Fruit trees, fruit canes and bushes are best grown in garden soil, although there are varieties of apples and pears that are grafted onto dwarf rootstock that can be grown successfully in large tubs.
Most are hardy enough for British gardens although apricot, peach, fig and grape need shelter from extreme weather to thrive. If you have the room then choose your favourites from the list below.
There are usually many different varieties to choose from each with distinctive flavours. Your local garden centre will be able to advise you on varieties that do well in your area and whether they need a partner for good pollination. Popular varieties will also be available growing on different rootstocks so you can choose plants that will keep to a reasonable and pickable height, already trained into the shape you need for your space.
|Tree fruits||Soft fruits|
|Apple, Pear, Plum, Cherry, Peach, Nectarine, Quince||Strawberry, Raspberry, Blackberry, Gooseberry, Blackcurrant, Red Currant, White Currant|