Introduction

The sustainability and harvest capacity of orchards very much depends on the quality and regularity of the care given to them over a number of years.  For advice on how to do this, please click here to discover downloadable ideas and resources

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Choosing what to grow - shape and size

Advice and information to help you choose the right size and shape of tree.  The characteristics of different types of rootstocks and tree form descriptions for apple and pear varieties.

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Care guide for newly planted 2 year old trees

The information in this care guide is based on YMCA North Staffordshire's experience with creating an orchard as part of the FFC project.  They planted 2 year old fruit trees, so Year 1 in the guide is effectively Year 3 in the life of the tree.

With correct after care and maintenance, fruit trees will produce healthy quantities of fruit for everyone to enjoy.

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Things to look out for when planning an orchard

Once your trees are in the ground, they may be there for another century so careful planning now will really pay off!  

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YouTube: Vegetable Orchestra

Watch the vegetable orchestra for inspiration on making alternative music!

www.youtube.com/watch?v=hpfYt7...

Soil Association

If you want to use your orchard project as an opportunity for pupils to develop a mini-enterprise, the Soil Association offers great practical advice and support on setting up community growing projects.

/www.soilassociation.org/

Trees, Woods and the Green Man

Inspiring and creative designs for orchards.

www.englandinparticular.info/o...

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