What are the best fruit trees for our Tasmanian Climate?
When selecting what fruit trees you want to plant, it is important to consider the climate in which they will be grown.
What grows well in northern Queensland will differ from what grows well in Tasmania.
The best varieties to grow in Tasmania are almonds, apples, pears, cherries, and plums. These trees require cooler climates to produce fruit, making Tasmania the perfect place to grow them.
We are the Apple Isle, after all… 😉
Peaches, nectarines and apricots are also great options for Tasmanian growers. Consider protecting your peach, apricot, and nectarine trees with some frost cloth if you live in an area prone to late frosts. Frosts can damage the flowers, which will significantly reduce that year’s fruit yield. 🖐❄️
Finally, don’t be alarmed if your trees shed their leaves during winter! Most of the fruit trees that grow well in Tasmania are deciduous, meaning that the trees shed their leaves in the colder months to protect themselves.