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Award-winning orchard starter collection

5 year guarantee RHS award of garden merit Perfect for pollinators
1 collection £144.97 £120.00
£144.97 £120.00
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This plant is deciduous so it will lose all its leaves in autumn, then fresh new foliage appears again each spring.

  • Position: full sun
  • Soil: fertile, freely draining soil
  • Rate of growth: average
  • Hardiness: fully hardy

    This is a great way to start your own mini orchard - even in a small garden! Each collection contains three popular varieties, which will reliably produce a crop without the need of a pollination partner - although they will be even more productive if there are pollination partners nearby. Grafted onto dwarfing rootstocks, they will never get too big, and they could even be grown in large pots on a patio. You will receive one bare root plant of each of the following varieties.

  • apple 'Scrumptious': (AGM)
    Reliably produces a good crop of sweet, crisp and aromatic fruits that have a thin, bright red skin. It's delicious flavour makes it popular with children, and it has a good resistance to many of the common diseases. The fruits are usually ready to harvest in September. Grafted onto M106 rootstock. Grows to 2.5m tall.

  • pear 'Conference': (AGM)
    This dessert pear tree is covered with pure white flowers in mid-spring, followed by long, yellowish green fruits. The flesh is firm and juicy as well as deliciously sweet. An excellent variety that will grow anywhere, even performing well in colder areas of the UK. Grafted onto Quince a rootstock. Grows to 3m.

  • plum 'Victoria': (AGM)
    A popular plum that reliably produces a heavy crop of large, pale red fruit with golden-yellow flesh. They can be used for cooking, canning, bottling or just eating fresh. The single, white flowers are produced in spring and fruiting picking can start in late August. Grafted onto St. Julien A rootstock. Grows to 4m.

  • Garden care: Prepare the ground well before planting by digging in lots of composted organic matter. Although self fertile, these plants will produce more fruit if there are other fruit trees nearby that they can cross pollinate with.
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