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Soft Fruit and Top Fruits
Strawberries, raspberries, black and red currants, gooseberries, plums, cherries, apples, pears, figs, grapes, the list is extensive. All these and more can be grown in our gardens.
In most gardens there should be room to grow at least some fruit for use in the home. They occupy the minimum of space, and you will have the pleasure of eating delicious health giving fruit.
Fruit trees and bushes will succeed in most garden soils that are not excessively acid or alkaline or in containers and are best in full sun and sheltered from cold winds.
Soft Fruit – This term includes fruit such as strawberries, raspberries, blackcurrants and gooseberries.
At Aylett Nurseries we have a large and varied stock of fruit that will produce rewarding yields, and be decorative in the kitchen garden or in the ornamental border.
In most gardens there should be room to grow at least some Soft Fruits for use in the home. They occupy the minimum of space, and you have the pleasure of eating delicious health giving fruit. Generally easy to grow, the best crops will be obtained when growing in fruit cages, as birds also enjoy the fruits. Download our Soft Fruit leaflet here
Top fruit – This term includes fruit such as plums, cherries, apples, and pears
Fruit trees will succeed in most garden soils that are not excessively acid or alkaline and are best 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. Download our Fruit Trees leaflet here
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 3 trees to ensure pollination. Apples can be pollinated by some Crab Apples (Malus), e.g. John Downie or Golden Hornet.