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Apple Trees

Every garden should have an Apple tree - whether it's a cooking or eating variety; a giant with a rope swing tied to a branch or a dwarf variety in a pot. All our Apple trees are hardy, reliable and will produce delicious fruit for years, not to mention abundant blossom in Spring. Read on for all you need to know about choosing, growing and caring for apple trees.

What size/rootstock do I need?

The eventual size of an apple tree depends on its rootstock, so this is an important thing to consider. Trees on MM106 (semi-dwarfing) rootstock will grow to around 4 x 4m, so are best for medium to large gardens. An M26 rootstock means your tree will reach a compact 3 x 3.5m, making it ideal for smaller spaces. M9 rootstocks reach a height of 2.5m and M27 a patio pot friendly 1.5 x 1.5m. For a space saving tree with a good yield, we recommend cordon trees, which are trained to grow in a column shape.

Do I need a self-fertile apple tree?

Almost certainly not - trees that are not self fertile need another apple tree within about a mile to help with pollination. Even crabapple trees are fine, and these are pretty common, so if you live in a populated area it’s very unlikely you’ll have any problems. However if you are in an isolated area, go for a self fertile variety like Scrumptious - and if you have the space, two apple trees grown close together (of different varieties) will crop more heavily.

Do I need a special kind of apple for eating/cooking/cider?

Most apples are fine for eating and cooking, however some varieties have been bred to give you the best results for each purpose. Dessert apples like Katy are crisp, sweet and best for eating raw. Cooking apples are larger and juicier - try Bramley’s Seedling. For a great all-rounder that will serve all purposes (including cider making) try a variety like James Grieve or Elstar.

What else should I consider?

You may want to consider harvesting time if you want to avoid a month where you’re usually on holiday, or if you want to store the apples, some varieties such as Egremont Russet are better. You might prefer familiar favourites like Golden Delicious or rarer heritage varieties such as Worcester Pearmain. Several of our apples have also been awarded the RHS award of garden merit.

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Braeburn Hillwell Apple Tree
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Braeburn Hillwell Apple Tree
3 options from £25.00

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Scrumptious Apple Tree
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Scrumptious Apple Tree
1 option from £25.00

Really exceptional taste & performance

  • Aptly named award-winning dual purpose apple
  • Max size H3m x W3m - M26 Rootstock
  • Early season - harvest July to August
  • Self fertile - will produce good crops without pollination
James Grieve Apple Tree
4 options from from £25.00

Probably the best dual purpose variety of apple

  • Firm and juicy award-winning multi-purpose apple
  • Multiple sizes and cordon trees available
  • Mid season - harvest August to September
  • Partially self fertile - Pollination group 3
Bramley's Seedling Apple Tree
3 options from from £25.00

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Red Windsor Apple Tree
1 option from from £25.00

Best apple for beginners–easy to grow & super reliable

  • Sweet red easy-growing dessert apple
  • Max size H3m x W3m - M26 Rootstock
  • Mid season - harvest August to September
  • Self fertile - will produce good crops without pollination
Discovery Apple Tree
2 options from from £25.00

Easy to grow & super sweet, with a hint of strawberry

  • Super juicy, multi-purpose award winner
  • Different rootstocks and sizes available incl. a Dwarfing option
  • Early season - harvest July to August, keeps for two months
  • Not self fertile - Pollination group 3
Falstaff Apple Tree
2 options from from £25.00

An excellent performer with large crops of juicy red apples

  • Sweet and juicy dual-purpose award winner
  • Max size H3m x W3m - M26 Rootstock
  • Late season - harvest September to October
  • Self fertile - will produce good crops without pollination
Gala Apple Tree
2 options from from £25.00

Favourite dessert apple with a mild, sweet taste

  • Crisp dessert apple with a mild, sweet flavour
  • Max size H3m x W3m - M26 Rootstock
  • Mid season - harvest August-September, keeps for months
  • Not self fertile - pollination group 3
Sunset Apple Tree
2 options from from £25.00

One of the tastiest dessert apples you can grow

  • Sweet, sharp, aromatic flavoured dessert apple
  • Max size H3m x W3m - M26 Rootstock
  • Late season - harvest September to October
  • Self fertile - will produce good crops without pollination
Egremont Russet Apple Tree
2 options from from £25.00

Apple enthusiasts adore this classic Victorian Russet

  • Gourmet dessert apple with a mellow nutty taste
  • Max size H3m x W3m - M26 Rootstock
  • Mid season harvest - Sept-Oct, Keeps well.
  • Self fertile - Pollination group 2
Granny Smith Apple Tree
1 option from from £25.00

Versatile favourite with a sharp, juicy taste

  • Sharp and juicy apple for cooking or eating
  • Max size H3m x W3m - M26 Rootstock
  • Late season - harvest September to October, stores well
  • Self fertile - will produce good crops without pollination
Red Devil Apple Tree
2 options from from £25.00

Red skin, red flesh, and pink juice

  • Crimson dessert apple with pink flesh and a hint of strawberry
  • Max size H3m x W3m - M26 Rootstock
  • Mid season - harvest August to September
  • Self fertile - will produce good crops without pollination
Spartan Apple Tree
3 options from from £25.00

A crisp, sweet, juicy apple–perfect for kids

  • Award winning crisp and juicy dessert apple
  • Different Rootstock and size options incl. a Dwarfing 3m x 3m option
  • Late season - harvest September to October
  • Not self fertile - Pollination group 3
Cox's Orange Pippin Apple Tree
2 options from £25.00

Fresh picked, the Cox's taste climbs to new levels

  • Aromatic, very juicy dessert apple
  • Different rootstocks and sizes available incl. a Dwarfing option
  • Late season - harvest September to October
  • Self fertile - will produce good crops without pollination
Grenadier Apple Tree
2 options from from £25.00

Ultra reliable, super early cropping cooking apple

  • Easy growing cooking apple for rich, creamy purees
  • Max size H4m W4m - MM106 Rootstock
  • Early season - harvest July to August
  • Self fertile - will produce good crops without pollination
Golden Delicious Apple Tree
2 options from from £25.00

Well-loved, versatile and irresistible

  • Mellow golden dual-purpose award winner
  • Max size H3m x W3m - M26 Rootstock
  • Late season - harvest September to October - great for storing
  • Not self fertile - pollination group 5
Katy Apple Tree
2 options from from £25.00

Attractive, soft, sweet apples with a touch of strawberry

  • Easy to grow mild, crisp dual-purpose apple
  • Max size H3m x W3m - M26 Rootstock
  • Early season - harvest July to August, keeps well
  • Not self fertile - Pollination group 3
Elstar Apple Tree
2 options from from £25.00

A popular, award winning variety. Very versatile.

  • Award winning dual-purpose apple with a crisp, honeyed flavour
  • Different Rootstock and size options incl. a Dwarfing 3m x 3m option
  • Mid season - harvest August to September
  • Not self-fertile - Pollination Group 3
Herefordshire Russet Apple Tree
2 options from from £30.00

Attractive russet apple with a hint of Cox flavour

  • Nutty-flavoured, aromatic dessert apple
  • Max size H3m x W3m - M26 Rootstock
  • Late season - harvest September to October, Store until January
  • Not self fertile - Pollination group 3
Laxton's Superb Apple Tree
2 options from from £25.00

Heirloom apple with a sweet, floral flavour

  • A sweet, dry dessert apple with floral notes
  • Max size H3m x W3m - M26 Rootstock
  • Late season - harvest September to October
  • Not self fertile - pollination group 7
Worcester Pearmain Apple Tree
2 options from from £25.00

Award winning heirloom dessert apple

  • Award winning sweet dessert apple with a strawberry aroma
  • Max size H3m x W3m - M26 Rootstock
  • Early season - harvest July to August
  • Not self fertile - Pollination group 3
Fiesta Apple Tree
2 options from from £25.00

Heavy crops of sweet, delicious dessert apples

  • Sweet, crisp and delicious award-winning dessert apple
  • Max size H3m x W3m - M26 Rootstock
  • Late season - harvest September to October, keeps until March
  • Not self fertile - Pollination group 3
Jonagold Apple Tree
2 options from from £25.00

Tasty and versatile with a delicious aroma

  • Firm, juicy dessert apple with an excellent aroma
  • Max size H3m x W3m - M26 Rootstock
  • Late season - harvest September to October, store until March
  • Not self fertile - Pollination group 3
Blenheim Orange Apple Tree
2 options from from £25.00

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