About us

Haskelberg Fruit Tree Nursery was founded in 1974 by the agronomist Avishai Haskelberg.
At our nursery, which extends over 120 dunams on Moshav Kfar Vitkin, we produce over 200 fruit tree seedling cultivars for the local and international markets.

Our nursery’s production areas:

Avocado seedlings for orchards
We supply most Israeli avocado orchards with seedlings, and export seedlings, seeds, and professional knowhow to nurseries and farms in South Africa, North America, and Asia.
We offer a wide variety of cultivars and rootstocks obtained via vegetative propagation or from seed, adapted for different soil types and for disease resistance, on behalf of the CanaCado Nursery brand.

Haskelberg Fruit Tree Nursery is the exclusive Israeli representative of the global Westfalia Fruit company, and markets such patented Westfalia rootstocks and cultivars as Dusa® and GEM®.

Fruit tree seedlings for the agricultural sector
We are able to supply seedlings in commercial volumes as required, for the local market or for export. We supply items that are familiar to Israeli consumers, such as lychee, guava, and carambola, as well as relatively new cultivars such as sapodilla, wampee, and chia.
We do everything we can to ensure that growers receive productive, high-quality cultivars that are optimally resistant to disease and suited to local soil and climate conditions.

Fruit trees and seedlings for gardeners, nurseries, and private households
We produce and grow over two hundred fruit tree cultivars adapted for local growing conditions. Our offerings include subtropical fruit trees, citrus, deciduous, Mediterranean garden trees, and exotic trees of proven suitability for Israeli growing conditions. Our seedlings are marketed to the country’s leading nurseries, to local authorities, edible gardens, landscape architects, gardening services, and, of course, to individual customers.

Our nursery store has a full display of fruit trees. Opening hours and how to get here

International operations
We export vegetable material to many countries across the globe, from seeds and cuttings to seedlings, for a wide array of projects. We also provide consulting and guidance services to agricultural projects-in-the-works around the world.
We have the necessary experience to assess plant suitability for local environmental conditions; we also have knowledge and expertise with the export process: meeting plant protection standards, maintaining quality throughout the process, and guiding local growers on seedling acclimation for transplantation.

R&D at the nursery
Over the Nursery’s decades of operation, we have invested substantially in research and development on cultivars and growing techniques. We are constantly launching experimental projects to develop cultivars and improve rootstocks, and we collaborate with research institutes such as the Volcani Center, other agricultural organizations in the field, and local and international high-tech companies.
Some of our projects:
Developing exclusive cultivars with global distribution – avocado, persimmon, lychee, guava, mango, and more.
Developing tetraploid rootstocks – avocado and other crops.
Partnership in South Africa’s Bonniefruit Nursery, specializing in persimmon and pomegranate production.
Regular work with leading foreign nurseries, and representation of the global Westfalia company in Israel.

Nursery staff:
Our most valuable resource and the secret of our success is our staff. The Nursery employee roster is made up of experienced and dedicated professionals in the fields of agronomy, gardening and transplantation, as well as skilled managers and administrators. Every one of our employees works hard to ensure that our customers receive high-quality, healthy, and productive seedlings, while providing professional, personal, and pleasant service.