Fruit tree catalogue


Gardening skill

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Suitable for beginners1
Average4
Some needed1

Fruit tree categories

Medlar trees1
Pear trees3
Plum trees2

Stock availabilitytop


Tree form


1-year3

Supplied as


Bare-root3
Pot-grown

Height after 10 years


Small (dwarf)
Medium (semi-dwarf)1
Large (semi-vigorous)3
Full-size (standard)

Rootstock


Quince A2
Quince Eline1
St.Julien1

Usingtop


Picking season

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Very early
Early
Mid1
Late4
Very late1

Keeping

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Does not keep
1-3 days2
1 week
2-3 weeks1
1-2 months2
3 months or more

Uses


Good for eating fresh4
Good for cooking2
Good for juice
Good for cider

Cooking result


Puree
Textured puree
Keeps shape

Growingtop


Planting position


Full sun essential
Full sun preferred5
Tolerates partial shade
Tolerates north-facing shade1

Flowering group

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1
21
32
42
5
6

Self-fertility

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Self-fertile3
Partially self-fertile
Not self-fertile3

Ploidy

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Diploid6

Pollinating others

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Good1
Average5
Poor

Vigour

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Weak growing3
Slightly small
Average growth
Slightly large1
Large1
Very large

Precocity

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Precocious
Slow to start bearing

Cropping


Heavy4
Good1
Light1

Fruit bearing

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Spur-bearer
Free-spurring
Partial tip-bearer1
Tip-bearer

Fruit persistence

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Normal ripening5
Fruit drops when ripe
Ripens over a period1
Persistent

Bearing regularity

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Regular6
Biennial tendency

Climatetop


Blossom frost-resistance

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Good resistance1
Some resistance
Susceptible

Can be grown in


Temperate climates6
Mild / damp climates1
Warm climates4

Disease resistancetop


General resistance

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Good1
Average2
Poor1

Suitable for organic

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Organic / no-spray culture

Canker

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Very resistant
Some resistance
Neutral
Some susceptibility
Very susceptible

Scab

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Very resistant
Some resistance2
Neutral
Some susceptibility
Very susceptible

Mildew

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Very resistant
Some resistance
Neutral
Some susceptibility1
Very susceptible

Silverleaf

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Very resistant
Some resistance
Neutral
Some susceptibility
Very susceptible

Fruit identificationtop


Country of origin


Australia3
Belgium 6
Canada14
China1
Czech Republic2
France 22
Germany 6
Ireland1
Netherlands 1
New Zealand6
Norway1
Russia1
Serbia2
Sweden 5
Switzerland2
Ukraine5
United Kingdom130
United States25

Period of origin


1500 - 1549
1550 - 1599
1600 - 1649
1650 - 1699
1700 - 1749
1750 - 17991
1800 - 18493
1850 - 18991
1900 - 1949
1950 - 1999
2000

Fruit colour


Green1
Green / Yellow3
Purple1

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  • Plum trees
    Belle de Louvain Plum trees

    Belle de Louvain

    Belle de Louvain is a large purple culinary plum, useful because it can be grown on north-facing walls.  compare
    From £19.95
    Flowering: 3self-fertile
    Pick: Mid-season
    Uses: Cooking 
  • Medlar trees

    Flanders Giant

    One of the largest-fruited medlars, with attractive blossom and autumnal colours.  compare
    From £34.45
    self-fertile
    Pick: Late-season
    Uses: Cooking 
  • Pear trees
    Glou Morceau Pear trees

    Glou Morceau

    A traditional 18th century Belgian pear with a notably rich sweet flavour.  compare
    From £19.50
    Flowering: 2
    Pick: Late-season
    Uses: Eating 
  • Pear trees
    Josephine de Malines Pear trees

    Josephine de Malines

    A classic 19th century winter pear with a high quality flavour.  compare
    From £30.95
    Flowering: 4
    Pick: Very late-season
    Uses: Eating 
  • Plum trees
    Reine Claude de Bavay Plum trees

    Reine Claude de Bavay

    The most widely-grown green gage, Reine Claude de Bavay has the distinctive gage-like flavour.  compare
    From £33.95
    Flowering: 3self-fertile
    Pick: Late-season
    Uses: Eating 
  • Pear trees
    Winter Nelis Pear trees

    Winter Nelis

    A late-season dessert pear from Belgium, with an excellent sweet flavour.  compare
    From £19.50 to £33.45
    Flowering: 4
    Pick: Late-season
    Uses: Eating