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Soft Fruit Varieties

Where to buy our plants

We have been supplying soft fruit plants since 1990 and we have built a strong reputation for top quality plants and service.

Growers and commercial enquiries, please contact us to place your order.

Gardeners - we no longer supply direct, but you can find a list of the nurseries and garden centres we supply here.

What's for sale this year?

This year we are growing the following plants which will be ready for sale later this year.
Great British Bred Varieties

Great British Bred Varieties

Unless mentioned in their descriptions, our varieties are bred in the UK by specialist breeders who carefully select desirable characteristics and cross them to create new cultivars.

Strawberry Varieties (organic)

CAMBRIDGE FAVOURITE - Mid season (cropping guide: 4th week June until 2nd week July, peaking 1st week July)

One of the well-known older varieties, still earning its place because of its reliability and tolerance. It makes a good beginner variety. The fruit is paler than the modern varieties but the juiciness and sweet flavour makes it a favourite for many and it's great for jam making too. Its dense growing habit makes it more susceptible to Botrytis in wet seasons.

Blackcurrant Varieties (organic)

*BEN CONNAN - Early season (cropping guide: 3rd week June until 3rd/4th week July, peaking 1st week July)

This medium-sized variety has high yields of exceptionally large fruit that should be left to ripen well before picking. It is popular among those growing fruit for shows. It has outstanding resistance to the foliar diseases and also to Leaf Curling Midge, which is a big asset to the organic grower.

*BEN GAIRN - Early season (cropping guide: 4th week June until 3rd week July)

Ben Gairn produces medium-sized berries with an excellent flavour. It is the only variety resistant to Reversion Virus, one of the main blackcurrant problems, especially in gardens and allotments. It also has excellent resistance to foliar diseases making it an ideal organic variety.

*BEN HOPE - Mid season (cropping guide: 1st/2nd week July until end July)

An exceptionally high yielding variety, producing medium-sized berries on long strigs, and it is probably the best flavoured fruit of all our blackcurrant varieties. It shows good resistance against most foliar diseases, and is a Gall Mite-Big Bud-Reversion resistant variety. It grows tall, so is best suited to a sheltered site.

Gooseberries - Culinary / Green Varieties (organic)

Sorry, we aren't growing any gooseberry varieties this year, but do have cuttings available. Please enquire.

Red Currant Varieties (organic)

ROVADA - Late season

An extremely high-yielding variety with good vigour and an upright growing habit. Long strigs of very large, juicy, bright red berries are easy to pick and freeze well. Picking can extend into August. We have found this a very good organic variety to date, and it is highly recommended.

White Currant Varieties (organic)

Sorry, we aren't growing any bushes this year, but we do have cuttings available. Please enquire.

WHITE VERSAILLES - Early season - CUTTINGS ONLY

A popular and reliable white currant with an upright growing habit that can be trained to grow up a wall or fence. Produces large white-yellow, sweet, juicy berries that hang on long strigs. A delicious fruit which also makes excellent desserts, wines and jellies. A well-proven white currant with very good disease resistance.

Chuckleberry (organic)

CHUCKLEBERRY - mid late

The Chuckleberry is a new and very exciting addition to our fruit family, bred by Chas Welch in Norfolk who crossed a redcurrant with a gooseberry and Jostaberry (itself a hybrid of a gooseberry and blackcurrant).

The result is a blackcurrant-like bush that produces high yields of dark, superbly flavoured, attractive, versatile berries in mid-July. The berries make fantastic red jams and jellies, with flavours of all three fruits in their parentage. It has great potential for gardeners and food producers alike.

An annual donation of 10% of your purchase price will be made to Macmillan Cancer Support or other cancer charities. We are selling the Chuckleberry in memory of Sian, who passed away in September 2011 after more than 20 years running the family business.

We hope you will have a smile, or maybe even a chuckle, whatever the outcome.

Rhubarb (low input)

TIMPERLY EARLY - early

An early variety with pink-green stems and good flavour. Can be forced to produce stems as early as February. Great for cooking, freezing, and in preserves and wines. Best planted in late autumn and early winter. Pick by pulling the entire stem in the second season after planting. Please note that rhubarb leaves are toxic if ingested.

STOCKBRIDGE ARROW - late

A popular modern variety with tall and strong tender red stems and arrow-shaped leaves, described as the variety of the connoisseur. Heavy cropper, long picking season and great flavour. A definite favourite! Easy-to-pull stems are best picked by pulling the entire stem in the second season after planting. Please note that rhubarb leaves are toxic if ingested.

Further Plant Propagation*

All varieties marked * are protected under the Plant Breeder's Rights Act (PBR) 1964, or by EU Plant Variety Rights (PVR). All associated royalties (and levies) are included in the sale price.

You are reminded that further propagation of these varieties for resale is forbidden without a propagation licence from the Head Licensee. All plants are sold on the understanding that they will be used for fruit production only.