Soft Fruit & bushes

Soft Fruit & fruit bushes

Growing Fruit bushes & soft fruit can be easily achieved even without a garden! Whether you are growing fruit in a fruit cage or on your front door step there are numerous possibilities.

Listed below are the types of fruit we stock at Lyonshall. Most are easy to grow and require little attention.

The Fruit Garden.
If you are fortunate to have the room, developing a fruit garden is very satisfying. You can grow most fruits, if you have a south facing wall or fence, you are in Utopia! 
Raspberry canes in rows, blackcurrants, blueberries & gooseberry in blocks. Strawberry patch with a succession of different varieties that will see you in delicious fruit form June- October. Fan trained redcurrants, whitecurrants & gooseberries. Blackberries, loganberries & tayberries. Grapevines. The list could go on.... Fruit cage with netting to let you eat the fruit not the wildlife? Rhubarb (custard not included!). Don't forget the fruit trees as well, they're not just  grown in an orchard..... If you are like me this this would be the ideal scenario. 

The tantalising smell of fruit ready to be picked, the colours, the textures, My taste buds are working!.... 

However, the majority of us have little room and sometimes little time!  A good variety of fruit can be grown in a small space with a little effort. The use of modern varieties grown in containers can achieve excellent results. I will list types of fruit bushes & other types of soft fruit. I will hopefully indicate where possible where and how they can be grown.

For info on fruit trees please click here. 

Please check with us if you are looking into any of the specific varieties. It is a guide, and they often sell quickly. Usually we have these in stock from end October - May. 

Fruit bushes

  • Blackcurrant - varieties stocked are Ben Alder, Ben Connan, Ben Hope, Ben Sarek* & Ben Tirran
  • Blueberry* - varieties stocked are BlueCrop, Darrow, Gauldtraupe, Northland, 
  • Gooseberry - varieties stocked are Captivator,  Hinnonmaki Green,  Hinnonmaki Red,  Hinnonmaki Yellow & Invicta
  • Redcurrant - Jonkheer Van Tets & Rovada
  • Whitecurrant - White Versailles

Berries

  • Blackberry - varieties we stock are: Adrienne, Merton Thornless
  • Loganberry
  • Raspberry - varieties we stock are: Glen Lyon, Malling Jewel, Octavia, Autumn Bliss & Joan J*
  • Tayberry

Other fruit worth growing

  • Strawberry* - varieties we stock include: Albion, Cambridge Favourite, Elsanta, Hapil, Honeoye, Symphony, Alice, Ruby Ann, Elan F1, Toscana, Delizz, LoranF1
  • Melon - Ogen*
  • Juneberry
  • Rhubarb - Timperley Early, Victoria
  • Grape vines - Lakemont, Strawberry, Regent, Pheonix + others usually around 12 varieties.

* = suitable for container growing

Take a look at our quick guide of fruit below

TYPE VARIETY FRUITING APPROXIMATE 
      SIZE
      *indicates on frame
BLACKBERRY  MERTON THORNLESS AUGUST/SEPTEMBER 2.5x7m  *
  LOCH NESS AUGUST/SEPTEMBER 2x2m *
  OREGON THORNLESS  LATE AUGUST/SEPTEMBER 3x3m *
  NAVAHO LATE JULY/AUGUST 2x2.5m *
  WALDO JULY/AUGUST 1.8x1.8m *
       
BLUEBERRY BLUE CROP EARLY/MID AUGUST 2x1.5m
  CHANDLER AUGUST/MID SEPTEMBER 2x2m
  LIBERTY SEPTEMBER 1.5x1.5m
  NORTHLAND MIDJULY 1.5x1.5m
  PATRIOT EARLY JULY 1.5x1.5m
  PINK LEMONADE LATE AUGUST/SEPTEMBER 1.5x1.5m
  SUNSHINE BLUE MID JULY/SEPTEMBER 1x0.5m
       
BLACKCURRANT  BEN ALDER LATE JULY 1.1x1.1m
  BEN CONNAN EARLY JULY 1.2x1.2m
  BEN HOPE JULY/AUGUST 1.5x1.5m
  BEN LOMOND LATE JULY 1.5x1.5m
  BEN SAREK MID JULY 1.2x1.2m
  BEN TIRRAN LATE JULY 1.5x1.5m
       
GOOSEBERRY CAPTIVATOR LATE JULY 3x3m
  HINNONMAKI GREEN MID JULY 1x1m
  HINNONMAKI RED MID JULY 1x1m
  HINNONMAKI YELLOW MID JULY 1.2x1.5m
  INVICTA LATE JULY/AUGUST 1.5x.m
       
JOSTABERRY   JULY 1.5x1.5m
       
LOGANBERRY   MID JULY/AUGUST 1.8x1.5m * 
       
RASPBERRY AUTUMN BLISS LATE AUGUST-MID OCTOBER 45cm apart *
  JOAN J JULY-OCTOBER 45cm apart *
  MALLING PROMISE JULY 45cm apart *
  OCTAVIA LATE JULY-LATE AUGUST 45cm apart *
  GLEN DOLL MID JULY-MID AUGUST 45cm apart *
  MALLING JEWELL MID JULY-MID AUGUST 45cm apart *
       
RHUBARB TIMPERLEY EARLY FROM FEBRUARY IF FORCED 60 x100cm
  VICTORIA MARCH - JUNE 1 x 1m
       
STRAWBERRY ALBION JUNE-OCTOBER 20 x 30cm
  CAMBRIDGE FAVOURITE MID JUNE/MID JULY 20 x 30cm
  ELSANTA MID JUNE/MID JULY 20 x 30cm
  HAPIL MID JUNE/MID JULY 20 x 30cm
  HONEOYE EARLY-LATE JUNE 20 x 30cm
  RHAPSODY MID JULY-MID AUGUST 20 x 30cm
  SYMPHONY MID JULY-MID AUGUST 20 x 30cm
       
  DELIZZ JUNE-OCTOBER 15 x 30cm
  LORAN JUNE-OCTOBER 15 x 30cm
  RUBY ANN JUNE-OCTOBER 15 x 30cm
  SUMMER BREEZE JUNE-OCTOBER 15 x 30cm
  TOSCANA JUNE-OCTOBER 15 x 30cm
       
TAYBERRY  MEDANA JULY/AUGUST 1.8x1.8 m *
       
VINES BACCHUS SEPTEMBER 1.5m apart *
  BLACK HAMBURG EARLY OCTOBER 1.5m apart *
  DORNFELDER MID SEPTEMBER 1.5m apart *
  LAKEMONT SEPTEMBER 1.5m apart *
  MUSCAT BLEU SEPTEMBER 1.5m apart *
  PHOENIX SEPTEMBER 1.5m apart *
  POLO MUSCAT SEPTEMBER 1.5m apart *
  REGENT SEPTEMBER 1.5m apart *
  STRAWBERRY SEPTEMBER 1.5m apart *
  SUFFOLK RED SEPTEMBER 1.5m apart *
       
WHITE CURRANT WHITE VERSAILLES SEPTEMBER 1.5 x 1.5m
       

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