Plant care

Useful and practical tips and guides to growing our blueberries and fruit trees in your home garden.

The information provided below is considered general advice and should be treated as such. It is important to note when reading through these tips that you consider that some of the PlantNet® products do not need pruning and some are not suited to pots ie full size Angel, full size Spring Satin and full size Fireball, so please see individual plants under the Products tab at the top of the homepage of our website.

Important tasks in coming months

Important tasks in coming months

Pay particular attention to watering and fertilising Blueberries with potassium at this time of year. This will help to ensure you grow the biggest and best tasting Blueberries (Follow our growing Blueberries guide on the website). Your fruit trees and Blueberries...

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Growing low chill stone fruit in subtropical climates

Growing low chill stone fruit in subtropical climates

Low chill varieties or stone fruit varieties grown in sub tropical climates need some slightly different management to get the best out of the varieties. Site selection  Select a sunny, well drained position. For poor draining soils trees should be planted on mounds...

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Growing blueberries

Growing blueberries

1   Site selection   For best results, select a site for your blueberry plants that has full sun most of the day. For climates with high summer temperatures with multiple days over 38°C keeping the plants watered well and hydrated will help the plant...

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Growing lemons

Growing lemons

1 Site selection Select a sunny, well drained position. 2 Pre plant 3 months before planting, prepare soil by adding mulch and pelletised poultry, or cow manure to the site. For pots a good premium potting mix combined with 20% of a good loam soil will be enough to...

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Pests and diseases

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...

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Pest exclusion netting

Pest exclusion netting

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...

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