A guide to choosing the right size

Next day delivery service on all container grown plants. Monday – Thursday orders placed up to mid-day will be dispatched the same day for a next day delivery. This is only available for container plants and not Bare Root plants.  

All orders are dispatched in one delivery. If your order contains both bare root and container grown plants then we can only dispatch when all plants are ready. 

Any Bare Root fruit trees - Availability means available for supply from Nov to April.

Any Container grown fruit trees - Availability means available for supply now. 

A guide to selecting your fruit tree. Rootstocks come in 5 sizes see the chart below, all of our trees are labelled using these codes.

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Semi vigorous, Approximate height 4-5 metres when mature.

Semi dwarfing, Approximate height 3-4 metres when mature.

10 Litre = Container grown and can be planted all year round. The size refers to the number of litres of compost that the container holds.

2 Year Bush = A two year old tree that has been pruned back in the first winter to form a bush shape. Generally trees will be 150-175cm in height with multiple side branches.

The three varieties will cross polinate each other to ensure maximum crops year after year. 



The three varieties will cross polinate each other to ensure maximum crops year after year.

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delivery charges

Collection - If you would like to collect your trees then use this option. Note the collection is from the Wholesale Nursery office between Monday-Friday only. Please allow 1 working days for your order to be processed prior to collection date.

We are not a Garden Centre or retail Nursery. Orders can be placed via our website and the collection option can be selected at the checkout. Your order will then be ready for you to collect during our normal opening hours which are Monday-Friday 07.30-16.30. Our plants are grown in fields that can be 2 miles away from our office so it is not possible to just turn up and select your own trees.

Delivery Charges - The delivery charge is worked out from the weight and the size of the plant. We have several rates that apply to UK mainland addresses. A delivery charge of £8.00 is for all single tree orders. £10.00 if more than one tree except in the case of the Espalier and Fan trained trees where this charge is a maximum of £40.00. The lower postal rates range from £2.80 - £5.70, will be applied to smaller orders of the lighter plants like currants, raspberries, gooseberries, blackberries, asparagus and strawberries although larger orders will go into the £10.00 rate. Once you have put together your order the delivery charge will show before payment. All orders are dispatched in one delivery.

To take advantage of a promotional code or gift voucher this must be entered into the redeem code box at the checkout. Discounts cannot be given once an order is completed and any codes have not been used.

Winter Gem James Grieve & Sunset

Family Fruit Trees | Genus Malus

Winter Gem Dessert Apple - Raised in 1975 by Hugh Ermen, Faversham, Kent and produced by crossing Grimes Golden and Cox's Orange Pippin. It is an excellent heavy cropping variety with pink flushed skin and exceptional rich and aromatic flavour. Growth is upright. Highly recommended. Picking time October and will store until December. Pollination group 3.

James Grieve Dessert/Cooking Apple - Raised by James Grieve in Edinburgh, Scotland. First recorded in 1893. Received the Award of Merit from the Royal Horticultural Society in 1897. Now a well known well flavoured, juicy second early. An excellent choice, especially for a difficult site. Crops heavily and regularly. The soft texture fruit is both juicy and tangy. Does well in northern gardens. Picking time late August to early September. Pollination group 3. 

Sunset Dessert Apple - Raised in approximately 1918 by G C Addy at Ightham, Kent. It received an Award of Merit from the Royal Horticultural Society in 1960. An excellent heavy cropping garden apple that is hardy and compact with very good disease resistance. The fruits are gold with red stripes and have a firm, crisp, fine textured flesh with a good aromatic Cox like flavour, which is sharp and intense. Picking time late September. Pollination group 3. 

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