John Stoa creating a masterpiece!

Fruit Growing in Scotland (the artist's garden)

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Fruit growing in Scotland is a very traditional activity where John lives in Dundee at the edge of the Carse of Gowrie. This long and wide area of land running from Dundee to Perth and bounded by the River Tay to the south and the Sidlaw Hills to the north, is an alluvial plain of very rich free draining soil, just perfect for soft fruit growing. It was always noted for fruit growing, with apples and plums in the past but now strawberries and raspberries are the main crops.
John grows almost every fruit possible for this area including strawberries, raspberries, blackcurrants, gooseberries, redcurrants, blueberries, apples, plums, pears, grapes and a fig brown turkey.
He is now experimenting with Saskatoons, Amelanchier alnifolia. He is growing Smoky and Thiessen which are very commercial varieties of Saskatoons in Canada, and is hoping that the favourable Dundee climate will allow them to crop. The saskatoon fruit looks like a large blueberry, and the small tree is perfect for the "pick your own" trade.
Other garden pictures may be visited at the following links, Scottish Garden Pictures, Outdoor Plants, Hanging Baskets and Tubs, Flowering Bulbs, Rose Bushes , Winter Garden , Garden Trees.
Plum Victoria tree with juicy red plums
Black grape vine Black Hamburg growing in Dundee

Apple Red Falstaff
Saskatoon fruit in July
Blaeberry growing in a Dundee garden.
Stawberry picture of delicious  Scottish strawberries
Redcurrent Red Lake




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