How old are the fruit trees we sell in our nursery?

Katie in front of Carr’s Organic Fruit Tree Nursery This is a very common question from people looking to buy a fruit tree from Carr’s Organic Fruit Tree Nursery, particularly at this time of year before orders close on June 30. An apple tree seedling in...
Nine good reasons to grow cherries

Nine good reasons to grow cherries

It may seem a bit strange to be talking about cherries just as we’re descending into winter – but now is the time to be deciding what trees to plant this year, and while cherry trees are often not the first choice for backyard fruit growers, they are a...
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)...

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...

How do you plant a green manure?

We talk about green manures and how important they are for the soil all the time, but the logistics of getting the seed into the ground can be daunting, especially on a large scale, so we decided to share how we did it this week in the nursery. The fallow nursery...

Harvesting rootstock trees

Back in August 2018 we tried an experiment to grow our own rootstock trees, in a technique called a stool bed, and the results are out – we’ve just done our first harvest! Merv harvesting apple trees from Carr’s Organic Fruit Tree Nursery stool bed...