Fruit Tree Advice

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Advice on Buying Cherry Trees
18 Jul 2016

Your cherry trees will be providing you with delicious fruit for many years to come: we want to make sure you choose the right trees for your garden.  Think about the size & shape of Cherry tree for your garden: Your available space will determine the shape of tree that you can grow. T...

Advice on Buying Pear Trees
18 Jul 2016

Pear Trees - Help with Buying  Buying pear trees is easy as long as you follow a couple of simple rules. when you know how. Hopefully we cover all the important things about our pear trees for sale but if you think we have left something out, please tell us Pear Trees and garden size Your...

Pollination of Cherry Trees
18 Jul 2016

We grow a good range of self fertile sweet Cherry Trees that do not need to be pollinated.  However, more than half of our range, including all of the earliest cropping cherries, will need a pollination partner to bear fruit.   Pollination Groups: Cherry trees will cross pollinate wit...

Plum Tree Pollination
18 Jul 2016

Guide to Pollinating Plum Trees  Plums, Gages, Damsons, Mirabelles and Bullaces are all very closely related trees in the Group Prunus domestica. They will all happily pollinate each other, when they are in flower at the same time. How the plum pollination groups work:A tree will cross-poll...

Pear Tree Pollination
18 Jul 2016

Pollinating Pear Trees - Choosing a Partner  Many pear trees need to be cross-pollinated with another variety to make fruit. To help you choose the right trees to pollinate each other, we have put them into 4 groups in the colour coded table below. It's very easy: a pear tree can cro...

Fruit Tree Harvesting
18 Jul 2016

How soon will my fruit tree crop?  Almost all fruit trees (apart from maidens) will try to bear fruit in the year they are planted and it is really tempting to let them do so. No need to list the reasons as they only make following this advice more difficult....don't. Instead, please do th...

Wire-trained fruit trees - espaliers, fans, stepovers
18 Jul 2016

What are espaliers and fans?  A popular and attractive way of growing a fruit tree other than as the usual trunk and crown is to lay them flat against a wall, a fence, between posts or over a frame. The plant is supported by wires and its growth is controlled by pruning it into a specific s...

Planting Video - Fruit Trees
Julian Bosdari 18 Jul 2016

Fruit tree planting video Watch this step by step video - made here on the nursery - showing you how to plant  bush or half-standard sized fruit trees. The process is straightforward. The only difference between this and most other planting is the attention that needs to paid to the graft w...

Delivery Sizes & Shapes - Fruit Trees
Julian Bosdari 18 Jul 2016

Fruit Tree Sizing & Shapes  The table below explains the delivery sizes of the fruit trees that we grow, like Apple, Pear, Plum or Cherry trees which are collectively known as "top fruit". You can buy Cordons (apples & pears only as crop sizes are too small on stone fruit such as...

Fruit Trees - Pollination
18 Jul 2016

Pollination of Fruit Trees  The common fruit trees of Europe - apples, pears, cherries, plums and so on - don't have boy and girl trees. Each flower has male and female parts: for fruit to be made, the female parts must receive pollen from the male parts of another flower. In most cases, t...

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