Bareroot – Its been a really good year for us at Edibleculture and now we have that time of the year when the air shifts, the leaves on the trees have all gone and we look forward to selling bareroot! Last year we had some great orchard projects and our thrust this year is to do more bareroot because of its plastic free and establishment benefits. We have seen a real growth in people wanting to create a mixed edible plant, permaculture or agroforestry mix, this year we have a great selection. Have a look at our nursery section. Our bareroot season runs from late December to early March, this year we have..
- Big range of fruit trees species include apple, pear, damson, medlar, mulberry, cherry, plum, gage and cobs.. any many more. Heritage and popular varieties in bush, half-standard and trained form.
- Our Treecover native tree selection including Oak, yew and Alder. Buy as kits with our new plastic free rabbit guards.
- Soft fruit including blackcurrant, white current and gooseberry (red, white and yellow). Lots of interesting fruits like Figs and Paw-paw!
- Shrubs like Mock orange.
- Hedgerow plants like Sloe, Wild Roses and native cobs
We have a great range of plastic free planting aids including Kent coppice posts, Eco rabbit guards and mycorrhizal fungi… natures growth promoter.
Like everything we do our aim is not to allow any single use or dubiously recyclable plastic out of our business. This now extends to our new Hessian tree ties.
What is Bareroot.
What is a bareroot plant as compared to a potted plant? Lifting a young fruit tree for example is possible because it is dormant in the winter.. Bareroot trees are field grown and have a innate hardiness that enables successful replanting in your garden. All commercial fruit trees tend to be bareroot for ease of planting and cost. Our methodology is the same, we like the choice we can offer.. the ease of transport.. the environmental consideration of not using pots, compost or heating… best of all our trees are hardened and tough as old boots and we feel fully confident that the 1 year guarantee we offer on all stock wont be needed.
This year our nursery will be open 7 days a week throughout the winter, this is a first for us as we now have staff. Normally we close to plant orchards or complete fruit tree pruning work, this year you can come in, get great advice and buy straight from our bins.