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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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Apple 'Isaac Newton'

Malus domestica, Apple 'Flower of Kent'

  • NEW in 2014

Plant a direct descendant of one of the most historically important trees in Britain, a celebrated national treasure for over 300 years - Sir Isaac Newton's Apple tree! The original tree associated with Sir Isaac Newton's observations on gravity stood in the garden of his home, Woolsthorpe Manor; near Grantham. The tree is said to have fallen in a storm and has subsequently regrown on the site, and is still there to this day. It is from this tree that this Isaac Newton's Apple Tree has been propagated, offering a rare opportunity to grow a piece of history in your own garden.


Each tree comes with certification that the tree has been DNA verified as a direct descendant of the original tree in Woolthorpe Manor Gardens. The variety is known as the 'Flower of Kent', and produces hefty cooking apples with an old-fashioned, bumpy shape. The green skin flushes red where the sun shines on it and the fruit cooks to a soft puree with a refined, sweet flavour.


Grafted onto a dwarfing rootstock, the crowns of 'Isaac Newton's' apple trees are easily reached to prune, spray and pick your delicious fruit. Apple 'Flower of Kent' is not self fertile so it is best grown with another variety to ensure good pollination. If you only have room for one tree then make sure that a neighbour has a tree close by that can act as suitable pollinator. Height and spread: Up to 3m (10'). Rootstock: M26.


Estimated time to cropping once planted: 2 years.
Estimated time to best yields: 5 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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    • £34.99

Pear 'Family Pear Tree'

Pyrus communis, Patio fruit tree

An entire orchard on just one tree! Family fruit trees have three different varieties grafted onto one stem, which will pollinate each other and crop at different times to extend the picking season. Perfect for the smaller garden with room for only one tree; and even suited to growing in a large patio container (holding at least 30 litres of compost). Pear rootstock: Quince A. Height and spread if not containerised: 4m (13').


Estimated time to cropping once planted: 2 years.
Estimated time to best yields: 5 years.


  • Family pear varieties:
  • Pear 'Conference' - One of the best known dessert pears, and tolerant of even cold, shady positions.
  • Pear 'Williams Bon Chretien' - Often simply known as 'Williams', the fruits of this superb pear turn yellow as flesh ripens.
  • Pear 'Doyenne du Comice' - A classic dessert pear with a sweet, juicy flavour.

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

Pear 'Conference'

Pyrus communis

The best known of all pears, 'Conference' is excellent eaten as a dessert pear but also exceptional when cooked. The long bell shaped fruits with firm flesh can be eaten hard or fully ripe with a smooth juicy flavour. Trees crop late in the season from October to November, and the fruit will store until January. Enjoy 'Conference' pears at their best by picking them slightly under-ripe, store them in a cool place and bring indoors to ripen slowly.


Grafted onto 'Quince A' rootstock to produce a tree with moderate vigour and promote fruiting at an early age. These strong growing pear trees are partially self-fertile but make the ideal planting partner for another variety such as 'Williams Bon Chretien' to aid pollination and increase the yield. If you only have room for one pear tree then make sure that a neighbour has a tree close by that can act as a suitable pollinator. Rootstock: Quince A. Height and spread: 4m (13').


Estimated time to cropping once planted: 2 years.
Estimated time to best yields: 5 years.


Useful links:

How to grow fruit treesFruit rootstock guide

More info
    • 1 root wrap tree

    • Despatch: By end of November 2014
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    • £24.99

Pear 'Williams' Bon Chretien'

Pyrus communis

Often 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.


Grafted onto 'Quince A' rootstock to produce a tree with moderate vigour and promote fruiting at an early age. These strong growing trees are partially self-fertile but make the ideal planting partner for Conference or Concorde to aid pollination and increase the yield. If you only have room for one tree then make sure that a neighbour has a tree close by that can act as suitable pollinator. Rootstock: Quince A. Height and spread: 4m (13').


Estimated time to cropping once planted: 2 years.
Estimated time to best yields: 6 years.


Useful links:

How to grow fruit treesFruit rootstock guide

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    • 1 root wrap tree

    • Despatch: By end of November 2014
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    • £24.99

Pear Collection

Pyrus communis

The perfect collection to provide heavy crops of delicious pears for preserving, poaching or eating straight from the tree. Grow these varieties close to each other to improve pollination and increase crop yields.


Grafted onto 'Quince A' rootstock to produce trees with moderate vigour and promote fruiting at an early age. Rootstock: Quince A. Height and spread: 3m (9').


Estimated time to cropping once planted: 2 years.
Estimated time to best yields: 6 years.

  • Collection comprises 1 tree each of:
  • Pear 'Williams' Bon Chretien' - An early fruiting variety producing large yellow non-gritty fruits with an excellent sweet and juicy flavour.
  • Pear 'Red William' - This red 'clone' is just as sweet as the original William's pear but with the added attraction of red skin and being slightly more dwarf.

Useful links:

How to grow fruit treesFruit rootstock guide

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    • 2 root wrap trees - 1 of each variety

    • Despatch: By end of November 2014
    • SAVE £9.99  
    • £49.98 £39.99

Pear 'Red William'

Pyrus communis

Pear 'Red William' is a wonderful red version of one of the most popular pear varieties in the world. This red 'clone' is just as sweet as the original William's pear but with the added attraction of red skin and being slightly more dwarf than Pear 'Williams Bon Chretien'.


Grafted onto 'Quince A' rootstock to produce a tree with moderate vigour and promote fruiting at an early age. These strong growing trees are partially self-fertile but make the ideal planting partner for Conference or Concorde to aid pollination and increase the yield. If you only have room for one tree then make sure that a neighbour has a tree close by that can act as suitable pollinator. Rootstock: Quince A. Height and spread: 3m (9').


Estimated time to cropping once planted: 2 years.
Estimated time to best yields: 6 years.


Useful links:

How to grow fruit treesFruit rootstock guide

More info
    • 1 root wrap tree

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

Pear 'Concorde'

Pyrus communis, Patio fruit tree

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.


Grafted onto 'Quince A' rootstock to produce a tree with moderate vigour and promote fruiting at an early age. These strong growing trees are partially self-fertile but make the ideal planting partner for other varieties such as 'Williams Bon Chretien' to aid pollination and increase the yield. If you only have room for one tree then make sure that a neighbour has a tree close by that can act as suitable pollinator. Rootstock: Quince A. Height and spread: Up to 4m (13').


Estimated time to cropping once planted: 2 years.
Estimated time to best yields: 5 years.


Useful links:

How to grow fruit treesFruit rootstock guide

More info
    • 1 root wrap tree

    • Despatch: By end of November 2014
    •  
    • £26.99

Apple and Pear Family Collection

Malus domestica, Pyrus communis

  • Family trees ideal for the patio fruit garden.

An entire orchard on just one tree! Family fruit trees have three different varieties grafted onto one stem, which will pollinate each other and crop at different times to extend the picking season. Perfect for the smaller garden with room for only one tree; and even suited to growing in a large patio container (holding at least 30 litres of compost). Apple rootstock: MM106. Pear rootstock: Quince A. Height and spread if not containerised: 4m (13').


Estimated time to cropping once planted: 2 years.
Estimated time to best yields: 5 years.


Collection comprises 1 family apple tree and 1 family pear. Harvest from September.


  • Family apple tree varieties:
  • Apple 'James Grieve' – An excellent dual-use apple for cooking and eating.
  • Apple 'Discovery' – An ever-popular early variety of dessert apple with a refreshing juicy flavour.
  • Apple 'Sunset' – A good alternative to the desirable 'Cox' variety, and much easier to grow.

  • Family pear varieties:
  • Pear 'Conference' – One of the best known dessert pears, and tolerant of even cold, shady positions.
  • Pear 'Williams Bon Chretien' – Often simply known as 'Williams', the fruits of this superb pear turn yellow as flesh ripens.
  • Pear 'Doyenne du Comice' – A classic dessert pear with a sweet, juicy flavour.

Useful links:

How to grow fruit treesFruit rootstock guide

More info
    • 2 trees - 1 of each variety

    • Despatch: By end of November 2014
    • SAVE £9.99  
    • £59.98 £49.99

Apple 'Tydemans Late Orange'

Malus domestica

A popular cross between 'Laxton's Superb' and 'Cox's Orange Pippin', producing Cox-style apples with a later season and sharper flavour. Early November harvests of Apple 'Tydemans Late Orange' are intensely rich and aromatic with a tangy, sharp flavour. Later, the fruit mellows and sweetens, storing well through to April.

Grafted onto a dwarfing rootstock, the crowns of 'Tydemans Late Orange' apple trees are easily reached to prune, spray and pick your delicious fruit. Apple 'Tydemans Late Orange' is self fertile making it ideal for gardens where there is only room for one tree. Height and spread: 3m (10') Rootstock: M26.


Estimated time to cropping once planted: 2 years.
Estimated time to best yields: 5 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

Apple 'James Grieve'

Malus domestica

A superb RHS AGM variety that makes a fantastic cooking apple and a delicious dessert apple too! Harvest the fruits in early September for refreshingly sharp apples that hold their shape well during cooking. A few weeks later the fruits mature, taking on a sweet flavour and soft texture that makes the perfect dessert fruit. This versatile variety is also renowned for its juicy flesh which is ideal for juicing.


Grafted onto a semi dwarfing rootstock, the crowns of 'James Grieve' apple trees are easily reached to prune, spray and pick your delicious fruit. Apple 'James Grieve' is partially self fertile but it is best grown with another variety to ensure good pollination. If you only have room for one tree then make sure that a neighbour has a tree close by that can act as suitable pollinator. Height and spread: 3m (10') Rootstock: M26.


Estimated time to cropping once planted: 2 years.
Estimated time to best yields: 4 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
    •  
    • £26.99

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.

More info
    • 1 root wrap tree

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