- Which fruit trees for the Scottish climate?
I had a pear tree that was a ‘beth’ in my old house in Prestwick was bloody prolific
Also had a couple of plum trees in that garden, were a bloody nightmare with wasps, I wouldn’t grow them again. I have a ‘katy’ apple tree in this house that is doing well. I didn’t have another pear tree, staying in an urban area, I don’t think pollination is an issue Dan.Posted 3 years agomatt_outandaboutSubscriber
I’ve used these guys for supplying orchards for schoos – really, really helpful.Posted 3 years agoratadogSubscriber
As above, find a local specialist grower. In North Yorks I went for Rogers in Pickering and took their advice of what would work best, helped by the fact that they were growing the plants 20 miles down the road.
Conference is the commonest self fertile although even that will benefit from the chance of cross pollination. Other varieties are self sterile and need another tree to pollinate from and nurseries list pollination groups so you can pick trees that will be in blossom at the same time.Posted 3 years agostevemuzzyMember
We have in our garden. Plum= does mega well. Pear=3 years, no fruit about to get binned Apple=4 or 5 per year that get to a decent size so is on a sticky wicket plus various berries, blue=doing well , redcurrant=produces too much loganberry=decent as well as rasps and strawberries that do well. All in a sheltered garden in stirling. I think a lot depends on the tree but the plum is just abeast with no maintenacePosted 3 years ago
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