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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 '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
Cordon Apple 'Orleans Reinette'
£24.95Cordon Apple 'Orleans Reinette'This classic dual purpose dessert/culinary apple is the French equivalent of our Cox's Orange Pippin, thought to have originated from France in the late 18th century. The golden russet fruits are flushed red and have a wonderful, complex, orangey, nutty flavour. Particularly delicious in salads and for accompanying vintage port at Christmas time but also very useful as a cooking apple. In French cuisine it is used in the famous upside down apple tarte 'Tarte Tatin'. The tree is vigorous and has good scab resistance.Buy Now
Cordon Apple 'Reverend W. Wilks'
£23.95Cordon Apple 'Reverend W. Wilks'One of the best early cooking apples, raised in Buckinghamshire and first recorded in 1904. The fruits are extremely large and have a delicate aromatic flavour. Cooks to a sweet pale yellow puree, requiring very little sugar. Excellent for baking. Easy to grow, the tree is compact and heavy cropping. It has good disease resistance and is a wise choice for wet areas.Buy Now
Cordon Apple 'Tickled Pink'
£26.50Cordon Apple 'Tickled Pink'This new variety is one of the best red fleshed apples currently available. Picked and eaten from the tree in October, the fruits are crisp in texture and have a mildly aromatic flavour with a good balance of sweetness and acidity. Also ideal for cooking picked earlier in the season. The slices keep their shape when cooked and have an attractive pink colouring. The juice is also pink. The tree is particularly ornamental in the spring with large crimson-pink flowers and attractive purple foliage. Suitable for growing countrywide.Buy Now
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