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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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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

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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
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    • £49.98 £39.99

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

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
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    • £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

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    • 1 root wrap tree

    • Despatch: By end of November 2014
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    • £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.

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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.

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    • 1 root wrap tree

    • Despatch: By end of November 2014
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    • £26.99

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.

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    • 1 root wrap tree

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    • £24.99
    • Out of stock

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.

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    • 1 root wrap tree

    • Despatch: By end of November 2014
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    • £26.99

Apple 'Pinova'

Malus domestica

Dessert apple 'Pinova' boasts a lovely flavour which is not surprising when it has both Golden Delicious and Cox in its parentage. The delicious, smooth skinned, yellow-orange fruits are ready to harvest from September, but will hang on the tree until December, and store well for up to 3 months if picked. Apple 'Pinova' is easy to grow and also has excellent resistance to mildew and scab.


Grafted onto a dwarfing rootstock, the crowns of 'Pinova' apple trees are easily reached to prune, spray and pick your delicious fruit. 'Pinova' is not self-fertile so for the heaviest crops it is best grown with another variety. 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. Root wrap plant supplied. Height and spread: 2.5m (8') Rootstock: M9.


Estimated time to cropping once planted: 2 years.
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

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    • £24.99
    • Out of stock

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 November 2014
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    • £34.99