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Orchard Establishment Workshop

24 November 2017 @ 9:30 am - 4:00 pm


This popular Workshop is a great introduction to what is required to start and maintain your own orchard.

soil preparation and planting
variety selection
understanding and calculating chill hours
orchard orientation and layout
tree spacing and training young trees
physical protection including netting structures
equipment for small orchard management
includes notes, lunch and morning and afternoon tea


Your instructor will be Rob Pelletier, horticulturist and proprietor of Heritage Fruit Trees.

The day will include equipment inspections, and tours of the Collections Orchard that contains over 300 varieties of apples, over 40 table grapes, stone fruit and figs, and the Scion Orchard that contains our most popular apples and our pear collection of over 60 varieties.

Group Discount

Group bookings of 2 or more people receive a discount of $15 per person.

Two Day Workshop Discount

A further 5% discount is available for people attending both the Orchard Establishment Workshop and the Cider Making Workshop, held on the following day Saturday 25th November 2017. Click HERE to book both workshops.



24 November 2017
9:30 am - 4:00 pm
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Australia and NZ


Heritage Fruit Trees
297 Back Raglan Road
Beaufort, Victoria 3373 Australia
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