Fan-shaped fruit tree

This Orchard Pack comprises two pre-trained trees. These trees are suitable for planting along a wall or a fence, a pergola, or as a separation between two garden areas. The trees have been tied out and trained on a bamboo frame. The choices available are trees pre-trained as an espalier, fan, or cordon. We recommend planting these trees with the bamboo frame in position. By late August, the ties can be loosened and the bamboo frame taken away. That is the right time to spread the branches sideways. Click here for further details on tree training.

Price of two pre-trained trees

The price of the Pre-trained Orchard Pack (two trees) is £68 plus £16 post & packaging. As pre-trained trees are usually in short supply, due to strong demand, we strongly recommend pre-ordering this Orchard Pack during the summer and autumn months. Delivery will take place when the trees are fully dormant again, usually from late November to the end of March. For good results this is also the best time to plant.

Apples, pears and cherries are very suitable for training purposes. Plums and quinces less so.

Many available varieties

We can provide a range of apple, pear, plum, peach, nectarine, apricot, fig and cherry varieties as pre-trained trees. Simply choose from our list of varieties and write the varieties that you would like in the “Special Instructions, local conditions, your selection of tree types or varieties” field in the form below.

Well-developed trees

The trees are 2-3 years old, chosen for their suitability for training and delivered pre-trained on a small bamboo frame. In the nursery, our trees reach a height of 6 to 8 feet, depending on the variety of the fruit tree. In order to ensure good regrowth, after lifting we like to cut the trees back to 5 feet. In our experience, this will give best results in the first year of re-establishment on the new site. In addition, this format prepares the tree for transport and delivery without sustaining damage.

Your provisional order

To order your Pre-trained Orchard Pack for Cordon, Espalier and Fan-shaped Trees, just send us an e-mail or use the form below, stating your variety preferences and your location (all trees are site specific). We will respond, informing you of the availability and suitability of your selected varieties. During the summer months from April to the end of November, you can place an order for pre-trained trees that will be delivered in the planting season from December to March. In any case, orders must be paid for in advance, and we need your full address to complete your booking correctly.

Delivery

We deliver trees to all addresses in the UK. 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. Please click here for important information on tree staking.

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. You can plant trees from December to April. Follow this link for more information on tree training.

Enquiries

If you would like further information or advice about our Pre-Trained Orchard Pack for Cordon, Espalier and Fan-Shaped Trees, just contact us by phone, 01379 870759, or by email at enquiries@realenglishfruit.co.uk

Provisional Order Form

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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.

Pre-Trained Orchard Pack (2 trees) for Cordon, Espalier and Fan-Shaped Trees, at £68 plus £16 packaging and postage.

Special Instructions, local conditions, your selection of tree varieties, and training format (cordon, espalier or fan-shaped)

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