Grown in the heart of East Sussex

Plumpton College Open Day – May 14th

I will be exhibiting at this years Plumpton College Open Day, Ditchling Road, Plumpton, BN7 3AE. It would be great to see you to discuss your fruit tree requirements.

Plumpton College hosts an open day every year and it is a great family day out. There are numerous things to see and do, from tractor and trailer tour, see the farm animals with other show events taking place. See Plumpton College web site for details.

Wealden Times Mid Summer Fair – June

Come and see me at Hole Park, Rolvelden. See my display and ask your questions.
Thursday 9th, Friday 10th and Saturday 11th June. for details.

New Tree Shapes for 2016

Double Cordons

A cordon with two vertical branches. Christmas Pippin and Scrumptious available in this form £60 each.  More varieties in autumn 2016.

Double Cordon

Double Cordon

Double U Trees

A tree with four vertical branches are now available.
James Grieve, Golden Delicious, Conference and Opal available in this form £90 each.


Double U Cordon

Fairlight Hall Plant Fair 19-20th September

Fairlight Hall, Martineau Lane, Fairlight, Nr Hastings, East Sussex, TN35 5DR, is having plant fair set in the fantastic grounds of the hall.  There is a wide range of plants on offer from continental and specialist nurseries as well as national collection holders.  There is plenty to tempt and please both garden lovers and plantspeople alike.  There are talks taking place throughout both days and held in the plant fair marquee.

Whilst visiting the fair take the opportunity to visit the gardens.  Refreshments will be available and enterance to the gardens are £5.

You can meet Sussex Fruit Trees at the fair to discuss your fruit tree requirements including orchard planning.

Show Opening 10am-4pm on both Saturday 19th and Sunday 20th September 2015.



Broad Oak & Heathfield Community Festival, 6th June, 2015

Broad Oak & Heathfield Community Festival, Broad Oak Village Hall, Burwash Road, Broad Oak, East Sussex.

Come along and see me at this festival and discuss your fruit tree desires, issues and requirements with me (Mark Piper) and have a great fun day out.

Show Stand 2Heathfield Show Stand 2015

Sussex Festival of Beekeeping, Heathfield 16th May 2015

Come and see me at the Sussex Festival of Beekeeping, I can discuss your fruit tree issues and requirements.

The 2015 Sussex Festival of Beekeping will take place on 16th May 2015 at Heathfield Community College. Entry and parking is free.

2014 was the 40th anniversary of the Sussex Bee Market which is now incorporated into the Sussex Festival of Beekeeping. The Festival starts at 10.30am and concludes approximately 4.30pm

In addtion to Trade stands there will be information displays including advice on plants and planting to help bees plus:

Live bee handling demonstration in the morning

Bee related workshop for under 12’s between 12 noon and 1pm

Talk on bee healh at 12 noon

Auction of bees (1.30pm) and beekeeping related items (2pm)

Raffle with a range of prizes

New Trees for 2015

Little Pax

Originally found at St Cecilia’s Abbey, Isle of White

Bee friendly blossom – produces stunning spring blossom in delicate shades of pink, with a beautiful orhid-like shape, a good pollinator

Delicious fruit – a late eating apple ready in October and stores well. Red pink apples with rose flecks and soft autumn yellow coulours. The fruit is firm and crunchy with juicy flesh. A rich aromatic flavour with a sweet essence similar to honeydew melon.

Sussex Fruit Trees has this available on a semi dwarf rootstock.

Tickled Pink

This apple tree has the ornamental features of red flowers and leaves in the spring.

If eaten in October it has a crisp texture, sweet flavour.

However, it has deep clear juice and other excellent cooking properties, for instance, coloured dried apple chips, red sliced apple for salads and tarts and pink stewed apple.

A fantastic dual variety of apple tree.

Sussex Fruit Trees has this available as an espalier.

The Heathfield Show 23rd May 2015

Exciting news, Sussex Fruit Trees has been offered a trade stand at this years Heathfield & District Agricultural Show on the 23rd of May at half term.

Come a long to discuss your fruit tree issues and requirements with me (Mark Piper) and have a great fun day out.  Children enter free this year.

Take a look at their web site:
Little Tottingworth Farm, Broad Oak, Heathfield, East Sussex, TN21 8UE.

There is a vast amount to see and do, from farm animals on display, to horse events, craft stalls, tractor demonstrations and quad bike stunt team and much more.

Step Overs for Sandhill Farm House, February 2015

New Step Overs for Rosemary Alexander, Sandhill Farm House, Hampshire

Having supplied Rosemary a range of fruit trees towards the end of last year, Rosemary decided she would like to create a small boundary around her kitchen garden using fruit trees. Sussex Fruit Trees has supplied four apples and four pears on dwarf rootstocks for these step overs. Garden Designer Simon Hewitt, famed for River Cafe (London), (See Contacts Page) is designing a metal framework to support the trees.

Sandhill Farm House Garden has been designed By Rosemary Alexander, the founder of The English Gardening School, London. (See Contacts Page) The beautiful old house is surround by a variety of different garden rooms, each with it’s own identity and planting. Well worth a visit if you are in the area.

Sandhill Farm House is open under the National Garden Schemes for charity.

Open Saturday 11th & Sunday 12th April 2015
Open Saturday 20th & Sunday 21st June 2015