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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 'Golden Delicious'
£23.95Cordon 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
Cordon Apple 'Greensleeves'SAVE 10%
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Cordon Apple 'Greensleeves'This disease resistant dessert apple is easy to grow and will crop heavily from a very early age. The golden fruits have an occasional pink flush and are crisp with a sweet and refreshing flavour. Can be grown successfully throughout the UK. Resistant to scab. Very attractive blossom.Buy Now
Cordon Apple 'Herefordshire Russet'
£25.50Cordon Apple 'Herefordshire Russet'An excellent new dessert apple combining the rich aromatic flavour of Cox with a golden russet skin. Consistently a favourite in taste trials. Heavy cropping. Can be grown successfully throughout the UK.Buy Now
Cordon Apple 'James Grieve'
£23.95Cordon Apple 'James Grieve'A classic dessert apple, raised in Scotland in 1893. The attractive bright red flushed fruits have a crisp yet melting flesh with plenty of juice and excellent flavour. Picked early, the fruits can also be cooked and are delicious stewed. Good resistance to late frosts. Does very well in the north. Resistant to mildew.Buy Now
Cordon Apple 'Jonagold'
£23.95Cordon Apple 'Jonagold'An attractive red flushed dessert apple, grown commercially in the UK. Very heavy cropping. The fruits are large, crisp and juicy with a rich honeyed flavour.Buy Now
Cordon Apple 'Katy'SAVE 10%
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Cordon Apple 'Katy'This very attractive dessert apple was raised from a cross between two of of our favourite British apples - James Grieve and Worcester Pearmain. It produces heavy crops of medium sized bright red fruits with a firm, finely textured flesh. Sweet and very juicy with a refreshing flavour, sometimes characterised with a hint of strawberry. Very popular with children but also an excellent variety for juicing as it produces beautiful pink juice. Easy to grow, very disease resistant and suitable for cooler areas.Buy Now
Cordon Apple 'Kidd's Orange Red'SAVE 10%
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Cordon Apple 'Kidd's Orange Red'Raised in 1924, this is one of the finest flavoured dessert apples, similar to Cox but sweeter in flavour with a more reddish flush. Strongly aromatic with a good balance of sugar and acidity. Produces very attractive blossom.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 'Laxton's Superb'
£23.95Cordon Apple 'Laxton's Superb'Raised in 1897, this remains a popular dessert apple and is often grown where Cox fails to thrive. The fruits are sweet and finely textured. Resistant to mildew and canker. Can be grown successfully in the north.Buy Now
Cordon Apple 'Little Pax'SAVE 10%
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Cordon Apple 'Little Pax'Produces the most stunning orchid-like spring blossom, followed by a bumper harvest of exceptional apples in the late autumn. The fruit is very special. A firm crunchy skin gives way to a smooth juicy flesh. Little Pax is a rich, aromatic dessert apple with a sweet essence similar to honeydew melon and a subtle but lingering champagne-like quality.Buy Now
Cordon Apple 'Lord Lambourne'
£23.95Cordon Apple 'Lord Lambourne'A popular traditional English dessert apple, over 100 years old. Bursting with juice, the brightly coloured fruits are crisp, sweet and aromatic. Can be relied upon to crop both heavily and regularly almost anywhere in the UK. A compact tree, ideal for small gardens.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
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