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Achieving quality orchards

Our trade: growing and providing seedlings to fruit producers.

Our mission: establishing trust with our clients and providing tree producers with economical and technical solutions.

Pépinières RISPE offers its clients comprehensive technical support (assistance when choosing varieties, monitoring, technical advice) throughout the process of setting up the orchards.

Contact person:

Sébastien RISPE
Managing director
Mob: + 33 (0) 680 743 186

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Pépinières RISPE: size, quality and performance

Each year nearly 350,000 fruit tree seedlings are grown in Tarn-et-Garonne to be sold throughout France and on international markets.

The seedlings answer to CTIFL (Technical Interprofessional Centre for Fruits and Vegetables) pest-control standards and SRPV (Regional Plant Protection Services), and are regularly inspected.

Several types of grafts are used, predominantly the KNIP BAUM technique which generates high-quality seedlings with high potential yield and allows production as early as the 2nd year.

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Inspiring producers: our Orchards speak for our expertise

Our goal : 7500 tonnes.

Our Orchards are prime ambassadors for our nurseries in terms of :

- tree improvement: we apply the latest technologies for tree production and improvement

- enhanced productivity

- quality

- compliance with health standards.

 In-depth understanding of the challenges faced by the tree-growing industry goes on a par with developing a dynamic commercial policy with regard to both orchards and tree nurseries.

Additionally, a one-hectare experimental orchard has been set up in Tarn-et-Garonne (France).

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The nursery has a new storage station

The station provides optimal preservation conditions which foster regrowth.

"We need more flexibility to operate, and this station will help us address our clients' needs more efficiently. Moissac will be our centre for storage, delivery and sorting." - Sébastien RISPE, Managing Director, Pépinières RISPE.

A "growing" fruit hub in La Mégère - 13 03 2014 - La Dépêche.fr.pdf

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Family Matters

The land around Lizac in Tarn-et-Garonne is known to be auspicious for growing trees. In 1937 the town saw the RISPE family launch into business.

The know-how has been passed on from father to son for three generations, and Sébastien RISPE, the grandson of Antonin, has reaped the fruit of a century's work and study, to which he has grafted his own knowledge and applies the most recent technologies.


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Responsibility and moral awareness

At Pépinières RISPE we are aware of our responsibility in the tree-growing industry , of the issues at stake and of the dangers threatening certain fruit varieties; hence we consider it our duty to protect all our trees by using strict growing techniques.

We also seek ever-safer methods of culture and endeavour to create the best environment to convey the trees to the producers, and provide them with sound advice on how to care for their orchards. Pépinières RISPE aspires to be a privileged partner to producers.

Pépinières RISPE cares for the environment and endeavours to promote responsible agricultural methods for a sustainable tree-growing industry.

Global GAPPépinières RISPE is GLOBAL G.A.P. certified.

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A few figures to describe Pépinières RISPE

Created in 1937
Company activity sites: Moissac (Tarn-et-Garonne) and Cavaillon (Vaucluse/Bouches-du-Rhône)
Trees: Apple, Plum, Kiwi, Apricot and Cherry trees and grapevine
Nurseries: 350,000 seedlings / year
Insect-proof greenhouse: 65,000 potted seedlings
Orchards: set goal of 7,500 tonnes

- Station de stockage des plants.

- Station de conditionnement pour le verger.