Summer in the Home Orchard
Peaches, Plums & Apricots grow well in this area.
Suggested varieties: --
Plums: Satsuma, Mariposa (these two should be planted together as they cross pollinate to produce heavier crops). Santa Rosa is self fertile but improves if Mariposa is used as a pollinator. Frontier is another good variety.
Apricots: The old Moorpark is still a widey grown favourite, Trevatt, Hunter & Earlicot.
Nectarines: Goldmine, Artic Rose and Anzac are all white fleshed and freestone. Flavortop is an excellent yellow fleshed freestone variety for eating, cooking, drying or bottling.
Peaches: Anzac is early maturing and Freestone.Redhaven and Golden Queen are well proven favourites with the late season golden Queen excellent for bottling.
Citrus varieties grow well in the Warragul & Drouin area. In fact they are probably the easiest and most rewarding of all fruit to grow.
Recomended Varieties: --
Lemons: Lisbon, Eureka and Meyer
Oranges: Washington Navel, Valencia
Mandarins : Emperor,Imperial, Afourer (also known as Murcott)
Limes; Tahitian, Kaffir, Australian Limes.
Grapefruit: Marsh, Ruby.
Cumquats:Marumi, Ngami, Variegated
NOTE: Double grafted trees with two varieties can save space as can those grafted onto dwarf rootstock.