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raiffelsdad



Joined: 10 Aug 2010
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Location: Helston Cornwall
PostPosted: Wed Aug 25, 10 12:22 pm    Post subject: Fruit tree supplier in Cornwall Reply with quote
    

Can anyone recommend a nursery or supplier of fruit trees near Helston/Falmouth? I am planning to plant an orchard

chez



Joined: 13 Aug 2006
Posts: 35931
Location: The Hive of the Uberbee, Quantock Hills, Somerset
PostPosted: Wed Aug 25, 10 12:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

Adam's Apples are in Devon and are very good.

https://www.talatonplants.co.uk/default.asp

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Joined: 30 Dec 2006
Posts: 11622
Location: truro
PostPosted: Wed Aug 25, 10 1:05 pm    Post subject: Re: Fruit tree supplier in Cornwall Reply with quote
    

raiffelsdad wrote:
Can anyone recommend a nursery or supplier of fruit trees near Helston/Falmouth? I am planning to plant an orchard


there's not any particular name that springs to mind. all garden center type things that i've seen

Tavascarow



Joined: 06 Aug 2006
Posts: 8407
Location: South Cornwall
PostPosted: Wed Aug 25, 10 1:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

If you want bog standard varieties then Duchy nursery & Burncoose are about the best.
If you want rarer varieties I'd go here.
I was going to recommend Scotts of Merriot but I've just discovered they have gone under which is gutting as they have been a fruit & rose nursery for over 100 years.

yummersetter



Joined: 26 Jan 2008
Posts: 3241
Location: Somerset
PostPosted: Wed Aug 25, 10 4:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

I know nothing about them, but they contacted Downsizer last year
https://www.cornishappletrees.co.uk

chez



Joined: 13 Aug 2006
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Location: The Hive of the Uberbee, Quantock Hills, Somerset
PostPosted: Wed Aug 25, 10 4:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

Do I remember you get some from Scotts as they were closing down, Yummersetter? How are they getting on?

yummersetter



Joined: 26 Jan 2008
Posts: 3241
Location: Somerset
PostPosted: Wed Aug 25, 10 6:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

yes I bought 126 apple trees on M106 Nutmeg to Ribston Pippin in their alphabetical auction, with Scrumptious and Sunset as swaps

All alive except one of the Pitmaston Pineapples. All the Red whatevers that have fruited are looking handsome right now. Some of them have taken umbrage at the viciousness of my pruning but they'll be better for it in a couple of years time. What a blessing that auction was, I'm still very sad that Scotts closed in such tragic circumstances though. After 150 years, Tavascarow.

A retired couple in Devon bought A to Z in dwarf trees, hundreds of them, hope they're thriving. And the apple trees too.

johnc



Joined: 16 May 2005
Posts: 101
Location: Hay on Wye
PostPosted: Thu Aug 26, 10 7:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

They are mentioned above, but Adams Apples are great. Good trees, good packing and delivery to suit. Cant recommend them highly enough.

Lorrainelovesplants



Joined: 13 Oct 2006
Posts: 6521
Location: Dordogne
PostPosted: Thu Aug 26, 10 9:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

None that I know of in Cornwall.
Im buying from Thornhayes this year.

Want a nice cherry for John and a couple more plums (all the ones we planted 4 years ago have bit the dust).

raiffelsdad



Joined: 10 Aug 2010
Posts: 12
Location: Helston Cornwall
PostPosted: Thu Oct 14, 10 10:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

Thanks all. I contacted Sean t Cornishappletrees. Very helpful, all local variaties and will assist with pruning training.

Lorrainelovesplants



Joined: 13 Oct 2006
Posts: 6521
Location: Dordogne
PostPosted: Thu Oct 14, 10 12:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

I emailed Sean at Cornish Apples over 3 weeks ago....still havnt had a reply. Have now bought trees from the Agroforestry trust.....

must have too much money in Cornwall if they ignore local business...I was looking to spend over 100....

holyhox



Joined: 29 Oct 2010
Posts: 1

PostPosted: Fri Oct 29, 10 8:54 am    Post subject: fruit tree supplier near helston Reply with quote
    

Have you tried Cornish Garden Nurseries? they have a wide selection of fruit trees and help with pollination groups etc. They are near to Helston on the A39.

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Joined: 30 Dec 2006
Posts: 11622
Location: truro
PostPosted: Fri Oct 29, 10 9:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

nope,, but ill have to, drive past it several times a week

Lorrainelovesplants



Joined: 13 Oct 2006
Posts: 6521
Location: Dordogne
PostPosted: Fri Oct 29, 10 10:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

Apparently......
there is a wee man who is in Perranwell, next to the Morgan garage that does Cornish apples and plum trees....
Its not right handy for me, but may be down there in the next couple of weeks....

A woman who freecycled a Cornus Kousa to me told me of him....

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Joined: 30 Dec 2006
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 29, 10 11:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

i'll have a look next time i drive through there

anbd i you have time when you come down, give me a shout and we'll can meet for a coffee

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