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Apple 'Family Apple Tree'Malus domestica

Just £29.99

4 Reviews

Family apple tree varieties:

b>Apple 'James Grieve' – An excellent dual-use apple for cooking and eating with and RHS AGM.

b>Apple 'Sunset'– A popular dessert apple that makes a nice compact alternative to Cox with a delicious, crisp flavour.

b>Apple 'Discovery' – Regarded to be the finest tasting dessert apple, with a rich aromatic flavour and crisp, juicy texture.

b>Apple 'Fiesta'

b>Apple 'Kid's Orange Red'

b>Apple 'Worcester'

1 apple tree £29.99 Out of Stock
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An entire orchard on just one tree! Family fruit trees have three different varieties grafted onto one stem, which will pollinate each other and crop at different times to extend the picking season. Perfect for the smaller garden with room for only one tree; and even suited to growing in a large patio container (holding at least 30 litres of compost). Harvest from September. Apple rootstock: MM106. Height and spread if not containerised: 4m (13').


Estimated time to cropping once planted: 2 years.
Estimated time to best yields: 4 years.


  • Family apple tree varieties:
  • Apple 'James Grieve' – An excellent dual-use apple for cooking and eating with and RHS AGM.
  • Apple 'Sunset'– A popular dessert apple that makes a nice compact alternative to Cox with a delicious, crisp flavour.
  • Apple 'Discovery' – Regarded to be the finest tasting dessert apple, with a rich aromatic flavour and crisp, juicy texture.

Due to a current shortage of the named varieties, all of our stock of ‘Family Trees’ will include a balanced mix of varieties with similar growth vigour and importantly offer very good pollination to ensure fruit on each variety each year.


Useful links:

How to grow fruit trees Fruit rootstock guide


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


Patio, Kitchen Garden, Wildlife Gardens

Hardy

Full sun

400cm (157.5in)

400cm (157.5in)

1 Apple Tree (T14227)

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Flowering Months Harvest Months

Feed and water containerised plants regularly. Prune only the tips of the main branches by one third in winter. Some sub branches can be pruned out when necessary 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 fruits, the apples and pears should be thinned in July leaving two fruits remaining per cluster.

Plant patio fruit trees in containers holding at least 30 litres of good quality compost such as John Innes No.3. Alternatively plant them in any well drained soil in a sheltered sunny position. Plant fruit trees at their original soil level, firm them into the ground and water well.

Delivery

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 delivery charge of £1.95.

Orders which include any other products will incur a delivery charge of £4.95.

Where an order includes both packets of seeds and other products, a maximum delivery charge of £6.90 will apply - regardless of the number of items ordered.

Large items may incur a higher delivery charge - this will be displayed in your shopping basket.

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Satisfaction Guaranteed

For your complete peace of mind, our Home and Garden products may be returned to us within 30 days of purchase for a refund of the purchase price. Items must be returned unused, at your cost and in mint condition. All items carry a manufacturer's 12 month defects warranty.

Reviews

Not what's advertised 2016-11-04

Tree came as expected and in good condition. It wasn't until a week or so later that I realised the varieties grafted onto the rootstock were not what was advertised. Very disappointed with TM.

T&M replied on 2016-04-11: Thank you for your review. I am very sorry to learn of your disappointment with your purchase. At your earliest convenience please contact our Customer Care Department at ccare@thompson-morgan.com, one of our agents will be more than happy to look into this further for you.

Really pleased with this 2012-05-06

Our tree came in February and we potted it up in a large pot and followed the instructions. Within 2 weeks it came into bud, April we had lots of blossom and by May we had little apples forming. Some have dropped and we now have 6 apples (2 per variety) which are getting bigger. This is great for the first year and more than I expected or could have hoped for. Looking forward to tasting our own grown apples in a few months.

Lovely little tree 2011-05-05

I got this tree as a gift. I don't really have space for an apple tree so this was ideal. It came well packaged and in very good condition. This is it's first year in our garden and it already has a few teeny apples growing on it. I can't wait for the crops it will give us in the future. My son (aged 3) finds it fascinating to see how apples grow.

Ornamental rather than crop provider 2011-02-10

We bought this tree and the pear family tree to celebrate our son's 1st birthday. 2 years after buying, I've had a total crop of 8 apples and no fruit from the pear tree. Both trees are growing well in 50 litre tubs, flower well (and look very pretty) but are reluctant to crop.