Fruit tree catalogue


Gardening skill

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Suitable for beginners3
Average63
Some needed11

Fruit tree categories

Apple trees41
Apricot trees2
Cherry trees10
Cider apple trees3
Damson trees3
Hazel trees3
Japanese Plums1
Mulberry trees1
Nectarine trees2
Pear trees4
Plum trees7
Walnut trees1

Stock availabilitytop


Tree form


1-year207
2-year48
2-year bush-trained126
Patio-trained53
Half standard80
Standard 1.75m42
Cordon29
Fan-trained64
Espalier-trained27
Quarter-standard1

Supplied as


Bare-root219
Pot-grown168

Height after 10 years


Small (dwarf)49
Medium (semi-dwarf)101
Large (semi-vigorous)214
Full-size (standard)69

Rootstock


Brompton11
Colt10
Dwarf1
F12/14
Gisela 511
Krymsk 869
M11618
M2531
M2641
M2736
M931
Malus seedling5
MM10690
MM1114
own-roots20
Pyrodwarf13
Pyrus c.12
Quince A27
Quince C3
Quince Eline13
Semi-vigorous25
St.Julien58
Torinel4
Vigorous1
VVA-134
Wavit18

Usingtop


Picking season

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Very early4
Early11
Mid15
Late38
Very late10

Keeping

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Does not keep2
1-3 days19
1 week9
2-3 weeks9
1-2 months20
3 months or more16

Uses


Good for eating fresh64
Good for cooking35
Good for juice28
Good for cider9

Cooking result


Puree6
Textured puree2
Keeps shape3

Growingtop


Planting position


Full sun essential4
Full sun preferred58
Tolerates partial shade13
Tolerates north-facing shade1

Flowering group

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13
210
335
416
53
64

Self-fertility

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Self-fertile14
Partially self-fertile8
Not self-fertile56

Ploidy

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Diploid67
Triploid8
Other1

Pollinating others

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Good9
Average56
Poor12

Vigour

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Weak growing4
Slightly small6
Average growth35
Slightly large6
Large22
Very large

Precocity

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Precocious17
Slow to start bearing4

Cropping


Heavy28
Good46
Light4

Fruit bearing

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Spur-bearer36
Free-spurring
Partial tip-bearer4
Tip-bearer3

Fruit persistence

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Normal ripening41
Fruit drops when ripe1
Ripens over a period6
Persistent1

Bearing regularity

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Regular63
Biennial tendency10

Climatetop


Blossom frost-resistance

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Good resistance9
Some resistance3
Susceptible4

Can be grown in


Temperate climates70
Mild / damp climates25
Warm climates23

Disease resistancetop


General resistance

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Good32
Average22
Poor4

Suitable for organic

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Organic / no-spray culture17

Canker

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Very resistant1
Some resistance10
Neutral
Some susceptibility6
Very susceptible1

Scab

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Very resistant12
Some resistance10
Neutral
Some susceptibility10
Very susceptible2

Mildew

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Very resistant3
Some resistance8
Neutral
Some susceptibility6
Very susceptible1

Silverleaf

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Very resistant
Some resistance1
Neutral
Some susceptibility
Very susceptible

Fruit identificationtop


Country of origin


Belgium 2
Canada6
Czech Republic1
France 4
Germany 4
Japan1
Netherlands 2
New Zealand1
Norway1
Sweden 1
United Kingdom42
United States7

Period of origin


1500 - 1549
1550 - 1599
1600 - 16495
1650 - 16992
1700 - 17491
1750 - 17996
1800 - 184914
1850 - 189910
1900 - 194915
1950 - 199915
20003

Fruit colour


Black6
Blue - dark4
Brown3
Crimson2
Gold2
Green3
Green - light4
Green / Yellow5
Orange1
Orange / Red9
Orange flush10
Purple2
Purple - light2
Red9
Red - dark1
Red / Black1
Red / Green3
Russet5
Yellow / Orange2

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  • Damson trees

    Abergwyngregyn

    An old Welsh late-season damson variety.  compare
    Flowering: 3self-fertile
    Pick: Late-season
    Uses: Cooking 
  • Apple trees
    Barnack Beauty Apple trees

    Barnack Beauty

    A handsome traditional English apple from the village of Barnack near Stamford.  compare
    Flowering: 4
    Pick: Late-season
    Uses: Eating | Cooking 
  • Pear trees
    Baronne de Mello Pear trees

    Baronne de Mello

    A high-quality dessert pear, developed by the famous 19th century Belgian enthusiast Van Mons.  compare
    Flowering: 3
    Pick: Late-season
    Uses: Eating 
  • Pear trees
    Beurre Bosc Pear trees

    Beurre Bosc

    A traditional French pear with buttery melting flesh.  compare
    From £18.95 to £19.95
    Flowering: 5
    Pick: Late-season
    Uses: Eating | Cooking 
  • Cherry trees

    Bigarreau Gaucher

    A well-regarded late-season traditional English black cherry.  compare
    Flowering: 3
    Pick: Late-season
    Uses: Eating 
  • Plum trees
    Blue Tit Plum trees

    Blue Tit

    Blue Tit is a popular English dual-purpose plum, easy to grow, reliable cropping.  compare
    Flowering: 4self-fertile
    Pick: Mid-season
    Uses: Eating | Cooking 
  • Apple trees
    Brownlees Russet Apple trees

    Brownlees Russet

    A versatile traditional Victorian russet apple which remains quietly popular.  compare
    From £17.45
    Flowering: 3self-fertile
    Pick: Late-season
    Uses: Eating | Cooking | Juice 
  • Apple trees
    Carlisle Codlin Apple trees

    Carlisle Codlin

    A traditional mid-season culinary apple which cooks to a white puree.  compare
    Flowering: 2
    Pick: Mid-season
    Uses: Cooking | Juice 
  • Apple trees
    Catshead Apple trees

    Catshead

    A well-known and very old English cooking apple, cooks to a sharp tangy puree.  compare
    Flowering: 3(triploid)
    Pick: Late-season
    Uses: Cooking | Juice 
  • Cider apple trees
    Chisel Jersey Cider apple trees

    Chisel Jersey

    Chisel Jersey is a traditional English hard cider apple variety, producing a bittersweet juice.  compare
    From £29.00
    Flowering: 6
    Pick: Very late-season
    Uses: Cider
  • Apple trees
    Claygate Pearmain Apple trees

    Claygate Pearmain

    Claygate Pearmain is a popular English dessert apple of the Victorian era.  compare
    Flowering: 4(triploid)
    Pick: Very late-season
    Uses: Eating | Juice 
  • Cherry trees
    Colney Cherry trees

    Colney

    Colney is a large modern late-season English black dessert cherry, with a good flavour.  compare
    Flowering: 3
    Pick: Late-season
    Uses: Eating 
  • Apple trees
    Court Pendu Plat Apple trees

    Court Pendu Plat

    Court Pendu Plant is a traditional French apple with a pronounced aromatic pear-drop flavor.  compare
    Flowering: 6
    Pick: Late-season
    Uses: Eating | Juice 
  • Apple trees
    Crispin (Mutsu) Apple trees

    Crispin (Mutsu)

    Crispin (or Mutsu) is a high quality apple from Japan, with a good flavour, and also sharp enough for cooking.  compare
    Flowering: 3(triploid)
    Pick: Late-season
    Uses: Eating | Cooking | Juice 
  • Apple trees
    D'Arcy Spice Apple trees

    D'Arcy Spice

    An old English apple variety, yet with a unique flavour and many unusual qualities.  compare
    From £21.00
    Flowering: 4partly self-fertile
    Pick: Very late-season
    Uses: Eating | Cooking | Juice 
  • Damson trees
    Delma Damson trees

    Delma®

    A recently-discovered seedling damson, with a sweeter flavour than most.  compare
    Flowering: 2self-fertile
    Pick: Early-season
    Uses: Eating | Cooking 
  • Apple trees
    Devonshire Quarrenden Apple trees

    Devonshire Quarrenden

    A very old English summer apple, with a vinous strawberry flavour, grown throughout the UK.  compare
    Flowering: 2partly self-fertile
    Pick: Very early-season
    Uses: Eating | Juice 
  • Apple trees
    Dumelow's Seedling Apple trees

    Dumelow's Seedling

    An traditional English cooking apple, with a very rich sharp flavour. One of our favourite cookers.  compare
    Flowering: 4
    Pick: Late-season
    Uses: Cooking | Juice 
  • Nectarine trees

    Early Glow

    A delicate early-season nectarine, with yellow flesh.  compare
    Flowering: 3self-fertile
    Pick: Early-season
    Uses: Eating 
  • Apricot trees
    Early Moorpark Apricot trees

    Early Moorpark

    A traditional English apricot from the 19th century.  compare
    self-fertile
    Pick: Mid-season
    Uses: Eating | Cooking 
  • Cherry trees
    Early Rivers Cherry trees

    Early Rivers

    One of the earliest-ripening cherries, ready to pick in early June in southern England.  compare
    Flowering: 1
    Pick: Very early-season
    Uses: Eating 
  • Apple trees

    Early Victoria

    An early-season cooking apple from Cambridgeshire, often used for jam-making, and easy to grow.  compare
    Flowering: 3partly self-fertile
    Pick: Early-season
    Uses: Cooking 
  • Plum trees
    Edda Plum trees

    Edda

    A good quality and cold-hardy early-season purple plum from Norway.  compare
    Flowering: 2
    Pick: Early-season
    Uses: Eating | Cooking 
  • Apple trees
    Edward VII Apple trees

    Edward VII

    A trouble-free traditional English cooker, naturally disease-resistant.  compare
    Flowering: 6
    Pick: Late-season
    Uses: Cooking 
  • Apple trees
    Elstar Apple trees

    Elstar

    Elstar is an attractive apple with a well-balanced honeyed flavor.  compare
    Flowering: 3
    Pick: Late-season
    Uses: Eating 
  • Apple trees
    Empire Apple trees

    Empire

    One of the most widely-planted McIntosh style apples, Empire has the Mac flavor but improves on it.  compare
    From £29.00
    Flowering: 3partly self-fertile
    Pick: Late-season
    Uses: Eating | Juice 
  • Hazel trees
    Ennis Hazel trees

    Ennis

    Ennis has become one the top commercial hazel varieties, very high yields, and good flavour.  compare
    Pick: Late-season
    Uses: Eating | Cooking 
  • Plum trees
    Excalibur Plum trees

    Excalibur

    Excalibur is a red-purple plum, similar to Victoria but with a better flavour for eating fresh.  compare
    Flowering: 2
    Pick: Mid-season
    Uses: Eating | Cooking 
  • Walnut trees

    Fernette

    A modern French Walnut variety with high-quality nuts.  compare
    Pick: Late-season
    Uses: Eating | Cooking 
  • Apple trees
    Freyberg Apple trees

    Freyberg

    Freyberg (or Freyburg) is an attractive golden yellow apple with a high-quality sweet refreshing flavor.  compare
    From £29.00
    Flowering: 3
    Pick: Late-season
    Uses: Eating 
  • Cider apple trees
    Genet Moyle Cider apple trees

    Genet Moyle

    A traditional English bittersharp cider variety, which is also a good cooking apple.  compare
    Flowering: 2(triploid)
    Pick: Mid-season
    Uses: Cooking | Juice | Cider
  • Apple trees
    George Cave Apple trees

    George Cave

    George Cave is one of the earliest-ripening English apples, at its best eaten straight from the tree.  compare
    Flowering: 3partly self-fertile
    Pick: Very early-season
    Uses: Eating 
  • Apple trees
    Gladstone Apple trees

    Gladstone

    A very early-season English summer apple from the 1780s with a fruity sweet/sharp flavour.  compare
    Flowering: 4partly self-fertile
    Pick: Very early-season
    Uses: Eating 
  • Apple trees
    Golden Noble Apple trees

    Golden Noble

    A traditional English cooker, popular in Victorian times, and an attractive tree for the garden.  compare
    Flowering: 5
    Pick: Late-season
    Uses: Cooking | Juice 
  • Apple trees
    Golden Pippin Apple trees

    Golden Pippin

    One of the oldest English apples, used for cooking and eating, with a fruity lemony flavour.  compare
    Flowering: 3
    Pick: Late-season
    Uses: Eating | Cooking | Juice | Cider
  • Apple trees
    Golden Russet Apple trees

    Golden Russet

    Golden Russet is an antique apple from New York, considered the best-flavored of American russets.  compare
    Flowering: 2
    Pick: Late-season
    Uses: Eating | Cooking | Juice | Cider
  • Apple trees
    Golden Spire Apple trees

    Golden Spire

    A traditional English cooking apple, known for its fruity sharp flavour.  compare
    Flowering: 1self-fertile
    Pick: Mid-season
    Uses: Cooking | Juice | Cider
  • Hazel trees
    Hall's Giant Hazel trees

    Hall's Giant

    Hall's Giant is noted for its excellent flavour and is a good pollinator for other hazels.  compare
    Pick: Late-season
    Uses: Eating | Cooking 
  • Apricot trees

    Helena du Roussillon®

    A traditional French apricot variety, grown in the Languedoc-Roussillon area.  compare
    Flowering: 4self-fertile
    Pick: Late-season
    Uses: Eating | Cooking 
  • Apple trees
    Holstein Apple trees

    Holstein

    A high-quality apple from Germany, noted for its good flavor and excellent juice.  compare
    From £29.00
    Flowering: 3(triploid)
    Pick: Late-season
    Uses: Eating | Juice 
  • Nectarine trees

    Humboldt

    An orange-fleshed English nectarine, ripening towards the end of August.  compare
    Flowering: 3self-fertile
    Pick: Mid-season
    Uses: Eating 
  • Apple trees
    Idared Apple trees

    Idared

    Idared is a popular late-season apple variety, notable for its excellent keeping qualities.  compare
    Flowering: 2
    Pick: Late-season
    Uses: Eating | Cooking | Juice 
  • Pear trees
    Josephine de Malines Pear trees

    Josephine de Malines

    A classic 19th century winter pear with a high quality flavour.  compare
    Flowering: 4
    Pick: Very late-season
    Uses: Eating 
  • Apple trees
    Karmijn de Sonnaville Apple trees

    Karmijn de Sonnaville

    This is a little-known Cox-style apple but with the potential for very good flavor.  compare
    From £29.00
    Flowering: 4(triploid)
    Pick: Late-season
    Uses: Eating | Juice 
  • Apple trees
    King's Acre Pippin Apple trees

    King's Acre Pippin

    A traditional late-season English apple with a robust flavour.  compare
    Pick: Very late-season
    Uses: Eating 
  • Plum trees
    Kirke's Blue Plum trees

    Kirke's Blue

    An old-fashioned blue plum with a rich sweet flavour.  compare
    Flowering: 3
    Pick: Mid-season
    Uses: Eating 
  • Apple trees
    Lady (Api) Apple trees

    Lady (Api)

    A small highly flavoured variety from France, where it is known as Api - thought to be very old.  compare
    From £29.00
    Flowering: 3
    Pick: Late-season
    Uses: Eating | Juice | Cider
  • Hazel trees
    Lange Tidling Zeller Hazel trees

    Lange Tidling Zeller

    Lange Tidling Zeller is one of the new heavy cropping German hazel varieties.  compare
    Pick: Late-season
    Uses: Eating | Cooking 
  • Damson trees
    Langley Damson trees

    Langley

    Often known as Langley Bullace but best regarded as a small-fruited damson.  compare
    Flowering: 3self-fertile
    Pick: Very late-season
    Uses: Cooking 
  • Apple trees
    Lemon Pippin Apple trees

    Lemon Pippin

    A very old English apple with a unique lemon-like flavour.  compare
    Flowering: 4
    Pick: Late-season
    Uses: Eating | Cooking 
  • Cherry trees
    Merchant Cherry trees

    Merchant

    An early-season black cherry with a good flavour.  compare
    Flowering: 3
    Pick: Early-season
    Uses: Eating 
  • Apple trees
    Meridian Apple trees

    Meridian

    Meridian is a little known modern English apple, heavy crops, easy to grow, and excellent flavour.  compare
    Flowering: 3
    Pick: Mid-season
    Uses: Eating | Juice 
  • Plum trees

    Meritare

    An attractive new early-season dessert plum from Sweden, with large fruits and good cold-hardiness.  compare
    Flowering: 3
    Pick: Early-season
    Uses: Eating 
  • Cherry trees
    Merton Bigarreau Cherry trees

    Merton Bigarreau

    A very high quality English black cherry.  compare
    Flowering: 3
    Pick: Mid-season
    Uses: Eating 
  • Japanese Plums
    Methley Japanese Plums

    Methley

    Methley is a Japanese plum (Prunus salicina), as opposed to the more usual European plums (Prunus domestica).  compare
    Flowering: 1self-fertile
    Pick: Early-season
    Uses: Eating 
  • Apple trees
    Norfolk Royal Russet Apple trees

    Norfolk Royal Russet

    Norfolk Royal Russet is a glorious golden-russet apple which tastes as good as it looks.  compare
    Flowering: 3
    Pick: Mid-season
    Uses: Eating 
  • Apple trees
    Pinova Apple trees

    Pinova

    An attractive disease-resistant dessert apple, capable of producing good clean fruit without chemical sprays.  compare
    Flowering: 4
    Pick: Late-season
    Uses: Eating | Juice 
  • Apple trees
    Rajka Apple trees

    Rajka

    Rajka is a modern disease-resistant heavy-cropping apple variety with a good sweet/sharp flavour.  compare
    Flowering: 3
    Pick: Mid-season
    Uses: Eating | Juice 
  • Apple trees
    Red Delicious Apple trees

    Red Delicious

    Delicious is one of the most popular red apples, available in both Red and original Hawkeye forms.  compare
    From £17.45
    Flowering: 4
    Pick: Late-season
    Uses: Eating 
  • Apple trees
    Redsleeves Apple trees

    Redsleeves

    A sweet scab-resistant apple, developed specifically to be easy for the gardener.  compare
    Flowering: 3self-fertile
    Pick: Early-season
    Uses: Eating 
  • Cherry trees
    Regina Cherry trees

    Regina

    Regina is a new late-season sweet black cherry, with a good flavour and resistance to splitting.  compare
    Flowering: 5
    Pick: Late-season
    Uses: Eating 
  • Cherry trees
    Roundel Heart Cherry trees

    Roundel Heart

    An old English cherry, easier to grow than most old varieties, and with a good traditional cherry flavour.  compare
    Flowering: 3
    Pick: Mid-season
    Uses: Eating 
  • Pear trees
    Seckel Pear trees

    Seckel

    A small but exceptionally sweet red American pear from the 18th century.  compare
    From £29.00
    Flowering: 4
    Pick: Late-season
    Uses: Eating | Cooking 
  • Cherry trees
    Skeena Cherry trees

    Skeena®

    One of the best of the Canadian late-season cherries.  compare
    Flowering: 3self-fertile
    Pick: Late-season
    Uses: Eating 
  • Apple trees
    Snow Apple / Fameuse Apple trees

    Snow Apple / Fameuse

    A very hardy north country apple, known both as the Snow Apple and Fameuse, and the probable parent of McIntosh.  compare
    From £29.00
    Flowering: 2
    Pick: Late-season
    Uses: Eating | Juice 
  • Apple trees
    Sops of Wine Apple trees

    Sops of Wine

    A very old English culinary and cider apple, named for its red-stained flesh.  compare
    Flowering: 3
    Pick: Early-season
    Uses: Cooking | Cider
  • Cider apple trees
    Stoke Red Cider apple trees

    Stoke Red

    A traditional English cider apple producing a bittersharp juice.  compare
    Flowering: 6
    Pick: Very late-season
    Uses: Cider
  • Apple trees
    Sturmer Pippin Apple trees

    Sturmer Pippin

    A sharp-tasting late-season Victorian apple which keeps very well.  compare
    From £21.00
    Flowering: 3partly self-fertile
    Pick: Very late-season
    Uses: Eating | Juice 
  • Apple trees
    Sunrise Apple trees

    Sunrise

    Sunrise is a reliable summer apple, crisp, juicy, and better flavour than many early apples.  compare
    Flowering: 2
    Pick: Early-season
    Uses: Eating | Juice 
  • Plum trees
    Thames Cross Plum trees

    Thames Cross

    An attractive yellow mid-season plum with a good flavour.  compare
    Flowering: 3partly self-fertile
    Pick: Mid-season
    Uses: Eating | Cooking 
  • Apple trees
    Tydeman's Late Orange Apple trees

    Tydeman's Late Orange

    An excellent late-season Cox-style aromatic apple.  compare
    Flowering: 4
    Pick: Late-season
    Uses: Eating | Juice 
  • Plum trees
    Valor Plum trees

    Valor

    Valor is a large dual-purpose purple plum from Canada, ripening late in the season.  compare
    Flowering: 3
    Pick: Very late-season
    Uses: Eating | Cooking 
  • Cherry trees
    Van Cherry trees

    Van

    Van is a deservedly popular dark-red mid-season cherry with firm flesh and an excellent cherry flavour.  compare
    Flowering: 3
    Pick: Mid-season
    Uses: Eating 
  • Cherry trees
    Vega Cherry trees

    Vega

    A very large-fruited modern white cherry.  compare
    Flowering: 4
    Pick: Late-season
    Uses: Eating 
  • Mulberry trees

    Wellington

    A large-fruited Mulberry tree.  compare
    self-fertile
    Pick: Early-season
    Uses: Eating | Cooking 
  • Apple trees
    Winter Banana Apple trees

    Winter Banana

    A good quality American apple variety with a faint banana-like flavor.  compare
    Flowering: 4
    Pick: Very late-season
    Uses: Eating | Juice | Cider
  • Apple trees
    Yorkshire Greening Apple trees

    Yorkshire Greening

    A traditional northern cooking apple, with a very good sharp flavour, and easy to grow.  compare
    Flowering: 3(triploid)
    Pick: Late-season
    Uses: Cooking 
  • Apple trees
    Zabergau Reinette Apple trees

    Zabergau Reinette

    Zabergau Reinette is a well-regarded russet apple from Germany with a strong well-balanced flavor.  compare
    From £29.00
    Flowering: 3(triploid)
    Pick: Late-season
    Uses: Eating | Juice