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Fruit Trees

We always smile when people ask us what fruit trees we’re growing. In Wollongong we’re so lucky to have a climate that allows a range of temperate, sub-tropical and tropical fruit trees to grow well.

Growing your own fruit trees opens you up to an amazing range of exotic and rare fruits that you will never find on the supermarket shelves. Allow yourself to explore the next generation of fruits, by growing them now, like white sapotes, jaboticabas, and babacos. Tantalise your taste buds with even rarer fruits like the miracle fruit which can turn anything sour instantly sweet, delight in cherimoyas that have a sweetness and taste that will have kids leaving their lollies behind, and amaze your friends with the colour and texture of the chocolate pudding fruit.

At HappyEarth we're growing over 100 fruiting trees, shrubs and climbers. We grow an incredible diversity of food plants, and have 50 different species of fruit trees, shrubs and vines, all of which are listed below:


Apricot Prunus armeniaca
Avocado Persea americana
Babaco Carica petagona
Banana Musa spp.
Black Sapote Diospyros digna
Canistel - Pouteria campechiana
Carambola Averroha carambola
Cherimoya Annona cherimola
Cherry of the Rio Grande Eugenia aggregata
Davidson Plum Davidsonia pruriens
Feijoa - Acca Sellowiana 
Fig Ficus carica
GrapefruitCitrus paradisi
Green Sapote - Pouteria viridis
Ice Cream Bean – Inga edulis
Jackfruit - Artocarpous heterophyllus
Lemon Citrus limon
Lime Citrus latifolia
Longan Euphoria longan
Loquat Eriobotrya japonica
Lychee Litchi chinensis
Macadamia Macadamia spp.
Mandarin Citrus reticulata
Mango Mangifera inidca
Mulberry Morus nigra
Olive Olea europaea
Orange Citrus sinensis
Panama Berry Muntingia calabura
Paw Paw Carica papaya
Peanut Tree - Sterculia quadrifida
Peach - Prunus persica
Diospyros kaki
Pitomba - Eugenia luschnathiana
Rollinia Rollinia deliciosa
Sapodilla Manilkara zapota
Small Leave Tamarind Diploglotis campbelli
White Sapote Casimora edulis


Acerola Cherry – Malpighia glabra
Atherton Raspberry -
Rubus Fraxinifolius
Vaccinum species
Brazilian Cherry Eugenia uniflora
Finger Lime - Microcitrus australasica
Grumichama - Eugenia brasiliensis
Guavas Psidium species
Jaboticaba - Myrciara cauliflora
Miracle Fruit-Synsepalum dulcificum
Ugni – Ugni molanae
Yellow Mangosteen - Garcinia zanthochymus
Yellow Jaboticaba Myrciara glomurate 


Dragonfruit - Hylocereus undatus
Fruit Salad PlantMonstera deliciosa
GrapesVitis vinifera
PassionfruitPassiflora edulis

Daleys fruit tree nursery stocks a wide range of high quality plants, including the more unusual fruits, while locals nursery might have some varieties.


Fruit Tree Profiles

Below is the beggining of a comprehensive guide to all these fruit trees which are suitable to backyard growing in the Illawarra. It profiles their requirements for soil (drainage, pH, nutrients), climate, positioning (shelter, sun, wind tolerance, space), and care, and recommend the best suited varieties for the Illawarra. All fruit trees have different needs, and meeting their individual needs has big rewards – your tree will be much healthier happier and so will you with bountiful harvests. We wish you luck on your adventure in backyard fruit tree growing!