We have a nationwide reputation for quality fruit plants and supply specialist fruit growers, PYO farms, farm shops, market gardeners, organic growers, garden centres and nurseries.
We are one of a very few propagators who choose to be inspected and certified by the Fruit Propagation Certification Scheme (FPCS). This is a voluntary scheme run by the Animal and Plant Health Agency (APHA).
The bush fruits have been grown on from cuttings taken from our FPCS inspected and certified parent stocks and we have carefully managed and inspected them on a very regular basis throughout the growing season.
The raspberry canes and strawberry plants and parent bushes have all been entered into the FPCS Scheme, have been inspected for trueness to type and health on at least two occasions through the growing season, and have passed all the inspections.
Our customers tell us that our plants respond rapidly to softer environments and establish quickly.
Nurseries and Garden Centres: Please note that in season we can supply smaller grades of plants that are ideal for potting or containerising.
All of our FPCS B5 certificate strawberry plants are organically grown. We are NSA contract growers of FPCS foundation plants, and multiply up our own stocks from these through three generations, utilising our complete isolation and healthy conditions. This ensures that the plants have never been in contact with any disease risks.
Our top quality strawberry plants are supplied as 'fresh-dug' and are mainly available for spring planting (February-May) or alternatively as cold-stored plants (early order required please).
We are well known for our strong, well rooted canes which are FPCS certified. Our long canes are in particular demand. We are NSA contract growers and grow FPCS super elite canes from which we obtain all our replacement stocks, which are grown here in complete isolation.
We still hand dig our canes to ensure that a strong, well balanced cane is produced. The lifting season starts in November and can continue through until early March (stocks permitting).
Fruit Bushes and Cuttings
Our blackcurrant bushes are grown from our own FPCS certified stocks. We propagate blackcurrant bushes and cuttings for Ribena growers and grow all the relevant juicing varieties. We also have specialist varieties for fresh and PYO markets.
The stocks are grown in a sparsely populated area, at altitude, in some of the healthiest conditions in the UK, and we have unique isolation from any commercial fruiting plantations.
We multiply up our stocks from FPCS Foundation plants supplied from SCRI, through two-three generations, which gives us control from the earliest possible stage. We can supply one year old bushes grown from these stocks, many of which are organically grown, and also hardwood cuttings.
Our gooseberry bushes are grown from our own FPCS certified stocks. We hold our own FPCS certified stocks of gooseberry bushes which are available as one year old bushes, all of which are organically grown.
Red and White Currant Bushes
Our currant bushes are grown from our own FPCS certified stocks. We hold our own FPCS certified stocks of red and white currant bushes. All the one year bushes are organically grown, and we can often offer some hardwood cuttings.
Fruit Breeding Programmes
Information about breeding programmes and the SCRI fruit varieties. www.fruitbreeding.co.uk
Information about breeding programmes and the Meiosis fruit varieties. www.meiosis.co.uk