hugh & Katie picking organic fruit

Grow Great Fruit—finally, the fruit tree course you’ve been waiting for…

 

You’ve got fruit trees, but your results have been less than fantastic, right?

You don’t always get fruit, and when you do it’s often spotty, or eaten by pests. Your trees are unhappy or don’t grow properly. You worry that you’re pruning the wrong way.

You’re sick of feeling like you don’t know what to do, or where to get information you can trust…

We Hear You!

 

We’ve puzzled over sick trees, diseased fruit, and dodgy-looking leaves, wondering what on earth’s going on.

We’ve tasted the bitter tears of disappointment at watching our beautiful fruit be ravaged by birds, possums, or some mysterious thing!

We know what it’s like to try to grow fruit with no water or to have trees die in a flood.

 And we’ve looked on in horror as plagues of locusts have eaten every leaf, or swarms of insects have sucked our peaches dry.

Throughout it all, we looked high and low for information we could trust, and someone we could work with to help us learn.

We’re Hugh and Katie Finlay, and we’ve grown organic fruit for a living for over 20 years. Eventually, after years of learning, problem-solving and hard yakka, we got pretty good at it. You could even call us the organic fruit growing specialists.

So we put together the Grow Great Fruit system to show you how to keep your trees happy, healthy, and productive.

Hi, we’re Katie and Hugh

As certified organic fruit growers, we’ve had to find solutions to all these problems. (In fact, feeding our kids depended on it!)

Over the years, we’ve learned how to prevent many problems from happening in the first place.

We can show you how to become self-sufficient for fruit as quickly as possible. We know how to protect fruit trees against pests, diseases, and weather—how to expect the unexpected, in other words.

We’ve developed a foolproof system for protecting your crop against the inevitable risks, and we’re here to help you get better at fruit growing.

Along the way you’ll also learn about garden design, soil health, making compost, preserving, and building biodiversity. You’ll probably even expand your food-growing expertise to other crops!

Here are a Few Reasons the Grow Great Fruit Program Works So Well


You don’t just get training, you get SUPPORT. Question and Answer sessions each month
answer your questions and keep you focused and motivated.

You get COMMUNITY with our Member’s Forum. There’s nothing like going through
something with other like-minded people who share your interests.

We make it simple and easy with weekly e-classes, planners,
workbooks, and guides. And the best part is, we’re with you every step of the way.

This system works. We hear over and over again that we make it easy to successfully
grow great fruit without stress and confusion.

Here’s What You Get…

Weekly E-Classes

​Fifty-two seasonally timed classes that cover
every week of the year

Diaries and Planners

​Including our Fruit tree diary, Annual fruit tree planner
and Fruit tree garden planner

Fruit Tree Database

​Hundreds of fruit trees with detailed information on each including
type, variety, origins, disease susceptibility, and pollination

Pruning Guide

​Our simple pruning guide to take into the garden

And We’re Throwing In These Powerful Bonuses, Too!

 

We want you to get your fruit trees happy as soon as possible, so we’re handing over these supercharged shortcuts to make it even easier.

1) Masterclasses with Experts

​We bring in guest experts to share their best information with you!

2) Monthly Q&A

Live monthly sessions to answer all your questions.

​3) Tech Help Desk

​Not a techy? We’ve got you covered with our prompt tech helpline.

4) Members Forum

​A huge database of specific fruit tree questions and detailed answers on hundreds of fruit tree topics.

5) E-Textbooks

​On essential topics like:
​* Pruning by numbers: a guide to pruning
​* Water for fruit: efficient fruit tree irrigation
​* What’s that spot? Common diseases of deciduous fruit trees
​* What’s bugging my fruit? Common pests

6) Interactive Workbook

Build a personalised fruit tree manual that you’ll use forever.

Ready to kiss the confusion goodbye and get back into the garden?

 

Here’s what’s waiting for you:

✅ 52 Seasonal, weekly e-classes (Value $1,560)

✅ Diaries and planners (Value $197)

✅ Fruit Tree Database (Value $497)

✅ Pruning Guide (Value $97)

It also includes the following BONUSES:

✅ Bonus 1: Masterclasses with experts (Value $149)

✅ Bonus 2: Monthly Q&A recordings (Value $247)

✅ Bonus 3: Tech Help Desk (Value $297)

✅ Bonus 4: Members Forum (Value $147)

✅ Bonus 5: E-Textbooks (Value $149)

✅ Bonus 6: Interactive workbook (Value $97)

 

Total Value = $3,437

Man I can’t tell you how stoked I am to have come across this course! I’ve been practicing permaculture farming in Middle Georgia for almost 6 years now and have implemented 100’s of fruit trees and shrubs into my system over the years. And I’ve taken a permaculture certification course taught by my hero Jeff Lawton (man you Aussies are good!), but that course paints in broad strokes and lacks a specific in-depth teaching of fruit tree growing that I’m looking for. This course will make an excellent complement to that or any other permaculture course…especially for those of us who want to take our fruit tree game to the next level. Thank You guys from the bottom of my heart for providing such valuable information at such a reasonable cost!
— Edward, Georgia, USA

Just a little “thank you” for a year or so of instruction and helpful advice. Your mentoring has given me the confidence to proceed on my own!
— Lucia, NSW

We had little experience in growing fruit trees… bought a property with 100+ various fruit trees. This was our third year with no success until I learnt of your product. Our property flooded during winter and the hot weather came a little later in the season. Fruit fly and cockies stayed away so all these were a bonus but I followed all your valuable advice and our orchard absolutely flourished. Thank you for your great product.
— Sue, Victoria

Who Is the Course Suitable For?

 

You’ll benefit from this program if you:

  • Dream of a self-sufficient lifestyle
  • Want to establish a productive orchard as quickly as possible
  • Have fruit trees but don’t feel confident looking after them
  • Bought a property with existing fruit trees
  • Are renting, but have a dream to buy your own house or land
  • Need specialised fruit tree knowledge for your existing garden, horticulture, or permaculture practice
  • Look after fruit trees in the community
  • Want to grow organic fruit commercially

Our Premium Membership Also Includes:

✅ One-on-One Coaching with Hugh and Katie ​(Value $1,797)

​✅ Welcome questionnaire and introductory consultation (Value $297)

​✅ Priority Help Desk (Value $247)

​✅ Hard copy workbook (Value $47)

​✅ Live access to our monthly Q&A sessions ​(Value $247)

✅ Live access to Members Forum ​(Value $247)

​✅ Immediate access to full year’s content

​✅ Savings of over 15%

​✅ Free access to our entire short course library ​(Value $997)

 

Extra Value = $3,879

 

Katie and Hugh have a wealth of knowledge between them that is invaluable. Following their advice and guidance has proved beneficial through every challenge. It was a direct result of their shared expertise that I became a commercial orchardist and took over managing their orchard!
Ant, Tellurian Fruit Gardens, Victoria

At each stage of our project (starting a home orchard from scratch) we have hit road blocks which have made us stop and think, what are our end goals, what are the immediate problems, what are our options for solving the problems and then what are we going to choose to implement in order to solve the problems.

We have been thankful for Hugh and Katie’s (Grow Great Fruit mentors) knowledge and support through the challenges, and being able to put the knowledge we have been gaining from our Grow Great Fruit Members course into action.

Nathan and Anna, Victoria

I signed up for the weekly tips and watched the webinar. Was bit skeptic to sign up to your program but decided to have a go. WISH I DONE IT YEARS AGO I CAN’T THANK YOU ENOUGH FOR YOUR HELP!!!
Bozena, NSW

Do you have a payment plan?
A: Yes! When you join, you can choose to pay annually, have immediate access to full year’s content and save over 15%. Or, you can choose easy monthy payments.
How soon will I get results?

A: Well, of course, fruit growing is seasonal, and fruit trees only produce one crop a year. But your fruit trees need attention throughout the year, especially when we’re talking about building healthy soil, planting trees, and that sort of thing.

So what we find is that people start getting more confidence immediately from the first week, because the information you get straight away (and then every week after that) is the right information for that time of year. So you don’t have to wait a whole year to see if the system is going to work. Your confidence will start building pretty quickly.

We’ve also had members go from bare paddock to trees that are ready to start bearing great organic fruit in just one year, so it’s certainly possible to get amazing results very quickly when you apply everything you learn in the program.

Can I share the program with my partner?
A: Of course you can share it with your family, it’s easier and more fun to put this into action if you’re working with someone else. However, we would ask that you don’t share the information outside your own family—we’d rather you recommend your friends join our community as well. Non-members also won’t be able to access the Members’ Home Page.
What happens when I click the "Join Now" button?
A: That will take you to our online shop, where you can select the level of membership that will suit you. From there you go through the checkout process, and choose to pay with Paypal or Stripe, which we use as our payment gateways because they offer a secure service, and it means your payment details are kept safe. Once you’ve made your initial payment, you’ll be transferred to the Grow Great Fruit website to get access to the Members’ Home page. You’ll also be sent your very first e-class. From the Members’ Home Page you can start learning straight away by reading the e-books, watching Masterclasses, downloading the Organic Resource Pack, and checking out the other great member-only resources.
Will I get value if I only have a few trees?
A: Yes indeed! You’re one of the main people we had in mind when we wrote the program. In fact, you can get the most value out of it, because the fewer trees you have, the more important it is that you get good results. If you have a lot of trees you can more easily carry mistakes and failures, because you’ll probably still get some fruit. However, if you have less than 10 trees, say, it’s much more important to get those trees really productive and fruitful as fast as possible, so you’re getting a good return on the time you put into them.
Does the program finish after 1 year?
A: Many of our members choose to stay beyond the first year because they find the weekly reminders about what jobs they should be doing really useful. They also want continued access to the Grow Great Fruit community as they gain skills and confidence. It’s essentially a year-long program, but we have many members who have chosen to stay with us for more than 2 years or more, and some life members. There’s also a graduate program you can move to, which we make available after 1 year.
Do you do site visits?
A: We’d love to, but with members all over the country, it’s not a service we can offer. However, the one-on-one consultations for Premium members can work in the same way. We do the consultation on a video platform (like Zoom). You can take us into your garden or orchard on your smartphone or another device (as long as your signal is good enough), so we can look at specific trees. We’ve given many ‘virtual’ pruning lessons that way!

 

What’s Different About This Course?

 

  • The year-long program steps you through the workbook to create an annual plan for your fruit trees;
  • We’re fruit-growing professionals so we have real-life solutions;
  • Our user-friendly index helps you find answers when you need them;
  • You don’t need to be a tech-head;
  • You join an inclusive and friendly community of like-minded fruit growers;
  • You get access to us, in a variety of formats;
  • The information is appropriate to the time of year you receive it;
  • We provide different formats to suit different learning styles – doing, reading, listening;
  • Everything is clear, simple, and principles-based.
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 holistic 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, but 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

Permaculture Teacher, Cydonia Permaculture

Hugh with basket

“The best time to plant a fruit tree and learn how to grow fruit was 20 years ago. The second best time is right now.”

We look forward to you joining our guided, proven system that gently builds confidence, skills, and understanding of your fruit trees and the environment, all within a supportive community.

 

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