We sell fruit trees in 12 litre pots throughout the season. We order all of our trees from Frank P Matthews. These are delivered to us in March and Septmber.
Fruit Trees availabe now at the Garden Centre
Apples are generally the easiest fruit trees to grow here on Skye, particularly in the less well sheltered spots.
To ensure good pollination and therefore a good crop, it is essential to grow two or more different cultivars from the same Flowering Group or adjacent Flowering Groups. All of the apple trees that we sell belong to flowering group 2 which is pollinated by groups 2, 3 and 4.
We sell one apple that is 'Triploid' (Bramley Seedling) It has sterile pollen and needs two other cultivars for good pollination; therefore, always grow at least two other non triploid cultivars with each Brambley, or alternatively maybe a neighbour has a suitable tree.
All fruit trees growing on Skye need some shelter, but apple trees seem to be the most robust. We grow James Grieve, Katy and Bramley's seedling in our garden in Portree
Pears, Plums and Damsons
Pears, Plums and Damsons will all grow in the more sheltered areas on Skye.
Other Fruit Trees
We can order other varieties of fruit trees on request. We also grow Cherries in our poly tunnel. They do well, providing us with plenty of cherries, sometimes, so many that we make jam with them!