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Top working an old Conference pear tree – end February 2021

It seemed a good time to use a non productive Conference pear tree to keep some old Turkish pear varieties growing. I had 3 varieties of Turkish pears, Sheikh Serfettin, Ankara and Tacettin Usta to graft. The below are a … Continue reading

Snow in the Orchard January 2021

Winter Snow in the Orchard February 2021 Continue reading

A really dirty looking apple with large Water Core

In gathering any apples left hanging, that might be useful for cooking. We found 2 apples that were very dirty looking, but very heavy. We assumed they were going to be hard and good for cooking. They were added to … Continue reading

A little advice re Solar Panels connected to Trail Cameras

Here we have one small detail that I overlooked in installing a Solar Panel to my battery charger setup, plugged into my trail cameras. This information may be quite minor, but it is not detailed anywhere. Maybe people already know … Continue reading

Requested photos of Newly Formed Roots and Callusing of Rootstock

Many people have asked how do the roots form on rootstock. The basic’s are the same for any hardwood cuttings and there propagation. Here we have a bundle callused rootstocks, just come out of the heated beds. Most are callused, … Continue reading

Apple – William Crump – Nov 2020

William Crump is a relatively large apple by modern standards. It was named after the head gardener at Madresfield Court in Worcesterhire in 1908. It is a cross between Cox’s Orange Pippin and Worcester Pearmain, hence its bright red skin … Continue reading

Hens Turd Apple Variety – Nov 2020

I have a problem, this variety was given to me as scion wood. It is supposed to be a Hens Turd apple. I have no confirmed photo id of this variety, so I cannot verify it being correct. If anybody … Continue reading

Buzzards eating post in an old tree – Nov 2020

We have a gappy hedge that was overgrown, with branches bending over laying over the ground. The hedge is primarily blackthorn, with the odd hawthorn and and old (almost dead) oak tree. I can understand about the oak giving up, … Continue reading

Dawlish Countryside Park Orchard – October 2020

Somewhere different and never been too before, and it has 2 orchards. This is Dawlish Countryside Park in Devon, UK. Continue reading

A big apple ‘Lanes Prince Albert’ 30th Oct 2020

variety that does not need any sugar adding when used in cooking. The sizes of our fruit can be over 15cm diameter and a weight over 500 grams Continue reading

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Discover a whole range of fruit and nut trees, rootstocks and scions available !

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We are a specialist grower of unusual fruit and nut tree varieties, from around the world that we in house graft and grow in our UK zone 7 climate. Over the years we have selected those that produce fruit and nuts that have flavour and taste.

As we are a small dedicated nursery, we operate as mail order only. Our plant passport number is "EC Plant Passport UK/EW 105340"

We grow varieties on behalf of the LEICESTERSHIRE HERITAGE APPLE PROJECT - Potted  with most of the proceeds going towards the support of that project.

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  • Fruit Trees

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    We supply Fruit Trees of most types from Apple to Apricots. We do not knowingly sell patented scions or trees, if we have inadvertently offered for sale any varieties, please get in touch with us urgently.

  • Nut Trees

    Nut Trees

    We supply Nut Trees of most types from Almonds to Walnuts

  • Rootstock

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    The use of rootstock is the basis for modern tree production for most fruit and nuts and ornamental's. It enables a known variety to be mass produced, by using scions or buds that are grafted onto rootstocks.

    Rootstock also determines the growth rate and ultimate height. Each type of rootstock is suited for different soils and climates be it cold hardiness or wetness, and also disease and bacterial resistance.

  • Grafting Supplies

    Grafting Supplies

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    We supply as a package of grafting tape and sealing compound, in amounts suitable for 10, 50 and 100 grafts.

    The only item we do not supply is a knife.

    Please be aware that in the interests of the environment, the sealing compound may come in used bottles.







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