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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 'Grenadier'
£34.95Stepover Apple 'Grenadier'First recorded in 1862, this is one of the best early cooking apples. Ideal for all sorts of culinary uses, the fruits are tangy and juicy with a superb sharp flavour. They cook to a fluff and are good for baking and purees. The tree is compact, easy to grow and disease resistant making it an ideal choice for the garden. Heavy cropping.Buy Now
Stepover Apple 'James Grieve'
£34.95Stepover 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
Stepover Apple 'Lord Lambourne'
£34.95Stepover 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
Stepover Apple 'Monarch'
£34.95Stepover Apple 'Monarch'Raised in Essex in 1888, this is a really splendid late cooker often found in old gardens and popular during the Second World War as it needs less sugar than Bramley. The fruits are large, very attractive and cook to a fine yellow puree with plenty of juice. The tree has good resistance to scab and is suitable for wet areas. Heavy cropping.Buy Now
Stepover Apple 'Pixie'
£34.95Stepover Apple 'Pixie'This popular dessert apple produces crisp and juicy red flushed fruits. Intensely rich and aromatic with plenty of sugar and balancing acidity. A great favourite at tasting events! Heavy cropping. Resistant to scab and mildew.Buy Now
Stepover Apple 'Sunset'
£34.95Stepover Apple 'Sunset'This popular garden apple is very similar to Cox but is much easier to grow and particularly suitable for areas where Cox cannot be grown successfully. The fruits are crisp, aromatic and intensely flavoured. Heavy cropping. Resistant to scab. Suitable for the north. Very attractive blossom.Buy Now
Stepover Apple 'Worcester Pearmain'
£34.95Stepover Apple 'Worcester Pearmain'This popular garden variety was raised in Worcestershire in 1873. Produces reliable crops of delicious bright red fruits. The firm, juicy flesh is very sweet with an intense strawberry flavour. Resistant to mildew. Can be grown in the north. Very attractive blossom.Buy Now
Stepover Pear 'Concorde'
£34.95Stepover Pear 'Concorde'An excellent pear often grown commercially and suitable for most locations. Raised from a cross between Doyenné du Comice and Conference, it has inherited the best attributes from both its parents. The medium-large pale green fruits have a smooth, juicy flesh with a sweet pleasant flavour. Suitable for dessert and culinary use. Crops heavily and reliably from an early age.Buy Now
Stepover Pear 'Conference'
£34.95Stepover Pear 'Conference'Over 100 years old, this is the best known and most popular pear variety in the UK, suitable for most locations. The long narrow fruits are firm and juicy with a sweet, pleasant flavour. Suitable for dessert and culinary use. Reliable and heavy cropping. Produces a fairly compact tree.Buy Now
Stepover Pear 'Doyenne du Comice'
£34.95Stepover Pear 'Doyenne du Comice'Raised in 1849, this is one of the finest flavoured and most popular dessert pears. Produces large green-yellow fruits, sometimes with a red flush. The flesh is smooth and very juicy with a sweet, delicious flavour. The tree requires a warm location in order to crop well.Buy Now
Stepover Pear 'Louise Bonne of Jersey'
£34.95Stepover Pear 'Louise Bonne of Jersey'Rated very highly for its flavour, this French variety dates back to the early 18th century. The medium sized fruits are pale green-yellow with a deep red flush. The flesh is tinged pink, totally smooth, juicy and very sweet. The blossom has good frost resistance. A reliable cropper, suitable for the north.Buy Now
Stepover Pear 'Williams' Bon Chretien'
£34.95Stepover Pear 'Williams' Bon Chretien'Raised in 1770, this is probably the best known and most widely grown pear in the world, suitable for dessert and culinary use. The medium sized fruits have a pale green/golden skin finish. The flesh is sweet, very smooth and extremely juicy. A reliable and heavy cropper, suitable for colder areas.Buy Now
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