Fruit tree catalogue


Gardening skill

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Suitable for beginners17
Average13
Some needed4

Fruit tree categories

Apple trees20
Cherry trees2
Damson trees1
Mulberry trees1
Pear trees4
Plum trees6

Stock availabilitytop


Tree form


1-year19
2-year2
2-year bush-trained12
Patio-trained1
Half standard6
Standard 1.75m6
Cordon4
Fan-trained1
Spindle-bush3

Supplied as


Bare-root23
Pot-grown8

Height after 10 years


Small (dwarf)7
Medium (semi-dwarf)11
Large (semi-vigorous)19
Full-size (standard)6

Rootstock


M1163
M255
M266
M97
MM10610
MM1112
Pyrus c.1
Quince A4
Quince Eline3
St.Julien4
VVA-12
Wavit1

Usingtop


Picking season

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Very early
Early9
Mid7
Late16
Very late1

Keeping

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Does not keep
1-3 days7
1 week14
2-3 weeks2
1-2 months3
3 months or more8

Uses


Good for eating fresh28
Good for cooking13
Good for juice13
Good for cider1

Cooking result


Puree2
Textured puree1
Keeps shape2

Growingtop


Planting position


Full sun essential
Full sun preferred25
Tolerates partial shade7
Tolerates north-facing shade2

Flowering group

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1
25
318
49
5
61

Self-fertility

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Self-fertile9
Partially self-fertile11
Not self-fertile14

Ploidy

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Diploid32
Other1

Pollinating others

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Good6
Average22
Poor5

Vigour

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Weak growing2
Slightly small
Average growth20
Slightly large2
Large9
Very large

Precocity

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Precocious6
Slow to start bearing2

Cropping


Heavy16
Good16
Light2

Fruit bearing

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Spur-bearer17
Free-spurring
Partial tip-bearer7
Tip-bearer

Fruit persistence

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Normal ripening26
Fruit drops when ripe3
Ripens over a period3
Persistent

Bearing regularity

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Regular30
Biennial tendency3

Climatetop


Blossom frost-resistance

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Good resistance34
Some resistance13
Susceptible16

Can be grown in


Temperate climates34
Mild / damp climates12
Warm climates12

Disease resistancetop


General resistance

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Good19
Average8
Poor5

Suitable for organic

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Organic / no-spray culture13

Canker

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Very resistant
Some resistance8
Neutral
Some susceptibility5
Very susceptible1

Scab

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Very resistant4
Some resistance6
Neutral
Some susceptibility6
Very susceptible1

Mildew

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Very resistant2
Some resistance4
Neutral
Some susceptibility6
Very susceptible

Silverleaf

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Very resistant
Some resistance1
Neutral
Some susceptibility1
Very susceptible1

Fruit identificationtop


Country of origin


Australia1
Belgium 1
Canada2
France 5
New Zealand1
Sweden 1
United Kingdom19
United States4

Period of origin


1500 - 1549
1550 - 15991
1600 - 16491
1650 - 1699
1700 - 1749
1750 - 17993
1800 - 18495
1850 - 18998
1900 - 19498
1950 - 19996
20001

Fruit colour


Black1
Blue - dark2
Crimson1
Green3
Green - light3
Green / Yellow1
Orange / Red1
Orange flush7
Purple1
Red10
Red / Green1
Russet2
Yellow1

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  • Apple trees
    Adams' Pearmain Apple trees

    Adams' Pearmain

    Adams' Pearmain is a popular Victorian-era English apple with a distinctive 'pearmain' shape.  compare
    From £18.95 to £31.95
    Flowering: 3
    Pick: Late-season
    Uses: Eating 
  • Apple trees
    Annie Elizabeth Apple trees

    Annie Elizabeth

    A traditional English cooking apple, with a sweet flavour, which keeps its shape when cooked.  compare
    From £19.50 to £28.45
    Flowering: 4partly self-fertile
    Pick: Late-season
    Uses: Cooking 
  • 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 
  • Pear trees
    Beurre Hardy Pear trees

    Beurre Hardy

    A classic French pear with a very good flavour, but grows best in a warm sheltered situation.  compare
    From £19.50 to £37.95
    Flowering: 4
    Pick: Late-season
    Uses: Eating 
  • Damson trees
    Blue Violet Damson trees

    Blue Violet

    A traditional Westmorland damson variety - unusually sweet and early-ripening for a damson.  compare
    From £19.95
    Flowering: 3self-fertile
    Pick: Early-season
    Uses: Cooking 
  • Apple trees
    Court Pendu Plat Apple trees

    Court Pendu Plat

    Court Pendu Plant is a traditional French apple with an aromatic pear-drop flavour.  compare
    From £19.95
    Flowering: 6
    Pick: Late-season
    Uses: Eating | Juice 
  • Plum trees
    Czar Plum trees

    Czar  Best seller

    Czar is a traditional culinary plum, one of the easiest plums trees, will even fruit on north-facing walls.  compare
    From £19.95 to £55.95
    Flowering: 3self-fertile
    Pick: Early-season
    Uses: Eating | Cooking 
  • Apple trees
    D'Arcy Spice Apple trees

    D'Arcy Spice

    An old English apple variety, yet with a unique flavour and many unusual qualities.  compare
    From £19.50
    Flowering: 4partly self-fertile
    Pick: Very late-season
    Uses: Eating | Cooking | Juice 
  • Apple trees
    Discovery Apple trees

    Discovery  Best seller

    Discovery is the definitive early-season English apple variety, makes a good fruit tree for the garden.  compare
    From £18.95 to £55.95
    Flowering: 3
    Pick: Early-season
    Uses: Eating | Juice 
  • Pear trees
    Doyenne du Comice Pear trees

    Doyenne du Comice  Best seller

    Doyenne du Comice is arguably the best flavoured of all pears.  compare
    From £19.50 to £37.95
    Flowering: 4
    Pick: Late-season
    Uses: Eating 
  • Apple trees
    Ellison's Orange Apple trees

    Ellison's Orange

    Ellison's Orange is a well respected Cox-style apple which can achieve very good flavour.  compare
    From £18.95 to £55.95
    Flowering: 4partly self-fertile
    Pick: Mid-season
    Uses: Eating 
  • Apple trees
    Fiesta Apple trees

    Fiesta®  Best seller

    Fiesta (or Red Pippin) is one of the best Cox-style apples, easy to grow, with a good aromatic flavour.  compare
    From £18.95 to £55.95
    Flowering: 3partly self-fertile
    Pick: Late-season
    Uses: Eating | Juice 
  • Apple trees
    Gala Apple trees

    Gala

    Gala is popular supermarket apple - but better when home-grown, with a sweet pleasant flavour.  compare
    From £18.95 to £31.50
    Flowering: 4partly self-fertile
    Pick: Mid-season
    Uses: Eating | Juice 
  • Apple trees
    Golden Delicious Apple trees

    Golden Delicious

    The flavour of home-grown Golden Delicious is far better than its supermarket reputation.  compare
    From £18.95 to £55.95
    Flowering: 4partly self-fertile
    Pick: Late-season
    Uses: Eating | Cooking 
  • Apple trees
    Greensleeves Apple trees

    Greensleeves

    Greensleeves is a reliable and popular mid-season green/yellow apple, easy to grow and productive.  compare
    From £18.95 to £31.50
    Flowering: 2partly self-fertile
    Pick: Mid-season
    Uses: Eating | Juice 
  • Apple trees
    Idared Apple trees

    Idared

    Idared is a popular American late-season apple variety, notable for its excellent keeping qualities.  compare
    From £19.50
    Flowering: 2
    Pick: Late-season
    Uses: Eating | Cooking | Juice 
  • Mulberry trees

    Illinois Everbearing

    An American hybrid mulberry, producing long black fruits from an early age.  compare
    From £41.95
    self-fertile
    Pick: -season
    Uses: Eating | Cooking 
  • Plum trees
    Jefferson Plum trees

    Jefferson

    Jefferson is a large yellow gage / plum, easy to grow, crops well, very juicy and great flavour.  compare
    From £19.95
    Flowering: 2
    Pick: Late-season
    Uses: Eating 
  • Apple trees
    Katy Apple trees

    Katy  Best seller

    Katy is an attractive and versatile early apple variety from Sweden, very easy to grow.  compare
    From £18.95 to £55.95
    Flowering: 3
    Pick: Early-season
    Uses: Eating | Cooking | Juice | Cider
  • Cherry trees
    Lapins Cherry trees

    Lapins  Best seller

    Perhaps the best all-round sweet cherry for the UK. Easy to grow, with heavy crops of good-flavoured cherries.  compare
    From £19.45 to £30.95
    Flowering: 2self-fertile
    Pick: Mid-season
    Uses: Eating 
  • Apple trees
    Lord Derby Apple trees

    Lord Derby

    Lord Derby is a high-quality mid/late-season traditional English cooking apple, cooks to a chunky puree.  compare
    From £18.95 to £31.95
    Flowering: 4
    Pick: Late-season
    Uses: Cooking | Juice 
  • Apple trees
    Newton Wonder Apple trees

    Newton Wonder

    A traditional English cooking apple, a good alternative to Bramley.  compare
    From £18.95 to £31.95
    Flowering: 4partly self-fertile
    Pick: Late-season
    Uses: Cooking 
  • Plum trees
    Old Green Gage Plum trees

    Old Green Gage  Best seller

    The definitive gage - Old Green Gage is arguably the best-flavoured of any plum variety.  compare
    From £19.95 to £55.95
    Flowering: 3
    Pick: Late-season
    Uses: Eating 
  • Apple trees
    Red Falstaff Apple trees

    Red Falstaff®  Best seller

    Red Falstaff is one of the best garden apple trees, heavy crops, easy to grow, and very juicy.  compare
    From £18.95 to £55.95
    Flowering: 3self-fertile
    Pick: Late-season
    Uses: Eating | Juice 
  • Plum trees
    Reine Claude Doree Plum trees

    Reine Claude Doree

    A high-quality yellow-green gage, and usually more productive than other green gages.  compare
    From £33.95
    Flowering: 3
    Pick: Late-season
    Uses: Eating | Cooking 
  • Apple trees
    Rosette Apple trees

    Rosette®  Best seller

    Probably the best-flavoured of the pink-fleshed apple varieties, and produces lovely pink juice.  compare
    From £18.95 to £37.95
    Flowering: 2
    Pick: Early-season
    Uses: Eating | Juice 
  • Apple trees
    Scrumptious Apple trees

    Scrumptious®  Best seller

    Scumptious is a modern award-winning early-season English dessert apple.  compare
    From £18.95 to £55.95
    Flowering: 3self-fertile
    Pick: Early-season
    Uses: Eating 
  • Pear trees
    Sensation Pear trees

    Sensation

    A red-coloured sport of the popular Williams pear, with a similar good flavour.  compare
    From £19.50
    Flowering: 3
    Pick: Early-season
    Uses: Eating 
  • Apple trees
    Spartan Apple trees

    Spartan

    Spartan produces lots of crimson maroon apples, crunchy, sweet, easy to grow, delicate "vinous" flavour.  compare
    From £18.95 to £55.95
    Flowering: 3partly self-fertile
    Pick: Late-season
    Uses: Eating | Juice 
  • Cherry trees
    Summer Sun Cherry trees

    Summer Sun  Best seller

    Summer Sun is productive mid-season cherry, and should ripen even if the summer weather is less than perfect.  compare
    From £19.45 to £56.95
    Flowering: 3
    Pick: Mid-season
    Uses: Eating 
  • Apple trees
    Sunset Apple trees

    Sunset  Best seller

    Sunset is a popular garden alternative to Cox, easier to grow, with a sweet aromatic flavour.  compare
    From £18.95 to £55.95
    Flowering: 3self-fertile
    Pick: Late-season
    Uses: Eating | Juice 
  • Plum trees
    Victoria Plum trees

    Victoria  Best seller

    Victoria is the definitive English plum, attractive fruit, good for eating, and outstanding flavour for cooking.  compare
    From £19.95 to £55.95
    Flowering: 3self-fertile
    Pick: Mid-season
    Uses: Cooking 
  • Pear trees
    Williams Pear trees

    Williams  Best seller

    Williams is a classic English pear, also known as Bartlett, with good flavour and quite easy to grow.  compare
    From £19.50 to £37.95
    Flowering: 3partly self-fertile
    Pick: Early-season
    Uses: Eating 
  • Apple trees
    Worcester Pearmain Apple trees

    Worcester Pearmain

    Worcester Pearmain is a well-known early-season English apple, noted for its strawberry-like flavours.  compare
    From £18.95 to £37.95
    Flowering: 3partly self-fertile
    Pick: Early-season
    Uses: Eating