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Dawlish Countryside Park Orchard – October 2020

Somewhere different and never been too before, and it has 2 orchards. This is Dawlish Countryside Park in Devon, UK. Continue reading

A big apple ‘Lanes Prince Albert’ 30th Oct 2020

variety that does not need any sugar adding when used in cooking. The sizes of our fruit can be over 15cm diameter and a weight over 500 grams Continue reading

Most Popular Sold Rootstocks, Scions and Trees

We are very often asked which rootstock and scion varieties are most popular. So we finally got our heads down and worked it out. The percentage given is over the previous 3 years to the current date. ROOTSTOCKMM106 – Apple … Continue reading

Greenhouse Fumigator or Vapourizor – electrically operated – August 2020

personal views on an electrically operated Greenhouse Fumigator. Continue reading

Testing of Greenhouse Fumigator – August 2020

READ THE MANUFACTUERS INSTRUCTIONS FIRST There has been a lot of discussion on the internet forums as to the value for money of Greenhouse Fumigator (the ones you set light to). The main discussion seems to be the amount of … Continue reading

Sorbus – Sorbopyrus. ‘burka’ – Hybrid – August 2020

Sorbus – Sorbopyrus. ‘burka’ – Hybrid is extremely hardy hybrid between Sorbaronia alpina (Aronia arbutifila x Sorbus aria) and Sorbus aucuparia, cultivated with an eye on the fruit production. Carrying large red/purple fruits that are sweet when ripe, 2 cm … Continue reading

Plum – Black Diamond® (USA) ripe 8th August 2020

Plum – Black Diamond® (USA) ripe 8th August 2020. Our tree is still quite young, and it is not growing in the most ideal location. These are the first fruits that we have harvested off this variety. The fruit is … Continue reading

Plum – Aleksona (Lithuanian) ripe 8th August 2020

Plum – Aleksona (Lithuanian) ripe 8th August 2020. Our tree is still quite young, and it is not growing in the most ideal location. These are the first fruits that we have harvested off this variety. It is of average … Continue reading

A new apple variety ‘Agra’ from Latvia, ripe 24th July 2020

This is a new variety that we purchased from Latvia a couple of years ago. Breeder: Rudolfs DumbravsBreeding place: Iedzeni, Madonas county, LatviaHolder: APP Darzkopibas institutsApproved on: 31/01/2002Future expiration date: 31/12/2032 A very early summer variety from Latvia. The fruits … Continue reading

A new variety to us – Apple – Pirja 23rd July 2020

A Finnish breed from 1981, which is a cross between the varieties ‘Huvitus’ and ‘Melba’. A slow-growing tree that has medium-sized, flat-round, green-yellow apples with a red to red-striped cover colour that covers almost the entire fruit. It has a … Continue reading

Sweet Chestnut

Sweet Chestnut (Castanea sativa)

It is hardy to zone 5. It is in flower in July, and the seeds ripen in October. The flowers are pollinated by Bees. It is noted for attracting wildlife. Plants are fairly self-sterile.

The seed is best eaten roasted, as the sweetness comes out in the flavour.

Prefers a good well-drained slightly acid loam in a sunny position but it also succeeds in dry soils. Once established, it is very drought tolerant.

Sweet chestnuts require a warm dry summer in order to ripen their fruit properly. Flowers are produced on wood of the current year's growth and they are very attractive to bees.



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  • Sweet Chestnut Scions

    Sweet Chestnut Scions

    <center><img src="https://gb-online.co.uk/neweshop/img/tmp/category_44.jpg" style="border: 15px solid #ffffff; float: left;" alt="category_44.jpg" width="200" height="200" /></center> <p><span style="color: #ff0000;"><br />Please Note - </span>We take orders for scions from May onwards, but shipping is only normally during January to March. If in doubt please ask.</p> <p><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /></p>
  • Sweet Chestnut Trees Barerooted

    Sweet Chestnut Trees Barerooted

    <center><img src="https://gb-online.co.uk/neweshop/img/tmp/category_95.jpg" alt="" style="border:15px solid #ffffff;float:left;" width="200" height="200" /></center> <p><span style="color:#ff0000;"><br />Please Note - </span>We take orders for bare rooted trees from May onwards, but shipping is only normally during January to March.  </p> <p>All trees are single stem maidens of varying sizes.</p> <p>If in doubt please ask.</p> <p><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /></p>

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