Our fruit tree stocklist

please find below our stock list for the bare root season 2019/2020

Scottish Fruit Trees



2019 - 2020 stock list

John Hancox

The Apple Man

0778 606 3918

We supply high quality and delicious fruit trees of a good size, well adapted for the Scottish climate. Our aim is to make it easy for people to grow delicious fruit and to enjoy the simple pleasure of picking and eating fruit from the tree. We are also keen to promote old heritage varieties which are rarely seen.

We are also delighted to have added a number of Cider varieties to the list such as to the list.

Our apple trees are mainly on MMIO6 rootstock (semi-dwarfing) available for deliver from late November(the trees have to be dormant to move) at the start of the tree planting season. Plums and Pears are also on suitable semidwarfing rootstock. We do not recommend more dwarfing varieties for Scotland as they lack the necessary robustness to thrive. Pears, cherries and plums will also be supplied on semi dwarfing rootstock. Trees will be available Nov – April. Stocks of some varieties are limited and early ordering is highly recommended to ensure best selection and an early delivery.

Trees cost £25 per trees. We also have a limited range of larger 3 and 4 year trees POA. Please ask us for prices for bulk orders. Stakes, Ties, Labels and other orchard essentials can be supplied. Postage and packing £15 per bundle of up to 8 trees. Please contact us for help with stock selection and other queries. Please note that we can also provide a fair variety of Scottish soft fruit on request.

We are happy to help you select varieties suitable for your location… I’m happy to discuss by phone, but it is often very helpful to have details of the site, photos of the site, and info on soil conditions sent by email prior to the call.

Special OFFER Valid until 15thMarch 2020 – SCOTTISH ORCHARD PACK Our selection of 8 delicious fruit trees at 2 years (4 apple, 2 plum, 2 Pears, plus planting instructions) suitable for Scottish gardens, schools and community groups: £159, Inc P&P (saving 40%)

Scottish Cider Orchard Valid until 15thMarch 2020 Apple collection … 8 apple trees sweet and sharp - suitable for eating, cooking and cider making. Including a crab apple for pollination and added tannins. £159, Inc P&P (saving 40%)

MIXED ORCHARD PACK Special OFFER 2 Valid until 15thMarch 2019 –– Our selection of 4 apple trees, plus 3 blackcurrants, 3 redcurrants, 3 gooseberries, 5 raspberry canes, I blackberry (thornless) and 1 blueberry, plus planting directions: £159, Inc P&P – again saving 40%)

Stock list (At August 2019) Note stock levels change during the season … Order early

Scottish Apple: (note these are mostly on MM106 rootstock)

Currently available

Where they grow.

Quantity required



A 1920’s Scottish variety, grafted from John Butterworths Collection, Cooks to a sharp Puree

Allington Pippin


Very nice eater - which I grow in Glasgow – very clean and scab resistant. It is highly recommended as a quality eating apple for Scotland.

Ard Cairn Russet


From Cork, Ireland c. 1890 as identified orchard tree – growing well Perthshire and in the Borders: creamy yellow, firm. Sweet russet taste.

Bakers Delicious


A wonderful tasting apple of Welsh origin 1932 which is growing well in East Lothian and copes well with wet conditions. Highly recommended.

Belle de Boskoop


Pleasant dual use apple which grows well in Scotland (Dutch origin) – eats well and is used to make nice ciders.

Scottish Apple: (note these are mostly on MM106 rootstock)

Currently available

Where they grow.


Beauty of Moray (dual)


Moray – a fine hardy apple – keeps its shade well on cooking.

Bardsey Apple


One of the rarer apples – being found in 1999 on the windswept Bardsey Island in North Wales. It was found near the medieval Abbey and was likely introduced by monks. Surviving in harsh west coast conditions it’s a good choice for similar west coast island locations in Scotland.

Bloody Ploughman (good eater)


Due to the popularity of these we have budded loads of these. Delicious, and a spectacular deep red colour. Perthshire - and said to have sprung from the bloodied heart of a ploughman shot for scrumping.

Cambusnethan Pippin


This is one of Scotland’s best eating apples. It is a firm crisp Cox type apple with a slightly nutty taste. Also, it keeps well. Origins - Clyde Valley

Carlisle Codlin


Carlisle Codlin is a great cooker from the North and grown extensively around the Lake District.

Cats Head


An Excellent and ancient cooker (English 1629) with a long history of being grown in Edinburgh and the Lothians – one for cat lovers

Christmas Pippin (Eater – good keeper)


Grows well in Central Belt and further south – I wouldn’t be confident it would ripen further North. The Edible Christmas tree,



Clyde Valley a reliable cooker, with good-sized, clean fruit. Makes a good quality, juicy puree

Coul Blush (Eater)


Most Northern Variety – and an ingredient in Caorunn gin An Eater from Ross-shire (Scotland’s most north growing variety) raised at Coul, Ross-shire in 1827. Gold with faint flush. Sweet, soft cream flesh. Also makes good sauce.

Court Pendu Plat (Roman origin)


Court Pendu Plat is a very rare, very old apple.The name probably means ''short stalk' in French. Believed to have been introduced to Britain by the Romans, it was widely cultivated in the days of Queen Elizabeth 1st, and known as 'The wise apple' as it blossomed very late and so was not damaged by frost. It is now extremely rare, and I’m keen to ensure it survives as a variety.

Devonshire Quarrenden