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Cordon Dessert 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 & Pear Collection (3 Trees)SAVE £12
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Cordon Apple & Pear Collection (3 Trees)This Mini Orchard Cordon Collection consists of 1 x Cordon Apple 'Christmas Pippin', 1 x Cordon Apple 'Herefordshire Russet' and 1 x Cordon Pear 'Concorde'.Buy Now
Cordon Apple & Pear Collection (3 Trees)SAVE £12
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Cordon Apple & Pear Collection (3 Trees)This Mini Orchard Cordon Collection consists of 1 x Cordon Apple 'Fiesta', 1 x Cordon Apple 'Red Windsor' and 1 x Cordon Pear 'Concorde'.Buy Now
Cordon Apple & Pear Collection (3 Trees)SAVE £12
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Cordon Apple & Pear Collection (3 Trees)This Mini Orchard Cordon Collection consists of 1 x Cordon Apple 'Falstaff', 1 x Cordon Apple 'Red Windsor' and 1 x Cordon Pear 'Concorde'.Buy Now
Cordon Apple Collection (3 Trees)SAVE £12
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Cordon Apple Collection (3 Trees)This Mini Orchard Cordon Collection consists of 1 x Cordon Apple 'Fiesta', 1 x Cordon Apple 'Lord Lambourne' and 1 x Cordon Apple 'Bountiful'.Buy Now
Cordon Apple 'Adam's Pearmain'
£23.95Cordon Apple '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
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 'Beauty of Bath'
£23.95Cordon Apple '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
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'SAVE 10%
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Cordon 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 'Braeburn Hillwell'SAVE 10%
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Cordon Apple '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
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
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