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

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Bare-root Fruit Trees are only available from November to March. This list shows stocks at the end of April.
Any marked 'sold out' will almost certainly be available again in the autumn when our bare-root pages are next updated

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 15 euro each  
  2 year trees, bushy 4 to 6ft 18 euro each  
  Potted Trees in 2lt Pots 1 year whips 3ft on dwarf rootstocks M27 and M9
1 year feathered 3-4ft on stronger rootstocks MM106 & MM111
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.
  rootstocks M27 = very dwarf tree  M9 = dwarf tree, M26 = small tree. MM106 =  tall tree for poor ground.  MM111= larger orchard tree.   The relative vigour of each variety also affects the eventual size.
  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  tp = tip bearer (take note when pruning)  * = triploid, 2 different pollinators required
     

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

  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 27
M 9
MM 111
   
Ashmead's Kernel   Old favourite, acid drop flavour C Dec-Mar all sold out
  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   MM 106  
Blood of the Boyne   Red with strawberry flavour A Aug-Sept all MM 106 out
  Braeburn   Red flushed, sweet and juicy, needs sunny sheltered site C Oct-Mar all sold out
Brown Crofton Good flavour, disease resistant C* Nov-Jan M 27
MM 106
MM 111
  MM 106
  Chivers Delight   Crisp, juicy, sweet honey flavour C Oct-Dec     M 26
  Cornish Aromatic   Red flushed, slight russeting, pear drop flavour C Oct-Feb     M 26
Cox’s Orange Pippin   Yellow / red, sweet and crisp B Nov-Feb   MM 106 M 26
  Crispin   (Mutsu)   Greenish yellow, crisp, sweet & juicy B* Oct-Jan     M 26
  Devonshire Quarrenden   Dark red skin, strawberry flavour England 1676 A Aug all sold out
Dick Davies Peach/red , rich taste, old Cork apple A/B Sep-Dec M 27
M9
MM 106
MM 111
   
Pic Discovery   Crimson skin, crisp and juicy, reliable B Aug-Sep   MM 106 MM 106
Pic Egremont Russet   1880 Crisp with sweet nutty flavour A Oct-Dec   MM 106  
Pic Ellisons Orange   Juicy, aniseed flavour, hardy C   Tp Sep-Oct all sold out
  Elstar   Green/yellow flushed red, Prolific, juicy, reliable, B Oct-Jan all sold out
Elstar, red   A red skinned sport of Elstar B Oct-Jan     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 all sold out
Fiesta   Like Cox but more reliable, prolific B Oct-Mar      
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 27
M 9
MM 111
   
Pic Greensleeves   Hardy with crisp tangy flavour B sf Sep-Nov all sold out
Irish Peach Small and juicy, pick and eat...delicious A Aug M 27
M 9
MM 106
   
Pic James Grieve   Yellow/orange good flavour, soft & juicy B Sep-Oct     M 26
MM 106
Jonagold   Large crisp fruit with good flavour C* Nov-Mar     M 26
MM 106
Pic Katy   Red and juicy, heavy reliable cropper B Sep-Oct   M 26
MM 106
MM 106
  Kemp Crisp, juicy, good flavour and disease resistance. Beautiful pink blossom. Armagh B/C Sep-Oct MM106
MM111
   
Pic Kerry Pippin      Small with rich fruity taste, Old Irish apple A Aug M 27
M 9
MM 106
MM 111
  MM 106
Lady's Finger of Offaly Oblong fruit, firm and sweet 1851 C Oct M9    
Lady Sudeley   Juicy with spicy flavour 1849 B Aug-Sep all sold out
Laxton's Superb   Yellow/red, sweet juicy keeps well C   Tp Nov-Feb     M 26
Lord Lambourne   Bright striped fruit juicy and aromatic A Oct-Nov all sold out
Pic Lough Tree of Wexford Small red fruit, vigourous, old Irish apple A Sept-Oct M 27
MM 106
MM 111
  MM106
  Orleans Reinette   Sweet fruit, France c1700s, keeps well C Oct-Jan all sold out
  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, raised 1785 B Sept-Oct      
Pixie   Lots of small but delicious fruit C Nov-Mar   M 26  
Rawley's Seedling Cox-like, but more hardy and disease resistant, old Cork apple B Nov MM 9
MM106
   
  Redsleeves   Red fruits, hardy and reliable B psf Sep-Nov     M 26
Reid's Seedling Large, sweet & juicy, Armagh late 1800s C Oct-Nov all sold out
  Ribston Pippin   Sweet, aromatic, crisp fruit with yellow/red flush A* Sep-Jan      
Pic Ross Nonpareil Firm flesh with fennel flavour, A Nov-Jan M 27
MM 106
MM 111
  MM 106
Royal Gala   Small red fruits, excellent flavour B Oct-Jan      
Sam Young
syn Irish Russet
Delicious little apple of the highest quality B Nov-Feb MM 106
MM 111
  MM 106
Scarlet Crofton Dark red flush, sweet & spicy, Sligo 1500 A/B Sep-Nov MM 106
MM 111
  MM 106
Spartan                          Dark red fruit, sweet and crisp B Nov-Jan all sold out
  Sunset   Like Cox but hardier B Oct-Dec     MM 106
Tydeman's Late Orange   Aromatic, Cox-like fruit excellent for storage C Oct-Apr all sold out
Pic Worcester Pearmain     Delicious orange red fruit, reliable 1874 B Sep-Oct   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
Pic Ballyfatten Large & firm, excellent for baking.Old Irish B Oct-Dec M 27
MM 106
MM 111
  MM 106
Ballyvaughan Seedling Sweet and Crisp B Nov M 27
MM 106
MM 111
  MM 106
Blenheim Orange   1800's dry nutty flavour C* Nov-Jan     M 26
Pic Charles Ross   Old favourite large and colourful. ok on lime B Oct-Jan   MM 106  
  Crawley Beauty   Red flushed orange, cooks to puree. D Oct     M 26
Kilkenny Pearmain Sweet and crisp, Old Irish apple B Sept MM 106
MM 111
  MM 106
Peasgood Nonsuch   Old variety, huge golden fruits A Sep-Nov all sold out
                 
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      
Arthur Turner    Large fruits, hardy, lovely pink blossom B Sep-Oct     M 26
Bloody Butcher Deep red skin, firm white flesh B Oct-Nov M 27
MM 9
MM 106
MM 111
   
Bountiful   Large fruit, compact growth, disease resistant B Sep-Jan     M 26
Bramley Seedling  

Well known, large & juicy

B*

Oct-Mar

  M 26 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     MM 106
Early Victoria  

Cooks to sweet fluff, hardy & prolific

A

Jul-Aug

    MM 106
  Edward VII   Large green/yellow fruits, hardy D Oct-Apr all sold out
Golden Noble  

Golden cooker, excellent flavour

C

Oct-Dec

  MM 106  
Pic Grenadier  

Large early fruit, reliable

B

Aug-Sep

all sold out
Howgate Wonder  

Heavy crops of very large fruit

C

Nov-Mar

    M 26
MM 106
  Keswick Codling   Cooks to a creamy puree A Sep-Oct   M 26  
Lanes Prince Albert   Hardy compact tree, fruit keeps well C Oct-Mar   M 26  
Lord Derby   Large & green, firm flesh C Oct-Dec     M 26
  Monarch   Yellow striped dark red, good for sauce and pies B Oct-Jan      
  Munster Tulip Yellow striped carmine v. sharp (Offaly 1950) A/B Oct all sold out
  Newton Wonder   Juicy late cooker, vigorous D Oct-Mar   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 M 27
M 9
MM 106
MM 111
   
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  
  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  
  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 2yr bush  €22     St Julien A rootstock Pollinate with:

Pick & Eat

  Moorpark  SOLD OUT Reliable and very good flavour Self Fertile Late August
         
  CHERRIES 1yr  €16      2yr  €20     Colt rootstock

 

 

  Gaucher Biggareau sold out Sweet red flesh, dark skin Stella, Sunburst

Mid August

  Lapins Cherokee  2 yr only Large sweet black fruits, garden favourite self fertile Late July
  Merton Glory sold out Sweet yellow/red Cherry Morello, Stella, Sunburst

Late June

Pic Morello      sold out Cooking cherry,  hardy good on north walls self fertile August
  Nabella 2yr only Improved Morello, large fruit heavy crops self fertile Late June
Pic Stella 1yr and 2yr Dark red, sweet, juicy & reliable self fertile Late July
  Sunburst     2yr only Large black fruit, sweet  & great flavour self fertile Early July
  Vega 1yr only Very large white Cherries Lapins or Stella Late July
           
  FIGS  Ficus carica   please see Soft Fruit    
           
Pic MEDLARS    Mespilus germanicacus self fertile  
  Dutch Monstrous 3ft+   16  Unusual small russet brown fruits, use in jellies when 'bletted' Autumn
  Mespilus germanica 3ft bareroot, not grafted   € 10  
         
  MULBERRY pot 3ft 18 Morus nigra    Squashy black fruits, self fertile  
         
  PEACHES 2yr bush   22      Peaches are best grown under protection and hand pollinated
  Amsden ( 1 left) Ripens early, creamy flesh, good flavour self fertile mid July
  Peregrine Sold Out Great flavour reliable the best for outdoors self fertile early August
         
  PEARS 1yr old  € 15    2yr old  18     rootstock Quince A

Pollination Group

Pick / Use

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

late sept / october

Pic Williams sold out V juicy, regular good cropper group B/C

aug / sept

  Perry Pears  

 

 

 

  Brandy 1yr only 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

  Avalon   sold out Purple/red dessert plum self fertile, group B mid to late Aug
  Cambridge Gage  sold out Small sweet yellow green fruit. v reliable self fertile, group B late Aug
  Coe's Golden Drop 2yr only Juicy yellow fruit, absolutely superb ! group B August
  Czar 1yr only Hardy dark purple cooker self fertile, group C late July
Pic Denistons Superb  1yr only Large sweet fruit. hardy self fertile, group B late Aug
  Early Transparent Gage sold out Very sweet melting golden flesh, reliable self fertile, group B early Aug
Excalibur 1yr only Large yellow/red, sweet partially s/f,  group B August
Jubilee Plum  1yr only Blue/black dual purpose plum self fertile, group C late Aug/early Sep
Pic Marjories Seedling 2yr only Purple dual-purpose plum self fertile, group D Sept-Oct
Old Greengage sold out Sweet aromatic green fruit partially s/f,  group C late Aug
Opal 1yr only Red skin, yellow flesh, sweet self fertile, group B late July
    Also available on dwarf Pixy rootstock. Please see below    
Oullins Golden Gage sold out Large dual-purpose gage self fertile, group C mid Aug
Purple Pershore 1yr only Excellent cooker self fertile, group C mid Aug
  Reeves sold out One of the best flavoured red plums group B late Aug
  Sanctus Hubertus sold out Large purple blue fruit ripens early self fertile, group B July
Pic Victoria 2yr only Dual purpose quality red plum self fertile, group B late Aug
    Also available on dwarf Pixy rootstock. Please see below    
  Warwickshire Drooper  sold out Large, juicy yellow fruit   self fertile, group B mid Aug
Yellow Pershore 1yr only Golden-yellow cooker self fertile, group C mid Aug
  Damsons        
  Farleigh  2yr only Small blue/black fruit, good in the north self fertile, group B September
Pic Merryweather 2yr only Sharp, for cooking, jam & wine self fertile, group B late Sept
    Also available on dwarf Pixy rootstock. Please see below    
Shropshire Prune 1yr only One of the best damsons self fertile, group C early Sept
         
  Plums & Damsons on Dwarf rootstock 'Pixy'   1 year old  € 20    
  Opal   Red skin, yellow flesh, sweet self fertile, group B late July
  Victoria   Dual purpose quality red plum self fertile, group B late Aug
  Damson Merryweather   Sharp, for cooking, jam & wine self fertile, group B late Sept
       
  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
  Vranja 2lt pot & bare-root Very fragrant, pale green, large fruit, ripen golden yellow self fertile
  Cydonia ob. d'Angers bare-root 7       not grafted, small pear shaped fruits, 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  Prunus x persicoides 'Robijn'  2yr   22    SOLD OUT self fertile
     
  COBNUTS and FILBERTS   10 each, any 10 for   80
Corylus avellana and maxima
Pollinate with:
  Butlers Cob  SOLD OUT Heavy cropper, large nuts, vigorous partially self fertile, Cosfords
  Cosford's Cob SOLD OUT Heavy crops of  large oblong nuts,  good sweet flavour self fertile, good pollinator
  Nottingham Cob SOLD OUT   (Pearson's Prolific) Reliable crops of medium-sized nuts, good flavour Cosford & Hall's Giant
  Webb's Prize Cob  SOLD Large clusters of pale brown nuts with a sweet flavour Cosford, Hall's Giant & Nottingham
       
  Red Filbert  SOLD OUT Purple/red leaves and catkins. Large crops of good flavoured nuts  
  Halls Giant, Filbert  SOLD
(Giante de Halles)
Large nuts with sweet flavour Butler, Cosford & Nottingham
  Sorry, all bareroot Cobnuts and Filberts now sold out. We will have more in the autumn.
  Cosfords and Webbs Prize Cob are available in 5lt pots, 2ft branchy at 15 euro each
  Purple Filbert (still in stock) 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      
           

 

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