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Ecolette' Patio Apple Tree | 4.5L Pot

Malus domestica 'Ecolette'

SKU: FRU0285

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Big flavours from a small tree
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The Highlights

    • A superbly flavoured apple with a balance of sweetness and acidity, similar to Elstar
    • Specially bred for small spaces - perfect for patio pots
    • Very high disease resistance
    • Great productivity in a small space
    • Apples have a strong red blush on a yellow background, with white flesh
    • High yields with brilliant storage capability

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Supplied as:

4.5L Pot

Height on arrival:

60-95cm inc. pot
Your tree is supplied at a height of approx 80cm

Eventual height:


Eventual spread:

Spreads approx 1.5m

Tasting notes:

Superb balanced flavour

Time to first crop:

1 year
You may see your first apples the first year after planting, but don't expect substantial crops until the 3rd/4th year. Some advise thinning the fruit in the first few years so that the tree can concentrate its energy on establishing strong roots and growing.




Fully hardy
Doesn't require any protection from frost

Self fertile:

Self fertile


Eat fresh, cook, juice or make cider


M26 Dwarfing
Apple tree varieties are usually grown by grafting them to rootstocks. This has benefits for pest resistance, genetics and the efficiency of propagation. Importantly, it also limits the height of a tree to a more manageable, specific height. M26 apple trees tend to only reach 3m tall, perfect for smaller spaces or those afraid of stepladders.


Space 1.5m apart to allow for spreading

Care Guide

Excellent pest and disease resistance

Unlikely to be bothered by pests or diseases, this variety is bred to be highly resistant to scab and mildew.MORE

Water in well

Water in thoroughly when planting. For bare root trees, you won't need to water regularly, only in dry spells when needed. You should be able to tell because the leaves will start to wilt and droop. If a container grown tree, it will need more watering until its roots are established. It should be watered every other day or so for the first few months. Then reduce to twice a week until autumn. In the second year it should have an established enough root system to support itself, just water when required as explained above for bare roots. When watering a tree it is important to give a good soaking. It is better to water heavily and less frequently than little and often as this encourages the roots to grow down into the ground.MORE

Full sun

Plant where the tree will receive around 6-8 hours of sunlight daily in spring/summer.MORE

Happy in most soils

Prefers fertile well draining soil, can also tolerate clay soil but you will need to take some steps to improve drainage in the winter.MORE

Feeding not required

No feeding needed.MORE

Some structural pruning required

Some pruning should be done each winter to ensure that your apple tree maintains a productive shape. This can improve yields and prevent disease.MORE