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Top working an old Conference pear tree – end February 2021

It seemed a good time to use a non productive Conference pear tree to keep some old Turkish pear varieties growing. I had 3 varieties of Turkish pears, Sheikh Serfettin, Ankara and Tacettin Usta to graft. The below are a … Continue reading

Snow in the Orchard January 2021

Winter Snow in the Orchard February 2021 Continue reading

A really dirty looking apple with large Water Core

In gathering any apples left hanging, that might be useful for cooking. We found 2 apples that were very dirty looking, but very heavy. We assumed they were going to be hard and good for cooking. They were added to … Continue reading

A little advice re Solar Panels connected to Trail Cameras

Here we have one small detail that I overlooked in installing a Solar Panel to my battery charger setup, plugged into my trail cameras. This information may be quite minor, but it is not detailed anywhere. Maybe people already know … Continue reading

Requested photos of Newly Formed Roots and Callusing of Rootstock

Many people have asked how do the roots form on rootstock. The basic’s are the same for any hardwood cuttings and there propagation. Here we have a bundle callused rootstocks, just come out of the heated beds. Most are callused, … Continue reading

Apple – William Crump – Nov 2020

William Crump is a relatively large apple by modern standards. It was named after the head gardener at Madresfield Court in Worcesterhire in 1908. It is a cross between Cox’s Orange Pippin and Worcester Pearmain, hence its bright red skin … Continue reading

Hens Turd Apple Variety – Nov 2020

I have a problem, this variety was given to me as scion wood. It is supposed to be a Hens Turd apple. I have no confirmed photo id of this variety, so I cannot verify it being correct. If anybody … Continue reading

Buzzards eating post in an old tree – Nov 2020

We have a gappy hedge that was overgrown, with branches bending over laying over the ground. The hedge is primarily blackthorn, with the odd hawthorn and and old (almost dead) oak tree. I can understand about the oak giving up, … Continue reading

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

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Apple (Malus)

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.

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.

We grow varieties on behalf of the LEICESTERSHIRE HERITAGE APPLE PROJECT - Potted , 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".



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  • Apple Scions

    Apple Scions

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    Please Note -
    We take orders for scions from May onwards, but shipping is only normally during January to March. If in doubt please ask.










  • Apple Trees Barerooted

    Apple Trees Barerooted

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    Please Note -
    We take orders for bare rooted trees from May onwards, but shipping is only normally during January to March.

    All trees are normally supplied as single stem first year maidens of various heights, normally a maximum of 1m over roots.

    If in doubt please ask.










  • Apples Trees Potted

    Apples Trees Potted

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    Please Note -
    We take orders for potted trees during the whole of the year. If in doubt please ask.


    We grow varieties on behalf of the LEICESTERSHIRE HERITAGE APPLE PROJECT 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".





  • Family Trees Barerooted

    Family Trees Barerooted

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    Please Note -
    We take orders for bare rooted trees from May onwards, but shipping is only normally during January to March. If in doubt please ask.










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