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Rootgrow

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Friendly mycorrhizal fungi, a second root system to improve plant growth.

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Gooseberry Captivator is a reliable red fruiting Goosberry with sweet fruit from late July well into August. It is a vigorous growing plant with good disease resistance.

Raspberry Glen Ample

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An exceptionally heavy cropper ready from mid-July onwards. High yields of very large fleshy fruits of excellent quality and flavour. Suitable for freezing.

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An old variety producing high yield of large, yellow, good flavoured berries on sturdy short canes. All Goldis a Late Summer fruiting variety and suitable for freezing. Self-fertile

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Mid to late July. Medium sized berries, compact and upright growth. High Vitamin C content. Possibly the best-flavoured blackcurrant.

The Coastal Hedge Mix Packs

£39.00  -  £82.00

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The Coastal Hedge Mix Per Metre

£6.15  -  £9.25

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The Edible Hedge Mix Pack

£34.95  -  £69.50

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The Edible Hedge Mix Per Metre

£4.65  -  £7.75

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Symphoricarpus albus

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Always attracts attention.

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A thornless Blackberry, not the strongest grower or producing the heaviest of crops but the large fruits are of superb flavour

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Large shinny black berries, regularily crops well

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A good heritage variety this with prolific early yields of good flavoured fruit

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A Scottish bred blackcurrant, very heavy cropper and excellent flavour. Good disease resistance too.

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One of the earliest Blackcurrants to fruit medium sized berries of good flavour. Disease resistant

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A high yeilding variety with very large berries. Resistance to leaf curling, midge and mildew. Ideal for organic growing.

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Red Lake is a popular variety due to its reliability and heavy crops of Large sweet juicy good flavoured berries.

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Long, heavy trusses of attractive large pale yellow, pleasantly sweet berries with a rich flavour in early July. Makes a nice change from the usual black or red currant. Eat straight from the bush or good for cooking. Easy to grow and a reliable cropper.

Horseradish Chantry Champion

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Nothing compares to the taste and bite of freshly made horseradish. Our selection is especially flavour packed.

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An interesting hybrid between a Blackcurrent and a Gooseberry introduced in 1977. Producing shiny black ffruits the size of a small Gooseberry. Mildew resistant.

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The fruit of Blackcurrant Ebony is very large often being twice the size of other varieties and when ripe it is sweet enough to eat without sugar. Blackcurrant Ebony can be frozen for use later in the year

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Dependable garden variety with long harvest time, starting in August. Late flowering avoiding frost damage and gives very heavy consistent yields. Berries are medium sized, and of good colour.

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New recommended variety. Mildew resistant. Very late flowering. Heavy crops of large, tasty berries. Well suited for juice Production, and is excellent for canning, jams, or preserves. Late season. Self-fertile

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Very large Mid season fruits of excellent quality on a vigorous mildew resistant bush. Another interesting feature of Titania is that it reaches full maturity in three seasons as opposed to four or five with most other popular varieties.

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When talking autumn fruiting raspberries Autumn Bliss is the variety everyone thinks of and deservedly so. Easy to grow, making short canes with good disease resistance and yielding good harvests from late August onwards of firm full flavoured deep red coloured fruits

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A particularly good variety for the small garden having neat, compact bushes about 3ft high which are strong growing and frost resistant. Very high yielding, the large fruit is easily picked. Ready for harvesting mid-July

Raspberry Octavia

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A new variety of excellent quality and flavour, pick in late summer

£235.00

250 Plant Pack.

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A mid season culinary variety not commonly available makes a neat compact bush producing heavy yields of smooth green fruit with superb flavour. Good resistance to foliage diseases

The All Seasons Hedge Mix Packs

£32.00  -  £64.40

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All Seasons Hedge Mix Per Metre

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Excellent crops of medium to large, thin shelled nuts of a good sweet flavour. An abundant bearer, best cross pollinated by another fruiting hazel.

Raspberry Tulameen

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A good reliable late season variety producing good crops of exceptional quality and tasting juicy aromatic fruit

Willow - Salix alba Britzensis (Chermesina)

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Salix alba Britzensis is a striking plant in winter with bright orange and red stems. A must for any winter colour scheme, in both natural and formal situations.

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This poplar red currant originated in Holland in 1942 and is still the leading cultivar used for production in Europe. The fruits are bright red, large, easily harvested and of excellent flavour. Ripens very early in the season.

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A mid season, red fruited gooseberry. Produces well shaped, slightly bristly, dark red fruit. Plants are vigorous and spreading and need to be shaped by pruning. Virtually thornless once mature. Some resistance to mildew. Heavy cropper.

Gooseberry Invicta

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Invicta is a vigorous growing variety resistant to mildew. The fruit is green when ripe and covered in pale hairs. The flavour is excellent and the fruit is ideal for processing. Maturity is early to mid summer.

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Cambridge Favourite is a well known and reliable cropper, easy to grow and tolerant of a wide range of conditions, giving plenty of medium-sized fruits holding their flavour particularly well.

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Glen Magna is a high yielding and late main season cultivar, which produces very large fruit of exceptional flavour and eating quality.

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Salix alba Hutchinsons Yellow has really bright egg yolk yellow stems making this a must for the garden. A useful addition or would make a stunning screen hedge display.

The Conservation Hedge Mix

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The Conservation Hedge Per Metre

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Scots Rose - Rosa Spinosissima

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Rosa Spinosissima is a dense, spreading, thorny rose with single creamy flowers borne freely in mid summer followed by purplish black hips. Very good for dry conditions.

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A very good modern Scottish variety produces heavy crops of juicy fine flavoured fruit over a long season on thorn less stems. A very good and reliable performer.

Rhubarb Victoria

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A good reliable main crop variety

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Junifer is a modern variety recently introduced from France, it shows good disease resistance and fruits on both one and two year old wood gauranteeng good crops. Excellent culinary variety for Jams, pies etc

Sweet Briar - Rosa rubignosa

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Also known as the Eglantine Rose, Rosa rubignosa is a spiny arching rose with single pink flowers followed by red hips in Autumn. Makes an excellent natural security hedge.

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Raspberry Glen Rosa is a mid-season spine-free Raspberry which will produce an abundance of bright high quality medium-sized fruit. Very disease-resistant making it ideal for organic production.

Amelanchier canadensis

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Snowy Mespilus - Amelanchier Canadensis is a wonderfully cheering site in early spring when the masses of starry white flowers cover the branches just as the new foliage with its copper tones appear. Can be used to great effect in mixed hedges

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Originating from Brandy Carr in the famous rhubarb growing area of Wakefield West Yorkshire it produces delicious deep red tender stalks which are full of flavour. A reliable mid to late season variety.

Purple Osier - Salix purpurea

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Salix purpurea is a shrub or tree to about 5 m. tall, frequent beside lakes and rivers or other wet situations.

The Security Hedge Mix Pack

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Not a heavy cropper but the fruits produced are extra large and of surprisingly good flavour

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Delicious is the word to describe this strongly aromatic sweet and juicy strawberry

The Security Hedge Mix Per Metre

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The earliest rhubarb variety, with very thick red sticks of long length. Excellent flavour. Very good for forcing but also good as an outdoor variety.

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Suttons Seedless, a good reliable mid season old heritage variety producing good yields of deep red fat stalks and good flavour.

Grey Willow - Salix cinerea

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Salix cinerea is a tall shrub or small tree. Catkins appear in advance of the leaves in March and April. Similar to Salix caprea. Use with other natives in hedgerows.

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Very dark red mid to late dessert cherry.

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A must for all lovers of blackberries extra big fruits on thornless stems

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An excellent and well-known early white Cherry. Large sweet red on yellow fruit.

White Ramanas Rose - Rosa rugosa alba

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Rosa rugosa alba gives wonderful papery white blooms over a long period, easy to grow in most situations and like its pink cousin, makes a good hedge.

Violet Willow - Salix daphnoides

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Violet willow, as its name suggests, has purple young shoots with silky grey catkins in late winter and early spring. Salix daphnoides is a must for the wet/water-planting scheme.

White Willow - Salix alba

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Salix alba is a common native tree of conical habit. Its elegant, slender branches bear thin, silvery-white leaves, which give the tree its name. Good for damp conditions

Rosemary leaf Willow - Salix elaeagnos subsp.angustifolia (rosmarinifolia)

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I much prefer its other name of rosmarinifolia which perfectly describes its beautiful grey green 'rosemary' like foliage. Can be trimmed to form a lovely semi formal hedge

Rhubarb Champagne

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Rhubarb Champagne is a superb old variety ideal for early forcing when it produces good crops of pinky red stalks with a superb delicate frothy flavour when cooked. Later crops if grown unforced produce long stalks of a deep ruby red with just the same amount of champagne rhubarb taste.

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Produces good sized fruit early in season with good flavour but needs sun to ripen well

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Large sweet heart shaped fruit. A garden favourite. Self Fertile.

Bloody Ploughman Apple

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Apple Bloody Ploughman is an old Scottish apple with a real history. It has a crisp and juicy flesh with a deep blood red skin and bumpy texture.

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A dessert apple of unknown parentage and origins. Soft sweet flesh

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Malling Minerva is a relatively new early season raspberry bred at the famous East Malling Research Station. Produces spine free compact canes. Fruits are an attractive raspberry red in colour with plenty of sweet raspberry flavour. Keeps well.

Damson Farleigh

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A small round-oval damson, being the first to ripen during season. It has green-yellow flesh with a good flavour.

Winter Banana Apple

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Large black mid to late fruit of excellent quality and flavour.

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Excellent for cooking or preserving, flesh turns pink when cooked

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A reliable and still popular old variety Gooseberry Careless was originally introduced in the mid 1800s. Produces heavy crops of excellent quality smooth skinned fruit which can be used for culinary or preserving use when green crisp and young or if left on the bush till mid July onwards will ripen further to produce a lovely opaque yellow sweet dessert style gooseberry. RHS Award of Merit

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Good crops of green yellow pear shaped fruits ripens early

St Magdalen Apple

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A medium sized apple with cream flesh and a very sweet flavour. Norfolk C.1890. Pollination 3

Cherry Morello

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Blood-red flesh colour Cooking Cherry with intense cherry flavour. Very hardy. Self Fertile.

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Large dark purple skins and juicy flesh with very small stones. Very fragrant.

Gage Cambridge

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This vigorous tree produces small round yellowish green juicy fruit with a fantastic flavour. Good consistent cropper and self-fertile.

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Originally from Monmouth Pale yellow greenfruit of exceptional quality with a definate hint of its cox parentage. Good Keeper.

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An Essex cooker of unkown origin around 1899. Produces large yellow fruits, cooks to a good tasty puree. Pollination 4

Medlar Flanders Giant

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Strikingly large sized fruit of good flavour

Tom Putt Apple

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An early dual-purpose cider and eating apple. Bright red with streaks and a firm crisp sharp flavour. Somerset C.18th Century. Pollination 4

Brookes Apple

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Apple Brookes is a very aromatic apple. It is quite small but packed full of rich, intense flavour. Apple Brookes has a yellowish skin with orange flushes covering the area of the apple and almost russet on exposed sides.

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Very large, round, reddish purple fruit. A good flavoured dessert or culinary plum. A heavy cropper

Winston Apple

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Green with a red-brown flush with an aromatic flavour not unlike cox but sharper. Good disease resistance. Berkshire C.1900. Pollination 4

Stoke Edith Pippin Apple

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Mid-season eating apple, russet and yellow with sweet and soft pale yellow flesh. Hertfordshire C.1872. Pollination 3.

Mulberry Black (Morus nigra)

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Produces after time good crops of deep vevety black sweet tasting fruits.

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The St Edmunds Russet was raised by Mr Richard Harvey of Bury St Edmunds prior to 1875, by definition this apple is one of the best English russets, small but bursting with flavour far exceeding its size, its rough skin hides the distinctive russet flavour which is probably the best mid season Russet.

Suntan Apple

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Medium-large fruit, gold-yellow flushed and striped orange-red. Flesh, sharp & juicy. Very good flavour. A vigorous, spreading tree and a good cropper. Kent C.1955. Pollination 4

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An excellent heavy cropping, self-fertile, purple dessert plum. Reddish purple flush over a yellow bloomy skin. Good sweet flavour. Very reliable.

Pear Princess

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Merton Beauty Apple

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An old variety from around 1930. Medium sized fruit with slight red flush, sweet slightly aniseed flavoured flesh.

Nutmeg Pippin Apple

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Nutmeg Pippin makes a smallish apple. Flesh is firm and creamy flavour a superbly aromatic with a sense of spicey nutmeg.

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Similar characteristics to Victoria but fruiting slightly earlier.

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An excellent sweet tasting apple slight russeting over firm flesh. Though propagation material originally received with this name it may well in fact be Norfolk Royal Russet, either way a first class apple.

William Crump Apple

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A dessert apple of high quality, crisp and juicy. The skin is a bright orange red flush and stripes over green, yellow and some russetting. Pollination 3

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Bumper crops of super large bright red fruits with good strawberry flavour early in the season. Strawberry Korona is a relative new variety with good disease resistance making it an easy plant to grow successfully.

Scotch Bridget Apple

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A useful dual purpose apple, as its name suggests originated in Scotland around the mid 1800's. A full flavoured crisp apple. Pollination 3

Pear Beurre Superfin

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Produces fruits with a fine, melting, scented flesh.

Ribstone Pippin Apple

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Deep creamy rich flesh with a strong Cox like taste. Originates from North Yorkshire so of tough constitution, scab resistant too. Triploid variety. Pollination 2

Yellow Ingestrie Apple

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Raised in about 1800, a cross between Cox's Orange & Golden Pippin. Crisp, juicy, yellow flesh. A delightful little yellow apple for September. Sharp and fruity. Shropshire C.1800. Pollination 2

Plum Marjories Seedling

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Late-season eating and cooking plum. Large purple fruit, good cropper. Late-flowering, so tends to miss the spring frosts Self fertile.

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Though originating from the Midlands it was a popular apple in East Anglia where its still found occassionally in old orchards. Sweet and crisp with a hint of Worcester. Pollination 3

Cox Self Fertile Apple

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Apple Cox Self Fertile has the usual familiarity of a Cox but is an easier to grow version of Coxs Orange Pippin. Whilst it keeps a lot of the benefits of the same crisp juicy flesh and aromatic tangy flavour, it has the benefit of being self fertile.

Cherry Sweetheart

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The last cherry of the season, producing fruit that remains firm when picked.

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Large showy, shiny black heart shaped mid-season cherry.

Scrumptious Apple

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A self-fertile new variety, named for its wonderful complexity of flavours. Fruit is thin skinned making it ideal for children. Frost hardy and produces heavy crops. Pollination 3

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Very hardy and reliable cherry producing large firm black fruit.

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The greengage of Damsons.Self-fertile reliable free fruiting Damson. Excellent flavour. Medium, blue/black fruits with good flavour.

Plum Jubilee

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Of Swedish origin produces a large sized 'Victoria' like plum. A strong growing variety

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Strawberry Sophie is another winning strawberry bred by the Horticultural Research Institute at East Malling in Kent. Produces typical strawberry shaped fruits of deep red colour and full strawberry flavour. A very late season variety.

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Mid season eater. Large purple fruit, firm, sweet and juicy. An old favourite.

Mirabelle De Nancy

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A traditional old French variety that produces masses of golden fruits.

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The Apricot Isabella was found in Gloucestershire quite by chance, the apricot was growing very successfully as a large bush producing fruit quite happily. Self Fertile. Early August harvest.

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A dark red black skinned cherry with pink flesh superb flavour

Cottenham seedling Apple

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Apple Cottenham Seedling was raised by Robert Norman of Cottenham in Cambridshire around 1924. Cottenham Seedling was once a favourite of commercial growers in this fruit growing area of Cambridgeshire.

Crimson Queening Apple

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Crimson Quoining is a lovely old apple that was first recorded around the early 1830s but likely to be of much older history. Makes a medium sized attractive apple, greenish yellow skin with red flush and stripes. Sweet flavoured and scented white juicy flesh.

Pear Sensation

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A red skinned form of the Williams pear with similar taste and same juicy flesh

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An old variety producing large heart shaped red to dark red fruit in mid season.

Pear Jargonelle

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A very old variety dating from about 1620's. Brownish skin with a red flush, flesh melting with a sweet musky flavour

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Apple Brownlees Russet is a heritage russet style variety from Victorian England. It is an intensely flavoured apple with robust overtones of pear drops; a sweet and juicy variety. A once very popular 'russet' apple now much forgotten for the milder taste of more modern varieteis such as Eggremot russet

Beauty of Kent Apple

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Apple Beauty of Kent is a rare apple having golden yellow textured skin and a reddish pink flush over. Apple Beauty of Kent was an incredibly popular Victorian cooking apple with its sharp, textured taste and crisp flesh

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Excellent late green yellow Suffolk dessert apple flushed red whose flavour develops in storage. A good producer on a tree of moderate size. Also makes excellent cider. High in vitamin C but needs a good summer to ripen fruit. P 3

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A good cropping variety with good tasting Old Greengage fruits. Origins from the village of the same name in Cambridgshire

Doctor Hogg Apple

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Apple Doctor Hogg is a most impressive very large culinary apple, greenish yellow with prominent ribs from top to bottom and cooks to a beautiful aromatic fluff. Apple Doctor Hogg was named in honour of an apple enthusiast a Dr. Robert Hogg. It was thought to have been raised by the Head Gardener at Leonardslee in Sussex around 1880.

Devonshire Quarrenden Apple

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Devonshire Quarrenden is a very old apple of unknown origin from about 1685. Devonshire Quarrenden is one of the delights of the early harvest apple, straight from the tree it has a distinct strawberry like sweet flavour. Attractive deep red skin, flesh nicely crisp infused with pink red tones.

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Also known as Bradleys King'. A large late season damson. Purple skin with a blue bloom. Greenish yellow, dry flesh. Very productive. Self fertile.

Dabinett Apple

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Apple Dabinett originated around the turn of the 1900s and was found as chance seedling in a hedgerow at Middle Lambrook, Somerset. Apple Dabinett is classed as a bittersweet cider apple and produces regular good crops of attractive small yellow green fruit.

Gage Oullins Golden

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A sweet and juicy, golden yellow colour dual purpose gage. Self fertile.

Marriage Maker Apple

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Apple Marriage Maker is a sweet dessert apple, small with a mellow flavour. It is distinctively round with an entirely crimson skin.

Worcester Pearmain Apple

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Popular dessert apple, best if allowed to ripen on the tree in September. Pale green-yellow skin almost completely covered with brilliant red flush. When fully ripe, it is crisp and sweet with a distinctive flavour. Pollination 4

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Another plum from the famous Rivers of Sawbridgeworth Nursery. A good tasty plum, red skinned and cropping around late August. Needs a pollinator to produce reliable crops.

Cherry Sunburst

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Large, dark-skinned sweet cherry similar to Stella. Resists cracking. Ripens midseason. Self fertile.

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A very sweet medium sized gage with round yellow fruits. A good reliable and hardy variety

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A reliable black fruited sweet and juicy variety of good quality and pleasing flavour. Self fertile.

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The gage often sold in the shops a reliable heavy cropping variety with good quality fruit. Belgium origin around 1830s Sef Fertile

Admiral Apple

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Apple Admiral is an outstanding heritage variety dessert apple and extremely rare. Originated from pips brought back from Japan in 1921 by a Mr Watson of Upton Norfolk. This medium to large apple has sweet tasting firm flesh with a green skin and warm orange flushes.

Carlisle Codlin Apple

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An old English variety Carlisle Codlin was widely grown in Victorian England. A popular cooker in the North of England since it was bred sometime around 1830 from Carlisle in the Cumbria.

Norfolk Royal Apple

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A very attractive exhibition variety with a shiny crimson and yellow skin. Found as a chance seedling at North Walsham. Introduced in 1928 and soon well known in East Anglia. Crisp, juicy and sweet. Also cooks well.

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A delicious juicy pear with rich sweet melting white flesh. Jules Dairolles is an old historic French variety which should be seen more often. Smooth bright green skin which slowly turns yellow as it ripens further.

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Particularly suited to gardens, as the tree is compact and easily managed, these delicious cherries ripen from red to black. Self fertile.

Annie Elizabeth Apple

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Apple Annie Elizabeth is an outstanding old English cooker, perfect for any recipe that requires the apple to keep its shape when cooked. Taste is sharp with crisp flesh. It has a classic red flourish on green skin.

Pear Packhams Triumph

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A heavy cropping dessert pear with green skin ripening to pale yellow. Pale yellow, smooth, juicy flesh Best left on the tree for as long as possible for the flavour to develop

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Medium large, round-oval fruit. Dark red skin usually covered with a heavy purple bloom. Better suited to culinary use.

Api Etoile Apple

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Apple Api Etoile is an extremely rare apple, small and attractive, brightly flushed red over the yellow skin. Apple Api Etoile is sweet tasting with a crisp flesh interior, this apple is delicious to eat and a heavy cropper.

Crispin Apple

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Apple Crispin is of Japanese origin called Mutsu in 1930 and renamed in this country in 1968. Firm sweet juicy flesh with a crispness that perfectly reflects its name. Skin green turning golden yellow with more than a passing resemblance to Golden Delicious which indeed was one of its parents, but perhaps with a little more sophisticated taste.

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Imperial Gage Very reliable self-fertile eating gage and a heavy cropper, red skin and sweet flesh.

Mirabelle Golden Sphere

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Gaining popularity, this variety produces an abundance of yellow and orange fruit

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Apple Banns is an outstanding local variety from Norfolk and quite rare; it produces large golden apples which are highly scented with wisps of Elderflower.

Plum Laxtons Cropper

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A good late season culinary variety. Reliable large crops of medium sized blue fruit which keep well. Bedfordshire 1906.

Laxtons Superb Apple

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Medium sized yellow fruit with red stripes. Firm, sweet and juicy flesh. Has a tendency towards biennial bearing. Bedfordshire C.1897. Pollination 4

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One of the best and most popular traditional English culinary plums. Yellow bloomy skin. Firm, dry, yellow flesh. Plum Yellow Pershore is reliable and self fertile.

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A superb early season variety. Strawberry Christine can often start cropping outside as early as the beginning of June. Good crops of large extremely juicy bright red fruits. Easy to grow with good resistance to a number of strawberry pests and diseases. Can be grown under cover for even earlier crops.

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Large blue-black damson, sweeter than most. Heavy, regular crops Will succeed in exposed, wet districts where plums may fail. Also suitable for dessert use. Self fertile.

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A relative new variety with extra large and very juicy flavoured fruits. Bred in UK so suited to our climate.

Rhubarb Stockbridge Arrow

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Reaching a near pinnacle of rhubarb perfection Stockbridge Arrow produces superb tasting rich red stems which are meltingly tender with a delicate zingy flavour early in the season when forced then later producing bountiful harvest of full rhubarb flavoured stalks.

Pear Durondeau

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An old variety from Belgium dating from 1822 Golden russeted fruit with a red flush and sweet flavour.

Bakers Delicious Apple

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Apple Bakers Delicious is a fantastic early cooking apple, a true pleasure to eat with its acidic taste, a really juicy apple with lots of sugar and an intense flavour. Bakers Delicious is a very handsome apple with bright orange flushes over the skin and a deep cream, crispy flesh.

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From the famous 'Rivers Nursery' an old forgotten variety producing medium sized apples with delicious sweet flavour

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Large, oval, yellow skinned and yellow firm fleshed fruit of sweet and fine flavour if fully ripened on the tree. Requires a sunny aspect to fully ripen the fruit. Suffolk.

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Golden Noble produces good crops of large golden yellow cooking apples, high in vitamin C. Regarded by many as the best cooking apple, certainly a good reliable alternative to Bramley.

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Apple Jonathan is an attractive looking apple of excellent flavour, produces regular heavy crops of juicy, sweet apples. Also has a distinct benefit of being a self-fertile variety. Jonathan is an apple of N. American origin and still widely grown there

Mirabelle Ruby

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A Mirabelle much favoured for its large, dark fleshed fruits.

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A good cropper regularily producing small but sweet and juicy pale yellow skinned fruit. Pick and eat straight from the tree during September, does not keep

Court of Wick Apple

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Apple Court of Wick is a very old variety from Somerset c.1790. Small to medium conical shaped fruit with a red flush and attractive russet spots over a golden yellow background. Intense fruity flavour. Disease resistant and a strong grower which lends itself to tougher conditions.

Pignose Pippin Apple

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An historic variety with a fascinating name, origins Herefordshire, greeny yellowflushed orange with red striping.

Captain Kidd Apple

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Apple Captain Kidd is a wonderful eating apple with excellent flavour and a sweet and juicy texture. Attractive bright red streaks over a light green skin; the creamy white flesh is crisp and crunchy. A great alternative to a Cox.

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Old French baking pear with flesh turning pink when cooked. Fruits are pale yellow with a pink flush with Occasional russet patches. Catillac fruits are very large and late.

Mirabelle Gypsy

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Another 'Cherry Plum' with very sweet sugary tasting fruit and orange coloured flesh.

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Large dark red fruit of good flavour. Makes a compact tree, originated from Canada

Nectarine Humboldt

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An orange fleshed, richly flavoured nectarine raised at the famous Rivers nursery at Sawbridgeworth. Self Fertile.

Cornish Gilliflower Apple

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No prizes for knowing where apple Cornish Gillyflower originates. A high quality late dessert apple. Fine, firm flesh with an intense and perfumed sweet, rich flavour. Deep yellow-green knobbly fruit flushed speckled red and a dusting of russet.. Should be picked as late as possible for best flavour

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Apple Devonshire Crimson Queen is a good looking dessert apple of medium size with deep red skin and darker red stripes with pink extending into the flesh, taste soft, sweet and juicy. Devonshire Crimson Queen grown in and popular in the Tamar Valley area of Devon & Cornwall.

Sweet Alford Apple

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An old Cider variety originating in Devon around the 1700's. Bitter sweet flavour imparting real flavour to any cider

Allington Pippin Apple

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Apple Allington Pippin is indeed a very interesting apple. The pale yellow skin has bright red streaks and is extremely juicy with a pleasant sharp taste, with a hint of pineapple. This sharp taste that Allington Pippin exhibits makes it an ideal dual purpose apple, keeping its shape when cooked.

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Large showy, shiny black heart shaped mid-season cherry.

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Blackberry Waldo is a new variety of thornless climbing Blackberrys. Bred and developed in Oregon USA. Waldo produces good reliable crops of large juicy, full flavour packed fruit on relatively compact bushes so ideal where space is limited. Best in full sun but will take some shade.

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Round to oblong fruit. Large for a bullace and more like a small damson. Blue-black bloomy skin. Firm, green flesh. Good for culinary use. Self fertile.

Pear Beurre Hardy

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Beurre Hardy is an excellent autumn pear with medium to large fruit russeted greenish-yellow. Very juicy, sweet and richly aromatic flesh. A dessert variety with a distinctive flavour.

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Darcy Spice is an old dessert apple found at Tolleshunt D'Arcy, Essex in about 1785.The flavour is richly aromatic and sweet, though it needs a hot summer and keeping for a month or so to gain the fabulous spicy flavour for which it is famed.

Tydemans Late Orange Apple

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Orange/red colour with some russeting. Rich and aromatic and generally trouble free. Kent C.1930

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The bright red fruit have a wonderful flavour and as well as a dessert they make the very best jams. Plum Victoria is one of the best loved of all fruit trees, and no orchard or fruit garden is complete without one.

Court Pendu Plat Apple

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Court Pendu Plat is one of the oldest apples still in present day cultivation. Court Pendu Plat was introduced to this country from France around 1613. It was a popular apple during Victorian times. Court Pendu Plat is an apple of intriguing characteristics.

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A Popular Old English Greengage. Medium sized, round fruit with green bloomy skin turning yellow when ripe. Very rich sweet flavour. Partially self-fertile.

Quince Vranja

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Fruits very large, pear-shaped, very fragrant, a clear shiny gold, with a softer flesh than many, excellent flavour. Fruits borne at an early age (4-6 years). Vranja is a good cropper. Suited to fan training; very vigorous, erect growth.

Apricot Gold Cot

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Apricot Goldcot produces good crops of medium to large stone free fruit with a golden to yellow skin. Self Fertile. Recently introduced from the U.S.A it's an excellent apricot for the British climate.

Claygate Pearmain Apple

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Claygate Pearmain is named after the Surrey village of Claygate around 1822. Apple Claygate Pearmain soon became a popular variety during the Victorian and Edwardian periods; widely-grown in English estates and gardens alike.

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Produces a medium sized pear with yellow gren skin often with an attractive red flush. Sweet rich and juicy creamy white flesh. Crops wel, originates Surrey 1947

Plum Sanctus Hubertus

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An improved Early Rivers plum with large purple-blue fruit which are dessert or culinary and partly self fertile.

Belle de Boskoop Apple

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Apple Belle de Boskoop is a fantastic dual purpose apple; suitable with savoury salads or as an after dinner treat. A beautiful apple with rich, dark green skin, yellow and red flushes over the apple and extensive russeting.

Nectarine Pineapple

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Yellow flesh and a rich aromatic flavour reminiscent of pineapple. Self Fertile.

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Large blue plum speckled with purple.

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Laxtons Early Crimson Parents were Worcester Pearmain x Gladstone, makes small to medium sized apple beautiful sweet ‘apple’ flavour. Skin greenish almost completely flushed brownish purple.

Blenheim Orange Apple

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Apple Blenheim Orange is an extremely popular English apple and primarily a cooker. Its round classic shape has textured green skin with pink to red flushing streaking across.

Almond Ingrid

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Almond Ingrid is is considered to be one of the most reliable croppers in the Almond family. The Almond is also known for it stunningly pink blossom in Spring as well as the delicious nuts that it produces.

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The Catherine apple produces a medium to large sized yellow fruit with a lovely sweet delicate flavour when cooked also keeps its shape well. The origin of apple Catherine is slightly obscure, the most likely was it grew in the garden of a pub called the Live & Let Live around or just 1900 in the village of Coombs in Suffolk and was affectionately known as Catherine apple by the locals.

Grenadier Apple

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Grenadier makes a good flavoured early cooker ripening from early August. Cooks to a delicious puree with a strong appley taste. Grenadier was once a very popular early cooker now seldom grown commercially, which is a shame given its ease of cultivation and natural disease resistance.

Aldeburgh Beach Apple

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Finding fame in Roger Deakins book Wildwood this unique tree was found near the seaside town of Aldeburgh growing in a shingle hollow as a large sprawling tree only reaching a height of three feet due to the relentless biting, salt laden winds.

Sunset Apple

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Very similar to Cox but much easier to grow and more disease resistant. Small to medium sized fruit with an orange flush over a golden yellow skin covered in small russet patches. An excellent garden substitute for Cox. P 3

Maxton Apple

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Was known as Suffolk Superb and with good reason, the sweet flavour of this heavy cropping dessert apple is similar to that of the Laxton, juicy and packed with flavour.

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A Heritage Collection old cooking apple variety from Norfolk. The origins of Summer Broadend are somewhat obscure dating from the late 1700s. Was once popular in the Norwich area of Norfolk.

Pear Pitmaston Duchess

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An old variety dating from worcestershire in 1842. Large golden yellow slightly russeted fruit with superb flavour

Red Windsor Apple

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Apple Red Windsor itself it is an easy to grow reliable cropper producing good red skinned juicy apples with a distinct Cox style flavour.

Gage Early Transparent

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Rich greengage flavour; heavy crop of Medium sized, round-oblong fruit. Primrose yellow bloomy skin. Yellow juicy flesh. Stone free. One of the best dessert gages. Self fertile.

Apricot Early Moorpark

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Apricot Early Moorpark is a traditional variety which is highly recommended for the south of the UK. The apricot can be grown as a standard trees, espalier or as a fan.

Greensleeves Apple

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An apple of recent breeding in 1966 from the Horticultural Research Institute, East Malling in Kent. Greensleves is a cross between James Grieve and Golden Delicious. Pale greenish yellow in colour turning a more golden yellow if left on the tree till October.

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As the name suggests, Plum Groves Late Victoira is a Victoria type plum that is ready to eat nearly some two weeks after the traditional Victoria variety, picking around late September. Outstanding Victoria flavour, a good looking eat me plum.

Nectarine Lord Napier

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Early, Large yellow fruits with a crimson flush. Suitable for a warm wall. Self Fertile.

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Apple Beauty of Bath is probably one of the most famous early English Apples, it is packed full of flavour and has a distinctive sharp taste. The apple has a rich, rosy colouring flushed across the green textured skin.

Jordons Weeping Apple

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From our Heritage collection, Jordans Weeping apple is of uncertain origin but was found growing in a garden in Horning on the Norfolk Broads around the 1900s. Makes a smallish tree with a natural weeping outline. The apples are medium sized, yellow skinned with an attractive red and orange flush. The flesh is firm and taste beautifully sweet.

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A very good new variety with excellent fruiting potential succulent sweet tasting medium to large fruits

Peach Hales Early

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Another hardy Peach from the USA, very early crops of meltingly juicy yellow fleshed fruits

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Introduced around 1830 by Thomas Rivers, a small compact tree with small round purple fruit. The flesh is golden yellow, and when fully ripe they make for very pleasant eating - firm but sweet.

Pear Comice

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A popular dessert pear with a fine flavour that was introduced from France in 1849. Large and roundish fruit with rich, tender flesh and a delectible flavour that melts in your mouth.

Caroline Apple

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Caroline produces a medium sized green apple with pink to red stripes. Crisp and firm fleshed. Flavour is good and sweet. It keeps well up to the end of January. Named Caroline in 1820 after the wife of Lord Suffield and grown in Blickling Hall gardens in Norfolk.

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Large, Blue-black round fruit with bloomy skin. Good flavour and high yield.

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Catshead apple is a very old English apple variety probably dating back to the 1600s so called because of its resemblance to a cat's head. It has also been known as Pigs Snout which is a little more believable with its extra long conical and ribbed shape.

Pear Williams' Bon Chretien

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Pear Williams is a well-known and popular dessert pear. Smooth, pale green skin ripening to pale golden yellow. White, very smooth, juicy and sweet flesh. A reliable cropper.

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Plum Avalon produces lovely large red, purple plums with a lovely, sweet flavour. One of the finest dessert varieties the Avalon Plum ripens mid to late season and will happily keep once picked for up to a week. Avalon Plum is a modern variety and an excellent example of improvement on the traditional Victoria.

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A delicious pear hailing from the United States. Moonglow is an easy to grow pear, large fruits of an attractive lemon yellow, superb flavour. Best picked during August and brought indoors to ripen.

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Merton Pride is an excellent garden dessert pear, with yellowish skin and very soft, juicy flesh, and an excellent flavour.

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Produces a medium sized apple with mostly yellow skin with a slight red flush and broken red stripes. Flesh is crisp and juicy with a strong strawberry fruity flavour which reflects one of its parents Worcester Pearmain the other being Apple Rival

Adams Pearmain Apple

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Apple Adams Pearmain has a fresh faced, rustic appeal with its classic rosy red, green skin and crisp flesh, the sweetness of this Victorian apple goes extremely well with a cheeseboard.

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The Apple Norfolk Beauty is an excellent local variety that was raised by the head gardener at Gunton Park in Norwich by crossing an Apple Warners King with a Waltham Abbey seedling. Apple Norfolk Beauty is a relatively large cooking apple which cooks to creamy puree and requires little sugar due to its natural sweetness.

Egremont Russet Apple

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Egremont Russet apples have been considered one of the finest dessert apples for well over a century, very popular in the Victorian era. Supposedly raised by the Earl of Egremont, Petworth, Sussex around 1872. Still one of the most important commercial russet apples grown in England.

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Fruits bright golden-yellow, pear shaped, of excellent flavour, less downy than most, early ripening - a week before Vrajna; fruit borne at an early age (3 years). Good heavy cropper. The fruits keep well.

Peach Saturn

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Or 'Sat On' would be an approprate name unusual flat shaped fruit with delicious sweet flovour. Also know as the java peach

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Raised by a Dr Allan Maclean in Sudbury during 1820 this late keeping dessert apple is ready to be picked in November allowing it to be kept until January. Roundish, rich and highly flavoured the Macleans Favourite has a yellow striped appearance and has been noted as an apple of the highest excellence by the London Horticultural Society in 1842.

Pear Black Worcester

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An ancient variety but still one of the best traditional cooking pears Fruit large, obovate; skin thick, green, rough, nearly covered with dark russet. Black Worcester is a reliable cropper.

Peach Amsden June

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Very early crops of tender juicy fruits. White flesh and free stone. Originates from Missouri USA about 1865

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One of the best early white fleshed peaches Very juicy soft sweet flesh with an excellent flavour. Self fertile.

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A very old peach originating from France. Large, round and regular with pale yellowish green skin and pale yellow flesh, slightly reddened at the stone. Self fertile.

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The apple has many names, most commonly known as Lord Stradbroke but also rather rebelliously as Fenns Wonder or Fenns Seedling.

Herefordshire Redstreak Apple

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Apple Heredfordshire Redstreak was a very early cider apple variety considered the finest of its day. It was raised by Lord Scudamore in the 1600s from a pip he brought back from France when he was Ambassador.

Pear Dr Jules Guyot

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Pear Dr Jules Guyot is a very early variety, that is ready for picking just after mid August for eating late August onwards. Should be picked green and ripened indoors. Yellow fruits with a slight flush.

Discovery Apple

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Apple Discovery often heralds the start of the apple season being a very early variety. The apples of the Discovery are of medium size coloured fresh green with a deep red blush on one side. Crisp white flesh tinged pink, fresh juicy flavour with hint of strawberry. Apple Discovery needs to be eaten straight from the tree to enjoy its flavour to the full.

Lord Lambourne Apple

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Apple Lord Lambourne is a high quality dessert apple, which crops heavily and regularly almost anywhere. Medium sized crisp sweet, juicy and aromatic flesh. Bedfordshire C.1907.

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Emperor Alexander was one of many apples grown in Russia, origins probably the Ukraine. Brought to this country around the turn of the 1800s and grown on by James Lee, a nurseryman of the time to provide an apple that would be suited to tough cold conditions. Emperor Alexander produces a dual-purpose large pale yellow skinned fruit striped and flushed red

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Apple Braeburn is a first class dessert apple. Apple Braeburn is a very reliable cropper; it stores well and has a reputation of being easy to grow.

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Medium to large fruit, slightly long, smooth, green tinted with russet. Flesh pale yellow, with slight pink tinge, very juicy and sweet. Pear Conference is self Fertile.

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A large green cooker turning yellow with age. A firm sub acid flesh good for pies. Strong sharp flavour requiring some sugar when cooked. Cheshire 1862

Peach Rochester

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Large fruit with orange skin and a red flush and soft juicy yellow flesh. Popular in the UK as it flowers late, usually avoiding frosts. Self fertile.

Pear Concorde

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Recently introduced, Concorde is self-fertile, compact and crops well on trees as young as two years old. A fine pollinator for other varieties. Ready in September and stores until late autumn. Sweet and juicy. Self Fertile.

Merton Russet Apple

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Apple Merton Russet is small with a distinctive skin of pale cinnamon/gold russet over yellow/gold base, often with a brown red flush on one side giving it a very attractive look.

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Old, late cooking and dessert apple. Small, yellow dotted fruit with greenish-white, crisp, acid flesh. Small upright tree suitable for the garden. A good cropper. England C.1770. Pollination 4

Michelin Apple

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Midseason bittersweet small to medium size firm cider apple, a very reliable cropper. Normandy France C.1782. Pollination 5

Peach Peregrine

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One of the easiest peaches to grow. Suitable for growing under glass, against a warm wall or in the open in warm areas. A reliable variety with high-quality, delicious, large fruits.

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Small to medium sweet and delicious yellow/green fruits with a pronounced red flush. Louise Bonne of Jersey has fruits which are beautiful in flower and good cropper.

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A very old heritage Perry variety from the West Country named after a famous Worcestershire assize court judge. Produces early season heavy crops of greenish yellow pears which in turn produce a delicious medium light Perry

Plum Warwickshire Drooper

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A late yellow plum. An old favourite which is making a come back. Attractive tree with weeping habit giving this plum its name of Warwickshire Drooper, which always crops well.

Margil Apple

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Apple Margil is amongst the oldest of dessert apple varieties grown in England. It has been claimed to be "One of the finest dessert apples, a rival of the Ribston Pippin, excelling it in juiciness, and being of a better size for dessert.

Yarlington Mill Apple

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High quality English cider apple. Firm, medium-sized fruit. Sweet to slightly bittersweet. Tree moderately vigorous, a heavy cropper. Somerset. Pollination 3

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A very useful dual purpose plum that ripens late in the plum season. Plum Verity first originated in Ontario Canada in 1938 and produces good sized oval fruits, blue purple in colour with an attractive bloom. The green yellow flesh is juicy and with a strong plum flavour.

Arthur Turner Apple

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Apple Arthur Turner is a very sweet cooking apple which cooks to a wonderfully light purée hardly needing any sugar. Arthur Turner has a washed green to yellow skin with a faded red flush, a true beauty.

Reverend Wilkes Apple

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Very large, attractive pale green fruit turning pale yellow. White, juicy flesh creating a lemon coloured puree, also good for baking. A compact tree suitable for training. Buckinghamshire C.1904. Pollination 2

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Not a heavy cropper but its yellow- green skin with a red flush has a juicy sweet flesh with a strong aromatic hint. Best eaten straight from the tree.

Monarch Apple

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Apple Monarch is a large red cooking apple ripening attractively to yellow/white, heavily flushed with crimson. It originated in Essex in 1888 and flourishes in wet climates. When the Apple Monarch is cooked it turns into a beautiful creamy puree fit for any use.

Epicure Apple

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Apple Epicure produces heavy crops of delicious but somewhat smallish apples early in the season. Yellow green skin, flushed dull orange with deep red stripes. Crisp juicy sweet flesh with a distinctive and refreshing flavour which when picked straight from the tree has to be one of the joys of the apple picking season.

Quince Serbian Gold

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A good hardy disease resistant variety suitable for most parts of the UK and like most quinces a stunning sight when the tree is covered in soft rose pink flowers. These are followed in autumn by large apple shaped golden fruits which after storing for a month or so at room temperature make very tasty quince style treats including Quince liqueur and Quince cheese.

James Grieve Apple

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Once very popular James Grieve is an old variety, which produces good crops of medium sized yellow skinned all-purpose fruit with an attractive striped red flush. Tends to bruise easily so supermarkets do not stock it, which is a shame as it has an excellent flavour very intense and sharp early in the season.

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Medium sized fruits that are dark green with a slight cinnamon brown russet turning yellow when ripening. Fruit should be harvested in late October or early November and stored for eating November to January.

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Our trees are propagated from a very old tree found in the remains of an old derelict orchard in central Suffolk. Gascoynes Scarlet produces a medium sized apple, green with bright scarlet red flush, flesh is firm moderately juicy with a subtle flavour

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Apricot Alfred is a very hardy and successful fruit which is very dependable in the UK climate. It produces medium to small fruit with extremely good flavour which can be harvested from late July to early August. This particular apricot has a wonderful orange skin with a red flush surrounding the outside. Perfect when picked off the tree.

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A sport of the Pershore plum, introduced around 1900. Produces dark purple fruit that are excellent for stewing and for jams. A good reliable culinary plum.

Jupiter Apple

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A classic good looking apple, yellow skin with orange flush and red streaks. Apple Jupiter is a relatively recent introduction from the 1960s, bred at the famous East Malling Research Station in Kent. Produces a Cox style flavoured apple, a little more robust and tangy in taste than the typical Cox.

Cox Orange Pippin Apple

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Coxs Orange Pippin is the original apple Cox that has spawned so many variations that have that famous Cox taste. Originally grown by a Mr Richard in Buckinghamshire around 1825. The parentage of the original Cox apple is unknown but the apple Ribston Pippin is regarded as probable.

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Emneth Early makes a medium sized early, yellow green skinned culinary apple with an excellent flavour and as part of its name suggests is a very early cooker ready for picking by mid August. White sharp flesh high in vitamin C. Cambridgeshire C.1899

Ashmead's Kernel Apple

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Apple Ashmeads Kernel could be described as a corner stone in the apple world. Russet skin and truly outstanding. A really great eater with excellent flavour and texture to match.

Downton Pippin Apple

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Dowton Pippin is a very old apple from our Heritage range. Downton Pippin was a very popular apple in Victorian times and was named after Downton Castle in Shropshire. It produces small to medium sized, round fruit with a greenish yellow skin turning attractive gold with some russeting

Pear Fertility Improved

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The original Pear Fertility Pear was bred by the famous Thomas Rivers Nursery of Sawbridgeworth in Hertfordshire around 1875. The Improved Fertility Pear is self fertile and originated in Essex in the 1900s it retains a number of the characteristics of the original including a greenish yellow skin with some russeting.

Katy Apple

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Apple Katy originated in Sweden around 1947 where it is called Katya and is a cross between James Grieve and Worcester Pearmain. It is ideal for cooler conditions and reliably produces good crops of good medium sized juicy apples, even in poor summers.

Pear Emile D`Heyst

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An old variety originating in Belgium around the mid 1800s. Pear Emile DHeyst is a reliable cropper with medium sized fruits. Green skinned when first picked with some russeting, stores well for a pear until November.

Roxbury Russet Apple (Boston Russet)

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Apple Roxbury Russet is a historic apple, its quite a large russet that makes extremely good eating, the golden yellow skin is reminiscent of an Ashmeads Kernel apple with its russet skin and creamy flesh colour. Apple Roxbury Russet is sweet and juicy, exactly what makes a great eating apple, especially when picked from a tree in your own back garden.

King of the Pippins Apple

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Also known as Reine de Reinettes, sharp, firm, fairly juicy - a good all-round apple. A dessert, jucing or cooking apple which keeps its shape and gives a good old fashioned flavour. (18C) Pollination 4, slightly self fertile.

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From our Heritage Range, Hacons Incomparable is a very old variety from Downham Market Norfolk raised by a Mr Hacon in the early 1800s. Produces quite reasonable crops of green good looking pears which have a sweet and delicious flavour when cooked.

Sams Crab Apple

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A medium sized yellow green early cider apple, flushed and streaked red. Firm flesh with a sweet flavour. Hertfordshire C.1830. Pollination 3

Plum Excalibur

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Plum Excalibur is one of the improved Plum Victoria type varieties. This relatively new variety was introduced in the 1970s having been bred in the Bristol area county Avon. Excalibur has deep pink bloomed purple red fruits which are a little larger than Victoria and some argue a better flavour for eating directly off the tree.

Crawley Beauty Apple

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Apple Crawley Beauty is an old favourite dual purpose apple, found in a cottage garden in Sussex around 1870. Crawley Beauty has the benefit of being a cooker early in the season which cooks to a light frothy puree and as the season moves on sweetens to make a good eater from Christmas onwards, with crisp flesh and plenty of juice.

Somerset Redstreak Apple

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Somerset Red Streak is typical old bitter sweet cider variety and still one of the main commercial cider varieties grown still today. The name Somerset Redstreak is possibly a collective name for very similar apples all originating not surprisingly from Somerset.

Spartan Apple

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The Apple Spartan is a mid-season Canadian apple with dark red almost purple skin, very aromatic with white, crisp, melting juicy flesh of the highest quality. Canada C.1926. Pollination 3

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Another Plum with its origins from Sweden. Plum Violetta makes a compact growing tree and being self fertile is a good choice where space is limited. Good sized fruits have a dark blue skin and sweet flavoured yellow flesh. Violetta produces above average crops of dessert use plums a week or so before Victoria

Charles Ross Apple

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Apple Charles Ross provides an easy to grow apple with good disease resistance and an ideal apple to grow in more exposed places. Charles Ross produces good sized harvests of large firm, sweet and juicy dessert apples. Can be quite sharp when first picked straight from the tree in September so can also be used as a cooker.

Peasgood Nonsuch Apple

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Apple Peasgood Nonsuch is a highly esteemed apple, its another of the versatile varieties that can be both cooked and enjoyed eaten fresh. It holds the reputation for being the largest of the dessert apples.

Pear Gorham

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Pear Gorham produces medium sized rather chunky shaped fruits with a shortish stalk. The pale green skin turns to yellow when fully ripe.

Warners King Apple

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Apple Warners King is a very old variety from Kent, first documented in the 1700s. Originally grown in commercial orchards but sadly on the decline. A good apple to plant in your orchard or garden. Keep this apple alive and save from being lost.

Fiesta (Red Pippin) Apple

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Though Apple Fiesta, sometimes called Red Pippin is easily found on the supermarket shelf it is still worthy of a place in any collection of apple trees for its comparative ease of growing and very good disease resistance.

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Apple Morgan Sweet is an attractive green/yellow colour and the trees are large and vigorous. The greenish-yellow apple ferments quickly, making it an ideal early cider-maker. If not used in the first cider of the season, the sugary refreshing juice is light and can be enjoyed as an early season dessert.

Lady's Finger Apple

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Our Heritage variety apple Ladys Finger originates from Herefordshire in the 1800's used in cooking as well as making a good cider variety. Distinctly oval shaped, green skinned with occasional red flush.

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A Norfolk variety apple from our Heritage Collection. Horsford Prolific was discovered by the Reverand Mountfield in the vicarage garden at Horsford near Norwich around 1913. Reliably produces good crops of medium large apples with a buttery yellow skin and orange red flush with red stripes.

Apricot Tomcot

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Apricot Tomcot is a relatively new variety which has been available since 2002. The Apricot Tomcot originated from France, this variety of apricot is far more reliable that others producing very large fruit with strong red and orange blushes. The Apricot Tomcot has and intense sweet and juicy flavour.

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Lovely old Pear variety producing bumper crops of medium to large sized roundish fruit that stay on the tree and keep well to January. Sweet juicy crisp flesh with classic pear flavour. Belgium origin 1750

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Irish Peach is an attractive looking old Heritage variety of uncertain origin, some authorities suggest Irish Peach originated in Sligo, Ireland around the early 1800s. Produces smallish but juicy pale yellow-green apples.

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Greenish yellow dessert apple with an orange russet flush. Particularly attractive in full bloom. Firm white sweet and aromatic flesh. England C.1832. Pollination 3

Pyracantha coccinea Red Column

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A good upright form of this intruder proof hedge with glossy dark green leaves followed by red berries

Granny Smith Apple

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A well known apple of the supermarket shelf. Granny Smith apples are instantly recognizable with their bright green coloured skin. Supposedly discovered by a Mrs Maria Smith growing as a seedling on a rubbish tip in Australia around 1860s.

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The fruits are large with a red skin and attractive purple bloom, the flesh is yellow, the flavour not outstanding. Plum Giant Prune was once grown commercially in the UK as it is a free stone style plum making it much easier to use for jams and chutneys.

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A very old and historic pear originating from Tettenhall in the Black Country. Tettenhall Dick was nearly lost to cultivation but has now reclaimed its historic popularity.

Norfolk Beefing Apple

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The apples from the Norfolk Beefing are large and develop a purple flush to their green skin as they ripen. The Apple Norfolk Beefing will retain its round shape once cooked and can therefore be used in culinary decoration if it survives that long, they are delicious. It was sold in Norwich by bakers as an after dinner sweetmeat.

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Attractive yellow green conical fruit flushed red, with some russet streaks A truly irresistible fine flavoured dessert pear, French origins 1860s Precoce de Trevoux needs care in siting as it is early flowering and so vulnerable to late frosts can be a bit shy cropping in some years but well worth the effort.

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The English Yew. A familiar sight in churchyards and formal hedges across the country. Makes one of the best formal evergreen hedging subjects.

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Chivers Delight produces an attractive medium sized late apple. Golden skinned with red flush and stripes on one side. Good crops of round, sweet, honeyed flavoured juicy fruit with a nice crunch to it. Bred in 1920 by Stephen Chivers, one of the famous Chivers jams and preserves family of Histon, Cambridgeshire. Stores well keeping its texture and crispness. An all round easy to grow and first rate apple that should be better known.

Leeders Perfection Apple

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Leeders Perfection is a dual purpose apple of medium to large size with yellow skin and broken red stripes. When cooked keeps it shape well, with a sweet spicy flavour. Moderately disease free and easy to grow.

Tydeman's Early Worcester Apple

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Eating a Tydemans Early Worcester apple straight from the tree has to be one of the pleasures of the early summer apple harvest, good heavy crops of bright crimson red fruits. Crunchy juicy flesh with a delicious sweet taste of strawberry.

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Plum Herman is one of the earliest plums available, ripening in mid-late July with blue-violet fruit similar in appearance to one of its parents the plum Czar (which we also grow) with its intense blue black appearance and yellow flesh but with much improved flavour.

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A very old Heritage collection apple Norfolk Dumpling of unknown origin. A cooking apple with green yellow waxy skin delicate flavoured flesh which cooks to light golden puree.

Ellisons Orange Apple

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Apple Ellisons Orange is a classic tasting English apple, producing a good medium sized, golden-yellow dessert apple with attractive crimson stripes. Has a strong influence of taste characteristic from one of its parents Coxs Orange Pippin with crisp and tender juicy flesh but with a unique spicy anise flavour.

Plum Czar

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The large purple fruits are tender with a pleasant slightly acidic flavour. Czar can be used as a dessert when fully ripe, otherwise a good cooking plum. Self Fertile.

Honey Pippin Apple

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The Honey Pippin apple was raised by Justin Brooke in the 1950s and introduced by a nursery near Newmarket in Suffolk. Presented to the National Fruit Collection in 1981. Named Honey Pippin to reflect the sweet honeyed taste with a strong accent of Cox Orange Pippin flavour.

Pear Invincible

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A new pear bred especially for tougher locations, Pear Invincible has the benefit of having a very long flowering period which helps in the event of late frosts and also means that it produces fruit over a long period sometimes from the beginning of September right through to October.

Plum Belle de Louvain

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Plum Belle de Louvain is a very old variety which has very large red/purple bloomy fruits with a bright yellow flesh. Its primary use is as a culinary plum as the flesh is not that juicy, however do not be fooled by this as when this plum is cooked the true flavour comes out. Plum Belle de Louvain also makes excellent jam.

Edward VII Apple

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Apple King Edward VII. A cooking apple that makes an excellent hardy well behaved tree resistant to scab, producing bright green to yellow good sized fruits, with the perfect flavour for apple pie.

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In 1873 the head gardener at the Thornham Estate in Suffolk, presented the Lady Henniker apple, which won a first class certificate of merit from the RHS and became a popular garden variety.

Oak English Tree - Quercus robur

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Needs no introduction, the large and graceful English Oak can live up to 800 plus years and plays an important role in our natural landscape

Lady Sudely Apple

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Lady Sudely apple produces very attractive medium sized fruit, bright golden yellow with an orange flush and bright red stripes. Lady Sudeley was originally known as Jacobs Strawberry circa 1849.

Oak Sessile Tree - Quercus petraea

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Another of our large native oaks. A common Oak in our landscape particularly in the damper west of the country makes a large imposing landscape tree.

Howgate Wonder Apple

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A Guinness Book record holder for the largest apple grown, one apple often all thats needed for an apple pie. Howgate Wonder was raised by a retired policeman turned gardener, a Mr G Wratton of Bembridge Isle of Wight in 1915 and named after the Howgate Lane he lived in

Queen Cox Apple

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Apple Queen Cox is an aromatic, self-fertile clone of Cox's Orange Pippin. It became recognised in the 1950s and originated in Berkshire. It is reputed to be a more reliable cropper than Coxs orange pippin, having the same benefits and tastes, but with more colour and more aromatic flavour than the original

Kent Apple

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Also known as apple Malling Kent and originally bred and raised at the East Malling Research Station by H Tydeman as a cross between Coxs Orange Pippin and apple Jonathan. Malling Kent was introduced into Edit Edit Production around 1974. Apple Kent makes good reliable apple tree with a high disease resistance.

Keswick Codlin Apple

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Apple Keswick Codling is an excellent flavoured early cooking apple producing a lovely sweet frothy puree. An easy going tree reliably producing heavy crops of good quality early cooking apples.

Blackberry Loch Ness

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Blackberry Loch Ness is an ideal new form of Blackberry with short easy to manage thorn free canes with good winter hardiness and producing abundant crops of very large fruits with superb blackberry flavour, which ripen from mid August for picking right through to late September.

Bramley Seedling Apple

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Apple Bramley Seedling is the definitive English cooking apple. The Bramley apple is a very juicy, large cooker with an intense acid flavour

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George Cave is an attractive early season medium sized dessert apple. Fruit can vary in colour but usually is pale green-yellow with red flush diffused over one half. Flesh is crisp with a sweet and juicy finish. A reliable cropper, George Cave originated as a chance seedling and was named after the raiser a Mr George Cave.

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Attractive red crimson and pink flushed streaks on a yellow green background, a distinctively sweet and juicy flesh but liable to bruising if handled badly so does not transport well making it unsuitable along with a short storage life for the supermarket trade.

Douglas fir Tree - Pseudotsuga menziesii

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A large evergreen coniferous tree which in its native habitat grows to250 tall. The bark on lower branches is corky and furrowed

Kidds Orange Red Apple

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Often found in supermarkets and sold as a Cox apple. The fruit of Kidds Orange Red have a bright orange red flush on its skin with occasional slight russeting. Thin skinned with a crisp bite and cream yellow coloured flesh that releases the delicious flavour that is some bit sweeter than Cox. A reliable cropper without too many problems make Kidds Orange Red a good choice which keeps well until the New Year

Red Devil Apple

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Apple Red Devil is a relatively modern dessert apple, developed by Hugh Ermen and named after the Red Devil Parachute team. This mid-season apple is distinguishable by its attractive pink juice and unusual red flesh. The flesh of the Red Devil is crisp and strongly fruity with a strawberry-like flavour.

Newton Wonder Apple

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Apple Newton Wonders parentage is unknown making it wonderfully mysterious, it was originally thought to have originated in King's Newton in the 1860s, a landlord discovered a sapling growing through the thatch of his inn. He planted it and by 1887 the trees were being sold successfully and received the First Class award from the RHS.

Lanes Prince Albert Apple

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Apple Lanes Prince Albert was originally named Victoria and Albert by its raiser Thomas Squire of Berkhampstead in the 1840s. Needs little attention to reliably produce heavy crops.

Laxtons Fortune Apple

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Apple Laxtons Fortune is yet another apple bred by the famous Laxton Brothers Nursery. Produces early in the picking season medium sized pale green dessert apples with an attractive red flush.

Medlar Royal

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Smaller fruits than Nottingham but with much better flavour

Red Falstaff Apple

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Apple Red Falstaff was discovered as a sport from a branch of the original Falstaff apple in Norfolk during1983 and has become popular due to its attractive appearance and Edit Edit Production of heavy crops crisp juicy apples. The trees have a slightly weeping habit, making apple-picking an easy task.

Pine Scots  - Pinus sylvestris

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A very elegant, broad, cone-shaped, blue-green conifer with long twisted needles hanging in clusters all over the branches. A classic tree for woodland or as an individual specimen.

Pitmaston Pineapple Apple

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Dessert, juice and keeping apple. Small golden-yellow fruit covered with fine russet. Sweet, juicy, sugary, and somewhat pineapple flavoured. Small, upright tree, very suitable for small gardens. Surrey C.1785. Pollination 3

Dr Harvey Apple

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Apple Dr. Harvey is another from our heritage collection of apples. Thought to have been named after Dr. Gabriel Harvey, a former Master of Trinity College, Cambridge, who lived in Saffron Walden, Essex.

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One of the most endangered native trees in Britain. Our trees originate from a single tree growing on the marshes of the nearby river Deben.

Medlar Nottingham

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Medium size pear-shaped fruit up to 25mm in diameter. It is considered to be the best-flavoured medlar, suitable for growing as a bush or a pyramid. Cropping is very heavy and plants will produce a good crop when only 3 years old.

Birch White Tree - Betula pubescens

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The Common White Birch has smooth downy shoots and lovely white bark. Prefers a damp spot.

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The true Black Poplar now becoming a rarity in our landscape, our trees are from genuine English stock, makes a large impressive tree

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A very adaptable and handsome tree, quick growing and very useful as a windbreak in tough conditions. It has leaves with a downy grey underside.

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Rowan or Mountain Ash. A lovely native tree with pinnate leaves and clusters of white flowers in May, followed by bright red berries in autumn.

Walnut Tree - Juglans regia

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Slower growing than the Black Walnut, produces edible walnuts when mature, which takes a good few years so dont wait up for this.

WIllow White Tree - Salix alba

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The White Willow is a common native tree of conical habit. Its elegant, slender branches bear thin, silvery-white leaves, which give the tree its name.

Walnut Black - Juglans nigra

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A very handsome vigorous tree with large leaves and large round walnut fruits, often grown for its valuable timber. Introduced from Eastern and Central Norsth America.

Birch Silver Tree - Betula pendula

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The common Silver Birch, native to Britain, is a white stemmed, medium sized tree with distinctive diamond shaped leaves. Also known as the 'Lady of the Woods'.

Hawthorn Tree - Crataegus monogyna

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Needs little introduction. The backbone to many of our native hedgerows. Also known as May or Whitethorn. Masses of scarlet red berries in autumn which are a good source of vitamin.

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Common Crab Apple. This native small tree has pink-white flowers in spring, followed by red-flushed yellow-green fruits. Makes excellent Crab Apple Jelly.

Alder Common Tree - Alnus glutinosa

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Native to Britain, it grows wild on riversides and in damp, boggy places. Beautiful in February and March when it is covered in soft yellow catkins.

Hornbeam Tree - Carpinus betulus

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The Common Hornbeam is a classic native hedgerow plant which retains its russet coloured leaves through most of the winter. Often used in place of Beech, especially on heavy soils.

Cherry Wild  - Prunus avium

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Our native Wild Cherry. An outstanding tree with smooth grey bark turning mahogany red with age. In spring the branches are covered with clusters of white blossom. Lovely autumnal colour.

Poplar White  - Populus alba

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The White Poplar or Abele is a large suckering tree of very fast growth for tough conditions with attractive white down on the underside of the leaves. Lovely in autumn when the leaves turn butter yellow.

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The Common Whitebeam has simple, slightly toothed leaves, white flowers and red berries. Very good on chalk soils. Can be used as a hedgerow species, mixed with others or used on its own.

Chestnut Sweet Tree - Castanea sativa

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The Sweet Chestnut. This familiar tree was probably brought to Britain with the Romans who used the branches as support for their vines. Makes a large imposing tree with fascinating spiral fluted bark.

Wild Service Tree - Sorbus torminalis

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The Wild Service Tree a native tree but not commonly found, much sort after produces a small to medium sized tree with attractive Maple like foliage and edible fruits, our stock is from genuine English origin.

Chestnut Horse Tree - Aesculus hippocastanum

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One of the most beautiful of all hardy flowering trees in Britain. Covered in large cones of white flowers in May whist the fruits split in autumn to reveal familiar shiny conkers.

Alder Italian - Alnus cordata

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The lovely fresh apple green rounded leaves gives this easy going medium sized tree a good feel in any garden, introduced from Southern Italy about 1820.

Field Maple Tree - Acer campestre

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An outstanding, attractive choice for any native, rustic hedgerows. A deciduous tree with leaves that turn a beautiful butter yellow in the autumn. Easy to grow in most soil types and conditions.

Maple Norway - Acer platanoides

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The Norway Maple makes a large imposing tree with attractive flowers that appear before the leaves in spring and turn autumn shades of reds and yellow. Easy to grow and tolerant of a wide range of conditions.

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Deciduous tree bearing bowl shaped white flowers followed by small red and yellow plum shaped edible fruit. Makes an excellent natural hedge. Well suited to lighter soils.

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The native Small-leaved Lime has a slender habit, with heart shaped glossy green leaves and small ivory coloured lemon scented flowers. Ultimately makes a medium to large tree.

Sycamore Tree - Acer pseudoplatanus

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The Sycamore makes a vigorous large tree with large lobed leaves. Yellow flowers grow in a hanging panicle and the female ones become the familiar winged fruits, which flutter through the air when they fall.

Poplar Quaking Aspen Tree - Populus tremula

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This medium sized tree has toothed leaves that turn yellow and stay late on the tree in autumn. Further interest in early spring when it is draped with long grey-green catkins.

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The Broad Leaved Lime. A much planted native tree in our country landscape, makes a large tree of spreading habit, attractive in June and July when its Ivory white flowers appear to smother the tree.

Pear Wild - Pyrus communis

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The common or garden pear, ignore its humble background as this small to medium sized tree will delight in spring when covered in white blossom and in autumn with a superb display of orange and reds.

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A much sought after but rarely found tree. The Bullace of our countryside. White flowers in early spring with a mixture of green yellow and red small plum like fruits in the autumn. A deciduous, self-fertile tree.

Bird Cherry Tree - Prunus padus

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This Charming native tree produces racemes of white almond scented flowers in May followed by dark fruits in autumn. This really should be planted more often.

Beech Green Tree - Fagus sylvatica

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A classic native tree of the English parkland and estate, particularly good in calcareous soils. Makes superb hedges as well as individual specimens, the rich golden autumnal foliage adds magic to any landscape.

Asparagus Connover's Colossal

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This form of asparagus is an excellent variety with bright green spears and deep purple tips, this asparagus produces an exceptionally high yield.

Beech Purple Tree - Fagus sylvatica Purpurea

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Makes a beautiful large specimen tree or is often seen in hedge form where its purple foliage can be used to great effect. Like its green cousin it dislikes cold wet soils.

Whitebeam Swedish - Sorbus intermedia

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A useful small to medium sized tree adaptable to a wide range of conditions, develops a good balanced rounded head of branches with leaves an intriguing mix of half lobed and half coarsely toothed and of a pleasing green.

   
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