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We are Grow a family run fruit tree nursery located near Ashford in Kent.  We are passionate about conserving rare and heritage fruit tree varieties and are on a mission to get Britain GROWing and helping to protect our planet.

We have been propagating fruit trees for nearly twenty years and work in partnership with the National Fruit Collection at Brogdale.  We’re striving to help protect our planet with our carbon offset programme – partnering with sustainability conscious companies looking to do their bit for the environment and communities in need.

Our ambition is to create a living map of heritage fruit tree varieties across the country, while helping businesses reduce their carbon footprint, and giving people access to delicious fresh fruit.

Our beautiful fruit trees are available for you to buy and grow at home and our expert team can assist you with bigger projects too.  


King Henry VIII ordered the creation of the National Fruit Collection during his reign.  Brogdale is now one of the largest collections in the World and it’s where we take our graft wood from.  We regenerate the trees by grafting them and replicating the DNA exactly, keeping the finest fruit tree varieties alive for everyone to enjoy – just as Henry intended!

Learn about our Carbon Offset Programme

Did you know?An acre of apple trees can absorb 10-20 tonnes of carbon/annum (depending on the age and size of the trees) furthermore they can release 15 tonnes of oxygen into the environment. 90% of our fresh fruit and vegetables in the UK is imported.  By planting orchards we can instantly make a difference by reducing the need to import as much and to enjoy fruit as nature intended eating in season!

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Star of the orchard

Annie Elizabeth

There are many stories relating to the Annie Elizabeth apple and after whom it was named.  First grown in 1857 in Leicester by Samuel Greatorex the apple was said to be named after his baby daughter who sadly died aged one.  However, in 1898 the apple was introduced commercially by Harrison’s of Leicester and another story tells us that Thomas Harrison named the apple after his two daughters – Annie and Elizabeth!

No matter which story is the truth we are certain that Annie Elizabeth was grown from a pip of Blenheim Orange.  Annie Elizabeth is very different to its parent with golden flesh and delicious flavour.  A cooking apple that is partially self-fertile, cropping in late October/November but will store if conditions are right until Spring.  It retains some texture when cooked, so perfect for apple pie rather than a crumble!  A star of the orchard too as Annie Elizabeth has good disease resistance to mildew, scab and canker.

Annie Elizabeth remained a very popular apple until the 1930’s widely grown commercially.  It has a beautiful blossom with buds of the deepest pink, opening to reveal flowers of light pink.  

The apples that follow are large and flavoursome, sweet enough not to need any additional sugar but with just the right amount of acidity that you would expect from a cooking apple.

We hope that we can reintroduce this star and see its popularity restored!