Fruit tree catalogue


Gardening skill

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Suitable for beginners1
Average13
Some needed3

Fruit tree categories

Almond trees1
Apple trees5
Cider apple trees2
Peach trees1
Pear trees1
Perry pear trees2
Plum trees5

Stock availabilitytop


Height after 10 years


Small (dwarf)5
Medium (semi-dwarf)73
Large (semi-vigorous)147
Full-size (standard)26

Rootstock


Colt8
Dwarf1
F12/14
Gisela 510
M11610
M2515
M2633
M94
MM10669
MM1111
Pyrodwarf5
Pyrus c.4
Quince A20
Quince Eline8
Semi-vigorous16
St.Julien28
Torinel4
VVA-118
Wavit10
Weigi 12
Weigi 22

Usingtop


Picking season

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Very early
Early2
Mid5
Late7
Very late3

Keeping

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Does not keep
1-3 days5
1 week1
2-3 weeks2
1-2 months2
3 months or more3

Uses


Good for eating fresh11
Good for cooking3
Good for juice
Good for cider4

Cooking result


Puree1
Textured puree
Keeps shape

Growingtop


Planting position


Full sun essential2
Full sun preferred14
Tolerates partial shade
Tolerates north-facing shade1

Flowering group

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11
22
37
42
52
6

Self-fertility

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Self-fertile4
Partially self-fertile2
Not self-fertile11

Ploidy

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Diploid17

Pollinating others

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Good2
Average15
Poor

Vigour

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Weak growing1
Slightly small1
Average growth8
Slightly large1
Large4
Very large

Precocity

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Precocious2
Slow to start bearing2

Cropping


Heavy8
Good7
Light2

Fruit bearing

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Spur-bearer6
Free-spurring1
Partial tip-bearer2
Tip-bearer

Fruit persistence

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Normal ripening9
Fruit drops when ripe2
Ripens over a period1
Persistent

Bearing regularity

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Regular14
Biennial tendency2

Climatetop


Blossom frost-resistance

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Good resistance2
Some resistance1
Susceptible

Can be grown in


Temperate climates16
Mild / damp climates6
Warm climates4

Disease resistancetop


General resistance

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Good7
Average6
Poor

Suitable for organic

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Organic / no-spray culture2

Canker

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Very resistant1
Some resistance1
Neutral
Some susceptibility1
Very susceptible

Scab

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Very resistant
Some resistance5
Neutral
Some susceptibility1
Very susceptible

Mildew

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Very resistant
Some resistance1
Neutral
Some susceptibility
Very susceptible

Silverleaf

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Very resistant
Some resistance1
Neutral
Some susceptibility
Very susceptible

Fruit identificationtop


Country of origin


Belgium 2
Germany 1
Netherlands 1
Sweden 1
United Kingdom10
United States2

Period of origin


1500 - 1549
1550 - 1599
1600 - 1649
1650 - 1699
1700 - 1749
1750 - 1799
1800 - 18493
1850 - 18993
1900 - 19496
1950 - 19991
20002

Fruit colour


Blue - dark1
Green1
Green - light2
Green / Red1
Green / Yellow2
Orange / Red4
Orange flush2
Purple1
Red1
Yellow1

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  • Apple trees
    Arthur Turner Apple trees

    Arthur Turner

    A mid-season cooking apple, producing a light yellow puree. Very attractive blossom.  compare
    Flowering: 3
    Pick: Mid-season
    Uses: Cooking 
  • 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 
  • Apple trees
    Bright Future Apple trees

    Bright Future  Best seller

    An excellent late-season English apple with a very good sweet/sharp flavour and crisp hard flesh.  compare
    Flowering: 3
    Pick: Late-season
    Uses: Eating 
  • Apple trees
    Chivers Delight Apple trees

    Chivers Delight

    Chivers Delight is an under-rated Cox-style apple from Cambridgeshire. Crisp and sweet.  compare
    Flowering: 4
    Pick: Late-season
    Uses: Eating 
  • Plum trees
    Denniston's Superb Plum trees

    Denniston's Superb

    Denniston's Superb is a gage-like green plum, raised in New York in the 19th century.  compare
    Flowering: 2self-fertile
    Pick: Mid-season
    Uses: Eating 
  • 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
    Flowering: 3partly self-fertile
    Pick: Late-season
    Uses: Eating 
  • Perry pear trees
    Hendre Huffcap Perry pear trees

    Hendre Huffcap

    A well-known English perry pear variety, and a reliable cropper. Makes a light, low-tannin perry.  compare
    Flowering: 3
    Pick: Late-season
    Uses: Cider
  • Plum trees
    Jefferson Plum trees

    Jefferson

    Jefferson is a large yellow gage / plum, easy to grow, crops well, very juicy and great flavour.  compare
    Flowering: 2
    Pick: Late-season
    Uses: Eating 
  • 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 
  • Perry pear trees
    Judge Amphlet Perry pear trees

    Judge Amphlet

    A popular English perry pear variety producing a light, low-tannin juice.  compare
    Flowering: 1
    Pick: Early-season
    Uses: Cider
  • 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 
  • Apple trees
    Laxton's Fortune Apple trees

    Laxton's Fortune

    A quietly popular Edwardian era Cox-style apple, developed by the Laxton Brothers Nursery.  compare
    Flowering: 3partly self-fertile
    Pick: Mid-season
    Uses: Eating 
  • 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 
  • Peach trees
    Peregrine Peach trees

    Peregrine  Best seller

    Peregrine is the best flavoured white-flesh peach for the UK climate.  compare
    self-fertile
    Pick: Mid-season
    Uses: Eating 
  • Almond trees

    Robijn

    Robijn is a modern almond variety, suitable for planting in drier areas of northern Europe.  compare
    self-fertile
    Pick: Late-season
    Uses: Eating | Cooking 
  • Cider apple trees
    Tremlett's Bitter Cider apple trees

    Tremlett's Bitter

    Tremlett's Bitter is a traditional English cider apple variety producing a bittersweet juice.  compare
    Flowering: 5
    Pick: Late-season
    Uses: Cider
  • Cider apple trees
    Yarlington Mill Cider apple trees

    Yarlington Mill

    Yarlington Mill is a traditional English cider apple variety producing a bittersweet juice.  compare
    Flowering: 5
    Pick: Very late-season
    Uses: Cider