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Apple (Britain's Favourites Collection)

Malus domestica

Hardy Tree

Britain has one of the best climates in the world for growing apples of the highest quality. This collection contains some of the most highly regarded varieties. Grafted onto a dwarfing rootstock, the crowns are easily reached to prune, spray and pick your delicious fruit. The varieties in this collection are not self-fertile but will act as suitable pollinators for one another. Root wrap plants supplied. Height and spread: 2.5m (8') Rootstock: M9.


Estimated time to cropping once planted: 2 years.
Estimated time to best yields: 5 years.


Collection comprises 1 tree each of:


Apple 'Braeburn' - This well known dessert variety earns its popularity by being easy to grow, early to crop from a young age, and having excellent storage potential.

Apple 'Bramley's Seedling' - The most famous cooking apple of all, producing large fruits with a sharp acidic flavour that are ideal for making delicious pies and crumbles.

Apple 'Cox's Orange Pippin' - Regarded to be the finest tasting dessert apple, the rich aromatic flavour and crisp, juicy texture set this apple apart from other varieties.


Useful links:

How to grow fruit treesFruit rootstock guide


Culinary note: Some parts of these flowers are edible. For more details about edible flowers click here.

Ideal For:
kitchen garden, wildlife gardens
Flowering Period:
April, May
Position:
full sun
    • 3 trees - 1 of each variety

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    • Despatch: By end of November 2014
    • £44.99
Plant apple trees in any well drained soil in a sheltered sunny position. Prior to planting, incorporate plenty of well rotted manure or garden compost into the planting hole and drive the stake into the ground to support the tree. Staking after planting may result in damage to the root ball. Plant fruit trees at their original soil level and firm them into the ground. Fasten the tree to the stake using a tree tie, and water well.

Fruit trees do not suffer weed competition well. Keep weeds and grass clear from within a 30cm radius of base of the tree. In spring, while the ground is moist, apply a mulch of well rotted manure or garden compost around the base of the tree, taking care not to mound it up against the stem. This will help to retain moisture throughout the summer. Feed and water apple trees during particularly dry periods.


Pruning apple trees begins immediately after planting. Remove the central stem to just above the highest side branch. For the following 3 years, prune only the tips of the remaining main branches by one third in winter. Aim for about six main branches which will form the frame of your tree, with fruiting sub branches growing off of them. From the fourth year, some sub branches can be pruned out at the union where they join the main branch, to allow new sub branches to take their place.


In order to produce the best quality, largest apples, the fruits should be thinned in July leaving two apples remaining per cluster.

Seeds and garden supplies will normally be delivered within the time period stated against each product as detailed above. Plants, bulbs, corms, tubers, shrubs, trees, potatoes etc are delivered at the appropriate time for planting and will be stated on the product page or in your order acknowledgement page and email.


Orders for packets of seed incur a P&P charge of £1.95.
Orders which include any other products will incur a P&P charge of £4.95.
Where an order includes both packets of seeds and other products a maximum P&P charge of £6.90 will apply - regardless of the number of items ordered.


Please see our Delivery / P&P page for further details and details of any surcharges that may apply to certain destinations.

Reviews
  1. Disapointed

    By Alison Phipps 07-04-2014

    When I ordered this, the description implied that it would be all three varieties on one tree. Imagine my surprise when three trees arrived! Each tree is very small, between 1m and 1.5m. Considering the price charged (even with a discount) I was expecting bigger plants. I do not think, I will be getting a crop in only two years!

    Natalie
    08-04-2014

    Thank you for your review. I am very sorry to learn of your disappointment with your recent order. If you would like to contact our customer care team on ccare@thompson-morgan.com, one of our agents will be happy to investigate this matter.

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