We find fruit to be one of the most satisfying products of our smallholding. You don't need acres of space to grow a few strawberries, so almost every garden or even balcony can produce succulent, tasty fruit, of varieties selected for flavour not shelf-life.

At Dalmore we're establishing a soft fruit garden, and have plans to plant a one acre apple orchard. We're also going to put a few plum and pear trees into our vegetable garden.

In this section you'll find guides to those things we're experienced with, and a running commentary of our orchard planning and the inevitable trials and tribulations.

Further Reading

The Fruit Tree Handbook

The Fruit Tree Handbook Ben Pike

The Fruit Expert

The Fruit Expert Dr. D.G. Hessayon

The Apple Source Book

The Apple Source Book Sue Clifford and Angela King

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