Tweed Valley Fruit Trees
The 2015/16 bare-root season has now closed and spring is here. Our thanks to all our customers who, we hope, will enjoy their trees for years to come.
At the end of the season most of the site is taken down for updating - please accept our apologies for any inconvenience whilst this process is completed.
We do still have a small selection of container-grown trees for sale at £25 each which may be collected from the nursery by prior arrangement.
Nothing is more idyllic than a spring morning in an orchard heavy with blossom, bees breaking the silence with the promise of fruit in the autumn and little is more truly fruitful than that autumnal bounty.
Sadly, many of our traditional orchards disappeared in the 50s, 60s and 70s, grubbed up and replaced by the modern, scientific and soulless monoculture demanded by the retailers. It seems a tragedy to be restricted to the five or six varieties the supermarket may offer when there are literally thousands of different cultivars.
The diversity of these heritage fruit varieties is staggering, the range of texture and flavour beyond imagination. Fruit that tastes as it used to – fresh, clean and full of flavour whether it’s a juicy plum that retains the warmth of an August day or a crisp apple to store through the winter. There is a truly a fruit tree for everybody.
Whether you are seeking historic resonance with a local variety, an unusual flavour or simply an ecologically-sound means of growing your own additive-free food take some time to explore our site.
We grow a wide range of apples, pears and plums that will crop well across the country with a range of rootstocks that mean even the smallest space can accommodate a fruit tree.
Whether you want an orchard or a single tree it’s time to reclaim some of the joy that can only be had by growing your own!
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We are delighted to announce that Plant Heritage's Plant Conservation Committee has awarded Full Status to our collection of Malus (Scottish apple cultivars).
A heavy crop may look impressive but it won’t result in the best quality crop so what can we do to improve prospects?
We are delighted to be launching our 2015/16 season bare-root stocklist today with an exciting array of additions and improvements:
We are very pleased to have supplied fruit tees to BBC Scotland’s ‘Beechgrove Garden’ programme for a mini orchard in Episode 3 which was broadcast earlier in April.
The first Sand Martins were back over the river yesterday, a little earlier than last year and testament to the good weather in recent days.