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Cordon Fruit Trees (Pot Grown)

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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. Cordon fruit trees are approximately 1.2m (4ft) high on despatch. Pot grown cordons are available from May to late August.

 

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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 'Bardsey' (Pot Grown)
£37.50Cordon Apple 'Bardsey' (Pot Grown)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 'Broadholme Beauty' (Pot Grown)
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Cordon Apple 'Charles Ross' (Pot Grown)
£35.50Cordon Apple 'Charles Ross' (Pot Grown)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' (Pot Grown)
£35.50Cordon Apple 'Chivers Delight' (Pot Grown)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 'Egremont Russet' (Pot Grown)
£35.50Cordon Apple 'Egremont Russet' (Pot Grown)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 'Elstar' (Pot Grown)
£35.50Cordon Apple 'Elstar' (Pot Grown)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 'Herefordshire Russet' (Pot Grown)
£37.50Cordon Apple 'Herefordshire Russet' (Pot Grown)An excellent 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 'Howgate Wonder' (Pot Grown)
£35.50Cordon Apple 'Howgate Wonder' (Pot Grown)Raised in 1915, this is the largest of the cooking apples, producing fruits of enormous size. The current record holder for 'the biggest apple in the world', the large red striped fruits keep their shape when cooked and have a light sub-acid flavour. Heavy cropping. Resistant to mildew. Suitable for the north.Buy Now
Cordon Apple 'Isaac Newton's Tree' (Pot Grown)
£37.50Cordon Apple 'Isaac Newton's Tree' (Pot Grown)A rare opportunity to grow a piece of history in your own garden! This is a direct descendent of one of the most historically important trees in Britain, which still stands in Sir Isaac Newton's garden at Woolsthorpe Manor, near Grantham, Lincolnshire. A first rate cooker, the large green fruits flush red in direct sunlight and cook to a delicately flavoured, sweet puree.Buy Now
Cordon Apple 'James Grieve' (Pot Grown)
£35.50Cordon Apple 'James Grieve' (Pot Grown)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' (Pot Grown)
£35.50Cordon Apple 'Jonagold' (Pot Grown)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 'Lord Derby' (Pot Grown)
£35.50Cordon Apple 'Lord Derby' (Pot Grown)This excellent disease resistant cooking apple was raised in 1862. Produces heavy crops of large green fruits which are good for pies as they retain their shape when cooked. Strong, sharp flavour. Resistant to scab, mildew and canker. Suitable for the north and wet regions. Attractive blossom.Buy Now
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