Online Course Library

Welcome to the complete organic fruit growing resource centre

You'll find more than 60 short courses and e-books to support your rapid journey to becoming a confident fruit grower. You can also access our free resources by clicking on "Free Stuff" in the Course categories box.

Altogether, the courses make up the complete Grow Great Fruit system. If you want to become a pro fruit grower as quickly as possible, the Grow Great Fruit Home-Study Program may suit you better.

The short courses cover all fruit growing topics—the focus is on results, and helping you turn enthusiasm and effort into reliable and delicious crops of fruit, every year.

The courses have between 6 and 20 units. No matter how you prefer to learn—reading, doing, listening—you'll find articles, audios, worksheets, videos and interactive hands-on activities to suit you. When you select and buy a course, you'll get instant access to all the units in that course.

Any queries, please get in touch here.

Happy growing. Hugh and Katie :)

 

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Everything you need to know about growing and eating organic apricots

Imagine that summer taste explosion of sweet, ripe apricots, straight from the tree. There's nothing quite as special as a beautiful and productive apricot tree in the garden, and even one tree can supply enough fruit for your family to eat fresh and preserve.

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$19.00 incl. GST

Get the theory and practice of turning a glut of apples into a range of drinks that can be enjoyed by kids and adults alike.

Do you grow or forage apples? Would you love to learn some new ways of converting your harvest into a range of delicious—and health giving—products?

In this 1.5-hour Masterclass, guest expert Paul “Speedy” Ward shows you how to turn your apple crop into juice, cider, apple cider vinegar, and shrub.

He explains easy-to-use techniques that don’t need loads of expensive equipment, because this Masterclass aims to return the lost art of cider and vinegar making to the home-grower, where it belongs.

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$19.00 incl. GST

Apple growing answers, from pruning to pests

Imagine never having to buy apples again! With just a few healthy and productive apple trees in your garden, it's easy to grow a year's supply for your family.

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$24.00 incl. GST

Get the juice on growing and preserving organic cherries

Cherries are tiny taste bombs! They are one of the most health-giving fruits to grow, not to mention the most delicious! Find out how easy it is to care for your cherry trees, and how to fill your pantry with delicious cherry treats.

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$14.00 incl. GST

Are you fascinated by subtropical fruit?

Would you love to add some of these exotic, delicious, interesting plants to your garden, but you're not quite sure how to start?

In this 1.5 hour online Masterclass, guest presenters Paul Daley and Andre Madeira cover all the basics of creating the right environment for subtropical plants - even if you don't live in the subtropics!

Drawing on an understanding of original food forest cultures, Paul and Andre explain the principles and practices of establishing a custom-designed food forest that suits your lifestyle goals. They take you through the steps required to create a thriving backyard food forest, and show you how to scale it to suit your situation, whether you want a single food forest guild based on just one fruit tree, or are aiming for a full-scale food forest.

You'll learn:
*  How to assess your location, climate, and micro-climate to guide your planting
*  The layers in a food forest, and how they interact
*  The top 6 sub-tropical fruit trees to include in your food forest garden, including needs, dwarfability, and growing hacks
*  How to create a biodome microclimate to grow fruit trees and their supporting plants outside their usual range
*  How to maintain a dwarf-style orchard or food forest through pruning and shaping
*  Extensive plant suggestions for each different layer of your garden

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$25.00 incl. GST

A professional manual for organic citrus growers, by David Madge

Citrus are one of the most common and loved backyard fruit trees, but can also be some of the most problematic. We tracked down this incredible free resource, which draws on the knowledge of experienced organic citrus growers from around Australia, to answer your in-depth citrus questions.

© 2009 Rural Industries and Research Development Corporation

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How to care for your peach trees from pruning through to harvest

OK, who has a special peach or nectarine memory? These versatile fruits are a popular garden tree for very good reason—with the right care (at the right time) they'll provide abundant crops of delicious fruit year after year.

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$19.00 incl. GST

Growing tips and recipes for organic pears and quinces

Longing for fresh fruit that will grow in autumn or winter? Do you want fruit that's easy to grow with minimal input? Pears and quinces ripen late, store well, are hardy, and preserve marvelously; they deserve to be included in every serious food-grower's garden!

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$19.00 incl. GST

Everything you need to know about growing organic plums

Plum trees just about grow themselves—of all the fruit, they are the ones that need the least specialised care. Which may be why they're so often ignored or underestimated!

Properly valued, plums are a practical and easy addition to your garden, and can add huge variety and colour to your dining table.

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$14.00 incl. GST