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09/09/2013 at 12:42
Hi all again were nearly done for info on the new place and just need advice on an Apricot tree (fan if poss ) weve got a great list of fruit trees to add to our fig trees all recommended by this site ,also Blueberries ,Blackberries, Now what about an Apricot tree, can i do a fan same as the others trees were planning if so which one to go for ? were going close to the Norfolk coast , is it warm enough i wonder or too salty maybe i dont know, hope to get some good info again, also i have room for one more fan trained tree, iv got an eater and a cooker apple, three figs, 2 blueberries, lemon, sweet cherry. now one more if poss please wot2get? right many of em B Lucky Alan
09/09/2013 at 12:54

Hi Alan  Yes can be fanned. You need a pretty sheltered position but not South facing better east or North, the reason being the blossom comes early and may get hit by frost if South. Free draining soil too. 

What about a plum to add to your collection. Pretty unfussy and can be wall trained too. Better still a greengage. Not many people seem to grow them anymore and they are delicious.

09/09/2013 at 13:17
Hi Addict,, never ever tried a greengage, wot r they ? sweet sour eat off the plant or jammers sounds interesting and i never gave the old plum a thought plum and ginger jam we love, wot does greengage taste similar to to get an idea please,
09/09/2013 at 15:58

Greengage very similiar to plum and can be used in the same way. I think they taste better but maybe thats just me. 

http://www.marshalls-seeds.co.uk/english-greengage-tree-pid2796.html

09/09/2013 at 16:10

This link gives you varieties 

http://www.orangepippin.com/gages/old-greengage

09/09/2013 at 16:58
Nice one Addict ,hate to admit it, I didnt even know a greengage WAS a plum, the info you sent is more than interesting it has to be followed up in Norfolk at our local G/c we really appreciate this advice,and apparently they make exceptional jam nice one Manyofem Alan ( Smily) i aint got non
09/09/2013 at 17:46

I bought a cherry tree a couple of years ago.  This year I got greengages from it!  well it looked like a cherry at the time.......

11/09/2013 at 19:49

Alan what does Manyofem mean? And do you mean you cant use smilies? 

You are very welcome. Wish more people would grow them. Used to scrump neighbours tree as a kid lol. 

12/09/2013 at 06:59

Greengages make the Best Jam In The World!!! 

When you move here you will be lucky as you'll be in the same county as http://www.readsnursery.co.uk/plum-and-gage-trees/ - a fabulous fruit nursery - highly recommended by Mr Don and others - I've bought really good fruit trees and bushes from them and Stephen Read is very helpful if you email him.  

They have a wide selection of plums and gages, including  the lovely Old green gage.

PS the also stock apricots, of course 

15/09/2013 at 17:14
Hi Dove thats another G/C were going to visit,iv had a look at there site and a visit is on the early calender, im also impressed with the one at Overstrand a pleasure to walk round and avacoffee, many thanks for that we do appreciate all this help, Kates getting exited with planning all the new fruit trees and new allotment and wot to plant, Good luck and Addict many -of- them, or- many- of- em, just refers to nice days Blucky
15/09/2013 at 17:47

Afraid Reads isn't open to the public unless you're collecting an order, because of planning restrictions.  http://www.readsnursery.co.uk/pages/About-Us.html 

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