Orchard Packages

Want to go beyond just vegies and increase your food production to include fruit?  Don’t have enough time to look after a vegie garden?  Then why not have us install mini-orchard in your yard to provide you with a seasonal abundance of fresh organic fruit? For small spaces we can provide both multi-grafted trees and duo plantings (two to a hole). All our packages come with not just fruit trees but support species and understory plants — which help fertilise your fruit trees, provide natural pest management, and give you extra harvests.  While we usually quote for specific orchard requirements based on one of our designs, here are a few examples to give you a feel for the costs.

Mini-Orchard Option One: Up to three fruit trees

This option includes:

  • Up to 3 fruit trees fully planted
  • Organic fertilisers and compost
  • A thick wood chip mulch layer to suppress weeds and conserve soil moisture
  • A beneficial assembly of understory plants (eg. comfrey, nasturtium)
  • 1-2 support trees fully planted (Acacia species suited to your region)
  • A VEG mini-orchard owner’s manual and organic fruit tree care guide

Winter Price: $508

Spring-Autumn Price: $585

What you will need: At least 30 square meters of available space that receives a reasonable amount of mid-summer sun.

Mini-Orchard Option One: Up to six fruit trees

This option includes:

  • 4-6 fruit trees fully planted
  • Organic fertilisers and compost
  • A thick wood chip mulch layer to suppress weeds and conserve soil moisture
  • A beneficial assembly of understory plants (eg., comfrey, nasturtium)
  • 3-4 support trees fully planted (Acacia species suited to your region)
  • A VEG mini-orchard owner’s manual and organic fruit tree care guide

Winter Price:$935

Spring-Autumn Price: $1088

What you will need: At least 40 square meters of available space that receives a reasonable amount of mid-summer sun.

Please contact us to place an order or if you have any questions.

 

The fine print: These prices assume a not-too-steep area free of existing vegetation.  If the planted area is covered in either couch or kikuyu grass we need to charge an extra hour for site preparation.  We are happy to quote for any extra work required to remove or prune other existing vegetation, to shape the earth or build terraces on sloping sites, or to espalier your fruit trees along wires to save space – this extra work is not allowed for in the above prices.  The productivity of your orchard will depend on many factors including your soil fertility, other plants competing for light, water and nutrients, and how the trees are managed over time.  If you would like more than one fruit tree per hole there will be an additional cost of $30 for each extra tree.