Future Forests: Tree Fruit and Nuts  bare-root & in 2lt pots  Available by Mail Order.  Updated 14th. October 2014.

Lough Tree of WexfordDoyenne du ComiceVictoria PlumsRoss NonpareilMorello Cherry

We are now taking orders for the 2014-15 planting season and expect to offer the following Fruit Trees from November
Some varieties are only available in limited numbers so early booking is advisable

For Fruit in containers that can be planted now, please see
Potted Fruit
  APPLE TREES ~ Eaters, Dual Purpose, Cookers and Cider apples      
  Bare-root Trees 1 year old maidens 3ft on rootstocks M26 or MM106 15 euro each  
  2 year trees, bushy 4 to 6ft  on rootstocks M26 or MM106 18 euro each  
  Potted Trees in 2lt Pots 1 year whips 3-4ft on rootstocks M27, M9 or MM106 15 euro each  
   

Quantity Discount: 20 euro off when buying 10 or more trees

 
  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      M9 = dwarf tree   (both need permanent staking)
M26 = small tree.             MM106 =  tall tree for poor ground. 
The relative vigour of each variety also affects the eventual size.
We also have some Traditional Irish Apple varieties on MM111 for larger orchard trees. Please ask  

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 Traditional Orchard schemes: AEOS, REPS 4 or CMS....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 (take 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 potted 1 year old bareroot 2 year old bareroot
Ard Cairn Russet Red/yellow, dry, firm and sweet, old Cork variety A/B Oct-Feb M 9
MM 106
   
Ashmead's Kernel  AGM   Old favourite, acid drop flavour C Dec-Mar     M 26
  Bardsey the 'sainted' apple   Pink/cream, lemon scent, refreshing, pick & eat B Sep   M26 M 26
Beauty of Bath   Red/yellow, sweet and juicy A   Tp August   MM 106 MM 106
  Ben's Red   Small juicy red apple, good scab resistance B Oct   M26  
Blood of the Boyne   Red with strawberry flavour A Aug-Sept   MM 106  
  Braeburn   Red flushed, crisp, sweet and juicy, needs sunny sheltered site C psf Oct-Mar   M 26  
Brown Crofton Good flavour, disease resistant C* Nov-Jan     MM 106
  Cavan Sugarcane Golden yellow skin, crisp and sweet B Sep-Oct M 27
M 9
   
  Chivers Delight   Crisp, juicy, sweet honey flavour, keeps well C Oct-Dec   M 26 M 26
  Cornish Aromatic   Red flushed, slight russeting, pear drop flavour C Oct-Feb   M 26 M 26
  Cornish Gillyflower   Dark red stripes over gold, rich flavour B Oct-Nov   M 26  
Cox’s Orange Pippin   Yellow / red, sweet and crisp B Nov-Feb   M 26
MM 106
M 26
MM 106
  Crispin   (Mutsu)   Greenish yellow, crisp, sweet & juicy B* Oct-Jan     M 26
  Devonshire Quarrenden   Dark red skin, strawberry flavour England 1676 A Aug   M 26 M 26
Dick Davies Peach/red , rich taste, old Cork apple A/B Sep-Dec M 27
MM 106
   
Pic Discovery   AGM   Crimson skin, crisp and juicy, reliable B Aug-Sep   MM 106 MM 106
Pic Egremont Russet  AGM   1880 Crisp with sweet nutty flavour A Oct-Dec   MM 106 MM 106
Pic Ellisons Orange  AGM   Juicy, aniseed flavour, hardy C sf   Sep-Oct   MM 106  
Elstar, red   Heavy crops of juicy apples, Keeps well B Oct-Jan   MM 106 MM 106
  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 potted 1 year old bareroot 2 year old bareroot
  Falstaff, red   Sweet crisp fruit. Disease resistant frost tolerant B psf Oct-Jan   MM 106 MM 106
Fiesta    AGM   Like Cox but more reliable, prolific B Oct-Mar   MM 106 MM 106
George Cave   Green flushed red, heavy reliable crops A August     M 26
Gibbon's Russet Cidery taste, firm sharp flesh, Cork 1897 A/B Sep-Dec M 9
MM 106
   
  Green Chisel Crisp & crunchy, juicy white flesh. Co Donegal B Sep-Oct   MM 106  
Pic Greensleeves AGM   Hardy with crisp tangy flavour B sf Sep-Nov   MM 106  
Irish Peach Small and juicy, pick and eat...delicious A Aug M 27
MM 106
MM 106  
Pic James Grieve   Yellow/orange good flavour, soft & juicy B Sep-Oct   MM 106 MM 106
Jonagold   Large crisp fruit with good flavour C* Nov-Mar     MM 106
Pic Katy   Red and juicy, heavy reliable cropper B Sep-Oct   MM 106 M 26
MM 106
  Keegans Crab Large green fruit, crisp and sweet. Armagh C Tp Oct-Feb MM 106    
  Kemp Crisp, juicy, good flavour and disease resistance. Beautiful pink blossom. Armagh B/C Sep-Oct M 9
MM 106
   
Pic Kerry Pippin      Small with rich fruity taste, Old Irish apple A Aug M 27
M 9
  MM 106
Lady's Finger of Offaly Oblong fruit, sweet flesh 1851 C Oct M9   MM 106
  Laxton's Fortune  AGM   Bred from Cox but sweeter & more reliable B/C Sep-Oct   M 26  
Laxton's Superb   Yellow/red, sweet juicy, tolerant of cold sites C   Tp Nov-Feb     M 26
Lord Lambourne  AGM   Bright striped fruit juicy and aromatic A Oct-Nov   MM 106 MM 106
Pic Lough Tree of Wexford Small red fruit, vigorous, old Irish apple A Sept-Oct M 27   MM106
  Peche Melba Pink/orange, peach like flesh but sharp flavour
Kilkenny early 1900s
A/B Aug-Sep MM 106    
  Pitmaston Pine Apple   Small conical fruit, honey flavour, raised 1785 B Sept-Oct   M 26 M 26
Pixie   AGM   Lots of small but delicious fruit, great for kids C Nov-Mar   M 26 M 26
Rawley's Seedling Cox-like, but more hardy and disease resistant, old Cork apple B Nov MM106    
  Red Devil   Excellent garden variety and good for juicing B/C sf Sep-Dec     MM 106
Pic Ross Nonpareil Gold brown russet, good flavour, Meath 1802 A Nov-Jan MM 106   MM 106
Royal Gala   Small red fruits, excellent flavour B Oct-Jan     M 26
Sam Young
syn Irish Russet
Delicious little apple of the highest quality B Nov-Feb M 9
MM 106
MM 106 MM 106
Scarlet Crofton Dark red flush, sweet & spicy, Sligo 1500 A/B Sep-Nov     MM 106
Spartan                          Dark red fruit, sweet and crisp, white flesh B Nov-Jan   M 26  
  Sunset   AGM   Like Cox but hardier, heavy crops B Oct-Dec   MM 106 MM 106
Tydeman's Late Orange   Aromatic, Cox-like fruit excellent for storage C Oct-Apr   M 26 M 26
  Widow's Friend Very juicy, soft, sweet white flesh Co Armagh B Sep-Oct   MM 106  
  Winston   Sweet yet sharp, aromatic & nutty C pTp Oct-Mar   MM 106  
Pic Worcester Pearmain AGM   Delicious orange red fruit, reliable 1874 B Sep-Oct   MM 106 MM 106
                 
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 potted 1 year old bareroot 2 year old bareroot
Pic Allington Pippin   Yellow flushed red, pineapple flavour B/C Sep-Dec     M 26
American Mother   Sweet and juicy, needs sun C Oct-Nov   M 26 M 26
Pic Ballyfatten Large & firm, excellent for baking.Old Irish B Oct-Dec M 9
MM 106
  MM 106
Ballyvaughan Seedling Sweet and Crisp B Nov M 27   MM 106
Blenheim Orange   AGM   1800's dry nutty flavour C* Nov-Jan   M 26 M 26
Pic Charles Ross   AGM   Old favourite large and colourful. ok on lime B Oct-Jan   MM 106 MM 106
  Crawley Beauty   Red flushed orange, cooks to puree. D Oct     M 26
  Greasy Pippin Smooth skin, needs little sugar when cooked and sweetens well in store B Sep-Nov M 27
M 9
   
Kilkenny Pearmain Sweet and crisp, Old Irish apple B Sept M 9   MM 106
  Mrs Perry Creamy white flesh, crisp B Sep M 9
MM 106
   
Peasgood Nonsuch  AGM   Old variety, huge golden fruits A Sep-Nov   M 26  
                 
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 potted 1 year old bareroot 2 year old bareroot
Annie Elizabeth   Golden, speckled, best keeper C Dec-May   M 26 M 26
Arthur Turner  AGM   Large fruits, hardy, lovely pink blossom B Sep-Oct   M 26 M 26
Bloody Butcher Deep red skin, firm white flesh, sharp and juicy B Oct-Nov M 27
MM 9
MM 106
MM 106  
Bountiful   Large fruit, compact growth, disease resistant B Sep-Jan   M 26 M 26
Bramley Seedling  AGM  

Well known cooking apple, large & juicy

B*

Oct-Mar

  M 26
MM 106
M 26
MM 106
  Bramley Clone 20   More compact, excellent garden tree heavy crops

B*

Oct-Mar

  MM 106 MM 106
Catshead   Large green fruit cooks to a sharp puree B Oct-Jan     M 26
Crimson Bramley   Crimson form of the well known Bramley B* Oct-Mar   M 26 MM 106
Early Victoria  

Cooks to sweet fluff, hardy & prolific

A

Jul-Aug

  MM 106 MM 106
  Ecklinville Large apples great for baking, Co Down 1800 B Oct-Dec   MM 106  
Golden Noble  AGM  

Golden cooker, excellent sweet flavour

C

Oct-Dec

  MM 106 MM 106
Pic Grenadier   AGM  

Large early fruit, reliable and a good pollinator

B

Aug-Sep

  MM 106 MM 106
Howgate Wonder  

Heavy crops of very large fruit

C

Nov-Mar

    M 26
MM 106
  Keswick Codling   Cooks to a creamy puree, heavy crops A Sep-Oct     M 26
Lanes Prince Albert AGM   Hardy compact tree, fruit keeps well C Oct-Mar   M 26 M 26
Lord Derby   Large & green, firm flesh C sf Oct-Dec   M 26 M 26
  Munster Tulip Yellow striped carmine v. sharp (Offaly 1950) A/B Oct   MM 106  
  Newton Wonder  AGM   Juicy late cooker, vigorous D Oct-Mar   M 26 M 26
Rev Wilks           Large yellow fruits B Oct-Nov   M 26  
Uncle John's Cooker Wind resistant, red fruit hangs well on tree! B Dec M 27
M 9
MM 106
MM 106  
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 potted 1 year old bareroot 2 year old bareroot
  Camelot   Mild Bittersharp. Somerset 1934 C mid Oct   MM 106  
  Chisel Jersey   Bittersweet, red flushed fruit Somerset 1950s D sf Nov     MM 106
  Dabinette   Bittersweet, Prolific single vintage Somerset 1961 C sf Nov   MM 106 MM 106
  Dunkerton Late Sweet   Sweet apple for a fruity cider, Somerset 1940s C Nov   MM 106  
  Hereford Redstreak   Bittersharp red colour single vintage, 17th century C Nov   MM 106 MM 106
  Sweet Pethyre   Bittersweet , a fine single vintage cider Somerset C Nov   MM 106  
                 
  CRABAPPLES (Malus) 1 year grafts   €15       Excellent pollinators, fruit can be used for jellies & wines
    Golden Hornet, Gorgeous, John Downie & others. See also our broadleaf trees
  OTHER TREE FRUIT         Quantity Discount:  €20 off when buying 10 or more grafted fruit trees.
  APRICOT availability still to be confirmed Pollinate with:

Pick & Eat

         
  CHERRIES 1yr  €16      2yr  €20     Colt rootstock

 

 

  Lapins Cherokee  2 yr only Large sweet black fruits, garden favourite self fertile Late July
  Merton Glory 2 yr only Sweet yellow/red, good disease resistance Stella, Sunburst

Late June

Pic Morello     AGM 1yr and 2yr Cooking cherry,  hardy good on north walls self fertile August
  Noire de Gubin 2yr only Large sweet black cherries Merton Glory Late July
Pic Stella AGM 1yr and 2yr Dark red, sweet, juicy & reliable self fertile Late July
  Sunburst     1yr and 2yr Large black fruit, sweet  & great flavour self fertile Early July
           
  Compact Cherries Trees on rootstock 'Gisela 5'   2yr  €20    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 2yr only Dark red, sweet, juicy & reliable self fertile Late July
           
  FIGS  Ficus carica   please see Soft Fruit    
           
Pic MEDLARS    availability still to be confirmed Mespilus germanicacus self fertile
         
  MULBERRY pot 5ft 28 Morus nigra    Squashy black fruits, self fertile  
         
  PEACHES  availability still to be confirmed    Peaches are best grown under protection and hand pollinated
         
  PEARS 1yr old  € 15    2yr old  18     rootstock Quince A

Pollination Group

Pick / Use

  Beth   AGM 1yr and 2yr Melting flesh, high yields group B late aug / sept
  Beurre Hardy   AGM 1yr and 2yr Juicy, good flavour, tolerant of poor soil group B mid sept / oct
Pic Concorde   AGM 1yr and 2yr Good flavour and juicy self fertile, group C late oct / nov-dec
Pic Conference   AGM 1yr and 2yr Medium size, sweet, most reliable self fertile, group B late sept / oct-nov
Pic Doyenne du Comice AGM 1yr and 2yr Superb quality & flavour, needs warmth group C mid oct / nov-dec
  Louise Bonne Jersey AGM 1yr and 2yr White, sweet melting  flesh group A

late sept / october

  Onward   AGM 2yr only Creamy flesh, sweet and juicy, good crops group B/C but won't pollinate Doyenne de C early sep / october
Pic Williams Bon Chretien AGM 1yr and 2yr V juicy, regular good cropper group B/C

aug / sept

  Perry Pears      

 

  Brandy 1yr and 2yr Single vintage, Gloucestershire 19 century group C pick Oct
  Hellen's Early 2yr only Single vintage from Herefordshire group C pick Sept
           
  PLUMS, GAGES & DAMSONS 1yr old  €16   2yr old  €20   St Julien A

Pollination Group

Use

  Cambridge Gage  AGM 1yr only Small sweet yellow green fruit. v reliable self fertile, group B late Aug
  Coe's Golden Drop 1yr and 2yr Juicy yellow Gage, absolutely superb ! group B August
  Czar  AGM 1yr and 2yr Hardy dark purple cooker self fertile, group C late July
Pic Denistons Superb AGM 1yr and 2yr Large sweet Gage. hardy self fertile, group B late Aug
  Early Transparent Gage 1yr only Very sweet melting golden flesh, reliable self fertile, group B early Aug
Jubilee Plum  1yr and 2yr Blue/black eater bred from Victoria self fertile, group C late Aug/early Sep
Pic Marjories Seedling  AGM 1yr and 2yr Purple dual-purpose plum self fertile, group D Sept-Oct
Old Greengage 1yr only Sweet aromatic green fruit partially s/f,  group C late Aug
Opal  AGM 1yr and 2yr Red skin, yellow flesh, sweet self fertile, group B late July
    Also available on dwarf Pixy rootstock. Please see below    
Oullins Golden Gage AGM 1yr only Large dual-purpose gage self fertile, group C mid Aug
Pic Victoria  AGM 1yr and 2yr Dual purpose quality red plum self fertile, group B late Aug
    Also available on dwarf Pixy rootstock. Please see below    
Yellow Pershore 1yr and 2yr Golden-yellow cooker self fertile, group C mid Aug
           
  Damsons        
  Farleigh  1yr only Small blue/black fruit, good in the north partially sf, group B September
Pic Merryweather 1yr and 2yr Sharp, for cooking, jam & wine self fertile, group B late Sept
    Also available on dwarf Pixy rootstock. Please see below    
Shropshire Prune  AGM 1yr and 2yr One of the best damsons self fertile, group C early Sept
         
  Plums & Damsons on Dwarf rootstock 'Pixy'   2 year old  € 20    
  Opal 2yr only Red skin, yellow flesh, sweet self fertile, group B late July
  Victoria 2yr only Dual purpose quality red plum self fertile, group B late Aug
  Damson Merryweather 2yr only Sharp, for cooking, jam & wine self fertile, group B late Sept
       
  Mirabelles      
  Mirabelle de Nancy 1yr old  €20 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  
    3-4ft  5 Bushy tree with white flowers and small red and yellow fruits  
       
  QUINCE Cydonia oblonga 1 yr old   € 16  Pick in October when green, store 6 weeks until they become yellow
  Meeches Prolific 2lt pot Bright golden yellow pear shaped fruit of excellent flavour self-fertile
  Serbian Gold bareroot Hardy with heavy crops, makes great quince liquor ! self fertile
  Vranja 2lt pot & bare-root Very fragrant, pale green, large fruit, ripen golden yellow self fertile
         
         
  Quantity Discount:        €20 off when buying 10 or more grafted fruit trees.
  Stocks can run out quickly: Please give 2nd. choice or your tel. no. so we can discuss possible alternatives
  NUTS    
  ALMOND     availability still to be confirmed self fertile
     
  COBNUTS and FILBERTS   10 each, any 10 for   80
Corylus avellana and maxima
Pollinate with:
  Varieties are still to be confirmed but we hope to offer the following and possibly other ones
  Nottingham Cob   (Pearson's Prolific) Reliable crops of medium-sized nuts, good flavour Cosford & Hall's Giant
  Webb's Prize Cob  Large clusters of pale brown nuts with a sweet flavour Cosford, Hall's Giant & Nottingham
       
  Red Filbert  Purple/red leaves and catkins. Large crops of good flavoured nuts  
  Halls Giant, Filbert 
(Geante de Halles)
Large nuts with sweet flavour Butler, Cosford & Nottingham
  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!
   

 

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