Scrumptious! You Can Now Pick Abundant Crops Of Delicious Plums, Apples & Pears From Your Own Mini-Orchard Fruit Tree Collection!
These top-quality, 'Professional Standard' fruit trees mean YOU can now grow full-sized crops in your garden or even in pots on your patio! What's more, you can expect to be picking your first juicy fresh fruit in the first year! The crop will increase year on year, eventually giving you hundreds of pounds of produce per season and costing literally pennies per lb over their long life of over 50 years!
They are 'self fertile' and grown on 'dwarfing' rootstocks so they so will pollinate themselves and always be compact. The beautiful, fragrant blossom in spring will precede the fruits, with 'Victoria' cropping from July, 'Conference' in September and 'Braeburn' in October. Delicious fresh from the tree, they also make perfect jams and preserves or can be stored for later use - 'Conference' and 'Braeburn' will even keep until Christmas!
Varieties Included: 'Braeburn' Apple, 'Conference' Pear and 'Victoria' Plum
Supplied as 1.2m tall, grower quality, multi-branched 'bare root' trees.
Grown on semi-dwarfing professional rootstocks which are not widely available commercially. Braeburn's rootstock is similar to 'M26', Conference's to 'Quince C' and Victoria's to 'Pixie'.
Will grow to approx. 2m (6-7 ft) in 10 years.
Fully winter hardy.
Once established, apples and pears need very little care. Water during dry spells especially if newly planted or in containers.
In early spring, sprinkle a general fertiliser around the base of the tree.
Apples & pears should be pruned every year. Timing and method of pruning depends on the type of fruit you are growing, and the style of tree.
Plums trees will additionally need to have fruit thinned to ease congestion and weight on the branches.
Your crop of plums can be greatly increased by regular feeding and watering. Because they can set heavy crops, plums respond well to fertilisers, especially nitrogen.
Established trees can be mulched in mid-spring to help retain soil moisture, suppress weeds, and provide nitrogen.
Pruning should be carried out in spring or summer - avoid pruning in the dormant season or in mid to late autumn, as there is risk of infection from silver leaf disease and bacterial canker.