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Strawberries, raspberries, black and red currants, gooseberries, plums, cherries, apples, pears, figs, grapes, the list of soft and top fruit plants are extensive. All these and more can be grown in our gardens.
Soft fruit plants
This term includes fruit such as strawberries, raspberries, blackcurrants & gooseberries.
At Aylett Nurseries, we have a large and varied stock of soft fruit plants that will produce rewarding yields, and be decorative in a kitchen garden or in an ornamental border.
In most gardens, there should be room to grow at least some fruit for use in the home. These types of plants occupy the minimum of space, and you will have the pleasure of eating delicious healthy fruit.
Generally easy to grow, the best crops will be obtained when growing in fruit cages, as birds also enjoy the fruits.
Top fruit plants
This term includes fruit such as apples, pears, plums and cherries.
Fruit trees and bushes will succeed in most garden soils that are not excessively acid or alkaline, or in containers. They are at their best when located in full sun and sheltered from cold winds.
They are available on a variety of rootstocks which means there is a size to suit every garden.
Apples will require cross-pollination between different varieties to ensure good fruit set. We have a list of varieties available in their groups in accordance with the Royal Horticultural Society pollination table. Some varieties do not produce pollen; these are Triploids and require groups of three trees to ensure pollination. Apples can be pollinated by some Crab Apples (Malus), e.g. John Downie or Golden Hornet.
Our friendly staff are happy to assist you and provide you with further information on our range of top and soft fruit plants. Contact us on 01727 822255 or email us on firstname.lastname@example.org for more information or visit us in-store today.