Fruit tree catalogue


Gardening skill

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Suitable for beginners29
Average10
Some needed7

Fruit tree categories

Apple trees24
Apricot trees3
Cherry trees6
Damson trees2
Peach trees3
Plum trees8

Stock availabilitytop


Tree form


1-year205
2-year59
2-year bush-trained135
Patio-trained51
Half standard96
Standard 1.75m37
Cordon25
Fan-trained46
Espalier-trained23
Step-over12
Spindle-bush16

Supplied as


Bare-root
Pot-grown46

Height after 10 years


Small (dwarf)
Medium (semi-dwarf)3
Large (semi-vigorous)46
Full-size (standard)

Rootstock


Colt6
MM10624
St.Julien16
Torinel3

Usingtop


Picking season

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Very early
Early8
Mid18
Late19
Very late1

Keeping

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Does not keep1
1-3 days13
1 week15
2-3 weeks4
1-2 months8
3 months or more5

Uses


Good for eating fresh40
Good for cooking19
Good for juice14
Good for cider4

Cooking result


Puree2
Textured puree
Keeps shape4

Growingtop


Planting position


Full sun essential7
Full sun preferred28
Tolerates partial shade8
Tolerates north-facing shade3

Flowering group

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1
26
327
410
5
6

Self-fertility

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Self-fertile25
Partially self-fertile8
Not self-fertile13

Ploidy

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Diploid44
Triploid2

Pollinating others

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Good12
Average32
Poor2

Vigour

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Weak growing4
Slightly small1
Average growth24
Slightly large5
Large9
Very large

Precocity

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Precocious9
Slow to start bearing

Cropping


Heavy26
Good14
Light5

Fruit bearing

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Spur-bearer20
Free-spurring
Partial tip-bearer4
Tip-bearer

Fruit persistence

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Normal ripening39
Fruit drops when ripe2
Ripens over a period4
Persistent

Bearing regularity

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Regular45
Biennial tendency1

Climatetop


Blossom frost-resistance

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Good resistance13
Some resistance2
Susceptible4

Can be grown in


Temperate climates44
Mild / damp climates11
Warm climates7

Disease resistancetop


General resistance

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Good20
Average12
Poor3

Suitable for organic

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Organic / no-spray culture17

Canker

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Very resistant2
Some resistance8
Neutral
Some susceptibility3
Very susceptible2

Scab

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Very resistant5
Some resistance6
Neutral
Some susceptibility7
Very susceptible1

Mildew

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Very resistant
Some resistance5
Neutral
Some susceptibility4
Very susceptible

Silverleaf

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Very resistant3
Some resistance
Neutral
Some susceptibility1
Very susceptible1

Fruit identificationtop


Country of origin


Canada4
China1
France 2
Germany 1
New Zealand2
Sweden 2
United Kingdom30
United States4

Period of origin


1500 - 1549
1550 - 15991
1600 - 16491
1650 - 1699
1700 - 17491
1750 - 1799
1800 - 18495
1850 - 18998
1900 - 194911
1950 - 199915
20004

Fruit colour


Blue - dark3
Crimson1
Green3
Green - light1
Green / Yellow2
Orange2
Orange / Red7
Orange flush6
Purple2
Red12
Red - dark2
Russet3
Yellow1
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
    Bountiful Apple trees

    Bountiful

    Bountiful is an easy-to-grow cooking apple, it retains its shape when cooked, fairly sweet for a cooker.  compare
    From £18.95 to £55.95
    Flowering: 2
    Pick: Mid-season
    Uses: Cooking 
  • 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
    Bramley 20 Apple trees

    Bramley 20  Best seller

    Bramley 20 is a naturally smaller version of Bramley's Seedling (the apples are the same size though).  compare
    From £18.95 to £55.95
    Flowering: 3(triploid)
    Pick: Late-season
    Uses: Cooking | Juice | Cider
  • Plum trees
    Cambridge Gage Plum trees

    Cambridge Gage

    Cambridge Gage is a reliable green gage, similar to Old Green Gage, with an excellent flavour.  compare
    From £19.95 to £55.95
    Flowering: 3partly self-fertile
    Pick: Late-season
    Uses: Eating | Cooking 
  • 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
    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 
  • 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
    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
    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 
  • Apricot trees

    Goldcot  Best seller

    One of the most reliable apricots, with good winter hardiness.  compare
    From £25.95 to £57.95
    Flowering: 2self-fertile
    Pick: Mid-season
    Uses: Eating | Cooking 
  • 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 
  • Apricot trees

    Golden Glow

    A modern English apricot, found growing as a chance seedling near Worcester.  compare
    From £25.95 to £57.95
    Flowering: 3self-fertile
    Pick: Early-season
    Uses: Eating | Cooking 
  • Plum trees
    Guinevere Plum trees

    Guinevere

    Guinevere is a modern late-season dessert plum, with a good flavour.  compare
    From £19.95 to £55.95
    Flowering: 3self-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
    James Grieve Apple trees

    James Grieve  Best seller

    James Grieve is the classic Scottish cooking apple. It can also be eaten fresh, and is excellent for juice.  compare
    From £18.95 to £55.95
    Flowering: 3partly self-fertile
    Pick: Mid-season
    Uses: Eating | Cooking | Juice | Cider
  • 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
  • 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 
  • Apple trees
    Limelight Apple trees

    Limelight

    Limelight is an attractive green mid-season dessert apple, ideal for gardens.  compare
    From £18.95 to £55.95
    Flowering: 3
    Pick: Mid-season
    Uses: Eating | Juice 
  • 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 
  • Damson trees
    Merryweather Damson trees

    Merryweather  Best seller

    Merryweather is a very popular damson, with unusually large fruit, one of the hardiest of fruit trees.  compare
    From £19.95 to £55.95
    Flowering: 3self-fertile
    Pick: Mid-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 
  • Plum trees
    Oullins Golden Gage Plum trees

    Oullins Golden Gage  Best seller

    The flavour of a true gage yet also easy to grow, Oullins Golden Gage is a good first gage tree.  compare
    From £19.95 to £55.95
    Flowering: 4self-fertile
    Pick: Mid-season
    Uses: Eating | 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 
  • Apple trees
    Red Devil Apple trees

    Red Devil  Best seller

    Red Devil is a good apple variety for the UK garden, and produces a sweet red-tinted juice.  compare
    From £18.95 to £55.95
    Flowering: 3self-fertile
    Pick: Mid-season
    Uses: Eating | Juice 
  • 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 
  • Peach trees
    Rochester Peach trees

    Rochester

    An excellent yellow-fleshed peach, well-suited to 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
    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 
  • Damson trees
    Shropshire Prune Damson trees

    Shropshire Prune  Best seller

    The definitive English damson, Shropshire Prune has the rich astringent flavour typical of damsons.  compare
    From £19.95 to £55.95
    Flowering: 3self-fertile
    Pick: Mid-season
    Uses: Cooking 
  • 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 
  • Cherry trees
    Sweetheart Cherry trees

    Sweetheart®  Best seller

    Sweetheart is one of the best-flavoured late-season cherries for the UK climate.  compare
    From £19.45 to £56.95
    Flowering: 3self-fertile
    Pick: Late-season
    Uses: Eating 
  • Apple trees
    Tickled Pink Apple trees

    Tickled Pink®

    A new red-fleshed apple variety, with attractive crimson blossom, also known as Baya® Marisa.  compare
    From £19.50 to £55.95
    Flowering: 4
    Pick: Late-season
    Uses: Eating | Cooking | Juice 
  • Apricot trees
    Tomcot Apricot trees

    Tomcot®

    Tomcot is a modern apricot variety with very large fruit, suitable for southern areas of the UK.  compare
    From £25.95 to £57.95
    Flowering: 2self-fertile
    Pick: Early-season
    Uses: Eating | Cooking 
  • 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