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

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Bare-root Fruit Trees are only for sale when dormant, from late October to early April.
We expect to offer the following Fruit Trees for the 2017-18 bare-root planting season.
Bare-root plants will be available from November.
Traditional Irish Apples in pots are in stock now.
Some varieties are only available in small numbers so early booking is advisable

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 17 euro each  
  2 year trees, bushy 4 to 6ft   20 euro each  
  Potted Trees 1 year whips  3-4ft 17 euro each  
  2 year trees  4-5ft 20 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
Group
Eat/Keep 1 year old 2 year bareroot 2 year potted
Ard Cairn Russet Red/yellow, dry, firm and sweet, old Cork variety A/B Oct-Feb M 27 pot MM106    
  Bardsey the 'sainted' apple   Pink/cream, lemon scent, refreshing, pick & eat B Sep M 26 M 26  
Beauty of Bath   Red/yellow, sweet and juicy A   Tp August MM106 MM106  
  Ben's Red   Small juicy red apple, good scab resistance B Oct M 26    
Blood of the Boyne   Red with strawberry flavour A Aug-Sept MM106    
  Braeburn   Red flushed, crisp, sweet and juicy, needs sunny sheltered site C psf Oct-Mar M 26    
  Cavan Sugarcane Golden yellow skin, crisp and sweet B Sep-Oct     M 27 MM106
Dick Davies Peach/red , rich taste, old Cork apple A/B Sep-Dec     MM106
Pic Discovery   AGM   Crimson skin, crisp and juicy, reliable B Aug-Sep M 27
M 26
M 26
MM106
MM111
 
  Elstar   Green/yellow flushed red, Prolific, juicy, reliable, B Oct-Jan M 27    
Elstar, red   Heavy crops of juicy apples, Keeps well B Oct-Jan M 26 MM106  
  Dessert / eating apples contd             (no rootstock = not available in this  category)        available on the rootstocks listed below
  Variety    Brief Description Flower
Group
Eat/Keep 1 year old 2 year bareroot 2 year potted
  Falstaff   Sweet crisp fruit. Disease resistant frost tolerant B psf Oct-Jan M 26 M 26  
  Falstaff, red   Like Falstaff but with red skin B psf Oct-Jan MM106 MM106  
Fiesta    AGM   Like Cox but more reliable, prolific B Oct-Mar M 27
M 26
M 26
MM111
 
Gibbon's Russet Cidery taste, firm sharp flesh, Cork 1897 A/B Sep-Dec   MM106 MM106
Pic Greensleeves AGM   Hardy, crisp & tangy, parent Golden Delicious B sf Sep-Nov MM106 MM106  
Irish Peach Small and juicy, pick and eat...delicious A Tp Aug     MM106
Pic James Grieve   Yellow/orange good flavour, soft & juicy B Sep-Oct M 26 MM106  
Pic Katy   Red and juicy, heavy reliable cropper B Sep-Oct M 27
M 26 MM106
M 26
MM106 MM111
 
  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 M 27pot   M 27 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
  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    
Pic Lough Tree of Wexford Small red fruit, vigorous, old Irish apple A Sept-Oct M 27pot   MM106
  Meridian   Heavy crops orange red fruit, bred from Cox B Oct-Nov M 26    
  Red Devil   Crisp, sweet, red skin, pink flesh great for juicing. Good disease resistance B sf Sep MM106    
Pic Ross Nonpareil Gold brown russet, good flavour, Meath 1802 holds fruit late A Nov-Jan     MM106
  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     M 27
Spartan                          Dark red fruit, sweet and crisp, white flesh B sf Nov-Jan M 26    
  Sunset   AGM   Like Cox but hardier, heavy crops B sf Oct-Dec MM106 MM106  
  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   MM106  
Pic Worcester Pearmain AGM   Delicious orange red fruit, reliable 1874 B Sep-Oct M 26 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
Group
Eat/Keep 1 year old 2 year bareroot 2 year potted
American Mother   Sweet and juicy, needs sun C Oct-Nov M 26    
Pic Ballyfatten Large & firm, excellent for baking. B Oct-Dec   M 27 MM106
Ballyvaughan Seedling Sweet and Crisp B Nov     MM106
  Greasy Pippin Smooth skin, needs little sugar when cooked, sweetens well in store B Sep-Nov     M 27 MM106
Kilkenny Pearmain Sweet and crisp, Old Irish apple B Sept     M 27 MM106
COOKING APPLES     (no rootstock = not available in this  category)        available on the rootstocks listed below
  Variety    Brief Description Flower
Group
Eat/Keep 1 year old 2 year bareroot 2 year potted
Bloody Butcher Deep red skin, firm white flesh, sharp and juicy B Oct-Nov M 27pot M 27 M 27 MM106
Bramley Seedling  AGM  

Well known cooking apple, large & juicy

B*

Oct-Mar

M 26 MM106 MM106  
  Bramley Clone 20   More compact, excellent garden tree heavy crops

B*

Oct-Mar

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

Golden fruit, high vitamin C, sweet flavour

C

Oct-Dec

  MM106  
Pic Grenadier   AGM  

Large early fruit, reliable and a good pollinator

B

Aug-Sep

M 26 MM106    
  Keswick Codling   Cooks to a creamy puree, heavy crops A Sep-Oct M 26    
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    
Peasgood Nonsuch  AGM   Old variety, huge golden fruits A Sep-Nov   M 26  
Uncle John's Cooker Wind resistant, red fruit hangs well on tree! B Dec M 27pot   MM106
CIDER APPLES     (no rootstock = not available in this  category)        available on the rootstocks listed below
  Variety    Brief Description Flower
Group
Eat/Keep 1 year old 2 year bareroot 2 year potted
  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 MM106  
  Hereford Redstreak   Bittersharp red colour single vintage, 17th century C Nov MM106 MM106  
  Somerset Redstreak   Excellent bittersweet, shiny red striped skin. C Nv MM106    
      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
   
 

OTHER TREE FRUIT

         
  APRICOT 2yr   25     St Julien A rootstock    
  Early Moorpark Reliable and very good flavour Self Fertile Late August
         
  CHERRIES 1yr  €18      2yr  €22     Colt rootstock

Pollinate with:

 

  Early Rivers 2 yr only Sweet dark red cherry Noir de Gubin Late June
  Merton Glory 2 yr only Sweet yellow/red Cherry Morello, Stella, Sunburst

Late June

Pic Morello     AGM 1 yr only Cooking cherry,  hardy good on north walls self fertile August
Pic Stella AGM 2 yr only Dark red, sweet, juicy & reliable self fertile Late July
  Sunburst 1 yr only Sweet dark cherry self fertile July-Aug
           
  Compact Cherries Trees on rootstock 'Gisela 5'  1 year old  €20  ~  2 year old €24   
These form a  more compact tree reaching 8 to 10ft when mature
Pic Morello     AGM 2 yr only Cooking cherry,  hardy good on north walls self fertile August
Pic Stella AGM 2 yr only 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 3lt pot 3' 15  and  5lt pot 5-6ft    28               self fertile
  Morus nigra      
          
  PEACHES 2yr    25 Peaches are best grown under protection and hand pollinated
  Amsden June Ripens early, creamy flesh, good flavour self fertile hand pollinate mid July
  Peregrine Great flavour reliable, best for outdoors as above early Aug
         
  PEARS 1yr old  € 17    2yr old  20     rootstock Quince A

Pollination Group

Pick / Use

  Catillac 2 yr only Hardy cooking Pear, lovely blossom group B* oct / dec
Pic Concorde   AGM 1 & 2 yr Good flavour and juicy self fertile, group C late oct / nov-dec
Pic Conference   AGM 1 & 2 yr Medium size, sweet, most reliable self fertile, group A/B late sept / oct-nov
Pic Doyenne du Comice 2 yr only Superb quality & flavour, needs warmth group C mid oct / nov-dec
  Durondeau 2 yr only Large golden fruit, melting flesh,
crimson leaves in autumn
partially self fertile group C oct /nov
  Gorham 2 yr only Sweet, juicy with smooth texture group C oct / dec
Pic Williams Bon Chretien AGM 2 yr only V juicy, regular good cropper group B/C

aug / sept

           
  PLUMS, GAGES & DAMSONS 1yr old  18   2yr old  22   St Julien A

Pollination Group

Use

  Cambridge Gage  AGM 1 yr only Small sweet yellow green fruit. v reliable self fertile, group B late Aug
  Czar  AGM 2 yr only Hardy dark purple cooker self fertile, group C late July
Pic Denistons Superb AGM 1 & 2 yr Large sweet Gage. hardy self fertile, group B late Aug
  Early Transparent Gage 1 yr only Very sweet melting golden flesh, reliable self fertile, group B early Aug
Jubilee Plum  1 yr only Blue/black eater bred from Victoria self fertile, group C late Aug/early Sep
Pic Marjories Seedling  AGM 1 yr only 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 2 yr only Large dual-purpose gage self fertile, group C mid Aug
  Rivers Early Prolific 1 yr only Dual purpose, heavy crops, dark skin, yellow flesh partially s/f, group B late July
Pic Victoria  AGM 1 & 2 yr Dual purpose quality red plum self fertile, group B late Aug
    Also available on dwarf Pixy rootstock. Please see below    
Yellow Pershore 1 yr only Golden-yellow cooker, excellent for jam self fertile, group C mid Aug
           
  Damsons        
  Farleigh  1 & 2 yr Small blue/black fruit, good in the north partially sf, group B September
Pic Merryweather 2 yr only Sharp, for cooking, jam & wine self fertile, group B late Sept
Shropshire Prune 1 & 2 yr One of the best damsons self fertile, group C early Sept
         
  Plums & Damsons on Dwarf rootstock 'Pixy' 1 year old  €20  ~   2 year old  €24
  Opal 1 & 2 yr Red skin, yellow flesh, sweet self fertile, group B late July
  Victoria 2 yr only Dual purpose quality red plum self fertile, group B late Aug
  Damson Merryweather 2 yr only Sharp, for cooking, jam & wine self fertile, group B late Sept
       
  Mirabelles bareroot 5-6ft    25     
  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  
      Bushy tree with white flowers and small red and yellow fruits  
       
  QUINCE
Cydonia oblonga
1yr old, potted       18 Pick in October when green, store 6 weeks until they become yellow
  Meeches Prolific   Bright golden yellow pear shaped fruit of excellent flavour self-fertile
  Vranja   Very fragrant, pale green, large fruit, ripen golden yellow self fertile
         
         
  NUTS    
  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
  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