I am often asked ‘what grows in the hills’ Growing conditions and seasons can be very localised. Heathfield is in the highest rainfall (1200mm) part of the hills. Many areas also have a variety of micro climates which is worth bearing in mind.
Fruit growing at Nirvana
Apple :Granny Smith, Golden delicious , Jonathon, Red Fuji,
*Blackcurrant: Hatton black, Baldwin, Magnus
*English gooseberries: Farmers glory, Green Giant, Yorkshire champion, Late red.
Blue berries: Northland, Blue Rose, Denise, Brigitta, Blue Rose
*Chestnuts (a mix of varieties)
Citrus:Tangelo: Minneola;Mandarins; Kara, Imperial; Blood orange; Maltese; Seville orange;Navel orange; Washington;Sweet orange; Grapefruit: Marsh; Lemon; Myer: rough seedling; Tahitian Lime; Kaffir Lime
Crab Apple; Eleyi
Fig:Spanish Dessert, Brown, Luscious Ruby, yellow
American Table: Himrod (white), Venus (black), Glenora (blue), Canadice (red), Kyoho (black)
Guava:Chilean guava (myrtus ugni), Strawberry guava
Hazelnut: White American, Ennis, Cosford
Loquat: Enormity, Herds Mammoth
Macadamia: Nutty glen, H2
Mulberry: *Black English, Hicks fancy, White Shahtoot, Red Shahtoot,White Fruiting
Nashi: 20th century
Pear:Dutchess, Packhams Triumph
Plums: Satsuma, Formosa,Narrabeen, Wickson
Prunes: Robe de Sergeant,Splendor
Hops;Pride of Ringwood
* These are our commercial crops.