Apple, pear, plum, quince, cherry, apricot, peach, nectarine, medlar and ornamental varieties

On this page, you will find a list of the fruit tree varieties that we stock, and a web form with which you can place an order. For information and photos on varieties, please go to our varieties information page.

Please note that we deliver trees when they are dormant, from December to April. Planting trees in these months gives the best possibility of success. It is a good idea to order your trees as early as possible, so that we can reserve the growing trees for you.

We recommend taking a look at our Critical Points to be followed to enable your trees to do well.

We deliver trees to all addresses in the UK. Please remember that the sooner you complete your order, the sooner you will receive your trees. The main delivery period is from December to April, when trees are dormant and so in the best possible condition for transplanting with a high success rate.

Fruit trees are site-sensitive. You choose, we advise. We make sure that the trees you select will be successful in your location. Each Pack includes a planting guide for best results. For information and enquiries, phone 01379 870759, email enquiries@realenglishfruit.co.uk

You can use the form below to browse and select varieties, or to place a provisional order for a personalized number of trees, or to specify the tree varieties in your Orchard Pack.

Once we receive your provisional order, we will respond directly with a full price and payment details.

You will then be able to complete your order with your payment. You can pay by bank transfer, account name SUFFOLK FRUIT AND TREES, account number 93222624, sort code 20-26-34. Alternatively you can send us a cheque for the amount due to:
“SUFFOLK FRUIT AND TREES”
The Orchards, Oaktree House, Braiseworth, near Eye, Suffolk, IP23 7DS.

Trees will be delivered at the best time for planting, from December to April in any year. Within those months, please state the delivery period which suits you best. Delivery can only be made after payment has been received.

For any queries, please feel free to phone us at 01379 870759, or send us an e-mail to enquiries@realenglishfruit.co.uk

Special feature trees

Here are some suggestions for varieties providing a specific type of apple:

Highly flavoured apples

Ashmead Kernel, Egremont Russet, Herefordshire Russet, Winter Wonder, Suntan, Winter Gem

Green eating apples, sweet

Greensleeves, Golden Delicious, Granny Smith.

Green eating apples, sharp

James Grieve, Sturmer Pippin, Darcy Spice.

Green cooking apples

Genadier, Lord Derby, Warner King, Bramley, Bountiful, Arthur Turner, Reverend Wilks, Annie Elisabeth.

Red and partially coloured eating apples

Spartan, Worcester Pearmain, Fiesta, Red Pippin, Lord Lambourne, Red Windsor, Red Falstaff, Discovery, Royal Gala, Kidd’s Orange Red, Chiver’s Delight, Laxton Superb, Laxton Fortune, Sunset, Winston, Cox Orange Pippin, Scrumptious, Winter Gem, Braeburn

Russet apples, whole or partial russet

Egremont Russet, Ashmead Kernel, Rosemary Russet, Duke of Devonshire, Suntan, Winter Wonder, Ellison’s Orange, Orlean’s Reinette.

General purpose apples, large

Howgate Wonder, Charles Ross, Blenheim Orange, Peasgood Nonsuch, Tom Put, Jonagold.

Mild cider apples

Katy, Greensleeves, Tom Putt

White blossom crab apples

Malus Everest

Red berry crab apples

Malus Robusta.

Crab apples for pots

Sun Rival

Crab apple jelly trees

John Downie

Would you like some help in selecting fruit tree varieties? Click here to read our basic advice on choosing fruit trees.

For each variety, you can find more information on this page. Just click on the links to read more.

Further information on how to order: click here

Web form for your provisional order

Your Name (required)

Your Email (required)

Telephone (required)

Address (required)

Trees are site-specific. This is why we need your address. This data, along with your phone number, makes it easier for us to provide a better and faster service.

Please select your required option below (required): You can order a Standard Orchard Pack at £98 plus p.&p. we can select the varieties for you, or you can select your preferred trees from the list below. (2 apple trees, 1 pear, 1 plum, and 1 greengage or cherry tree). Alternatively you can just select the trees you want to order and we will contact you by return with the price.

Special Instructions or local conditions

Make your selection from the varieties below, or just use the list for inspiration! ('send' button is at the bottom of the page)
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Apple Tree Varieties


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Cider Apple Varieties


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Pear Tree Varieties


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Quinces


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Plum Trees


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Damson Trees


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Cherry Trees


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Apricots


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Peaches


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Nectarines


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Medlar


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Figs


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Ornamental trees and plants:
Our ornamental trees are sturdy and well-developed, with side branches and a good central leader.
Please note that we are happy to supply trees when they are in stock but our stock levels of course vary throughout the year. Feel free to contact us for further information.
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Crab Apples


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Other Ornamental Trees


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Please tick box to confirm form and then 'send'

 

Advice on choosing tree varieties

Fruit growing is a long term undertaking. Fruit trees, carefully chosen and suited to the climatic conditions of the area, may live and produce good fruit for the next 50 to 70 years. Our trees are raised to the highest standards of nursery care: the status of the trees is monitored every 10 days, and the composition of the foliar nutrient sprays is consequently adjusted to keep tree health as close as possible to optimum level. We think that it would be very difficult to find healthier and stronger two- or three- year old trees.

Whilst there are many on-line retailers who will just send you trees through the post, we care very much that your trees have the best chance to flourish, crop early, and for many years to come.

We think that it could be useful to make some preliminary comments on choosing fruit trees that crop regularly and produce fruit of good flavour.
There are different requirements to take into consideration to achieve early and regular cropping:
1) Weather
2) Site
3) Soil
4) Pollination needs
5) Variety characteristics
6) Disease resistance
7) Rootstock
There are no apple varieties which can tick all the boxes. Knowledge of the weather patterns in the various areas of the UK is therefore essential, in order to plant the right varieties. However there are varieties which I would give a treble A rating. Groups of three varieties are best, as several varieties need good cross pollination. Some self-fertile varieties will perform without pollination, but all are improved by proper pollination. The ones I am going to single out all have fruits of excellent eating or cooking qualities. Secondly, these varieties also excel in producing fruits of long keeping quality.
However the right combination of these varieties needs to be made, according to the site and soil available in the different counties. Having said all this, I would put the following varieties at the top of my list. Anyone considering planting some apples should include at least two of these varieties, suitable to the area where you live.

Dessert apples:
Claygate Pearmain
Lord Lambourne
Suntan
Egremont Russet
Sunset
Braeburn
Fiesta
Saturn
Discovery

Cooking apples:
Bountiful
Annie Elisabeth
Lane Prince Albert
Grenadier
Bramley’s Seedling
Lord Derby

Dual purpose apples:
James Grieve
Blenheim Orange

Planting time:

It is a fact that the number of people visiting our website increases dramatically in the spring when people get out into the garden again, but the simple fact is that fruit trees are much more successful if planted in February and early March when they are fully dormant.

In addition, geographical factors also affect the choice of trees. For example, in the northern counties, climatic conditions are substantially different compared with East Anglia. The average temperatures during the growing season are 2 to 3 degrees lower. This results in a shorter period in which the fruit has to mature and develop its full flavour. The same applies to the West Country; here the rainfall is substantially greater compared with the east of the country. Some well known varieties of apple trees are not suitable for high rainfall areas. Other apple tree varieties are very suitable and excel. We will be able to inform you which varieties will do well, when planted in a particular location.

Planting recommendations:
When you receive your orchard pack, you will find a plastic envelope labelled “DOCUMENTS ENCLOSED” that has your address slip inside. Just take out the address slip, unfold and turn it over, and you will find the planting recommendations on the back of the same sheet.

Further help on tree variety choice

If you think that your local conditions and situation requires particular consideration as regards the choice of trees, please click here to send us an email request for our Tree Conditions Questionnaire.

Contact us: dan.neuteboom@btconnect.com

Phone 01379 870759