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 Post subject: orchard + altitude 950m
PostPosted: Sun Apr 26, 2009 5:15 pm 
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Location: Swiss Jura near Pontarlier 25 + Leicestershire
Does anybody know of a reputable supplier of fruit trees which will withstand altitude on limestone + v. low temperatures/late flowering? thanks

Our old vicarage used to have an orchard last Century, and would like to re-create for us and wildlife.

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 Post subject: Re: orchard + altitude 950m
PostPosted: Sun Apr 26, 2009 8:52 pm 
I tend to use Delbards and have had very few dead trees and their main nursery is very close meaning that the trees are raised at altitude. Jardiland ones die much more easily. We are only at 750m though.


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 Post subject: Re: orchard + altitude 950m
PostPosted: Mon Apr 27, 2009 12:51 pm 
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Thanks - yes I feel the extra 200m make a lot of difference and reduces our choice - so I am looking for a specialist grower. thanks again though. I suppose my best bet is to ask neighbours and local people. will do the planting in the autumn so plenty of time.

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 Post subject: Re: orchard + altitude 950m
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Swissie wrote:
I suppose my best bet is to ask neighbours and local people.

definately. :)


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 Post subject: Re: orchard + altitude 950m
PostPosted: Mon May 04, 2009 7:27 pm 
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I bought my fruit trees and bushes by mail order from Blackmoor nurseries in Hampshire, the service and delivery was excellent and they all arrived in excellent condition. The only reason I did it this way was because I wanted specific named varieties and I am hoping that I will manage to keep them alive during the longer, hotter summers and colder winters.
I would certainly recommend them as a company and plan to order from them again in Autumn- as I was late ordering this year I didn't manage to get all of the trees I wanted on my preferred rootstocks.


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