Welcome!

Thanks for visiting Grow Great Fruit – we’re here to help you grow fruit that tastes as amazing as you remember from your childhood and create the abundant fruit trees you dream of.
 
Imagine … delicious, organic, tree-ripened fruit outside your back door that’s yours for the picking, and a pantry full of preserved fruit to last all year long.
 
Gardening is easy, but growing fruit needs a bit of specialist knowledge – so let’s get you started.
Growing your own food is becoming incredibly popular, and no wonder – it’s really satisfying, is great for the earth, and it’s fun. Tuning in to your primal urge to grow food nourishes your soul, and does wonders for your mental and physical health.
 
Plus, growing your own food can save a lot of money and give you independence, when the world around you is going a bit crazy!
 
But so many gardeners are struggling with a lack of skills and confidence. Our grandparents knew how to grow their own fruit, but in just a couple of generations the knowledge has been all but lost…
 
… and so, most people rely on bought fruit. Quality, nutritional content and flavour have gone down, health problems and obesity have gone up, and industrial agriculture (“big ag”) is one of the world’s biggest climate-change polluters.
 
You’re probably here because you want to fix that … but you’re not sure how. Even experienced vegetable gardeners struggle to get good results from their fruit growing. Well, we’re here to help you change all that.

We’ve got you covered…

 
From designing your home orchard, to knowing what normal fruit trees should look like, to identifying bugs on your trees – our hundreds of posts will answer most of your questions and we’re adding more all the time.

“As a permaculture trainer, I really appreciate the comprehensive set of fruit growing e-books, courses and other resources that Katie and Hugh have put together. I direct my students to their material as I believe it is the best place to learn how to grow great fruit. The resources cover all aspects of fruit growing and management from the soil up – with a wholistic context, and without the use of industrial chemicals such as pesticides and herbicides. Not only do Katie and Hugh have many years of practical experience running an organic orchard, they also spend time updating their own knowledge through research, experimentation, and visits and networking with other growers. I consider them experts in their field – and they are able to impart this knowledge in a clear and engaging manner!”

— Beck Lowe, Cydonia Permaculture

Learn the basics…

The best place to start (for beginners and experienced gardeners alike) is with our free online 5 Key Steps to Quick Success with Fruit Trees workshop. It goes for about 1.5 hours, and covers the basics of soil health, irrigation, pruning, organic pest and disease control and garden planning. Oh, and it’s also a great place to get personal answers to your fruit tree questions.

Next steps…

Need more detailed information? Visit our Online Course Library and browse more than 50 short courses on topics as diverse as building healthy soil through to pruning ‘monster’ fruit trees.
 
Or, if you’re ready for some next-level commitment (and want unlimited hands-on, personalised help from us along the way), join our Grow Great Fruit program. In this 12-month program you’ll learn the principles of fruit growing and the full range of skills you need for a lifetime of fruit growing (and yes, you’ll learn how to prune!). During the course you’ll also be applying those skills to your individual situation so you’ll finish up with a personalised fruit growing manual.
 

Stay up to date…

Sign up for our Weekly Fruit Tips newsletter – that way you’ll be getting regular, seasonal tips to keep you on track with your fruit trees straight into your inbox.  Next, join our Instagram and Facebook communities for a real-time snapshot into life here on the farm.
 

Stay in touch…

Drop us a line here if you have any questions or would like some more information.

Find out the 10 MUST-KNOW steps to growing great organic fruit by downloading this free ebook (normally worth $19.95)

Are you dreaming of growing your own fruit to help create the lifestyle you want?

Maybe you already have fruit trees and know how amazing it feels to eat sun-ripened fruit from your own garden (so much better than shop-bought).

But if you’re like the thousands of gardeners we’ve spoken to, you worry about pests on your tree, you notice damaged leaves, or you just mysteriously lose fruit. You're probably a bit confused about what's causing the problem, you're not sure how to fix it, and you'd definitely prefer not to use chemicals if possible, right?

This handy ebook will give you answers about all the topics that will help improve your fruit growing—and it's completely free.

You’ll also get a free subscription to our Weekly Fruit Tips newsletter to give you timely tips to help you keep your trees healthy and fruitful. You’ll soon be enjoying abundant harvests!

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