We have a range of top quality fruit bushes for sale including blueberries, gooseberries, blackcurrants, redcurrants, raspberries, and apple trees.
Fruit bushes can be bought at the farm (see Opening times or call 07798 743877 to arrange a convenient time to visit. There is someone on site every day even when the gates are closed) or there is free delivery within the Purbeck area (at cost charges will apply for deliveries further afield). To arrange delivery Contact Us.
All the varieties we produce are high quality commercial varieties with outstanding yield, flavour and disease resistance characteristics. Some of these varieties are often not available through the mainstream garden centres and nurseries. At Lenctenbury Farm we grow fruit for sale as well as produce the plants for sale and we use the same varieties in the field as we have available for sale.
Pruning training is available to anyone buying a plant from us - or indeed to anyone not buying a plant but interested in how to properly prune fruit bushes. For more details clink on the following link Pruning Courses
For any questions or advice please feel free to Contact Us
For further information on pruning see http://trace.tennessee.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1001&context=utk_agexgard
For further information on growing blueberries see http://apps.rhs.org.uk/advicesearch/Profile.aspx?pid=85
We have blueberry bushes in pots ranging in price from £3 to £15.
Many of them are established bushes that have been lifted from the field and potted.
We will be lifting many more established bushes in autumn 2016 so if you are interested in well established larger rooted plants contact us to discuss your requirements.
Blueberries are easy to grow and look after if you get the two key things right. First you must plant the bush in acidic soil (pH 4.5 - 5.0 is optimum) or in ericaceous compost in a pot.
Secondly you must prune the bush every year. If you get these things right and feed a fertiliser during April-June then you can expect fruit every year for between 20 and 40 years. All plant buyers will receive a guide on how to plant, prune and care for your bush.
The bushes we produce are strong 2 and 3 year old bushes.
The variety available is:
Ben Lomond is a vigorous variety with high levels of disease resistance, including powdery mildew and rust. The individual berries are very large with a high juice content and plenty of flavour. They ripen very evenly on the string and keep well in perfect condition for some time on the bush. Yields are very high with the crop produced on a vigorous but upright bush.
The bushes we produce are strong 2 and 3 year old bushes which will carry a crop in their first year after planting.
The variety available is:
Invicta: A very high yielding green-fruited gooseberry, with good resistance to mildew. The large berries can be harvested from late May for cooking or leave until late June when the berries are large and fully ripe ready for eating fresh. Bred at Horticulture Research International, East Malling.
We have Chemainus raspberries which have proved to be very reliable plants with big juicy berries at our farm in Dorset.