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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 'Chivers Delight'
£24.50Cordon Apple '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
Cordon Apple 'Christmas Pippin'
£26.50Cordon Apple '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
Cordon Apple 'Cox self-fertile'SAVE 10%
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Cordon Apple 'Cox self-fertile'The classic English dessert apple. This is a self-fertile sport of Cox’s Orange Pippin - almost exactly the same but self-fertile. Sweet with a rich, intense, aromatic flavour. Unsuitable for the north or wet areas.Buy Now
Cordon Apple 'Discovery'SAVE 10%
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Cordon Apple 'Discovery'The most widely grown early dessert apple in the UK, raised in Essex c1949. Bright scarlet fruits. Crisp and juicy with a distinctive flavour. Stores very well for an early variety. Resistant to scab and mildew. Can be grown throughout the UK.Buy Now
Cordon Apple 'Eden'
£27.95Cordon Apple 'Eden'This new dual-purpose dessert/culinary apple has a unique characteristic - the flesh does not brown when the apple is cut, making it ideal for use in salads and for juicing. The fruits are crisp, juicy, sweet and aromatic. When cooked, it produces a snow-white puree requiring no added sugar.Buy Now
Cordon Apple 'Egremont Russet'SAVE 10%
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Cordon Apple 'Egremont Russet'The most popular russet apple, raised in England 1872. Very distinctive nutty flavour. Resistant to scab, mildew and canker. Can be grown successfully throughout the UK.Buy Now
Cordon Apple 'Ellison's Orange'
£24.50Cordon Apple 'Ellison's Orange'This wonderful dessert apple is over 100 years old. It is an excellent alternative to Cox as it is much easier to grow and is particularly recommended for the north where it is a popular garden variety. Crisp red-flushed fruits. Intensely rich and aromatic with a hint of aniseed. Highly resistant to scab and mildew. Very attractive blossom.Buy Now
Cordon Apple 'Elstar'
£24.50Cordon Apple 'Elstar'An attractive red flushed dessert apple with an intense honeyed flavour and crisp juicy flesh. Keeps its flavour and much of its crispness in storage. The tree is compact and heavy cropping.Buy Now
Cordon Apple 'Falstaff'
£24.50Cordon Apple 'Falstaff'A very heavy cropping dessert apple producing red striped fruits. Crisp and juicy with a refreshing fruity flavour. Easy to grow and ideal as a garden variety. Produces a compact tree. Good resistance to late frosts.Buy Now
Cordon Apple 'Fiesta'
£24.50Cordon Apple 'Fiesta'A crisp, juicy red flushed dessert apple with a rich, aromatic Cox-like flavour. A very popular garden variety, less prone to disease than Cox and suitable for the north. Heavy cropping. Stores very well.Buy Now
Cordon Apple 'Gala'SAVE 10%
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Cordon Apple 'Gala'A very popular dessert apple producing heavy crops of bright red flushed fruits. Crisp and juicy with a sweet perfumed flavour reminiscent of pear drops. The blossom has good resistance to late frosts. Resistant to mildew. Very attractive blossom.Buy Now
Cordon Apple 'Golden Delicious'
£24.50Cordon Apple 'Golden Delicious'This well known dessert apple is a good garden variety for warmer parts of the UK. When left to ripen on the tree to a golden-green colour, the fruits are crisp, juicy and exceptionally sweet with a rich perfume. The flavour is markedly superior to imported fruits (often picked whilst still green, and then stored for months before sale). Resistant to scab and mildew. Very attractive blossom.Buy Now
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