Fruit trees for North West Scotland

Varieties: 14 | Clear all

Gardening skill

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Suitable for beginners10
Average4
Some needed

Fruit tree categories

Apple trees7
Damson trees5
Plum trees2

Stock availabilitytop


Height after 10 years


Small (dwarf)
Medium (semi-dwarf)1
Large (semi-vigorous)6
Full-size (standard)

Rootstock


M261
MM1064
St.Julien2

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Picking season

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Very early1
Early7
Mid3
Late3
Very late

Keeping

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Does not keep
1-3 days2
1 week11
2-3 weeks1
1-2 months
3 months or more

Uses


Good for eating fresh6
Good for cooking11
Good for juice6
Good for cider1

Cooking result


Puree3
Textured puree
Keeps shape

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Planting position


Full sun essential1
Full sun preferred19
Tolerates partial shade9
Tolerates north-facing shade5

Flowering group

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1
24
310
4
5
6

Self-fertility

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Self-fertile6
Partially self-fertile3
Not self-fertile5

Ploidy

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Diploid14

Pollinating others

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Good2
Average11
Poor

Vigour

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Weak growing1
Slightly small
Average growth8
Slightly large1
Large4
Very large

Precocity

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Precocious2
Slow to start bearing

Cropping


Heavy11
Good1
Light1

Fruit bearing

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

Fruit persistence

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Normal ripening10
Fruit drops when ripe2
Ripens over a period
Persistent

Bearing regularity

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Regular13
Biennial tendency1

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Blossom frost-resistance

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Good resistance5
Some resistance3
Susceptible

Can be grown in


Temperate climates14
Mild / damp climates14
Warm climates1

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General resistance

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Good14
Average1
Poor

Suitable for organic

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Organic / no-spray culture9

Canker

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Very resistant1
Some resistance4
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

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Country of origin


Belgium 1
Sweden 1
United Kingdom12

Period of origin


1500 - 1549
1550 - 1599
1600 - 1649
1650 - 1699
1700 - 1749
1750 - 1799
1800 - 18495
1850 - 18992
1900 - 19494
1950 - 19991
20001

Fruit colour


Blue - dark5
Green2
Orange / Red1
Purple1
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 €25.90
    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 €25.90
    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
    Flowering: 3self-fertile
    Pick: Mid-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 €22.90 to €23.90
    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 €0.00 to €23.90
    Flowering: 3
    Pick: Early-season
    Uses: Eating | Juice 
  • Damson trees
    Farleigh Damson trees

    Farleigh  Best seller

    One of the hardiest damsons, and crops heavily. Farleigh has the distinctive damson flavour.  compare
    From €27.90
    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 €23.90
    Flowering: 3partly self-fertile
    Pick: Early-season
    Uses: Cooking | Juice 
  • 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 €23.90
    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 €23.90
    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 €27.90
    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 €22.90 to €27.90
    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 €23.90 to €24.90
    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 €27.90
    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 €22.90 to €27.90
    Flowering: 3self-fertile
    Pick: Mid-season
    Uses: Cooking