We are a small mixed permaculturally-oriented homestead farm situated on 40 acres. We started working on this land to develop a small education center. In the meantime its all about skills and infrastructure development. Our current activities consist of enlarging a medium-sized annuals garden, growing a large assortment of perennial and annual vegetables and storage crops, maintaining a mixed orchard (of over 160 varieties of fruits/nuts/berries) and its duck and goose associates, managing an edibles nursery, on-site saw-milling and building farm infrastructure, and various other things like making herbal medicine and creating delicious seasonal farm-based foods.
Step 1: Understand what you are buying.
A) Our fruit trees are grown naturally, without chemical fertilizers or pesticides. They are normal sized, not oversized. Unlike trees sold in garden centres, you will find our trees are small and that they look like whips. This is because we have pruned the branches to make a straight tree and to direct more energy to the trunk. When smaller trees are planted they will usually adapt better to their new environment and grow faster than taller trees.
B) We sell bare rooted fruit trees. We ship them well packed with moist earth so the roots won't dry out. Bare rooted trees have more natural root systems because the roots are not restricted by growing in a pot.
C) Buying bare rooted trees also means that they don't take up much space once they are packed and are much easier to carry and ship.
The photo below shows about one hundred bare rooted trees in their package. The entire package would fit in your arms. If they had been grown in pots, you would have needed a pick up or a trailer to take them home.
Fruit Trees and More is a nursery and demonstration orchard specializing in temperate and subtropical fruit trees. The nursery offers 300 varieties of fruit trees, including dwarf apple trees, pears, plums, nectarines and other stone fruits; 30 varieties of citrus fruit trees, including lemons, limes, oranges and kumquats; and 15 varieties of hardy subtropicals such as pomegranates, permsimmons(sic), loquats and olives.
Gord sees nuts of all kinds as an absolute must to meet the future food needs for our region, and therefore has spent a lot of time learning about Walnuts, Chestnuts, Hazelnuts, Pine Nuts, Yellowhorn, Caragana (Siberian Pea Shrub), Northern Pecan and almond, and getting them ready for sale right here in Victoria BC. Nuts are a long term staple that will be the replacement for the grains, and are healthier due to the rich proteins, nutrients, oils and complex carbs not present in the grains.
TreeTime.ca is a Western Canadian company that specializes in selling prairie hardy tree and shrub seedlings. We produce a large variety of native and landscape seedlings that are packaged and shipped out of our cold storage warehouse every spring.
When Ernie began there were very few nut trees available and little was known about the potential for nut crops in Ontario. As a result Ernie decided to use his land to set up test orchards to evaluate the best nut trees that would grow in the Niagara region... These trees are grown and tested for their individual nut quality. Each tree is evaluated yearly on several factors including flavour, hardiness, productivity, commercial viability, cracking ability, and disease resistance. We have hundreds of promising trees growing from our own seed as well as the best selections sent from other growers for us to test in our location.
Thom Odell wrote:naturetechnursery.com
We produce a small variety of perennial food plants, specializing in EFB resistant hazelnut trees for new orchards.
Currently we in Langley for one more month before moving to Courtenay...
Jason Bijl wrote:http://www.nutcrackernursery.com/ (Quebec) Ships to BC and great customer service!
Flinthoph Luthhaughmer wrote:
They are in Ontario but do ship to BC.
Why are there only a few who do?
Jordan Johnston wrote:There is a website where you can purchase a bulk amount of tree and shrub seeds ...i know this may not seem ideal but this can allow you to start on growing a number of trees for later yields f w Schumacher is a tree seed company based out of elora ontario.. i recently have looked into them and noticed a abundance of tree.and shrub seed that would make youre jaw drop ..they have everything from every amalanchier species to autumn olives its insane ..and just because you grow from seed doesnt mean you wont get a amazing tree ..just takes a little natural time and care and you will have something awesome.