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  • Egremont Russet Apple Trees


    Picking late September, stores well. Brown variety with firm yellow/white flesh, Nutty flavour, Still the best russet apple. Pollinators include: James Grieve, Greensleeves, Grenadier and Fortune. The blossom has good frost tolerance.

  • Granny Smith Apple Trees


    The popular Australian winter storing variety that keeps well until April. Crops exceptionally well in a warm dry summer. Often used for cooking when grown in this country. Large, green fruits with a crisp, firm flesh. Pollinators include: Bountiful, Greensleeves etc.

  • Cox’s Orange Pippin Apple Trees


    Usually ready for picking in mid September, and can be stored well into the new year. Generally regarded as the finest flavoured of all English apples, this variety needs good soil conditions to crop well. Not recommended for very cold or very wet areas. The trees are vigorous, with good, angle branches. Fairly upright and then spreading habit. The fruits are medium sized, round to conical, golden yellow with up to three quarter flush with orange, red streaks and some russetting. The flesh is firm, creamy yellow, crisp and juicy. The flavour is superb, rich and very aromatic. Susceptible to…

  • Discovery Apple Trees


    Ready for picking during the second half of August, the fruits are medium sized, greenish yellow, three quarters flushed with bright red. The flesh is creamy white, crisp and juicy with a very good, pleasant flavour. The trees are upright and of moderate vigour, the blossom is frost tolerant. Good pollinators for this variety are: Cox Orange, Golden Delicious and Greensleeves.

  • Golden Delicious Apple Trees


    Late variety. Stores well. Not always successful in all parts of the country, as it requires a higher temperature and light intensity. The fruits are far superior and have no resemblance to shop bought fruit: Pollinators include: Cox, Kent, Redsleeves etc.

  • James Grieve Apple Trees


    The fruits are ready for picking mid September onwards – and suitable for eating throughout October. The fruits are medium large, round, conical, greenish yellow with an orange and red flush and stripes. The skin is thin and tender, and the flesh creamy white, tender and very juicy. The flavour is exceptional. A heavy and regular cropper, that is superb when eaten straight from the tree. The trees are moderately vigorous, upright and then spreading. A very popular garden variety that always does well with the advantage that it also excels in the north. An excellent choice for a difficult…

  • Worcester Pearmain Apple Trees



  • Beth Pear Trees


    A very exceptional variety from East Malling Research Station. An early dessert eating variety with excellent texture and the most beautiful flavour. Medium size fruits for picking September through to October. Keeps well for an early variety. The texture of the fruits, with their white melting flesh and excellent flavour, has assured Beth of outstanding popularity. A very regular and heavy cropper. Pollinators include: Conference, Onward, Louise Bon de Jersey, Concorde etc. Highly recommended. All trees £1.00 extra to normal price.

  • Braeburn Apple Trees


    Introduced by popular request as it is now a prevalent and popular supermarket apple of fine, refreshing flavour. It is very late maturing and not always reliable in this country. However, it is often heavy cropping and may well mature in time for picking if it is grown as a Supercolumn where the benefit of extra sunlight may help ripen the fruits, which should be picked from late October onwards. They will store well into March. Good pollinators include: Gala, Pixie, Orleans Reinette, James Grieve etc.

  • Doyenne Du Comice Pear Trees


    For picking and eating in late October/November and keeping into December or longer if stored, but this pear is so delicious there are unlikely to be any left for storing. The fruits are large, golden yellow, with some russetting and red flush. The creamy white, melting flesh is juicy with a superb rich flavour. An eating sensation. The trees are vigorous and fairly upright, preferring a warm and sheltered site. Given good pollinators this variety crops regularly and yields are good, ideal for a south wall or training as a cordon. Ideal pollinators are: Conference, Beth, Williams, Gorham, Dr Jules,…

  • Self Fertile Cox Apple Trees


    A Cox clone which is a better grower and more reliable cropper. For those who insist on Cox as part of their planting programme this is a better choice than the standard Cox. The fruits are of excellent Cox flavour, and of superior quality. The tree has better resistance to disease. This clone is self fertile so is a valued addition to the limited range of self fertile apples available. It will set a good crop on its own. For full cropping potential pollinate with: Winter Gem, Redsleeves, Greensleeves etc.

  • Williams Bon Chretien Pear Trees


    (C) WILLIAMS BON CHRETIENThe most universally grown pear. Ready for picking from September. The medium sized fruit is bright yellow with patches of russet and occasional red streaks on the sun exposed side. The white, creamy flesh is juicy with a very characteristic musky flavour. The trees are moderately vigorous, somewhat spreading and regular croppers. Suitable pollinators are: Conference, Onward, Improved Fertility, Dr Jules, Concord etc.

  • Newton Wonder Apple Trees


    For use from November to March. The fruits have exceptional flavour when cooked and can also be eaten for dessert. Grows well everywhere including north and west. Flowers late. Pollinate with: Tydeman Late Orange, Orleans Reinette, Ashmead’s Kernel, Howgate Wonder etc. Excels on the dwarfing rootstocks.

  • Blenheim Orange Apple Trees


    An excellent variety for dessert and cooking. A real dual purpose variety with exceptional flavour. Crisp, yellow flesh, with a fine sub-acid flavour. Medium to large fruits that are yellow with a fine russet and striped dull red. For eating November to January. Resistance to Mildew, crops are sometimes light until the tree is established. Blenheim Orange is a triploid that must be pollinated with two other varieties.Photo courtesy of Clifford Cain

  • Bramley’s Seedling Apple Trees


    The most popular culinary variety for late autumn picking, and will store until late February with ease. Previously considered too large for the garden, but not so with the new dwarfing rootstocks. Bramley has responded very well to the new rootstocks which make very manageable trees with an increase in fruit size. The large fruits are green to yellow-green and the creamy white flesh is superb for cooking. The trees are vigorous with stout branches, forming a spreading tree. Bramley is a triploid, so two other pollinating varieties are needed, of which the choice is very wide. Ideal pollinators are:…

  • Holstein Apple Trees


    A delicious apple very like a Cox. Highly aromatic. Very vigorous. Excels on M27. Pollinators include: Bountiful, Falstaff, Redsleeves etc.

  • Jonagold Apple Trees


    For eating October onwards and stores late. A regular cropper, the very large, golden fruits have a superb flavour. Very popular for the heavy crops of juicy, crisp fruits that are so richly flavoured. Jonagold is a triploid variety and needs to be grown with 2 other varieties. Pollinators include: James Grieve, Greensleeves, Sunset, Charles Ross, Redsleeves, Grenadier, Fiesta, Jester etc.

  • Spartan Apple Trees


    Ready for picking early October and will keep into the new year. The fruits are medium sized and a dark mahogany red. The skin is very smooth with an excellent bloom and becoming brighter as the fruit ripens. The flesh is fine, white, juicy and sweet, with a very good flavour. The majority of the fruits are of Class 1 grade, and this variety is becoming very popular. The tree is moderately vigorous, upright and spreading and is a heavy and regular copper. The blossom is fairly frost tolerant. Also good for the north and west. Good pollinators are: Greensleeves,…



    Produces fewer berries but larger and juicy. Flavour good.



    Probably the most well known and ‘original’ variety. Very good flavour

  • Blacksmith Blackcurrant Bushes


     Blacksmith is another old heirloom variety we have largely rescued from oblivion.  The berries are small, firm, prolific and an attractive glossy black. Easily harvested on short strigs, they are full of robust true old-fashioned blackcurrant flavour. Suitable for all purposes. The bush is largely mildew free, hardy and easily maintained. Mid season.  Photo is generic. 

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