Practical grafting

Practical grafting

Want to see a couple of practical ways you can use grafting to create, save or improve fruit trees? It’s such a cool way of getting functional fruit trees in your garden for free that we recommend everyone learn it, but sometimes you have to “see it to do...
Can you grow an apple tree from a seed?

Can you grow an apple tree from a seed?

This is a very common question in the fruit growing world. The answer is very simple—yes (they’re called seedlings)—but in fact the more interesting question is, will a seedling apple tree bear edible fruit? This is much harder to answer—it’s...
Fruit trees to good homes

Fruit trees to good homes

Fruit trees are for sale now! Katie and Merv have done the laborious count of how many trees of which varieties and which sizes we will have available and the website is now live for orders! The trees will be available for collection in July (see website for details)...
Grafting citrus – ouch!

Grafting citrus – ouch!

With the bark still lifting and the sap still flowing, we have already knocked over all our budding for the season! That must be a first. It feels like we’re always rushing at the wrong end of the season to bud tough old buds to sleepy seedlings that are ready to go...
3 steps to a new tree with bud grafting

3 steps to a new tree with bud grafting

Do you know how to graft? Have you tried, but had mixed success? It’s not hard, but has lots of aspects to it, and is one of those skills (like pruning) that needs practice to cement the theory. We love it when people who have been to our workshops get back to...

Success in the nursery

It’s so nice when things work as they’re supposed to! A successful grafted cherry tree in the nursery The grafting in Carr’s Organic Fruit Tree Nursery finished a few weeks ago, and now we can see whether it worked or not. Excitingly, most of them...