Five-Tree Orchard Pack
Five trees, cropping from the year after planting!
This Orchard Pack consists of five untrained trees – 1 apple, 1 pear, 1 quince, 1 cherry and 1 plum/damson – chosen specifically to create a small biological community in which all the trees help each other, growing and cropping better. These two- to three-year-old quality trees, about 4-5 feet high, will usually begin cropping the year after planting. These are not thin sticks, but usually sturdy, 2 to 3-year old trees, generally with several side branches. Price just £99 plus £16 delivery. Trees will be delivered in the period from December to April, which is by far the best period for planting. In the nursery, these trees reach a height of 6 to 8 feet, depending on the variety of the fruit tree. In order to ensure good regrowth, after lifting we like to cut the trees back to 5 feet. In our experience, this will give best results in the first year of re-establishment on the new site.
You can specify the varieties that you would like to be included (see under Tree varieties) using the “Special instructions” window in the form below or in your email message. We will let you know if pollination is satisfactory with the varieties that you have chosen. Your variety choice is subject to availability. If you are not sure about exactly which trees you want, we will suggest a combination of varieties appropriate to your geographical location, your site and your soil. This is the best guarantee of success. In short, our Orchard Pack consists of five trees – but with a lot of added extras, in the form of advice and tips based on a lifetime spent growing trees. Click here to read more about our unique Orchard Pack concept.
You may find that our packing and postage charges are slightly greater than other suppliers, but there is a reason for this. The fruit trees we sell are well-developed specimens with useful side branches. Our trees usually start cropping the year after planting. We prefer to sell sturdy, strong and healthy trees, and this necessitates higher postal charges. If you have to deal with height restrictions, such as positions along a garden fence between neighbouring properties, or allotments, just let us know. Click here for further information on this subject.
We deliver trees to all addresses in the UK. Please remember that the sooner you order, the sooner you will receive your trees. The main delivery period is from December to April, when trees are dormant and so in the best possible condition for transplanting with a high success rate. During the summer months from April to the end of November, you can place an order for trees that will be delivered in the planting season from December to April. In any case, orders must be paid for in advance, and we need your full address to complete your booking correctly. Collection from our base in Suffolk is possible by prior arrangement – we are often out in the fields and so we need to know when you intend to collect.
When you receive your orchard pack, you will find a plastic envelope labelled “DOCUMENTS ENCLOSED” that has your address slip inside. Just take out the address slip, unfold and turn it over, and you will find the planting recommendations on the back of the same sheet.
Whatever the time of year, we appreciate early booking to help us in our tree nursery work. We should also remind you that availability is limited!
Fruit trees are site-sensitive. You choose, we advise. We make sure that the trees you select will be successful in your location. Each Pack includes a planting guide for best results.
Suffolk Fruit and Trees takes pride in its customer service and the quality of the advice provided to all those who buy our trees. Please don’t hesitate to contact us for whatever queries you may have.
Five-Tree Orchard Pack Order Form
Just tick the respective boxes and fill out the fields in the form below. We will acknowledge your order by e-mail and confirm the total price. (Delivery charge may vary according to your location).
We feel that it is vital that we confirm the suitability of your order to your location and environment, before we send you your trees, and whilst there are many on-line retailers who will just send you trees through the post, we care very much that your trees have the best chance to crop early, well, and for many years to come. For this reason, we can only process enquiries and orders that are complete with name, address, email and telephone number.
You will then be able to complete your order with your payment. You can pay by bank transfer, account name SUFFOLK FRUIT AND TREES, account number 93222624, sort code 20-26-34. Alternatively you can send us a cheque for the amount due to:
“SUFFOLK FRUIT AND TREES”
The Orchards, Oaktree House, Braiseworth, near Eye, Suffolk, IP23 7DS.