Buying apple trees is a long term investment, so it's important to get the right trees from the start.
This site will explain all the important stuff - it's easy when you know how!
Your available space will determine the size of tree that you can grow. There are 2 groups of options:
Which starting size of Apple Tree should you buy?
We sell our apple trees in 4 starting sizes:
When you buy apple trees from us, we grow them on the most appropriate rootstock for the shape you buy.
If you want to know more, have a look at our Guide to Apple Tree Rootstocks.
All apple trees need a pollination partner, which is another apple tree of a different variety that is in flower at about the same time.
Some apple trees are called self-fertile but, in the case of apples, this can be misleading. Without a pollination partner, self-fertile apple trees will produce fruit, but the crop will be smaller and the apples less tasty.
Cheat's tip to apple pollination: Crabapple trees are excellent pollinators of all other apple trees & one small crabapple will sort out many large apple trees.
For a full guide, have a look at our guide to Apple Tree Pollination.
Apples can be classed as eaters/dessert apples, cookers, juicers or cider apples and many are multipurpose.
Their flavours can be sweet, sharp, buttery or even like bananas, pineapples or lemon drops.
They can be ready to pick from August to November. Some apples improve with storage, while others are best eaten off the tree.
It is up to you to decide what you are after!
Apple trees as a group have a long season, ranging from August to November.
Most apples store well and even improve after a couple of weeks off the tree (as a rule of thumb, early cropping apples do not store well and late cropping apples do).
To help you choose, this table lists all of our eating/dessert apple trees in order of picking dates.
|Beauty of Bath, Irish Peach, Keswick Codlin, Sops in Wine,|
|Bountiful, Bloody Ploughman, Charles Ross, Court of Wick, Ellisons Orange, Fiesta, Lord Lambourne, Peasgoods Nonsuch, Ribston Pippin, Sunset, Scrumptious, Taunton Cross, Worcester Pearmain|
|Adams Pearmain, Ashmeads Kernel, Blenheim Orange, Braeburn, Chivers Delight, Christmas Pearmain, Coxs Orange Pippin, Court Pendu Plat, Crispin, Discovery, Egremont Russet, Falstaff, Falstaff (Red), Greensleeves, Herefordshire Russet, Jonagold, Jupiter, Kidds Orange Red, Laxton Superb, Pitmaston Pineapple, Norfolk Beefing, Red Pixie, Spartan, Tydemans Late Orange, Winter Banana, Winter Gem|
|Dunkerton's Late, Golden Delicious|
Please note that this is just a quick guide: several apple tree varieties have quite long harvesting periods that straddle two or more months.
Where this is the case, we have listed the tree in the month when its first fruit will be ripe.
You can see our range of apple trees for sale here.