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Fruit Tree Collection

Hardy Tree

Create your own orchard and enjoy a wonderful selection of fresh fruits for years to come!

  • Collection comprises:
  • Cox's Orange Pippin - A delicious dessert apple with firm, juicy flesh. Ripens in October and keeps well into January.
  • Braeburn - A first class dessert apple! Crisp and juicy, without being hard. This variety stores particularly well.
  • Conference Pear - A reliable cropper. Pick in September and these sweet juicy pears are ready for eating from October to November. Self fertile.
  • Victoria Plum - Recommended for freezing, jam-making and desserts. Root wrapped plants supplied on 1.2m stems. Eventual height: 3m. Rootstocks: (Apple - M26/ M9, Pear - Quince A, Plum - St. Julien/ Fernlinan)

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How to plant trees and shrubs

Ideal For:
kitchen garden
Flowering Period:
April, May
full sun
    • 4 trees - 1 of each

    • Despatch:
    • £59.96
    • Out of stock
Plant fruit trees in a sunny border in any well drained soil. Prior to planting, incorporate plenty of well rotted manure or garden compost into the planting hole. Fruit trees should be fastened to a stake to prevent them from rocking in windy weather. Drive the stake into the ground prior to planting. Staking after planting may result in damage to the root ball of the tree. Plant fruit trees at the same soil level as they were in their original pots and firm them into the ground. Fasten the tree to the stake using a tree tie, and water well.
In spring, while the ground is moist, apply a mulch of well rotted manure or garden compost to the base of the tree. This will help to retain moisture throughout the summer. Feed and water trees regularly throughout the summer, particularly during their first two years. Fruit trees do not suffer weed competition well. Keep weeds and grass clear from within a 30cm radius of base of the tree. Thin fruits in July to produce the largest, best quality fruits. Apple/ Pear - thin to two fruits per cluster. Plum - thin fruits by up to 75% to reduce the weight on branches. Apple and pear trees should be pruned in winter; however pruning of plums should be delayed until summer to reduce the risk of bacterial infections.
We will do our best to ship your plants or bulbs to you at the ideal time for planting as stated against each product. We recommend that you prepare your soil, planting beds or patio containers ahead of time so you are ready to plant out, or pot on, just as soon as your order arrives. You will find the name of the variety printed on the top line of the address label on your package. Please ensure that you open the packaging immediately and carefully read through the instruction leaflet provided. For greatest success, please pot on or plant out as soon as possible, following the cultural instructions enclosed with your order.
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