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).
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.
It is a busy time at the nursery with lots of action across all aspects of the production process:
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.
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.
We are just coming to the end of one of the main parts of the production process for our deciduous fruit trees.
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