From 6pm Friday 29th October 2021 we are open to the GENERAL PUBLIC for ‘Click and Collect’ pick up, and as of 3rd November 2021, for on-site tree viewings, both by APPOINTMENT ONLY. It is business as usual for WHOLESALE TRADE, although we recommend you call (03) 9554 2000 or make an appointment prior to arriving on site. QR code sign-in remains compulsory via the Services Victoria app at all of our sites. Learn more

Bareroot Supply − Trade Only

With growing for our own needs well underway, we are now seeking alliances with wholesale fruit tree operations who require bareroot material grown sustainably with local insight for optimum performance post-planting.

We are a longstanding wholesale grower producing environmentally sustainable tree material based on expertise, quality procedures & a genuine commitment to tailoring growing techniques & timeliness of supply to a discerning commercial customer.

About Us

As a longstanding accredited business under NIASA, the nationally recognised Greenlife Industries Australia risk management program, we are committed to producing quality material under annually audited, best-practice, production processes.

With 125 acres of fertile growing land at Benalla in regional Victoria, we are well-positioned to extend our well-established production philosophy to commercial fruit growers throughout Australia.

Our in-ground programs focus on using virus-tested rootstocks produced in the most effective way possible to suit your specific commercial needs.

Building a grow and supply relationship is a two-way street. While we can supply you under traditional terms, our commitment to you is a better experience with a team that is approachable, flexible and highly experienced, all under consultation with you.

You’ll see a business with a can-do attitude, and with people better equipped and process-prepared than others to openly explore the right avenue of supply for your growing conditions, long-term needs and performance expectations.

Our Material

We are licenced through APAL to use the JM series 'new generation’ apple rootstocks JM1 & JM7. We also have Quince A and Quince C rootstocks available. All of our material is virus tested.

We supply true to type, virus-tested material.

With scientific developments in rootstocks, processes, Integrated Pest and Disease Management, soil management and inoculation, we aim to deliver quality trees that establish quickly, produce early, and perform for many years.  

We provide the cleanest material to you using virus certified rootstocks sourced from registered stool beds or tissue culture.

We also use the latest advances in microbiology employing drip irrigation on every row and interplanting between rows to ensure the healthiest material. A program of inoculation in autumn means that that there is an uptake of beneficials to the trees prior to winter when they are dug and supplied.

The Facts

  • Acres under production:
    - 125 acres - in ground 
    - 62 acres - containerised
  • All In ground growing is done at Benalla in regional Victoria
  • We are licenced through APAL to use the JM series apple rootstocks
  • We are a NIASA accredited facility with EcoHort certification
  • We are a Silver sponsor of Fruit Growers Victoria (FGV)
  • We practice extensive IPDM at all sites & regenerative farming techniques at Benalla
  • Our staff have extensive horticultural knowledge &in-ground experience.
  • We are particular about supplying trees to suit your needs - for old and new growing systems.
  • We also have the ability to grow spring buds, one, two and three year old fruit trees

Our Expertise

In-ground Production Manager, Shayne Van Der Klift has over 25 years of in-ground production experience, so we are well equipped with passionate people, beautiful soils and ample water to produce the highest quality fruiting material that is virus-tested, true to type, structurally sound and free of pest and disease.

Shayne is one member of a flat and flexible business structure that ensures the varied talents of the team are used to best effect, bringing technical expertise, accountability, and communication to the fore.  Production planning and project management is done at our head office in Narre Warren East. Skilled project managers and technicians assist every element of the production processes.

Being accountable is also about being approachable. We want to ensure we grow to the needs of the market and to the high quality our customers expect.

All in-ground production is undertaken at our Benalla site.

Available Rootstocks

Plum
Myrobalan H29c
Marianna GF6-1

Peach
Tatura 204

Pear
Quince A
Quince C
Quince Eline
Calleryana D6

Apple
JM 1*
JM 7*
Merton 793
MM 111
M 9
M 26
M9

*We are licenced through APAL to use the JM series of apple rootstocks

 

Our Benalla Production site is located at 1317 Mansfield Rd, Benalla. 

To find out more about our business and the opportunities we can provide around bare root tree supply and in-ground fruit tree contract growing, please direct your enquiry to Shayne Van Der Klift here or by mobile on 0419 314 115.

To download our current flyer on commercial in-ground production please click here.

All of our three growing sites are currently operating under COVID-19 conditions, so initial contact via phone, email or website is recommended.

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