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Fruit trees for North West Scotland

A selection of fruit tree varieties that should survive and be productive in cool temperate maritime climates, such as north-west Scotland, where wind and rain are a particular problem.


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Mature size

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Using

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Cropping

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Picking season

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Keeping (of fruit)

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Fruit persistence

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Flavour quality

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Wildlife

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Flavour style (apples)

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Food uses

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Cooking result

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Discoloration of fruit

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Juice style

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Juice colour

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Vitamin C content

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Cling-stone

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Growing

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Self-fertility

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Flowering group

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Pollinating others

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Ploidy

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Vigour

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Growth rate

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Precocity

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Bearing regularity

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Fruit bearing

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Sunlight

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Pruning

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Cherry incompatibility group

    Cherry universal pollinator

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        Problems

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          Bacterial spot

            Cherry blackfly aphid

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                Die-back / Gummosis

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                Plum fruit moth

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                    Flower form

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                    Varieties list

                    • Apple trees

                      Bardsey

                      Bardsey apple trees
                      A hardy disease-resistant apple, discovered growing on an island off the west coast of Wales.
                      £19.95 - £39.50buy
                      • Picking season: Mid
                      • Flowering group: 2
                      • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
                    • Plum trees

                      Belle de Louvain

                      Belle de Louvain plum trees
                      Belle de Louvain is a large purple culinary plum, useful because it can be grown on north-facing walls.
                      • Picking season: Mid
                      • Flowering group: 3
                      • Self-fertility: Self-fertile
                    • Plum trees

                      Blaison Red

                      Blaison Red is one of the best plum varieties for making plum jam.
                      • Picking season: Mid
                      • Flowering group: 3
                      • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
                    • Damson trees

                      Blue Violet

                      Blue Violet damson trees
                      A traditional Westmorland damson variety - unusually sweet and early-ripening for a damson.
                      • Picking season: Early
                      • Self-fertility: Self-fertile
                    • Apple trees

                      Charles Ross

                      Charles Ross apple trees
                      Charles Ross is a very attractive classic English dual-purpose apple.
                      £19.95 - £42.00buy
                      • Picking season: Mid
                      • Flowering group: 3
                      • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
                    • Plum trees

                      Czar

                      Czar plum trees
                      Czar is a traditional culinary plum, one of the easiest plums trees, will even fruit on north-facing walls.
                      £22.95 - £62.50buy
                      • Picking season: Mid
                      • Flowering group: 3
                      • Self-fertility: Self-fertile
                    • Apple trees

                      Discovery

                      Discovery apple trees
                      Discovery is the definitive early-season English apple variety, makes a good fruit tree for the garden.
                      £19.95 - £59.50buy
                      • Picking season: Early
                      • Flowering group: 3
                      • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
                    • Plum trees

                      Edda

                      Edda plum trees
                      A good quality and cold-hardy early-season purple plum from Norway.
                      • Picking season: Early
                      • Flowering group: 2
                      • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
                    • Apple trees

                      Grenadier

                      Grenadier apple trees
                      Grenadier is an early-season cooking apple, and one of the most foolproof apple varieties.
                      £19.95 - £39.50buy
                      • Picking season: Early
                      • Flowering group: 3
                      • Self-fertility: Partially self-fertile
                    • Apple trees

                      Katy

                      Katy apple trees
                      Katy is an attractive and versatile early apple variety from Sweden, very easy to grow.
                      £19.95 - £59.50buy
                      • Picking season: Early
                      • Flowering group: 3
                      • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
                    • Plum trees

                      Kea

                      • Picking season: Mid
                      • Flowering group: 3
                      • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
                    • Apple trees

                      Keswick Codlin

                      Keswick Codlin apple trees
                      Keswick Codlin is a popular early-season cooking apple, easy to grow, and productive in most climates.
                      £19.95 - £39.50buy
                      • Picking season: Early
                      • Flowering group: 2
                      • Self-fertility: Partially self-fertile
                    • Damson trees

                      Merryweather

                      Merryweather damson trees
                      Merryweather is a very popular damson, with unusually large fruit, one of the hardiest of fruit trees.
                      £22.95 - £62.50buy
                      • Picking season: Mid
                      • Self-fertility: Self-fertile
                    • Crab apple trees

                      NUVAR® Marble

                      A modern English crab-apple, with large fruits, ideal for early-season crab-apple jelly.
                      £24.95 - £44.50buy
                      • Fruit colour: Orange / Red
                      • Flower colour: White
                      • Self-fertility: Self-fertile
                    • Crab apple trees

                      Pink Glow

                      Malus Dolgo, also known as Pink Glow, offers early-season white flowers and very attractive dark pink fruits. It is exceptionally cold-hardy.
                      £24.95 - £47.00buy
                      • Flower colour: White
                      • Self-fertility: Self-fertile
                    • Apple trees

                      Red Devil

                      Red Devil apple trees
                      Red Devil is a good apple variety for the UK garden, and produces a sweet red-tinted juice.
                      £19.95 - £59.50buy
                      • Picking season: Mid
                      • Flowering group: 3
                      • Self-fertility: Self-fertile
                    • Apple trees

                      Red Windsor®

                      Red Windsor apple trees
                      Red Windsor is one of the easiest to grow of all dessert apple trees, and with a pleasant apple flavour.
                      £19.95 - £59.50buy
                      • Picking season: Mid
                      • Flowering group: 2
                      • Self-fertility: Self-fertile
                    • Apple trees

                      Reverend W. Wilks

                      Reverend W. Wilks apple trees
                      A widely-grown and well-regarded English cooking apple.
                      £19.95 - £39.50buy
                      • Picking season: Early
                      • Flowering group: 2
                      • Self-fertility: Self-fertile
                    • Apple trees

                      RosetteTM

                      Rosette apple trees
                      Probably the best-flavoured of the pink-fleshed apple varieties, and produces lovely pink juice.
                      £20.95 - £60.50buy
                      • Picking season: Early
                      • Flowering group: 2
                      • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
                    • Apple trees

                      Saint Edmund's Russet

                      Saint Edmund's Russet apple trees
                      Not as well known as other russets, St. Edmund's Russet is nevertheless one of the best.
                      • Picking season: Mid
                      • Flowering group: 3
                      • Self-fertility: Partially self-fertile
                    • Apple trees

                      Saturn

                      Saturn apple trees
                      An attractive modern English apple, crisp flesh and an excellent flavour.
                      £19.95 - £39.50buy
                      • Picking season: Mid
                      • Flowering group: 3
                      • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
                    • Damson trees

                      Shropshire Prune

                      Shropshire Prune damson trees
                      The definitive English damson, Shropshire Prune has the rich astringent flavour typical of damsons.
                      £22.95 - £62.50buy
                      • Picking season: Mid
                      • Self-fertility: Self-fertile
                    • Apple trees

                      Stirling Castle

                      A traditional Scottish cooker from the Victorian era, with a good sharp flavour.
                      £19.95 - £39.50buy
                      • Picking season: Mid
                      • Flowering group: 2
                      • Self-fertility: Partially self-fertile