Grow Your Own Fruit Trees
Wednesday, 11 May 2011 4:37 pm
We have in stock 30 varieties of apple tree plus plums, pears, cherries, damsens, green gages, medlars, quinces, mulberries, walnuts, hazel nuts, sweet chestnuts and figs.
Trees as half standards, bush, fan and espalier, minarette and patio.
Why grow your ownFruit picked straight from a tree is always going to taste far better than anything the supermarkets can offer. To transport fruit over long distances it has to be picked under ripe or it would bruise and loose shelf life. Only fully ripe apples, pears and especially plums will have the full flavour and sweetness. Children may eat a wider range of healthy produce if they are involved in growing food and understand where it comes from as well as tasting fruit as it should be.
Value for money, even the smallest garden can produce a worthwhile crop, one small apple tree can produce 600 or more apples over its lifetime for very little effort.
SpaceWith dwarfing rootstocks and pruning apples, pears and cherries can be grown in a very small space, 90cm across in a sunny spot is enough, cordons and minarettes can be planted 60cm apart. At around 2m high picking is easy. Apples, pears and even plums can be shaped to best use the available space and to be attractive blossom trees. Train trees on walls and fences or grow as minarettes in containers. Apples and pears can make excellent hedges, far more productive, planet friendly and attractive than lap panels.
We grow a range of larger trees, half standards, more difficult to find in garden centres but ideal for planting in lawns so that you can mow round them or for an orchard.
HelpChoosing fruit trees can seem complicated and we are always pleased to help and advise you with your choice and aftercare. If you need delivery or planting arranged please ask.
We pot on regularly and put straight out, fruit trees should not be allowed to get pot bound. Freshly potted trees establish well and crop better if planted well and supported.
If you would like us to get varieties not on show please ask. We can get most in but need to know in summer for autumn/winter delivery.
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