Welcome

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 are currently stocktaking and will very shortly have our stocklist for 2022/23 online.

If you would like a stocklist in the coming weeks before it appears on the website, please get in touch and we will be happy to send you a list via email.

Planning ahead? We can also provide info about next winter’s stock.

A Little About Us

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.

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We are now taking orders for this coming winter season.

Please get in touch to order for winter 2022/23

Some of Our Other Services

Pruning

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. 

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Courses

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

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Consultancy

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.

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Our Blog

Orchard update & adventures in agroecology

Leading a guided tour of the site at our Maker’s Market last month With the Summer Solstice already behind us, and lots of growth at the nursery, it seems like a good time to update on what’s been happening. We have just completed our stocktake of nursery trees for the coming winter season. This has

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Winter planting season

The winter planting season is nearly here. I have a few hundred trees left!! Get in touch if you want me to send a stock list before they run out.

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