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Category Archives: Fruit

Trees – do you need to order your favourite?

Our suppliers, Frank Matthews have already started taking orders for the autumn.  We shall have a good selection on the nursery as usual but if you have set your heart on anything scarce or rare, please let us know now so we have a chance to get it reserved for...
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Tomatoes

There have been several warnings in the press recently about the tomato variety “Gardeners’ Delight” having broken down.  As far as we can tell, this is due to just one batch of bad seed from a generally rather unreliable supplier.  So far we have had no trouble with our tomatoes....
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New fruit varieties at Downside Nurseries

We have some new fruit varieties at Downside Nurseries this season: Miracot is an apricot/Mirabelle cherry (plum) cross. It looks very promising. We have some standard trees. Raspberry Black Jewel –  a new black variety which gets the thumbs up from ‘Gardening Which’ Raspberry Ruby Beauty – which has been...
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Tomatoes

13 of our 14 varieties of tomato are ready for you, but again they’ll need to be protected from cold/frost for another few weeks yet. There’s nothing more delicious than home-grown tomatoes in your salad. Even if you don’t have space for vegetables generally, you can use some large containers...
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Trees – Espaliers, Fan Trained and Step-overs

Trees – Espaliers, Fan Trained and Step-overs There are few more ornamental ways of covering a wall or fence than with a fan or espalier fruit tree.  Our trained fruit trees are in!  It’s a really good time to plant out now, but don’t leave for too long… We have Espaliers,...
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