Fruit - Container Specifications


 

 

12L Bush

A two year tree. Grown in the field to maiden stage followed by a final year as container grown. A minimum of 3 branches and summer prunes (according to variety) to form an evenly balanced shape with a clear stem of 0.45m.

Minimum height: 1.10m

 

 

 

 

12L Half Standard

A two year tree. Grown in the field to maiden stage followed by a final year as container grown. A minimum of 3 branches and summer pruned (according to variety) to form an evenly balanced shape with a clear stem of 0.8m.

Minimum height: 1.5m

 

 

 

12L Traditional & Duo Cordons

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 cominant central leader.

Minimum height: 1.4m

 

 

 

7L

This section contains many forms of the more specialist fruit trees such as hazels, filberts and smaller sized options of medlars, mulberries, peaches, nectarines and apricots. In each case the balance and shape of the tree is proportionate to pot size and variety vigour and habit.

 

 

 

11.5L/8.5L Terrocotta Patio

Shapes to produce a compact bush proportional to the pot, variety vigour and habit, minimum 3 branches. Where possible, very dwarf rootstocks are used such as M27 (apple), Quince C (pear) and Gisela 5 (cherry).

Minimum height 1m.

 

 

 

10L Step Over

(apples and pears only). Grown on very dwarf rootstocks M27 (apples) and Quince C (pears) with a single spur pruned tier with a horizontal supported cane framework and a single tier at 0.45m x 0.50m high x 0.9m wide.

 

 

12L Espalier Trained Fruit

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 symmeric in shape, fans will have a minimum 5 shoots, espalier a minimum of 2 tiers with a central leader.

Minimum height and width 1m x 1m.

 

 

 

 

12L Fan Trained Fruit

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 symmeric in shape, fans will have a minimum 5 shoots, espalier a minimum of 2 tiers with a central leader.

Minimum height and width 1m x 1m.

 

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