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Fruit Tree Propagation Service

If we do not have the fruit tree variety you require in our main fruit tree catalogue, we may instead be able to propagate a tree for you. We offer two distinct fruit tree propagation services: a winter-grafted tree and a summer-grafted rootstock/tree which you can grow yourself.

To start your enquiry go to our Propagation Request page.

Summer-grafted fruit trees

Order before July for delivery in December the following year

  • The price including delivery to the UK mainland is: £50 - £55 (we will confirm before accepting your order).
  • After we have accepted your order in August, you will not be asked to pay until November / December, shortly before we send the rootstock-trees to you. If the propagation process is not successful we will aim to let you know by December and we will then cancel your order.

Winter-grafted fruit trees


Order before February for delivery in December of the same year

  • Order before February and we will deliver your propagated fruit tree in late autumn the same year. (You can order at any time but orders received after the end of January will not be available until autumn the following year).
  • These trees are supplied bare-root. In most cases the tree will be 1m or more in height, with a single stem. Some varieties may produce small side branches, but most do not at this age.
  • The price including delivery to mainland UK: £50 - £55 (we will confirm before accepting your order).
  • After we have accepted your order we will contact you again in mid-summer to let you know if the propagation has been successful. If it has not, we will cancel your order. If the new tree is growing well we will send you a payment request. Sometimes trees that appeared to be successful in July will still not be acceptable by autumn, if this happens we will cancel your order and provide a full refund, or we may offer the tree to you at a reduced price as you may be able to grow it on yourself.

General information

When we receive your propagation request, we will check that the fruit tree varieties you are interested in are available and then confirm your order and prices before proceeding. We can propagate trees on most of the major rootstocks, to achieve the mature tree size you require.

Note that fruit tree propagation is a natural process and we cannot offer any guarantee that it will be successful, and we reserve the right to cancel the order at any time if we feel the propagation has not been successful. If you have made a payment we will refund it in full.

This service is currently only available for fruit trees to be delivered to the mainland UK and the USA excluding California (although you can order from anywhere).

Please note that trees propagated to order in this way may not be quite as large as the mainstream trees we supply (as illustrated on our website). This is because with the trees we propagate to order, we concentrate on propagation success, whereas with our mainstream range we concentrate on producing larger more attractive trees.

If you wish to supply your own graftwood to enable us to propagate from a tree that you already own (e.g. an existing favourite tree that is getting too old, or you are moving to a new house and the tree is too big to move) please indicate this on the form. We will advise you how to prepare and post the graftwood to us.

To start your enquiry go to our Propagation Request page.

Bespoke organic fruit tree propagation

For the UK only, we can offer a bespoke fruit tree propagation service. This can be designed to meet any organic standards you require, since you can specify the exact materials to be used in the compost and for weed and pest control during the time the trees are with us. Trees can be delivered at any stage in the propagation process from initial graft through to sleeping-eye, to 1 year maiden. This is a personalised service and if you wish you will have access to the nurseryman working on your trees.