Tom Putt Apple Trees - also sometimes called Jeffreys Seedling produce large, rather flattened red, shiny apples with the odd green patch. These are handy apples to have around. Not only are Tom Putt apples superb cookers, with a light flavour and melting-sweet texture, they are also an ideal choice for the sharp element in a blended cider. Finally, they are also easy to juice, making tangy rich flavoured juice. A Tom Putt tree is a real trooper; it is vigorous, begins cropping young and bears large, steady harvests year in, year out on branches that have a spreading habit. Their crowning glory in our book, however, is that they are very resistant to scab, which is probably the biggest problem for people growing apples and pears in warmer, damper areas of Britain. They are named after the Reverend Tom Putt, who was the Rector of Trent about 200 years ago. In a warm year, you might get some fruit at the end of August. They store well and should see you through till Christmas.
Pollination Partners for Tom Putt
Crab apple Trees- are naturally the best pollinators, flowering long and hard enough to supply an orchardwe recommend a breed like Golden Hornet. If you would rather use another apple tree, any fertile variety in Groups B-D of the Apple Tree Pollination table will work.
Tom Putt Rootstocks
We use MM106 rootstocks for all our apple Trees- because they are specifically bred for use in Britain and give you the most control over the shape of your treethey are dwarfing enough for fans, espaliers and cordons, while still allowing you to end up with a healthy 45 metre tree that you can drive a lawnmower underneath.
Delivery: The basic delivery charge for orders of bareroot plants is £9.49 + vat, which increases to £12.55 + vat if you add any pot-grown plants, standard trees or fruit trees to the order. Because couriers sometimes experience delays, we schedule delivery by week, not by day. Therefore, please plan your planting day for the weekend at the end of the delivery week or for the week following delivery, at the earliest. You can choose the delivery week that suits you during checkout and we will email you the day before your plants are due to arrive.
Payment: We do not charge your card until we begin to prepare your order for packing.
Guarantee: If any plants die within a year, we will replace them. We only ask that you follow our planting & growing instructions and sent us clear photographs of the dead plants in situ, so we can help to make sure that the replacement plants succeed. You only pay for the delivery of the replacements.
Please note that our guarantee is void if there is a hosepipe ban in your area: your newly planted hedging must be watered in dry weather while it is establishing. The best way to water is very thoroughly every few days: at least once a week if there is no heavy rain.
Our nursery has been supplying container grown and bareroot hedging plants to gardeners, farmers and town planners since 1949. Our website started in 2003, so we do understand the concerns that you may have about buying hedging plants online. If any of your plants are damaged when they arrive or if you are otherwise not satisfied with your order after you inspect it, please repackage it and contact us. We will give you a refund or send replacements and send a courier to come and collect the unwanted plants.