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  1. Pruning Currants, Gooseberries & Jostaberries

    Currants and Gooseberries are fruit plants all part of the Ribes genus. Jostaberry is a cross between two gooseberry species (R. uva-crispa and R. divaricatum) and blackcurrant (R. nigrum). White-currants (and pink-currants) are the same as redcurrants (R. rubrum). Pruning takes place when the bush is dormant, ideally in late-winter/early-spring. Some may prune in late-summer to tidy up vigorous varieties...
  2. Choosing The Perfect Cherry Fruit Tree

    When deciding on a cherry fruit tree, you have to decide on how big you want your tree. Rootstocks determine the size of you tree with dwarfing rootstocks producing smaller trees. You then have to select a variety, ideally one you like the taste of. As many will not be familiar with cherry varieties, we have made some recommendations. Grow...
  3. Pear/Quince Rootstock Guide

    Both pears and quinces are grafted onto quince rootstocks, such as “Quince A”, “Quince C”, and “Quince Eline”. The rootstocks that exert the greatest dwarfing effect will produce a 2.5-3m tall pear tree and 3m tall quince. What Are Rootstocks? A scion grafted onto a rootstock. Most fruit trees are produced from two trees attached or grafted together, with the...
  4. Why Can't I Buy A Pink Lady Apple Tree?

    It is illegal to sell ‘Pink Lady’ apple trees as the variety can only be grown under license, and the license holder - Apple and Pear Australia - refuses to license to British growers. You won’t be able to grow the tree from the apple’s seeds as they are a combination of genetic information from the variety and another apple...