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What can be nicer than eating the fruits grown in your own garden fresh from the tree?
We have selected many new and old traditional varieties which will produce fruit for you to enjoy and cherish year after year.
Most suburban situations provide good pollen due to the close proximity of other gardens. It is not always necessary to have pollinators if the bees and other pollinating insects are generous with their visits. If you have no other Apple trees close by then select two varieties in the same group or the adjoining group ie group 2 and 4 will pollinate group 3 as will any others in group 3. Some varieties are self fertile.
Apricot, Nectarine and Peach
Plant trees or bushes in a sunny site with good air circulation and average to rich, well-drained soil.
The Medlar is the original apple! The tree is small and handsome with beautiful blossom. An old and exotic looking fruit, but it is a native of Europe and not the tropics.
Morus nigra (Black Mulberry) produces delicious plump black juicy edible fruit. Black mulberries develop a spreading head of tangled branches and vine like leaves. They often lean or even recline to one side in old age (300 years or more).
Most pears are self-sterile and need more than one variety planted within 40 or 50 feet of each other in order to cross-pollinate. Conference is self-fertile though a pollinating partner will ensure a better crop. Choose 2 different varieties with the same pollination group to ensure cross pollination. All are on Quince A rootstock.
Plums are the most popular of the stone fruit and they are also the easiest to grow. Many varieties are self fertile. There are two rootstocks to chose from; St Julien A which is semi vigorous and will reach a height of 4 metres when mature and Pixy which is dwarfing and will reach a height of 3 metres when mature.
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