Fruit tree catalogue


Gardening skill

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Suitable for beginners7
Average3
Some needed2

Fruit tree categories

Apple trees4
Cherry trees3
Crab apple trees2
Plum trees3

Stock availabilitytop


Tree form


1-year83
2-year35
2-year bush-trained76
Patio-trained2
Half standard41
Standard 1.75m24
Cordon4
Fan-trained12
Espalier-trained5
Spindle-bush12

Supplied as


Bare-root
Pot-grown12

Height after 10 years


Small (dwarf)
Medium (semi-dwarf)
Large (semi-vigorous)12
Full-size (standard)

Rootstock


Colt3
MM1065
Semi-vigorous1
St.Julien3

Usingtop


Picking season

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Very early
Early2
Mid3
Late7
Very late

Keeping

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Does not keep1
1-3 days4
1 week1
2-3 weeks1
1-2 months3
3 months or more

Uses


Good for eating fresh8
Good for cooking4
Good for juice2
Good for cider

Cooking result


Puree1
Textured puree
Keeps shape

Growingtop


Planting position


Full sun essential
Full sun preferred10
Tolerates partial shade1
Tolerates north-facing shade1

Flowering group

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1
22
37
43
5
6

Self-fertility

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Self-fertile8
Partially self-fertile1
Not self-fertile3

Ploidy

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Diploid12

Pollinating others

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Good6
Average6
Poor

Vigour

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Weak growing2
Slightly small
Average growth4
Slightly large3
Large1
Very large

Precocity

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Precocious2
Slow to start bearing

Cropping


Heavy5
Good4
Light1

Fruit bearing

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Spur-bearer4
Free-spurring
Partial tip-bearer
Tip-bearer

Fruit persistence

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Normal ripening8
Fruit drops when ripe
Ripens over a period2
Persistent2

Bearing regularity

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Regular11
Biennial tendency1

Climatetop


Blossom frost-resistance

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Good resistance3
Some resistance
Susceptible1

Can be grown in


Temperate climates10
Mild / damp climates2
Warm climates

Disease resistancetop


General resistance

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Good4
Average3
Poor3

Suitable for organic

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Organic / no-spray culture4

Canker

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Very resistant1
Some resistance3
Neutral
Some susceptibility
Very susceptible2

Scab

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Very resistant
Some resistance1
Neutral
Some susceptibility1
Very susceptible1

Mildew

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Very resistant
Some resistance1
Neutral
Some susceptibility1
Very susceptible

Silverleaf

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Very resistant
Some resistance
Neutral
Some susceptibility
Very susceptible1

Fruit identificationtop


Country of origin


Canada1
France 1
Sweden 1
United Kingdom7

Period of origin


1500 - 1549
1550 - 15991
1600 - 16491
1650 - 1699
1700 - 1749
1750 - 1799
1800 - 18492
1850 - 18991
1900 - 19493
1950 - 19991
20001

Fruit colour


Green1
Orange / Red2
Orange flush2
Red3
Red - dark2
Russet1
Yellow / Red1

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  • Apple trees
    Cox's Orange Pippin Apple trees

    Cox's Orange Pippin  Best seller

    Cox is widely acknowledged as having the best flavour of any apple variety.  compare
    From £18.95 to £55.95
    Flowering: 3self-fertile
    Pick: Mid-season
    Uses: Eating | Cooking | Juice 
  • Apple trees
    Herefordshire Russet Apple trees

    Herefordshire Russet

    Herefordshire Russet is a modern russet apple variety, with an excellent strong Cox-like flavour.  compare
    From £18.95 to £55.95
    Flowering: 3
    Pick: Late-season
    Uses: Eating 
  • Apple trees
    Laxton's Superb Apple trees

    Laxton's Superb

    Laxton's Superb is a deservedly popular English late-season dessert apple from the Victorian era.  compare
    From £18.95 to £55.95
    Flowering: 4partly self-fertile
    Pick: Late-season
    Uses: Eating 
  • Crab apple trees
    Malus Evereste Crab apple trees

    Malus Evereste  Best seller

    Evereste is one of the most well-known crab-apples, featuring white blossom and red-yellow fruits.  compare
    From £19.95 to £56.95
    Flowering: 3self-fertile
    Pick: Late-season
    Uses:
  • Crab apple trees
    Malus Red Sentinel Crab apple trees

    Malus Red Sentinel  Best seller

    Malus Red Sentinel has white blossom and small scarlet persistent fruits.  compare
    From £19.95 to £56.95
    Flowering: 2self-fertile
    Pick: Late-season
    Uses: Cooking 
  • Cherry trees
    Merton Glory Cherry trees

    Merton Glory

    A well-known mid-season English white cherry.  compare
    From £19.45 to £56.95
    Flowering: 2
    Pick: Early-season
    Uses: Eating 
  • Cherry trees
    Morello Cherry trees

    Morello  Best seller

    Morello is a traditional late-season acid or sour-cherry, ideal for cooking with, and can be grown in north-facing situations.  compare
    From £19.45 to £56.95
    Flowering: 4self-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 
  • Plum trees
    Opal Plum trees

    Opal  Best seller

    Opal is an early plum variety with a good flavour, self-fertile and very easy to grow.  compare
    From £19.95 to £55.95
    Flowering: 3self-fertile
    Pick: Early-season
    Uses: Eating 
  • Cherry trees
    Stella Cherry trees

    Stella  Best seller

    If you only want to grow one cherry tree, choose Stella - self-fertile, easy to grow, and a good pollinator.  compare
    From £19.45 to £56.95
    Flowering: 4self-fertile
    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