Future Forests: Tree Fruit and Nuts  bare-root & in 2 or 4lt pots  Available by Mail Order.  Updated 26th April 2017.

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Bare-root Fruit Trees are only for sale when dormant, from late October to early April.
This was our list for the 2016-17 bare-root season. Most plants should be available again next autumn.
To pre-order ring us on 027 66176 or email info@futureforests.ie

  For Fruit Trees in pots to plant NOW, please see Potted Fruit
For Traditional Apple Trees for GLAS Orchards, please click here
  APPLE TREES ~ Eaters, Dual Purpose, Cookers and Cider apples      
  Bare-root Trees 1 year old maidens 3-4ft 15 euro each  
  2 year trees, bushy 4 to 6ft   18 euro each  
  Potted Trees 1 year whips  3-4ft 15 euro each  
  2 year trees  4-5ft 18 euro each  
  Pollination Trees require a pollinator in the same flowering group (A, B, C etc) or the one immediately above or below. Some marked * require 2 different varieties to ensure all trees are pollinated
  Rootstocks M27 = very dwarf tree  (needs permanent staking)    M26 = small tree.             MM106 =  tall tree for poor ground.             MM111 = larger orchard trees.
The relative vigour of each variety also affects the eventual size.

For more detailed notes on apple planting, pruning and rootstocks, see here

  Traditional Irish Apples ▲ indicates an old Irish variety generally acceptable for planting under the new GLAS schemes:
 ....as long as the trees are on the stronger rootstocks MM106 & MM111
  Abbreviations: sf = self fertile         psf = partially self fertile      
* = triploid, 2 different pollinators required    tp = tip bearer (note when pruning) 
    AGM = Award of Garden Merit from the RHS
  DESSERT / EATING APPLES     (no rootstock = not available in this  category)            available on the rootstocks listed below
  Variety    Brief Description Flower
Eat/Keep 1 year old potted 1 year old bareroot 2 year old br / pot
Ard Cairn Russet Red/yellow, dry, firm and sweet, old Cork variety A/B Oct-Feb MM106
  Bardsey the 'sainted' apple   Pink/cream, lemon scent, refreshing, pick & eat B Sep   M 26  
Beauty of Bath   Red/yellow, sweet and juicy A   Tp August     M 26
  Ben's Red   Small juicy red apple, good scab resistance B Oct all sold out
Blood of the Boyne   Red with strawberry flavour A Aug-Sept all sold out
  Braeburn   Red flushed, crisp, sweet and juicy, needs sunny sheltered site C psf Oct-Mar all sold out
Brown Crofton Good flavour, disease resistant C* Nov-Jan MM106    
  Cavan Sugarcane Golden yellow skin, crisp and sweet B Sep-Oct M27
  M 27
  Chivers Delight   Crisp, juicy, sweet honey flavour, keeps well C Oct-Dec all sold out
  Cornish Gillyflower   Dark red stripes over gold, rich flavour B Oct-Nov all sold out
  Crispin   (Mutsu)   Greenish yellow, crisp, sweet & juicy B* Oct-Jan all sold out
Dick Davies Peach/red , rich taste, old Cork apple A/B Sep-Dec M27
Pic Discovery   AGM   Crimson skin, crisp and juicy, reliable B Aug-Sep   MM106 MM111  
Pic Egremont Russet  AGM   1880 Crisp with sweet nutty flavour A Oct-Dec all sold out
Pic Ellisons Orange  AGM   Juicy, aniseed flavour, hardy C sf   Sep-Oct all sold out
  Elstar   Green/yellow flushed red, Prolific, juicy, reliable, B Oct-Jan   MM106  
Elstar, red   Heavy crops of juicy apples, Keeps well B Oct-Jan   M 26  
  Dessert / eating apples contd             (no rootstock = not available in this  category)        available on the rootstocks listed below
  Variety    Brief Description Flower
Eat/Keep 1 year old potted 1 year old bareroot 2 year old broot / pot
  Falstaff   Sweet crisp fruit. Disease resistant frost tolerant B psf Oct-Jan   M 26  
  Falstaff, red   Like Falstaff but with red skin B psf Oct-Jan   MM106  
Fiesta    AGM   Like Cox but more reliable, prolific B Oct-Mar   MM106 MM111  
Gibbon's Russet Cidery taste, firm sharp flesh, Cork 1897 A/B Sep-Dec MM106   M27 pot
  Green Chisel Crisp & crunchy, juicy white flesh. Co Donegal B Sep-Oct all sold out
Pic Greensleeves AGM   Hardy, crisp & tangy, parent Golden Delicious B sf Sep-Nov   MM106  
Irish Peach Small and juicy, pick and eat...delicious A Tp Aug MM106   MM 27 pot
Pic James Grieve   Yellow/orange good flavour, soft & juicy B Sep-Oct   MM106 M 26
  Jonagored   Large crisp fruit with good flavour C* Nov-Mar all sold out
Pic Katy   Red and juicy, heavy reliable cropper B Sep-Oct   MM106 MM111 M 26  MM106
  Keegans Crab Large green fruit, crisp and sweet. Armagh C Tp Oct-Feb MM106    
  Kemp Crisp, juicy, good flavour and disease resistance. Beautiful pink blossom. Armagh B/C Sep-Oct MM106    
Pic Kerry Pippin      Small with rich fruity taste, Old Irish apple A Aug MM106    
Lady's Finger of Offaly Oblong fruit, sweet flesh 1851 C Oct MM106    
Laxton's Superb   Yellow/red, sweet juicy, tolerant of cold sites C Tp Nov-Feb   MM106  
  Limelight   Excellent new disease resistant green apple from Kent B Oct-Nov   M 26  
  Lord Hindlip AGM   Firm, juicy and aromatic C Oct-Dec   M 26  
Lord Lambourne  AGM   Bright striped fruit juicy and aromatic A psf Oct-Nov all sold out
Pic Lough Tree of Wexford Small red fruit, vigorous, old Irish apple A Sept-Oct MM106   M 27 pot
  Meridian   Heavy crops orange red fruit, bred from Cox B Oct-Nov all sold out
  Peche Melba Pink/orange, peach like flesh but sharp flavour
Kilkenny early 1900s
A/B Aug-Sep MM106    
  Pitmaston Pine Apple   Small conical fruit, honey flavour, raised 1785 B Sept-Oct all sold out
Rawley's Seedling Cox-like, but hardier, old Cork apple B Nov all sold out
Pic Ross Nonpareil Gold brown russet, good flavour, Meath 1802
holds fruit after leaf fall
A Nov-Jan MM106   M27
  Rubinette   Exceptional flavour crisp & juicy, needs good site B Oct-Dec     M 26
Sam Young
syn Irish Russet
Delicious little apple of the highest quality B Nov-Feb MM106    
Scarlet Crofton Dark red flush, sweet & spicy, Sligo 1500 A/B Sep-Nov MM106   M27 pot
Spartan                          Dark red fruit, sweet and crisp, white flesh B sf Nov-Jan all sold out
  Sunset   AGM   Like Cox but hardier, heavy crops B sf Oct-Dec   MM106  
Tydeman's Late Orange   Aromatic, Cox-like fruit excellent for storage C Oct-Apr all sold out
  Widow's Friend Very juicy, soft, sweet white flesh Co Armagh B Sep-Oct   MM106  
  Winston   Sweet yet sharp, aromatic & nutty C pTp Oct-Mar   MM106  
  Winter Gem   Firm, crisp with aromatic flavour, best keeper B Nov-Mar all sold out
Pic Worcester Pearmain AGM   Delicious orange red fruit, reliable 1874 B Sep-Oct   MM106  
  Yellow Ingestrie   Small yellow, strong, sharp fruity flavour. Attractive blossom A/B Sep-Oct   M 26  
DUAL PURPOSE ~ sharp at first, sweeten in store     (no rootstock = not available in this  category)        available on the rootstocks listed below
  Variety    Brief Description Flower
Eat/Keep 1 year old potted 1 year old bareroot 2 year old broot / pot
Pic Allington Pippin   Yellow flushed red, pineapple flavour B/C Sep-Dec all sold out
American Mother   Sweet and juicy, needs sun C Oct-Nov     M 26
Pic Ballyfatten Large & firm, excellent for baking. B Oct-Dec MM106   M 27
Ballyvaughan Seedling Sweet and Crisp B Nov M27 MM106    
  Crawley Beauty   Red flushed orange, cooks to puree. D Oct all sold out
  Greasy Pippin Smooth skin, needs little sugar when cooked and sweetens well in store B Sep-Nov MM106   M 27 pot
Kilkenny Pearmain Sweet and crisp, Old Irish apple B Sept MM106    
  Mrs Perry Creamy white flesh, crisp B Sep MM106    
  Sheeps Nose   Unusual ribbed shape, green flushed red. Sweet, rich, firm C Sep-Oct all sold out
COOKING APPLES     (no rootstock = not available in this  category)        available on the rootstocks listed below
  Variety    Brief Description Flower
Eat/Keep 1 year old potted 1 year old bareroot 2 year old broot / pot
Bloody Butcher Deep red skin, firm white flesh, sharp and juicy B Oct-Nov MM106
Bramley Seedling  AGM  

Well known cooking apple, large & juicy



  Bramley Clone 20   More compact, excellent garden tree heavy crops



Crimson Bramley   Crimson form of the well known Bramley B* Oct-Mar   M 26  
Early Victoria  

Cooks to sweet fluff, hardy & prolific



all sold out
  Ecklinville Seedling Large apples great for baking, Co Down 1800 B Oct-Dec   MM106  
  Glenstal Cooker Large apples, green flushed red. Good disease resitance. Limerick C Sep-Oct M27 MM106    
Golden Noble  AGM  

Golden fruit, high vitamin C, sweet flavour



all sold out
Pic Grenadier   AGM  

Large early fruit, reliable and a good pollinator



all sold out
Howgate Wonder  

Heavy crops of very large fruit



all sold out
  Keswick Codling   Cooks to a creamy puree, heavy crops A Sep-Oct     M 26
Lanes Prince Albert AGM   Hardy compact tree, good keeper, used for cider C Oct-Mar all sold out
Lord Derby   Large & green, firm flesh C sf Oct-Dec   M 26  
  Munster Tulip Yellow striped carmine v. sharp (Offaly 1950) A/B Oct   MM106  
  Newton Wonder  AGM   Juicy late cooker, vigorous D Oct-Mar all sold out
Peasgood Nonsuch  AGM   Old variety, huge golden fruits A Sep-Nov     M 26
Rev Wilks           Large yellow fruits B Oct-Nov all sold out
Uncle John's Cooker Wind resistant, red fruit hangs well on tree! B Dec M27
  M27 pot
CIDER APPLES     (no rootstock = not available in this  category)        available on the rootstocks listed below
  Variety    Brief Description Flower
Eat/Keep 1 year old potted 1 year old bareroot 2 year old broot / pot
  Camelot   Mild Bittersharp. Somerset 1934 C mid Oct     MM106
  Chisel Jersey   Bittersweet, red flushed fruit Somerset 1950s D sf Nov     MM106
  Dabinette   Bittersweet, Prolific single vintage Somerset 1961 C sf Nov   MM106  
  Dunkerton Late Sweet   Sweet apple for a fruity cider, Somerset 1940s C Nov   MM106  
  Hereford Redstreak   Bittersharp red colour single vintage, 17th century C Nov     MM106
  Sweet Pethyre   Bittersweet , a fine single vintage cider Somerset C Nov all sold out
  Tom Putt   Old english variety, large fruit, good disease resistance. Also used as a cooker B/C Sep all sold out
      Other Cider Apples available in pots.   Please see Potted Fruit
  CRABAPPLES (Malus) 1 year grafts   €15       Excellent pollinators, fruit can be used for jellies & wines     See our broadleaf trees


  APRICOT 2yr   25     St Julien A rootstock    
  Bredase, syn Breda Hardy, dark orange, excellent flavour Self fertile Late Aug
  CHERRIES 1yr  €18      2yr  €22     Colt rootstock

Pollinate with:


  Early Rivers 2yr only Sweet dark red cherry Noir de Gubin Late June
Pic Morello     AGM 2yr only Cooking cherry,  hardy good on north walls self fertile August
  Noire de Gubin sold out Large sweet black cherries Early Rivers Late July
Pic Stella AGM 1 and 2yr Dark red, sweet, juicy & reliable self fertile Late July
  Sunburst 2yr only Sweet dark cherry self fertile July-Aug
  Compact Cherries Trees on rootstock 'Gisela 5'  1yr  €20  ~   2yr  €22   
These form a  more compact tree reaching 8 to 10ft when mature
Pic Morello     AGM 2yr only Cooking cherry,  hardy good on north walls self fertile August
Pic Stella AGM sold out Dark red, sweet, juicy & reliable self fertile Late July
  FIGS  Ficus carica   please see Soft Fruit    
Pic MEDLARS  2yr  25  Mespilus germanicacus self fertile Autumn
  Nottingham bareroot 5-6ft Unusual small russet brown fruits, use in jellies when 'bletted'  
  MULBERRY, black potted 2-3' 15  and  5-6ft    28               self fertile
  Morus nigra      
  PEACHES 2yr    22 Peaches are best grown under protection and hand pollinated
  Rochester Juicy with good flavour and heavy crops self fertile hand pollinate August
  PEARS 1yr old  € 15    2yr old  18     rootstock Quince A

Pollination Group

Pick / Use

  Beurre Superfin sold out Rich with sweet flavour group B october
  Catillac 1 yr only Hardy cooking Pear, lovely blossom group B* oct / dec
Pic Concorde   AGM 2 yr only Good flavour and juicy self fertile, group C late oct / nov-dec
Pic Conference   AGM 1yr & 2yr Medium size, sweet, most reliable self fertile, group A/B late sept / oct-nov
Pic Emile d'Heyst sold out Sweet, even reliable in northern areas group A oct / nov
  Gorham 1 yr only Sweet, juicy with smooth texture group C oct / dec
  Louise Bonne Jersey AGM 2 yr only White, sweet melting  flesh group A

late sept / october

Pic Williams Bon Chretien AGM 2 yr only V juicy, regular good cropper group B/C

aug / sept

  Perry Pears      


  Blakeney Red Pear sold out One of the best for both perry and cooking group B pick Oct
  PLUMS, GAGES & DAMSONS 1yr old  €16   2yr old  €20   St Julien A

Pollination Group


  Cambridge Gage  AGM sold out Small sweet yellow green fruit. v reliable self fertile, group B late Aug
  Coe's Golden Drop 1 yr only Juicy yellow Gage, superb but needs good site group B August
  Czar  AGM 2yr only Hardy dark purple cooker self fertile, group C late July
Pic Denistons Superb AGM sold out Large sweet Gage. hardy self fertile, group B late Aug
  Early Transparent Gage sold out Very sweet melting golden flesh, reliable self fertile, group B early Aug
Jubilee Plum  sold out Blue/black eater bred from Victoria self fertile, group C late Aug/early Sep
Pic Marjories Seedling  AGM sold out Purple dual-purpose plum self fertile, group D Sept-Oct
Opal  AGM 1 & 2 yr Red skin, yellow flesh, sweet self fertile, group B late July
    Also available on dwarf Pixy rootstock. Please see below    
Oullins Golden Gage AGM 1 & 2 yr Large dual-purpose gage self fertile, group C mid Aug
  Rivers Early Prolific sold out Dual purpose, heavy crops, dark skin, yellow flesh partially s/f, group B late July
Pic Victoria  AGM 2yr only Dual purpose quality red plum self fertile, group B late Aug
    Also available on dwarf Pixy rootstock. Please see below    
Yellow Pershore 2yr only Golden-yellow cooker, excellent for jam self fertile, group C mid Aug
  Farleigh  sold out Small blue/black fruit, good in the north partially sf, group B September
Pic Merryweather 1 yr only Sharp, for cooking, jam & wine self fertile, group B late Sept
  Plums & Damsons on Dwarf rootstock 'Pixy'  1 or 2 year old  € 20    
  Opal 1yr only Red skin, yellow flesh, sweet self fertile, group B late July
  Victoria sold out Dual purpose quality red plum self fertile, group B late Aug
  Damson Merryweather sold out Sharp, for cooking, jam & wine self fertile, group B late Sept
  Mirabelles bareroot 5-6ft    25    SOLD OUT  
  Mirabelle de Nancy   Traditional in French patisseries, stone separates cleanly from the flesh. Partially self fertile but best grown with Plums, Gages or Damsons from Pollination group B or wild Cherry Plum early Sept
Pic Cherry Plum 2-3ft  3 Prunus cerasifera Myrobalan    not grafted  
    4-5ft  8 Bushy tree with white flowers and small red and yellow fruits  
  QUINCE Cydonia oblonga Pick in October when green, store 6 weeks until they become yellow
  Meeches Prolific sold out Bright golden yellow pear shaped fruit of excellent flavour self-fertile
  Vranja 2 yr  € 25 Very fragrant, pale green, large fruit, ripen golden yellow self fertile
  ALMOND     2yr   25   
  Prunus dulcis 'Robijin' Beautiful pink blossom, nuts in good years self fertile needs a good site
  COBNUTS and FILBERTS   12 each, any 5 for   50
Corylus avellana and maxima
Pollinate with:
  Nottingham Cob   (Pearson's Prolific) Reliable crops of medium-sized nuts, good flavour  Hall's Giant
  Webb's Prize Cob Large clusters of pale brown nuts with sweet flavour Hall's Giant & Nottingham
  Halls Giant, Filbert 
(Geante de Halles)
Large nuts with sweet flavour  Sold Out Nottingham
  Red Filbert  Purple/red leaves and catkins. Large crops of good flavoured nuts  
  Purple Filbert Nuts have an excellent flavour though crops are small. Purple leaves & catkins make this an attractive small tree  
  Native Hazel (Corylus avellana) is also a good pollinator for all the Cobnuts and Filberts, plant within 100 metres on the windy side!


  for bare root soft fruit click here      
  for POTTED FRUIT click here