The varieties we classify as Easy are those which we think are particularly well-suited to the first-time fruit grower. These varieties are reliable croppers with simple pollination requirements.

We classify some varieties as Some skill needed. These varieties usually have some unusual growing requirements, or are just fussy in some way. However even a novice fruit-grower should still be successful if care is taken, and our variety pages will explain how to get the best results.

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Suitable for beginners10
Average18
Some needed3

Fruit tree categories

Almond trees2
Apple trees85
Apricot trees9
Asian pear trees3
Cherry trees20
Cider apple trees10
Crab apple trees26
Damson trees7
Fig trees4
Hazel trees7
Inter-specific fruit trees4
Medlar trees4
Mirabelle trees5
Mulberry trees6
Nectarine trees3
Peach trees8
Pear trees23
Perry pear trees6
Plum trees31
Quince trees7
Saskatoon bushes3
Walnut trees5

Stock availabilitytop

All | In-stock | Not in-stock

Tree form


1-year27
2-year bush-trained22
Half standard19
Fan-trained8

Supplied as


Bare-root28
Pot-grown21

Height after 10 years


Small (dwarf)
Medium (semi-dwarf)20
Large (semi-vigorous)29
Full-size (standard)9

Rootstock


Brompton9
St.Julien27
VVA-120
Wavit11

Usingtop


Picking season

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Very early
Early6
Mid11
Late13
Very late1

Keeping

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Does not keep
1-3 days18
1 week13
2-3 weeks
1-2 months
3 months or more

Uses


Good for eating fresh28
Good for cooking23
Good for juice
Good for cider

Cooking result


Puree3
Textured puree
Keeps shape

Growingtop


Planting position


Full sun essential
Full sun preferred22
Tolerates partial shade6
Tolerates north-facing shade2

Flowering group

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1
28
319
44
5
6

Self-fertility

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Self-fertile18
Partially self-fertile5
Not self-fertile8

Ploidy

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Diploid30

Pollinating others

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Good4
Average27
Poor

Vigour

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Weak growing1
Slightly small1
Average growth13
Slightly large4
Large11
Very large

Precocity

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Precocious2
Slow to start bearing1

Cropping


Heavy15
Good11
Light5

Fruit bearing

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Spur-bearer
Free-spurring
Partial tip-bearer
Tip-bearer

Fruit persistence

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Normal ripening26
Fruit drops when ripe
Ripens over a period3
Persistent

Bearing regularity

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Regular29
Biennial tendency1

Climatetop


Blossom frost-resistance

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Good resistance6
Some resistance
Susceptible

Can be grown in


Temperate climates31
Mild / damp climates6
Warm climates7

Disease resistancetop


General resistance

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Good12
Average13
Poor2

Suitable for organic

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Organic / no-spray culture11

Canker

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Very resistant2
Some resistance6
Neutral
Some susceptibility
Very susceptible1

Scab

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Very resistant
Some resistance
Neutral
Some susceptibility
Very susceptible

Mildew

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Very resistant
Some resistance
Neutral
Some susceptibility
Very susceptible

Silverleaf

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Very resistant1
Some resistance3
Neutral
Some susceptibility1
Very susceptible1

Fruit identificationtop


Country of origin


Belgium 2
France 4
Germany 2
Norway1
Sweden 4
United Kingdom14
United States3

Period of origin


1500 - 1549
1550 - 15991
1600 - 1649
1650 - 1699
1700 - 1749
1750 - 17992
1800 - 18497
1850 - 18997
1900 - 19494
1950 - 19996
20002

Fruit colour


Blue - dark4
Green4
Green - light4
Orange flush1
Purple7
Purple - light1
Red5
Yellow5

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