Fruit Trees

Fruit trees are cheap, healthy, easy to handle and fun. Ours are UK grown and include eating and cooking apples, eating and cooking cherries, damsons, medlars, pears, plums, quinces and many more. 

Apple Trees

Discovery

All our Apple Trees are grown on rootstock M26 therefore they are all Dwarf Bush Apple Trees which grow to a height of 6-7ft. These trees are ideal for smaller gardens where space is limtied. All varieties need a pollination partner. Below is a list of all Apple Trees available:

Bramley’s Seedling Greensleeves Laxtons Superb
Braeburn Grenadier Lord Lambourne
Discovery Granny Smith Queen Coxs
Elstar Jupiter Sunset
Fiesta Howgate Wonder Suntan
Gala Lord Derby Tydermans Late Orange
Bramley Seedling: The most popular cooking apple of all time. Requires 2 pollinators. Few other cooking apples bake so easily into the deliciously light, fluffy, syrup infused puree that is the ideal cooked apple – the flavour is mouth wateringly tangy and fruity and the texture is simply perfect. These apples are ready to pick in early October and store very well, well into the following spring if they are kept nice and cool. This tree is very vigorous and heavy cropping.
Braeburn: Braeburn apple trees produce a mid to late season eating apple. They need a sunny site and are only recommended for growing in the South of England and Wales. A well known variety with lovely bright red and yellow colouring, a superbly crisp, juicy crunch and an excellent sweet and sharp balance of powerful, fruity flavour. Harvest late October.
Cox’s Orange Pippin: Cox Orange Pippin apple trees carry quintessentially English eating apples that also juice very well. In a good year, this is one of the all time best tasting apples anywhere. It has a wonderful juicy texture and a complex, tangy, aromatic taste with a hint of spices and suggestion of melons. It doesn’t store for long, but the juice from any excess can be frozen indefinitely. The tree itself is quite slow growing and upright; it’s ideal for low maintenance cordons & espaliers. Self-fertile but will perform better with a pollination partner.
Crispin: The Crispin apple tree produces a mid season eating apple that juices well and is great for adding to a cider brew. It can also be used for cooking. Dessert apple with a sweet, crisp, juicy taste.
Discovery: Produces an early season eating apple.  It has excellent texture and flavour: crisp, juicy and sweet. The taste is light, with a dash of fruity, strawberry like aromas and it is lovely when it is eaten from the fridge on a hot day. It is a pale yellow-green colour, ripening to red where the sun hits it. Harvest mid-late August.
Ellisons Orange: Ellisons Orange apples produce regular crops which are flushed with red. They have a wonderful juiciness with an undertone of aniseed and are a delightful dessert apple. This is an old apple – introduced in 1904 and are ideal for colder areas and frost pockets where it makes a very good substitute for Cox’s Orange Pippin. Ellisons Orange is a late flowering self-fertile apple; it will carry fruit unaided, but always crops better in the company of a pollinator.
Egremont Russet: Produces medium sized russet apples, with an distinctive nutty flavour. The tree is extremely hardy, quite vigorous and a steady and reliable cropper. Crops September-October. Good pollinator for other varieties.
Fiesta: A blushing red and yellow beauty of an apple, with a fine flavour and crunchy flesh, the Fiesta is one of the best offspring of the famous Cox’s Orange Pippin and, unlike its parent, is easy to grow. Basically a sweet tasting apple, Fiesta has preserved some of the subtle blend of flavours that make Cox so great, though it can’t really be called a substitute. They juice well and are good for storage – after picking in late September, Fiesta Apples last into the new year without too much loss of flavour.
Fortune: Fortune is medium sized, green and red eating apple. The flesh is alive with flavour, very juicy and firm, with a rough texture, though not quite crumbly. It is perfect for making juice. Partially self-fertile therefore acts as a good pollinator for others. Harvest September-October.
Gala: 
Greensleeves: A self-fertile tree but needs a suitable pollinator to crop well. It flowers early and so will go well with any of the early or mid season Trees. Eating apple, also excellent for cider.
Howgate Wonder: Howgate Wonder is relatively unusual being a dual purpose apple in that it is both eater and cooker – actually it produces good juice as well. A late cropper in October that stores well. Can also be used for cider.
James Grieve: One of the best varieties around.  The green fruit are large and attractively streaked with red while the flesh is cream and very, very juicy. Early in the season the fruit can be quite sharp and are used for cooking where they keep their shape which is useful in apple tarts or strudel. As the apple ages on the tree it sweetens but always retains that slight edge to make it so wonderfully refreshing. The texture is relatively soft, being more like a firm pear. Once picked in September, perfect specimens will store for a month or two while windfalls make marvellous juice. Importantly the predominantly pink but quite discreet blossom is remarkably frost proof so you don’t lose your crop if there is an unseasonally late frost even though the blossoms is quite early being at the end of April. Another huge strength of this tree is that it is resistant to scab. Ideal pollinator for all varieties. 
Jonagold: Dessert/Cider Apple. The true Jonagold apple is large and yellow with great smudges of ripe redness on its cheeks. Its flesh is creamy white, very juicy with a crisp crunch to the bite and the flavour is honeyed and sweet without being sickly. Harvest October.
Jupiter: The Jupiter Apple is a thing to behold. It is often as large as a cooker, round and orange red coloured over a green/yellow main colour with no russety bits. The flesh is cream and slightly coarse but utterly delicious with a firm but not crisp bite and a taste that is like a Cox’s Orange Pippin but for many is preferable because it is slightly sharper and more consistent. Harvest October. Requires 2 pollination partners.
Laxtons Superb: The Victorians loved this apple. Laxtons Superb graced many tables because of its tremendous sweetness, complex flavours and firm but not too juicy flesh. Needless to say it is a superb apple. Less flat than a Cox’s Orange Pippin from which it is derived, it is definitely sweeter and larger than a Cox but not so brash in taste as modern varieties of apple. The apples are of a medium size with slight russeting on the red flushed surfaces of the greeny/yellow skin. It is handsome without being hugely decorative. The flesh is cream in colour and fine in texture. The blossom comes early in May. A late-season harvest in October-November. 
Lord Derby: A cooking apple tree that has withstood the test of time. Sometimes known as London Major, Lord Derby is still grown commercially today. The tree produces lavish crops of initially shiny green fruit that later bulge and become golden yellow, sometimes with russet patches. They are fine to use in October when still green, usually with plenty of brown sugar as the younger fruit are very acid. Taking some of the earlier fruit like this will keep your tree cropping well into December. The flesh of the mature yellow fruit is softer and slightly sweeter, with a delicate grain that holds its shape after baking. Lord Derby is exceptionally hardy.
Lord Lambourne:  is one of those prodigies who has taken all the best bits from both of his parents, James Grieve and Worcester Pearmain, and become something quite different. The apple itself is of a pleasing round shape and looks streaky red over orange/green with a smidgin of russeting present. The taste is aromatic – in fact Lord Lambourne is the earliest of the aromatic apples to fruit – and very appley with a strong and pleasant taste that is tempered by clear acidity and will sweeten over time, even after picking. The flesh is clean white and juicy to the bite. Lord Lambourne is very easy to grow in the garden and is highly resistant to scab and to hard winters. Even its blossom which comes very early in May will survive a frost or two so you are always guaranteed a crop.
Peasgood Nonsuch: Bear lovely big fruit that can be used for both cooking and eating. The young fruit tend to have a large red patch that breaks up into stripes as it ripens, finally becoming an attractive, even red and yellow apple. The flesh is soft, slightly sharp and very succulent, becoming a light and sweet puree when cooked.  They are fairly vigorous with a spreading habit. Though fully hardy, the flowers of Peasgood Nonsuch can be damaged by late frosts in April – the stress of being thawed too quickly by the early morning sun causes them to die back. Harvest September-October.
Pitmaston Pineapple: The Pitmaston Pineapple – sometimes called Radcliffes NonPareil – is an exceptional apple with a powerful nutty flavour, honey sweet yet also sharp. It might taste a bit like a pineapple if you close your eyes and believe, but the name refers to it’s warm yellow colour and shape. The fruit are very small, about 5cms across, and the trees tend to crop biennially, laden with fruit in alternate years. This, combined with their size means that they are rarely grown commercially, so they make an outstanding addition to any apple orchard. You will also be very popular at harvest time as your friends won’t be able to get their hands on them anywhere else! Whilst they are not really a cooking apple, their flavour is so special that you should experiment with them in pies and other desserts. The trees have an upright habit and are fairly vigorous, their flowers are also large and well structured. A late-season cropper.
Spartan: Spartan is a little apple – kids love them. It is a dark shiny red eating apple with crisp white flesh that is best eaten straight off the tree as it softens with storage – although it is an excellent juicing apple fresh or stored. Spartan apple Trees- are pretty disease resistant – good against scab and mildew, they are easy to grow and they are outstanding pollinators. Spartan is partially self-fertile and flowers – and crops late.
Worcester Pearmain: Worcester Permain apple trees are good croppers producing medium to large bright red/orange eating apples. When ripe, the fruit is aromatic and Worcester Permain has a firm white flesh with a flavour genty reminiscent of strawberries. The apples are also excellent juicers and the tree is usually a first choice for growers wanting something that does well in cold spots. WorcesterPermain is a self-fertile mid-season flowering pollinator. This means it will produce some fruit if planted by itself, but will crop better in the company of another pollinator.

Pear Trees

Pears are closely related to Apples and are therefore  grown in the same way and share the same pests/diseases. We stock the following varieties of Pear Trees:

Concorde: Dessert. Reliabe heavy crop of medium-sized juicy green fruit. Pollinate with Comice.
Conference: Dessert. Reliable crop of medium-sized juicy fruit. Plant in a sheltered spot as it is susceptible to wind damage. Partly self-fertile, however pollinate with Williams to encourage maximum yield.
Williams: Dessert. Hardy, regular cropper of pale yellow fruit.
 

Plum/Damson Trees

All our Plum Trees are grown on rootstock St Julien A and are therefore classed as semi-dwarf. They are less vigorous than other rootstocks and ideal where space is limited. Cropping should start when the tree is 5 years old. All our Plum Trees are self-pollinating. Below is a list of the varieties that we stock:

Avalon
Excalibur
Victoria
Yellow Pershore
Victoria Plum: Victoria plum trees are a safe bet. They are reliable croppers that produce one of the best known eating plums in huge quantities. Victoria plums are sweet and juicy and are excellent for cooking, jam making and desserts. Self-fertile.
Czar PlumCzar Plums are large dark purple plums with sharp, yellow flesh, prized for cooking and jam. Self-fertile, fruit from August.
Excalibur Plum
Cambridge Gage: The Cambridge Gage is one of the most popular greengage trees. It is almost as delicious as the Old Greengage, but while that tree often bears quite small yields, the Cambridge gage is a reliable cropper and also self fertile. The sweet fruit are equally good for eating fresh and making jam. The trees are naturally compact and shouldn’t require any pruning. Crops in Auguat.
 Yellow Pershore Plum

Cherry Trees

Stella

All our Cherry Trees are grown on rootstock Colt therefore are dwarf, bush trees. We stock the following varieties of Cherry Trees:

Morello: Morello is the best sour cooking cherry for the UK. If you want cherries for pies, jams or making alcohol, Morello is the one for you. Smaller than their sweet cousins, these cherries are ripe for cooking when they are dark red. If you leave them on the branch until they are almost black, you can try eating them fresh – they are very acidic and not to everyone’s taste! Morello trees flower very late & tend to avoid late spring frosts. A self-fertile tree which is ready for harvesting in August.
 Summer Sun
Stella: The all time favourite sweet cherry tree, Stella cherries are big, dark red and delicious. The only thing you can say against it is that it is too popular – most supermarket cherries are Stellas. But when you grow them at home, you can pick them at the perfect time – they’ll be much better than the ones in the shops. A self-fertile tree ready for harvesting late July.
Sunburst: Sunburst is an excellent late cropping tree. The unripe fruit have an ornamental rosy colour that turns almost black when ripe. They are really juicy, with a hint of raspberry – delicious! A self-fertile tree ready for harvesting late July.
Van: Van cherries are ruby red, turning black when ripe and excellent quality. Although it is not self fertile, it is a very good pollinator of other trees and often planted in larger cherry orchards. A hardy, heavy cropping tree, ready for harvesting in July.V
Vega

Quince, Sweet Chestnut & Walnut trees are also available.