Berrington Court, Tenbury Wells, Worcestershire WR15 8TH
Wednesday 1st Of February 2023, 10:00 - 15:00
Frank P Matthews is one of the largest tree nurseries in the UK And has been in business for an impressive 121 years!
A wide selection of fruit and ornamental trees, soft fruit and hedging are grown by their very skilled nurserymen on their nursery in Worcestershire.
They grow over one million container grown and bare root fruit and ornamental trees every year for supply into garden centres, mail order companies, commercial growers and their own Tree Shop. Every year they introduce several exciting new varieties.
Nick Dunn, family director, has worked for Frank P Matthews for over 40 years and has been awarded the RHS Victoria Medal of Honour, will give us an overview of the business and an update on the industry as he sees it including challenges and opportunities for tree production.
We will be joined by David Skitteral, an agronomist from Agrii, who has over 30 years experience with top and soft fruit both conventional, integrated and organic.
The itinerary for the day is as follows:
10.00 Arrival, refreshments
10.30 Introduction Nick Dunn
10.40 Nursery Production of Fruit Trees Nick Dunn
11.10 Commercial Top Fruit production David Skittrall
11.40 Cider and traditional orchards Nick Dunn
12.10 Pests and disease control & IPM David Skittrall
14.00 Nursery tour including
Nursery Tree options for planting
Spindle and cordon apple production
Walnuts and hazels – discussion on Agroforestry
Potting operation and cold storage
Nursery tree grafting
16.15 Return to office for tea and departure
We look forward to seeing you there
Tyfu Cymru Study Visit to Frank P Matthews
Wednesday 1st Of February 2023, 10:00 - 15:00 | Berrington Court, Tenbury Wells, Worcestershire WR15 8TH