The different groups of fruit are usually categorised as tree fruit or top fruit, which include apples, peaches, cherrie, plums and figs. Vine which include grapes and kiwi fruit. Soft fruit which include bush fruit like gooseberries and black currants, cane fruit which include raspberries and blackberries and strawberries which are herbaceous.
Apples Malus sylvestris var. domestica, the most widely grown species in the genus Malus. The hardy fruits of both dessert and culinary cultivars offer a great variety of flavours and textures. The most common ways of growing them are bush trees ie.Standards, Half-standards and Dwarf bush. They are also grown in restricted forms such as Espaliers and Cordons.
Plums Prunus domestica, are a fine reliable fruit to grow both for eating and culinary use. They include plums, damsons, gages and bullaces. They are grown on a variety of rootstocks, apart from bush varieties, they can also be trained as cordons.
Soft fruits are mainly bush or cane fruits apart from strawberries. Bush Fruits include blueberries, gooseberries, black currants, white currants and red currants. Cane fruit include raspberries, blackberries and hybrid berries.