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Plant Care by PlantNet is the ultimate guide to growing fruit trees in your garden. We’ve got articles, guides and videos to help you every step of the way from choosing the best fruit tree for your climate to harvesting your very first crop. Whether you’re an experienced fruit grower or a newly-inspired home gardener, we’re here to make your fruit growing journey the best, and easiest, one possible! Please note that the information we provide is considered general advice and should be treated as such. Always check the individual plant care information found on our website.

Growing guides

Growing your own fruit trees is not as hard as you think. From choosing the right type of fruit trees for your garden, to specific growing guides, we’ve put together a range of guides to help you grow your own dwarf fruit trees and enjoy them in your garden for years to come!

How to grow stone fruit in subtropical climates

How to grow stone fruit in subtropical climates

Stone fruits like apricots, peaches, nectarines, plums and cherries are a great addition to any garden but prefer to grow in cooler climates. Although there are some varieties that can be grown in warmer, sub-tropical climates, they just require different management....

How to grow blueberries

How to grow blueberries

Pies, smoothies, muesli; blueberries are the perfect addition to so many delicious recipes, but they're not the most affordable! While picking up a punnet at the shops might not always be an option, growing blueberries in your garden is a great way to get your fix...

How to grow lemon trees

How to grow lemon trees

Lemon trees are one of the most popular fruit trees to plant in your garden. They not only produce lemons that can be used for homemade lemonade, limoncello or lemon tarts, but they can also elevate your garden design by giving it a Mediterranean feel.  Lemon trees...

Fruit maturity guide

Fruit maturity guide

The fruit growing on your trees will become ripe at various times on the year, and is dependant on many factors. Below is a guide to which months your fruit will be ready for harvest. Note: These are approximate maturity times only, and may vary depending...

Gardening tips

So, you’ve planted your fruit trees; now it’s time to get the best from them. Learn everything from preventing pests and diseases to getting the most fruit from your harvest. By following our tips, you’ll have a garden filled with flourishing fruit trees in no time.

Common fruit tree pests and diseases

Common fruit tree pests and diseases

Pests and diseases can occur in backyard fruit trees. PlantNet uses the best rootstocks available for our varieties to minimise susceptibility of our trees to soil borne pests and diseases in the backyard. Pests and diseases can quite often be localised to a...

How to make your own insect pest traps

How to make your own insect pest traps

Insect traps lure and kill insects as they get stuck to the sticky sides of the trap. Traps are used to observe the populations of pests to inform home gardeners on when controls should be used. Codling Moth traps lure male moths to traps The Qld Fruit Fly traps are...

How to use pest exclusion netting to protect your fruit trees

How to use pest exclusion netting to protect your fruit trees

Protect your Crops! Why spray for Insect pests when there is a better alternative? We now carry a range of netting suitable for protecting fruit trees and vegetables from birds, flying foxes and some insect pests. Our range is safe to wildlife due to the small mesh...

Chill hours guide for the home gardener

Chill hours guide for the home gardener

Chill Hours? Chill Units?...what does it all mean? Confused when you hear about chill factor or chill units? Our simple guide provides the basic information you need to make an informed decision about what sort of fruit tree to buy for your area, whether it be high,...

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