 Email:     Open 7 days 8:30am-5pm