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Apple & Pear Trees


Dessert apples, cooking apples, dwarf apple trees for smaller gardens - you'll find them all here in our fantastic range. Or try growing pear trees either in your garden or in a large container on your patio. You'll be rewarded with bumper crops of juicy sweet fruits. Our 'How to grow fruit trees' will help you select the best variety for your garden.



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Medlar 'Nottingham'

Mespilus germanica, Dutch Medlar, Minshull Crab

Considered the best flavoured Medlar, producing a heavy crop of medium sized fruits with a interesting caramel flavour. Medlar trees have a flat topped weeping habit, with large white spring flowers and attractive leathery leaves that turn to shades of golden orange in autumn. The russet coloured, apple shaped fruits are excellent eaten with wine, port and cheese, although are more commonly used to make into preserves or the Victorian delicacy Medlar cheese.


Grafted onto a 'Quince A' rootstock, to create a productive tree with moderate vigour. 'Nottingham' is self-fertile and therefore does not require a pollination companion. Medlars will begin to fruit 3 or 4 years after planting. Root wrap plant supplied. Height and spread: 4m (13'). Rootstock: 'Quince A'.


Estimated time to cropping once planted: 2 years.
Estimated time to best yields: 4 years.


Useful links:

How to grow fruit treesFruit rootstock guide

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    • 1 tree

    • Despatch: By end of November 2014
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    • £29.99

Crab Apple 'Red Sentinel'

Malus x robusta

A particularly attractive crab apple producing a profusion of white blossom in May, followed by yellow fruits blushed with red that deepen to a dark glossy scarlet in time for Christmas. Crab Apple 'Red Sentinel' makes an attractive and productive specimen tree for smaller gardens, with a long season of interest. Crab apple fruits can be harvested to make delicious crab apple jelly. Any unpicked fruits will soften after a few frosts to create a sumptuous food source for wild birds. Crab apples are self fertile and if planted near orchard apple trees make excellent pollinators. Rootstock: M26. Height and spread: 3m (10').

Estimated time to cropping once planted: 1 year.
Estimated time to best yields: 3 years.


Useful links:

How to grow fruit treesFruit rootstock guide


Culinary note: Some parts of these flowers are edible. For more details about edible flowers click here.

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    • 1 root wrap tree

    • Despatch: By end of November 2014
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    • £24.99

Crab Apple 'John Downie'

Malus

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One of the most popular crab apples for jelly making! Pink buds open to reveal pretty white cup shaped blossom in April and May, followed by large orange and red fruits in autumn. Crab Apple ‘John Downie’ makes an attractive and productive specimen tree for smaller gardens, with a long season of interest. Crab apple fruits can be harvested to make delicious crab apple jelly. Any unpicked fruits will soften after a few frosts to create a sumptuous food source for wild birds. Crab apples are self fertile and if planted near orchard apple trees make excellent pollinators. Rootstock: M6. Height and spread: 3m (10’).


Estimated time to cropping once planted: 1 year.
Estimated time to best yields: 3 years.


Useful links:

How to grow fruit treesFruit rootstock guide


Culinary note: Some parts of these flowers are edible. For more details about edible flowers click here.

More info
    • 1 root wrap tree

    • Despatch: By end of November 2014
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    • £24.99

Crab Apple 'Golden Hornet'

Malus x zumi

Pink buds open to reveal pretty white cup shaped blossom in April and May, followed by spectacular crops of bright golden-yellow fruits that make an eye-catching autumn display and hold on the tree well into winter. Crab Apple 'Golden Hornet' makes an attractive and productive specimen tree for smaller gardens, with a long season of interest. Crab apple fruits can be harvested to make delicious crab apple jelly. Any unpicked fruits will soften after a few frosts to create a sumptuous food source for wild birds. Crab apples are self fertile and if planted near orchard apple trees make excellent pollinators. Rootstock: M26. Height and spread: 3m (10').

Estimated time to cropping once planted: 1 year.
Estimated time to best yields: 3 years.


Useful links:

How to grow fruit treesFruit rootstock guide


Culinary note: Some parts of these flowers are edible. For more details about edible flowers click here.

More info
    • 1 root wrap tree

    • Despatch: By end of November 2014
    •  
    • £24.99

Crab Apple 'Royalty'

Malus

A particularly attractive tree, Crab Apple 'Royalty' is unmistakeable for its dark mahogany foliage that turns to scarlet in Autumn. The deep pink springtime apple blossom is followed by dark red fruits that make a fabulous crab apple jelly. Any unpicked fruits will soften after a few frosts to create a sumptuous food source for wild birds. Crab apples are self fertile and if planted near orchard apple trees make excellent pollinators. Rootstock: M6. Height and spread: 3m (10').

Estimated time to cropping once planted: 1 year.
Estimated time to best yields: 3 years.


Useful links:

How to grow fruit treesFruit rootstock guide


Culinary note: Some parts of these flowers are edible. For more details about edible flowers click here.

More info
    • 1 root wrap tree

    • Despatch: By end of November 2014
    •  
    • £24.99

Medlar 'Westerveldt' (patio)

Mespilus germanica, Dutch Medlar, Minshull Crab

  • NEW in 2014

You can now grow this unusual fruit on your patio! Medlar 'Westerveldt' is a compact clone which has been grafted high up on to 'Quince C' rootstock to encourage an even more compact habit. Ideal for growing in large containers, this small tree produces large white flowers in spring followed by full-sized medlar fruits in the autumn. The attractive leathery leaves turn to shades of golden orange in autumn making this a worthwhile specimen plant for the patio. The russet coloured, apple shaped fruits are excellent eaten with wine, port and cheese, although are more commonly used to make medlar jelly or the Victorian delicacy Medlar cheese.


Grafted onto a 'Quince C' rootstock, to produce a compact tree with moderate vigour. This Medlar is well suited to growing in small spaces and 60cm (24") diameter containers. 'Westerveldt' is self-fertile and therefore does not require a pollination companion. Medlars will begin to fruit 2 or 3 years after planting. Height and spread: 1m (3') (if containerised). Rootstock: 'Quince C'.


Useful links:

How to grow fruit treesFruit rootstock guide

More info
    • 1 patio tree

    • Despatch: By end of August 2014
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    • £34.99