Here at Tom Adams Fruit Tree Nursery, we grow a range of organic, very rare heritage apple varieties, as well as modern varieties suitable for traditional orchards, small holdings and the home garden.
We specialise in hard to find heritage apple varieties from the English/Welsh borderlands and are slowly creating collections of local varieties from all over the country.
We grow all our trees using agroforestry and permaculture principles and are certified organic by the Soil Association. The key to growing healthy trees is to have healthy soil. Our soil is fed by a range of green manures composted on-site and fed right back into the soil. This means we don’t need to apply artificial chemical fertilisers to keep our trees happy.
We are now officially Organic. The trees we sell from November 2020 will be certified Organic by the Soil Association.
A routine spray programme comprising organic seaweed extract and garlic oil is carried out throughout the growing season to help with pest and disease resistance as well as to promote strong healthy growth.
Please get in touch to order for winter 2021/22
Pruning can be a very daunting task. Getting the balance right between creating new growth to develop the shape of the tree and generating high volumes of fruit is a skill that can take a life time to master. We offer a pruning service that includes, the formative pruning of newly planted trees, regular maintenance, pruning and the renovation of neglected/poorly pruned trees for you.
We run grafting courses from the nursery in February and March. Tom is available to run pruning and grafting courses for community groups, allotment societies and schools/colleges.
These courses run in the winter, from November to March
If you’re thinking of investing time and money into a new or existing orchard it’s important to get it right from the outset. We offer a consultancy service to help you through this process. From assessing and selecting the right site, to choosing the right varieties, tree forms and rootstocks, we offer a comprehensive service.
The nursery is now officially in conversion to organic status. Here’s something I’ve written about plans for the new site. It’s unfinished but nearly there.. I run a one acre fruit tree nursery on the North Wales/North Shropshire border. It is not registered organic but I closely follow organic standards, using no synthetic pesticides or