trees are container grown, initially in 4 litre deep pots. After two seasons
they are transplanted to 7 litre pots. The prices are set according to
the pot size. See below for prices. At the nursery, the visitor will have
the choice of between 1 and 4 season old trees, though the range of older
trees will be more limited as most leave us earlier in their lives. Courier
delivery is limited to 4 litre pots - the younger trees.
We do not grow bare rooted trees. There are pros and cons for both container
grown and bare rooted trees. Container grown trees can be bought and planted
at any time of year and can even be kept in their containers for some
time, with care, if planting is delayed or customers are moving house.
Bare rooted trees are generally larger, earlier, but can suffer a check
or even die back, because they lose fibrous roots when dug up.
Our trees are not grown to a particular form, eg espalier, and are ready
for training rather than ready trained. We do not grow 'family' trees.
Send in the order form supplied with the catalogue (print one off below,
if needed) or order over the telephone (01844 237415). For those collecting,
email orders are fine, but for mail order delivery email is not enough,
since we need specific information about delivery arrangements and card
payment details, by email, are not secure. By all means email, but a further
telephone call, or written order will be necessary. Please be sure to
include which rootstock you prefer - details are on the relevant web pages
- and include alternative varieties if you are happy to be flexible, when
some choices are out of stock.
All trees in 4 litre pots are £22.00 each. Older trees
in 7 litre pots are £27.00 each. Nuts, currants, vines and other
soft or bush fruits are £9.50 each.
Where we graft new trees from wood supplied by customers from their old
trees, or when grafting to order, the price is the same for a one year
tree. Normally, for such trees, ordered in advance, payment is not required
until closer to the time of supply, though for some larger orders a deposit
may be required.
Collecting or delivered?
We always prefer to see and assist customers at the nursery, as well as
avoid the time consuming and costly business of packing parcels, but we
realise many customers need orders delivered. It is worth pointing out
that our trees are flexible and several can be fitted in the rear footwells
of most cars. If the trip is impossible we can send trees by next day
courier, usually quickly, if in stock. 'Next day' does not mean the day
Packing and Delivery Charges
Sending out pot grown trees, in their pots, with the weight and volume,
is more expensive than others might quote for sending bare root trees.
The advantages of pot grown trees unfortunately carry this extra burden.
The costs of administration and packing time, materials and high courier
charges are substantial, and courier charges have recently risen substantially.
1st September the charge is £23.00 for up to 4 trees plus £2.00
for each additional tree after 4. This applies to all UK addresses, except
for northern parts of Scotland and any place that involves crossing the
sea. For these places couriers add significant extra charges. Please click
the link below for details. It might be preferable to arrange delivery
to a friend or relative in a cheaper area
Please note that, apart from the catalogue, we do not send outside Britain.
There are no restrictions on the movement of fruit trees within the European
Community, so you can take them in a car, though permits might be needed
for other countries.
We accept all the usual cards. Cheques should be made payable to Bernwode
print an order form click HERE
Delivery Charge Areas - Click HERE