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Fruit Trees

Our range of dwarfing and non-dwarfing fruit trees, nuts, berries.

Fruit Trees There are 69 products.

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  • Dwarf Apples

    Heritage apple varieties on DWARF rootstock. These apples are ideal for back yards, small orchards, espaliers or anywhere where space is tight. Varieties ripen from Christmas to July providing 6 months of fruit. Wee included some more recent varieties as well as historic ones. There are excellent eating apples, cookers, big, small, common and unusual. Something for every occasion.

  • Semi-dwarfing Apples

    Heritage apple varieties on SEMI-DWARFING rootstock. These apples are ideal a free-standing tree, rather than espaliering. They are a little more vigorous than our dwarfing trees.

  • Stepover Apples

    Step-over apple trees on EXTRA-DWARFING rootstocks. These highly sought-after trees can make productive hedges half a metre in height. Ideal for edging garden and vegetable beds, or a striking ornamental hedge. We tend to select later ripening varieties so that the fruit are hanging after the leaves have fallen. See our article on step-overs for more information.

  • Cider Apples

    Cider apple trees on SEMI-DWARFING rootstocks. These are a selection of specialty cider varieties from the English and French cider traditions. They make superior cider (in the right hands!) and are to the cider world as to the Pinot Noir or Chardonnay are to the world of wine.

  • Crab Apples

    Crab apple trees on SEMI-DWARFING rootstocks. These are considered as ornamentals, but can be used in juicing to offset the sweeter apple or pear. Highly regarded as pollinators for apple varieties because of their prolific flowering.

  • Dwarf Pears

    Pear trees on DWARFING rootstocks. Dwarfing forms allow these pears to bear much earlier and make more manageable trees than the huge old pear trees seen on old farms. "Pears for your heirs" was the old adage pointing to their longevity, slowness of growth and bearing, and eventual large sized tree. The French (and Belgians) have been responsible for bringing pear culture to it's peak in the 1700s.

  • Perry Pears

    Select from our range of Perry pears on Dwarfing rootstocks.

  • Cherries

    Cherry trees on DWARFING rootstocks. The sweet cherry varieties we grow have been developed from the European bird cherry (Prunus avium), while the sour cherries (which are still tangy as well as sweet) have been developed from Prunus cerasus, a wild cherry from Asia. Cherries definitely need protection from birds and many growing methods have been developed to accommodate this eg. espalier, spanish bush or fans so that they can be netted.

  • Plums

    Plum trees on NON-DWARFING rootstocks. The so-called European Plums we sell were introduced into Europe from Syria and Persia and are the product of long selection and development over the last 1000 years. Plums have pale greenish yellow flesh and rich sugary flavour, ripening in February. Generally two varieties are needed for cross pollination, although there are some that are self fertile. Esplaiering these shuold be done on a fan shape only.

  • Peach

    Old style peaches on non-dwarfing rootstock. These are best grown as free-standing trees to 3-4m but can be espaliered in a FAN shape effectively keeping it below 1.8m.

  • Quinces

    Quince trees on DWARFING rootstocks. Closely related to the pear, quinces are attractive trees, and the fruit wonderfully aromatic - treasured for cooking, tarts, preserves and jellies.

  • Nectarine

    Old style Nectarines on non-dwarfing rootstock. These are best grown as free-standing trees to 3-4m but can be espaliered in a FAN shape effectively keeping it below 1.8m.

  • Apricots

    Apricot trees on SEMI-DWARFING rootstocks. These are best grown as free-standing trees to 3-4m but can be espaliered in a FAN shape effectively keeping it below 1.8m. The Moorpark produces a smaller tree, and can be kept smaller on an espalier as well. Medlars produce small trees or can be espaliered easily to 1.5m.

  • Figs
    Figs on non-dwarfing rootstocks. Knows for their sensuous fruit both fresh and dried. Figs like long hot summers but not too dry, with well drained soils, preferrably out of the wind. They tolerate being potted.
  • Rootstocks

    Rootstocks are used for grafting and budding onto. If you know or want to learn how to graft or bud, you can propagate yourself. This year we offer a handful of rootstocks, but sorry no quince or pears.

  • Berries

    A selection of raspberries, blackberries, logans, blueberries, currants and other edible berries for the garden.

  • Nut Trees

    Hazelnuts and almonds. Hazels are great for mass hedging, but can be trained into a small tree. Almond pollination can be tricky but this self-fertile one allows you to grow plenty with just one tree.

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  • Ripens: March
    The sloe (prunus spinosa or Blackthorn) is the wild tiny plum from Europe, very acid and with only a couple of mm of flesh around the seed, the sloe comes into it's own making sloe gin. The ripe fruit is packed into a large jar after each being pricked with a needle several times - then sugar added and covered with Gin. Let it stand for 3 months, take out...

  • Ripens: April
    A Turkish quince. Produces a spreading tree, with large leaves. The fruit are large, long and pear-like in shape. Light lemon in colour, very aromatic and firm when cooked, to pale pink. Matures here early April. White flowers with a faint trace of pink.

  • Ripens: February
    An American prune with rich aromatic flavour. Luther Burbank in one of his many breeding programmes about 1905 turned his attention to breeding a better prune. Splendour is a cross between d'Agen and a Hungarian prune. It's long in shape, dark purple with a yellow flesh, and sweet to taste. Estimated 11% sugar (parent d'Agen has about 8%).

  • Ripens: March
    This late ripening pear originates in the Anjou region of France where many of our best pears come from. It's a medium sized roundish pear with a deep orangy brown skin with a fair amount of russet. The yellowish-white flesh is fine, juicy, and of excellent flavour.  Bears heavily and crops regularly. An instant favourite! Cooks well. Pollination by any...

  • Ripens: February
    A small round greenish yellow plum with intense flavour (the Cox's Orange of the plums) tends to crop incredibly heavily and then has a year's rest. Great for stewing, eating and bottling. Considered partially self fertile but having another plum (eg Coe's Golden Drop) will increase yield.

  • Ripens: February
    'Introduced' into Tasmania the 1950s by Frau Ziegler from Germany. This 'Zwetschge' is a German prune, used for drying, pies, jams and preserves. They have a sharp rich nostalgic taste and ripen fairly late, here about March. Needs any other of our plums for pollination.

  • Ripens: February
    This plum is most fondly remembered by English immigrants. Its skin is pink, the flesh a clear yellow and the stone slips. An amazing producer - needing supports under the ladened branches when almost ripe, to prevent limbs breaking. Considered self-fertile bue will crop better near another European plum.

  • Ripens: February - March
    Jostaberries are a cross between a black currant and a goosberry. Size of the fruit is in between it's parents and the flavour is also a mixture. Sweet but tangy, this fruit is great eaten fresh but ideal for jam, pies and preserved. The bush is thornless, growing up to 1.5m, can be easily trained onto a trellis. Bird protection essential!

  • Ripens: February - March
    Large translucent ruby red berries ripen on bunches and can be easily tickled off when ripe. Crop heavily and over a long season, redcurrants have a spritely balance of acid and sweet. can be eaten fresh and used in drinks, jams, pies. Bird protection essential!

  • Ripens: January
    In our opinion the best of the early apples. It's from the McIntosh group developed in New Jersey, USA in the 1950's. It ripens about 10 days later than Beauty of Bath. Creamy yellow skin striped scarlet, smallish in size with a lovely perfumed crisp and juicy flesh.

  • Ripens: February - March
    This famous old English plum has a clear yellow skin and gorgeous yellow flesh with a sweet melting flavour. Amazing eaten (juicy!), and good for stewing and jams. Pollinated by Damson, Angelina, Greengage. Ripens late February

  • Ripens: February
    This is the classic purple highly flavoured European Plum. Originated in France but has been widely spread around the world. It's purple in colour and has a rich flavour that cooks superbly and is great eaten fresh. Ripens February.

  • Ripens: March
    These are having a renaissance at present because of their qualities as a cooked fruit for jams, sauces and preserves. They are actually tiny plums about the size of a large grape. When cooked, they develop a deep rich flavour unequalled in the plum family. A small tough tree with some spikes, but not much cherry slug damage. Heavy crop during February...

  • Ripens: February
    Burbank is a Japanese plum, medium sized with yellow flesh and red skin. Excellent flavour, early to mid ripening. Usually has a 'wax bloom' coating that polishes off easily. Can tolerate cold quite well and equally low chill climates. Partially self-fertile, will produce more fruit when pollinated by another Japanese plum e.g. 'santa rosa'.

  • Ripens: March - April
    A seedling of Jonathan from Batlow NSW discovered in the 1920's by Ben Atkinson, Bonza is a favourite Australian apple. It's a medium sized, highly flavoured, red apple that ripens mid season. It has a conical shapeand when ripe hangs on the tree in very good condition for over a month. It also stores well. Suitable for low-chill conditions.

  • Ripens: February - March
    A medium sized red striped yellow apple with a terrific crunch and reliably pleasant sweet flavour. It's become quiet well known in Australia, being for sale in many of our shops and supermarkets. It's actually about 90 years old, developed by New Zealander John Kidd in the 1930's as a cross between a Golden Delicious and another one of his selections,...

  • Ripens: March
    A well known pear - distinctly covered in a deep brown beautiful russet. It has a long shape, often with a gentle curve, and a rich creamy grainy flesh. Very high quality, lasts well, ripens late. Pollination by any other variety of our pears.

  • Ripens: February - March
    Amazing tasting plump black / purple berries. Grows as a spreading bramble, with trailing canes reaching up to 3m in length. A cross between a blackberry and a dewberry, developed by BM Young in Louisiana USA 1905. 

  • Ripens: February
    Medium to large pear-shaped fruit, colured brown to dark purple when ripe. Flesh pink  / white and flavour sweet but milder than some of the others. A reliable cropper, vigorous and hardy tree. Fruits around January - February. Use for fresh fruit, drying and jam. Figs prefer dry hot summers but need water when fruiting. Prefer well drained but...

  • Ripens: February
    Same as Lapin, but ripening a little later.

  • Ripens: March - April
    Also known as Snow apple, Lady in the Snow, Fameuse, Chimney Apple and about 20 other names which reflects its popularity and how widely distributed this variety is. Originated around 1730 in Quebec, Canada an offspring of McIntosh. The attractive smallish fruit have red sometimes striped skin on a background of pale red and green. The flesh is very white


  • A dwarfing rootstock for growing and propagating apples and crabapples onto. These have been grown on for one year after harvesting from a stoolbed, so have established root systems.

  • Ripens: February
    Small yellow plums with a distinctive sharp but sweet flavour. A favourite home garden tree in Central and Eastern Europe but seldom seen here. Great fresh but also excellent for jams and preserves. Have another plum nearby to ensure pollination.


  • A flowering crab apple that rarely bears fruit. Produces masses of single bright pink flowers during springtime. The leaves turn beautiful orange and reds in Autumn.

  • Ripens: March
    A medium sized yellow-green fruit ripening mid-season (March). A bitter-sweet variety, originating in Yvetot, France. Produces medium cider, and often used for blending. Partially self-fertile.

  • Ripens: January - February
    A Canadian variety of apricot, similar to Goldrich. Produces a large tree with a bountiful number of large superior succulent fruit. Orange with a red cheek. They may grow on a trellis, but will want to grow larger than a Moorpark. Requires a Goldrich or Moorpark for pollination.


  • Mariana rootstock are for for growing and propagating plums and  apricots and to a lesser extent, peaches and nectarine. Plums have highest rate of grafting, while the others achieve best take when budded in summer. These have been grown on for one year after harvesting from a stoolbed, so have established root systems.

  • Ripens: March - April
    Allowed to ripen on the tree, the Golden Delicious develops into a large yellow coloured apple bursting with crunch, juice and sweetness. Often a splash of russet near the stem, tiny specks over the skin and an orange blush on the sunny side. Stores well. Discovered in USA at the end of the 1800's. An entirely better experience when left to ripen on the...

  • Ripens: February - March
    This is one of the largest varieties we grow. Just huge, rivaling Belle Cacheuse and Peasgood Nonesuch in size. And as the name suggests, the fruit are up to twenty ounces (566g) in weight! Greenish in colour flushed and striped where the sun gets it. Coarse but tender yellowish flesh, cooks fantastically and is good eaten too - shared between 4 people!...

  • Ripens: June - July
    Most people will know Pink Lady because of it's popularity Australia wide. It's has fairly large fruit with excellent appearance, pink to pale red blush over a yellow background. Nicely flavoured pale yellow firm flesh. Matures very late and stores very well. Presently Australia's most famous apple: 3rd generation Australian, starting from Rokewood -->...


  • A superdwarfing rootstock for growing and propagating apples and crabapples onto. These have been grown on for one year after harvesting from a stoolbed, so have established root systems.

  • Ripens: March - April
    Forms a spreading densly branched tree, producing amazing masses of reddish pink blossom in Spring. During Autumn, produces a lot of small red fruit. This crab is planted as a focal point for its bloom but the fruit can be used in cooking.


  • A semi-dwarfing rootstock for growing and propagating apples and crabapple. These have been grown on for one year after harvesting from a stoolbed, so have established root systems.

  • Ripens: February - March
    A superb rich flavoured dark berry, famous for making cordial, but also wonderful in jams, pies, muffins, cakes, wines, syrups. Bird protection essential!

  • Ripens: January - February
    A Canadian apricot that produces a large tree with a bountiful number of large superior succulent fruit. Orange with a red cheek. They may grow on a trellis, but will want to grow larger than a Moorpark. Requires a Rival or Moorpark for pollination.

  • Ripens: February
    Excellent flavoured large fruit with greenish purple skin and dark red, rich sweet flesh.  A reliable, heavy cropper with two crops a year.  Vigorous, spreading tree. Fruits in February for three months. Use for fresh fruit, drying and jam. Figs prefer dry hot summers but need water when fruiting, and prefer well drained but fertile soil....

  • Ripens: February - March
    Originated in Scotland in 1890, thought to be a seedling of Cox's Orange Pippin and the parent of Lord Lambourne. A particularly beautiful apple, with red stripes overlying a skin of yellow/green. The flesh is tender and melting, very juicy with just that perfect sweet/acid balance like a good mango, mandarin or pineapple. Very memorable.

  • Ripens: March - April
    A large and densely fleshed apple with a rich sweet aromatic flavour. The skin is often bumpy and a little russetted - yellowish overlaid with red and pink. It is an all-rounder: an apple for eating fresh, cooking and making cider. This apple feels quite weighty in the hand. An American Apple from Massachsetts in the 1830's. The American apples of the...

  • Ripens: February - March
    A medium sized red striped yellow apple with a terrific crunch and reliably pleasant sweet flavour. It's become quiet well known in Australia, being for sale in many of our shops and supermarkets. It's actually about 90 years old, developed by New Zealander John Kidd in the 1930's as a cross between a Golden Delicious and another one of his selections,...

  • Ripens: March - April
    A small tree to 4m with an amazing crop of 2cm round clusters of crimson red fruits. Great in flower arrangements and jelly. Originating in NZ.

  • Ripens: March
    Our hazelnuts come in a pack of 10 advanced suckers, containing a mixture of varieties to afford the best chance of pollination and bearing nuts. We are including 4 American White, 2 Tonda di Giffooni, 2 Cossford, and 2 Barcelona. Being suckers, the root system hasnt been established and these trees need to be grown in a nursery for a year before being...

  • Ripens: March - April
    Jonathan is a handsome round apple with a rosy red cheek on the sunny side, with sweet crisp, juicy but firm flesh. Originally from America in the 1820's as a seedling of Espous Spitzenburg, Jonathan is the parent of Jonagold, and many other significant apples like Jonagold, Ida Red, Akané, Bonza. Grown commercially for many years. The flavour has

  • Ripens: May - June
    Rome produces large brilliant glossy red fruit that resists bruising and is a heavy cropper. Good eating and becomes very sweet the riper it gets. Originating on the northern bank of the Ohio River in a town called Rome in the early 1800's where it appeared from a sucker below the graft of an orchard tree. Was grown commercially for some time in the USA and

  • Ripens: January
    A hugely popular variety, again from a breeding program in south-west Canada 1968. Large fruit almost the size of a small plum, dark purple or black skin, succulent and sweet. Quite resistant to splitting when ripe. Self pollinating although having another variety will increase yield. Has a reputation for pollinating most other cherries, so a must-have...

  • Ripens: January
    A long narrow shaped pale yellow apple with white on the sunny side. Crisp, with high acid content making it quite zingy eaten fresh and excellent cooked. A seedling from a white transparent and like it's parent doesn't keep long. Interestingly, it died out in England, and we have sent propagating material back to the UK.

  • Ripens: March - April
    Allowed to ripen on the tree, the Golden Delicious develops into a large yellow coloured apple bursting with crunch, juice and sweetness. Often a splash of russet near the stem, tiny specks over the skin and an orange blush on the sunny side. Stores well. Discovered in USA at the end of the 1800's. An entirely better experience when left to ripen on the...

  • Ripens: April - May
    A smallish golden-green apple similar to a Golden delicious in colour who it's belived to be the parent of. Complete with the little flecks of russet and the russeted collar. It was found in West Virginia USA in 1804 by Thomas Grime, and being the parent of the Golden, makes this a truly historic apple. The flesh has a pleasant sweetness and a subtle...

  • Ripens: April
    An attractive pear, yellow skin with an orange / red blush on the sunny side. Firm flesh, sweet and juicy. Stores well. Suitable for fairly low chill conditions. Pollination by any other variety of our pears.

  • Ripens: March - April
    A quince originally from the USA and a very popular variety in Australia. A very reliable and prolific quince producing large amounts of rather squat pear shaped fruit. Cooks to pale pink. Mid season.


  • A native to Tasmania (Tasmannia lanceolata) forming a shrub or small tree 1-3m. This is the male required for pollination. See the female listing for more information.

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