A guide to choosing the right size

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

Any Bare Root fruit trees - Availability means available for supply from Nov 2013 to April 2014

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

Fruit trees are grafted onto rootstocks. Rootstocks come in 5 sizes (2 for Damsons) see the chart below, all of our trees are labelled using these codes.

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Krimsk (VVA1) Dwarfing 2.5 - 3 Metres when mature.

St Julien A (SJA) 3.5 - 4 Metres when mature.

Bare Root = Field grown trees that have been freshly lifted and supplied with no soil around the roots. Only available during the dormant period November-April
Coir Pot = Grown in a coir fibre pot that can be planted directly in the soil causing no root disturbance.
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.
1 Year Maiden = A one year old tree and the size depends on the variety but in general they will be 125cm in height and will have some side branches.
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.

 

situation

Damsons grow on most soils except pure peat and heavy clay. They are very tolerant of altitude, soil type, acidity and alkalinity. They will grow as far north as Scotland, but are favoured by the wetter conditions of the western side of the country. Although they like a damp climate, blossom time needs to be dry for good pollination, and they do not like their roots to stand in swampy conditions.

fruitgrowers handbook

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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 £8.50 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 despatched 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.

Shropshire Damson

Damson Fruit Trees | Pollination group B | Genus Prunus | Prunus insititia

Culinary Damson - Received the Award of Merit from the Royal Horticultural Society. Native to the West Midlands this small, compact tree was originally found in the hedgerows. Self-fertile variety with rich medium sized fruits. St Julien A rootstock will reach a height of 4 metres when mature. VVA 1 rootstock will reach a height of 3 metres when mature.

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Rootstock Description Price Availability QTY
St Julien A 2 Year Bush - 10 Litre £32.00 1 Available
St Julien A 2 Year Bush Bare Root £26.00 118 Available

9 Jun 14 | Susan Lock

Arrived promptly and well wrapped. A super bare root tree with plenty of strong branches that has taken straight away. I hope to train as an espalier since I only have a small garden.

23 Jan 13 | Keith Scott

I have used you every winter for the last few years - keep adding to my fruit collection. Had used another fruit producer prior to that and was disappointed with their service. Never been disappointed with blackmoor service or the quality of the fruit trees/bushes.

12 Jan 13 | Neil Ovenden

Ordered on St Julien A rootstock late 2012 - delivered on time in good condition - let's see how it does

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