Soft Fruit & bushes
Soft Fruit & fruit bushes
Growing Fruit bushes & soft fruit can be easily achieved even without a garden! Whether you are growing fruit in a fruit cage or on your front door step there are numerous possibilities.
Listed below are the types of fruit we stock at Lyonshall. Most are easy to grow and require little attention.
The Fruit Garden.
If you are fortunate to have the room, developing a fruit garden is very satisfying. You can grow most fruits, if you have a south facing wall or fence, you are in Utopia!
Raspberry canes in rows, blackcurrants, blueberries & gooseberry in blocks. Strawberry patch with a succession of different varieties that will see you in delicious fruit form June- October. Fan trained redcurrants, whitecurrants & gooseberries. Blackberries, loganberries & tayberries. Grapevines. The list could go on.... Fruit cage with netting to let you eat the fruit not the wildlife? Rhubarb (custard not included!). Don't forget the fruit trees as well, they're not just grown in an orchard..... If you are like me this this would be the ideal scenario.
The tantalising smell of fruit ready to be picked, the colours, the textures, My taste buds are working!....
However, the majority of us have little room and sometimes little time! A good variety of fruit can be grown in a small space with a little effort. The use of modern varieties grown in containers can achieve excellent results. I will list types of fruit bushes & other types of soft fruit. I will hopefully indicate where possible where and how they can be grown.
Please check with us if you are looking into any of the specific varieties. It is a guide, and they often sell quickly. Usually we have these in stock from end October - May.
- Blackcurrant - varieties stocked are Ben Alder, Ben Connan, Ben Hope, Ben Sarek* & Ben Tirran
- Blueberry* - varieties stocked are BlueCrop, Darrow, Gauldtraupe, Northland,
- Gooseberry - varieties stocked are Captivator, Hinnonmaki Green, Hinnonmaki Red, Hinnonmaki Yellow & Invicta
- Redcurrant - Jonkheer Van Tets & Rovada
- Whitecurrant - White Versailles
- Blackberry - varieties we stock are: Adrienne, Merton Thornless
- Raspberry - varieties we stock are: Glen Lyon, Malling Jewel, Octavia, Autumn Bliss & Joan J*
Other fruit worth growing
- Strawberry* - varieties we stock include: Albion, Cambridge Favourite, Elsanta, Hapil, Honeoye, Symphony, Alice, Ruby Ann, Elan F1, Toscana, Delizz, LoranF1
- Melon - Ogen*
- Rhubarb - Timperley Early, Victoria
- Grape vines - Lakemont, Strawberry, Regent, Pheonix + others usually around 12 varieties.
* = suitable for container growing
Take a look at our quick guide of fruit below
|*indicates on frame|
|BLACKBERRY||MERTON THORNLESS||AUGUST/SEPTEMBER||2.5x7m *|
|LOCH NESS||AUGUST/SEPTEMBER||2x2m *|
|OREGON THORNLESS||LATE AUGUST/SEPTEMBER||3x3m *|
|NAVAHO||LATE JULY/AUGUST||2x2.5m *|
|BLUEBERRY||BLUE CROP||EARLY/MID AUGUST||2x1.5m|
|PINK LEMONADE||LATE AUGUST/SEPTEMBER||1.5x1.5m|
|SUNSHINE BLUE||MID JULY/SEPTEMBER||1x0.5m|
|BLACKCURRANT||BEN ALDER||LATE JULY||1.1x1.1m|
|BEN CONNAN||EARLY JULY||1.2x1.2m|
|BEN LOMOND||LATE JULY||1.5x1.5m|
|BEN SAREK||MID JULY||1.2x1.2m|
|BEN TIRRAN||LATE JULY||1.5x1.5m|
|HINNONMAKI GREEN||MID JULY||1x1m|
|HINNONMAKI RED||MID JULY||1x1m|
|HINNONMAKI YELLOW||MID JULY||1.2x1.5m|
|LOGANBERRY||MID JULY/AUGUST||1.8x1.5m *|
|RASPBERRY||AUTUMN BLISS||LATE AUGUST-MID OCTOBER||45cm apart *|
|JOAN J||JULY-OCTOBER||45cm apart *|
|MALLING PROMISE||JULY||45cm apart *|
|OCTAVIA||LATE JULY-LATE AUGUST||45cm apart *|
|GLEN DOLL||MID JULY-MID AUGUST||45cm apart *|
|MALLING JEWELL||MID JULY-MID AUGUST||45cm apart *|
|RHUBARB||TIMPERLEY EARLY||FROM FEBRUARY IF FORCED||60 x100cm|
|VICTORIA||MARCH - JUNE||1 x 1m|
|STRAWBERRY||ALBION||JUNE-OCTOBER||20 x 30cm|
|CAMBRIDGE FAVOURITE||MID JUNE/MID JULY||20 x 30cm|
|ELSANTA||MID JUNE/MID JULY||20 x 30cm|
|HAPIL||MID JUNE/MID JULY||20 x 30cm|
|HONEOYE||EARLY-LATE JUNE||20 x 30cm|
|RHAPSODY||MID JULY-MID AUGUST||20 x 30cm|
|SYMPHONY||MID JULY-MID AUGUST||20 x 30cm|
|DELIZZ||JUNE-OCTOBER||15 x 30cm|
|LORAN||JUNE-OCTOBER||15 x 30cm|
|RUBY ANN||JUNE-OCTOBER||15 x 30cm|
|SUMMER BREEZE||JUNE-OCTOBER||15 x 30cm|
|TOSCANA||JUNE-OCTOBER||15 x 30cm|
|TAYBERRY||MEDANA||JULY/AUGUST||1.8x1.8 m *|
|VINES||BACCHUS||SEPTEMBER||1.5m apart *|
|BLACK HAMBURG||EARLY OCTOBER||1.5m apart *|
|DORNFELDER||MID SEPTEMBER||1.5m apart *|
|LAKEMONT||SEPTEMBER||1.5m apart *|
|MUSCAT BLEU||SEPTEMBER||1.5m apart *|
|PHOENIX||SEPTEMBER||1.5m apart *|
|POLO MUSCAT||SEPTEMBER||1.5m apart *|
|REGENT||SEPTEMBER||1.5m apart *|
|STRAWBERRY||SEPTEMBER||1.5m apart *|
|SUFFOLK RED||SEPTEMBER||1.5m apart *|
|WHITE CURRANT||WHITE VERSAILLES||SEPTEMBER||1.5 x 1.5m|