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    dierichdierich
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    I have a ‘special’ birthday coming up, and for gifts I would like to suggest fruit trees to start our new orchard. Has anyone had experience with Yalca Fruit Trees, or any other mail-order places and can recommend them? I’ve had some emails with Yalca and they have been very helpful, and I’ve seen a recommendation on here for them some years ago. They have a lot more varieties than our local fruit tree nursery, are more affordable and will be able to manage a ‘registry’ approach for us so we don’t end up with 10 of the same Bunnings tree!

    I would love any feedback before I commit to 20+ trees!

    Thanks, Di

    #535638
    BelBel
    Member

    Hi Di. I bought an apple, pear and mulberry tree from Yalca a couple of years ago and they were lovely. The mulberry was very established and took off in no time. The apple and pear trees were also lovely, just a bit smaller. They did well in the ground and were so healthy I was able to rip them out of the ground when we moved. They’ve rebounded well at our new property and have put on a flush of lovely new growth. I’ve ordered another 5 trees from them this year which are due to arrive in June. Very excited! I have no hesitation in recommending them. I would NOT recommend fruit trees from the fruit salad tree company, however…

    #535639
    BobbeeBobbee
    Member

    I’ve just checked out the Yalca site, thanks for the info people. It is now safely on my favourites bar.

    I feel especially drawn to the dwarf trees because of the need, in our area, to net them.

    🙂

    #535640
    Nick CarrollNick Carroll
    Member

    Hello Di

    I’ve brought dwarf apples and other trees from http://www.woodbridgefruittrees.com.au/wft/

    They have all been great trees. Just ordered another 6 apple trees.

    #535641
    dierichdierich
    Participant

    Thanks Bel – great to know they grow well here in SA, think I will stick with them (but thanks for the other referral Nick!). they have been really helpful so far. I’ve never contemplated the fruit salad tree, a because we have so much space but also wonder how long it would take for 1-2 grafts to take over the 4 others people get on the same tree!!

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