Fruit Trees

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We are pleased to offer a range of premium large fruit trees which are low-maintenance making them suitable for the modern British garden. You can choose from a wide range of Apples, Pears, Plums and Cherries, all supplied as top-quality fruit trees ranging in height from 4-6 foot on arrival, depending on variety chosen. All fruit trees are delivered from late October through to late April, depending on variety chosen.

In the UK, most urban gardens will not require a pollination partner as they will usually be planted in relatively close proximity to other fruit trees. If not, we would recommend you choose two varieties from within the same pollination group, or one above or below the pollination group.

Pollination Group B

Apple : Blenheim Orange, Cox’s Orange, Discovery, Fiesta, Greensleaves, Spartan, Sunset, Bountiful, James Grieves (also self-fertile), Laxtons Superb (also self-fertile) and Bramley Seedling.

Pear : Beth, Williams Bon Chretien, Conference (also self-fertile).

Self-fertile

Cherry : Morello, Stella and Sunburst

Plum : Victoria, Damson Merryweather, Czar and Imperial Gage.

On arrival first thing you need to do is soak the roots in a bucket of water for two hours or overnight if possible, to ensure that prior to planting the roots will soak up as much moisture as possible to get them started.

Choose a location that has access to full sun as the more sun they get, the healthier the tree will grow. It is also best to plant in areas with good shelter to reduce damage from winds.

Dig out a hole large enough to hold the roots fully, without cramping them. Apple trees will tolerate most types of well drained, fertile soil. It is highly recommended that you add a little manure or a little multi-purpose compost when planting.
Place the two year old tree into the hole and start to fill in around the roots. Fill in firmly and make sure that no air gaps exist.

Stake the tree to make sure it is kept stable and that it won’t be damaged by any unexpected winds. Always tie the tree to the stake low down so the tree can move in the wind but the roots will still be firmly held. You can also grow individually in large pots but it will reduce the fruiting of them slightly.