Forgotten Fruits Nursery
‘’Growers of Organic Heirloom Fruit Trees”
Our story ...
Forgotten Fruits Nursery is a small family business run by Benji & Laura Woodman with our two daughters Willow 6 & Olive 5.
Over the past 6 years we have implemented a fantastic amount of home orchards ranging from 15-60 trees. Clients who have received the Forgotten Fruits Orchard are able to benefit from our professional support and ongoing maintenance. It is important to us to educate people through the transition of their land into an edible landscape.
We specialise in Apples, Pears, Plums, Peaches & Nectarines with an emphasis on growing hardy varieties for all of New Zealand and our warmer Northland climate. Our main focus is to offer heirloom varieties which have robust disease resistant qualities and supreme old- fashioned taste.
We grow our trees in the ground which starts in early Spring, where we plant our raised seedlings and rootstocks into rows depending on the growing time required. The rootstocks are budded in March (Autumn) by us with our collected material. The buds are covered for the dormant season and then the rootstocks are cut back to above the bud in Spring to allow the one variety to grow on for the next growing season. The following Winter when the trees are dormant we lift them from the nursery and grade them and dispatch the orders received & also using them in our orchard landscape projects.
We wish to thank the many people who have supported us over the years by lending us their precious land, plant material or knowledge.
We are forever grateful.
Benji and Laura Woodman.