STONE FRUIT – What to plant this winter for a juicy summer harvest

Ever dreamed of picking deliciously ripe stone fruit from your own backyard? Winter is the time to put the work in if you are wanting to be picking sun-warmed fruit in summer.

While great quality fruit is available seasonally at farmers markets and roadside stalls, nothing can beat the taste of a sun-warmed peach straight from the tree or homemade plum jam on toast.

And it’s not just the harvest that makes stone fruit a great addition to the home garden – branches laden with blossoms in spring attract bees and beneficial insects when they are needed and provide a beautiful reminder that warmer weather is on the way.