Fruit tree catalogue


Gardening skill

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Suitable for beginners17
Average29
Some needed7

Fruit tree categories

Almond trees1
Apple trees17
Apricot trees2
Cherry trees10
Crab apple trees7
Mirabelle trees5
Peach trees5
Plum trees1
Quince trees3
Saskatoon bushes2

Stock availabilitytop


Tree form


2-year15
2-year bush-trained24
Patio-trained5
Half standard8
Cordon9
Fan-trained1

Supplied as


Bare-root
Pot-grown51

Height after 10 years


Small (dwarf)9
Medium (semi-dwarf)14
Large (semi-vigorous)40
Full-size (standard)

Rootstock


Colt8
Gisela 58
Krymsk 863
M262
M99
MM1069
Quince A3
Semi-vigorous7
St.Julien10
VVA-14

Usingtop


Picking season

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Very early
Early7
Mid17
Late24
Very late4

Keeping

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Does not keep1
1-3 days16
1 week10
2-3 weeks4
1-2 months8
3 months or more5

Uses


Good for eating fresh40
Good for cooking18
Good for juice5
Good for cider1

Cooking result


Puree2
Textured puree
Keeps shape2

Growingtop


Planting position


Full sun essential8
Full sun preferred40
Tolerates partial shade4
Tolerates north-facing shade

Flowering group

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14
28
324
410
51
6

Self-fertility

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Self-fertile26
Partially self-fertile12
Not self-fertile15

Ploidy

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Diploid46
Triploid2

Pollinating others

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Good15
Average33
Poor3

Vigour

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Weak growing6
Slightly small1
Average growth22
Slightly large4
Large10
Very large1

Precocity

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Precocious11
Slow to start bearing2

Cropping


Heavy17
Good28
Light5

Fruit bearing

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Spur-bearer12
Free-spurring
Partial tip-bearer5
Tip-bearer3

Fruit persistence

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Normal ripening31
Fruit drops when ripe1
Ripens over a period4
Persistent4

Bearing regularity

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Regular41
Biennial tendency3

Climatetop


Blossom frost-resistance

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Good resistance7
Some resistance3
Susceptible6

Can be grown in


Temperate climates43
Mild / damp climates5
Warm climates18

Disease resistancetop


General resistance

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Good16
Average14
Poor1

Suitable for organic

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Organic / no-spray culture5

Canker

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Very resistant2
Some resistance4
Neutral
Some susceptibility1
Very susceptible

Scab

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Very resistant2
Some resistance3
Neutral
Some susceptibility6
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


Canada8
China1
Czech Republic1
France 5
Germany 1
New Zealand1
Russia1
Serbia1
Ukraine3
United Kingdom20
United States3

Period of origin


1500 - 1549
1550 - 15991
1600 - 1649
1650 - 1699
1700 - 17492
1750 - 1799
1800 - 18494
1850 - 18994
1900 - 19493
1950 - 199922
20006

Fruit colour


Black2
Blue - dark2
Green2
Green / Yellow3
Orange / Red9
Orange flush7
Purple1
Red11
Red - dark4
Russet1
Yellow4
Yellow / Orange1
Yellow / Red2

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  • Apple trees
    Adams' Pearmain Apple trees

    Adams' Pearmain

    Adams' Pearmain is a popular Victorian-era English apple with a distinctive 'pearmain' shape.  compare
    From £17.45 to £29.95
    Flowering: 3
    Pick: Late-season
    Uses: Eating 
  • Mirabelle trees
    Aprimira Mirabelle trees

    Aprimira®

    A sweet self-fertile apricot - mirabelle cross, also known as a miracot.  compare
    From £32.95
    Flowering: 1self-fertile
    Pick: Early-season
    Uses: Eating | Cooking 
  • Quince trees

    Aromatnaya

    A heavy-cropping Russian quince, for cooking and eating fresh.  compare
    From £18.45 to £34.95
    Flowering: 3self-fertile
    Pick: Late-season
    Uses: Eating | Cooking 
  • Apple trees

    Ballerina Samba®

    One of the best-flavoured Ballerina minarette-type apple varieties.  compare
    From £29.95
    Flowering: 3
    Pick: Late-season
    Uses: Eating | Cooking | Juice 
  • Peach trees

    Bellegarde

    A well-regarded late-season traditional yellow-flesh peach.  compare
    From £29.45
    Flowering: 3partly self-fertile
    Pick: Late-season
    Uses: Eating 
  • Apple trees
    Blenheim Orange Apple trees

    Blenheim Orange

    Blenheim Orange is a classic English dual-purpose apple, useful for dessert and culinary purposes.  compare
    From £17.45 to £34.95
    Flowering: 3(triploid)
    Pick: Late-season
    Uses: Eating | Cooking 
  • Apple trees
    Braeburn Apple trees

    Braeburn

    Braeburn is one of the best-flavoured supermarket apple varieties.  compare
    From £17.45 to £54.95
    Flowering: 4self-fertile
    Pick: Very late-season
    Uses: Eating 
  • Cherry trees
    Celeste Cherry trees

    Celeste®

    Celeste is a compact dark red/black cherry, one of the best early-season varieties, with a sweet mild flavour.  compare
    From £21.95 to £34.95
    Flowering: 2self-fertile
    Pick: Early-season
    Uses: Eating 
  • Quince trees
    Champion Quince trees

    Champion

    A large American quince which does well in the drier parts of the UK.  compare
    From £18.45 to £34.95
    Flowering: 2partly self-fertile
    Pick: Mid-season
    Uses: Cooking 
  • Apple trees
    Chivers Delight Apple trees

    Chivers Delight

    Chivers Delight is an under-rated Cox-style apple from Cambridgeshire. Crisp and sweet.  compare
    From £18.45 to £29.95
    Flowering: 4
    Pick: Late-season
    Uses: Eating 
  • Apple trees
    Christmas Pippin Apple trees

    Christmas Pippin®

    Christmas Pippin is a new high-yielding Cox-style apple, discovered as a chance seedling tree.  compare
    From £17.45 to £34.95
    Flowering: 3
    Pick: Late-season
    Uses: Eating 
  • Mirabelle trees
    Countess Mirabelle trees

    Countess

    A dark-red cherry plum, with sweet golden flesh, suitable for eating fresh and cooking.  compare
    From £19.45 to £34.95
    Flowering: 1partly self-fertile
    Pick: Mid-season
    Uses: Eating | Cooking 
  • Apple trees
    Galloway Pippin Apple trees

    Galloway Pippin

    A traditional Scottish cooking apple which keeps its shape when cooked.  compare
    From £17.45 to £29.95
    Flowering: 3(triploid)
    Pick: Late-season
    Uses: Eating | Cooking 
  • Mirabelle trees
    Golden Sphere Mirabelle trees

    Golden Sphere®

    Golden Sphere is a large yellow Cherry Plum with a sweet plum-like flavour.  compare
    From £18.45 to £32.95
    Flowering: 1partly self-fertile
    Pick: Mid-season
    Uses: Cooking 
  • Apple trees
    Greensleeves Apple trees

    Greensleeves

    Greensleeves is a reliable and popular mid-season green/yellow apple, easy to grow and productive.  compare
    From £17.45 to £30.95
    Flowering: 2partly self-fertile
    Pick: Mid-season
    Uses: Eating | Juice 
  • Plum trees
    Haganta Plum trees

    Haganta®

    Haganta is a new large blue plum from Germany, one of the latest-ripening and an excellent flavour.  compare
    From £18.45 to £54.75
    Flowering: 3partly self-fertile
    Pick: Late-season
    Uses: Eating 
  • Apricot trees

    Helena du Roussillon®

    A traditional French apricot variety, grown in the Languedoc-Roussillon area.  compare
    From £23.95 to £35.45
    Flowering: 4self-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 £17.95 to £34.95
    Flowering: 3
    Pick: Late-season
    Uses: Eating 
  • Almond trees
    Ingrid Almond trees

    Ingrid

    Ingrid is the best Almond tree for the UK climate, suitable for the warmer and drier areas of the UK.  compare
    From £19.95 to £34.95
    self-fertile
    Pick: Mid-season
    Uses: Eating | Cooking 
  • Apple trees
    James Grieve Apple trees

    James Grieve

    James Grieve is the classic Scottish cooking apple. It can also be eaten fresh, and is excellent for juice.  compare
    From £17.45 to £34.95
    Flowering: 3partly self-fertile
    Pick: Mid-season
    Uses: Eating | Cooking | Juice | Cider
  • Cherry trees
    Kordia Cherry trees

    Kordia

    Kordia is a large late-season true black cherry variety with a good balanced cherry flavour.  compare
    From £18.95 to £34.95
    Flowering: 4
    Pick: Late-season
    Uses: Eating 
  • Cherry trees
    Lapins Cherry trees

    Lapins

    Perhaps the best all-round sweet cherry for the UK. Easy to grow, with heavy crops of good-flavoured cherries.  compare
    From £18.45 to £34.95
    Flowering: 2self-fertile
    Pick: Mid-season
    Uses: Eating 
  • 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 £17.45 to £54.95
    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 £17.45 to £54.95
    Flowering: 3
    Pick: Mid-season
    Uses: Eating | Juice 
  • Apple trees
    Little Pax Apple trees

    Little PaxTM

    A new English apple variety, recently discovered on the Isle of Wight - but its appearance and flavour hark back to the Victorian era.  compare
    From £17.95 to £34.95
    Flowering: 3
    Pick: Late-season
    Uses: Eating 
  • Crab apple trees
    Malus Comtesse de Paris Crab apple trees

    Malus Comtesse de Paris

    Recommended by the RHS as one of the best yellow-fruited crab-apples.  compare
    From £19.95 to £34.95
    Flowering: 5self-fertile
    Pick: -season
    Uses:
  • Crab apple trees
    Malus Directeur Moerlands Profusion Improved Crab apple trees

    Malus Directeur Moerlands Profusion Improved

    Malus Profusion is a notably compact crab apple variety, with dense clusters of deep pink blossom.  compare
    From £17.95 to £34.95
    Flowering: 2self-fertile
    Pick: Early-season
    Uses:
  • Crab apple trees
    Malus Donald Wyman Crab apple trees

    Malus Donald Wyman

    A white-flowered crab-apple notable for its very persistent small red fruits.  compare
    From £18.95 to £34.95
    Flowering: 3self-fertile
    Pick: Very late-season
    Uses:
  • Crab apple trees
    Malus Golden Gem Crab apple trees

    Malus Golden Gem

    Golden Gem has bright white blossom followed by yellow crab apples.  compare
    From £19.45 to £34.95
    Flowering: 4self-fertile
    Pick: Late-season
    Uses:
  • Crab apple trees
    Malus John Downie Crab apple trees

    Malus John Downie

    John Downie is a good crabapple for making crab apple jelly. White blossom and orange-red fruits.  compare
    From £17.95 to £34.95
    Flowering: 4self-fertile
    Pick: Late-season
    Uses: Cooking 
  • Crab apple trees
    Malus Rosehip Crab apple trees

    Malus Rosehip

    Malus Rosehip is notable for its large rosehip-shaped red fruits.  compare
    From £19.45 to £34.95
    Flowering: 3self-fertile
    Pick: Late-season
    Uses:
  • Crab apple trees
    Malus Scarlett Crab apple trees

    Malus Scarlett

    Malus toringo Scarlett is an ornamental crab apple with purple/green leaves and pink blossom.  compare
    From £17.95 to £34.95
    Flowering: 3self-fertile
    Pick: Very late-season
    Uses:
  • Cherry trees
    Merton Glory Cherry trees

    Merton Glory

    A well-known mid-season English white cherry.  compare
    From £18.45 to £55.95
    Flowering: 2
    Pick: Early-season
    Uses: Eating 
  • Mirabelle trees
    Mirabelle de Nancy Mirabelle trees

    Mirabelle de Nancy

    Mirabelle de Nancy is an old traditional Mirabelle, originating from north-east France.  compare
    From £18.45 to £32.95
    Flowering: 3partly self-fertile
    Pick: Late-season
    Uses: Cooking 
  • Saskatoon bushes

    Northline

    A popular Saskatoon or Juneberry, very heavy-cropping, and sweet-flavoured.  compare
    From £15.95
    self-fertile
    Pick: Mid-season
    Uses: Eating | Cooking 
  • Cherry trees
    Penny Cherry trees

    Penny®

    Penny is a high quality very late-season black cherry - it ripens in mid-August.  compare
    From £18.95 to £34.95
    Flowering: 3
    Pick: Very late-season
    Uses: Eating 
  • Peach trees
    Peregrine Peach trees

    Peregrine

    Peregrine is the best flavoured white-flesh peach for the UK climate.  compare
    From £23.95 to £54.75
    self-fertile
    Pick: Mid-season
    Uses: Eating 
  • Apple trees
    Red Windsor Apple trees

    Red Windsor®

    Red Windsor is one of the easiest to grow of all dessert apple trees, and with a pleasant apple flavour.  compare
    From £17.45 to £34.95
    Flowering: 2self-fertile
    Pick: Mid-season
    Uses: Eating 
  • Peach trees
    Redhaven Peach trees

    Redhaven

    Red Haven is a yellow-fleshed peach, popular because it has some resistance to peach-leaf curl.  compare
    From £23.95 to £29.45
    Flowering: 3self-fertile
    Pick: Mid-season
    Uses: Eating | Cooking 
  • Apple trees
    Rosette Apple trees

    Rosette®

    Probably the best-flavoured of the pink-fleshed apple varieties, and produces lovely pink juice.  compare
    From £17.45 to £34.95
    Flowering: 2
    Pick: Early-season
    Uses: Eating | Juice 
  • Mirabelle trees
    Ruby Mirabelle trees

    Ruby®

    Ruby is a large-fruited modern Cherry Plum, with dark red flesh.  compare
    From £18.45 to £32.95
    Flowering: 1partly self-fertile
    Pick: Late-season
    Uses: Cooking 
  • Peach trees

    Sanguine de Savoie

    An unusual red-fleshed peach from France.  compare
    From £29.45
    Flowering: 3self-fertile
    Pick: Late-season
    Uses: Eating 
  • Peach trees
    Saturn Peach trees

    Saturn

    Saturn is a distinctive flat peach also known as a donut peach or Chinese peach.  compare
    From £29.45
    self-fertile
    Pick: Mid-season
    Uses: Eating 
  • Saskatoon bushes

    Smoky

    Smokey is generally considered to be the sweetest-flavoured Saskatoon or Juneberry.  compare
    From £15.95
    self-fertile
    Pick: Early-season
    Uses:
  • Cherry trees
    Stardust Cherry trees

    StardustTM

    Stardust is a new late-season white cherry which is also fully self-fertile.  compare
    From £34.95
    Flowering: 4self-fertile
    Pick: Late-season
    Uses: Eating 
  • Cherry trees
    Stella Cherry trees

    Stella

    If you only want to grow one cherry tree, choose Stella - self-fertile, easy to grow, and a good pollinator.  compare
    From £18.45 to £55.95
    Flowering: 4self-fertile
    Pick: Mid-season
    Uses: Eating 
  • Cherry trees
    Summer Sun Cherry trees

    Summer Sun

    Summer Sun is productive mid-season cherry, and should ripen even if the summer weather is less than perfect.  compare
    From £18.45 to £55.95
    Flowering: 3
    Pick: Mid-season
    Uses: Eating 
  • Cherry trees
    Sunburst Cherry trees

    Sunburst

    Sunburst is a large red mid-season cherry with a good mild flavour, and notably easy to pick.  compare
    From £18.45 to £55.95
    Flowering: 4self-fertile
    Pick: Mid-season
    Uses: Eating 
  • Cherry trees
    Sweetheart Cherry trees

    Sweetheart®

    Sweetheart is one of the best-flavoured late-season cherries for the UK climate.  compare
    From £18.95 to £55.95
    Flowering: 3self-fertile
    Pick: Late-season
    Uses: Eating 
  • Apricot trees

    Vigama

    A hardy apricot with orange red fruits, and good frost resistance.  compare
    From £27.95 to £35.45
    Flowering: 3self-fertile
    Pick: Mid-season
    Uses: Eating | Cooking 
  • Quince trees
    Vranja Quince trees

    Vranja

    A popular traditional Quince variety, well-suited to the southern UK.  compare
    From £18.45 to £34.95
    partly self-fertile
    Pick: Late-season
    Uses: Cooking 
  • Apple trees
    Winter Gem Apple trees

    Winter Gem

    Winter Gem is a late-season apple variety with a very good aromatic flavour.  compare
    From £17.45 to £31.45
    Flowering: 3
    Pick: Late-season
    Uses: Eating 
  • Apple trees
    Worcester Pearmain Apple trees

    Worcester Pearmain

    Worcester Pearmain is a well-known early-season English apple, noted for its strawberry-like flavours.  compare
    From £17.45 to £34.95
    Flowering: 3partly self-fertile
    Pick: Early-season
    Uses: Eating