Fruit trees for North West Scotland

Varieties: 17 | Clear all

Gardening skill

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Suitable for beginners10
Average7
Some needed

Fruit tree categories

Apple trees7
Damson trees6
Plum trees4

Stock availabilitytop


Tree form


1-year7
2-year1
2-year bush-trained14
Patio-trained1
Half standard6
Standard 1.75m1
Spindle-bush2

Supplied as


Bare-root13
Pot-grown12

Height after 10 years


Small (dwarf)2
Medium (semi-dwarf)7
Large (semi-vigorous)14
Full-size (standard)2

Rootstock


Brompton1
M1161
M251
M262
M271
M92
MM1066
St.Julien8
VVA-15
Wavit1

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Picking season

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Very early1
Early9
Mid3
Late4
Very late

Keeping

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Does not keep
1-3 days3
1 week13
2-3 weeks1
1-2 months
3 months or more

Uses


Good for eating fresh8
Good for cooking14
Good for juice6
Good for cider1

Cooking result


Puree3
Textured puree
Keeps shape

Growingtop


Planting position


Full sun essential1
Full sun preferred25
Tolerates partial shade12
Tolerates north-facing shade5

Flowering group

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1
25
311
41
5
6

Self-fertility

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Self-fertile8
Partially self-fertile3
Not self-fertile6

Ploidy

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Diploid17

Pollinating others

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Good2
Average14
Poor

Vigour

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Weak growing1
Slightly small
Average growth10
Slightly large2
Large4
Very large

Precocity

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Precocious2
Slow to start bearing1

Cropping


Heavy12
Good3
Light1

Fruit bearing

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Spur-bearer3
Free-spurring
Partial tip-bearer4
Tip-bearer

Fruit persistence

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Normal ripening11
Fruit drops when ripe3
Ripens over a period
Persistent

Bearing regularity

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Regular16
Biennial tendency1

Climatetop


Blossom frost-resistance

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Good resistance6
Some resistance3
Susceptible

Can be grown in


Temperate climates17
Mild / damp climates17
Warm climates2

Disease resistancetop


General resistance

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Good17
Average2
Poor

Suitable for organic

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Organic / no-spray culture11

Canker

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Very resistant1
Some resistance5
Neutral
Some susceptibility1
Very susceptible

Scab

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Very resistant3
Some resistance1
Neutral
Some susceptibility
Very susceptible

Mildew

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Very resistant
Some resistance2
Neutral
Some susceptibility
Very susceptible

Silverleaf

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Very resistant4
Some resistance
Neutral
Some susceptibility1
Very susceptible

Fruit identificationtop


Country of origin


Belgium 1
Germany 1
Norway1
Sweden 1
United Kingdom13

Period of origin


1500 - 1549
1550 - 1599
1600 - 1649
1650 - 1699
1700 - 1749
1750 - 1799
1800 - 18496
1850 - 18992
1900 - 19495
1950 - 19992
20001

Fruit colour


Blue - dark7
Green2
Orange / Red1
Purple2
Purple - light1
Red4

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A selection of fruit tree varieties that should survive and be productive in cool temperate maritime climates where wind and rain are a particular problem.

  • Apple trees
    Bardsey Apple trees

    Bardsey

    A hardy disease-resistant apple, discovered growing on an island off the west coast of Wales.  compare
    From £18.95 to £31.50
    Flowering: 2
    Pick: Early-season
    Uses: Eating | Cooking | Juice 
  • Apple trees
    Beauty of Bath Apple trees

    Beauty of Bath

    One of the earliest English apples, ripening in early August.  compare
    From £19.50 to £31.95
    Flowering: 3
    Pick: Very early-season
    Uses: Eating 
  • Plum trees
    Belle de Louvain Plum trees

    Belle de Louvain

    Belle de Louvain is a large purple culinary plum, useful because it can be grown on north-facing walls.  compare
    From £19.95
    Flowering: 3self-fertile
    Pick: Mid-season
    Uses: Cooking 
  • Damson trees
    Blue Violet Damson trees

    Blue Violet

    A traditional Westmorland damson variety - unusually sweet and early-ripening for a damson.  compare
    From £27.95 to £33.95
    Flowering: 3self-fertile
    Pick: Early-season
    Uses: Cooking 
  • 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 £37.95
    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 
  • Plum trees
    Edda Plum trees

    Edda

    A good quality and cold-hardy early-season purple plum from Norway.  compare
    From £27.95
    Flowering: 2
    Pick: Early-season
    Uses: Eating | Cooking 
  • Damson trees
    Farleigh Damson trees

    Farleigh  Best seller

    One of the hardiest damsons, and crops heavily. Farleigh has the distinctive damson flavour.  compare
    From £19.95 to £37.95
    Flowering: 3partly self-fertile
    Pick: Late-season
    Uses: Cooking 
  • Apple trees
    Grenadier Apple trees

    Grenadier

    Grenadier is an early-season cooking apple, and one of the most foolproof apple varieties.  compare
    From £18.95 to £31.50
    Flowering: 3partly self-fertile
    Pick: Early-season
    Uses: Cooking | Juice 
  • Plum trees
    Haus-Zwetsche Plum trees

    Haus-Zwetsche  Best seller

    Haus-zwetsche is a damson-like Quetsche or Zwetsche plum, ideal for German-style cakes and desserts.  compare
    From £19.95 to £33.95
    Flowering: 4self-fertile
    Pick: Late-season
    Uses: Eating | Cooking 
  • 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
    Keswick Codlin Apple trees

    Keswick Codlin

    Keswick Codlin is a popular early-season cooking apple, easy to grow, and productive in most climates.  compare
    From £18.95 to £31.50
    Flowering: 2partly self-fertile
    Pick: Early-season
    Uses: Cooking | Juice 
  • Damson trees

    King of the Damsons

    A traditional 19th century English damson from Nottinghamshire. Also widely-known as Bradley's King.  compare
    From £19.95 to £31.50
    Flowering: 2self-fertile
    Pick: Late-season
    Uses: 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 £37.95
    Flowering: 3self-fertile
    Pick: Mid-season
    Uses: Cooking 
  • Apple trees
    Rosette Apple trees

    Rosette®  Best seller

    Probably the best-flavoured of the pink-fleshed apple varieties, and produces lovely pink juice.  compare
    From £18.95 to £37.95
    Flowering: 2
    Pick: Early-season
    Uses: Eating | Juice 
  • Damson trees
    Shepherds Bullace Damson trees

    Shepherds Bullace

    A large-fruited bullace, used for cooking and preserves, similar to a damson.  compare
    From £19.95 to £33.95
    Flowering: 3self-fertile
    Pick: Late-season
    Uses: Cooking 
  • 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 £37.95
    Flowering: 3self-fertile
    Pick: Mid-season
    Uses: Cooking