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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

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

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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.

For production its is normal to confine there roots, to make the tree grow less tall and also maximize production

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.



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  • Fig Scions

    Fig Scions

    <center><img src="https://gb-online.co.uk/neweshop/img/tmp/category_61.jpg" style="border:15px solid #ffffff;float:left;" alt="category_61.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>
  • Fig Trees Potted

    Fig Trees Potted

    <center><img src="https://gb-online.co.uk/neweshop/img/tmp/category_62.jpg" style="border:15px solid #ffffff;float:left;" alt="category_62.jpg" width="200" height="200" /></center> <p><span style="color:#ff0000;"><br />Please Note - </span>We take orders for potted trees during the whole of the year. </p> <p>All trees are of various sizes starting from 30cms over roots.</p> <p>If in doubt please ask.</p> <p><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /></p>

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