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Choosing fruit cordons


We’re relandscaped our garden to include a large raised bed against a wall that we’d like to grow cordon fruit trees in.

We should be able to fit 6 at a distance of 800cm apart. It’s a sheltered spot and gets the sun from midday onwards.

Does anyone have any suggestion for eating apple, pear or other fruit varieties. I’m really struggling to choose!

Thanks, Emma


  • SkylarksSkylarks East MidlandsPosts: 362
    Hi Emma and welcome to the forum. Unfortunately, I can’t help as I have no experience on this so giving you a bump.
  • Pete.8Pete.8 Billericay, EssexPosts: 7,228
    edited June 2020
    Hi Emma
    I put in some pear cordons a couple of years ago.
    A friend has 39 pear trees!! and gave me some suggestions.
    I planted Doyenne du Comice, Burre Hardy, Concorde, Merton Pride and Glou Morceau (this one I got as a tree and not a cordon)
    So far I've had pears from the Comice and Concorde - very nice too.
    I bought the cordons from Keepers Nursery from a recommendation from another forum member and I was very impressed by the size and quality of the cordons.

    I did have a few apple trees years ago and a couple that really stood out were Greensleves and Egremont Russett.
    I have since planted a new Hereford Russett, but still waiting for fruit.

    Pear cordons against the west-facing fence. Raspberries to the left against the fence and blackcurrant bushes in the front

    Knowledge is knowing that a tomato is a fruit.
    Wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad.
  • Thank you @Pete.8 that's great I'm going to have a look at Keepers now :)
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