FRUIT TREE PLANTING – Approximate Distances Apart


Standard trees – 8 – 10 m apart.

Bushes – 6 – 8 m apart, according to variety and

stocks used; on M.9, 4m apart; on M.27, 2 – 3m apart.

Cordons – 1 m (some plantings at 0.6 m have been

very successful, but the extra space reduces costs and eases management problems).


Trained trees – Horizontal -8m apart.

Bush trees -5m apart.

Cordons – 1 m apart.


Trained trees (fan shaped) -6m apart.

Standard trees and half-standards -6m apart.


Standard trees – approx. 10 – 15 m apart.

Trained trees (fan shaped) – approx. 6 m apart.

Black and redcurrants and gooseberries

Bushes up to approx. 2 m apart. Under field conditions blackcurrants may be planted 3.3 x 1.3 m.

Cordons – 0.5 m apart (redcurrants and gooseberries).


In rows 0.8 x 0.5 m apart from plant to plant in the rows, according to conditions and variety.

Loganberries and blackberries

In rows 2 m apart and 5 m from plant to plant.

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