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From Chris Murphy writing in the Sunday East Kent Digital Edition of 24/10/2010:-
The Campaign for the Protection of Rural England reports that in the last decade the UK has lost 31% of its apple orchard land; in the last 25 years more than 1/2 our apple orchards have disappeared. Between 1946 and 2003, 92% of orchard land disappeared in Kent county, and from 1999 to 2003, the net loss per year was 1.8%.

Every year Britons consume 680,000 tonnes of apples, but just 1 in 3 apples are British, despite the fact the climate in the UK can support 2,300 varieties.

Common Ground said "Since the 60's, Kent lost 80% of its orchard land. The reason so many have been lost is because the economics haven't been working because so many superstores have been buying the cheapest, and importing them from Chile, South Africa, Australia and New Zealand at the height of our UK season from July to March. Many varieties are suitable for short-term storage, making UK produced apples available for much of the year."

Sally Roger, of the Brogdale Collections in Faversham, said: "Thousands of acres of orchards and many heritage varieties of apples, pears, plums and cherries have disappeared from Kent over the last few decades as shoppers have demanded more perfect looking fruit all year round from supermarkets."

You can select one of 8 APPLES by clicking on the thumbnail in

  • Blossom Colour
  • Foliage Colour
  • Eventual Shape of Container Grown Apple Tree
  • Eventual Shape of Bare Root Apple Tree
  • Apple Fruit Colour or
  • Apple Trees in Bed Picture Comparison Pages from the menu on the right

or by clicking on the Apple Tree Name in the list below.

Site Map for Apple Tree Description pages and Comparison pages
acid-3-oct-cooking-BRAMLEYS SEEDLING
acid-3-sep-dessert:cooking-JAMES GRIEVE
sweet-3-oct-dessert:cooking- HOWGATE WONDER
sweet-3-sep-dessert-MERTON WORCESTER
sweet-4-oct-dessert-GALA
tart-1-sep-crab-DARTMOUTH
tart-2-sep-crab-GOLDEN HORNET
tart-2-oct-crab-JOHN DOWNIE
Top Fruit Gallery Introduction
APPLE WHITE BLOSSOMS
APPLE GREEN FOLIAGE
CONTAINER: 2 FEET HIGH APPLE STEPOVER Page 1
CONTAINER: 6 FEET HIGH PATIO APPLE TREE Page 1
CONTAINER: 6 FEET HIGH APPLE BUSH Page 1
CONTAINER: 6 FEET HIGH APPLE CORDON Page 1
CONTAINER: 6 FEET HIGH APPLE ESPALIER Page 1
CONTAINER: 6 FEET HIGH APPLE FAN Page 1
CONTAINER: 15 FEET HIGH APPLE BUSH Page 1
CONTAINER: 18 FEET HIGH APPLE BUSH Page 1
CONTAINER: 18 FEET HIGH APPLE HALF STANDARD Page 1
BARE ROOT: MAIDEN APPLE M27 FOR TRAINING Page 1
BARE ROOT: MAIDEN APPLE M9 FOR TRAINING Page 1
BARE ROOT: MAIDEN APPLE M26 FOR TRAINING Page 1
BARE ROOT: MAIDEN APPLE MM106 FOR TRAINING Page 1
BARE ROOT: MAIDEN APPLE M25 FOR TRAINING Page 1
BARE ROOT: 6 FEET HIGH APPLE BUSH Page 1
BARE ROOT: 6 FEET HIGH APPLE CORDON Page 1
BARE ROOT: 10 FEET HIGH APPLE BUSH Page 1
BARE ROOT: 15 FEET HIGH APPLE BUSH Page 1
BARE ROOT: 18 FEET HIGH APPLE HALF STANDARD Page 1
BARE ROOT: 18 FEET HIGH APPLE BUSH Page 1
BARE ROOT: 30 FEET HIGH APPLE STRAIGHT LEAD Page 1
APPLE GREEN FRUIT COLOUR
APPLE RED FRUIT COLOUR
APPLE YELLOW FRUIT COLOUR
GARDEN PICTURES
Site Map for Top Fruit Individual Plants

In this economic climate of 2006-2013, I can fully understand why mail-order nurseries throughout the world are unwilling to receive free advertising of their plants through the sharing of photos and growing details to the home-owner, but being an idiot:-

I am requesting the donation of the following colour photographs of plants for display in this section:-

  • Flower - to show the shape and colour of the whole flower.
  • Foliage - to show the shape of the leaf and its colour. If its colour changes in the year, then a picture of each changed colour.
  • Form - to show the natural shape/growth habit of the whole apple tree. Since the plant is deciduous, then one with foliage and one without.
  • Fruit - to show the shape and colour of the whole apple produced after it has flowered.
  • Flower Bed - to show the overall effect of a group of apple trees together, preferably with the names of each of the trees displayed.

Each main photograph will be displayed in a 150 x 150 pixels graphic item. Each thumbnail photograph will be displayed in 50 x 50 pixels graphic item. Freeway allocates 72 pixels per inch. The photographs require to be in JPEG Format and sent to Chris Garnons-Williams at 1 Eastmoor Farm Cottages, Moor Street, Rainham, Kent, ME8 8QE England.

Please give the Latin name of the plant and your contact details (It would be preferable that it is either your website or email address rather than your phone number). These will then appear with the relevant photograph. If you happen to be a Nursery, then this link could provide a means for people to get that apple tree.

 

Nurseries that grow and sell plants to the Public:-

Ken Muir Ltd, Honeypot Farm, Rectory Road, Weeley Heath, Clacton-on-Sea, Essex. CO16 9BJ. Tel: 08707 479111. Email: info@kenmuir.co.uk. Website: www.kenmuir.co.uk grow soft fruit and top fruit plants. They provide a 175 page handbook packed with the most up-to-date comprehensive information on all aspects of fruit growing free with the first fruit stocks order (Grow Your Own Strawberries will be supplied instead with your order of strawberry plants).

Trees for Life, Frank P. Matthews, Berrington Court, Tenbury Wells, Worcestershire. WR15 8TH. Tel: 01584 810214 Email: enquiries@fpmatthews.co.uk Website: www.frankpmatthews.com grow soft fruit and top fruit plants.

Marshalls, S.E. Marshall & Co, Alcondbury Weston, Huntingdon, Cambs. PE28 4HY. Tel: 01480 443390. Website: www.marshalls-seeds.co.uk sell seeds and plants.

 

It is a shame that British shoppers do not buy UK produced fruit, but if the British Public are prepared to put up with a Dairy Farmer being paid 3 pence less per litre of milk than it costs them to produce it and then for the suppliers between them and the consumer to charge 40 pence per litre extra, then how can we get the British Public to realise that if they do not support their own agriculture, then we shall lose it.

The British Public also has to pay to cross the M25 Dartford Crossing years after the toll has paid for it (the government imposed the toll to pay for the crossing and stated that the toll would be removed once it was paid for, which it was in 7 years) and that charge will be increased in the next 2 years (October 2010).

 

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Introduction

BLOSSOM COLOUR
Other Colours
(o)White

FOLIAGE COLOUR
(o)Green

HEIGHT WITH SHAPE OF CONTAINER GROWN APPLE TREE
(o)2 feet StepOver
(o)6 feet Patio Fruit Tree
(o)6 feet Bush
(o)6 feet Cordon
(o)6 feet Espalier
(o)6 feet Fan
(o)15 feet Bush
(o)18 feet Bush
(o)18 feet Half Standard

HEIGHT WITH SHAPE OF BARE ROOT APPLE TREE
(o)Maiden M.27
(o)Maiden M.9
(o)Maiden M.26
(o)Maiden MM.106
(o)Maiden M.25
(o)6 feet Bush
(o)6 feet Cordon
(o)10 feet Bush
(o)15 feet Bush
(o)18 feet Half-Standard
(o)18 feet Bush
(o)30 feet Straight Lead

FRUIT COLOUR
(o)Green
Other Colours
(o)Red
(o)Yellow

BED PICTURES
(o)Garden Pictures
 

To ensure that the apple blossom is pollinated by the bees, then another apple tree from the same or adjacent flowering group ( Group 1 with Group 1 or 2, Group 2 with Group 1 or Group 3, etc ) should be present within a short distance. Further details in Introduction Page.

The list of Apple Trees is in alphabetical order with the
Acid/Sweet Taste - Flowering Group - Month of Picking in UK - Apple Type - Apple Name

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Acid/Sweet Taste

Flowering Group

Apple

Month of Picking in UK

Apple Type

Apple Name INDEX link to Apple Description Page

Acid

3

malusbramleyfrusinglefoord1a

October

Cooking

Bramley's Seedling

Acid

3

malusjamesgrievefrutfoord

September

Dessert: Cooking

James Grieve

Sweet

3

 

October

Dessert: Cooking

Howgate Wonder

Sweet

3

malusmertonworcesterfrutfoord

September

Dessert

Merton Worcester

Sweet

4

malusgalafrutlovelidge

October

Dessert

Gala

Tart

1

malusdartmouthfrutfoord

September

Crab

Dartmouth

Tart

2

malusgoldenhornetfrutfoord

September

Crab

Golden Hornet

Tart

2

malusjohndowniefrutfoord

October

Crab

John Downie

 

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