Bare root fruit trees 2024
If you’re after bare root fruit trees for winter 2024, place a preorder with us now to make sure you get the varieties you want.
Prices in 2024 start from just $42.95 a tree, or as low as $38.67 if you’re buying 10 or more fruiting plants with our 10% discount!
If you’re after fruit trees now, we’ve still got a great selection available in pots, priced from $64.95 each, save 10% when buying 10 or more fruiting plants. If you’re after a particular variety, please call us on (03) 6239 6850 to check availability.
What varieties are available bare root?
Download our order form below to see all the varieties available:
How do I place an order?
If you’ve got Microsoft Excel, download the Excel order form above, fill in all your details, save the file and email it to firstname.lastname@example.org. We can also take orders over the phone, or in person at the nursery.
On placing your order, you’ll need to pay a non-refundable deposit to reserve your fruit trees (credited on payment and collection). Deposit amounts are as follows:
- $20 for orders less than $200 that don’t include 5 or more of a single variety, or
- 25% of order value for orders over $200, or that include 5 or more of a single variety.
Deposit can be paid with a Visa or MasterCard by calling 03 6239 6850, in person at Greenhill Nursery, or EFT to our bank account:
Bank account name: Greenhill Nursery P/L
Acc No: 904505554
Please use your name as payment reference, and let us know by email once paid.
When will my order be ready for collection?
Bare root fruit trees start arriving from our suppliers in June although it takes several weeks for all varieties to arrive so we can begin processing customer orders. This season we’re aiming to have most orders available by the end of June, but we’ll notify you by phone, SMS or email when yours is ready for collection.
How do I prune, plant and care for bare root trees?
When you collect bare root trees we’re happy to prune them for you or show you how to do it yourself, and give you any advice you need on planting and caring for them. You’re also welcome to call us on (03) 6239 6850 if you need help.
What do I need to know about pollination?
Although some types of fruit trees can produce fruit with their own pollen (eg. most apricots, nectarines and peaches), many types (especially apples and pears) need to be cross-pollinated with another variety or they won’t set fruit.
An example of this is the Granny Smith apple – by itself it won’t produce fruit so we recommend planting it alongside compatible apple varieties that flower at a similar time such as Golden Delicious, Gala, Jonathon and Cox’s Orange Pippin.
Cross-pollination can be complex, but as a general rule for best results, simply plant two or more different (and compatible) varieties of the same type of tree. If you’re limited for space, we’ve also got double grafted varieties, or you can plant two or three varieties in the same hole and prune appropriately (known as duo or trio planting).
You’ll also find information about compatible varieties for pollination in our order form.
My bare root trees aren’t developing leaves. What should I do?
Provided you’ve adequately cared for your bare root trees, in most cases they’ll break dormancy in spring, but it’s not uncommon that they’ll show few signs of life until as late as December and sometimes into January. If you think a tree you’ve purchased from us has died, please don’t remove it from the ground and instead call us on (03) 6239 6850.
What’s your refund, return and exchange policy for bare root trees?
Greenhill Nursery and its suppliers take great care to ensure we supply you with healthy and hardy bare root trees. In fact, each season we use the same trees in our nursery for our potting stock and our failure rates are less than 1%! However, once bare root trees leave the nursery there are many factors outside of our control that determine their chances of survival such as: the drying out of roots; delays in planting; incorrect pruning; under and over watering; amount and type of fertilisers used; soil type and condition; pests including insects and animals; air, soil and waterborne diseases; and other environmental and climatic conditions. For this reason we don’t offer refunds, returns or exchanges, except where we’ve determined stock to be defective, or in accordance with Australian consumer law. If you experience any issues with your bare root trees, please phone us on (03) 6239 6850.