HOW TO ORDER AND PRICES

The descriptive catalogue (for details click 'Get Printed Catalogue') is £5.00 for the UK including postage or £4.00 collected from the nursery - It can be ordered by telephone (01844 237415) with a card or by post with a cheque.

Our fruit trees cannot be ordered online. The availability changes constantly and, for a small business, the distraction and workload of updating availability in real time, on a website, is too great. It just doesn't work in practice. We are happy to check on availability for customers who telephone or email in an order enquiry.

 
 
 
 
 

 


We grow a very large range of varieties on a choice of rootstocks. The number of permutations is considerable and therefore the number of trees of any one variety, on a particular rootstock, is limited. If you want a large number of any one, it is likely they would have to be grafted specially, with advance notice.Trees are usually grafted early in the year. They are ready to go in the autumn, as one season maidens. The stock availability is highest then, although some trees have already been pre-ordered. Any gaps that then appear in the range cannot be replaced before the following autumn. Therefore, it is best to order in summer and autumn for instant availability of something in particular, though we always have many good alternatives throughout the year.

 

 

 

Our trees are container grown, initially in 4 litre deep pots, in peat free, organic compost. 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.

HOW TO ORDER
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.

PRICES from January 2019
For several years we have not increased prices, while costs have risen significantly. Regrettably we must now make a modest increase.
Please note, our container grown trees are in 4 litre or 7 litre pots, but only the 4 litre ones can be sent by mail order. The number available in 7 litre pots is limited. Not all new trees grow equally and where the size is a bit less than normal, we usually reduce the price accordingly.

Apples, Pears, Plums, Cherries, Peaches, Quinces, Medlars
4 litre pots, 1or 2 years old (except Plums on Pixy and Cherries on Gisela rootstocks) £24.00 each, mail order or collection.
4 litre pots, 1 or 2 years old Plums on Pixy rootstocks and Cherries on Gisela rootstocks. (cherries and plums are also available on other rootstocks at the price above) £26.00 each, mail order or collection

7 litre pots, older trees £29.00 each. These are available for collection only, not by mail order.

Vines, figs, currants, gooseberries, hops and other soft fruit bushes
4 litre pots £9.50 mail order or collection.
Some larger/older ones in 7 litre pots, available only for collection from the nursery, are priced accordingly.


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 (£24). 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 after ordering!

Mail Order 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 smaller bare root trees. The advantages of pot grown trees unfortunately carry this extra burden. Most couriers will not accept large parcels and the very few that do charge excessively for them. Our costs of packing time and processing, materials and high courier charges are significant, and all these costs have recently risen substantially. We regret that we have to charge so much for delivery. Even with the increased charges we will still have to subsidize mail order deliveries. We always prefer customers to visit the nursery and collect trees. The mainland UK delivery charge is :-
1-2 trees or soft fruit £19.00
3-4 trees or soft fruit £26.00
For each tree or soft fruit beyond four £3.50

For some northern areas of Scotland courier tariffs are substantially higher and we would have to charge extra. Please consult the website for details of specific postcodes affected and ask us for a quote.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 we do not send trees 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 Fruit Trees.
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