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If planting a new peach or nectarine orchard, consider carefully one of the following orchard systems:


These four systems have the potential for trees to intercept more sunlight and produce more fruit per hectare than the traditional widely spaced, open-vase trees that have been the 'bread and butter' for orchardists for many years.


42 pages of information, photos and illustrations 


The four systems also introduce methods of tree management that encourage early production in the life of the orchard and good production of fruit of high quality.

They can also reduce pesticide use and are more labour efficient and banker-friendly.

The Kelk, Central Leader, Tatura Trellis and Open Tatura are distinctly different—you must decide which one you can afford and which one suits you best.


What you will find in this manual

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The Kelk

  • How to start
  • When to head

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Central Leader

  • How to start
  • Keep strong shoots under control
  • Encourage the leader

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Tatural Trellis

  • How to start

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Open Tatura

  • How to start with one-leader or two-leader trees
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