Healthy and supremely tasty, fresh-picked fruit from the garden is one of the real luxuries of growing your own. A British climate is perfect for growing so many different types from tart rhubarb in early spring to sweet summer strawberries and crunchy autumn apples.
Fruit for everyone!
Whatever your taste is, there will be definitely a type of fruit that you like. We stock a huge fruit range at Trowbridge Garden Centre:
- Look out for container-grown bushes and trees to buy all year round, or in winter bare-root plants which establish in double-quick time.
- Fruit trees to enjoy in your garden include traditional apples, pears and plums – we stock many traditional heritage varieties with outstanding flavour and fascinating histories. Look out for unusual fruits, too, like mulberries, quinces and medlars in our garden centre.
- Berries and currants are a super value, producing years of plentiful harvests from just a few plants. Gooseberries are first, fruiting from May, while currants (black, white and red) take over in summer.
- Bare-root stock gives you a great choice of varieties. In our garden centre from November onwards, you'll find bundles of raspberry canes, fruit trees and strawberry crowns sold this way to plant as soon as you get them home.
Tips for a garden full of fruit
Fruit from your own garden is wonderful. You can put delicious strawberries, raspberries and blackberries in your tastiest dishes. With our tips, you can enjoy fruit from your own garden in no time!
- Plant in the spring or fall: autumn is the best time to plant fruit. If you plant fruit bushes in the fall, there is a chance that they are well rooted before the winter. But if you prefer to plant in the spring, that is also possible.
- Choose a sunny place: fruit loves the sun. Sunlight stimulates the production of sugars. So the more sun your fruit plants get, the tastier the fruit will be.
- Choose the right type of soil: most gardens are suitable for fruit plants, but sandy soil is the most suitable. The best you can do is to prepare the soil a few weeks before planting with compost and potting soil
- Enjoy more by a variety of fruits: a great idea is to buy different types so that you can always pick something. Red and white berries are easy to grow and you can supplement these with black and blueberries. This means you are already guaranteed a summer full of fruit. Raspberries are also easy and very tasty.
- Give enough water: drought is disastrous during the harvest season. Many fruits consist of a big part of water, so with too little moisture the yield will be minimal. If it is very dry, water the fruit plants.
Get your fruit at Trowbridge Garden Centre
Please ask the staff in our Trowbridge Garden Centre for more information and advice about growing fruit. Visit Trowbridge Garden Centre and find the type of fruit you are looking for! Please ask the staff in our Trowbridge - Wiltshire garden centre for more information and advice about our fruit. We also offer a lot of other products as bulbs, annuals, indoor plants and more. You can find our location and opening hours on our contact page. We hope to see you soon at Trowbridge Garden Centre!