Carr's Organic Fruit Tree Nursery


Welcome to the first season of fruit tree sales for
Carr's Organic Fruit Tree Nursery!

Previously we sold fruit trees under the Mt Alexander Fruit Gardens brand, but when we launched the Harcourt Organic Farming Co-op in July 2019, we (Katie and Sas) started Carr's Organic Fruit Tree Nursery, under the expert mentoring of Merv Carr (Katie's dad).

We're the only certified organic fruit tree nursery in Victoria (as far as we know), and we grow the trees from scratch.

First we save seed from the fruit grown here on the farm, and use it to grow as many of our own rootstocks as possible, only buying in specialty things we can't grow.

Then we do all our own grafting, again using grafting wood from the fruit trees here on the farm. There's more than 140 varieties growing here—including many heritage varieties—so while we don't graft every variety, we've got a fair range on offer.

This is only the first year of the nursery, so we'll also supplement the trees we've grown ourselves with wholesale trees from another nursery who also specialise in heritage varieties. When you're ordering, the trees from our nursery have (organic) in the name, the trees we buy from an external nursery do not.

We don't have large quantities of some varieties, so if you're looking for something that isn't there, or has run out of stock, please let us know here as we may be able to provide it for you.

Orders are open until June 30, 2019.

You'll then be able to pick-up your trees on the weekend of July 13 and 14, between 10 am and 4 pm.

We'll have a Nursery Open Day on Sunday 21st July for a final sale of any trees that weren't sold in the first round. 

PLEASE NOTE: if you don't receive an email confirmation of your order, it hasn't been placed. This is usually because you haven't finalised your order in the shopping cart. 

So, you can get started! Search the trees by clicking on each category and adding the ones you want to your shopping cart, then place your order, pay for it, and we'll see you on the weekend of July 13 & 14 to pick it up. Sorry, but we don't offer mail-order. 

Any questions - please get in touch here.

Sas, Katie & Merv


To stay in touch with general farm news and be notified of any changes to these arrangements, you may also want to subscribe to the Weekly Fruit Tips newsletter, or the Harcourt Organic Farming Co-op newsletter.

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About Us

We – Hugh and Katie Finlay – draw on over 15 years' experience as orchardists at our farm, Mt Alexander Fruit Gardens, to bring you the Grow Great Fruit Program, the farm-proven system for home fruit growers.

To read the full story of our farming journey, click here 


Our blog gives a snapshot on various aspects of life on the farm, with regular guest posts by Mel and Sas from the Gung Hoe Growers, and new farmer Ant.

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Grow Great Fruit Program

We grow organically, and teach organic growing principles and methods. We’re aware of the changing climate, so the farming methods we use help to create solutions, not add to the problem. We've poured years of experience into our farm-tested Grow Great Fruit program after talking to hundreds of home growers, and figuring out what you need most...information, security, and someone you can trust to help you solve your problems.


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