JFT Nurseries is a family owned business established in 1981 by Murray and Beryl James and is managed today by a third generation, including Andrew James, Chris Sands, Billie Hicken and Renee Byrne.
Located in Silvan, in the Dandenong Ranges, JFT Nurseries grow across 100 acres in a region known for its rich volcanic soil and high rainfall – it’s an ideal location and the perfect conditions for growing strong, healthy trees. With a team of approximately 40 staff, JFT Nurseries take the quality of their stock very seriously and pride themselves on delivering the best trees for retail and advanced tree nurseries and ultimately recognise that the consumer must have a positive experience for gardening to grow.
The company grows an extensive range of fruiting trees including apples, cherries, plums, peaches and nectarines, just to name a few. Among their range of flowering trees you’ll find lilacs, prunus, cherries and crab apples, while their deciduous ornamentals include maples, ash, poplars, birch, elms and many more. They also have a large range of weeping and standard trees. Over the past 5 years, JFT Nurseries have also been building on their range of potted stock, emphasising on dwarf fruiting trees and other popular varieties, in order to provide year-round supply to their customers.