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Cordon Culinary Apples

One of the best loved fruits, apples are probably the easiest tree fruits to grow and are very popular with gardeners. In the shops we only tend to see a handful of varieties, yet there are literally thousands of known cultivars, each having their own characteristics. We have very carefully selected what we believe to be a diverse range of varieties to suit all tastes and even the most challenging growing conditions - some are recent introductions and some are much loved gems from our heritage.  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. Cordons should be restricted to 1.8-2.4m (6-8ft) in height and can be spaced 60cm (2ft) apart. To ensure rapid establishment, cordon 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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Cordon Apple 'Arthur Turner'
£23.95Cordon Apple 'Arthur Turner'Raised in 1912, this is one of the best early cooking apples and a popular garden variety. Cooks to a well flavoured yellow puree requiring little added sugar. Also delicious baked. Heavy cropping. Resistant to scab. Suitable for the north and wet areas.Buy Now
Cordon Apple 'Bardsey'
£25.50Cordon Apple '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
Cordon Apple 'Bloody Ploughman'
£23.95Cordon Apple 'Bloody Ploughman'First recorded in 1883, there is an interesting story behind the name of this well-known Scottish apple. It originates from the Carse of Gowrie where allegedly a ploughman was shot dead by a gamekeeper for stealing apples from the Megginch Estate. When the ploughman's body was returned to his wife she found some of the stolen apples in his pockets and got rid of them on the rubbish heap. One of the seedlings that subsequently grew produced apples that were blood red in colour and the tree gave rise to the cultivar that was named after the unfortunate ploughman. The fruits are crisp and juicy and when fully ripe can darken to an almost purple colour. The flesh is often stained red which makes it a good variety for juicing and it can also be used to produce cider. It is often considered a dessert apple in Scotland, but the flavour is not particularly sweet and in England it tends to be regarded as a cooker. It makes lovely apple sauce and beautiful pink pies and crumbles. The tree is disease resistant and hardy, performing well in colder areas of the UK.Buy Now
Cordon Apple 'Bountiful'
£23.95Cordon Apple '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
Cordon Apple 'Broadholme Beauty'
£25.50Cordon Apple '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
Cordon Apple 'Charles Ross'
£23.95Cordon Apple '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
Cordon Apple 'Grenadier'
£23.95Cordon Apple 'Grenadier'First recorded in 1862, this is one of the best early cooking apples. Ideal for all sorts of culinary uses, the fruits are tangy and juicy with a superb sharp flavour. They cook to a fluff and are good for baking and purees. The tree is compact, easy to grow and disease resistant making it an ideal choice for the garden. Heavy cropping.Buy Now
Cordon Apple 'Howgate Wonder'
£23.95Cordon Apple 'Howgate Wonder'Raised in 1915, this is the largest of the cooking apples, producing fruits of enormous size. The current record holder for 'the biggest apple in the world', the large red striped fruits keep their shape when cooked and have a light sub-acid flavour. Heavy cropping. Resistant to mildew. Suitable for the north.Buy Now
Cordon Apple 'Isaac Newton's Tree'
£25.95Cordon Apple 'Isaac Newton's Tree'A rare opportunity to grow a piece of history in your own garden! This is a direct descendent of one of the most historically important trees in Britain, which still stands in Sir Isaac Newton's garden at Woolsthorpe Manor, near Grantham, Lincolnshire. A first rate cooker, the large green fruits flush red in direct sunlight and cook to a delicately flavoured, sweet puree.Buy Now
Cordon Apple 'King of the Pippins'
£24.95Cordon Apple 'King of the Pippins'An extremely versatile apple that can be eaten fresh, cooked, or used for making cider. The history of this variety is somewhat confused but it is thought to have originated from France in the 18th century. Eaten fresh the fruits are crisp and juicy with a very rich, sweet-sharp flavour. When cooked, the fruits keep their shape and are well suited to the French dessert 'Tarte Tatin'. The tree is highly productive, easy to grow and disease resistant.Buy Now
Cordon Apple 'Lord Derby'
£23.95Cordon Apple 'Lord Derby'This excellent disease resistant cooking apple was raised in 1862. Produces heavy crops of large green fruits which are good for pies as they retain their shape when cooked. Strong, sharp flavour. Resistant to scab, mildew and canker. Suitable for the north and wet regions. Attractive blossom.Buy Now
Cordon Apple 'Monarch'
£23.95Cordon Apple 'Monarch'Raised in Essex in 1888, this is a really splendid late cooker often found in old gardens and popular during the Second World War as it needs less sugar than Bramley. The fruits are large, very attractive and cook to a fine yellow puree with plenty of juice. The tree has good resistance to scab and is suitable for wet areas. Heavy cropping.Buy Now
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