Apples, Pears, Plums and other Fruity Products:
Bare-root Availability Winter 2016/7

We continue to grow and supply the widest range of apples, pears, plums, and damsons, including a number of old Scottish varieties brought back to Scotland for the first time in many decades. Here is a list of the apple, pear, plum and other varieties we will have available as one and two-year maidens for bare-root planting in winter 2016/17. You’ll find some well-known, and some more unusual varieties. Available rootstocks are shown; order early to get your first choice of both rootstock and variety. As with all our plants, some are available only in very small numbers. This is not an exhaustive list; ask about our trees in pots and others.

Apple trees: £14.50 for maiden trees; older and larger potted trees £16-20. Unit price on orders over 50 trees £14. Pears, Plums, Cherries etc: £18 each

Delivery costs are as follows:  Collection: free / Delivery by courier: £20 for up to 10 trees. We will quote for local deliveries, please ask.

You can also download updated fruit tree lists from www.plantsandapples.co.uk 

* refers to traditional Scottish variety.                  + early / =  midseason  / - late                                                EATERS in BOLD

APPLES

+ / = /-

DESCRIPTION

ROOTSTOCKS

Akero

+

A very hardy, juicy Swedish dessert apple, red-flushed flesh

M26

Adam’s Pearmain

=

Nutty, rich flavoured russet apple

M27, M27

Annie Elizabeth

=

A hardy and tough sweet big cooker ready in mid-October.

M26, M27, M25

Arbroath Oslin *

+

I first came across this small yellow apple piled up in a wheelbarrow in September in a Perthshire orchard....and what a heavenly aroma! A lovely tree, it sometimes has aerial roots...eh?

M26, M27, MM106

 Ard Cairn Russet

=

Sweet, orange-red russet, from Ireland.

M26, MM106

Arthur Turner

+

A pretty flower and a good vigorous early cooker, especially for exposed situations where others would fail.

M26, MM106

Ashmead’s Kernel

=

Reliable russet eater in the warm borders, but a few seen doing well locally also.

M26, MM106,, M25, M27

Beauty of Bath

+

Speckly, early dessert apple, a joy to look at, eat up quickly!

MM106

Bloody Ploughman *

=

The seedling that grew out of the bones of the ploughman shot scrumping apples at Megginch Castle, Perthshire. Can your collection be complete without one?

M26, M27, MM106, M25

Beauty of Moray *

+

Cooks to a strongly flavoured cream puree....one for the freezer and winter puddings. Nice light green early apple.

M26, MM106

Belle De Boskoop

=

Very impressed with this very productive dual-purpose russet in my garden!

 ( shush!, don’t tell! )

M9, M27, M26, MM106

Blenheim Orange

-

Well-known dual purpose apple, vigorous habit and partial tip-bearer

M26, MM106, M25

Bramley’s Seedling

=

Aye, the most popular cooker perhaps, and often scab free, but very vigorous for small gardens. So M27, M26 and some big M25 trees on offer.

M26, M25

Brown’s Cider

-

Traditional cider apple, bitter sharp and fairly scab-resistant. Dark red.

M25

Bountiful

=

A big yellow cooker sweetening with age. Late September.

M26, MM106

Cambusnethan Pippin *

-

This is a nice looking red striped dual apple, I find it crisp, quite sweet, and scab free. Fae Clyde Valley.

M27, M26, MM106

Catshead

-

A parent of Lord Derby and great big reliable cooker it is too!

M26

Chivers Delight

=

An excellent east coast eating apple. Recommended by Willie Duncan in his Fife Orchard. Tastes & looks like a cox x worcester, bright flush, late October. Stores

MM26, M27, MM106

Clydeside *

+

A local cooker, ready late September. Who knows how long this has been grown in the Clyde Valley before your modern Bramleys etc?

M26, MM106

Coul Blush *

=

A soft fleshed golden apple, cooks to a lemon froth according to Joan Morgan. A Ross-shire apple....that’s very far north! An eater too?

M26, MM106

Crimson Newton Wonder

+

There are many examples of big old Newton’s in Scotland: it is a lovely cooker & an eater in a good summer.

MM106, M25

Cutler Grieve *

=

Complete the duo...this is the rare sister to Scotland’s prime Edinburgh variety, James Grieve. Joan Morgan says cherry red, a hint of a strawberry flavour....mmm?

M26, M27, MM106

Devonshire Quarrenden

+

Small red flat apple, crisp and juicy in a Clyde orchard last year

MM106

Discovery

+

When the Discovery’s ripen in early autumn you can spot then in gardens from a distance. They are a lovely soft red eater and very reliable here. Scab free.

M26,MM106, M9, M27

Early Julyan (Tam Montgomery) *

+

A Clydeside apple (reputedly). Very early yellow fruit, the first dual purpose fruit at my local Elcho Castle Orchard. I have seen these go to waste on the floor as no-one was aware they were ripe!

MM106

East Lothian Pippin *

+

Makes a great apple sauce. Early ripening

MM106,M26,M27, M25

Edward Vll

-

A very hardy late flowering cooker for frosty areas.

MM106, M25

Ellison’s Orange

+

An eater that turns up on apple days in numbers: it has been supplying Scotland with good eating apples for a while. Tastes increasingly of aniseed...so best picked early.

M9, M27, M26, MM106

Emneth Early

+

A good very tough early scab free fruit for the West coast.

MM106

Epicure

+

Very early Cox type sweet aromatic fruit – many say the best!

M26, MM106

Exeter Cross

+

An early eater from a Worcester  - Beauty of Bath cross.

M26,M27, MM106

Fiesta

-

Cox hybrid, orange-red apple, fair keeper.

MM106

Galloway Pippin *

-

Described as a late cooker, can be sweet enough to eat.

M26, MM106

George Cave

+

Very valuable early eater, I found some ripe in August last year. John Butterworth’s favourite.

M9,M27,M26,MM106,M25

Golden Monday *

=

This is a juicy, local Clyde Valley variety possibly of use to cider makers?

M26

Golden Noble

-

Hardy, resilient cooker from Norfolk; cooks to a fluff and keeps well.

M26

Grenadier

+

A good Victorian cooker appearing frequently in our local orchards and prized in Europe also. A reliable and prolific ‘second early’ cooker for the west coast and wet areas. Well only second if you have an even earlier one! A few old trees survive in the Carse orchards.

M26, MM106

Hawthornden *

+

An old variety in Scotland, it’s a very productive early and a nice eater, cooker, or sliced with cheese. Yum.

M26, M27, MM106

Herefordshire Russet

-

Similar to Egremont Russet but probably more reliable.

M26

Hood’s Supreme *

+

A large handsome sweet early eater. An Angus apple. My 2nd favourite.

M26, M27, MM106

Howgate Wonder

=

A big cooker to impress your neighbours with! Well – known in Scotland.

M27, M26, MM106, M25

Irish Peach

+

Sweet, aromatic wee apple with juicy flesh. Eat straight from the tree!

MM106

James Grieve *

=

My best apple by far. Very productive, one of the first to flower (April 20th), it is an early soft sweet eating apple. It is difficult to keep, though I have kept a tray full until xmas. It will never be a supermarket apple, but has been hybridised with many other varieties.

M9, M27, M26, MM106, M25

Julyred

+

Large attractive very early eater before your Discoveries. Grown Norway.

M26

Juneating

+

A July eater. Yes the first of the season!

M27, M26, MM106

Jupiter

=

A heavy cropping triploid Cox type, late Oct.

M26, M27, M25

Katy

=

How can a Worcester/ James Grieve cross not do well in Scotland!  It forms a bright red small to medium crisp eating apples. The deep colour of one, with the softness of the other. Reliable productive and scab free red fruit!

M9, M27, M26, MM106

Keswick Codlin

+

A lovely codlin, makes good cider too. Distinctive leaves. Very reliable and hardy sept. cooker in Scotland. Trees mostly available on M26.

M26, MM106

Kidd’s Orange Red

=

A New Zealand Cox x Delicious hybrid, very tasty

M9, M27, M26

King Of The Pippins

-

Beautiful late juicy crisp golden eater from a vigorous cordon in my garden.

M27, MM106

Lady of the Lake*

=

Soft juicy eater ready October. Never before available in Scotland! From the Carse of Gowrie.

M26, M27, MM106

Lady of the Wemyss *

-

A very pretty late apple in the orchard at Elcho Castle. A good rich taste when cooked according to Joan Morgan.

M25, M26, MM106

Langworthy

-

Cider apple from Devonshire – a mild sharp for flavour. Bright red, round fruit.

M25

Lass O’ Gowrie *

+

Our local girl. Early, soft as in many of our local fruit. John Butterworth rated highly.

M26, M27, MM106

Laxton’s Fortune

=

Well-known, tough and tasty eater, productive in my garden. Late Sept.

M27, M26, M25

Laxton’s Superb

=

Mr Laxton and sons knew how to select a good eater. Oct.

M27, MM106

Lemon Queen*

+

A sweet unusually coloured apple, ready September. An eater.

M26, MM106

Liberty

-

Modern, disease-resistant, sweet and soft juicy dessert apple.

M27, MM106

Lord Derby

-

A hardy late cooker, many good old trees in Scotland

M26, MM106

Lord Lambourne

=

James Grieve x Worcester hybrid – so Scottish parentage with a West Midlands tang

MM106

Lord Rosebery *

+

A local apple named after a prime minister by David Storrie at his nursery around the turn of the last century at Glencarse, Perthshire. Attractive, sweet eating apple...your first juice.

M27, M26, MM106

Maggie Sinclair *

=

Dual purpose large apple, cooks to golden froth, sweet.

MM106

Manks Codlin

+

Known as the Eve Apple of Scotland, delicately flavoured and good for baking

MM106

Megginch Favourite

=

Actually Golden Reinette, a lovely mid season golden apple.

M26, MM106, M25

Monarch

=

A distinctive Essex cooker, my young tree producing a bucket load of large cookers in its second year. Good trees seen in Stirlingshire too. November.

M27, M26, MM106, M25

Morgan Sweet

-

Vigorous, sweet cider apple, which can be eaten. Large, yellow and freckled fruit. Triploid.

M26, MM106

Noris

=

Dessert apple from Lithuania – sweet, crisp and reliable. A Mackintosh Cross

M26

Port Allen Russet *

+/=

A medium to large yellow and russetted fruit. I enjoyed scrumping these while surveying Port Allen Orchard a few years ago, so really a dual purpose.

M27, M26, MM106, M25

Prima

-

A Sweet, juicy, dessert apple from the USA, planted commercially in southern Europe.

M25

Quinte

+

A very nice early eater from Canada, much grown in Norway.

M26

Red Charles Ross

=

A distinctive heavy apple appearing at many apple days. Large, crisp, juicy, dual purpose and one of John Butterworth’s top ten. Have acquired a red form.

M9, M27, M26, MM106, M25

Red Astrachan

+

If it’s good for US apple pies and a favourite for the Russian & Baltic States then it’s a good dual for me too!

M26

Red Devil

+

For your pink juice try this eater. Discovery cross so good.

M27, M26, MM106

Red Falstaff

=

James Grieve influence makes this a good apple.

M26, MM106

Red Windsor

=

Crisp, sweet and juicy – an excellent Cox cross dessert apple

M26, M27, MM106

Reinette Gris

-

I acquired a tree from Belgium and its proving to be a fab russet in my garden! Keeps well.

MM106, M25

Reverend W Wilkes

+

Almost white big early cooker seen in many old gardens in Scotland.

MM106

Ribston Pippin

=

A highly esteemed Victorian apple, Oct, sweet very tasty. Scab free for the west coast. Good on MM106 and M25 for big productive trees.

M26, M27, M25

Saturn

-

Cox hybrid, with rose-pink flush. Sweet, rich flavour – a good dessert apple

M27, M26, MM106

Scotch Bridget *

=

This cooker (eater?) has a very distinctive oblong lopsided shape and a brown-red flush. Has been grown a long time here and in Northern England. Very productive tree in my orchard and tasty. Trees on big M25 this year.

M9, M27, M26,  MM106, M25

Scots Dumpling *

+

Our little spindlebush produces lots of early fruit.

M26, MM106, M25

Scrumptious

+

Dessert apple bred from Discovery – the name says it all!

MM106

Seaton House *

=

A large, sharp cooking apple from Angus.

M26, MM106

Siddington Russet*

-

According to Morgan, a tastier form of Galloway Pippin.

M26, MM106, M25

Spartan

-

Sweet Canadian apple, a Mackintosh cross

M26

Stirling Castle*

=

Cooker. It was once used to pollinate Cox’s and to nurse Bramley orchards. Raised at Causewayhead, Stirling… I have failed to find any trees near there now unfortunately. A lovely uniformly round and green to yellow cooker with a brownish flush. Was grown commercially for a while.

M26, MM106, M25

Stobo Castle *

+

Like a flat Stirling Castle, deep golden with a scarlet flush (Taylor), cooks to a sharp creamy froth. August.

M26, MM106, M25

St. Edmund’s Pippin

=

A russet dessert apple from Suffolk, with juicy, rich flesh

M26, M27

Sunset

=

Our best Cox type for Scotland. Can produce small apples, and ‘juicy, intense and rich’. Yum. My maiden tree had fruit forming in its first year! Pretty in flower.

M27, M26, MM106, M25

Thomas Jeffrey*

+

A pretty red eater, sharp and firm! From Edinburgh.

M27, M26, MM106

Thorle Pippin*

+

Round flat and colourfully striped juicy but sharp early eater. Early flowerer.

M26, MM106, M25

Tom Putt

-

Bright red cider apple from Devon, with sharp flavours and scab resistance. Will cook.

M26, MM106

Tower of Glamis *

=

Our local green conical cooker, and one which the head gardener at Glamis Castle thoroughly recommends! Our wee tree had many big fruits last year.

M27, M26, MM106, M25

Tydeman’s Early Worcester

+

Does well in Scotland in many gardens. It’s a Worcester / McIntosh hybrid, so a tough skin but delicious crisp juicy flesh.....with a hint of strawberry according to Joan Morgan.

MM106, M26

White Melrose *

=

Smooth shiny green to yellow dual purpose apple with white flesh – I happily munched one at Elcho Castle last year and was surprised to see the label – dual purpose to us! Prolific, reliable.

M27, M26, MM106

White Paradise *

=

Well we aren’t 100% sure where this ancient heritage apple originated, but a nice eater.

MM106

William Crump

=

Heritage dessert apple with stripy skin and an intense, aromatic flavour reminiscent of pineapple.

MM106

Winter Gem

-

A cox-type, scab resistant, late eater and keeper for the warmer gardens I advise.

M26, MM106

Winter Pearmain

=

Nice big old cooking apple.

M27, M26, MM106, M25

Worcester Pearmain

-

I have a very productive tree in my garden, it is crisp and sweet. Highly recommended for Scottish conditions. It is a tip bearer, but don’t let that worry you! Late flowering so not touched by this year’s late frosts.

M26, MM106

Weight

=

Useful cooker with Scottish roots, bearing abundant crops in time.

M26

Yorkshire Aromatic *

=

A rich juicy cooker that originates from Tynninghame in East Lothian.

MM106, M25

        

PEARS: Variety

Rootstock/other information

Variety

Rootstock/other information

Beurre Superfin

Sweet & Juicy, mid, on pear seedling

Beth

Early, on Pear & quince Eline

Carrick*

Scottish, pear seedling

Chalk *

Heritage; on quinceA

Christie*

Big fruit! On pear & quinceA

Conference

Reliable SF variety on quince Eline

Craig’s Favourite*

Margaret’s favourite too. On pear & QuinceA

Crawford*

On pear seedling

Durondeau

Early russet pear on pear seedling

Fair Maid of Perth*

Local lass on pear seedling

Moonglow

Tasty modern pear on quinceA

Goudknap*

AKA Gold Knob Scarce Scottish pear

Gorham

Early, reliable. On pear seedling

Grey Benvie

Another local on pear seedling

Hessle

The Hazel Pear of the Clyde Valley. On pear and quinceA

Improved Fertility

On pear seedling

Jargonelle

Tip-bearing, old pear of Perth. On pear

Longueville *

Brought to Scotland by the Black Douglas..? on pear seedling

Louise Bonne de Jersey

Reliable & early; pear and quinceA

Maggie *

Scottish pear on quince and pear

Precoce de Trevoux

Heritage pear on pear seedling

Seggieden *

Another Carse of Gowrie pear; on quinceA

Winter Nelis

Late keeper

Williams Bon Chretien

Popular juice-monger on quince Eline

The Willowgate Sausage Pear *

A very special pear, juicy and prolific. Found in 3 orchards in Perthshire and with no genetic match in National Fruit Collection. Fruit rather sausage shaped! Officially known only by a reference number, probably a lost Scots variety. On pear and quince A.

PLUMS

Rootstock/other information

Variety

Rootstock/other information

Belle de Louvain

Early SF; St Julien A

Blue Tit

Reliable, St. JA

Gordon Castle *

Hardy; St JA

Kirkes Blue

Early, St. JA

Marjories Seedling

Late, St. JA

Pershore Yellow

Heavy cropper, SF, Pixy rootstock

Mirabelle de Nancy

The Cherry-Plum, delicious. St. JA

Opal

Early, St. JA

Victoria

Early, ubiquitous, understandably. “The” Clyde Valley plum. On St. JA and VVA rootstocks

Merryweather

Damson, on VVA, St.JA and Pixy

Shropshire Prune

Damson, on St. JA and Pixy

Sweet Prune

Damson, on St JA

CHERRIES

Rootstock/other information

Variety

Rootstock/other information

Black Oliver

On F.12.1

Stella

Self-fertile, on Colt

Sunburst

On Colt

Waterloo

On F.12.1

MEDLAR

Variety ‘Nottingham’

PEACH

Variety ‘Peregrine’

QUINCE

‘Champion’ & ‘Serbian Gold’

HAZELNUTS

Butler

Gunslebert

Kent Cobb

CRAB APPLES

‘Golden Hornet’

‘Jelly King’

Weeping Crab’

This list is not exhaustive and there may well be other additions tucked away. Please ask, if you cannot see what you are looking for!