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UK-
wide
FRUIT TREES - Apples 1 Year Maiden
Rootstock
2 Year Bush
Rootstock
Year
introduced
Place
Pollination Group MALUS - DESSERT APPLE Season Uses MM106 M26 Trained MM106 M26
No 5 Ashmead's Kernel Dec-Feb D 1700 Glos. UK
H Yes 3 Beauty of Bath August D 1864 Somerset, UK
No T (3) Blenheim Orange Nov-Feb D/C EF 1740 Oxon. UK
No 3 Braeburn Oct-Mar D EF 1952 New Zealand
H Yes 3 Charles Ross Sept-Nov D/C EF 1890 Berks. UK
No 4 Chivers' Delight Nov-Jan D 1920 Cambs. UK
No * 3 Cox's Orange Pippin S.F. Oct-Jan D EF 1825 Bucks. UK
H Yes P 3 Discovery Aug-Sept D EF 1949 Essex, UK
H Yes P 3 Egremont Russet Oct-Dec D EF 1872 England
No 4 Ellison's Orange Sept-Oct D 1904 Lincs. UK
No 3 Elstar Sept-Jan D EF 1972 Netherlands
H Yes P 3 Falstaff Oct-Jan D EF 1965 Kent, UK
H Yes P 3 Fiesta Oct-Mar D EF 1972 Kent, UK
H Yes 3 Fortune Sept-Oct D 1904 Beds. UK
No 4 Gala Nov-Mar D EF 1934 New Zealand
No P 4 Golden Delicious Nov-Feb D EF 1890 USA
No 3 Granny Smith Jan-April D 1868 Australia
H Yes P 3 Greensleeves Sept-Oct D/C EF 1966 Kent, UK
No 3 Idared Nov-Mar D/C EF 1935 USA
Yes P 3 James Grieve Sept-Oct D/C EF 1893 Scotland
H Yes P 3 Katy Sept-Oct D EF 1947 Sweden
No 3 Kidd's Orange Red Oct-Jan D EF 1924 New Zealand
No 4 Laxton's Superb Nov-Feb D EFH 1897 Beds. UK
Yes 2 Lord Lambourne Sept-Nov D EF 1907 Beds. UK
H No 5 Orlean's Reinette Nov-Jan D 1776 France
H Yes 4 Pinova Nov-Jan D EF 1986 Germany
No 4 Pitmaston Pine Apple Oct-Dec D 1785 Herefordshire, UK
Yes 4 Pixie Oct-Mar D EF 1947 Surrey, UK
No 3 Queen Cox Oct-Jan D EF 1953 England
H Yes 3 Red Devil Sept-Jan D 1975 Kent, UK
No 4 Red Ellison Sept-Oct D 1904 Lincs. UK
No 3 Red Windsor / Alkmene Oct-Dec D 1972 (released 2000) Kent, UK
H Yes P 3 Redsleeves Sept-Oct D/C 1986 Kent, UK
H Yes 2 Rubinette Oct-Jan D 1966 Switzerland
H Yes 3 Scrumptious Sept-Oct D 1980 England
H No P 3 Spartan Oct-Jan D EF 1926 Canada
H No 3 Sunset Oct-Dec D EF 1918 Kent, UK
H Yes 3 Tydeman's Early Worcester Aug-Sept D 1929 Kent, UK
H Yes 3 Winter Gem Oct-Mar D EF 1985 Kent, UK
H Yes P 3 Worcester Pearmain Sept-Oct D EF 1874 Worcs. UK
MALUS - DUO APPLE (2 varieties) Uses MM106 M26
* Elstar + Golden Delicious DD
* Jonagold + Golden Delicious DD
MALUS - FAMILY APPLE (3 varieties) Uses MM106 M26
* Discovery/James Grieve/Sunset DDD
* Fortune/Falstaff/Idared DDD
* Greensleeves/Falstaff/Gala DDD
* Lord Lambourne/Braeburn/Bountiful DDC
* Worcester Pearmain/Egremont Russet/Golden Delicious DDD
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wide
Pollination Group MALUS - COOKING APPLE Season Uses MM106 M26 Trained MM106 M26 Year
introduced
Place
Yes 3 Arthur Turner Aug-Oct C EF 1912 Berks. UK
H Yes 3 Bountiful Oct-Jan C EF 1900 Beds. UK
No T (3) Bramley's Seedling Oct-Mar C EFH 1809 Notts. UK
H Yes 3 Grenadier Aug-Oct C EF 1862 England
No 3 Howgate Wonder Oct-Feb C EF 1915 Isle of Wight, UK
Yes 5 Lord Derby Oct-Dec C EF 1862 Ches. UK
Yes * 4 Monarch Oct-Jan C 1888 Essex, UK
No 5 Newton Wonder Oct-Feb C EF 1887 Derby. UK
H Yes 2 Reverend W. Wilks Aug-Nov C EF 1904 Berks. UK


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FRUIT TREES - Pears, Quinces & Medlars 1 Year Maiden
Rootstock
2 Year Bush
Rootstock
Year
introduced
Place
Pollination Group PYRUS - PEAR Season Uses QuinceA QuinceC Trained QuinceA QuinceC
No 3 Beth Sept. D 1938 Kent, UK
No 4 Beurre Hardy Sept-Oct D EF 1820 France
Yes * 4 Concorde Sept-Nov D EF 1977 Kent, UK
H Yes * 3 Conference Sept-Nov D EF  P 1885 Herts. UK
No 4 Doyenn? du Comice Oct-Nov D EF 1858 France
H Yes * 5 Invincible / Fertilia Oct-Nov D <1860 Mass. USA
Yes * 3 Louise Bonne de Jersey Oct-Nov D 1780 Normandy, France
No T (4) Merton Pride Sept. D 1941 London, UK
Yes 5 Onward Sept-Oct D 1947 Surrey, UK
No 3 Packhams Triumph Nov. D 1896 New South Wales, Australia
No 3 Williams' Bon Chr?tien Aug-Sept D EFHP 1770 Berks. UK
Pollination Group CYDONIA - QUINCE Season Uses QuinceA QuinceC Trained QuinceA QuinceC
H No * Champion Oct-Nov C
H No * Leskovac / Serbian Gold Oct-Nov C
H No * Meech's Prolific Oct-Nov C USA
H No * Portugal / Lusitanica Oct-Nov C
H No * Vranja Oct-Nov C Serbia
Pollination Group MESPILUS - MEDLAR Season Uses QuinceA QuinceC Trained QuinceA QuinceC
H Yes * Nottingham Nov-Jan D/C England
Pollination Group PYRUS - DUO PEAR (2 varieties) Uses QuinceA QuinceC Trained QuinceA QuinceC
* Beurre Hardy + Williams' Bon Chrétien DD
* Clapp's Favourite + Conference DD
* Conference + Louise Bonne de Jersey DD
Pollination Group PYRUS - FAMILY PEAR (3 varieties) Uses QuinceA QuinceC Trained QuinceA QuinceC
* Williams/Comice/Concorde DDD
* Williams/Comice/Conference DDD


FRUIT TREES - Plums & Damsons 1 Year Maiden
Rootstock
2 Year Bush
Rootstock
Year
introduced
Place
Pollination Group PRUNUS - PLUM Season P.myr SJA Pixy Trained SJA Pixy
* 3 Avalon August 1980 Bristol, UK
* 3 Blue Tit August 1938 Beds. UK
* 4 Cambridge Gage August F 1927 Cambs. UK
* 3 Czar August F 1871 Herts. UK
3 Edwards September 1930 USA
* 2 Herman July 1972 Sweden
* 2 Imperial Gage / Denniston's Superb August F 1790 USA
* 4 Jubilaeum / Jubilee August F 1985 Sweden
Lizzie
* 5 Marjorie's Seedling Sept-Oct F 1912 Berks. UK
* 2 Mirabelle Golden Sphere August Ukraine
5 Old Greengage August F Armenia
* 3 Opal September F 1925 Sweden
4 Oullins Golden Gage August 1856 France
* 2 River's Early Prolific August 1820 Herts. UK
3 Seneca Early Sept. 1937 Geneva, NY, USA
* 3 Victoria August F 1840 Sussex, UK
* 4 Yellow Pershore August 1827 Worcs. UK
Pollination Group PRUNUS - DAMSON Season P.myr SJA Pixy Trained SJA Pixy Year
introduced
Place
* 4 Farleigh September 1820 Kent, UK
* 3 Merryweather September F 1907 Notts. UK
* 3 Shropshire Prune September F 17th Century England
Pollination Group PRUNUS - DUO PLUM (2 varieties) Uses SJA Pixy Trained SJA Pixy
* Bleue de Belgique + Oullin's Golden Gage DD
* Prune Damson + Mirabelle de Nancy DD


FRUIT TREES - Cherries 1 Year Maiden
Rootstock
2 Year Bush
Rootstock
Year
introduced
Place
Pollination Group PRUNUS - CHERRY Season Uses Colt Giesele 5 Trained Colt
* 3 May Duke July D/C Kent, UK
* 5 Morello July-Aug C(D) FHP Kent, UK
* 5 Nabella July-Aug C(D) FHP
4 Bigarreau Napoleon white July D P Kent, UK
2 Merton Glory white Early July D P Cambs. UK
4 White Heart white July D P Bucks. UK
* 2 Burlat black Early July D F   P
5 Colney black Mid Aug. D FHP Norfolk, UK
* 4 Kordia black July D F   P Czech
* 3 Lapins / Cherokee black Late July D F   P 1983 Summerland, British Columbia, Canada
5 Regina black July D P 1957 Germany
4 Sasha black July D P
* 4 Stella black Late July D F   P 1968 Summerland, British Columbia, Canada
* 4 Summer Sun black Late July D FHP Norfolk, UK
* 5 Sunburst black Late July D FHP 1983 Summerland, British Columbia, Canada
5 Sylvia black July D      P 1988 Summerland, British Columbia, Canada
3 Van black July D H 1944 Summerland, British Columbia, Canada
PRUNUS - DUO CHERRY (2 varieties)
* Bigarreau Napoleon + Varik's Black DD


FRUIT TREES - Apricots, Peaches & Nectarines 1 Year Maiden
Rootstock
2 Year Bush
Rootstock
Place
PRUNUS - APRICOT Season P.myr SJA Trained
* Apricot Alfred July F USA
* Apricot Early Moorpark August
* Apricot Flavorcot August F
* Apricot Golden Glow August F Worcs. UK
* Apricot New Large Early August
* Apricot Tomcot August F
PRUNUS - PEACH & NECTARINE Season P.myr Peach
seedling
K86 Trained Year
introduced
Place
* Peach Avalon Pride August F 2000 USA
* Peach Duke of York July 1902 Herts. UK
* Peach Peregrine August F 1906 Herts. UK
* Peach Rochester August 1900 USA
* Nectarine Lord Napier August 1860 Herts. UK


NUTS 1 Year Maiden
Rootstock
2 Year Bush
Rootstock
ALMONDS, COBNUTS & FILBERTS Season Uses Persica K86 Layers
* Almond Princess Sept. D/C
* Almond Robijn Sept. D/C
* Almond Sultane Sept. D/C
* Cobnut Cosford Cob Sept-Oct D/C
* Filbert Hall'sche Reissenuss Sept-Oct D/C
* Filbert Kentish Cob / Lambert's Filbert / Longue d'Espagne Sept-Oct D/C
* Filbert Purpurea / Purple filbert Sept-Oct D/C
* Filbert Rote Zellernuss / Red filbert Sept-Oct D/C
CHESTNUTS Chestnut seedling
* Chestnut Marigoule Sept-Oct D/C
* Chestnut Regal / Marsol Sept-Oct D/C
WALNUTS Walnut seedling
* Walnut Broadview Oct-Nov D/C
* Walnut Buccaneer Oct-Nov D/C
Walnut Franquette Oct-Nov D/C
* Walnut Lara Oct-Nov D/C


ORNAMENTAL TREES - Budded/Grafted 1 Year Maiden 2 Year Bush 2 Year ½ Std.
BR 3L BR 9L BR 9L
ACER
Norway Maple
platanoides Crimson King
platanoides Drummondii
BETULA
Silver Birch
nigra Heritage (River birch)
nigra Summer Cascade (Weeping river birch)
pendula Crimson Frost (Purple birch)
pendula Youngii (Weeping birch)
utilis Jacquemontii (Himalayan birch)
CATALPA bignonioides Aurea
CORYLUS avellana Contorta (Twisted Hazel)
GLEDITSIA triacanthos Sunburst
LABURNUM watereri Vossii (Golden rain tree)
CRATAEGUS
Hawthorn, May,
Quickthorn
laevigata Crimson Cloud
laevigata Paul's Scarlet
laevigata Plena
laevigata Rosea Flore Pleno
prunifolia
LIQUIDAMBAR styraciflua (Smoke gum)
LIRIODENDRON tulipifera (Tulip tree)
MALUS
Flowering
Crab apple
Butterball
Evereste
floribunda
Gorgeous
John Downie
moerlandsii Profusion Improved
Montreal Beauty
Pink Perfection
purpurea Neville Copeman
Red Glow
robusta Red Sentinel
Royal Beauty
Royalty
schiedeckeri Sun Rival
Snowcloud
zumi Golden Hornet
PRUNUS
Flowering
cherry
Accolade
Amanogawa
avium Plena
Collingwood Ingram
Fragrant Cloud
incisa The Bride
Kanzan
Kiku-Shidare-Sakura
Kursar
Okame
Pandora
pendula Pendula Rosea
pendula Pendula Rubra
Pink Perfection
Pink shell
Royal Burgundy
sargentii
sargentii Charles Sargent
serrula
Shirofugen
Shirotae / Mount Fuji
Shogetsu / Shimidsu Sakura
Snow Goose
Snow Showers
Spire
subhirtella Autumnalis
subhirtella Autumnalis Rosea
Tai Haku
tenella Firehill
Umineko
yedoensis
yedoensis Ivensii
yedoensis Shidare-Yoshino
PRUNUS
Flowering
plum
blireana
cerasifera Nigra
persicoides Spring Glow
PRUNUS
serrula stems

top-grafted
at 150cm
Accolade
Collingwood Ingram
Kiku-Shidare-Sakura
Okame
Pink Perfection
Pink Shell
Royal Burgundy
Shogetsu
Snow Showers
The Bride
yedoensis Shidare-Yoshino
PYRUS salicifolia Pendula / Willow-leaved pear
ROBINIA pseudoacacia Frisia (Golden false acacia)
SALIX
Willow
caprea Kilmarnock (Pendula) (TW-1m stem)
integra Hakuro-Nishiki (TW-1m stem)
SORBUS
Whitebeam
Mountain ash
Rowan
Apricot Queen
aria Lutescens
aucuparia Asplenifolia
aucuparia Beissneri
aucuparia Sheerwater Seedling
cashmiriana
Chinese Lace
commixta / Embley
discolor
Eastern Promise
hupehensis Pink Pagoda
Joseph Rock
thuringiaca Fastigiata
vilmorinii


ORNAMENTAL TREES - Seed/Cutting grown Cuttings Transplants
1 Year 2 Year 2 Year 3 Year
ACER palmatum / Japanese maple
AMELANCHIER canadensis / Snowy mespilus
BETULA pendula / Silver birch, Lady of the woods
LIQUIDAMBAR styraciflua (Smoke gum)
PRUNUS avium / Wild cherry, Gean, Mazzard
SALIX alba Chermesina / Scarlet willow
chrysocoma / Golden weeping willow
matsudana Tortuosa / Twisted willow
SAMBUCUS nigra Aurea / Golden elder
SORBUS aucuparia / Mountain ash, Rowan
POPULUS alba / White poplar


PERENNIAL VEGETABLES Season Uses 1 Year 2 Year
BR BR
Asparagus Connover's Colossal May-June C
Gijnlim May-June C
Guelph Millenium May-June C
Pacific 2000 May-June C
Pacific Purple May-June C
Rhubarb Champagne Mar-Aug C
Holsteiner Blut Mar-Aug C
Raspberry Red Mar-Aug C
Sutton's Seedless Mar-Aug C
Timperley Early Feb-July C
Victoria Mar-Aug C


SOFT FRUIT Season Uses 1 Year 2 Year
Plug BR 1L BR 2L
Blackcurrants Baldwin Late July C
Ben Alder Late July C
Ben Connan Early July C
Ben Hope Late July C
Ben Lomond Mid July C
Ben More Late July C
Ben Nevis Late July C
Ben Sarek Mid July C
Ben Tirran Mid Aug. C
Titania Late July C
Redcurrants Jonkheer van Tets Mid July D/C
Junifer Early July D/C
Laxton's No. 1 Mid July D/C
Red Lake Late July D/C
Redstart Late July D/C
Rovada August D/C
Whitecurrants White Versailles Mid July D/C
Season Uses Plug BR P9 BR 2L
Blackberries Adrienne Late July-Aug D/C
Kotata August D/C
Loch Marie Mid Aug-Oct D/C
Loch Ness Mid Aug-Oct D/C
Reuben Late July-Sept D/C
Thornfree August D/C
Waldo Late July-Aug D/C
Blueberries Bluecrop Late July-Aug D/C
Bluejay July-Aug D/C
Brigitta Blue Late Aug-Sept D/C
Chandler Aug-Sept D/C
Dixi Late Aug-Sept D/C
Duke July D/C
Earliblue Late June-July D/C
Goldtraube 23 Late Aug-Sept D/C
Goldtraube 71 Aug-Sept D/C
Jersey Late Aug-Sept D/C
Northland Late July-Aug D/C
Ozarkblue Aug-Sept D/C
Patriot July-Aug D/C
Sunshine Blue evergreen Late June-July D/C
Chokeberry Aronia prunifolia Viking purple Aug-Nov D/C
Cranberry Vaccinium macrocarpon Sept-Nov C
Figs Brown Turkey Aug-Oct D/C
Brunswick Aug-Oct D/C
Damatie Aug-Oct D/C
Rouge de Bordeaux Aug-Oct D/C
Panach?e (yellow-green striped fruit) Aug-Oct D/C
Goji berry Lycium barbarum Aug-Nov D/C
Gooseberries Captivator red July D/C
Hinnonmaki Green June-July C/D
Hinnonmaki Red red July D/C
Hinnonmaki Yellow July D/C
Invicta June-July C/D
Whinhams Industry red July D/C
Whitesmith June-July C/D
Grapes
outdoor
(from cuttings)
Cabernet Sauvignon black Sept./Oct. D/W
Sauvignon Blanc white Sept./Oct. D/W
outdoor
(grafted)
Flame red, seedless Sept./Oct. D
Gewurztraminer white Sept./Oct. D/W
Lakemont white Sept./Oct. D
Muscat Blue black Sept./Oct. D
Orion white Sept./Oct. D/W
Perlette white, seedless Sept./Oct. D
Phoenix white Sept./Oct. D/W
Regent black Sept./Oct. D/W
Plantet / Seibel 5455 black Sept./Oct. D/W
Siegerrebe white Sept./Oct. D/W
Superior seedless white, seedless Sept./Oct. D
indoor
(grafted)
Black Hamburgh (Schiava Grossa) black Sept./Oct. D/W
Muscat Artonel white Sept./Oct. D/W
Polo Muscat white Sept./Oct. D/W
Honeyberry Lonicera caerulea kamtschatica Aug-Sept D
Hybrid berries Loganberry LY654 thornless July-Aug D/C
Medana Tayberry July-Aug D/C
Buckingham Tayberry thornless July-Aug D/C
Jostaberry July D/C
Kiwi-fruit Actinidia arguta Issai (hardy) Sept./Oct. D
Actinidia deliciosa Jenny Sept./Oct. D
Red-fruited D
Lingonberry Vaccinium vitis-idaea Red Pearl Aug-Oct D/C
Paw paw Asimina triloba Aug-Sept D
Season Uses Plug BR P9 BR 2L Place
Raspberries Allgold Aug-Sept D East Malling
Autumn Bliss Aug-Sept D East Malling
Glen Ample July D SCRI, Scotland
Glen Clova Late June-July D SCRI, Scotland
Glen Lyon Late June-July D SCRI, Scotland
Glen Moy Late June-July D SCRI, Scotland
Glen Prosen July D SCRI, Scotland
Malling Jewel July D East Malling
Malling Leo July-Early Aug D East Malling
Polka Aug-Sept D East Malling
Tulameen July-Early Aug D East Malling
Strawberries Albion everbearer July-Sept. D
Calypso everbearer July-Sept. D
Cambridge Favourite June-July D
Elsanta June-July D
Flamenco everbearer July-Sept. D
Florence July-Aug D
Honeoye (early) June-July D
Judibell July-Aug D
Mara des Bois everbearer July-Sept. D
Redgauntlet June-July D
Rhapsody July-Aug D
Sonata (mid) July D


BARE-ROOT SHRUBS
Item Common Name Size
Berberis thunbergii Atropurpurea Barberry 45-60cm
Chaenomeles japonica Flowering Quince 45-60cm
Deutzia scabra Plena 45-60cm
Forsythia Spectabilis 45-60cm
Hypericum inodorum St. John's Wort 45-60cm
Mahonia aquifolium Oregon grape 45-60cm
Philadelphus Virginal Mock Orange 45-60cm
Potentilla fruticosa Cinquefoil 45-60cm
Ribes sanguineum Flowering currant 45-60cm
Spiraea japonica Froebelii 45-60cm
Spiraea vanhouttei 45-60cm
Tamarix tetranda Tamarisk 45-60cm
Weigela Bristol Ruby 45-60cm
Weigela florida 45-60cm

HEDGING
Item Common Name Size
Acer campestre Field Maple 60-90cm
Alnus glutinosa Common Alder 60-90cm
Amelanchier canadensis Snowy mespilus 80-100cm
Betula pendula Silver birch 80-100cm
Buxus sempervirens Box hedging 25-30cm
Buxus sempervirens Box hedging 30-45cm
Carpinus betulus Hornbeam 60-90cm
Carpinus betulus Hornbeam 120-150cm
Cornus sanguinea Dogwood 60-90cm
Corylus avellana Hazel 30-50cm
Corylus avellana Hazel 60-90cm
Crataegus monogyna Quickthorn, May, Hawthorn 45-60cm
Crataegus monogyna Quickthorn, May, Hawthorn 60-90cm
Euonymus europaeus Spindle 60-90cm
Fagus sylvatica Beach (green) 40-60cm
Fagus sylvatica Beach (green) 60-90cm
Fagus sylvatica Beach (green) 120-150cm
Fagus sylvatica purpurea Beach (copper/purple) 40-60cm
Fagus sylvatica purpurea Beach (copper/purple) 40-60cm 3L
Fagus sylvatica purpurea Beach (copper/purple) 100-150cm 7L
Fraxinus excelsior Common ash 60-90cm
Hippophae rhamnoides Sea buckthorn 60-90cm
Ilex aquifolium Holly 30-45cm P9
Ilex aquifolium Holly 45-60cm 2L
Ligustrum ovalifolium Privet 50-80cm
Ligustrum ovalifolium Aureum Golden privet 30-45cm
Populus alba White Poplar 80-100cm
Populus nigra Italica Lombardy Poplar 60-90cm
Prunus avium Bird cherry, Mazzard, Gean 60-90cm
Prunus cerasifera Cherry plum 80-100cm
Prunus laurocerasus Rotundifolia Cherry laurel 30-45cm
Prunus spinosa Blackthorn, Sloe 60-90cm
Quercus robur Oak 30-45cm
Rosa arvensis Field rose 45-60cm
Rosa canina Dog rose 60-90cm
Rosa rugosa Ramanas rose 45-60cm
Rosa rugosa alba White ramanas rose 45-60cm
Salix alba Chermesina Scarlet willow 80-100cm
Salix caprea Goat willow, Pussy willow 60-90cm
Salix chrysocoma Weeping willow 80-100cm
Salix matsudana Tortuosa Twisted willow 80-100cm
Sambucus nigra Elderberry 50-80cm
Sambucus nigra Aurea Golden elderberry 80-100cm
Sorbus aucuparia Mountain ash, rowan 80-100cm
Taxus baccata Yew 20-30cm
Tilia cordata Small-leaved lime 80-100cm
Viburnum lantana Wayfaring tree 60-90cm
Viburnum opulus Guelder rose 60-90cm