Fruit tree catalogue


Gardening skill

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Suitable for beginners12
Average4
Some needed2

Fruit tree categories

Apple trees9
Cherry trees3
Crab apple trees2
Plum trees4

Stock availabilitytop


Tree form


1-year133
2-year42
2-year bush-trained115
Patio-trained21
Half standard64
Standard 1.75m29
Cordon9
Fan-trained18
Espalier-trained9
Spindle-bush13

Supplied as


Bare-root
Pot-grown18

Height after 10 years


Small (dwarf)
Medium (semi-dwarf)
Large (semi-vigorous)18
Full-size (standard)

Rootstock


Colt3
MM10610
Semi-vigorous1
St.Julien4

Usingtop


Picking season

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Very early
Early2
Mid5
Late11
Very late

Keeping

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Does not keep1
1-3 days4
1 week5
2-3 weeks1
1-2 months5
3 months or more

Uses


Good for eating fresh14
Good for cooking5
Good for juice4
Good for cider

Cooking result


Puree1
Textured puree
Keeps shape

Growingtop


Planting position


Full sun essential
Full sun preferred16
Tolerates partial shade1
Tolerates north-facing shade1

Flowering group

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1
24
310
44
5
6

Self-fertility

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Self-fertile11
Partially self-fertile4
Not self-fertile3

Ploidy

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Diploid18

Pollinating others

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Good7
Average11
Poor

Vigour

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Weak growing2
Slightly small
Average growth9
Slightly large3
Large2
Very large

Precocity

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Precocious3
Slow to start bearing

Cropping


Heavy9
Good6
Light1

Fruit bearing

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Spur-bearer8
Free-spurring
Partial tip-bearer1
Tip-bearer

Fruit persistence

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Normal ripening14
Fruit drops when ripe
Ripens over a period2
Persistent2

Bearing regularity

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Regular17
Biennial tendency1

Climatetop


Blossom frost-resistance

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Good resistance6
Some resistance
Susceptible2

Can be grown in


Temperate climates16
Mild / damp climates4
Warm climates1

Disease resistancetop


General resistance

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Good7
Average6
Poor3

Suitable for organic

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Organic / no-spray culture8

Canker

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Very resistant2
Some resistance3
Neutral
Some susceptibility1
Very susceptible2

Scab

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Very resistant2
Some resistance1
Neutral
Some susceptibility3
Very susceptible1

Mildew

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Very resistant
Some resistance2
Neutral
Some susceptibility1
Very susceptible

Silverleaf

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Very resistant1
Some resistance
Neutral
Some susceptibility
Very susceptible1

Fruit identificationtop


Country of origin


Canada2
France 1
Sweden 1
United Kingdom12

Period of origin


1500 - 1549
1550 - 15991
1600 - 16491
1650 - 1699
1700 - 1749
1750 - 1799
1800 - 18492
1850 - 18993
1900 - 19495
1950 - 19993
20001

Fruit colour


Crimson1
Green1
Orange / Red2
Orange flush3
Purple1
Red5
Red - dark2
Russet2
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
    Egremont Russet Apple trees

    Egremont Russet  Best seller

    Egremont Russet is the most popular English russet variety, and a good apple tree for the garden.  compare
    From £18.95 to £55.95
    Flowering: 2partly self-fertile
    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
    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 
  • Plum trees
    Marjorie's Seedling Plum trees

    Marjorie's Seedling  Best seller

    Marjorie's Seedling is an easy to grow, late-season, heavy cropping purple/black plum.  compare
    From £19.95 to £55.95
    Flowering: 3self-fertile
    Pick: Late-season
    Uses: Eating | 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 
  • 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 
  • Apple trees
    Red Windsor Apple trees

    Red Windsor®  Best seller

    Red Windsor is one of the easiest to grow of all dessert apple trees, and with a pleasant apple flavour.  compare
    From £18.95 to £55.95
    Flowering: 2self-fertile
    Pick: Mid-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
    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