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Fruit Tree Advice

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Planting Fruit Trees
18 Jul 2016

Fruit Tree Planting  Fruit trees are probably the fastest growing area of amateur horticulture at present. There is so much to be said in favour of fruit trees - they are ecologically sound at almost every level from trapping carbon dioxide, to producing the freshest chemical free food poss...

Bush Fruit Trees
18 Jul 2016

What is a Bush Fruit Tree?  Without being minature, bushes are small fruit trees and as such are a good compromise for those who want a reasonable crop of accessible fruit but do not have the room for larger trees. A bush tree grows to no more than 3.5 metres tall and may have a spread of ...

Fig Trees - Planting in the Open
18 Jul 2016

Planting fig trees in the open:  Fig trees grow in any well drained soil. To get the best crop of figs, you need to restrict the roots of your fig tree. By making a strong barrier around the roots of your tree, you will make it grow to a manageable size and produce more fruit. Ideal place...

Fig Trees - Planting against a wall
18 Jul 2016

Planting fig trees against a wall:  Fig trees grow in any well drained soil. They can be grown as a fan shape against sunny, south facing walls. To get the best crop of figs, you need to restrict the roots of your fig tree. By making a strong barrier around the roots of your tree, you will...

Figs - How to Harvest & Store
18 Jul 2016

How to Harvest figs in Britain  In the British climate, your fig trees will try to make two batches of fruit per year. However, only the later batch will be able to ripen. In late Autumn, you will see small, hard little green figs (like big peas) growing on wood that is over a year old. ...

Building Wire Supports to Grow Fruit on Walls, Fences or Posts
Julian Bosdari 18 Jul 2016

How to put up wires for training fruit on a wall or fence  These are instructions for fixing wires to existing fences or walls. If you are making your own rows of posts out in the open, it is best to make them run North-South and so face East-West. Suitable Facing Directions for Wire-...

Rootstocks - Fruit Trees
18 Jul 2016

A named fruit tree, like a Bramley apple tree, for example, is never grown from seed. They are basically cloned from other Bramley trees. A cutting, called a scion, is taken from an adult Bramley and this is grafted onto the roots of another apple tree - this is called the rootstock. The same pr...

Apple Trees with Frost Resistant Flowers | Apples for Cold Places | Advice from Ashridge Nurseries
18 Jul 2016

Apple Tree Varieties with Frost Resistant Flowers  While we have a huge list of apple trees for sale, some varieties are better suited for areas (roughly south of Leeds) that habitually suffer from late spring frosts and/or are in a frost pocket or cold pool valley. Apple trees are incredi...

Apple Trees for the North & Scotland
18 Jul 2016

Apple Tree Varieties Suitable for Scotland & the North  This is a list of apple trees that will grow and crop well in the Northern & Scottish climate. Not all of these trees have frost-resistant flowers. If you live in an especially harsh frost pocket or cold pool valley, we reco...

Apple Trees for the North & Scotland - Extra Hardy
Julian Bosdari 18 Jul 2016

Apple Tree Varieties Suitable for Frost Pockets in Scotland & the North  All of these apple trees are tough as nails. Not only will they crop well in the North and Scotland, they also have frost-resistant flowers. If you live in the North and have to deal with growing in a frost pock...

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