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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

Most Popular Sold Rootstocks, Scions and Trees

We are very often asked which rootstock and scion varieties are most popular. So we finally got our heads down and worked it out. The percentage given is over the previous 3 years to the current date. ROOTSTOCKMM106 – Apple … Continue reading

Greenhouse Fumigator or Vapourizor – electrically operated – August 2020

personal views on an electrically operated Greenhouse Fumigator. Continue reading

Testing of Greenhouse Fumigator – August 2020

READ THE MANUFACTUERS INSTRUCTIONS FIRST There has been a lot of discussion on the internet forums as to the value for money of Greenhouse Fumigator (the ones you set light to). The main discussion seems to be the amount of … Continue reading

Sorbus – Sorbopyrus. ‘burka’ – Hybrid – August 2020

Sorbus – Sorbopyrus. ‘burka’ – Hybrid is extremely hardy hybrid between Sorbaronia alpina (Aronia arbutifila x Sorbus aria) and Sorbus aucuparia, cultivated with an eye on the fruit production. Carrying large red/purple fruits that are sweet when ripe, 2 cm … Continue reading

Plum – Black Diamond® (USA) ripe 8th August 2020

Plum – Black Diamond® (USA) ripe 8th August 2020. Our tree is still quite young, and it is not growing in the most ideal location. These are the first fruits that we have harvested off this variety. The fruit is … Continue reading

Plum – Aleksona (Lithuanian) ripe 8th August 2020

Plum – Aleksona (Lithuanian) ripe 8th August 2020. Our tree is still quite young, and it is not growing in the most ideal location. These are the first fruits that we have harvested off this variety. It is of average … Continue reading

A new apple variety ‘Agra’ from Latvia, ripe 24th July 2020

This is a new variety that we purchased from Latvia a couple of years ago. Breeder: Rudolfs DumbravsBreeding place: Iedzeni, Madonas county, LatviaHolder: APP Darzkopibas institutsApproved on: 31/01/2002Future expiration date: 31/12/2032 A very early summer variety from Latvia. The fruits … Continue reading

A new variety to us – Apple – Pirja 23rd July 2020

A Finnish breed from 1981, which is a cross between the varieties ‘Huvitus’ and ‘Melba’. A slow-growing tree that has medium-sized, flat-round, green-yellow apples with a red to red-striped cover colour that covers almost the entire fruit. It has a … Continue reading

Monkey Puzzle


Monkey Puzzle (Araucaria araucana)

Araucaria araucana is an evergreen tree growing to 1–1.5 m (3–5 ft) in diameter and 30–40 m (100–130 ft) in height. It is native to central and southern Chile, western Argentina. Because of the longevity of this species, it is described as a living fossil. 

It is usually dioeecious, with the male and female cones on separate trees, though occasional individuals bear cones of both sexes.

It is often grown in the British Isles as an ornamental. However, it is now becoming popular as a food crop since it produces large edible nuts. The nuts are edible raw or cooked. Fresh nuts taste a little like a uncooked chestnut or maybe a fresh green hazelnut. Dried monkey puzzle nuts are more like a dried chestnut and are quite hard and dry. Dried nuts can be ground down to make a flour.

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  • Monkey Puzzle Seeds

    Monkey Puzzle Seeds

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  • Monkey Puzzle Trees Potted

    Monkey Puzzle Trees Potted

    <center><img src="https://gb-online.co.uk/neweshop/img/tmp/category_98.jpg" alt="" style="border:15px solid #ffffff;float:left;" width="200" height="200" /></center> <p><span style="color:#ff0000;"><br />Please Note - </span>We take orders for potted trees during the whole of the year.</p> <p>If in doubt please ask.</p> <p><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /></p>

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