Apples and pears: Tip or spur bearing?
It’s time to start winter pruning your apple and pear trees for bumper crops this season, but how you tackle them will depend on how they produce their fruit. Do you know your tip bearing trees from your spur bearers?
The list of varieties seems endless, here we’ve picked out some common varieties grown in the UK and identified them as tip or spur bearers. If yours isn’t on the list, contact the supplier and they should be able to tell you.
Once you’ve identified your tree, pick up the 26 Jan issue of Amateur Gardening for top advice on winter pruning.
|Adams Pearmain||Partial tip bearer|
|Ashmeads Kernel||Spur bearer|
|Blenheim Orange||Partial tip bearer|
|Bramley||Partial tip bearer|
|Discovery||Partial tip bearer|
|Egremont Russet||Spur bearer|
|Howgate Wonder||Spur bearer|
|James Grieve||Spur bearer|
|John Downie||Partial tip bearer|
|Lord Derby||Spur bearer|
|Lord Lambourne||Partial tip bearer|
|Orange pippin||Spur bearer|
|Red Falstaff||Partial tip bearer|
|Worcester Pearmain||Partial tip bearer|
|Beurre Hardy||Spur bearer|
|Doyenne du Comice||Spur bearer|
|Jargonelle||Partial tip bearer|
|Josephine de Malines||Partial tip bearer|
|Merton pride||Spur bearer|
|Williams Bon Chretien||Spur bearer|