Healthy and supremely tasty, fresh-picked fruit from the garden is one of the real luxuries of growing your own. A British climate is perfect for growing so many different types from tart rhubarb in early spring to sweet summer strawberries and crunchy autumn apples. At Elmwood Garden Centre, you can find a wide selection of fruit trees, bushes, and plants that are suitable for growing in the UK climate. Whether you want to plant some apples, pears, plums, or berries, they have everything you need to get started. You can also find a range of tools, soil, and fertilizers to ensure your plants thrive and produce healthy, delicious fruit. We stock a huge fruit range in our garden centre in Emersons Green: look out for container-grown bushes and trees to buy all year round, or in winter bare-root plants which establish in double-quick time.
Fruit to find at Elmwood
Fruit trees to enjoy in your garden include traditional apples, pears and plums – we stock many traditional heritage varieties with outstanding flavour and fascinating histories. Look out for unusual fruits, too, like mulberries, quinces and medlars in our garden centre.
Berries and currants are superb value, producing years of plentiful harvests from just a few plants. Gooseberries are first, fruiting from May, while currants (black, white and red) take over in summer.
Bare-root stock gives you a great choice of varieties. In our garden centre from November onwards, you'll find bundles of raspberry canes, fruit trees and strawberry crowns sold this way to plant as soon as you get them home.
Top tips for growing your own fruit
When it comes to growing your own fruit, there are a few key things to keep in mind.
- First, make sure you choose the right type of fruit for your garden and climate. Some fruits require a lot of sunlight and warmth, while others can tolerate cooler temperatures and shade. You should also consider the size of your garden and the amount of space each plant will need to grow.
- Once you have chosen your plants and found the perfect spot in your garden, it's time to get planting. Make sure you follow the instructions provided with your plants, as each type of fruit may have slightly different requirements. Generally, you will need to prepare the soil by digging in some compost or fertilizer, then carefully plant your fruit tree or bush.
- After planting, make sure you water your plants regularly and keep an eye out for any signs of pests or diseases. You may also need to prune your plants to encourage healthy growth and fruit production. With a little patience and care, you should be able to enjoy a bountiful harvest of fresh, delicious fruit from your own garden.
Please ask the staff in our Emersons Green garden centre for more information and advice about growing fruit.