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Fruit Tree Catalogue

Fruit - Bareroot & 9cm Pots 

www.futureforests.ie - Last Updated 27th Jan 2018

APPLE TREES ~ Eaters, Dual Purpose, Cookers and Cider apples
Bare-root Trees 1 year old maidens 3-4ft  17 euro each
2 year trees, bushy 4 to 6ft   20 euro each
Potted Trees 1 year whips in 2lt pots 3-4ft  17 euro each
2 year trees in 4lt pots 4-5ft 20 euro each
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 (needs permanent staking)     M26 = small tree.
MM106 =  tall tree for poor ground.                              MM111 = larger orchard trees.
The relative vigour of each variety also affects the eventual size.
Traditional Irish Apples ▲ = an old Irish variety generally acceptable for planting under the new GLAS schemes:
 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)
DESSERT / EATING APPLES (no rootstock = not available in this  category) available on the rootstocks listed below
Variety  Brief Description Flower Eat/Keep 1 year old 2  year bareroot 2  year potted
Group
Ard Cairn Russet  Red/yellow, dry, firm and sweet, old Cork variety A/B Oct-Feb MM106
Bardsey  Pink/cream, lemon scent, refreshing pick & eat B Sep M 26
Beauty of Bath Red/yellow, sweet and juicy A   Tp August MM106
Ben's Red Small juicy & red,  scab resistance B Oct M 26
Blood of the Boyne Red with strawberry flavour A Aug-Sept MM106
Braeburn Red flush, crisp, sweet, juicy C psf Oct-Mar M 26
Cavan Sugarcane Golden yellow skin, crisp and sweet B Sep-Oct M 27
Dick Davies Peach/red , rich taste, old Cork apple A/B Sep-Dec all sold out
Discovery   AGM Crimson, crisp and juicy, reliable B Aug-Sep M 27     M 26  MM106 MM111
Elstar Green/yellow, juicy, reliable B Oct-Jan M 27
Elstar, red Heavy crops of juicy apples, Keeps well B Oct-Jan M 26 MM106
Falstaff  Sweet crisp fruit. Disease resistant B psf Oct-Jan M 26
Falstaff, red Like Falstaff but with red skin B psf Oct-Jan MM106 MM106
Fiesta    AGM Like Cox but more reliable, prolific B Oct-Mar M 27     M 26 MM 26   MM111
Gibbon's Russet  Cidery taste, firm flesh, Cork 1897 A/B Sep-Dec MM106 MM106
Greensleeves AGM Hardy, crisp,tangy, good pollinator B sf Sep-Nov MM106 MM106
Irish Peach Small and juicy, pick and eat A Tp Aug MM106
James Grieve Yellow/orange good flavour, soft & juicy. A good pollinator B Sep-Oct M 26 MM106
Katy Red, juicy, heavy reliable cropper B Sep-Oct M 27     M 26  MM106 M 26   MM106   MM111
DESSERT / EATING APPLES contd.                                                                           available on the rootstocks listed below
Variety  Brief Description Flower Eat/Keep 1 year old 2  year bareroot 2  year potted
Group
Keegans Crab Large green fruit, crisp, sweet. Armagh C Tp Oct-Feb MM106
Kemp Crisp, juicy, good flavour and disease resistance.  Armagh B/C Sep-Oct M 27 pot M 27
Kerry Pippin       Small with rich fruity taste A Aug MM106
Lady's Finger of Offaly Oblong fruit, sweet flesh 1851 C Oct MM106
Limelight Excellent new disease resistant green apple from Kent B Oct-Nov M 26
Lord Hindlip AGM Firm, juicy and aromatic 1896 C Oct-Dec M 26
Lough Tree of Wexford Small red fruit, vigorous A Sep-Oct M 27 pot MM106
Meridian Heavy crops, Cox like taste B Oct-Nov M 16
Red Devil Crisp, sweet, pink juice, good disease resistance B sf Sep MM106
Ross Nonpareil Good flavoured russet, Meath 1802. Holds fruit after leaf fall A Nov-Jan MM106
Rubinette Exceptional flavour crisp & juicy, needs good site B Oct-Dec M 26
Sam Young Delicious little apple of the highest quality B Nov-Feb M 27
syn Irish Russet
Spartan                         Dark red skin sweet and crisp B sf Nov-Jan M 26
Sunset   AGM Like Cox but hardier, heavy crops B sf Oct-Dec MM106 MM106
Widow's Friend V juicy soft sweet white flesh B Sep-Oct MM106
Winston Sweet yet sharp, aromatic & nutty C sf tp Oct-Mar MM106
Winter Gem Firm, crisp with aromatic flavour B Nov-Mar MM106
Worcester Pearmain AGM Delicious orange red fruit, reliable 1874 B Sep-Oct M 26 MM106
Yellow Ingestrie Small yellow, sharp fruity flavour A/B Sep-Oct M 26
DUAL PURPOSE APPLES (no rootstock = not available in this  category) available on the rootstocks listed below
Variety  Brief Description Flower Eat/Keep 1 year old 2  year bareroot 2  year potted
Group
American Mother Sweet and juicy, needs sun C Oct-Nov M 26 M 26
Ballyfatten Large & firm, excellent for baking. B Oct-Dec M 27
Ballyvaughan Seedling Sweet and crisp B Nov MM106
Greasy Pippin Smooth skin, needs little sugar  cooked and sweetens  in store B Sep-Nov M27  MM106
Kilkenny Pearmain Sweet and crisp, Old Irish apple B Sep MM106 M27  MM106
COOKING APPLES see next page
COOKING APPLES
Variety  Brief Description Flower Eat/Keep 1 year old 2  year bareroot 2  year potted
Group
Bloody Butcher Deep red skin, firm white flesh, sharp and juicy B Oct-Nov  M27 pot M 27 M27   MM106
Bramley Seedling Well known cooker large & juicy B* Oct-Mar M 26   MM106 MM106
Bramley Clone 20 More compact for smaller gardens B* Oct-Mar MM106
Ecklinville Seedling Large apples great for baking B Oct-Dec MM106 M27
Golden Noble  AGM Golden fruit, high vitamin C C Oct-Dec MM106
Grenadier   AGM Large early fruit, reliable B Aug-Sep M 26  MM106
Keswick Codling Cooks to a creamy puree A Sep-Oct M 26
Lord Derby Large & green, firm flesh C sf Oct-Dec M 26
Munster Tulip Yellow striped carmine v. sharp A/B Oct MM106
Peasgood Nonsuch   Old variety, huge golden fruits A Sep-Nov M 26
Uncle John's Cooker Wind resistant, red fruit hangs well on tree! B Dec M27  pot MM106
CIDER APPLES .                                                                           available on the rootstocks listed below
Camelot Mild Bittersharp. Somerset 1934 C mid Oct MM106
Chisel Jersey Bittersweet, red flushed fruit D sf Nov MM106
Dabinette  Bittersweet, Prolific single vintage C sf Nov MM106
Dunkerton Late Sweet Sweet apple for a fruity cider C Nov MM106 MM106
Hereford Redstreak Old bittersharp red single vintage C Nov MM106 MM106
Somerset Redstreak Excellent bittersweet, shiny red striped skin C Nov MM106
Three Counties Recent bittersweet, regular cropper A Sept MM106
Yarlington Mill Sweet to slightly bitter fom late 1800s C Oct-Nov MM106
OTHER TOP FRUIT
APRICOT 2yr tree  € 28    St Julien A 
Bredasse Medium sized fruit, excellent flavour, hardy Self fertile Aug
Early Moorpark Reliable and very good flavour Self fertile Late Aug
CHERRIES 1yr  €18      2yr  €22     Colt rootstock Available Pollinate with: Pick & Eat
Early Rivers Sweet  dark red cherry 2yr only Noir de Gubin from June
Merton Glory Sweet yellow / red Cherry 2yr only Morello, stella, sunburst late June
Morello     AGM Cooking cherry,  hardy good on north walls 1 yr only self fertile August
Stella AGM Dark red, sweet, juicy & reliable 2yr only self fertile Late July
Sunburst Sweet black cherry 1 yr only Self fertile July-Aug
Compact Cherries Trees on rootstock 'Gisela 5'  1yr  €20  ~  2yr  €24    These form a  more compact tree reaching 8 to 10ft when mature
Morello     AGM Cooking cherry,  hardy good on north walls 2yr only self fertile August
Stella AGM Dark red, sweet, juicy & reliable 1 yr only self fertile Late July
MEDLARS   2yr 5-6ft  € 25    Mespilus germanicacus self fertile Autumn
Nottingham Unusual small russet brown fruits, use in jellies when 'bletted'
MULBERRY, black  5lt pot  5-6' @ € 28      Morus nigra self fertile
PEACHES 2yr   € 28       Peaches are best grown under protection and hand pollinated
Amsden June Ripens early, creamy flesh, good flavour self fertile hand pollinate mid July
Peregrine SOLD OUT Great flavour, reliable, best for outdoors self fertile hand pollinate early aug
PEARS 1yr old  € 17    2yr old  € 20     rootstock Quince A Available as Pollination Group Pick / Use
Catillac Hardy cooking pear with lovely blossom 2 yr only group B* oct / dec
Concorde   AGM Good flavour and juicy 2 yr only self fertile,  C oct / dec
Conference   AGM Medium size, sweet, most reliable 1yr & 2yr self fertile,  B sep / nov
Doyenne du Comice Superb quality & flavour, needs warmth 1 yr only group C oct / dec
Durondeau Large golden fruit, melting flesh 2 yr only part self fertile, C oct / nov
Gorham Sweet, juicy with smooth texture 2 yr only group C oct / dec
Williams Bon Chretien AGM V juicy, regular good cropper 2 yr only group B/C aug / sept
PLUMS, GAGES & DAMSONS 1yr old  €18   2yr old  €22   St Julien A Available as Pollination Group Use
Cambridge Gage   Small sweet yellow green fruit. v reliable AGM 1 yr only self fertile,  B late Aug
Czar  AGM Hardy dark purple cooker 2 yr only self fertile,  C late July
Denistons Superb Large sweet Gage. Hardy   AGM 1yr & 2yr self fertile,  B late Aug
Early Transparent Gage  Very sweet melting golden flesh, reliable 1 yr only self fertile,  B early Aug
Jubilee Plum   Blue/black eater bred from Victoria 1 yr only self fertile,  C Aug /Sep
Marjories Seedling  Purple dual-purpose plum  AGM 1 yr only self fertile,  D Sept-Oct
Opal  AGM Red skin, yellow flesh, sweet 1 yr only self fertile,  B late July
Oullins Golden Gage Large dual-purpose gage 2 yr only self fertile,  C mid Aug
Rivers Early Prolific Dual Purpose, heavy crops dark skin, yellow flesh 1 yr only psf, group B late July
Victoria  AGM Dual purpose quality red plum 1yr & 2yr self fertile,  B late Aug
Yellow Pershore Golden-yellow cooker, excellent for jam 1 yr only self fertile,  C mid Aug
Damsons
Farleigh   Small blue/black fruit, good in the north 1 yr only partially sf,  B Sept
Merryweather Sharp, for cooking, jam & wine 2 yr only self fertile,  B late Sept
Shropshire Prune One of the best damsons 1 yr only self fertile,  C early Sept
Plums & Damsons on Dwarf rootstock 'Pixy'  1yr € 20  ~  2yr €24
Opal Red skin, yellow flesh, sweet 1yr & 2yr self fertile,  B late July
Victoria Dual purpose quality red plum 2 yr only self fertile,  B late Aug
Damson Merryweather Sharp, for cooking, jam & wine 2 yr only self fertile,  B late Sept
MIRABELLES bareroot 5-6ft   € 28
Mirabelle de Nancy Traditional in French patisseries. early sep
psf but best with Plum family from group B or wild cherry plum
QUINCE 1yr potted  € 18     Cydonia oblonga Pick green in October, store 6 weeks until  yellow
Meeches Prolific Bright golden yellow pear shaped fruit excellent flavour self fertile
Vranja Very fragrant, pale green, large fruit, ripen golden yellow self fertile
NUTS
ALMOND         2yr  € 28  
Prunus dulcis 'Robijin'   Beautiful pink blossom, nuts in good years self fertile
COBNUTS and FILBERTS   € 12 each, any 5 for  € 50  Corylus avellana and maxima
Pollinate with:
Nottingham Cob Reliable crops of medium-sized nuts, good flavour Hall's Griant
Webb's Prize Cob  Large clusters of pale brown nuts with a sweet flavour Hall's Giant & Nottingham
Red Filbert  Purple/red leaves and catkins. Large crops of good flavoured nuts
Purple Filbert Small crops but excellent flavour. Purple leaves & catkins, 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!