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We supply Fruit Trees of most types from Apple to Apricots. We do not knowingly sell patented scions or trees, if we have inadvertently offered for sale any varieties, please get in touch with us urgently.

  • Apple

    Apple

    <p><img src="https://gb-online.co.uk/neweshop/img/tmp/category_17.jpg" style="float:left;" width="200" height="200" alt="category_17.jpg" />Apple (Malus)<br /><br />We offer a wide range of apple trees be it eating, cooking or cider apple tree varieties. All are grown in our fruit tree nursery. <br /><br />Apple trees are one of the few trees that have been grown throughout the world. With many varieties developed to grow in certain temperature locations. We grow a broad range of the old traditional varieties as well as some of the modern ones.<br /><br />We grow varieties on behalf of the <a href="http://www.suttonelms.org.uk/apple74.html">LEICESTERSHIRE HERITAGE APPLE PROJECT</a> - <a href="https://gb-online.co.uk/neweshop/46-apples-trees-potted">Potted </a>and <a href="https://gb-online.co.uk/neweshop/45-apple-trees-barerooted?q=Useage-Leicester+Heritage">Barerooted</a>, with most of the proceeds going towards the support of that project. Please be aware that these trees "are supplied as growing stock only and must not be used for commercial grafting".</p> <p><br /><br /></p>
  • Apricot

    Apricot

    <center><img src="https://gb-online.co.uk/neweshop/img/tmp/category_18.jpg" style="float:left;" width="200" height="200" alt="category_18.jpg" /></center> <p>Apricot (Prunus armeniaca)<br /><br />Virtually all of our Apricots are grown on St Julian A rootstocks. There are starting to be a lot of Apricot crosses, that are now getting popular.<br /><br />Apricots are normally grown in hot countries, especially the Mediterranean areas. The varieties that we offer tend to be late flowering, to try to miss the frosts and also early fruiting. To get the best they need to grown against a south facing wall.</p> <p><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /></p>
  • Asian Pear

    Asian Pear

    <center><img src="https://gb-online.co.uk/neweshop/img/tmp/category_19.jpg" style="float:left;" width="200" height="200" alt="category_19.jpg" /></center> <p>Asian Pear (Pyrus <span class="st">pyrifolia</span>)<br /><br />Asian pears are surprisingly easy to grow, no more difficult to grow than a European pear. <br /><br />They produce mouth watering fruits of a very delicate flavour and are very crunchy.</p> <p><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /></p>
  • Blackberry

    Blackberry

    <center><img src="https://gb-online.co.uk/neweshop/img/tmp/category_20.jpg" style="float:left;" width="200" height="200" alt="category_20.jpg" /></center> <p>Blackberry (Rubus)<br /><br />Blackberries grow more or less wild throughout the whole of the UK. So why buy a cultivated one.<br /><br />Well the cultivated ones produce reliable and regular crops of the tastest wild flavoured fruits you can think about.</p> <p><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /></p>
  • Blue Sausage

    Blue Sausage

    <center><img src="https://gb-online.co.uk/neweshop/img/tmp/category_21.jpg" style="float:left;" width="200" height="200" alt="category_21.jpg" /></center> <p>Blue Sausage (Decaisnea fargesii)<br /><br />A deciduous shrub growing to 4 m (13ft) by 4 m (13ft) at a medium rate.<br />It is hardy to zone 5 and is not frost tender. It is in leaf in mid April, and flowers in June, with the seeds ripening from Sept to October. The flowers are hermaphrodite (have both male and female organs) and thus the plant is self-fertile. <br /><br />A very cold-hardy plant when fully dormant, but the flowers and young growth in spring can be damaged by late frosts<br /><br />The fruit when eaten raw has a sweet taste, with a very nice delicate flavour. The fruit looks like a bright blue sausage or broad bean pod and is up to 10cm long. You peel off the skin in much the same way as you would peel a broad bean pod, this reveals a line of seed running the entire length of the fruit surrounded by a layer of edible flesh.<br /><br /><br /></p>
  • Cherry

    Cherry

    <center><img src="https://gb-online.co.uk/neweshop/img/tmp/category_22.jpg" style="float:left;" width="200" height="200" alt="category_22.jpg" /></center> <p>Cherry (Prunus)<br /><br />Yes you can grow some of the tastiest cherries here in the UK, but you have to be quick if you want to beat the birds. You really need to net the trees, or grow a white/yellow variety.<br /><br />Dwarfing rootstocks now make cherry picking a lot easier.<br /><br />With many varieties developed to grow in certain temperature locations. We grow a broad range of the old traditional varieties as well as some of the modern ones. Also with the dessert varieties we do offer the tart cooking cherries.</p> <p><br /><br /><br /><br /></p>
  • Damson

    Damson

    <center><img src="https://gb-online.co.uk/neweshop/img/tmp/category_23.jpg" style="float:left;" width="200" height="200" alt="category_23.jpg" /></center> <p>Damson (Prunus insititia)</p> <p>A deciduous tree that grows at a medium rate. It is hardy to zone 5. It is in flower in April, and the fruits ripen in Sept / October.</p> <p>They are regarded as being self fertile. The fruits tend to be more acidic than a plum but it is very acceptable raw when fully ripe, especially after being touched by frost. Very often used to make jams and preserves. Shropshire Prune is believed to one of the original varieties bought back by the Crusaders from Damascus, in Syria.</p> <p><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /></p>
  • Elderberry

    Elderberry

    <center><img src="https://gb-online.co.uk/neweshop/img/tmp/category_24.jpg" style="float:left;" width="200" height="200" alt="category_24.jpg" /></center> <p>Elderberry (Sambucus nigra)<br /><br />A deciduous shrub growing to 6 m (19ft) by 6 m (19ft) at a fast rate.<br />It is hardy to zone 5 and is not frost tender. It is in leaf mid March, and it is in flower from Jun to July, and the fruit is ripe from Aug to September. The flowers are hermaphrodite (have both male and female organs) and are pollinated by flies. It is noted for attracting wildlife. <br /><br />A very easily grown plant, it tolerates most soils and situations, growing well on chalk, but prefers a moist loamy soil. Grows well in heavy clay soils. Tolerates some shade but fruits better in a sunny position. Tolerates atmospheric pollution and coastal situations.<br /><br />The flavour of the raw fruit is not acceptable to many tastes, though when cooked it makes delicious jams, preserves, pies, sauces, chutneys etc, it is also often used to make wine. The fruit is about 8mm in diameter and is borne in large clusters. <br /><br />The flowers have an aromatic smell and flavour and are used to add a muscatel flavour to stewed fruits, jellies and jams (especially gooseberry jam). They are often used to make a sparkling wine. A sweet tea is made from the dried flowers.</p>
  • Fig

    Fig

    <center><img src="https://gb-online.co.uk/neweshop/img/tmp/category_25.jpg" style="float:left;" width="200" height="200" alt="category_25.jpg" /></center> <p>There are about 850 varieties worldwide Some are dessert/hot climate varieties and some can produce 2 crops in one. Some are good for eating as they can be very sweet, and some are good for drying and canning. Some can also withstand very cold winter temperatures down to -15 deg C the tops may die off but they reshoot from the base.<br /><br />If left to grow naturally they can grow to over 10m tall (33ft). For production its is normal to confine there roots, to make the tree grow less tall and also maximize production<br /><br />They will not produce seed in the UK, as they need a special wasp 'Blastophaga' for the flower to be pollinated. But they still will produce very good fruit, if kept warm and given fertilizer and water when needed. As the flowers are parthenocarpic the figs will develop and ripen without needing pollination.<br /><br />There are two fruiting types, those that only have 1 crop per year sometimes known as UNIFERES, and those that can produce 2 crops sometimes known as BIFERES. Obviously in the UK outdoor climates single crops are best, but if given protection 2 crop types can be grown. The first crop is known as the 'first or breva' crop, whilst the second crop is known as the 'main' crop.<br /><br />There are 3 main types.<br /><br />Common (or Persistent) - Most types are common and do not need pollination for the fruits to develop.<br /><br />San Pedro (or Intermediate) - Are more hot climate types. These do not need pollination to set the breva crop, but do need pollination, at least in some regions, for the main crop.<br /><br />Smyrna (or Caducous) - Require pollination by the fig wasp and caprifigs to develop crops and are mainly the varieties used for dried figs.</p>
  • Grape

    Grape

    <center><img src="http://localhost/prestashop/img/cms/grape.jpg" alt="" style="float:left;" width="200" height="200" /></center> <p>Grapes (Vitis vinifera) are no harder or easier to grow than any other fruit as long the variety is compatible with the local environment. Be it indoors are outdoors, red, white or black, seed or seedless. <br /><br />The art to successful grape growing is as again with all other fruit, variety, temperature, nutrients, water, air flow and pruning regime.<br /><br />You have to be ruthless in thinning out the grape bunches. I know it seems harsh, all of those small bunches of grapes growing well. But in the long term its for the better.<br /><br />All of our varieties are grown outside, on a cordon system, protection must be given against the birds.</p> <p><br /><br /></p>
  • Green Gage

    Green Gage

    <center><img src="http://localhost/prestashop/img/cms/gage.jpg" alt="" style="float:left;" width="200" height="200" /></center> <p>Green Gage (Prunus domestica)<br /><br />Is an edible drupaceous fruit, a cultivar of the plum. It was developed in Moissac, France from a green-fruited wild plum (Ganerik) originally found in Asia Minor. It is identified by its small, oval shape, smooth-textured flesh, and ranging in colour from green to yellow, grown in temperate areas. <br /><br />They are known for their rich, confectionery flavour that causes them to be considered one of the finest dessert plums.</p> <p><br /><br /><br /></p>
  • Hawthorn

    Hawthorn

    <center><img src="http://localhost/prestashop/img/cms/hawthorn.jpg" alt="" style="float:left;" width="200" height="200" /></center> <p>Hawthorn (Crataegus monogyna)<br /><br />A deciduous Shrub growing to 6 m (19ft) by 6 m (19ft) at a medium rate.<br />It is hardy to zone 5 and is not frost tender. It is in flower from May to June, and the fruits ripen from Sept to November. The flowers are hermaphrodite (have both male and female organs) and are pollinated by Midges. It is noted for attracting wildlife. <br /><br />A very easily grown plant, it prefers a well-drained moisture retentive loamy soil but is not at all fussy.<br /><br />The fruit is not very appetizing raw, it is normally used for making jams and preserves. The fruit can be dried, ground, mixed with flour and used for making bread etc. The fruit is about 1cm in diameter (dependant on cultivar). There are up to five fairly large seeds in the centre of the fruit, these often stick together and so the effect is of eating a cherry-like fruit with a single seed. Young shoots when eaten raw have a pleasant nutty flavour, they are a good addition to the salad bowl.</p>
  • Medlar

    Medlar

    <center><img src="http://localhost/prestashop/img/cms/medlar.jpg" alt="" style="float:left;" width="200" height="200" /></center> <p>Medlar (Mespilus germanica)<br /><br />A deciduous tree growing to 6 m (19ft) by 6 m (19ft) at a medium rate.<br />It is hardy to zone 6 and is not frost tender. It is in flower from May to June, and the fruits ripen in November. The flowers are hermaphrodite (have both male and female organs) and are pollinated by Bees. The plant is self-fertile. <br /><br />Succeeds in most soils, preferring one that is moist and well-drained. Prefers a sunny position and a fertile soil. Occasionally cultivated for its edible fruit, there are some named varieties.<br /><br />The fruit does not always ripen fully in cooler temperate zones such as Britain. However it can be harvested in late autumn (preferably after it has had some frost) whilst still hard and then needs to be bletted before it can be eaten raw. This entails storing it, stalk end upwards, in a cool place for a short while until it is on the point of (but not quite) rotting, a state described as incipient decay. At this stage the flesh turns from white to brown, becomes very soft and is quite sweet with an absolutely delicious flavour that somewhat resembles a luscious tropical fruit. The fruit of the wild species is up to 25mm in diameter, though some cultivars can be 65mm or more in diameter.</p>
  • Mulberry

    Mulberry

    <center><img src="http://localhost/prestashop/img/cms/mulberry.jpg" alt="" style="float:left;" width="200" height="200" /></center> <p>Mulberry (Morus)<br /><br />There are 3 main species of Mulberry in cultivation in the UK. Morus Alba (White Mulberry), Morus Nigra (Black Mulberry) and Morus Rubra (Red Mulberry).<br /><br />Morus Alba (White Mulberry) grows to 18m high x 10m spread<br />Morus Nigra (Black Mulberry) grows to 10m high x 15m spread<br />Morus Rubra (Red Mulberry) grows to 15m high x 15m spread<br /><br />It is in flower in May, and the fruits ripen from Jul to August. The flowers are monoecious (individual flowers are either male or female, but both sexes can be found on the same plant). The plant is self-fertile. <br /><br />Most are regarded as hardy to zone 5, but some Nigra cultivars are only hardy to zone 8.<br /><br />The fruits can be variable to the taste, sweet but insipid flavour. there size can vary from quite small to over 7cm long.<br /><br />The fruit can be eaten raw, cooked or made into preserves. The fruit is soft and juicy, when fully ripe it falls from the tree and is easily squashed.</p>
  • Nectarine

    Nectarine

    <center><img src="http://localhost/prestashop/img/cms/nectarine1.jpg" alt="" style="float:left;" width="200" height="200" /></center> <p>Nectarine (Prunus persica)<br /><br />A deciduous tree dependant on rootstock can grow to 6 m (19ft) by 6 m (19ft).<br />It is hardy to zone 5 and is not frost tender. It is in flower in April, and the seeds ripen from Jul to August. The flowers are hermaphrodite (have both male and female organs) and are pollinated by Bees. The plant is self-fertile. <br /><br />The fruit can be eaten raw, cooked or dried for later use. The fruit is often used in ice creams, pies, jams etc. When fully ripe, the fruits of the best forms are soft and juicy with a rich delicious flavour. The size of fruit varies between cultivars but can be up to 7cm in diameter.</p> <p><br /><br /></p>
  • Pawpaw

    Pawpaw

    <center><img src="http://localhost/prestashop/img/cms/pawpaw.jpg" alt="" style="float:left;" width="200" height="200" /></center> <p>Pawpaw (Asimina Triloba)<br /><br />A deciduous shrub growing to 4.5 m (14ft) by 4 m (13ft) at a slow rate.<br />It is hardy to zone 5. It is in flower from May to June, and the seeds ripen in October. The flowers are hermaphrodite (have both male and female organs)The plant is self-fertile. <br /><br />The edible fruit can be eaten raw or cooked. A very good size, it can be up to 16cm long and 4cm wide. Of variable quality, some forms (with orange skins) are exquisite with the flavour of banana custard whilst others (with yellow, white or dark brown skins) can be unpleasant. Another report says that the white fruits are mildly flavoured and later ripening than the orange fruits. The fruit can also be used for making preserves, pies, ice cream and other sweet desserts. The fruit falls from the tree in autumn and is then stored until fully ripe. The fruit can cause gastro-intestinal upsets for some people.<br /><br />Prefers a rich loamy soil with plenty of moisture and a sunny position. Plants are hardy to about -20°c according to one report, whilst another says that they are hardy to -35°c when fully dormant. The pawpaw produces a delicious edible fruit which is a potentially commercial crop. The wild-collected fruit is often sold in local markets in America. The tree commences bearing in 4 - 6 years from seed and yields up to 30 kilos per tree. There are some named varieties. The mature fruit is rarely seen in Britain, only ripening after a long hot summer.<br /><br />Flowers are formed in the leaf axils of wood produced the previous summer. Established plants resent root disturbance, the best plants are obtained by planting them out into their permanent positions as young as possible though young plants should be given some protection for their first year or two. The leaves emit a heavy unpleasant odour when crushed. Plants are untroubled by pests or diseases.</p>
  • Peach

    Peach

    <center><img src="http://localhost/prestashop/img/cms/peach.jpg" alt="" style="float:left;" width="200" height="200" /></center> <p>Peach (Prunus persica)<br /><br />A deciduous Tree growing to 6 m (19ft) by 6 m (19ft). It is hardy to zone 5 and is not frost tender. It is in flower in April, and the seeds ripen from Jul to August. The flowers are hermaphrodite (have both male and female organs) and are pollinated by Bees. The plant is self-fertile. <br /><br />The fruit be it raw, cooked or dried is often used in ice creams, pies, jams etc. When fully ripe, the fruit of the best forms are very juicy with a rich delicious flavour. The size of fruit varies widely between cultivars and the wild form, it can be up to 7cm in diameter.<br /><br />They requires a well-drained moisture retentive soil. Thrives in a loamy soil, doing well on limestone but best not grown in acid soils. Prefers some chalk in the soil but it is apt to become chlorotic if too much is present. Prefers a pH in the range 6 to 7. Succeeds in light shade but fruits better in a sunny position. Requires shelter from north and north-east winds and also from spring frosts. Widely cultivated for its edible fruit in warm temperate areas and continental climates, there are many named varieties. There are numerous divisions of the varieties according to skin colour etc. Perhaps the most useful from the eaters point of view is whether it is free-stone (the flesh parts easily from the seed) or cling-stone (the flesh adheres to the seed). Trees are normally hardy in southern Britain, tolerating temperatures down to about -20°c when they are dormant, but they require some protection if cropping is to be at all reliable. This is not due so much to lack of cold hardiness, more to the cooler summers in Britain which do not fully ripen the wood and the fruit, plus the unpredictable winters and springs which, in a mild spell, can excite the tree into premature flowering and growth which is then very liable to damage in any following cold spell. Hand pollination at this time can improve fruit-set.</p>
  • Pear

    Pear

    <center><img src="http://localhost/prestashop/img/cms/pear.jpg" alt="" style="float:left;" width="200" height="200" /></center> <p>Pear (Pyrus communis)<br /><br />A deciduous Tree growing to 5 m (16ft 5in). It is hardy to zone 4 and is not frost tender. It is in flower from Apr to May. The flowers are hermaphrodite (have both male and female organs) and are pollinated by Insects. The plant is not self-fertile. <br /><br />The fruit can be eaten raw or cooked. The flavour ranges from rather harsh and astringent (cultivars used for making alcoholic drinks ie Perry) through to soft, sweet and very juicy. The best dessert fruits have an exquisite sweet flavour, usually with a very soft flesh, whilst cooking varieties have harder less sweet flesh.<br /><br />Prefers a good well-drained loam in full sun. Grows well in heavy clay soils. Tolerates light shade but does not fruit so well in such a position. Tolerates atmospheric pollution, excessive moisture and a range of soil types if they are moderately fertile, though plants can become chlorotic on very alkaline soils. Established plants are drought tolerant. Very hardy, tolerating temperatures down to below -15°c. Widely cultivated for its edible fruit in temperate areas, there are many named varieties that can provide fruit from late July to April or May of the following year. <br /><br />Where space is at a premium, or at the limits of their climatic range, pears can be grown against a wall. Most cultivars will grow well against a sunny south or west facing wall but, because of their relatively early flowering, they are not really suitable for north or east facing walls. Most cultivars are not self-fertile and a number of cultivars have incompatible pollen, so care must be taken to ensure the provision of a suitable pollen partner. Trees grow less well in grass, root secretions from the grass inhibiting the root growth of the pear.</p>
  • Persimmon

    Persimmon

    <center><img src="http://localhost/prestashop/img/cms/persimmon.jpg" alt="" style="float:left;" width="200" height="200" /></center> <p>Persimmon (Diospyros)<br /><br />There are 3 main species grown for fruit, which are as follows<br />Diospyros kaki - Persimmon - grows to 12m tall x 7m spread - Zone 8<br />Diospyros lotus - Date Plum - grows to 9m tall x 6m spread - Zone 5<br />Diospyros virginiana - American Persimmon - grows to 20m tall - Zone 4<br /><br />In general the fruit can be eaten raw or cooked. When fully ripe the fruit has an exquisitely rich flavour something like apricot and mango, with 25% sugars. The fruit can hang onto the tree very late in the season sometimes December. It is then stored in a cool but frost-free place until very soft and fully ripe. The fruit can range from 1.5cm diameter to about 7.5cm in diameter.<br /><br />The complexity of astringency of each species and variety is described under each variety description. But there are 4 types classified according to the astringency of the fruit at harvest.<br /><br />Pollination-Constant Non-Astringent (PCNA), fruit that are not astringent at harvest, may or may not have seeds. Varieties Fuyu, Hana Fuyu, Gos ho or O’Gosho falls into this category.<br /><br />Pollination-Constant Astringent (PCA), astringent fruit regardless of the presence of seeds. Fruit is edible only after softening (“blettingâ€). Varieties Diospyros virginiana, Costata, Farmacista, Hachiya and Rojo Brillante fall into this category.<br /><br />Pollination-Variable Non-Astringent (PVNA), fruit not astringent if pollinated. Varieties Tipo, Cioccolatino and Vaniglia fall into this category.<br /><br />Pollination-Variable Astringent (PVA), astringent fruit even if pollinated. Varieties Triumph (Sharon fruit) and Hiratanenash fall into this category.<br /><br />Prefers a good deep loamy soil in sun or light shade but succeeds in most soils. Dislikes very acid or wet and poorly drained soils. Requires a sheltered position. Dormant plants are quite hardy in Britain, but they require warmer summers in order to ripen their fruit and wood. A warm sunny location improves the chance of producing ripe fruit. Fruits are frequently produced outdoors at Kew. The young trees require some winter protection for their first winter or two.</p>
  • Plum

    Plum

    <center><img src="http://localhost/prestashop/img/cms/plum.jpg" alt="" style="float:left;" width="200" height="200" /></center> <p>Plum (Prunus domestica)<br /><br />A deciduous tree dependant on rootstock can grow to 12 m (39ft) by 10 m (32ft) at a medium rate.<br />It is hardy to zone 5. It is in flower in April, and the fruits ripen from Jul to November. The flowers are hermaphrodite (have both male and female organs) and are pollinated by Insects.The plant is self-fertile. <br /><br />The fruit can be eaten raw or cooked, but varies considerably from cultivar to cultivar, but it is generally somewhat mealy, soft and juicy with a delicious flavour ranging from very sweet to acid. The more acid fruits are usually only used for cooking purposes. The fruit varies widely in size according to cultivar but can be 8cm long<br /><br />Requires a well-drained moisture retentive soil and a sheltered position. Thrives in most soils and prefers a pH between 6 and 6.5. Many cultivars are fully self-fertile, though some are partially self-sterile and others require cross-pollination.</p>
  • Quince

    Quince

    <center><img src="http://localhost/prestashop/img/cms/quince.jpg" alt="" style="float:left;" width="200" height="200" /></center> <p>Quince (Cydonia Oblonga)<br /><br />A deciduous tree growing to 7.5 m (24ft) by 7 m (23ft) at a medium rate.<br />It is hardy to zone 4 and is not frost tender. It is in flower in May, and the seeds ripen in November. The flowers are hermaphrodite (have both male and female organs) and are pollinated by Insects.<br /><br />When grown in warm temperate or tropical climates, the fruit can become soft and juicy and is suitable for eating raw. In cooler climates such as Britain, however, it remains hard and astringent and needs to be cooked before being eaten. It is used in jellies, preserves etc. The cooked fruit adds a delicious flavour to cooked apples. Strongly aromatic with a firm but rather gritty flesh. The fruit is rich in pectin. The fruit, dependent on the variety, can be about 10m long and 9cm wide, tapering to the stalk.<br /><br />Succeeds in most soils but prefers a light moist fertile soil and a sunny position. Dislikes very dry or waterlogged soils. Plants are hardy to about -15°c, though the fruit seldom ripens in the north of Britain unless it is grown against a sunny wall. The quince has been cultivated for over two thousand years for its edible fruit and its seed, though it is not a widely grown crop.</p>
  • Rasin Tree

    Rasin Tree

    <center><img src="http://localhost/prestashop/img/cms/rasintree.jpg" alt="" style="float:left;" width="200" height="200" /></center> <p>The Japanese Raisin Tree (Hovenia dulcis) is a hardy tree (zone 5) that occurs from Japan, over Eastern China and Korea to the Himalayas (up to altitudes of 2,000 m), growing preferably in a sunny position on moist sandy or loamy soils.<br /><br />It has however been introduced as an ornamental tree to several countries. The glossy leaves are large and pointed. The trees bear clusters of small cream-coloured hermaphrodytic flowers in July. The drupes appear at the ends of edible fleshy fruit stalks, which is a type of accessory fruit.<br /><br />Its not the fruit you eat but the fleshy thickened fruit stalks, when dried, have the sweet flavour and texture of raisins and can be used in the same way. They have a pear-like flavour when ripe, which is when they fall to the ground. They may be small in size but are usually in copious amounts. The other beauty of these fruits is that you don't need to dry them.The brown pod which is actually the fruit is not used.</p>
  • Sea Buckthorn

    Sea Buckthorn

    <center> <p><img src="http://localhost/prestashop/img/cms/buckthorn1.jpg" alt="" style="float:left;" width="200" height="200" /></p> </center> <p>Sea Buckthorn (Hippophae Rhamnoides) <br /><br />Can be a prickly deciduous shrub or small tree, it can sometimes be evasive and can sucker. It is noted for its plentiful edible (somewhat sour) orange berries which are very high in vitamins and antioxidants, commonly found in coastal positions but which also does very well inland, even in very cold positions.<br /><br />For a good supply of berries, it needs to be in a sunny situation, with a separate male and female plant. But the sex is not distinguishable until flowering - male flowers are conical and conspicuous, female are rounder and smaller. <br /><br /> Its very useful in wet sites (it does not like dry soil) and can fix nitrogen in the soil so its helpful in improving poor soils.</p>
  • Sloe

    Sloe

    <center><img src="http://localhost/prestashop/img/cms/sloe.jpg" alt="" style="float:left;" width="200" height="200" /></center> <p>Sloe - Blackthorn (Prunus Spinosa)<br /><br />Sloes are the fruit of the Blackthorn or Prunus Spinosa. It is very astringent, but is used for flavouring of the drink, known as sloe gin or sloe vodka. Although not actually fermented but it is an infusion.<br /><br />The fruit is normally ready for drinking, just in time for Christmas and the New Year.<br /><br />These fruits are all hand picked by us, from our own fields, as this shrub, has savage thorns. It is traditional in Northern Europe and Britain in making a hedge that is resistant against cattle.<br /><br />The fruit is similar to a small damson of approx 12mm dia, and is normally picked after the first frost.</p>
  • Sorbus

    Sorbus

    <center><img src="http://localhost/prestashop/img/cms/sorbus1-20170806_130818.jpg" alt="" style="float:left;" width="200" height="200" /></center> <p>Sorbus<br /><br />This species of tree, covers Whitebeam, Mountain Ash, Service Tree. Specific details can be found in each product description.<br /><br />Generally they are deciduous trees growing to 13 m (42ft 8in) at a medium rate.<br />and being hardy to zone 7 and is not frost tender. It is in flower from May to June, and the fruits/seeds ripen from Sept to October. The flowers are hermaphrodite (have both male and female organs) and are pollinated by Insects, apomictic.The plant is self-fertile.<br />It is noted for attracting wildlife. <br /><br />The fruit can be eaten raw or cooked. The fruit is usually bletted if it is going to be eaten raw. This involves storing the fruit in a cool dry place until it is almost but not quite going rotten. At this stage the fruit has a delicious taste, somewhat like a luscious tropical fruit. The fruit is up to 15mm across and is produced in bunches which makes harvesting easier.<br /><br />Succeeds in most reasonably good soils in an open sunny position. Tolerates light shade, though it fruits better in a sunny position. At one time the fruits of this species were collected and sold in local markets in S.W. England.</p>
  • Strawberry Tree

    Strawberry Tree

    <center><img src="http://localhost/prestashop/img/cms/strawberrytree1.jpg" alt="" style="float:left;" width="200" height="200" /></center> <p>Strawberry Tree (Arbutus unedo)<br /><br />An evergreen tree growing to 9 m (29ft) by 8 m (26ft) at a medium rate.<br />It is hardy to zone 7 and is not frost tender. It is in leaf 12-Jan It is in flower from Oct to December, and the seeds ripen from Oct to December. The flowers are hermaphrodite (have both male and female organs) and are pollinated by Bees. The plant is self-fertile. <br /><br />Fruit - raw or cooked. Sweet but insipid. The fruit contains about 20% sugars and can be used to make delicious and nourishing jams and preserves. It is ripe in November/December and is about 15mm in diameter.<br /><br />As the fruits drop to the ground when ripe they are eagerly sought after by wildlife.</p>
  • Viburnum

    Viburnum

    <center><img src="http://localhost/prestashop/img/cms/viburnum.jpg" alt="" style="float:left;" width="200" height="200" /></center> <p>Viburnum<br /><br />This species covers Geulder Rose (Viburnum opulus) and Wayfaring Tree (Viburnum lantana) both growing 5m tall x 4 m spread.<br /><br />It is hardy to zone 3. It is in flower from May to June, and the seeds ripen from Jul to September. The flowers are hermaphrodite (have both male and female organs) and are pollinated by Insects. The plant is self-fertile<br /><br />The fruit is definitely a famine food, it is only used when all else fails. But is eagerly taken by wildlife.<br /><br />A very easily grown plant and adapts to most soils.</p>

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