Bright Future Apple Trees. Wonderful dessert apple with exceptional disease resistance, bred to celebrate 50 years of Garden Organic.
Malus domestica Bright Future apple trees are a new breed of dessert apple with attractive flushed red - orange skin and dense crisp and juicy flesh. The flavour is rich and aromatic with a lovely sweet acid combination that sweetens the longer it is left on the tree, so it is best picked late in the season for this reason.
It is bred specifically to be highly disease resistant meaning it is a great apple for organic gardeners.
Malus domestica Bright Future will be happiest planted in a sunny sheltered spot away from frost pockets and strong winds. It could look wonderful planted into a small orchard with other pollinators or as a standard specimen into grass. You can browse our full range of apple trees here for a suitable pollination partner.
If space is limited why not try training it against as sunny wall as a cordon or an espalier? It has exceptionally large blossom in spring and is highly attractive to beneficial insects and bees. A very hardy apple that requires minimal input!
Look out for: As a commemoration to celebrate 50 years of Garden Organic this apple has been bred with exceptional resistance to disease, including scab and mildew.
Malus Domestica Bright Future was the last apple to be bred by perhaps Britain's most famous apple breeder Hugh Ermen. Hugh had enjoyed a long and fruitful career - quite literally! – working for the national fruit collections at Brogdale in Kent.
It was however when he retired that the hard work really started! In his semi detached suburban garden he planted hundreds of dwarf apple varieties. He cross pollinated them and sent any seedlings thought to have promising attributes to Frank P. Matthews nursery for further tests. He was responsible for many our best loved varieties, and is renowned for breeding varieties that are tough, resilient and easy to grow.
Our fruit trees are delivered in up to 3 shapes and you can also buy selected apple trees as ready made cordons.
Maiden: This unbranched tree is the smallest starting size. You can train maidens into espaliers and cordons.
Cordon: Bright Future trees are spur bearers, so they are suitable for cordons & espaliers.
Bush: This is a style of freestanding tree with a short trunk of about 60cms. It will grow to about 3 metres tall.
Half-Standard: This is a freestanding style that will grow into a full sized, "normal" apple tree, about 4 metres tall.