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Cordon (Columnar) Fruit Trees

The modern way to grow fruit trees is to train them as vertical cordons. These space-saving columnar trees are attractive as well as fruitful and are perfect for smaller gardens. They can be spaced as close as 60-90cm (2-3ft) apart and are also ideal planted in containers on a sunny patio or balcony. Cordons should have their ultimate height restricted to 1.8-2.4m (6-8ft) and their fruiting laterals pruned during the summer months in order to retain their compact columnar shape. To ensure rapid establishment, cordon fruit trees are supplied bare-rooted and are approximately 1.2m (4ft) high on despatch.


Pollination

Many of our fruit trees are self-fertile and will pollinate themselves satisfactorily. However, some varieties of apple, pear, plum and cherry are not self-fertile and will require a pollinator from the same species. To ensure adequate pollination choose two varieties from the same species that are in the same flowering group or one group apart.

 

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
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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
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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 '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 '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 '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 '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
Cordon Apple 'Chivers Delight'SAVE 10%
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Cordon 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
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