Advice and information to help you choose the right size and shape of tree. The characteristics of different types of rootstocks and tree form descriptions for apple and pear varieties.
The information in this care guide is based on YMCA North Staffordshire's experience with creating an orchard as part of the FFC project. They planted 2 year old fruit trees, so Year 1 in the guide is effectively Year 3 in the life of the tree.
With correct after care and maintenance, fruit trees will produce healthy quantities of fruit for everyone to enjoy.
Once your trees are in the ground, they may be there for another century so careful planning now will really pay off!