Fruit tree catalogue


Gardening skill

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Suitable for beginners3
Average
Some needed

Fruit tree categories

Apple trees2
Cherry trees1

Stock availabilitytop


Tree form


1-year2
2-year2
2-year bush-trained16
Patio-trained1
Half standard3
Standard 1.75m1
Fan-trained3
Espalier-trained5

Supplied as


Bare-root
Pot-grown3

Height after 10 years


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

Rootstock


Colt1
MM1062

Usingtop


Picking season

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Very early
Early
Mid
Late3
Very late

Keeping

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Does not keep1
1-3 days
1 week
2-3 weeks
1-2 months2
3 months or more

Uses


Good for eating fresh2
Good for cooking1
Good for juice1
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 shade1

Flowering group

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1
21
31
41
5
6

Self-fertility

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Self-fertile1
Partially self-fertile1
Not self-fertile1

Ploidy

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Diploid3

Pollinating others

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Good1
Average2
Poor

Vigour

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Weak growing
Slightly small
Average growth3
Slightly large
Large
Very large

Precocity

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Precocious
Slow to start bearing

Cropping


Heavy
Good2
Light1

Fruit bearing

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

Fruit persistence

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Normal ripening3
Fruit drops when ripe
Ripens over a period
Persistent

Bearing regularity

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Regular3
Biennial tendency

Climatetop


Blossom frost-resistance

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Good resistance
Some resistance
Susceptible

Can be grown in


Temperate climates3
Mild / damp climates
Warm climates

Disease resistancetop


General resistance

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Good1
Average2
Poor

Suitable for organic

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Organic / no-spray culture3

Canker

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Very resistant
Some resistance1
Neutral
Some susceptibility
Very susceptible

Scab

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Very resistant1
Some resistance1
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


New Zealand1
United Kingdom2

Period of origin


1500 - 1549
1550 - 1599
1600 - 16491
1650 - 1699
1700 - 1749
1750 - 1799
1800 - 1849
1850 - 18991
1900 - 19491
1950 - 1999
2000

Fruit colour


Orange / Red1
Red - dark1
Russet1

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  • 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
    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 
  • 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