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Connoisseurs Fruit Collection


Collection of orders by arrangement preferred but online orders also accepted for despatch usually within 5-7 working days.

If you fancy something a bit different, or maybe a gift for a gardening friend, then this collection of more unusual and choice delicacies could be just for you. The Japanese Wineberry [pictured] is a uniquely attractive plant with bristly furry red stems and veined lime green leaves. Its red-purple rounded berries ripen in August and are said to be at their best served sprinkled with red wine! The Boysenberry looks like a smoth caned Blackberry but its flavour has been raised to rapturous levels, a characteristic it is famed for. The luscious deeply aromatic fruits are sensational eaten fresh but also make superb jams and conserves. Why not also try the Lingonberry this North European beauty is a festively decorative delight as the sparkling red berries adorn a neat small glossy leaved shrub during the winter. Use them like Cranberries, for sauces and juicing, they are very high in vitamins and anti oxidants. Lastly how about the Jostaberry? This unusual cross between a Blackcurrant and Goosebrry dosen't look quite like either! It's a vigorous spine free bush laden with berries that resemble a Blackcurrant but are far larger, and far sweeter! These are all hardy and easy to grow plants, for something different, plant the Chris Bowers Connoisseurs fruit collection!

Save £5.85 on the price of these 4 speciality berries.

The 4 varieties for £39.95

Connoisseurs Fruit Collection

Sending a tree through the post isn't easy, so our parcels are expertly packed to keep your goods in the best condition. There is no surcharge on the delivery of larger parcels/orders.

Tree size as supplied varies but is usually between 3.5' - 4.5' on despatch. A few varieties might be slightly smaller, some a little bigger, of course it does vary but this is a good average. WE SUPPLY YOUNG TREES - and are proud to do so. Although we are sometimes requested to supply older/bigger trees, the percieved advantages are outwighed by disadvantages! Older trees take longer to establish and will fruit no more quickly. The young trees we send out grow away and establish so quickly and healthily & often yield within 1 season of planting. Our customers even report fruits the first year of planting! All professional fruit growers prefer to plant young trees rather than older.

Our soft fruit bushes are usually 2 years old.
Everything is stringently graded, grown on the nursery and well packed!

  • No need to be in - You can request your parcel to be left in a safe place, or stipulate an alternative delivery address, at the checkout.
  • Free 16 page booklet with every order dealing with all aspects of fruit growing.

Gold Standard Health & Quality

Chris Bowers' Gold StandardWe have in place very rigorous standards for the health, providence and uniformity of all our fruiting plants & trees. Our Nursery and the stock we grow is inspected and passported for health regularly by DEFRA experts [formerly the Ministry of Agriculture] and we have in place our own stringent controls and inspection programmes to ensure our fruiting bushes and trees are the best, most disease free stocks available and truly beyond compare.

We always propagate from certified stock where this exists and have the highest standards regarding providence and grading. If only the very best will do - as it should - then you can rely on a Chris Bowers fruiting plant to give the most exemplary results available. We firmly believe that only the very healthiest stock can and does produce vastly superior results - and it shows.

Our Guarantee

We are proud of each & every plant & tree we despatch from our Nursery. If it fails to thrive or live up to your expectations we will replace or refund it. This is in addition to your statutory rights. We may rarely ask for details of care and cultivation given to it, or arrange for a return of the item for inspection, to assist in our own programme of improvement.