I decided to expand our selection of fruit trees in our backyard. Unfortunately, I didn’t own any useful gardening books on fruit trees, particularly ones that would help me decide which fruit trees are suitable for Brisbane’s climate and are less than 5 metres so that I can cram in a ton of different trees.
Fruit trees for Brisbane
Here’s my mega list of fruit trees suitable for Brisbane:
- acerola cherry
- apples, dwarf sub-tropical (Golden Dorsett , Tropical Anna, Tropical Sweet)
- avocado, dwarf
- barbados cherry
- blueberries (Sharp Blue – self-pollinating and low chill)
- crab apple
- custard apple
- dragon fruit
- longan (protected from birds and possums)
- macadamia (pot)
- mandarin, dwarf (freemont)
- mango, dwarf
- mulberry, dwarf (red shatoot)
- native raspberry (scrambling bush)
- nectarine (low chill)
- orange – washington; Lanes late; Valencia and red ruby;
- persimmon (but you’d need to prune it to under 5m)
- sea grape tree
- thai apple
Thank you to the knowledgeable people on the Brisbane Local Food ning who helped to compile this great list of small Brisbane suitable fruit trees.
I’d love to hear if you are successfully growing any other fruit trees in the Brisbane area?
If you live outside of Brisbane, you may like the list of trees for a suburban food forest.