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Stepover Apple & Pear Trees

Stepovers are ideal for planting at the front of ornamental borders and vegetable plots to form a low edging that is both attractive and productive. Cultivated since Victorian times, they are basically one tier espaliers that are low enough to simply ‘step over’ where necessary. Stepovers are supplied in a ‘Y’ shape with two main shoots that can be trained out in opposite directions at about 45-60cm (18-24in) above the ground. On receipt you will need to tie the arms down gradually (in several stages) to a horizontal supporting framework (not supplied). Allow 2.4-3.5m (8-12ft) total spread per tree. Trees are available from late November to late April.

 

Don't forget to include a Gripple Wire Tensioning Kit on your order, the easy way to support stepover fruit trees.  For better establishment we strongly advise using Rootgrow when planting (as recommended in RHS planting guidelines).

 


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Stepover Apple 'Arthur Turner'
£27.50Stepover 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
Stepover Apple 'Bountiful'
£27.50Stepover 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
Stepover Apple 'Braeburn Hillwell'
£27.50Stepover 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
Stepover Apple 'Bramley's Seedling'
£27.50Stepover Apple 'Bramley's Seedling'The UK’s favourite cooking apple. The original tree still exists in a garden near Nottingham where it was grown from a pip in 1809. The large fruits cook to a pale cream puree with strong acidity and flavour. Very attractive bright pink blossom. Stores very well.Buy Now
Stepover Apple 'Cox self-fertile'
£27.50Stepover 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
Stepover Apple 'Discovery'
£27.50Stepover 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
Stepover Apple 'Egremont Russet'
£27.50Stepover 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
Stepover Apple 'Elstar'
£27.50Stepover 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
Stepover Apple 'Falstaff'
£27.50Stepover 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
Stepover Apple 'Fiesta'
£27.50Stepover 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
Stepover Apple 'Gala'
£27.50Stepover 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
Stepover Apple 'Greensleeves'
£27.50Stepover 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. Produces a compact tree, ideal for small gardens. Can be grown successfully throughout the UK. Resistant to scab. Very attractive blossom.Buy Now
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