Fruit tree catalogue


Gardening skill

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Suitable for beginners1
Average
Some needed1

Fruit tree categories

Cherry trees1
Plum trees1

Stock availabilitytop


Tree form


1-year93
2-year15
2-year bush-trained60
Patio-trained4
Half standard34
Standard 1.75m21
Cordon14
Fan-trained2
Spindle-bush12

Supplied as


Bare-root
Pot-grown2

Height after 10 years


Small (dwarf)
Medium (semi-dwarf)
Large (semi-vigorous)2
Full-size (standard)

Rootstock


Colt1
St.Julien1

Usingtop


Picking season

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Very early
Early
Mid1
Late1
Very late

Keeping

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

Uses


Good for eating fresh2
Good for cooking
Good for juice
Good for cider

Cooking result


Puree
Textured puree
Keeps shape

Growingtop


Planting position


Full sun essential
Full sun preferred2
Tolerates partial shade
Tolerates north-facing shade

Flowering group

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1
2
31
41
5
6

Self-fertility

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Self-fertile1
Partially self-fertile
Not self-fertile1

Ploidy

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Diploid2

Pollinating others

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Good1
Average1
Poor

Vigour

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Weak growing
Slightly small
Average growth1
Slightly large
Large1
Very large

Precocity

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Precocious1
Slow to start bearing

Cropping


Heavy1
Good1
Light

Fruit bearing

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

Fruit persistence

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Normal ripening2
Fruit drops when ripe
Ripens over a period
Persistent

Bearing regularity

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Regular2
Biennial tendency

Climatetop


Blossom frost-resistance

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Good resistance1
Some resistance
Susceptible

Can be grown in


Temperate climates1
Mild / damp climates
Warm climates

Disease resistancetop


General resistance

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Good
Average
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 resistance
Neutral
Some susceptibility
Very susceptible

Mildew

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Very resistant
Some resistance
Neutral
Some susceptibility
Very susceptible

Silverleaf

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Very resistant
Some resistance
Neutral
Some susceptibility
Very susceptible

Fruit identificationtop


Country of origin


Canada1
France 1

Period of origin


1500 - 1549
1550 - 15991
1600 - 1649
1650 - 1699
1700 - 1749
1750 - 1799
1800 - 1849
1850 - 1899
1900 - 1949
1950 - 19991
2000

Fruit colour


Green1
Red - dark1

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