The UK has a mild climate that is suitable for growing a variety of different fruit trees, including apple trees and cherry fruit trees. Despite the generally moderate weather in the region, however, conditions in certain areas are better suited to particular varieties of fruit tree.
Areas with little sunlight and a lot of wind and rain require hardy trees with good resistance to disease. One option for areas like this, which include the Scottish Highlands, is the Morello cherry tree, which produces a late blooming variety of cherry with a healthy disease resistance. Although a genuine cherry fruit tree, as opposed to a decorative variety, the fruit is sour and best suited for cooking.
In extremely windy and wet areas that receive plenty of sunlight, such as the most westerly regions of the South West of England, fruit trees tend to grow quite well, however, a degree of hardiness is required to get through the occasionally tough conditions. Fruit trees that grow particularly well in these areas include damson trees and Bramley apples trees.
Temperate areas like Southern England, which have low rainfall and good levels of sunlight, are excellent conditions in which to grow fruit. As well as all the usual varieties of pears, plums, apples and cherry fruit trees, more exotic varieties, such as pineapples, citrus fruits and kiwis can also thrive.