Orchard advice

Natural England has produced a range of information and guidance notes. These cover traditional orchard management and maintenance, scientiļ¬c and technical issues and practical advice. These can be downloaded as pdfs below, or if you prefer accessed here http://publications.naturaleng...

Suffolk Traditional Orchards Group has produced detailed advice notes on further aspects of traditional orchard management, along with information specifically about Suffolk orchards.

Traditional Suffolk orchard ground flora - natural and planted

Advice on chosing traditional Suffolk ground flora and plants for the orchard floor.

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Suffolk orchard County Collections

All you need to know if planning a county collection in Suffolk.

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Traditional Suffolk orchard fruit varieties

Fruit and nut varieties found in Suffolk, plus advice on chosing varieties for traditional and amenity orchards.

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Orchard traditions in Suffolk

A fascinating compilation of orchard history across Suffolk

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Planning and planting new orchards

How to do it guide to planning and establishing a healthy long-lived orchard

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Cobnuts in Suffolk

All you need to manage and maintain cobnut stools, or plan a new nuttery

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Natural England Traditional orchards: site and tree selection

How to chose a site for your orchard, and what trees to plant - including all important advice on selecting the correct rootstock.

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Natural England Traditional orchards: restoring and managing mature and neglected orchards

Older orchards need particular management while derelict orchards can be restored.

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Natural England Traditional orchards: planting and establishing fruit trees

How to plant and establish fruit trees

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Natural England Traditional orchards and wildlife

Carefully managed, traditional orchards can be wildlife havens.

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Natural England traditional orchards: maintenance pruning

A guide to maintenance pruning, all important to getting a good crop.

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Natural England Traditional orchards: Glossary

If, quite reasonably, you're confused by some orchard technical terms, this glossary explains all!

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Natural England Traditional orchards: fruit tree health

How to maintain healthy fruit trees.

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Natural England Traditional orchards: formative pruning of young trees

Natural England's advice on the initial formative pruning process

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Natural England Traditional Orchards: an introduction to pruning

Understanding the basics of fruit tree pruning

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Suffolk's Seaside Fruit Trees

Suffolk may or may not be unique for its preponderance of interesting seaside fruit trees! We've put together a guide, including a map and details for a great fruit tree walk near Minsmere.

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Apple juice and juicing

Whaddu gonna do with all those apples? Here's a failsafe guide to producing wonderful apple juice.

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Protecting new and old orchard trees

How to protect newly planted and established trees against damage by deer, rabbits, horses and other animals.

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