If you've got the space to grow pawpaw trees, we really recommend giving these exotic fruits a go. The self-fertile trees will be pollinated by insects and produce delicious, tropical fruits that can be harvested from September.
Increasingly available - although not cheaply - in supermarkets, the persimmon or Sharon fruit originated in China, where it has long been associated with good health. This non-astringent type will produce abundant crops of sweet-tasting, attractive yellow orange fruits that hang on the tree, ripening well into December, long after the leaves have fallen. A self fertile variety, the tree grows well in the UK and will reach about 3m in height after 15 years More Info
1 x sharon bare root tree (T14149) Despatch: by end of November
Often associated with more tropical climates, the pomegranate actually has exceptional resistance to low temperatures - down to as low as -15 ºC and can be reliably grown in the UK. Enjoy the sweet-sharp fruit flesh or use the fragrant pomegranate 'kernels' to make a fragrant juice which is shown to have many health-giving properties. Cropping well outdoors in the UK, pomegranate makes a decorative, shrubby tree of 4-5ft tall (120-150cm) best planted in a border, where it will produce pretty red flowers in late spring. Fruits form at the base of the flowers and are fully ripe in October and No ... More Info
1 x 3 litre potted pomegranate plant (T14152) Despatch: by end of October