Fruit tree catalogue


Gardening skill

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Suitable for beginners9
Average8
Some needed2

Fruit tree categories

Apple trees12
Cherry trees5
Peach trees2

Stock availabilitytop


Tree form


1-year150
2-year34
2-year bush-trained110
Patio-trained36
Half standard70
Standard 1.75m35
Cordon25
Fan-trained19
Step-over11
Spindle-bush10

Supplied as


Bare-root
Pot-grown19

Height after 10 years


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

Rootstock


Colt5
MM10612
St.Julien2

Usingtop


Picking season

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Very early
Early2
Mid6
Late10
Very late1

Keeping

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Does not keep1
1-3 days6
1 week3
2-3 weeks1
1-2 months5
3 months or more3

Uses


Good for eating fresh18
Good for cooking2
Good for juice5
Good for cider1

Cooking result


Puree
Textured puree
Keeps shape1

Growingtop


Planting position


Full sun essential3
Full sun preferred14
Tolerates partial shade1
Tolerates north-facing shade1

Flowering group

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1
22
37
48
5
6

Self-fertility

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Self-fertile7
Partially self-fertile5
Not self-fertile7

Ploidy

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Diploid18
Triploid1

Pollinating others

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Good5
Average13
Poor1

Vigour

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Weak growing1
Slightly small
Average growth13
Slightly large1
Large2
Very large

Precocity

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Precocious4
Slow to start bearing

Cropping


Heavy8
Good9
Light2

Fruit bearing

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Spur-bearer10
Free-spurring
Partial tip-bearer2
Tip-bearer

Fruit persistence

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Normal ripening18
Fruit drops when ripe
Ripens over a period1
Persistent

Bearing regularity

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Regular18
Biennial tendency1

Climatetop


Blossom frost-resistance

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Good resistance6
Some resistance
Susceptible

Can be grown in


Temperate climates17
Mild / damp climates3
Warm climates4

Disease resistancetop


General resistance

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Good6
Average7
Poor

Suitable for organic

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Organic / no-spray culture6

Canker

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Very resistant1
Some resistance5
Neutral
Some susceptibility2
Very susceptible

Scab

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Very resistant2
Some resistance4
Neutral
Some susceptibility4
Very susceptible

Mildew

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Very resistant
Some resistance3
Neutral
Some susceptibility2
Very susceptible

Silverleaf

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Very resistant
Some resistance
Neutral
Some susceptibility
Very susceptible

Fruit identificationtop


Country of origin


Canada3
China1
New Zealand2
United Kingdom12
United States1

Period of origin


1500 - 1549
1550 - 1599
1600 - 16491
1650 - 1699
1700 - 17491
1750 - 1799
1800 - 18491
1850 - 18994
1900 - 19496
1950 - 19994
20002

Fruit colour


Crimson1
Green / Yellow1
Orange / Red5
Orange flush3
Red3
Red - dark2
Russet3
Yellow / Red1

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  • Apple trees
    Ashmead's Kernel Apple trees

    Ashmead's Kernel

    A versatile English 17th century russet apple, Ashmead's Kernel is noted for its distinctive pear-like flavour.  compare
    From £18.95 to £55.95
    Flowering: 4(triploid)
    Pick: Late-season
    Uses: Eating | Juice | Cider
  • Apple trees
    Braeburn Apple trees

    Braeburn

    Braeburn is one of the best-flavoured supermarket apple varieties.  compare
    From £18.95 to £55.95
    Flowering: 4self-fertile
    Pick: Very late-season
    Uses: Eating 
  • Apple trees
    Christmas Pippin Apple trees

    Christmas Pippin®  Best seller

    Christmas Pippin is a new high-yielding Cox-style apple, discovered as a chance seedling tree.  compare
    From £18.95 to £55.95
    Flowering: 3
    Pick: Late-season
    Uses: Eating 
  • 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 
  • 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
    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
    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
    Kidd's Orange Red Apple trees

    Kidd's Orange Red  Best seller

    Kidd's Orange Red is one of the best Cox-style apples, aromatic, sweet, and easy to grow.  compare
    From £18.95 to £55.95
    Flowering: 3
    Pick: Late-season
    Uses: Eating | Juice 
  • 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 
  • 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 
  • Peach trees
    Peregrine Peach trees

    Peregrine  Best seller

    Peregrine is the best flavoured white-flesh peach for the UK climate.  compare
    From £25.95 to £57.95
    self-fertile
    Pick: Mid-season
    Uses: Eating 
  • Peach trees
    Saturn Peach trees

    Saturn  Best seller

    Saturn is a distinctive flat peach also known as a donut peach or Chinese peach.  compare
    From £26.45 to £57.95
    self-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 
  • 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 
  • Cherry trees
    Sunburst Cherry trees

    Sunburst

    Sunburst is a large red mid-season cherry with a good sweet mild flavour, and notably easy to pick.  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