Your five tree Apple collection will consist of one each of the following (all trees will be labelled):
Cox’s Orange Pippin Apple: needing little introduction, Greenish yellow fruits flushed with orange; deep cream flesh has a deliciously sweet aromatic flavour. Pick in October.
Gala Apple: This crisp, juicy eating fruit with pale yellow skin has a crimson flush and sweet aromatic flavour. Resistant to mildew.
Golden Delicious Apple: A popular sweet eating apple also excellent for cooking. Both mildew and scab resistant.
James Grieve Apple: Deservedly popular dual purpose apple, red flushed pale green fruits. Crisp and juicy with an excellent flavour. Reliable.
Idared Apple: A versatile apple that can be used for cooking or eaten straight from the tree. Large red flushed fruits have crisp and juicy white flesh.
(In exceptional circumstances, should any of the varieties above become out of stock we will substitute with a similar variety of equal or greater value)
All our fruit trees are supplied on variety-appropriate semi dwarfing rootstocks and will grow to approx 3-5 metres, we would recommend planting them 4-6 metres apart.
Fruiting Apple trees are easy to grow in most soils that do not become waterlogged, young trees will establish and develop more quickly if a small circle around the base 50-100cm across is kept completely clear of weeds, ideally with a mulch of bark chippings or similar to conserve moisture. We also recommend adding rootgrow when planting for faster root establishment.