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Welcome, fruit tree enthusiasts

Tree sales on this website have ended, but we've shifted over to the Open Food Network for our END-OF-SEASON SALE.

Here's the link:  https://openfoodnetwork.org.au/harcourt-coop/shop#/shop

If you're not following the link, here's how to find us:

1. Search for Open Food Network (OFN) in your browser

2. In OFN, search for "Harcourt Organic Farming Co-op" and click on it

3. Up the top of the screen there's a box that says "Ready For..." - choose (July) Farm Fruit Tree Pick-up

4. The list of available trees will come up, so choose what you want and check out. 

You can get in touch with us here if you have any questions.

 

About Us

We're the only certified organic fruit tree nursery in Victoria (as far as we know), and we grow the trees from scratch. Because we're located in arid central Victoria, our trees are best suited to grow in Victorian conditions. We don't offer delivery or interstate sales.

The team includes Sas Allardice (who you may also know as one of the Gung Hoe Growers), Katie Finlay (from Grow Great Fruit), and our esteemed leader and mentor, Merv Carr (who is also Katie's dad). Together, we're one of the entrprises that makes up the Harcourt Organic Farming Co-op.

How we grow our trees

First, we save seed from the fruit grown here on the farm, and use it to grow as many of our own rootstocks as possible. Some rootstocks are grown from cutting, again mainly from trees here on the farm. Occasionally we buy in specialty seed or rootstocks.

Then we do all our own grafting, using scion wood from the fruit trees in the orchards on the farm. There's more than 140 varieties growing here—including many heritage varieties—which gives us the opportunity to offer a large range.

We specialise in heritage and hard-to-find varieties and are constantly adding to our collection.

What's different this season?

This year all our fruit trees are from our own nursery; we're not buying in trees from any external nurseries as we have in the past. This means all our trees are grown locally, and should suit local conditions. At this stage we're not able to offer olives, nuts etc., but are working on expanding our selection all the time.

Picking up your trees

The farm will be open for pre-ordered tree pick-ups and casual sales on:

  • Saturday 4 July, 10 am - 4 pm
  • Sunday 5 July, 10 am - 4 pm
  • Friday 10 July, 10 am - 1 pm
  • Sunday 12 July, 10 am - 1 pm
  • Friday 17 July, 10 am - 1 pm
  • Sunday 19 July, 10 am - 1 pm

Tree listings including information about pollination, timing etc., but if you have any nursery questions - please get in touch here

Sas, Katie & Merv

 

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