OUR APPLE CRATES
Our personalised wooden apple crates re-create the traditional apple crate or bushel box of yesteryear but made from high quality, sustainable pine treated for outdoor use with the option to be personalised with the wording of your choice...
Our personalised wooden apple crates re-create the traditional apple crate or bushel box of yesteryear but made from high quality, sustainable F.S.C (Forest Stewardship Council) certified pine treated for outdoor use with the option to be personalised with the wording of your choice...
Plantabox - home of the Personalised Apple Crate
Not only do they make superb personalised gifts for any occasion, our personalised wooden fruit crates have been used for gift hampers, storage systems, marketing events, point of sale and display purposes and have even graced the TV screens in Market Kitchen, Kirstie's Homemade Home, 60 minute makeover, This Morning, Great British Menu, Big Brother, ITV's Love Your Garden and Masterchef, to name but a few. From our original Large personalised wooden crate we've added the Square and Small wooden crates, and the range has grown over the years, as we’ve launched a Seed Tray, a windowsill crate, medium crate and a mini crate which is very cute. And more recently we've expanded into all sorts of personalised wooden gifts, from wooden tablet holders to raised planters!
The choices of colours has expanded to 16 options and continue to develop, personalisation options have been enhanced, and we can also add wheels, bespoke liners and a whole range of accessories to the crates. What has not changed is the interest and delight that so many customers have conveyed at having found such a unique personalised wooden fruit crate gift. All variations of the personalised wooden gifts can be ordered by following the easy-to-use process in our shop. If you have an enquiry for your business you can find out more information here of our trade services.
A Short History of the Apple Crate or Bushel Box
Also known as bushel boxes, fruit growing farms used these original wooden apple crates when harvesting their apples, pears and plums. Air could circulate through the slats of wood, keeping the fruit in the best possible condition. The wood fruit crates were sometimes reinforced with wire as once loaded with fruit and stacked on top of each other, they were very heavy. Farms invariably had their names printed on the wooden crates as well as charging 5 shillings for them which was refundable upon return. By identifying the fruit crates and charging, this helped to ensure their safe return.
Some wooden fruit crates date back to the 1930s and such originals are in great demand, although becoming more scarce to track down. Now used as storage crates, as well as wooden planters.
Some of your feedback...
"The service I received was exceptional, helpful & when the product arrived I was reduced to tears by the beauty of it, when I gave it to my friend for her Birthday she cried too, it was so beautifully made & a truly unique gift to treasure."
"I wanted to let you know that my brother and soon-to-be sister-in-law absolutely loved their personalised apple crate! I packed it with a selection of vegetable seeds which they are looking forward to planting, and hopefully growing enough to make at least one pot of soup! :) Smiles, Jen."
"Just wanted to write and thank you for the fantastic customer service I experienced last week when I used your website. You completely exceeded my expectations! Whilst checking my emails late last wednesday night, I received your email regarding the new site. A quick check of the diary told me I was in danger of missing my Mum’s birthday. The lifestyle shots on the website were great for inspiration. How pleased was I to receive a call from my Mum, overjoyed at her personalised wooden apple crate, which arrived on her birthday! She is a keen gardener and was delighted to receive such an original, stylish present. Thank you again."
"I bought this for my parents on their Ruby Wedding Anniversary. My parents were so thrilled, I could never have imagined they would be so amazed! They agonised about where to put it and told all of their friends. They never knew such a thing existed."
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