HERITAGE FRUIT TREES
THE 2013 HERITAGE FRUIT TREE CATALOGUE is now available.
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POTTED FRUIT TREES AVAILABLE at EAST WEST
when it opens in MAY
DESSERT (EATING) APPLES
Jonathan / M106 rootstock
A well remembered commercial variety after the war and a predecessor of some of the more modern cultivars. Jonathan apples are large, round and green, streaky red skinned with a red streaky patch when ripe. They are crisp and juicy and very good keepers. Ripe March.
Red Spy / M106 rootstock
A large, round, flattish, shiney red skinned, juicy apple with an old fashioned sweet / winey flavour. Similar to Northern Spy. An excellent dessert and cooking apple. Do better with other apples to cross pollinate with. Ripe March / April.
Northern Spy / M106 rootstock
A large, handsome apple. Delicious, juicy, rich sub-acid, aromatic, white flesh, fine grained and tender. Green / pale yellow skin in shade, streaky red / purple in the sun. A very well-known and loved heritage variety. Ours came from the old Bert Davies orchard in Wellsford. Plant with other apples for cross pollination. Good keeper. Compact habit. Ripe March / April.
Mayflower / M26 rootstock
Medium to large size with flat green skin and gold russet on top. A beautiful dessert apple and good for drying, cooking and juicing too. Has an excellent old-fashioned full flavour.
Lady Finger Cider / M106 rootstock
Known as a specialist apple for cider making, but also an outstanding dessert apple. The flavour is sharp and full. Makes flavoursome, sweet cider. Ripens late in season, March / April.
Winesap / M26 rootstocks
A sweet apple with a good flavour, solid flesh with pink colouring. From the Wharehine / Port Albert area. Ripens April.
Reinette de Canada M26 / 793
Green, flat apple with russet. Good keeper. Excellent for making tarts and for late eating. Good keeper. Sharp, dry, sweet flavour and crisp texture. The original trees is from the Mangawhai area. Late to ripen – March / April.
Worcester Pearmain / 793 rootstock
Large round apple with green skin. Heavy cropper. Excellent cooking apple. Ripe in April but has a thick skin so fruit can stay on the tree through until May.
Tamaki Special Plum Japanese / Marianna rootstock
This is an outstanding plum, from the collection of the late Dan Hansen. Dan was an amazing gardener and collected many fruit trees whose value he saw. This is one of the best. It is a large, dark red meaty plum which is full of flavour and very sweet. It is always a vigorous growing tree. Pollinated by Duff’s Early Jewel and Dan’s Early. Ripe January after Marabella
Taneatua Burbank Plum Japanese / Marianna rootstock
This plum is from Christopher and Christina Frazer’s farm in Taneatua in the Eastern Bay of Plenty—the farm where Mary Corker was born. The original tree still remains there. They are quite small trees and very heavy reliable croppers. The fruit is large, with a dark red blush over most of the yellow skin when ripe and the flesh is yellow and comes away from the stone when fully ripe. Best eaten as a dessert plum. Self fertile. Ripe January.
IN THIS SECTION ARE DESCRIPTIONS OF THE COMPLETE
FRUIT TREE COLLECTION
We do not always have stock of all of the trees listed here, and they cannot be ordered on-line. Each year we release a new catalogue in February. We accept orders from February until the end of June.
Orders are put together in July and can be collected (or couriered) during July and August. Once the orders are completed the remaining tree stocks are for sale in the shop. Those trees are listed above.
There are so many trees in the Collection that it's just not possible to make them all available each year. We have listed all fruit trees in order of ripening within their category as far as we are able.
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