Important tasks in coming months

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)....
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...
Growing blueberries

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...
Growing lemons

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...
Pests and diseases

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...
Insect pest traps

Insect pest traps

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...
Pest exclusion netting

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...
Fruit maturity guide

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...
Chill hours guide for the home gardener

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...