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Apple Trees
Apple Trees
Pair of Apple Trees
Apple fruits

Pair of Apple Trees

£60.00 exc delivery

These fabulous heritage apple trees are grown on dwarf M9 or M26 stock. Chosen for their flavour, these traditional favourites have been grown for us by the National Collection holders to produce smaller trees perfect to grow in a pot or in a smaller garden.

The apple trees in the nursery this month are looking pretty bare for winter but they can be planted out in the Spring ready for their first harvest later in the year. We have a great range of eating and also cooking apples including Cox's, Discovery, Russets and Bramleys so please do make a note in the special instructions if you have a preference.

110cm tall in a 5L pot

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This strong apple trees are grown on dwarf M9 rootstock so are perfect for a smaller space or even for a pot on a patio. They will eventually grow to around 8ft tall and we expect them to fruit next year.
Apple trees are hardy trees and do need to be outside. They are currently in quite a small pot so are ready to either be potted up into a larger pot or planted straight out in the ground. Choose a sunny position where the fruits can ripen and protect from strong winds and deer if they are a problem in your area.
Apple trees are best pruned around the end of August to prepare them for fruiting the following year. Remove any side shoots that are growing upwards at the trunk (ie. Those that are at less than a 45 degree angle from the trunk) and prune back any side shoots that are branching out nicely (at a greater than 45 degree angle) to about six inches in length. Always use sharp seceteurs when pruning and make clean diagonal cuts. Flowers and eventually fruit will set on these ‘old’ branches next year.
Apple trees are very tough trees that require little maintenance. Watch out for pests, including caterpillars and treat any problems early. Apple trees are deciduous so don’t worry when they lose their leaves in the winter months. Wilting or brown leaves - are the result of underwatering, give your plant a good soak and it will start to recover

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Apple Tree
Malus domestica
Malus comes from the greek word for melon covers a range of fleshy fruit trees including crab apples. 'Domestica' refers to the group of cultivated apple trees with large sweet fruit that we consume today.
Apple blossom in early spring is a beautiful sight, masses of pink tinged flowers emerge at the same time as the new leaves
Sweet round fruit, in a range of colours from green to yellow to red.
Apple trees have been cultivated for their fruit for thousands of years. They grow best in temperate climates and are widely grown in Asia, Eastern and Northern Europe and Turkey
Originating in Asia, the wild apple tree (malus sylvestrii) has been around for several thousands of years. Apples were important in the diet of romans and other early civilizations and 100s of cultivars have been developed over the centuries. Fruits of the apple tree also feature in numerous myths, famously adam bites on the forbidden apple from the garden of eden but apples are also associated with aphrodite and several norse myths. In the UK, apples are widely grown across the south west and kent and are one of the most popular of all fruits.
Apples we use to do generally fall into 2 categories, eaters and cookers. Sweet apples can be eaten fresh and raw whilst the sharper cooking varieties are best stewed or baked. Apples are also widely used to make ciders and different varieties produce varying levels of sweetness.
Further information available at http://www.bbc.co.uk/gardening/plants/plant_finder/plant_pages/524.shtml

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