We have been supplying soft fruit plants to gardeners by mail order since 1990 and we have built a strong reputation for top quality plants and service. There are very few opportunities in the UK to buy from licensed fruit propagators who grow the plants and supply them direct to your door. When you buy plants from Welsh Fruit Stocks you will receive freshly lifted, top quality, bare-root plants in prime condition. Our customers tell us that the plants establish quickly and thrive in the softer environments of their new homes.
We are one of a very few propagators who choose to be inspected and certified by the Plant Health Propagation Scheme (PHPS). This is a voluntary scheme run by the Animal and Plant Health Agency (APHA).
The bush fruits have been grown on from cuttings taken from our PHPS inspected and certified parent stocks and we have carefully managed and inspected them on a very regular basis throughout the growing season.
The raspberry canes and strawberry plants and parent bushes have all been entered into the PHPS Scheme, have been inspected for trueness to type and health on at least two occasions through the growing season, and have passed all the inspections.
Our growing year
The plants we sell to you are all grown on our farm and we employ a local workforce throughout the year. There is planting in the spring, hoeing and weeding in the summer, and then lifting, sorting, grading and packing throughout the winter and into the spring. Meanwhile, the farm office keeps two people busy throughout the winter months, keeping track of orders and dealing with customers, and then updating the website and leaflets and catching up with the paperwork through the summer.
The diagram below shows what happens throughout the year.
There will be a planting guide enclosed in your parcel when you recieve it, but you can also find more information about our despatch times and growing fruit plants using the links below.