Whilst we particularly love apple trees here at The Mother Tree, we are slowly building the range of other fruit trees we offer. This year we have a limited selection of pears, medlars and figs, and why not have a look at our ‘Interesting Edibles’ page for some other delicious fruit? We’re working on a wider range for the 2022/23 season, including plums and cherries.
Pear & Quince Trees
It’s been a challenging year for some of our pear trees, due to late spring frosts. We have very limited numbers of a few other varieties – get in contact for more info. Gorham Pear: One of our favourite pears – reliable, disease-resistant and delicious. An imprved version of its parent ‘Williams’. Seems to do well in South Devon, where other pears often struggle. Available on Quince E (semi-dwarfing) or Quince A (semi-vigorous) Rootstocks. Serbian Gold Quince: Resistant to leaf-spot, so the best variety for South-West England. On Quince C (semidwarfing) rootstock.
1-year bare-root trees available November 2022 £19
Medlar ‘Bredase Reus’
A small tree with gorgeous large blossom in Spring. Fruit have a rich, delicious flavour when ‘bletted’ in Autumn. A large-fruited Belgian form.
1-year bare-root trees available November 2022 £15
Fig Trees ‘Brunswick’ & ‘Brown Turkey’
The most reliable varieties for UK climates, best against a wall or in a warm spot. Trees do well in a large pot. Delicious fruit in late summer. We also have a few trees of rare variety ‘St John’. Brunswick – Larger, slightly paler fruits with excellent flavour and very elegant leaves Brown Turkey – Very hardy and reliable, with dark purple fruits, slightly
1-year bare-root trees available November 2022 £12
The Mother Tree is a partnership between Richard Lewis and Schumacher College, a department of The Dartington Hall Trust, which is registered in England as a company limited by guarantee (no. 1485560) and a charity (no. 279756).