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Fruit Trees - 2 for £7.00 @ Lidl

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daisymeisha103y, 5m agoFound 3 years, 5 months ago
Apple, Pear, Plum, Cherry or Peach
Age (yrs): 2
Height (cm): 87
Buy 2 for £7
Available from Thur
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mccririck#1
Nice one.
halecrater#2
These are good but last year we bought 4 peach trees the day they came out. None did anything - just dead when we got them. All the other varieties were fine.
Faberge 7 Likes #3
halecrater
These are good but last year we bought 4 peach trees the day they came out. None did anything - just dead when we got them. All the other varieties were fine.


When buying plants in dormancy you need to use your nail and rub a bit of the bark off - if it is green then it is healthy, brown it is dead.
bigwelshbanned#4
How do you know that you can grow these in your garden/soil?
raoulx#5
would these make good jungle toys/Scratching posts for kittens? Do they grow quiet large?
pcs7038 1 Like #6
How do you know that you can grow these in your garden/soil?

Peach trees don’t generally succeed in this country. It’s too damp and not warm enough. If you have a south-facing wall in a sheltered spot, where you can plant the tree, you might do ok.

Apples are easier to grow. With most varieties (eg Cox, Braeburn), you need more than one tree to pollinate each other – otherwise you won’t get any fruit. More technically, different varieties flower at slightly different times and if the flowering times don’t overlap, they still won’t pollinate each other. Safest is to buy two trees of the same variety.

I don’t know much about pears, plums or cherries.
pcs7038 1 Like #7
would these make good jungle toys/Scratching posts for kittens?

No. Scratching the bark away will kill the trees

Do they grow quiet large?

Yes, trees do grow quietly.

Serious answer: Apple trees and maybe the other types offered are usually some new growth grafted onto a rootstock - that is, roots and stem. The rootstock used determines how big the tree grows. In British terminology, most garden scale fruit trees are on M27 rootstock (very small, eventual height 2-3 metres) or M9 (3-4 metres). These may not be labelled in this way.
cjgroveuk 6 Likes #8
pcs7038
How do you know that you can grow these in your garden/soil?


Peach trees don’t generally succeed in this country. It’s too damp and not warm enough. If you have a south-facing wall in a sheltered spot, where you can plant the tree, you might do ok.

Apples are easier to grow. With most varieties (eg Cox, Braeburn), you need more than one tree to pollinate each other – otherwise you won’t get any fruit. More technically, different varieties flower at slightly different times and if the flowering times don’t overlap, they still won’t pollinate each other. Safest is to buy two trees of the same variety.

I don’t know much about pears, plums or cherries.


Then how do you explain James and the Giant Peach!
Mickyduff#9
cjgroveuk
pcs7038
How do you know that you can grow these in your garden/soil?

Peach trees don’t generally succeed in this country. It’s too damp and not warm enough. If you have a south-facing wall in a sheltered spot, where you can plant the tree, you might do ok.

Apples are easier to grow. With most varieties (eg Cox, Braeburn), you need more than one tree to pollinate each other – otherwise you won’t get any fruit. More technically, different varieties flower at slightly different times and if the flowering times don’t overlap, they still won’t pollinate each other. Safest is to buy two trees of the same variety.

I don’t know much about pears, plums or cherries.

Then how do you explain James and the Giant Peach!

Ha ha, this is the best comment I've seen on here for ages, then again, I am easily amused :D
husna2000#10
I wish I had a garden
tiberious#11
Peaches grow fine in the South East - I`ve been growing them for years. Peach leaf curl is the biggest issue, rather than the weather. For an easy life, try apricots instead - far less bother and great in jams an pies.
loopie 1 Like #12
tiberious
Peaches grow fine in the South East - I`ve been growing them for years. Peach leaf curl is the biggest issue, rather than the weather. For an easy life, try apricots instead - far less bother and great in jams an pies.


This might be of interest, my stone grown peach tree gets leaf curl each year, but when I tried one of these I'm yet to see any leaf disease:

http://www.thompson-morgan.com/fruit/fruit-trees/stone-fruit-trees/peach-avalon-pride/87129TM
Jerec#13
I've had a few of theses, Pear one loads of fruit, Cherry has never given me anything!

I think I'll get some more though!
Geemac#14
husna2000
I wish I had a garden

I wish I didn’t have to mow the lawn all the time in summer :p
jaizan#15
raoulx
Do they grow quiet large?

The apple trees I bought from Lidl about 3 years ago have hardly grown at all. Also, the crop of apples has so far been very poor.
Maybe it is my soil, however I have got good growth & outstanding cropping from a plum tree planted in the same part of the garden.

Considering the unsatisfactory performance of the apple trees, I recently chose to purchase a pear tree on line from a "proper" nursery.
halecrater#16
Yeah all the other trees we bought did well, just the peach no good. Actually Lidl's were knocking them out (mainly apple) towards the end for £1.99. Peach showed just no sign of growth whatsoever.
androidmunkee#17
Things to note:

Lidl's trees are only tiny.
One of Lidl's Cherry trees (Sweet Heldifinger) wont produce any fruit unless it has a pollinator Cherry tree close by - a good pollinator is the Tesco / Aldi variety Stella cherry.

Tesco's are £7 each as they are much larger trees.
halecrater#18
Do Tesco have theirs in now?
carlingp9#19
daisymeisha10

Apple, Pear, Plum, Cherry or Peach
Age (yrs): 2
Height (cm): 87
Buy 2 for £7
Available from Thur

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