Customer Questions and Answers

Here are some of the more interesting questions we have been asked about growing fruit trees, along with our answers. Maybe the answer to some of your own questions will be found here.

1 year
What is the difference between a cordon and a 1-year tree?
bees
Can pears be pollinated in windy conditions?
blossom
Why does my apple tree have blossom in late summer?
blossom colour
What colour is cherry blossom?
Braeburn
Rootstocks for trained trees in the south of England
Bramley
Can we deliver English apple trees to France?
bud-burst
What is the best time of year to prune a cherry tree?
buds
Why isn't my new fruit tree showing any signs of life?
bush-trained
How should I prune a pear on Pyrodwarf rootstock?
cherry blossom
What colour is cherry blossom?
cherry rootstock
What is the best cherry rootstock for a small garden?
cherry tree
What is the best cherry rootstock for a small garden?
climate
Is Cox's Orange Pippin suitable for growing in south-west France?
Conference pear
Rootstocks for trained trees in the south of England
container size
Fans and Espaliers growing in pots
container-grown
Can container-grown trees be planted at any time of year?
cordon
What is the difference between a cordon and a 1-year tree?
cordons
Which way should I plant oblique cordons?
Cox's Orange Pippin
Questions about Cox's Orange Pippin
Apple tree for northern Italy
cross-pollinate
cross-pollination
Flowering period vs Flowering group
culinary plum
What is the difference between dessert and culinary plums?
deliver trees to the USA
Can you ship trees to the USA from the UK?
derogation
Are the trees you sell organic?
dessert plum
What is the difference between dessert and culinary plums?
dual-purpose plums
What is the difference between dessert and culinary plums?
dwarf
Should I remove small apples forming on my new apple tree?
Dymock
Do you sell the Dymock Red cider apple tree?
espalier
What rootstock to use for a fan-trained apple?
Rootstocks for trained trees in the south of England
espalier pear tree
Do you have espalier-trained Concorde pear trees?
espaliers
Fans and Espaliers growing in pots
Can you suggest 6 apple trees to grow as an espalier on limited budget?
family apple tree
Could you propagate a customised family apple tree?
family fruit trees
Can you have apples and pears on a family fruit tree?
Could you propagate a customised family apple tree?
fan
What rootstock to use for a fan-trained apple?
Can pears be pollinated in windy conditions?
fan-training
Rootstocks for trained trees in the south of England
fans
Fans and Espaliers growing in pots
Can you suggest 6 apple trees to grow as an espalier on limited budget?
flowering group
Flowering period vs Flowering group
flowering groups
flowering period
Flowering period vs Flowering group
France
Can we deliver English apple trees to France?
fruit trees for a school
What apple trees do you recommend for a school?
fruitlets
Should I remove small apples forming on my new apple tree?
gift certificates
Do you accept National Garden vouchers?
Gisela 5
What is the best cherry rootstock for a small garden?
indoors
Should I keep my new patio fruit trees indoors over winter?
Italy
Apple tree for northern Italy
juicing
What apple trees do you recommend for a school?
June drop
Should I remove small apples forming on my new apple tree?
limited budget
Can you suggest 6 apple trees to grow as an espalier on limited budget?
Limousin
Can we deliver English apple trees to France?
M25
M26 rootstock
Rootstocks for trained trees in the south of England
M27
Fans and Espaliers growing in pots
Could you propagate a customised family apple tree?
M9
What is the difference between a cordon and a 1-year tree?
Should I remove small apples forming on my new apple tree?
Mediterranean
Is Cox's Orange Pippin suitable for growing in south-west France?
Milan
Apple tree for northern Italy
MM106
Apple tree for northern Italy
What rootstock to use for a fan-trained apple?
Is Cox's Orange Pippin suitable for growing in south-west France?
MM111
Apple tree for northern Italy
National Garden vouchers
Do you accept National Garden vouchers?
new fruit tree
Why isn't my new fruit tree showing any signs of life?
Northern Ireland
What fruit varieties are suitable for Northern Ireland?
Oblique cordons
Which way should I plant oblique cordons?
online pollination check
organic nursery
Are the trees you sell organic?
organic trees
Are the trees you sell organic?
pears
Can pears be pollinated in windy conditions?
Pollination
Are pollination groups the same in France as the UK?
Can pears be pollinated in windy conditions?
pollinator
precocious
Should I remove small apples forming on my new apple tree?
propagate
Have you heard of an apple variety called Filippa?
prune cherry trees
What is the best time of year to prune a cherry tree?
pruning
What is the best time of year to prune a cherry tree?
Pyrodwarf
How should I prune a pear on Pyrodwarf rootstock?
Queen Cox
Questions about Cox's Orange Pippin
Quince A
How should I prune a pear on Pyrodwarf rootstock?
Quince C
Rootstocks for trained trees in the south of England
re-plant disease
Fruit trees for Aviemore, Scotland
red-fleshed apple varieties
Where can I buy a Hidden Rose apple tree?
rootstock
How should I prune a pear on Pyrodwarf rootstock?
Should I remove small apples forming on my new apple tree?
rootstocks
Fans and Espaliers growing in pots
Rubinette
Apple tree for northern Italy
Scotland
Fruit trees for Aviemore, Scotland
self-fertile
Can pears be pollinated in windy conditions?
self-fertile plum tree
What apple trees do you recommend for a school?
south-west France
Is Cox's Orange Pippin suitable for growing in south-west France?
Are pollination groups the same in France as the UK?
sport
Your site often mentions "sports" - what exactly are they?
spring
Why isn't my new fruit tree showing any signs of life?
St. Julien
Fruit trees for Aviemore, Scotland
time of year
Can container-grown trees be planted at any time of year?
trellis
Fruit trees for Aviemore, Scotland
Can pears be pollinated in windy conditions?
wall
What rootstock to use for a fan-trained apple?
windbreak
Fruit trees for Aviemore, Scotland