Future Forests: Potted Fruit. Most available by mail-order. Updated 9th February 2018  

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  TREE FRUIT For notes on apple planting, pruning and rootstocks, see here
  Rootstocks: M26 = small tree. MM106 =  tall tree for poor ground.  MM111= orchard larger tree. 
M9 = dwarf tree.  M27 = very dwarf Tree
  Pollination: Trees require a pollinator in the same group (A, B, C) or the group immediately above or below it
    sf = self fertile  tp = tip bearer (take note when pruning)  * = triploid, 2 different pollinators required
  Traditional Irish Apple Trees:   1yr trees:  17 each ~ 2yr trees:  20 each
  These old Irish varieties meet the specifications for Traditional Orchards under the new GLAS scheme for farmers
 as long as they are on the more vigorous rootstock MM106 or MM111
  Variety Brief Description Age on Rootstocks Poll Pick/Use
  Eating Apples:        
  Ard Cairn Russet Red/yellow, dry, firm and sweet, old Cork variety 1yr M 27 A/B Oct-Feb
  Cavan Sugarcane Golden yellow skin, crisp and sweet 2 year M 27 B Sep-Oct
  Gibbons Russet Cidery taste, firm sharp flesh, Cork 1897 2 year MM106 A/B Sep-Dec
  Irish Peach Small and juicy, pick and eat...delicious 2 year MM106 Atp Aug
  Keegans Crab Large green fruit, crisp and sweet. Tip bearer 2 year M 27, MM106 C Oct-Feb
  Kemp Crisp, juicy, good flavour and disease resistance 1yr M 27 B/C Sep-Oct
      2 year M 27, MM106    
  Kerry Pippin Small with rich fruity taste 2 year MM106 (later) A Aug
  Kilkenny Permain Dual Purpose, sweet and crisp 2 year M27, MM106 B Sep
  Lady Fingers of Offaly Oblong fruit, sweet flesh 1851 2 year MM106 C Oct
  Lough Tree of Wexford Small red fruit, vigorous, old Irish apple 1yr M 27 A Sep-Oct
      2 year MM106    
  Ross Nonpareil Gold brown russet, good flavour,  1802 2 year MM106 A Nov-Jan
  Sam Young        
  Cooking Apples:        
  Ballyfatten Large & firm, excellent for baking 2 year MM106 B Oct-Dec
  Ballyvaughan Seedling Sweet and Crisp 2 year MM106 B Nov
  Bloody Butcher Cooker. Deep red skin 1yr M 27 B Oct-Nov
      2 year M 27, MM106    
  Glenstal Cooker Large apples, green flushed red. Good disease resistance. Limerick 1yr MM106 C Sep-Oct
  Greasy Pippin Smooth skin, sweetens well in store 2 year M 27, MM106 B Sep-Nov
  Uncle John's Cooker Wind resistant, red fruit hangs well on tree! 1yr M 27 B Dec
      2 year MM106    
  Other Apple Trees 2 year old in 7.5 to 10lt pots. 28  
  Eating Apples:        
  Beauty of Bath Red/yellow, sweet and juicy. Tip bearer MM106 A Aug
  Discovery Crimson skin, crisp and juicy, reliable MM106 B Aug-Sep
  Elstar Green/yellow flushed red, Prolific, juicy, reliable MM106 B Oct-Jan
  Falstaff, red Sweet crisp fruit. Disease resistant frost tolerant MM106 B psf Oct-Jan
  Katy Red and juicy, heavy reliable cropper MM106 B Sep-Oct
  Sheeps Nose Unusual ribbed shape, green flushed red. Sweet, rich, firm. Dual Purpose MM10c CSep-Oct
  Yellow Spur Crisp greenish red fruit Dwarf, happy in pots self fertile
  Cooking Apples:        
  Bramley Seedling Well known cooking apple, large & juicy MM106 B* Oct-Mar
  Grenadier Large early fruit, reliable and a good pollinator M26 & MM106 B* Aug-Sep
  Cider Apples 3 year old in 10lt pots. 28 each      
  Camelot Mild Bittersharp. Somerset 1934 MM106 C mid Oct
  Michelin Traditional French bittersweet MM106 C Oct
  Cherries 10 litre pots 5-6ft 36 each Colt Root stock    
  Merton Glory Sweet, yellow/red, good disease resistance pollinators Stella or Sunbirst late June
  Damson 10 litre pots 6ft  28 St Julian A rootstock    
  Merryweather Sharp, for cooking, jam & wine self fertile   Sept
  Medlar 10 litre pots 6ft  35 Mespilus germanica    
  'Dutch Monstrous'' Unusual, use fruit when 'bletted' self fertile   autumn
  'Nottingham' similar to above      
  Mulberry 5 litre pots 5ft 28      
  Morus nigra Black Mulberry      
  Pear 7.5 litre pots   28      
  Conference Good flavour and juicy self fertile, group C   oct - dec
  Plum 7.5 litre pots   28      
  Victoria Dual purpose quality red plum self fertile, group B   late aug
  Opal Red skin, yellow flesh, sweet self fertile, group B   late Jul
  NUTS 5 litre pots  4-5ft  22 each  
  Corylus av. 'Nottingham Reliable crops of medium size nuts pollinate with Halls Giant & Webbs
  Corylus av. 'Webbs Prize Cobb' Large clusters of pale brown nuts with sweet flavour pollinate with Halls Giant & Nottingham
  Corylus max Halls Giant Large nuts with sweet flavour pollinate with Nottingham
  Red Filbert Purple/red leaves and catkins. Large crops of good flavoured nut
  Purple Filbert excellent flavour though crops are small. Purple leaves & catkins make this an attractive small tree
  from November to March we have a much bigger range of soft fruit bare-rooted
See also our Bareroot Page
  Blueberries Vaccinium corymbosum
Highbush varieties. Need acid soil
blueberry cultivation notes 
  Jersey & Patriot 9cm pot   6 each  
  Blue Crop, Jersey & Patriot 1lt pot   8 each ~ 5 for 35  
  Blue Jay,
Pink Lemonade
3lt pot   12 each  
  Blackberry 3 litre pots  8 each  
  Loch Ness Thornless variety with large fruits  
  Boysenberry 2 litre pots  8 each  
  Blackberry x Loganberry Large purple fruit July to August Train along wires. self fertile
  Cranberries 11cm pot   8 each ~ 5 for 35   Cranberries need moist boggy conditions
  Early Black An early variety producing large juicy red/purple fruit Self fertile
  Pilgrim Large red fruit, reddish brown autumn foliage Self fertile
  Currants 2 litre pots  6.50 each see also Bareroot Soft Fruit
  Blackcurrant Ben Cannon Self fertile, fruit on new wood
  Brown Turkey 3 litre pots  12 each self fertile, hardy & reliable
  Sultane 3 litre pots  15 each self fertile, dark skin & flesh
  Gooseberries 2 litre pots  6.50 each  
  Black Velvet    
  Huckleberry 9cm pots, 6ins 6 each  
  'Moris' Vaccinium ovatum, evergreen self fertile, need acid soil
  Jostaberry 3 litre pots  8 each  
  Blackcurrant x Gooseberry Fruit like giant blackcurrants in July Strong bush, self fertile
  Kiwi Fruit 9cm pots6 each Both are vigorous and need warmth
  Actinidia del. 'Soloissimo' Large sweet fruit, Self fertile, late summer
  A. arguta 'Issai' Small round tasty fruits with smooth edible skin. Self fertile, late summer
  Lingonberry 3 litre pots  12 each  
  Little Miss Cherry Sharp refreshing fruits, for damp acidic soil self fertile
  Loganberry 2 litre pots  8 each  
    Train along wires, excellent for jam self fertile
  Raspberries 2 litre pots  6.50 each  
  Malling Jewel Summer fruiting  
  Autumn Bliss Autumn fruiting  
  Rhubarb 2 litre pots  6.50 each  
  Timperley Early    
  Sea Buckthorn 2 litre pots  15 each  
  Askola Female, orange berries  
  Pollmix Male, to ensure you get fruit !  
  Tayberry 3 litre pots  8 each Blackberry x Raspberry
    Large dark red fruits late July to August  
  from November to March we have a much bigger range of soft fruit bare-rooted
See our Bareroot Page