Fruit Trees & bushes
Healthy and supremely tasty, fresh-picked fruit from the garden is one of the real luxuries of growing your own. A British climate is perfect for growing so many different types from delicious Pears, Gorgeous Plums, sweet Summer Peaches & crunchy aromatic autumn apples.
We stock a huge fruit range in our garden centre in Kington: look out for container-grown bushes and trees to buy all year round.
Fruit trees to enjoy in your garden include traditional apples, pears,cherries and plums & gage – we stock many traditional heritage varieties with outstanding flavour and fascinating histories. Look out for unusual fruits, too, like peach,nectarine, Asian pears, figs, mulberries, quinces and medlars in our garden centre. You will also find nuts such as filberts, hazels & walnuts.
The fruit trees are grown in different ways to suit your needs. Compact trees grown on dwarfing stocks, versatile 2 year old trees to large orchard type trees. We often have fan, espalier and step over trees. These are usually as apple, pear, plum and cherry.
We use local suppliers who use Melcourt Silvagrow Peat Free organic compost. We pot up the bare root trees in this excellent compost also.
Berries and currants are superb value, producing years of plentiful harvests from just a few plants. Gooseberries are first, fruiting from May, while currants (black, white and red) take over in summer. Plenty of other options such as blueberries, blackberries, loganberries and raspberries. We usually grow 10 varieties of Strawberries (late March onwards). See our range of soft fruit here (bushes and berries, rather than trees)
Bare-root stock gives you a great choice of varieties. In our garden centre from end-November onwards to order only. Pre-order these before the late Summer to reserve the sought after varieties as they soon go!
Please ask the staff in our Kington garden centre for more information and advice about growing fruit.