Blackmoor Nurseries is part of Blackmoor Estate in Hampshire which has been run by the Selborne family for several generations.
During the 1920s the family decided to establish a fruit farm on the Blackmoor Estate. It was quickly decided that they would only plant trees worked on the stocks recommended by East Malling Research station. At the time, however, it was difficult to obtain trees of this description. They therefore established stoolbeds of these rootstocks from which to work trees for their own orchards.
This led to the establishment of a small-scale nursery. At first sales were confined to produce that was in excess of the planting programme on the farm, but the keen demand for fruit trees of the quality and at the prices Blackmoor was able to offer led to the expansion of the nursery enterprise.
For nearly one hundred years Blackmoor Nurseries has sourced its rootstocks and scion bud wood from material of the highest plant health status. We now provide a wide range of fruit trees, bushes and soft fruit to garden centres, commercial growers and to retail customers.
Blackmoor Orchards still grows apples, pears, plums and cherries for many of the high street multiple retail outlets on 250 acres of orchards.
With its range of fruit enterprises, from rootstocks and fruit tree production, to orchards, storage and grading, and to fruit sales at farmers markets, Blackmoor is involved in every link of the production chain.
Blackmoors Annual Open Day attracts thousands of visitors who come to see for themselves how this specialist business has remained in the forefront of fruit production for over ninety years.
At Blackmoor Nursery we support the charity TREE AID to help villagers living in the drylands of Africa unlock the potential of trees to reduce poverty and protect their environment. If you choose to make a donation at the checkout you will be supporting TREE AID’s vision to replace poverty with thriving self-reliant communities.