Apples, Pears, Plums & other Fruity Products

We continue to grow and supply the widest range of apples, pears, plums, and damsons, including a number of old Scottish varieties brought back to the country for the first time in many decades!


Below is a list of the apple varieties we will have available as one-year maidens for bare-root planting in winter 2015/16. You’ll find some well-known, and some more unusual varieties. Many are available on either M26 or MM106 semi-dwarfing rootstocks, mostly eaters on very dwarfing M27 and mostly cookers on the large growing M25 trees. Please ask to confirm.

As with all our plants, some are available only in very small numbers, so get in touch early to confirm availability and place your order! This is not an exhaustive list, we have many in pots also and some varieties too few to list here.

Apple Trees

Eaters/Dessert Apples are in BOLD
* refers to traditional Scottish varieties

Annie Elizabeth A hardy and tough sweet big cooker ready in mid-October.
Arbroath Oslin * I first came across this small yellow apple piled up in a wheelbarrow in September in a Perthshire orchard….and what a heavenly aroma! A lovely tree, it sometimes has aerial roots…eh?
Arthur Turner A pretty flower and a good vigorous early cooker, especially for exposed situations where others would fail.
Ashmead’s Kernel Reliable russet eater in the warm borders, but a few seen doing well locally also.
Bloody Ploughman * The seedling that grew out of the bones of the ploughman shot scrumping apples at Megginch Castle, Perthshire. Can your collection be complete without one?
Beauty of Moray * Cooks to a strongly flavoured cream puree….one for the freezer and winter puddings. Nice light green early apple.
Belle De Boskoop Very impressed with this very productive dual-purpose russet in my garden!( shush!, don’t tell! )
Bramley’s Seedling Aye, the most popular cooker perhaps, and often scab free, but very vigorous for small gardens. So M27, M26 and some big M25 trees on offer.
Bountiful A big yellow cooker sweetening with age. Late September.
Cambusnethan Pippin * This is a nice looking red striped dual apple, I find it crisp, quite sweet, and scab free. Fae Clyde Valley.
Catshead A parent of Lord Derby and great big reliable cooker it is too! We have some on M26 semi-dwarfing stocks this year for the smaller garden.
Chivers Delight An excellent east coast eating apple. Recommended by Willie Duncan in his Fife Orchard. Tastes & looks like a cox x worcester, bright flush, late October. Stores
Clydeside * A local cooker, ready late September. Who knows how long this has been grown in the Clyde Valley before your modern Bramleys etc?
Coul Blush * A soft fleshed golden apple, cooks to a lemon froth according to Joan Morgan. A Ross-shire apple….that’s very far north! An eater too?
Crimson Newton Wonder There are many examples of big old Newton’s in Scotland: it is a lovely cooker & an eater in a good summer. A few on MM106 and M25.
Cutler Grieve * Complete the duo….this is the rare sister to Scotland’s prime Edinburgh variety, James Grieve. Joan Morgan says cherry red, a hint of a strawberry flavour….mmm?
Devonshire Quarrenden Small red flat apple, crisp and juicy in a Clyde orchard last year
Discovery When the Discovery’s ripen in early autumn you can spot then in gardens from a distance. They are a lovely soft red eater and very reliable here. Scab free.
Early Julyan (Tam Montgomery) * A Clydeside apple (reputedly). Very early yellow fruit, the first dual purpose fruit at my local Elcho Castle Orchard. I have seen these go to waste on the floor as no-one was aware they were ripe!
East Lothian Pippin * Makes a great apple sauce. Early ripening
Edward Vll A very hardy late flowering cooker for frosty areas.
Ellison’s Orange An eater that turns up on apple days in numbers: it has been supplying Scotland with good eating apples for a while. Tastes increasingly of aniseed…so best picked early.
Emneth Early A good very tough early scab free fruit for the West coast.
Epicure Very early Cox type sweet aromatic fruit – many say the best!
Exeter Cross An early eater from a Worcester Beauty of Bath cross available on M26.
Galloway Pippin * Described as a late cooker, can be sweet enough to eat.
George Cave Very valuable early eater, I found some ripe in August last year. And last winter’s new tree already has fruits forming. John Butterworth’s favourite apple.
Golden Monday * This is a local Clyde Valley variety possibly of use to cider makers?
Grenadier A good Victorian cooker appearing frequently in our local orchards and prized in Europe also. A reliable and prolific ‘second early’ cooker for the west coast and wet areas. Well only second if you have an even earlier one! A few old trees survive in the Carse orchards.
Hawthornden * An old variety in Scotland, it’s a very productive early and a nice eater, cooker, or sliced with cheese. Yum.
Hood’s Supreme * A large handsome sweet early eater. An Angus apple. My 2nd favourite.
Howgate Wonder A big cooker to impress your neighbours with! Well – known in Scotland.
James Grieve *   My best apple by far. Very productive, one of the first to flower (April 20th), it is an early soft sweet eating apple. It is difficult to keep, though I have kept a tray full until xmas last year. It will never be a supermarket apple, but has been hybridised with many other varieties.
Julyred Large attractive very early eater before your Discoveries. Grown Norway.
Juneating A July eater. Yes the first of the season!
Jupiter A heavy cropping triploid Cox type, late Oct.
Katy How can a Worcester/ James Grieve cross not do well in Scotland! It forms a bright red small to medium crisp eating apples. The deep colour of one, with the softness of the other. Reliable productive and scab free red fruit!
Keswick Codlin A lovely codlin, makes good cider too. Distinctive leaves. Very reliable and hardy sept. cooker in Scotland. Trees mostly available on M26.
King Of The Pippins Beautiful late juicy crisp golden eater from a vigorous cordon in my garden.
Lady of the Lake* Soft juicy eater ready October. Never before available in Scotland! From the Carse of Gowrie.
Lady of the Wemyss * A very pretty late apple in the orchard at Elcho Castle. A good rich taste when cooked according to Joan Morgan.
Lass O’ Gowrie * Our local girl. Early, soft as in many of our local fruit. John Butterworth rated highly.
Laxton’s Fortune Well-known, tough and tasty eater, productive in my garden. Late Sept.
Laxton’s Superb Mr Laxton and sons knew how to select a good eater. Oct.
Lemon Queen* A sweet unusually coloured apple, ready September. An eater.
Lord Derby A hardy late cooker, many good old trees in Scotland
Lord Rosebery * A local apple named after a prime minister by David Storrie at his nursery around the turn of the last century at Glencarse, Perthshire. Attractive, sweet eating apple…your first juice.
Maggie Sinclair Dual purpose large apple, cooks to golden froth, sweet.
Megginch Favourite Actually Golden Reinette, a lovely mid season golden apple.
Monarch A distinctive Essex cooker, my young tree producing a bucket load of large cookers in its second year. Good trees seen in Stirlingshire too. November.
Norfolk Royal Russet Red. I mean very red. One to show off to your visitors. Easily spotted at Blair Castle Orchard. in late summer. Sweet crisp rich sweet taste.
 Port Allen Russet * A medium to large yellow and russetted fruit. I enjoyed scrumping these while surveying Port Allen Orchard a few years ago, so really a dual purpose.
Quinte A very nice early eater from Canada, much grown in Norway.
Red Charles Ross A distinctive heavy apple appearing at many apple days. Large, crisp, juicy, dual purpose and one of John Butterworth’s top ten. Have acquired a red form.
Red Astrachan If its good for US apple pies and a favourite for the Russian & Baltic states then it’s a good dual for me too!
Red Devil For your pink juice try this eater. Discovery cross   so good.
Red Falstaff James Grieve influence makes this a good apple.
Red James Grieve Redder form of James Grieve.
Reinette Gris I acquired a tree from Belgium and its proving to be a fab russet in my garden!
Reverend W Wilkes Almost white big early cooker seen in a few old gardens in Scotland.
Ribston Pippin A highly esteemed Victorian apple, Oct, sweet very tasty. Scab free for the west coast. Good on MM106 and M25 for big productive trees.
Scotch Bridget * This cooker (eater?) has a very distinctive oblong lopsided shape and a brown-red flush. Has been grown a long time here and in Northern England. Very productive tree in my orchard and tasty. Trees on big M25 this year.
Scots Dumpling * Our little spindlebush produces lots of early fruit.
Seaton House * A large, sharp cooking apple from Angus.
Siddington Russet* According to Morgan, a tastier form of Galloway Pippin.
Stirling Castle* Cooker. It was once used to pollinate Cox’s and to nurse Bramley orchards. Raised at Causewayhead, Stirling… I have failed to find any trees near there now unfortunately. A lovely uniformly round and green to yellow cooker with a brownish flush. Was grown commercially for a while.
Stobo Castle * Like a flat Stirling Castle, deep golden with a scarlet flush (Taylor), cooks to a sharp creamy froth. August.
Summered A Canadian McIntosh type sweet crisp – by popular demand!
Sunset Our best Cox type for Scotland. Can produce small apples, and ‘juicy, intense and rich’. Yum. My maiden tree has fruit forming in its first year! Pretty in flower.
Thomas Jeffrey* A pretty red eater, sharp and firm! From Edinburgh.
Thorle Pippin* Round flat and colourfully striped juicy but sharp early eater. Early flowerer.
Tower of Glamis * Our local green conical cooker, and one which the head gardener at Glamis Castle thoroughly recommends! Our wee tree had many big fruits last year.
Tydeman’s Early Worcester Does well in Scotland in many gardens. It’s a Worcester / McIntosh hybrid, so a tough skin but delicious crisp juicy flesh…..with a hint of strawberry according to Joan Morgan.
White Melrose * Smooth shiny green to yellow dual purpose apple – I happily munched one at Elcho Castle last year and was surprised to see the label. Prolific and reliable.
White Paradise * Well we aren’t 100%sure where this originated, but a nice eater.
Winter Gem A cox-type late eater and keeper for the warmer gardens I advise.
Winter Pearmain Nice big old cooking apple.
Worcester Pearmain I have a very productive tree in my garden, it is crisp and sweet. Highly recommended for Scottish conditions. It is a tip bearer, but don’t let that worry you! Late flowering so not touched by this year’s late frosts.
Yorkshire Aromatic * A rich juicy cooker that originates from Tynninghame in East Lothian.

Scandinavian Varieties

We have been propagating a number of hardy reliable Scandinavian grown varieties selected for Scottish conditions which we feel will do very well here. Includes the following: Akero, Noris, Julyred, Red Astrachan,PJ Bergius, and Quinte.

Cider Varieties

We have also benched grafted in February a number of selected Cider Varieties including Morgan Sweet, Kingston Black, Le Bret, Dunkerton’s Late, Porter’s Perfection, and Stokes Red. Let us know if you want any of these potted trees.


We will have Greengages, Victoria, Merryweather, Belle De Louvain and Opal on St Julien Stocks plus victoria on Pixy stocks. Please ask.

Pears and Quinces

We will have our usual selection of bare root hardy pears for Scotland. Including Louise Bon De Jersey, Beth, Conference, Precocce de Trevoux, Jargonelle and Scottish varieties Maggie, Hessle, Grey Benvie, Longueville, Craig’s Favourite and Fair Maid Of Perth. Plus a selection of other fruits including Quinces, Cherries, Nuts, Saskatoons and Medlars.


Apple trees: £14.50 each (if ordering less than 50)
Pears, Plums, Cherries etc: £18 each

Delivery costs
Collection: Free
Delivery by courier: £20for up to 10 trees

How to order

Use our online Tree Order Form.
Or get in touch with us.

We’re happy to offer advice on types of trees, discuss suitability for specific sites or hear about your plans for starting a new orchard! Pop us an email: