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Dessert Apple Trees

A much loved and ever popular fruit, dessert apples (sometimes referred to as eating apples) are those varieties that are sweet enough to be eaten ‘straight from the tree’ without any cooking required. One of the delights for any home gardener is watching apples ripen on the tree and then deciding which ones are ready to be harvested. With such a diverse range of appearances and flavours ranging from hints of strawberry to aniseed, an apple variety can be found to suit everyone.

 

Our apple trees are grafted onto M26 semi-dwarfing rootstock, which will produce a tree that is easy to grow, easy to control and easy to pick. Bush apple trees will grow 2.4-3.6m (8-12ft) in height and spread. To ensure rapid establishment, apple trees are supplied bare-rooted and will be 1.2-1.5m (4-5ft) high on despatch. Trees are available from late November to late April.

 

Don't forget to include tree stakes and ties on your order.  All young fruit trees require staking and for better establishment we strongly advise using Rootgrow when planting (as recommended in RHS planting guidelines).

 


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Apple Collection (3 Trees)
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Apple Collection (3 Trees)SAVE £10. This collection consists of 1 x 'Fiesta', 1 x 'Lord Lambourne' and 1 x 'Bountiful'.Buy Now
Apple Tree 'Adam's Pearmain'
£20.95Apple Tree 'Adam's Pearmain'This old English dessert apple is thought to have originated from Norfolk around 200 years ago. It was one of the most popular varieties in Victorian times and remains a valued garden variety today. The distinctive 'pearmain' shaped fruits are crisp with a rich, aromatic, nutty flavour typical of many russets. An excellent keeper. The tree has good scab resistance so is a good choice for wetter areas. Very attractive blossom.Buy Now
Apple Tree 'Ashmead's Kernel'
£20.95Apple Tree 'Ashmead's Kernel'Regarded by many as one of the finest flavoured dessert apples, this heritage variety originates from Gloucester in the 18th century. It has a strong sweet-sharp flavour reminiscent of acid drops. Resistant to scab and mildew. A wise choice for the north. Very attractive blossom.Buy Now
Apple Tree 'Bardsey'
£22.50Apple Tree 'Bardsey'This is a very special dual-purpose dessert/culinary apple, believed to be the only survivor of an orchard tended by monks on remote Bardsey Island (off the Welsh coast) 1000 years ago. Discovered only recently, the ancient mother tree is miraculously free from disease - a very unusual occurrence in north Wales. The fruits are striped pink and have a distinct scent of lemon. They will cook to a delicate light golden fluff and require no added sugar. Eaten as a dessert apple the fruits are crisp, sweet and juicy.Buy Now
Apple Tree 'Beauty of Bath'
£20.95Apple Tree 'Beauty of Bath'Originating from Somerset c1864 and grown commercially in Victorian times, this early ripening variety remains a popular dessert apple. The red flushed fruits are juicy with a distinctive sharp taste. It is best eaten straight from the tree as the fruits do not store well. Heavy cropping. Very resistant to scab. Suitable for the north and wet regions.Buy Now
Apple Tree 'Blenheim Orange'
£20.95Apple Tree 'Blenheim Orange'An old favourite. This dual purpose dessert/culinary apple was discovered in Oxfordshire in c1740. The large attractive fruits have a distinctive sweet nutty flavour and are excellent with cheese. When cooked the fruits keep their shape. Resistant to mildew. Suitable for the north.Buy Now
Apple Tree 'Bountiful'
£20.95Apple Tree 'Bountiful'This dual purpose dessert/culinary apple is an excellent choice for the garden. When cooked the fruits retain some of their shape and are soft, juicy and sweet. In late winter it can be used as a dessert apple. Heavy cropping and very resistant to mildew.Buy Now
Apple Tree 'Braeburn Hillwell'
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Apple Tree 'Braeburn Hillwell'An improved sport of Braeburn with better flavour and colour and more suited to the British climate. The fruits are crisp and aromatic and have excellent keeping qualities. Heavy cropping but best grown in the south as it needs a long growing season. Produces a compact tree - ideal for small gardens.Buy Now
Apple Tree 'Broadholme Beauty'
£22.50Apple Tree 'Broadholme Beauty'A very special new dual purpose dessert/culinary apple with an extraordinarily thin skin and natural sweetness, requiring no added sugar when cooked. Excellent for baking. Suitable for the north.Buy Now
Apple Tree 'Charles Ross'
£20.95Apple Tree 'Charles Ross'A very attractive dual purpose dessert/culinary apple raised in Berkshire in 1890. The large red-flushed fruits are crisp and juicy with a pleasant, sweet, lightly aromatic flavour. It retains some of its shape when cooked. Heavy cropping. Resistant to scab. Suitable for the north and wet regions.Buy Now
Apple Tree 'Chivers Delight'
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Apple Tree 'Chivers Delight'Raised in Cambridgeshire c1920, this is a lovely dessert apple, producing heavy crops of attractive red flushed fruits. Crisp and juicy with a sweet, well balanced honey flavour. Easy to grow and suitable for growing in colder areas. Stores well.Buy Now
Apple Tree 'Christmas Pippin'
£22.95Apple Tree 'Christmas Pippin'We can confidently say this is the ‘new garden Cox’ but unlike this classic vintage variety, Christmas Pippin is very easy to grow and produces reliable, heavy crops countrywide. The eating quality is exceptional, characterised by a sweet and aromatic flavour, lovely perfume and a very pleasant honey after-taste. The fruits are crisp and juicy with a melt in the mouth texture that makes each bite increasingly more pleasurable.Buy Now
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