Orchard video guides

These video guides give an introduction to different orchard practical skills such as pruning, grafting and harvesting your fruit. Click on the links below each video to take you to full instruction pages with extra information and tips to guide you through these orchard maintainance tasks.

Winter pruning fruit trees

Click here for a full guide to winter pruning

Summer pruning fruit trees

Click here for a full guide to summer pruning

Cutting scion wood for grafting

Click here for a full guide to selecting scion wood for grafting

Bench grafting (Whip and tongue method)


Click here for a full guide to bench grafting

Bud grafting

Click here for a full guide to bud grafting

Apple harvest

Click here for a full guide to fruit harvesting


Fruitfinder is a tool to help you discover some of the thousands of fruit varieties we have in the UK. You can filter these by location they were raised in, by culinary use (eaters, cookers or cider apples) or find a specific variety with the variety name search. We have listed many common synonyms for these varieties, and linked to nurseries that stock them to make it easy as pie to buy local rare or heritage fruit trees.

Click here to explore FruitFiner

Community orchard map

There are hundres of community orchards across the UK that you can get involved with. This map makes it easy to find your nearest ones. Simply type in your post code and distance you can travel and it will bring up the names, location and usually websites of the community orchards near you.

Click here to find community orchards near you

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