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Best Apple Varieties for Espalier Training

For espalier training, the most suitable apple varieties are those which produce fruit on spurs - which is the short stubby clusters of tiny branches (as pictured below). Read more about 'Best Apple Varieties for Espalier Training'...


Family Tree Planting - Four Trees in One Hole!

Family tree plantings are a selection of deciduous fruit trees planted very closely together, with all branches pruned to grow outwards. Without looking closely, the trees appear to be one. Read more about 'Family Tree Planting - Four Trees in One Hole!'...


A busy time at the nursery

It is a busy time at the nursery with lots of action across all aspects of the production process: Read more about 'A busy time at the nursery'...


Free Fruit Trees for Kindergartens

Waimea Nurseries recently teamed up with local landscaper Graham Smith from Garden Property Services and Green Waste to Zero, planting four fruit trees in every kindergarten from Nelson to Golden Bay. Read more about 'Free Fruit Trees for Kindergartens'...


Nasty Bugs We Don't Want

Spring and Summer are the high risk times for biosecurity incursions, with a higher volume of tourism and freight traffic, along with growth lifecycles of most bugs. Read more about 'Nasty Bugs We Don't Want'...


How We Grow Fruit Trees - Budding

We are just coming to the end of one of the main parts of the production process for our deciduous fruit trees. Read more about 'How we grow Fruit Trees - Budding'...


Edibles at Ellerslie

Perennial Paradise is a fusion of permaculture, sustainability, food forest and organic principals.  Jade Temepara’s concept is as we live as one with the land we occupy, we should give... Read more about 'Edibles at Ellerslie'...