Nurseries Supplying Traditional Varieties of Apples and Pears
Traditional varieties of Apples and Pears are obtainable from specialist nurseries. As demand is, unfortunately, low you may need to have particular varieties grafted to order (and accept the time delay that this means). We have prepared an updated list of suppliers of varieties of apples and pears (including cider apples and perry pears) traditional to the Welsh Marches and some beyond. Other fruits are not ignored either.
Please remember that printed catalogues cost nursery owners quite a lot of money – please check first if there is a charge for a catalogue or, at the very least, offer to send a SAE. Nowadays printed catalogues are rarer than they used to be. However, up-to-date variety lists are often available on-line.
MAN tries to keep Addresses; Telephone and FAX numbers; web and email addresses as up to date as possible. If you find any more Nurseries or Grafting/Budding services, or any discrepancies please inform us at:
Note that MAN accepts no responsibility for errors, exceptions or omissions in this list and is not necessarily recommending any of these suppliers.
Adam’s Apples of Ivy Cottages, Talaton, Exeter, Devon EX5 2SD (Tel/FAX 01404 823185) have a range of about 90 different apple varieties for sale.
The Apple Factor – Sarah Juniper, 109 Woodmancote, Dursley, Gloucestershire, GL11 4AH, Tel 01453 545675 will graft apples to order.
Bernwode Plants, Kingswood Lane, Ludgeshall, Buckinghamshire, HP18 9RB Tel 01844 237415, http://www.bernwodeplants.co.uk/ have a long and interesting list of varieties for sale. They can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org
H P Bulmer Ltd at Orcharding Dept, The Cider Mills, Plough Lane, Hereford HR4 0LE Tel 01432 294302 or 01432 294279 FAX 01432 294282 are more than happy to supply small orders (as the webmaster can testify). Obviously the range is mainly cider apples. The range varies from year to year and normally includes perry pears as well as cider apples.
Dolau-Hirion Fruit Tree Nursery at Capel Isaac, Llandeilo, SA19 7TG, 01558 668744 http://www.applewise.co.uk/ (run by MAN member Paul Davis) specialises in traditional Welsh varieties. Paul will graft trees to order and has supplied many of the trees in MAN’s orchards. They can be contacted at email@example.com
Scottish Fruit Trees, 2 Kelvinside Terrace West, Glasgow, G20 6DA, 0778 606 3918, http://www.scottishfruittrees.com/Scottish_Fruit_Trees/Welcome.html . John Hancox lists many Scottish varieties, some formerly available from MAN member John Butterworth.
Harley Nursery, Harley, Shrewsbury, Shropshire, SY5 6LN (01952) 510 241, http://www.harleynursery.co.uk/TreesShrubs/ have a wide range of modern and traditional varieties of eating and cooking apples etc. They can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org
Frank P Matthews Ltd at Berrington Court, Tenbury Wells, Worcs WR15 8TH, 01584 810214 http://www.frankpmatthews.com/ is a wholesale supplier with a wide range of varieties on an equally wide range of rootstocks; there is useful advice available on their website too. They can be contacted at email@example.com
GB-online http://www.gb-online.co.uk/prestashop/category.php?id_category=8 sells scions from a wide range of fruits, as wells as many different bare rootstocks, so that you can graft to your own requirements.
Highfield Nurseries, Bristol Road, Whitminster, Gloucester, GL2 7PB Tel 01452 740266 http://www.highfieldgardenworld.co.uk/ stocks a limited range of local varieties. Contact them at firstname.lastname@example.org
Keepers Nursery at Gallants Court, East Farleigh, Maidstone, Kent ME15 0LE (Tel/ Fax 01622 726465) was reviewed by Roy Lancaster in the September 2003 issue of The Garden (the RHS magazine) starting at page 680. Notable was the listing of Pitmaston Pine Apple which was available under the Herefordshire Fruit Tree Kit scheme a few years ago. Contact them at email@example.com
Lodge Farm Trees at Rockhampton, Berkeley, Gloucestershire GL13 9DY specialises in Gloucestershire apples and perry pears. If they do not have a variety in stock they will graft to order. Contact them at firstname.lastname@example.org
Manse Organics Ltd., The Manse, Capel Isaac, Llandeilo, Carmarthenshire, SA19 7TN sell grafted Walnut trees http://www.graftedwalnuts.co.uk/index.html and can be contacted at email@example.com
Pomona Fruits Ltd, Pomona House, 12 Third Avenue, Walton-on-Naze, Essex CO14 8JU, telephone 01255 440410 http://www.pomonafruits.co.uk/ have a range of fruit trees and can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org .
Sheepwalk Nursery in Pembrokeshire http://www.sheepwalknurseries.co.uk/ include cider apples and perry pears amongst their range of top and soft fruit. They also sell on eBay under the nickname gardenman99 and can be contacted at email@example.com
Will Sibley, 32 Grassmead Avenue, Leigh-on-Sea, Essex, SS9 3LA. Tel. 01702-479921 is reported to be a specialist peach nurseryman.
Thornhayes Nursery at St Andrews Wood, Dulford, Cullompton, Devon EX15 2DF (Tel 01884 266746, Fax 01884 266739) http://www.thornhayes-nursery.co.uk/ have a wide range of fruit and nut trees. Contact them at firstname.lastname@example.org
Tom Adams’ Fruit Tree Nursery at Fron Uchaf, Lower Barn, Weston Rhyn, Oswestry, Shropshire, SY10 7NQ, 01691 777512 / 07776 498936, http://www.tomtheappleman.co.uk/, specialises in varieties that are proven to grow in the Welsh Marches area and on combinations of (semi-)dwarfing root and stem stocks. Tom has also instructed on MAN’s grafting courses and will graft to order. He can be contacted at email@example.com
Walcot Organic Nursery at Lower Walcot Farm, Walcot Lane, Drakes Broughton, Pershore, Worcs WR10 2AL (Tel 01386 553697, FAX 01905 841587) http://walcotnursery.co.uk/ have a wide range of fruit and nut trees. They can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org
Welsh Apple Trees http://www.welshappletrees.com/index.html is a specialist mail order fruit tree nursery near Lampeter. As well as stocking a number of Welsh varieties and cider apples they offer a grafting service. They can be contacted at email@example.com
Welsh Mountain Orchards, Prospect Orchard. Newchapel. Llanidloes. Powys SY18 6JY Wales (07790071729 & 07790071729) http://welshmountaincider.com/ is a high altitude (>300m) apple and pear tree nursery (near Llanidloes in mid Wales) stocking over 400 varieties of cider, perry, eating and cooking fruit (including many traditional varieties) including from Wales and the West Country.
They specialize in grafting and propagating hardy vigorous trees which are grown without the use of artificial fertilizers or pesticides and which thrive at altitude and in wet and windy conditions. They can be contacted at http://welshmountaincider.com/
John Worle Ltd, The Orchards, Norton Canon, Hereford, HR4 7BQ, 07769 801394, http://www.johnworle.co.uk/ is a specialist nursery for cider apples and perry pears. John is happy to supply single specimens up to thousands. They can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org