Trained Fruit Trees

All of our trained fruit trees are available in 12L containers. Forms that require more disciplined pruning, such as espaliers, cordons
and step-overs, are produced with apples and pears that are more spur-bearing and respond well to hard pruning. Stone fruit, such
as plums, gages, apricots and peaches, prefer a lighter touch so these are only trained as fans.

Trained Fruit

Fan-trained

We grow our fans on semi-vigorous rootstocks: MM106 (Apples), Quince A (Pears), Colt (Cherries), St.Julian A and Wavit (Apricots, Damsons, Gages, Nectarines, Peaches, Plums).

Specification
Pre trained in the field or container for two year’s followed by a third year as a container grown complete with an ‘A’ frame cane support. Reasonably symmetrical in shape, fans will have a minimum of 5 shoots. Minimum height and width 1m x 1m.

Trained Fruit 2

Espalier

We grow our espaliers on semi-vigorous rootstocks: MM106 (Apples), Quince A (Pears).

Specification

Pre trained in the field or container for two year’s followed by a third year as a container grown complete with an ‘A’ frame cane support. Reasonably symmetrical in shape, espalier a minimum of 2 tiers with a central leader. Minimum height and width 1m x 1m.

Trained Fruit 3

Cordons

We grow our cordons on semi-dwarf rootstocks: M9 (Apples), Quince Eline® (Pears).

Specification
Grown in the field as a 2 year tree followed by a final year as container grown. This growing cycle involves 4 – 6 pruning operations to develop short spur bearing branches from 0.4m upwards, with a dominant central leader. Minimum height 1.4m.

Trained Fruit 4

Step-overs

We grow our step-overs on dwarf rootstocks: M27 (Apples), Quince Eline® (Pears).

Specification
(Apples and Pears only). Horizontal supported cane framework and a single tier at 0.45m x 0.50m high x 0.9m wide.

Trained Fruit 5

Family Trees

Our family trees on semi-vigorous rootstocks: MM106 (Apples), Quince A (Pears). Three varieties are selected that cross-pollinate well and offer a delicious choice of fruit.

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