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Re: Planting a new Orchard
« Reply #30 on: June 26, 2018, 09:23:53 am »
Is there a good place to order hundreds of fruit trees at a reduced rate?

We bought from Adam's Apples when we planted our orchard. 33% off when buying 25+ trees, start at £8 for a maiden whip (so just over a fiver each if buying lots):


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Re: Planting a new Orchard
« Reply #31 on: June 26, 2018, 10:29:53 am »
We bought from Adam's Apples too. It was worth it just for them answering the phone with "Adam's Apples, Adam Speaking"!  ;D
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Re: Planting a new Orchard
« Reply #32 on: June 26, 2018, 08:26:55 pm »
Parkers wholesale provide decent trees for not much more than lidl, etc.

Disclaimer: I'm not an expert on trees so its decent from an amateur's point of view.
Wel done there's soem nice apples there. I can recommend Red Devil, Sunset, Laxton superb, The russet and Blenheim, James Grieve and Worcester Pearman are well respected old varieties. I used to have a red devil and miss it. It's so red that the colour goes into the flesh and nicely juicy. In fact the only apple i wouldn't have out of that lot is the golden delicious.

Steph Hen

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Re: Planting a new Orchard
« Reply #33 on: June 27, 2018, 02:52:33 pm »
I bought root stocks 106 and grafted. 10 were about £35.

As a side, I also have getting on for 200 seedlings grafting practice, field boundaries and because id like to 'discover' a new Apple. And if they just make crabs I'll graft then over in years to come. The actual seedlings I've seen aren't bigger than m25 so I hope can be encouraged to have most branches around 6'


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