About us

The Fruitful Potager started 2010 as a regular seasonal stall holder at the Timaru Farmers Market.  We are now a retail nursery. Specialising in heirloom or unusual varieties and plants grown from open pollinated seed we supply a wide range of edible plants and perennials for the home gardener who wants quality, hardy plants or something a little different.

We offer vegetable seedlings, herbs, fruit bushes, fruit trees, ornamental trees, shrubs, natives, alpine and rockery, perennials and more.  Happy to order hedge plants in when needed. Many are unusual varieties you'll struggle to find anywhere else. With a focus on growing exceptional quality plants that will continue to survive (and hopefully thrive) once they leave our hands.

Many of the vegetable and bedding plants are only available at certain times of the year (usually spring or autumn) depending on variety.  Some other plants are also only available in limited numbers and at different times of the year. If you would like to pre-order a plant please e-mail us thefruitfulpotager@gmail.com . 

New plants are added often so please come back again. We currently offer a click and collect service from our website with plants by mail order coming soon.

The nursery is open from 1st September (mid August if the weather is nice) through to late or mid autumn from Wednesday to Saturday 10 - 4.30. EFTPOS is available and all forms of payment welcome. Sunday to Tues we have our trolley at the gate and are open by appointment.  
Over winter we are open by no obligation appointment only and still put lots of specials and plants of interest on our facebook page
www.facebook.com/thefruitfulpotager/.   Feel free to email, call or text us anytime.

If we don't have what your looking for we will always try to find it.

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Brussels Sprout

Brussels sprouts – it's the vegetable of childhood nightmares, the mere mention of which is enough to make some adults react with pure horror while others light up with enthusiasm.  Originally called "Borecole" they have been enjoyed (or otherwise) at the dinner table since at least the 14th century when they were grown in Belguim - hence the name Brussels.  A  member of the brassica family and extremely nutritious, they are high in vitamin K, C and A.