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APPLE TREES
Planting Suggestions

Half Standards 6m centres

Bush 3m centres

Espalier and Fan trained 5m centres

Cordons 1m apart upright or at 45 degrees, the tip pointing north

1 Yr Maiden BR
2
Yr_Old_Bush BR
3 Yr Cordon BR
3 Yr_Half_Standards BR
2 Tier Espalier BR

Bush 10Lt

£9.00
£11.00
£11.00
£25.00
£28.00

£23.00

Desert / Cooking Apple Blenheim Orange this very vigorous tree is suitable for northerly, colder, higher rainfall areas. The light crops of apples have a yellow-green skin, becoming yellow and flushed orange-red, and a characteristic nutty flavour. Fruits can be used from late September for cooking and from October to December or January as an eater.
Cooking Apple Authur Tuner a flavoursome cooking apple with large, golden exhibition fruit. Good, regular crops; prone to mildew but with some resistance to scab. Striking, deep pink blossom in spring. Season of use from September to November
Desert Apple Beauty of Bath a sweet and juicy apple with a sharp acid tang. It is one of the earliest ripening varieties and can be picked straight from the tree. The apples have a beautiful pink stained flesh and a pleasant fruity aroma. They make fairly vigorous trees with good disease resistance and produce regular heavy crops.
Desert / Cooking Apple Blenheim Orange this very vigorous tree is suitable for northerly, colder, higher rainfall areas. The light crops of apples have a yellow-green skin, becoming yellow and flushed orange-red, and a characteristic nutty flavour. Fruits can be used from late September for cooking and from October to December or January as an eater.
Cooking Apple Bountiful is a great new introduction for people who love the giant fruit of Bramley, however much more compact growth habit. Heavy cropper as the name suggests.
Cooking Apple Bramley Seedling is vigorous and partially tip bearing. It can grow to 2.5-8m in height and width, depending on the rootstock. Pale pink flowers are followed by fruit that can be used from November to February
Desert / Cooking Apple Charles Ross is partially self-fertile and would produce some crop without a pollinator but would benefit considerably from a pollinator.
Desert Apple Cox's Orange Pippin this is the benchmark for flavor in apples - from a good tree in a good year it can achieve exceptional flavor.
Desert Apple Cox's Self Fertile this self fertile Cox's apple tree is quickly becoming a favourite with our customers. The fruit of Apple Cox Self Fertile is very similar to the fruit of 'Cox's Orange Pippin'. The fruit is juicy, crisp and aromatic and available from October. Apple Cox Self Fertile doesn't require a pollinator, so only one tree is required.
Desert Apple Discovery that has a fairly compact habit. It can grow to 2.5-8m in height and width, depending on the rootstock. White flowers are followed by fruit that can be used from August to September
Cooking Apple Early Victoria is an early-season cooking apple. It is widely-known as Emneth Early, after the town of Emneth in Cambridgeshire where it was raised. developed in the 19th century its a popular early cooking apple, and it is essentially an improved version. It has plenty of juicy acidity, making it ideal for purees and jams at the start of the apple season.
Desert Apple Egremont Russet suitable for northerly, colder, higher rainfall areas. Produces good, regular crops of apples; yellowish-green, up to half flushed brownish-red and covered with russet. Characteristic nutty flavour with a season of use from October to December
Desert Apple Elisions Orange produces good, regular crops of apples; skin yellowish-green flushed red. rich, aniseed flavour. Season of use is from late September to late October
Desert Apple Falstaff  is one of the best garden apple varieties for the UK. For a start, the flavour is extremely good flavour is well-balanced combination of sweetness and acidity, and exactly what you expect an apple to taste like they will last in a fridge until Christmas. It is also easy to grow and generally disease-free, and grows in a neat and tidy fashion.
Desert Apple Fiesta a newer variety raised in 1972 in Kent  cross between Cox's Orange Pippin and Idared. Superb aromatic Cox-like flavour but crisper texture and juicy white flesh. Reliable heavy cropper. Suitable for colder areas and is more resistant to frost.
Desert Apple Golden Delicious undoubtedly one of the most important apple varieties of the 20th century, both as a commercial variety in its own right, and as breeding stock for many other varieties. Very good flavor when home-grown.
Desert Apple Greensleeves is the result of an interesting experiment, crossing the crisp sweet flavours of Golden Delicious with the juicy acidity of the famous Scottish apple variety, James Grieve. The result is a mid-season apple that crops heavily and grows very easily.
Cooking Apple Grenadier If you want an early-season English cooking apple, this is the one - good flavour for all sorts of culinary uses, very easy to grow, and crops well.
Cooking Apple Howgate Wonder is a traditional very large English cooking apple, which has been popular amongst gardeners since its introduction at the start of the 20th century. It is easy to grow, and produces good crops of large sharp-flavoured cooking apples. The flavour has plenty of tangy acidity, but it is not quite as sharp as a Bramley. When cooked it produces an attractive lumpy puree, and it can also be used for juicing. If you like an acidic apple Howgate Wonder can also be eaten fresh.
Desert Apple James Grieve is a culinary or dessert cultivar in pollination suitable for northerly, colder rainfall areas. Good, regular crops of apples, yellow-green speckled and striped orange-red, but can easily bruise. Savoury, crisp to melting flesh; when cooked keeps shape, with juicy, delicate flavour. Season of use is from September to October, and longer
Cooking Apple Lanes Price Albert One of the definitive Victorian cooking apples, with soft, juicy, acidic flesh, that cooks to a puree. The apples keep well.
Desert Apple Laxtons Superb is a classic English dessert apple from the Victorian era, still widely grown in gardens and small orchards. The apples have the orange/red flush which is characteristic of many English apple varieties. The flavour is basically sweet, and the flesh is firm rather than crunchy. All in all, a typical Victorian apple.
Cooking Apple Lord Derby is a traditional large English cooking apple, ripening in the mid to late season - from mid-September to early October fills a useful gap in the culinary apple calendar, arriving after the early cookers such as Keswick Codlin and Grenadier, and before the late cookers such as Bramley. This is not a variety for winter storage but the apples can be kept for a month or so in a cool place.
Desert Apple Lord Lambourne high-quality dessert apples. It has the pleasing uniform shape - round, and not too flattened - and typical orange flush over green, with a hint of russet. On biting into a Lord Lambourne the first thing that strikes you is the juice and acidity. The flesh is creamy-white and quite crisp, and the flavour is pleasantly strong.
Cooking Apple Newton Wonder is a high quality late-season English cooking apple from the Victoria era, producing large handsome apples.It inherits its excellent tangy flavour from one of its probable parents, Dumelow's Seedling. It cooks to a light puree. The flesh is less juicy than some cookers, making it useful for recipes where you do not want too much moisture such as mincemeat.
Cooking Apple Rev W. Wilks is a well-known English cooking apple, very much in the vein of the Victorian culinary apple tradition, although it was developed a bit later, ripens at the end of August and produces a well-flavoured tangy but sweet puree when cooked. The apples are large and juicy, but less sharp than some later-season cookers such as Bramley.
Desert Apple Spartan is a deep marroon-coloured apple with an excellent refreshing sweet flavour. Apple text books often describe the flavour as "vinous" and it can indeed have a wine-like quality, although this is first and foremost a crisp sweet juicy unpretentious apple.
Desert Apple Sunset is a compact dessert apple that can grow to 2.5-8m in height and width, depending on the rootstock. Pale pink flowers are followed by fruit that can be used from October to December
Desert Apple Winter Gem with a lovely rich aromatic flavour it has pink flushed skin.  An easy to grow apple with a good level of disease resistance it has strong upright growth.  Best picked in October and used until March.
Desert Apple Worcester Pearmain fruit has an intense strawberry flavour when well-ripened and scarlet. Heavy, regular crops are produced and can be used from late September to October
CHERRY TREES
Planting Suggestions

Half Standards 6m centres

Bush 3m centres

Fan trained 5m centres

1 Yr Maiden BR
2
Yr_Old_Bush BR
3 Yr Cordon BR
3 Yr_Half_Standards BR
2 Tier Espalier BR

Bush 10Lt

£9.00
£11.00
£11.00
£25.00
£28.00

£23.00

Desert Cherry Amber Heart or Kent Bigarreau as it is also widely known, is probably the most commercially important English "white" cherry. It has a pleasant and traditional flavour, noticeably different to modern cherries.
Desert Cherry Merton Bigarreau this large, black cherry contains flesh which is dark red and firm. Flavour is outstanding and this variety is a very heavy cropper. Picking time mid July. Tree height when mature 4-5 metres
Desert Cherry Morello is an acid-cherry or sour-cherry (Prunus cerasus) rather than a sweet-cherry, and is grown primarily for use in the kitchen. If you want to make cherry pies, cherry crumbles, or jams and preserves, this is the cherry variety to choose - when cooked it has a strong rich cherry flavour. The fruits are smaller than modern dessert cherries, looking more like small seedless grapes. Morello cherries can be eaten fresh when very ripe (at which point they have a sharp-sweet flavour). Morello is also an excellent pollinator of most other cherry varieties.
Desert Cherry Stella is a black cherry with large, rich, high quality fruits. Heavy, regular crops; self-fertile, but the fruit is prone to splitting in wet weather. Cropping season: late July.
Desert Cherry Summer Sun Partially self fertile, Summer Sun is a dessert cherries ripening up from dark red to black and produces large dark red sweet cherries perfect for growing in most parts of the UK.The cherries will continue to ripen and become darker red through the growing season
Desert Cherry Sunburst makes an attractive tree both in flower or when laden with fruit. A slightly earlier cropping variety than 'Stella', from mid July this dessert variety produces large dark red, almost black cherries of the sweetest flavour. The high quality fruits store well for a short period after picking.
DAMSON TREES
Planting Suggestions

Half Standards 6m centres

Bush 3m centres

Fan trained 5m centres

1 Yr Maiden BR
2
Yr_Old_Bush BR
3 Yr Cordon BR
3 Yr_Half_Standards BR
2 Tier Espalier BR

Bush 10Lt

£9.00
£11.00
£11.00
£25.00
£28.00

£23.00

Cooking Damson Merryweather a medium sized Damson plum with good resistance to silver leaf disease. Damson 'Merryweather' produces heavy crops of large, yellow fleshed fruits for picking in late August. The blue skinned plums have a juicy, acidic flavour which is ideal for making delicious flavoured preserves
Cooking Damson King Damson for most of us King damsons are still at their best when made into jams and preserves or used in your favourite fruit pudding. This is a heavily cropping damson tree - from September onwards that does well in Northern England and has more tolerance to damp soil than other varieties of damson. Please remember that thinning damson plums shortly after the fruits have formed improves their flavour, ensures the tree's branches do not break under the weight later, and also means you will get consistent crops every year.
Cooking Damson Prune Damson is a vigorous, but neat growing cultivar that has larger fruits than 'Farleigh Damson'. A regular and good cropper with a picking time of late August. A late flowering cultivar
PEAR TREES
Planting Suggestions

Half Standards 6m centres

Bush 3m centres

Espalier and Fan trained 5m centres

Cordons 1m apart upright or at 45 degrees, the tip pointing north

1 Yr Maiden BR
2
Yr_Old_Bush BR
3 Yr Cordon BR
3 Yr_Half_Standards BR
2 Tier Espalier BR

Bush 10Lt

£9.00
£11.00
£11.00
£25.00
£28.00

£23.00

Desert Pear Beth an excellent early-season pear, very well suited to the UK climate. It grows in a neat and compact fashion (although quite upright like most pears), and cropping is very good in most situations. It has a particularly good flavour, with the characteristic melting texture usually associated with the French pear varieties. In short Beth is the ideal pear for the allotment or back garden
Desert Pear Concorde a manageable, compact, tree that is ideal for container growing. Pear 'Concorde' produces a heavy crop of pale green, large pears with firm flesh and excellent flavour, even on a young tree. The fruits are ready to harvest from September to November and will store well until January. Enjoy them at their best by picking 'Concorde' pears slightly under-ripe, store them in a cool place and bring them indoors to ripen slowly
Desert Pear Conference an excellent early-season pear, very well suited to the UK climate. It grows in a neat and compact fashion (although quite upright like most pears), and cropping is very good in most situations. It has a particularly good flavour, with the characteristic melting texture usually associated with the French pear varieties. In short Beth is the ideal pear for the allotment or back garden
Desert Pear Doyenne du Comice widely considered to have the best flavour of any pear. It has both the characteristic "melting" flesh of the highest quality pear varieties, along with a sweet richness and delicacy which others can't quite attain.
Desert Pear Louise Bonne of Jersey is a richly flavoured, buttery and juicy dessert pear. It produces good, regular crops with a season of use from October to November. A hardy tree, the blossom shows some resistance to frost, but is susceptible to scab.
Desert Pear Williams Bon Chretian simply known as 'Williams', the fruits of this superb pear turn yellow as the flesh ripens. Pear 'Williams Bon Chretien' is an early fruiting variety producing large yellow non-gritty fruits with an excellent sweet and juicy flavour. This British bred pear is perfect for poaching and preserving, as well as eating fresh from mid to late September.
PLUM TREES
Planting Suggestions

Half Standards 6m centres

Bush 3m centres

Espalier and Fan trained 5m centres

 

1 Yr Maiden BR
2
Yr_Old_Bush BR
3 Yr Cordon BR
3 Yr_Half_Standards BR
2 Tier Espalier BR

Bush 10Lt

£9.00
£11.00
£11.00
£25.00
£28.00

£23.00

Desert / Cooking Plum Cambridge Gage with a high quality gage-like flavour. It is a close substitute for the traditional Old Green Gage, but slightly more vigorous and easier to grow. Cambridge Gage ripens towards the end of August, and is equally good as a fresh dessert plum or for culinary purposes.
Desert / Cooking Plum Coes Golden Drop is a traditional yellow English plum, with a very good rich sweet gage-like flavour, but some balancing sharpness. It is widely regarded as one of the best-flavoured of all English plums. The attractive yellow plums are valuable for both dessert and culinary use. This versatility, combined with its excellent flavour and large size make it a particularly desirable plum tree for the keen fruit grower.
Desert / Cooking Plum Czar dark blue fruits can be picked early for cooking or allowed to sweeten on the tree. Self Fertile.
Desert / Cooking Plum Dennistons Superb an old favourite, this is a safe, heavy cropper. Dennistons Superb plum trees can be heavy with sweet and juicy plums that are excellent for cooking, jam making and desserts. Loves richer soils. Like most plums, Dennistons Superb is self-fertile although it will produce heavier crops if cross pollinated. Use August-September.
Desert Plum Greengage is the definitive "gage", and often considered the best flavoured of any plum variety. Compared to the attractive colouring of most plums, the appearance of Old Green Gage fruit is fairly plain - the plums are quite small and a dull green colour, turning slightly yellow when ripe. However this is one that you grow for flavour - for eating fresh it is exceptional.
Desert Plum Jeffersons is a fairly large yellow gage, with juicy flesh and a good rich gage-like flavour ripens at the end of August / early September. The stone is semi-clinging. A useful feature of Jefferson is that the plums do not all ripen at once, and picking can take place over a period of about 10 days, making this a good plum variety for dessert use because you can pick a bowl-full each evening rather than having to deal with a glut
Desert Plum Opal is one of the most reliable garden varieties, and is suitable for growing throughout the country. Slightly earlier to crop than 'Victoria', this dessert plum produces a heavy crop of excellent quality, small, yellow skinned fruits with an attractive red flush in July and August. The golden flesh easily separates from its stone and has a delicious gage flavour.
Cooking / Desert Plum Oullins Golden Gage is a reliably fruiting self-fertile dessert gage to 2.5-4m in height depending upon the rootstock. White flowers, yellow-green fruit in mid August
Desert Plum Victoria Britain's best known plum and undoubtedly the nation's favourite. This reliable British bred garden variety produces heavy crops of egg shaped, medium sized fruits that are ideal for both culinary and dessert use. 'Victoria' Plums make delicious pies and jams, or simply eat them straight from the tree in late August.
QUINCE TREES
 

1 Yr Maiden BR
2
Yr_Old_Bush BR
3 Yr Cordon BR
3 Yr_Half_Standards BR
2 Tier Espalier BR

Bush 10Lt

£9.00
£11.00
£11.00
£25.00
£28.00

£23.00

Cooking Quince Meeches Prolific large, yellow and aromatic, the fruit of the quince tree will ripen to perfection when grown in a sunny position. They are perfect for turning into jelly, jams or membrillo, a hard preserve eaten with cheese by the Spanish. All quinces are ideal, and decorative, subjects for a sunny wall where they are easy to train. For those who try to bring scent into the garden, don't forget the fruit on the tree is deliciously fragrant.
Cooking Quince Vranja An attractive tree with beautiful rounded silver leaves and pretty green-pink flowers in spring. The large, fragrant, pear shaped fruits that follow ripen to a lovely shade of yellow, and can be harvested from October. Freshly picked quinces are bitter and inedible, but once cooked they soften to make excellent jams and jellies, and enhance the flavour of apple pies when a few slices are added before cooking.